Saturday, August 13, 2016

Hip hop recording artist, Jesse Garba Abaga, popularly known as Jesse Jagz, has not minced words during an interview with TheCable.
The Choc City act said there is no other music act in the country that makes better music than he and his brother M.I Abaga. “Me and M.I combined, there’s no bloody musician, I don’t care who your father is, that can be better combined and artistically” further adding that they are the most proliphic acts there is now in Nigeria.
When asked about his opinion on their style of music, the singer said; “How we rap is very different. M.I is very witty on a different level. You want to hear somebody rhyme with eight rhyme patterns, that’s why I’m here. Jagz is the person.” He does not give himself all the accolades but reserves some for a couple of raving artist at the moment.
The likes of Ice Prince, Brymo and Falz Dah Bhad Guy. Speaking particularly about Falz, He said; “Above the jokes Ive listened to some of his tracks and I think there’s a further idea or concept beyond the joke.”
chimamanda adichie

On Monday of Last Week” is a short story from Adichie’s book The Thing Around Your Neck and will be directed by Ghanaian-American producer and filmmaker, Akosua Adoma Owusu.
Akosua obtained the film adaptation rights to Chimamanda Adichie’s book which will be produced under her production house, Obibini Pictures. 
Nigerian actress Chinasa Ogbuagu, from Sojourners will play the lead character of Kamara.
Kamara is a babysitter to a middle-school-aged son of a wealthy American couple whose parents are extremely busy. With an artist mum and an over-protective dad.
The storyline is plotted in feminism, immigration, and family.
On why she chose the story, Owusu shared:
I was inspired to adapt Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s short story On Monday of Last Week after living in Ghana for two years promoting Kwaku Ananse, a coming of age film adaptation of popular mythology from Africa and the African diaspora.
This film was my first attempt at making a fiction narrative short. Traveling to festivals and museum institutions around the world, I was compelled to return to the States and create a new work by adapting literature from contemporary African writers.
The themes of race, liberalism and sexuality in Adichie’s short story On Monday of Last Week resonated with my films on the “triple consciousness” of the African immigrant as I transition between experimental cinema, fine art and African tradition to complicate the nature of identity.
On Monday of Last Week is very much in line with themes I’ve explored in previous works, specifically conventional beauty and identity, including my award-winning short Me Broni Ba (2009) and my forthcoming feature Black Sunshine.

wizkid tim westwood
Tim Westwood, is undoubtedly one of the most important disc jockeys and radio personalities in the UK and he’s talking about African music influencing UK rap artists, his perception of Wizkid as a G.O.A.T and the three artists who left a lasting impression on him.
For the last three decades, Westwood’s praises have been sung from the “superstars of the late 1980s to the titans of the 1990s, and the upstarts of the aughts.”
As a matter of rap-fact, you aren’t a rap sensation or any sensation if you haven’t been on Tim Westwood’s show.
That’s why Snoop Dogg said, “You can’t come to the Kingdom and not see the prince,” referencing Westwood’s reign as the prince of hip-hop DJing.
Tim Westwood calls Wizkid his G.O.A.T
In a powwow with XXL magazine, the iconic DJ who have anchored the No. 1 urban show on BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra for nearly 20 years said, “In the U.K., the rise of Afrobeats, which is African music from Nigeria, from Ghana and from the U.K. and that’s really powerful and that’s also influencing a lot of U.K. rap artist’s style that’s a super powerful thing out here.”
“Obviously Drake cosigned Wizkid, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg, but Wizkid is certainly one of the greatest artists I’ve ever seen.” Tim confessed. Wizkid is a legend to Tim Westwood
Tim Westwood calls Wizzy one of his greatest of all time, that’s a plus for the Nigerian sensation.
On the three enigmas who left a mark on his heart throughout his career, he said, “I would definitely say Biggie because that was such a defining moment in hip-hop. Tupac because of what he meant. Tupac resonates beyond belief. And then I would think if there was a third, I would say Drake because of what Drake is doing. Drake is changing hip-hop and making it so big.”

Friday, May 13, 2016

Birth Name:                   Christabel Onome Otobo

Born:                              May 11th

Occupation:                   On Air personality (O.A.P), author, an Entrepreneur

Previous Station:           AIT/Raypower, Benin City, Edo State. 2013-2015
                                        Raze FM Warri, Delta State.      

Current Station:           Rize Fm, Delta State

Christabel Onome Otobo, Popularly known as Cryxtal, (born May 11), hails from, Isoko South Local Government Area of Delta State. Cryxtal grew up in Effurun, Delta State, where she was born and breed up, until she moved to Benin City. In the year 2007, she gained admission into the University Of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria.

Early Life: Christabel Onome Otobo, grew up with her parents in Effurun, Delta State. where She attended Auntie Rose Secondary School, Warri, Delta State. before gaining admission into the University Of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria in the year 2007, to study Plant Biology and Biotechnology, and Graduated in 2011 with honours.

  • Celebrity Orange Magazine (In Collaboration with Luchious faces and modelling agency)
  • Best Vj of the year 2013
  • Most promising model of the year

Career: While in school (University Of Benin), Cryxtal, was into media (V.j and red carpet). In her 300 level, started with anchoring Uniben Carol, 2010 and then Nuga Games 2011. In the year 2013, she latter came across a staff of AIT, Aghatise Ryan a.k.a A-teez, they had a conversation and A-teez knew she's got what it takes to be an OAP. He gave her a recommendation to come over to Raypower Station in Benin City she worked there for two years (2013-2015), before moving to Rize Fm Delta State, were she worked for some time before moving back to be Benin. She currently work at KU FM Benin, as a newscaster and on-air personality (OAP). She co host the KU FM daily breakfast show.

Cryxtal is not just an On Air Personality (OAP), she is also author. she published a novel Titled "La Greffe", which was published March 2014, shes currently working on adopting the book into movie. Cryxtal is also into business consultant for companies, individuals and organizations. She works with to help promote upcoming artistes in Nigeria.

She has so far interviewed some of Nigerian's  finest celebrities both South-south based artiste and Beyond.

In an interview with Beausteven's Blog, she stated some of her mentors, which are: Kelly Osbourne, Joan Rivers, Giuliana Rancic, Khloé Kardashian, Melissa Rivers, Uche Nogo, Hollwood J and Kenny Ogungbe.

Most importantly, Cryxtal have a lovely voice too, you really need to hear her sing.. (laugh).

Saturday, August 29, 2015

oritse femi
Double Wahala singer, Oritsefemi has revealed that he is about to drop a new single which features YBNL’s Lil Kesh. The MSN boss shared the piece of information with followers on Instagram which has started eliciting reactions from his fans.
 oritsefemiofficial Watch out 4 dis masterpiece collaboration with my home boy #LilKesh ….coming up next …keep it locked.
The 2014 Best Street-Hop act has in the past featured top Nigerian acts on his songs including the late DagrinD’banjDavido and many others.
Nigeria Police has appointed its first Female Police Public Relations Officer ,PPRO. She is Ag. ACP Olabisi Kolawole. Her appointment was ratified by the Inspector General of Police Solomon Arase today August 28th. Congrats to her.
How romantic! This happened last night at TerraKulture in VI. A man pleaded with the director of a play to give him some minutes to bring his woman on stage and propose to her. So they stopped the play and the very romantic dude asked his girl to join him on stage where he asked her to be his wife. She said yes of course and the audience cheered. How nice. Congrats to the couple. See more exclusive photos after the cut...

Credit: linda ikeji

What do you do when you're worth over $8billion? You spend $450million on a luxury super yacht. Russian businessman Andrey Melnichenko has built the world's largest sailing yacht -which boasts of eight decks, a glass observation area, measures a roomy 468 feet and weighs 14,224 tons. The ship will have a crew of around 54 people, the masts are very tall, and its sails are bigger than a football field when all are flying. It will be the largest privately owned sailing yacht in the world. 

The founder of MDM Bank (pictured above with his supermodel wife) who ranked 97th in the Forbes World's billionaires list, hired master ship designer Philippe Starck, whose credentials include Steve Jobs' famous yacht and Mr Melnichenko's first opulent vessel.

The yacht, which Mr Melnichenko is thought to have named 'A' to ensure it is listed first in shipping registers, is due to begin its first sea trials later this year. Initially it will be tested with one mast before the others are fixed in place.  

With an 26ft (8 metres) keel and width of around 81 feet (24.88 metres), Sailing Yacht A had to be built in one of the largest shipyards in the world in Nobiskrug in Germany.

Source: Mail Online
Daughter of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, Dr Fatima Atiku, has been sworn in as the new Commissioner of Health in Adamawa state. Fatima who was sworn in alongside 21 other commissioners today August 28th, told newsmen that as a way of contributing to the health sector in the state, she will be donating her salary and allowances while serving as a commissioner

“I am very grateful to the governor for appointing me to head the Health Ministry. The ministry is the most challenging because of the insurgency problem that had caused some damage to the health system in the state. For this reason, I shall be donating my salary and allowances for use in enhancing the delivery of healthcare service in the state,’’she said

Nicki Minaj's fans have had enough of her wax booty getting violated by patrons at Madame Tussauds.
Nicki retweeted a fan's tweet to the museum of a photo of a man with his face in all up in wax Nicki's rear end, with the fan saying, "Srsly they need to stop."
The museum responded to the fan by saying a barrier had been added to prevent photos like the one the fan spotted.
Madame Tussaud then later released a statement saying,

"We have been made aware of the inappropriate photograph that was taken at Madame Tussauds Las Vegas, involving Nicki Minaj's new wax figure," adding, "It is unfortunate that this visitor decided to behave so inappropriately and we apologize for any offense this has caused." 
"We are taking immediate steps to ensure more staff are present in this area and that the set around this particular figure is redesigned so that a picture like this cannot be taken again."
Minaj tweeted thanks to the fans saying, "I don't think u understand how I'm laughing right now. Like rlly Hittin ppl up, getting answers and s--t like wtf" adding, "Like I'm off in my own lil world n yall on here gettin results like how r u so cute?"
Dbanj the handsome and rich Koko master revealed to Saturday Beats why he is still single despite been linked to several beauties.

He said:
“While growing up, there were some goals I set for myself and at 35; I have accomplished most of them. Sadly, I have not accomplished the primary goals. The main one is marriage. 
By now, I thought I would have been married. I had always thought I would have a child before the age of 30. That fantasy did not become a reality because I wanted to strengthen my brand. I wanted to be sure that I was on the right path career-wise because as a kid, you need to crawl before you can walk and eventually run. I wanted to be sure I surpass all boundaries and reach a certain stage where I can easily balance my work and family. That is the main reason why I am not married.”
He however said that he is proud of his other achievements as they have surpassed his widest imaginations.
He said:
“Apart from marriage, one other thing I desire to have is the Grammy but that is already in the pipeline and it would be acquired soon. I didn’t know I would meet Kanye West while I was dreaming big as a child. But I dreamt that I would go places and people would hear my song all over the world. I also dreamt that Caucasians would dance to my music. I dreamt I would top music charts across the world and all that has happened. I have dreamt of performing in front of thousands of people on a global stage and I have achieved that. For all these I am grateful to God,”

The APC is now being haunted by the saying, “When you point one finger, there are three fingers pointing back at you.”
If it knew, it wouldn’t have accused Goodluck Jonathan of running a very corrupt government. Most times, we forget to listen to the voice of reason that says, “Look in the mirror, brother. You might just be talking about yourself.”
It is now clear that the APC focused on the speck in Jonathan’s eye and ignored the log in their own eyes.” Who would have thought that just few weeks into a new regime in Lagos State, Fashola would be engulfed with the following accusations – Drilling of just two bore holes with N139m, remodelling and equipping of the official residence of the state’s Chief Judge at N510m, reconstructing of a car park with N640m, spending N300m to relocate cables, N175m to replace the railings of a pedestrian bridge, N220m on the facility management of the Lagos State University College of Medicine, N619m on surface repair of a road, N1.2bn on the construction of an unidentified multi-storey building, N1.6bn on the construction of a 48-bedroom hotel.

These things don’t seem like what a person as intelligent as the former governor would do; especially for those of us who regard him as one of the very few bright spots of our democracy. In fact, I am still of the belief that in the annals of corrupt governors in Nigeria, his place remains to be seen. But the question here is, can the Lagos State government come out with such weighty accusations without having evidence to back them up?
It was in the papers that “some in the former governor’s circle” are worried he might face charges. If that happens and if he is found guilty and if it results in conviction and if he ends up in prison-yes, four ifs-then considering his achievements in Lagos State, all other former governors from other states (especially the eastern states) should have long since been in jail awaiting his company. But yet again, does any governor go to jail in Nigeria?
Over drinks at a bar around Omole Estate, Ikeja last Monday, a friend who works in one of the ministries at Alausa laughed as he finished off his beer.
“Everything’s messed up, and nobody goes to jail,” he said. “Etcetera, that’s your whole article right there. Hell, you don’t even have to write anything more. Just write that.”
I put down my phone. “Just that?”
“That’s right,” he said, signalling to the waitress for the cheque. “Everything’s messed up, and nobody goes to jail. You can end the piece right there.”
Sounds funny but sincerely, “Nobody goes to jail” should be the mantra of our democracy, one that has seen virtually almost every public office holder embroiled in obscene criminal scandals — and nobody went to jail. Nobody, that is, except Alamieyeseigha, and that was probably because of the attention he brought on the nation as a result of his dress sense from the UK. And the Federal Government has apologised for the mistake by granting him full pardon.
If Fashola is found guilty of these allegations, he should face the music. That’s the way the system is supposed to work. But a veritable mountain of evidence indicates that when it comes to government officials, the justice system not only buckles at punishing criminals, it has actually evolved into a highly effective mechanism for protecting them.

This institutional reality has absolutely nothing to do with politics or ideology — it takes place no matter who’s in office or which party is in power.

To understand how the machinery functions, you have to look back, at least, at Obasanjo’s time in Aso Rock, as case after case of financial malfeasance was pursued too slowly or not at all. Indeed, the shocking pattern of no enforcement with regard to corrupt public officials is so deeply ingrained in our democracy that it raises a profound and difficult question about the very nature of our society: whether we have created a class of people whose misdeeds are no longer perceived as crimes, almost no matter what those misdeeds are.

The Justice Department has evolved into a bizarre species of social surgeon serving this untouchable class.

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