Why I disappeared from music scene — Awilo Longomba

He ruled the airwaves in the
late 80s with his songs
which cut across cultural
boundaries. But suddenly,
he disappeared into thin
air, leaving millions of his
fans yearning for more of
his stimulating music.

Awilo Longomba, the Congolese superstar who won
the hearts of millions of music lovers across the
world, especially in Nigeria with his monotonous but
infectious songs and sexy dance steps has resurfaced
again. He disappeared from the music scene after
releasing his hit album, and since then, nothing much
has been heard of him.

Icon mag apologizes to 2face over pregnancy story after he sued for N100m

Weeks after 2face Idibia slammed a N100million lawsuit against soft-sell magazine, Icon Weekly, after they published a story claiming he had cheated on his wife and impregnated a banker, (read here) the magazine has apologized to the singer and have withdrawn their story, accepting that it was a false publication.

With this, the suit will most likely be struck out as 2face is said to have accepted the apology. Read the apology after the cut...

Graphic: Heartbreaking pics from the war between Israel & Palestine

The war between Israel and Palestine has entered Day 28 and what's happening there is sickening. Over half a million people in Gaza city have been rendered homeless with 270,000 crammed into 90 crowded UN shelters, some of which have had no running water and electricity. At least 1,700 Palestinians have been killed while 69 Israelis have been killed. Shelters full of children in Gaza have been bombed, medical supplies have run out, many hospitals damaged and medics are unable to go to work. Many UN facilities sheltering displayed Palestinians, especially women and children have been hit, killing so many little children in the city.

The conflict between Israel and Palestine has been going on for decades but this particular one started on July 17th after Gaza attacked Israel with rockets following failed peace negotiations. Israel replied with both air and ground invasion of Gaza City....and the world is just watching.

Above is a new born baby - with hospital tags still attached - wounded by shrapnel. The baby who already lost his mother, died two days after this photo was taken...

Powerful Earthquake Kills 367 in Southern China

BEIJING (TheBlaze/AP) — A magnitude-6.1 earthquake in
southern China’s Yunnan province toppled thousands of
homes on Sunday, killing at least 367 people and injuring
more than 1,800.

Residents look for survivors in the rubble of a collapsed
house after a 6.1-magnitude earthquake hit the area in
Ludian county in Zhaotong, southwest China’s Yunnan
province on August 3, 2014. (Image source: AFP/Getty

About 12,000 homes collapsed in Ludian, a densely
populated county located around 277 miles northeast of
Yunnan’s capital, Kunming, China’s official Xinhua News
Agency reported.

The quake struck at 4:30 p.m. at a depth of 6 miles,
according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Its epicenter was
in Longtoushan township, 14 miles southwest of the city of
Zhaotong, the Ludian county seat.

Rescuers carry an injuried child on a stretcher after a 6.1
magnitude earthquake hit the area in Ludian county in
Zhaotong, southwest China’s Yunnan province on August
3, 2014. (Image source: AFP/Getty Images)
Ma Liya, a resident of Zhaotong, told Xinhua that the streets
there were like a “battlefield after bombardment.” She
added that her neighbor’s house, a new two-story building,
had toppled, and said the quake was far worse than one that
struck the area in 2012 and killed 81 people.

“The aftermath is much, much worse than what happened
after the quake two years ago,” Ma said. “I have never felt
such strong tremors before. What I can see are all ruins.”
Xinhua said at least 367 people were killed in the quake,
with 1,881 injured.

News reports said rescuers were still trying to reach victims
in more remote towns Sunday night.

A man grieves as he holds the body of a child after a 6.1
magnitude earthquake hit the area in Ludian county in
Zhaotong, southwest China’s Yunnan province on August
3, 2014. (Image source: AFP/Getty Images)
Photos on Weibo, China’s Twitter-like social media site,
showed rescuers searching through flattened buildings and
people injured amid toppled bricks.

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon offered “his
condolences to the Chinese Government and the families of
those killed,” according to a statement from his office. The
statement said the U.N. is ready to “lend its assistance to
efforts to respond to humanitarian needs” and “to mobilize
any international support needed.”

Many of the homes that collapsed in Ludian, which has a
population of about 429,000, were old and made of brick,
Xinhua said, adding that electricity and telecommunications
were cut off in the county.
The mountainous region where the quake occurred is
largely agricultural, with farming and mining the top
industries, and is prone to earthquakes.

Broken tiles sit scattered on the ground after a 6.1
magnitude earthquake hit the area in Ludian county in
Zhaotong, southwest China’s Yunnan province on August
3, 2014. (Image source: AFP/Getty Images)
Relief efforts were underway, with more than 2,500 troops
dispatched to the disaster region, Xinhua said. The Red
Cross Society of China allocated quilts, jackets and tents
for those made homeless by the quake, while Red Cross
branches in Hong Kong, Macau and neighboring Sichuan
province also sent relief supplies.
Raw surveillance video reportedly showing the moment the
quake hit:

Chinese state broadcaster CCTV said the quake was the
strongest to hit Yunnan in 14 years.
In 1970, a magnitude-7.7 earthquake in Yunnan killed at
least 15,000 people, and a magnitude-7.1 quake in the
province killed more than 1,400 in 1974. In September
2012, 81 people died and 821 were injured in a series of
quakes in the Yunnan region.

In May 2008, a powerful quake in Sichuan province left
nearly 90,000 people dead or missing.

Nigerian prostitute, Patoo Abraham, leads protest for sex workers' rights in Lagos

Pictured above is a proud Nigerian prostitute named Patoo Abraham who led a protest for sex workers' rights in Lagos recently. Found the report on Al Jazeera. Read and be amazed...:-)
Patoo Abraham has become famous for fighting for the rights of prostitutes, but what she - and those she is trying to help - do to make a living is illegal and frowned upon by many in the country.  
Abraham is not only proud of her profession but is also campaigning to ensure that prostitution is legalised and that sex workers are respected in Africa's most populous country. 
The 48-year-old has led a couple of protests in Lagos, Nigeria's commercial capital, demanding the rights of prostitutes in a country where sex vendors suffer physical harm at the hands of their punters.

Beyonce and Jay Z attend his mum's restaurant opening

While the media is telling fans of the power couple to expect a divorce announcement anytime soon, Jay Z and Beyonce secretly attended a private event over the weekend ... and according to TMZ who obtained the pics, it's significant because it's the most authentic evidence so far that they're still very much a couple because it was a private gathering with no paparazzi around so they weren't trying to play the happy couple.

Beyonce and Jay Z attended the opening of Jay's mom, Gloria Carter's new restaurant, Diamondz N Da Ruff in Newark. They reportedly showed up at 7pm for the ribbon cutting and champagne toast and stayed 15 minutes. TMZ reports that Beyonce and Gloria hugged and laughed.

Nigerian doctor who treated Liberian man tests positive to Ebola virus

One of the Nigerian doctors who treated Liberian Patrick Sawyer (pictured right) who died last week in Lagos of Ebola virus, has tested positive to the virus.

The Minister of Health, Onyebuchi Chukwu, revealed this today Monday August 4th and also said that eight people who had first degree contact with the Liberian have been quarantined and are under strict observation.

Now after attending to Sawyer, this doctor, unaware that he'd exposed himself to Ebola, would have gone home to give his wife a kiss and hugged his daughter/son. God help us. More details later...

Beyonce's mum reportedly spent $300k on plastic surgery, see any difference?

The pic on the left is Mama Tina after a few plastic surgeries; the pics centre and right is what the 60 year old mother of two looks like right not. The pics were taken recently

According to reports, she's spent over $300k on plastic surgeries. She reportedly had a full face-lift, tummy tuck, breast implants, liposuction, and fat transfer. That's a gorgeous 60 year old.

Comedian Dan D’Humorous contesting for Rivers State House of Assembly

Comedian Dan D'Humorous has announced his intentions to contest for the Rivers State House of Assembly come 2015. He shared his poster on his instagram page and said he's contesting under Ikwerre Constituency. A lot of entertainers seem to be going into politics these days...ogini na fio?

My friend had sex with a man right in front of me

From a female
Something happened this past Friday that shocked me beyond belief. My friend and I went to a party and it dragged into the night. Instead of going home, we decided to lodge at a nearby hotel which was paid for by a guy we met at the party. Around 2.30am or so, my friend's phone rang and she left the room only to return later with the man I'd seen earlier at the party. He chatted with us for about 30 minutes but I got so tired and dozed off - only to be woken about 30 minutes later by sex moans. At first I didn't know where I was, then I remembered and turned to see where all the noise was coming from. And I couldn't believe it. My friend was having sex with the guy just a few meters from where I was. I was sleeping on the only bed in the room and they were having sex on the couch, as if they were the only ones in the room. I couldn't believe it. I laid there pretending to be asleep until they finished. The guy thereafter left. I haven't spoken to my friend since this happened. I am so ashamed of her and I can't believe she would humiliate herself and me like this. How can I bring this up with her? Should I continue being friends with her?

How cute. Kanu Nwankwo's wife and daughter rock identical outfit

How cute is this pic? Footballer Kanu Nwankwo's wife of 10 years shared this pic of herself and her daughter wearing identical outfits as they hang out in their garden. Amarachi and Kanu also have two sons.

Can any woman really have sex 5 times a day? Really?

No matter how idle you are, can you have sex 4/5 times a day? Singer Maheeda says she can..and she does...sometimes.
"It’s like food, it’s like shower. I’m trying to say it’s natural, it comes naturally. Your body would request for it. Sometimes my body would request for it like 4 times a day, maybe 5, maybe once but anytime sha, we go do am well" Maheeda told Vanguard over the weekend.
If you have orgasm five times a day won't you have convulsion? #straightface!

Hand of God' pictured emerging from the clouds by photographer in UK

38 year old British photographer David Christie said he captured the stunning moment a gigantic 'hand' appeared through the clouds above his home...and he thinks the fist-like wind funnel is the 'Hand of God'.
 "I love weather photography and I've taken a few pictures of small wind funnels in the past. But this was something else. It looked as through there was a huge hand piercing through the clouds - it was phenomenal. It really did seem like the hand of God. My wife and I are both photographers and we've never seen anything like this. This was a very surreal experience." He told reporters

My husband is already cheating 3 weeks after our wedding

"I can't talk to anyone. I'm still in shock. I woke up to use the bathroom and my husband's phone was buzzing about 11pm. He was fast asleep as I picked his phone and saw nude pictures of a girl named Tolu who lives in Akure. Apparently he has been begging her to send pictures saying how much he misses her and calling her same pet names he calls me. I feel like I want a divorce already. I don't think I can ever let him touch me again. How do I handle or get past this? Does any one have a cheating husband? Does this get worse? I'm loosing my mind, please advise...

: Wiz Khalifa Ft. Rick Ross, School Boy Q & Nas – We Dem Boyz (Remix)

Based on popular demand and the popularity of the Joint. we unveil “Wiz Khalifa” as he finally releases the official remix of his smash single “We Dem Boyz” featuring “Rick Ross”, “Schoolboy Q” & “Nas”.

Listen And Enjoy…


Photos: Ex-Falcon footballer Chichi Igbo featured in V magazine

Former Nigerian Super Falcons star, Chichi Igbo (pictured left), is featured alongside other female athletes in a new issue of V Magazine which has actress Scarlett Johansson on the cover. You've read about Chichi here. The athletes showed off their physique and unique style. See more pics after the cut..

Beyonce Ft. Lil Kim – Flawless (Remix) Nicki Minaj Diss

Here she goes again….“Lil Kim” wastes no time hopping on “Beyonce” and “Nicki Minaj’s” Flawless remix, and throwing a verse on the end.

Shots at Nicki Minaj on this one…LOL

Listen And Enjoy…


Usher new single 'Good Kisser'

Usher new single 'Good Kisser'
Usher in "Good Kisser" music video(Photo : YouTube)

Usher's last album, 2012's Looking 4 Myself, found the music industry veteran mixing his signature brand of R&B with electronic house music, EDM and a more generalized version of pop. While the album received generally favorable reviews from critics, fans largely rejected the album and it sold a mere 128,000 copies in its first week. Today (May 5), Usher released the first new single from his upcoming eighth studio album "Good Kisser," and possibly in a response to the so-so performance of his last record, he's returning to some good ol' R&B roots.
Usher first teased "Good Kisser" last week with a dance-filled music video that featured a stripped down thumping beat and a whispered refrain of "good kisser." That same bit of music opens up the new single, but after roughly 40 seconds, that beat drops and a far more retro, throwback R&B melody kicks in.

Forbes' List of Highest Earning Hollywood Actresses of 2014

Forbes yesterday released its list of the highest-earning actresses between June 2013 and June 2014 and Sandra Bullock topped the list with an estimated $51 million in earnings. See the top 10 below..

1. Sandra Bullock - $51million - mostly from her movie, Gravity
2. Jennifer Lawrence - $34million - mostly from her franchise movie, Hunger Games
3. Jennifer Aniston - $31million - From Friends, endorsement deals and small budget movies
4. Gwyneth Paltrow - $19million - From Iron Man 3 and endorsement deals
5. Angelina Jolie - $18million - Part-payment for Disney film - Maleficent
6. Cameron Diaz - $18million - Mostly from her movie, The Other Woman
7. Scarlett Johansson - $17million - Mostly from Avengers and endorsement deals
8. Amy Adams - $13million - From Man of Steel, American Hustle
9. Natalie Portman - $13million - mostly from Thor 2
10. Kristen Stewart - $12million - from upcoming films, American Ultra and Still Alice

Chris Brown says Karrueche didn’t dump him, he dumped her.

Chris Brown’s people have reacted to recent reports that he was dumped by Karrueche. Now they are saying he was the one who dumped her… and not the other way round.
Sources closely connected with the singer tell TMZ …  Chris is shocked Karrueche’s people leaked a story that she dumped him, allegedly because of a never-ending obsession with Rihanna and refusal to act like an adult.

But Chris’ people tell us … he found out she was texting and sending photos to other guys while they were together.  He was also furious she did interviews for her clothing line and talked about their relationship. In a word … Chris decided

Fisherman Catches Massive White Whale Shark


Whale sharks are protected in China due to dwindling in number and black market salesmen are punished with hefty fines. But when fisherman Cai Chengzhu, 48, spotted this 16-foot-long, two-tonne beast, he could not resist having a go.

He heaved it to shore and dragged it to the street. Regulation states the valuable whale sharks, which can live for up to 100 years, should be set free immediately if caught.

But Cai, from Xianghzhi, in the far-eastern province of Fujian, admitted he planned to sell the creature from 10,000 to 20,000 yuan (around £1,000 to £2,000)
He told local media he did not know it was a whale shark. ‘The giant creature broke our net and got inside to eat the fish we caught,’ he explained.

‘As you can see it had eaten a fair few but after being trapped in the net, it had died.

Hollywood Comes to iROKOtv.com

iROKOtv.com, the world’s largest online platform for African movies today announces that it is bringing the very best of Hollywood, Bollywood and Telenovela cinema to its site, as part of an exciting new content package.
iROKOtv.com subscribers will now enjoy a selection ofthe latest movies and best TV dramas from Hollywood, Bollywood and Telenovelas (Spanish Soap Operas) and Nollywood with new movies and TV shows added each week for just N5000 / year (that’s only N410/ month)! Continue...

Much loved and adored Nollywood royalty such as  Mercy Johnson, Majid Michel and Patience Ozokwor (Mama G) are now being joined by award winning Hollywood and Bollywood stars such as Kate Winslet, Morgan Freeman, Kerry Washington, Sandra Bullock, Nicole Kidman and virtually everyone who is anyone!
Currently streaming on iROKOtv.com are critically-acclaimed movies and successful drama series such as The White Queen (Emmy Nominated British TV Series) Black Sails (American Drama Series), Underworld, Beyonce: Baby & Beyond (Documentary), The Clone/El Clon (Telemundo), Maid in Manhattan (Telemundo),  Contract (Nollywood) and countless others.
It gets better. From now until 31st of August, all current and new users will be able to experience an exclusive FREE trial on iROKOtv.com Africa. When the complimentary free trial ends, users will be charged at subscription fee, unless they cancel.
The new content package costs N2,500 for a 3 month subscription or just N5,000 for a 12 month subscription. Movie fans will get unlimited access to the entire content library. Payment methods for the new service include credit/debit cards, Quickteller, Bank Transfers, Western Union, or PayPal.
iROKOtv.com Africa is accessible on desktop, mobile, tablets iPads and Smart TVs. Additional devices and applications are set to follow in the coming months.
Check out the new content on www.irokotv.com- the home of African entertainment online.

Wazobia FM’s OAP, Yaw Eats Roasted Corn in Paris (PHOTO)

Steve Onu, popularly known as Yaw of Wazobia FM, is best known for his comic style of presentation and his jovial lifestyle.
Aside being a presenter, Yaw is also an actor and has featured a TV drama series, Twilight Zone, Flat Mates, Wazobia and other dramas.
Recently, the OAP was in Paris and could not help his hunger as he was in need of Nigerian food and fortunately for him, he saw roasted corns around.
Yaw who was surprised sighting the corn, proved that he’s indeed a true Nigerian and had to make an order for the roasted corn.
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Steve Onu, popularly known as Yaw of Wazobia FM, is best known for his comic style of presentation and his jovial lifestyle.

Aside being a presenter, Yaw is also an actor and has featured a TV drama series, Twilight Zone, Flat Mates, Wazobia and other dramas.
Recently, the OAP was in Paris and could not help his hunger as he was in need of Nigerian food and fortunately for him, he saw roasted corns around.
Yaw who was surprised sighting the corn, proved that he’s indeed a true Nigerian and had to make an order for the

Woman charged with the murder of her 7 year old niece (photo)

23 year old Kay-Ann Morris (pictured right) has been arrested and charged with the murder of her 7 year old niece, Shanay Rihanna Walker (pictured left), who was found dead around 5.10am at her flat in Bestwood, Nottingham last Thursday July 31st. Post-mortem tests established that the preliminary cause of the little girl's death was a head injury.

Prosecutors believe Kay-Ann attacked and battered Shanay late the previous night over reasons she's yet to give. The little girl had been staying with her aunt while her mum traveled out for business.

When she appeared in court two days ago for her hearing, which was attended my family members including the little girl's mother, the murder suspect shook, sobbed and covered her face with her hands asking for forgiveness. She was remanded into custody to appear at Nottingham Crown Court later today.

Robbery suspects narrates how his brother recruited him into robbery

20-year-old Morgan Udama, a member of a 4-man robbery gang arrested yesterday August 4th by police officers attached to Okota Isolo Police Station in Lagos, while confessing, said he was recruited into criminal life by his own older brother, Oche, who is the leader of the robbery gang.
Morgan, a native of Oju in Benue State said he came into Lagos last week Monday July 28th to live with his brother who had promised him a better job which unknown to him was armed robbery
“I finished Senior Secondary School 3 (SSS3) in 2010 at Otupo, after which I was riding commercial motorcycle (Okada) before my brother, Oche, phoned me to come to Lagos, pledging that he would find me a better work that would fetch me enough saving for my university education. He also told me he was living in a three-bedroom flat, unknown to me that the one-room apartment he inhabited with his elder brother belonged to the latter. When I arrived last Monday, he asked me to follow him to take up an employment. When we got there, he snatched a woman’s car with pistol. I was surprised. When I asked him if robbery was the work he found for me, he said “yes,” assuring that very soon, I would be counting millions of naira. The mistake I made was that I still entered the snatched car. I should have left them because I was standing at a very good distance. But I feared that people at the scene might later lynch me if I did not follow them.”
Morgan and the other gang members - Suleiman Abdullahi, 23, from Bida, Niger State; Samson Oyebanji, 23, from Oro in Kwara State and John Oche, 26, his brother, were arrested following a tip off.

Agatha Amata set to commission her multimillion Naira TV station

Celebrated TV personality, host of Inside Out talk-show and ex-wife of actor Fred Amata, Agatha Amata will be commissioning her N300million state-of-the-art television studio located in Ilupeju, Lagos this Friday August 8th. The complex will serve as her company's headquarters as well as the studio for her newly floated TV station, Rave TV. The station began test transmissions on Monday July 22nd.
Delta state Governor, Emmanuel Uduaghan and the First lady of Lagos state are expected to be at the commissioning ceremony

Lagos has 8 suspected Ebola cases, 1 confirmed - Lagos Health Commissioner

The Lagos state Commissioner for Health, Dr Jide Idris, today August 5th said there are now eight suspected cases of Ebola in Lagos. These eight are those who came in contact with Liberian Patrick Sawyer, who died of Ebola shortly after arriving Lagos last month. But out of the 8, only one case has been confirmed while six others have been quarantined even though they have not shown any symptoms of the disease so far, Dr Idris said.