Friday, 22 September 2017
Media personality Toke Makinwa has been working hard promoting her On Becoming empowerment campaign and the OAP/author is currently in New York.
She added an inspiring caption talking about the importance of making an impact in life.
On this journey of mine beyond the glitz and the glam, beyond the ambitious drive and the tough exterior is a girl who just wants to leave the world a better place than she met it. The road to success is never easy, nothing is promised but I have been blessed beyond my wildest imagination, the greatest blessing is not to receive only but to impact lives and I don’t take this for granted. Yesterday I met the students of Beacon High School New York and I spoke to them about the challenges
For marketing efforts to be effective, businesses need to have a solid understanding of consumers’ online behaviour. With over 91 million people (over 45% of the population) actively online, the trend of consumers purchasing online in Nigeria is growing fast. This article highlights some statistics, showing customer behaviour and its impact on businesses.
Online Reviews Impact Purchasing decisions
According to a recent study by moz.com, 67% of respondents claimed that online reviews are important in making their online purchasing decisions. Other studies showed that 90% of consumers read online reviews before visiting a business and 88% of consumers trust online reviews as much as personal recommendations. These statistics shows why a lot of companies make losses despite spending huge amounts on advertisements. It is important to note that one bad review on your Facebook page or Google review can mean losing hundreds of customers, likewise, a negative comment on your Instagram post or a tweet from an angry customer.
Movie stars Gbenro Ajibade and Rahama Sadau have been unveiled as the hosts of the upcoming Best of Nollywood (BON) awards which is set to hold in December in Abeokuta.
According to Seun Oloketuyi, executive producer of BON, the two stars were chosen because of their diversity, versatility and youth. He added that “not only do they have the requisite physical demands for such an assignment, they surely do possess the intellectual gravitas to steer it to a safe habor.”
Having gained the reputation as the biggest summit for young entrepreneurs and leaders on the continent, SUCCESS AFRICA organisers LEC GROUP has decided to further strengthen the efforts towards transforming lives of several young people who places effort in leadership and entrepreneurship hence the move to expand the roadshow into other regions in Ghana.
In the last 10 years, Success Africa has mobilized efforts as the number one empowerment summit on the African Continent, with main focus of shaping career path of many young people, it also places emphasis on motivation and youth development through it many repute speakers drawn from various industries, who are undoubtedly distinguished as great leaders in their chosen fields.
When the "GAGA CRAZY" crooner Chuddy K and hardworking Jumabee jumps on a beat then it will be pure fire..The both have been seeing together frequently and we sure they are up to something so this might be the first surprise of their rapport..As produced by BLAISE BEATS enjoy the fresh and club attention seeker joint "SHE SAY I DON'T CARE" @chuddyk @jumabee
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Wednesday, 20 September 2017
Nancy Isime is a Nigerian media personality, actor, and model. Born in Edo State and raised in Lagos State, She obtained a diploma in Social Works at the University of Lagos.
Nancy’s modelling career kicked off when she won the Miss Valentine International beauty pageant in 2009 and finished second at the Miss Telecoms Nigeria beauty contest.
Friday, 15 September 2017
Nollywood actress Monalisa Chinda Coker was a guest on Okey Bakassi‘s “The Other News”, where she said women are to blame for domestic violence based on her research.
The host a speech by the Lagos State Commissioner of Women Affairs Lola Akande says “Negligence, infidelity, sophistication, misguided utterances, verbal insults, and gullibility on the part of women drive domestic violence.”
He asked the actress what she thought about the quote and she said she agreed with it. She said: “As much as I detest all forms of violence against women and men. Women should quit provoking their men into punches and slaps and all kinds of things.”
Musician Yung6ix in an interview with Hip Tv has said that he misunderstood Akpororo‘s joke about him buying a hit song, and things are good between them. Watch clip below;
The nominations for the upcoming 2017 BET Hip Hop Awards is out. The award is set to hold on the 10th of October, 2017.
See the full list of nominees below.
Best Hip-Hop Video
Cardi B – Bodak Yellow
DJ Khaled Ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – Wild Thoughts
French Montana Ft. Swae Lee – Unforgettable
Future – Mask Off
Kendrick Lamar – Humble
Best Collabo, Duo or Group
DJ Khaled Ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – Wild Thoughts
French Montana Ft. Swae Lee – Unforgettable
Migos Ft. Lil Uzi Vert – Bad And Boujee
Rae Sremmurd Ft. Gucci Mane – Black Beatles
Yo Gotti Ft. Nicki Minaj – Rake It Up
Hot Ticket Performer
Chance The Rapper
“Nothing is certain so if you’re not sure always prepare for your day of reckoning”. Cynthia started, as she talked with her friend Jane.
‘’If you feel there’s nothing more left for you, you need to ask yourself if this is what you want to be known for. When your name springs up what follows it, you get to decide that, it might not seem so but trust me it’s the shit. The choice is yours nobody else’s’’.
Jane stared at her friend as if she was actually thinking on the words; it didn’t sink because to her there weren’t any choices, just one.
My mum was single handedly raising my siblings and I, since my dad passed owing to a sickness that couldn’t be traced while it ate his organs slowly, till he dried from inside out. It was the last wrap of the semester for me, I would be a graduate, facing the real world. My only dream was to support my mum in raising my younger ones.
The Federal Government has announced the planned construction of a hydroelectric power plant in Mambila, Taraba State.
In a statement released by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity Garba Shehu, he revealed the project is expected to gulp $5,729,497,062.
The 3,050-megawatt project, upon completion, will become the largest power plant in the country, and will require the resettlement and compensation of about 100,000 people .
The project’s preliminary study was done in 1972, and several administrations since then have attempted to get it off the ground.
Highlife King, Flavour debuts the video for his collaborative single, “Loose Guard” (the fifteenth track of his latest album, “Ijele – The Traveler”) which features, superstar Igbo indigenous rapper, Phyno.
Directed by Patrick Elis.
Friday, 8 September 2017
"It's already difficult to get up every day and just feel good about yourself without seeing the highlights of everyone else's life," says Selena, who despite her massive social media following has spoken openly about her issues with platforms like Instagram. "That's why I like being vulnerable with my fans on social media," she continues.
"I like that they've seen my mistakes. I try to use that as a way to connect with them. That's all I can do. I hope that they know that strength doesn't mean that you have to put on a facade. Strength is being vulnerable." Other cover stars in the series include Hillary Clinton, Ava DuVernay, Oprah Winfrey and Ellen DeGeneres.
While Khloe never felt addicted to the booze, drinking has gotten her in trouble before, which she also acknowledged in the interview. Asked about her 2007 DUI, she said: "That's one of those times you wish you didn't have cameras on you. It was more embarrassing than anything else. I mean, I could have hurt or killed someone. But, you know, that happened. And I dealt with it. And it will never happen again."
What's the deal? "For a lot of people, it's about being seen," Miley explained. "Everybody goes. There's tons of celebrities there, you know," she scoffed. That's when Ellen had her millennial epiphany: "So if someone posted a picture of themselves at Coachella with food, Instagram would just burst into flames." Finally, Miley helped Ellen understand why people always seem so happy at festivals. It must be because "they're high on life," Ellen suggested. Miley grinned. "Definitely," she said.
When it came to helping victims of Harvey, Texas native Edie Brickell and her husband Paul Simon decided to focus on the needs of those outside Houston, where most media attention has been driven since the storm. The couple announced this week they plan to donate $1 million to Harvey relief in areas outside the city.
"People who feel forgotten, you know, in small towns. Out in the country, they lose everything," Edie told CBS News. "Who's gonna help them?" Others who have pledged to help Harvey recovery efforts include Beyonce, Kevin Hart, Sandra Bullock and J.J. Watt, whose Harvey fund hit $20 million this week.
Rihanna hasn’t done a magazine cover in a while but she returns to the limelight today for the latest edition of ELLE and she is super adorable.
The move comes right in time for the launch of her new makeup line, Fenty Beauty. The line consists of highlighters, foundation shades, lip gloss and more, and will be available for purchase at midnight PST (September 8).
Styled by David Vandewal.
Bill Cosby's sexual assault retrial may have been delayed until next year, but he has another problem looming in the meantime. The Blast reports the comic faces a $1.8 million tax lien for unpaid state taxes from 2015. According to the tab, the lien remains outstanding and may be difficult to repay given the money he's lost through canceled shows and reruns as a result of the dozens of women who have claimed he drugged and sexually assaulted them over a period of decades.
While the trial stems from Andrea Constand's rape allegations, more than 60 women have claimed he attacked them in a similar way. In most cases, the statute of limitations had run out by the time they came forward, preventing his alleged victims from pursuing legal action against him.
Tuesday, 5 September 2017
It has always been a major and integral point of music in Nigeria from various Nigerian legends, I.K Dairo, Olisadebe, who were renowned for their live renditions and performances.
Afro beat Legend Fela Kuti and his Egypt 80 Band was a force to reckon with when it came to live performances of his songs, it was always an energetic and memorable event to behold.
Legends, King Sunny Ade and the Golden Mercury Band, Sir Shina Peters and his International Stars Bands have also been monumental with their performances which has been amplified with the help of their bands.
Olanike Disu was reported to have died in mysterious circumstances yesterday, 24 hours after she celebrated her birthday.
News of the sudden death of Nike Disu is currently hitting many with rude shock, as she just marked her birthday on Sunday, September 3rd.
Veteran comedian, Ali Baba took to his Instagram page to express his shock. Ali Baba was one of the numerous well wishers who had previously wish late Disu a happy birthday.
May her soul rest in peace...
Monday, 4 September 2017
Popular broadcaster, Frank Edoho has announced on his twitter page that he has step down as the host of the game show ''Who Wants to be a Millionaire'' after 13years.
Frank disclosed that he decided to decline as the host after much disagreement in negotiations with the production company, Ultima Limited.
See his tweet below;
The 53-year-old has been through a stint in rehab, which has led him to reflect on life, and now it seems it’s made him rethink his split from Jennifer Aniston in 2005.
Brad famously left Jennifer for Angelina after the pair met on the set of Mr And Mrs Smith in 2004. The couple had been married for five years at the time, together for seven when Brad walked out.
But now the actor has addressed his past, and attempted to make amends for his mistakes.
A source told In Touch Weekly: ‘He’s been determined to apologies for everything he put her through, and that’s exactly what he did.
‘It was the most intimate conversation Brad and Jen have ever had.’
The talk has reportedly given the pair a new ‘level of closeness’.
Jen was overcome with emotion. All the hurt feelings and resentment she’d suppressed for years came flooding to the surface, and she broke down in tears,’ the source continued.
Sunday, 3 September 2017
Col. Sani Bello (Rtd) has set the standard for giving back: "No man can become rich without himself enriching others, The man who dies without impacting lives dies disgraced",he said. Often when people think about money they think of having it, not enriching lives, giving is second nature to the influential man in kontagora.
Saturday, 2 September 2017
Friday, 1 September 2017
‘‘My dad killed my mum in cold blood, so I would never let a man hit me and go free” Susan said voicing her thoughts while she sat on one of the single sofas in the sitting room. She picked a framed photograph of her mum, stared hard as if it would come to life, but it didn’t. Tears dropped on the frame as she recalled how her mother was also her best friend.
‘’Nothing is certain, everything is temporary and everybody leaves’’ with the back of her palm she wiped the tears off her face, as if wet palms were better than wet eyes.
Susan parents met at a wedding party of one their friends, had similar interests, he got more attracted to her because he had always admired an independent woman who wanted to achieve her own dreams, in this world where most women had little or no clue of what they wanted for themselves.
Niger State Governor, Abubakar Sani Bello with his Father Col. Sani Bello (Rtd), The Emir of Kontagora and other government officials at the Praying Ground, Kontagora ,when the governor joined Muslim faithful to mark the the Eid-el-Kabir...
Thursday, 31 August 2017
Bose was born in Lagos in a family of 5, as the 4th child. She came to prominence after her performance in a Yoruba Nollywood movie titled Itakun.
The actress put pen to paper some few hours ago at the unveiling which took place in Lagos as she will use her position to help project the image of the brand as well as the company for the period of time she is with them.
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Wednesday, 30 August 2017
I have pictured myself as an actor since my young days, and this has made me believe I will be successful as a professional actor.
Teamwork and the ability to work with large numbers of people is important in this industry. How do you cope working within a large team? Why do you think teamwork is important as an actor?
Definitely I don’t have any choice than to cope if I want the best for my career, team work is very important as an actor because no man is an island. I can’t do so many things at a time that is where division of labour comes in.
Motivation is important within the acting profession. What would you say is your motivator currently? How do you remain positive and focused within your role?
My motivator currently is my personal determination. I remain positive and focused with my role because I am determined to become a successful actor
Following his Win for Best Music Cover of the Year (International) at the City People Awards, Apala Hip-Hop prodigy Terry Apala comes back with a Trap Infused Street Anthem titled “Mgbor” which literally translates to “Listen”.
The Benie Macaulay produced trap beat sees Terry Apala bragging about being the king of his sound and people go crazy when they hear his song and name because of his unique and distinct style.
The song is a testament of his growing status and the deserved recognition he has been getting lately. Terry is definitely here to stay as the “New Skool King”.
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