Saturday, June 16, 2012

Music Producer Samklef deported from UK for false claims

The story, published recently in Encomium Weekly, alleged that the father of one said he’d lied to immigration officers about his reasons for travelling to the U.K, saying most Nigerian artistes do it.
The magazine wrote:
Encomium Magazine: We learnt you told immigration that you were on vacation and they eventually found out you came for shows without work permit. How true is it?
Samklef: Yes
However, Samklef’s manager is now denying this. In a chat with NET, he said ‘I don’t know where Encomium got their information from.’
He however admits Samklef, 26, was denied entry, and sent back from Heathrow arrival.
Samklef refused to have a conversation with us on this issue, passing the phone to his manager after initially picking it up himself.
According to the manager, “Samklef was once invited to the U.K for a show, but couldn’t attend due to logistics challenges on the part of the organizers. A few months later, he got another invitation and tried to travel on the visa issued him by the former company, but unknown to him, that company had reported him to immigration, accusing him of fraudulent activities, hence, he was sent back to Nigeria”.
However, he claims everything has been settled since then, and ‘all is now well’.
No word yet on when the hit-maker, who celebrated the arrival of his first baby in March, few months after his wedding to Yvonne, is planning to return.

Dbanj Buys N10M Automobile For His Brother, Kay Switch

DB Records/Mercury/G.O.O.D Music artiste, Dapo Oyebanjo popularly known as D’Banj has splashed 10 million naira on an automobile.

D’Banj bought a Mercedes Benz CLS 350 2007 model and handed it over to his younger brother, Kay-Switch few days ago.
Kay-Switch, who is an artiste signed on D’Banj’s DB Records, gave the Oliver Twist crooner a birthday gift; a new single titled Sisi Caro, on his birthday, June 9.
As a way of showing appreciation for the gift from his brother, the Kokomaster handed over the keys of a brand new Mercedes Benz CLS 350 to Kay-Switch.
D’Banj and Kay-Switch left Mohits earlier this year to DB Records. Kay-Switch is the label’s first signing. Both artistes hail from Sagamu, Ogun State. They were born by a military father.

Innocent girl caught in the middle of fight between Drake and Chris Brown

Hip-hop rivals Chris Brown and Drake turned a New York City nightclub into a war zone that sent four innocent bystanders to the hospital early Thursday when they started a brutal brawl over the pop music diva Rihanna.
One of the club-goers caught in the middle was Hollie C, an Australian tourist who was rushed to Bellevue Hospital after she was smashed in the head with a flying bottle during the fight.
A gruesome photo shows a gash in her head and her face covered with blood. She needed 16 stitches to close the wound.
Witnesses say the two recording stars started fighting after Chris Brown sent Drake a bottle of Champagne as a peace offering. Drake reportedly sent the bottle back with a note: ‘I’m f****** the love of your life, deal with it.’
As they were squaring off,police don’t know who yet threw a bottle.
Drake, whose real name is Aubrey Drake Graham, was not in the group that confronted Chris Brown, NYPD Lt John Grimple told Mail Online.
Hollie, the injured tourist, told she went to W.i.P. with friends on Wednesday night, unaware they were sitting in between two angry rappers and their entourages.
Suddenly, all hell broke loose.

D'banj set to launch his own record label; calls it DKM Records

DKM stands for D'Koko Master Records and Kayswitch is the only artiste signed to the record label for now. Heard a few more artistes will be unveiled in the coming months.

D'Koko Master Records will be officially launched in Lagos at a concert that will feature D'banj, Kayswitch and other DKM artists.

And contrary to popular reports that Davido is signed to D'banj's label, I can confirm to you that it is false. Davido is signed to his own record label, HKN Records. He's only doing some musical collaborations with D'banj
The Koko master who has gained recognition with "Oliver Twist" in the UK, is signed to Kanye West's record label that has featured top acts like Jay Z and Drake, and is setting his sights on getting worldwide distribution with Universal Music Group for DKM records, whose African imprint recently signed a record distribution deal with Psquare.
"For me it's not about the record label, it's about the success story of the whole movement. It is about bringing the structure that has made music what music is in global world and bringing it to Africa" he said in an earlier interview.
The record label is another icing on the cake for this Nigerian star

Friday, June 15, 2012

Star Of 90's Sitcom 'Moesha', Yvette Wilson Looses Battle With Cancer

A star of hit 90’s sitcoms ‘Moesha’ and ‘The Parkers’ Yvette Wilson lost her battle with cancer yesterday evening. Yvette Wilson played the role of Andell Wilkerson on both sitcoms.
Earlier this year, the actress reached out to the public requesting for financial help because she was having problems paying for medical bills stemming from her Stage 4 cervical cancer. As at 1st of June, she needed $25,000 to undergo proper treatment against the cancer which came back aggressively.
May her soul Rest In Peace.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Gay Man Stoned To Death In Nairobi Slum

Identity Kenya reports that two gay men were attacked by a mob after they were caught having sex in Kayole estate late last month.
The two men were beaten by the mob on the night of May 27th 2012 as they were caught in the act by passersby. One managed to escape while the other died after being stoned by a crowd of people.
According to sources, the two were food vendors in Kayole in a make shift kiosk in the sprawling estate. The deceased was the cook at the kiosk while the one who managed to escape was charged with packing and handling of the food.
Identity Kenya confirmed that the deceased’s first name was Kamau.
It is said the two have ‘been enjoying prolonged stares for month and the deceased made the first move.’ None knew the other was gay though they both identified as gay.
The two are said to have agreed to have meet up behind the Catholic Church building in Soweto estate at 8pm on the fateful day. From there, sources say, they began to have sex. The area is described as ‘deserted with bushes and a dumping site.’
In the darkness, the two were caught with passersby as they were having sex and they were beaten up after a confrontation. Later, a crowd milled around and started to stone the two men amidst insults.
The survivor is said to have been hit in the back but managed to escape as the crowd grew and bayed for their blood.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Tony Elumelu covers June issue of Forbes Africa

On the cover of the June 2012 issue of the African edition of International business Magazine Forbes is Tony Elumelu the former managing director of United Bank of Africa.He was born in March 1963.He is a banker,a philanthropist, economist, investor.The former MD of United Bank for Africa joins other renowned Nigerian entrepreneurs Aliko Dangote, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi and Wale Tinubu to grace the cover of the magazine

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Comedian Basket Mouth & actress Jackie Appiah cover Complete Fashion Magazine's Colour edition

Ghanaian Actress Jackie Appiah and Nigerian Comedian Basket Mouth cover this month’s edition of Complete Fashion ‘Colour Edition’.

Dana Air plane crashes,153 passengers all on board dead!

the plane before the crash

A commercial airline belonging to Dana Air Nigeria crashed this evening at Iju/Ishaga area of Lagos killing all passengers on board.Wreckage including a detached wing could be seen in the neighbourhood as the inferno burned. The cause of the crash was not immediately clear.

Hundreds of residents swarmed the area to see what had happened.The airplane was en route to Lagos from Abuja.The said air plane was reported to be having a landing gear problem but the management of the air line refused to do anything about it resulting to the death of 153 well meaning Nigerians....This comes in the wake of an Air Nigerian cargo airplane that crashed in Ghana.So sad..These are the names of the passengers on the Dana Air manifest