Saturday, 30 June 2012

[BG] Lauryn Hill pleads guilty to tax evasion; faces 3 years in Prison

Earlier this month, we had Lauryn Hill on our post

were she was charged with tax evasion after neglecting to file taxes for three years in a row.

Finally the 37 year old Grammy award winner and mother of six yesterday June 29th plead guilty to the charges...three counts of failure to file tax returns for the years 2005, 2006, and 2007, when she earned more than $1.8 million.

According to TMZ, when the judge asked if she "intentionally and willingly" failed to file the returns, she replied, "Yes."

Lauryn faces 3 years in prison and $75,000 in fines. She was released on $150,000 bail and her sentencing hearing has been set for November.




Just yesterday Friday, June 29, 2012, the UK singer announced via her website that she and boyfriend Simon Konecki are expecting their first child together.

The 24-year-old Grammy Award singer had this to say:

‘I’m delighted to announce that Simon and I are expecting our first child together. I wanted you to hear the news direct from me, obviously we’re over the moon and very excited but please respect our privacy at this precious time. Yours always, Adele xx’

Adele met Konecki, 36, last summer in the UK and the pair have been dating ever since although she announced their relationship just this year, back in January.



Isebiama is an urban gospel singer, songwriter and guitarist who delivers his music in eclectic fashion. His music is a rich mix of urban soul and soft acoustic rock. He is energetic and passionate about his music and is a natural at delivering inspiring, edifying and fresh sounds.


His debut single “Again” does a great job at containing this story in a 4minute record. The song with its simple chord progression, complex guitar vamp, 90′s hip-hop drum kit, harmonica and crude garage rehearsal feel, seems to speak a different story in every other phrase, but all headed in one direction: “Life is a lot easier than we all make it appear. Forget its worries & burdens, Love your neighbour with an open mind” a message well needed in today’s hard to live in world.


Allo, I am here again with one of my short posts. Ode in the post no be pigin oh! Do not hesitate to share a comment and follow @nuelnonny

All I needed was that good start today, after such a restless night, she picked on everything, every damn thing nowadays. An extremely sophisticated diva, skin so flawless, a figure to die for and a face only a Greek goddess could have. She lived the life and on the very fab lane… I got myself into this I grunted. Ok the family money might have added to the nudge I thought looking at the well chiseled suit handmade in Islington, London lying on the bed. My ode can go on for ages because she was worth it all. I picked up my suit, walked to the dining area not for my breakfast but my car keys, she must have finally learnt I do not appreciate her burnt toasts and have stopped making them. I rushed my glass of juice and hit the streets of Manhattan. I worked at the almighty Taylor Hodson Inc, a New York City based firm providing permanent and temporary administrative support staff to the New York metropolitan area. I drove just under the speed limit taking a glance at the ticket I stuck on my dashboard; I know the alcohol I always spike my juice with today a little more heavy will not escape the nostrils of any Policeman.

I rushed up the flight of stairs to my office, I had to avoid every human contact, the lift must be flooded and running into a boss will be a very bad idea. The Chin guy in the next cubicle will get that exactly which he is asking for, taking a swipe at me in the presence of inferiors will not be taken likely with. He asked for this! I was on the flight of stairs to fourth floor when I saw the first stain… blood? The janitor must have ignored this part of the building, besides, no one uses the stairs. I had just taken a few more flights when I heard the first voice, Kelly, careful… I can’t remember any Kelly and for someone who can boast of recognizing voices of even job seekers he comes across I knew they were strangers. Strangers on the stairs… I can’t get a little privacy on the stairs again? I put up my very stern face waiting to run into the ‘miscreants’. POLICE… then the stench of blood hit me, ‘what are you doing here?’ The voice talking to whomever Kelly was barked at me? Kelly why are the stairs not manned? Stop!!! Chin in a pool of blood? Sweet, where is that stupid look on his face? The Asian bastard… then it hit me, I was thinking a little too aloud. This might be a homicide, I didn’t just stumble in, I made racist comments about the dead. I hope they don’t find out my little beef with Chin just the day before, I can’t face officers with this breathe. I must have been thinking out loud cos the unfriendly policeman said I was too late to turn back. Who are you? Didn’t you see the tape sealing the stairs? You seem to know that young man he said pointing to Chin. Take a run… how do I answer those questions? I can picture myself getting arrested already. I was never going to taste alcohol again… today I prayed for a good day… I leaned on the rail away from the blood trying to keep a distance from the detectives as I answered their questions. My name is Collin Green; I usually take the stairs to avoid the lift and Mr. Chin is a colleague. How did I not see the stupid tapes downstairs? Collin Green? We have been trying to contact you on your cell and you find us here! You are meant to be brought in to answer questions on your fight with Mr. Chin yesterday. The camera says you are the last person to leave the building… chin never logged out nor did the cameras see him leaving. We sent a dispatch team to your house and reports reaching us say you have a bloodstained shirt in the waste bin. Then it hit me, the fuss last night was because I had blood stains on my shirt. What happened to me?


[BM] 2Shotz - Desire ft Timaya




[BG] TUNJI OLU-TAIWO emerges as top graduating student from EMU in North Cyprus, with a CGPA of 4.00

Obtaining a status of High Honours (first class) from  the President of the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus, Derviş Eroğlu.

Tunji Anthony Olu-Taiwo hails from Ifako-Ijaiye Local government area of Lagos state.

He finished with a Grade Point Average of 4.00 out of a possible 4.00 (straight A's).He is the first African to obtain this status from his department. He obtained a degree in Computer Engineering.

Tunji was born in Kano, Nigeria where he attended Air force Nursery and Primary school. He completed his secondary education at St. Thomas Secondary School in Kano.

ShoutOut to all EMU graduates & ALUMNI ....We are WORLD CLASS

[BG] Faze joins 2face, J Martins at Now Muzik

The former Plantashun Boys band member FAZE has joined the Now Muzik Management Team, in a 3 year contract which will see the Efe Omorogebe led company manage and promote his career.

Now Music is already home to 2face Idibia, J Martins, and Timi Dakolo.

I wonder where Black Face is when all this is happening. 

Reminisce – Gbon Gbon ft. RuggedMan & Minjin

From Reminisce’s album, Book Of Rap Stories. The joint Gbon Gbon features Ruggedman & upcoming act, MinJin


Friday, 29 June 2012

[BG] Rihanna Rocks Red Tuxedo




[BG] Legendary Pop Singer Cher gets BOOTY IMPLANTS!!!




[BG] Have you seen Soul Singer ERYKAH BADU's NEW HAIRSTYLE ???. . .

shaved just like CASSIE

who does it fit better ... ERYKAH or CASSIE???


How did u come about your name?

:), Isebiama is actually my name. Its my middle name; so I didn't come up with it exactly :), my folks did. My names are Michael Isebiama David. I picked Isebiama because I haven't seen anyone else with that name. (Apart from my father)

What is your motivation for getting into the industry?

My motivation, industry. Well, its pretty basic. I LOVE music, I love sharing, and I hate mediocrity. So my love for music has brought me into the industry. Also my desire to share my story with the world. I believe at least someone somewhere will have a changed life, a healed relationship, a happy day from hearing my story. The industry is the only way I can get my story out. And then the truth is, there's a lot of "mediocre" material/products out there. I really don't like mediocrity, but I'm not out to stop it; I'm out so that music listeners get to hear good stuff as well.

Whats your inspiration and how would you describe your sound?

My inspiration is my story. Things that happen around me here in Nigeria and things that happen to someone somewhere in the world. I'm inspired by real happenings. A lot of which are things I can deeply relate with.
My sound, hmm... My sound is natural. I have tried in the past to create music that sounds like this or like that, but then in the end, I just write as I feel it. My sound though has elements of soft rock in it, soul, a lot of percussive guitar strums which give it that African sound. I'll in one word describe it as Urban!

Talk us through your latest single / project?

Currently, we're promoting "AGAIN" my debut single. AGAIN is a song I love so much. It came so naturally. It was at a time I couldn't move around so much, was recovering from a bike accident and was in my room playing my guitar. Started playing this guitar progression I thought was interesting and then I began to think of how I was feeling. I remember I felt pretty abandoned and thought people were fake and needed to learn to love more. But then also, I thought "come on, these people are only human, that they're not there doesn't mean they don't care, let it go, who says you wouldn't have acted worse" And BAM!!! there came AGAIN. :) 

Its dated for realese 30/06/12.

Watchout for the video!

How can your fans reach you?

Hey friends, y'all can reach me on twitter @isebiama, also (Here I share a lot and the interesting thing is you can talk back too), and then

Looking forward to hearing from y'all.

Thursday, 28 June 2012


Entertainment company, MComm in partnership with Sony Music Entertainment has announced plans to release for the first time in Nigeria, Usher’s new album,‘Looking 4 Myself’.

Speaking on the partnership, CEO of Mcomm, Chidi Okeke expressed delight in the relationship between both companies adding that it will afford Nigeria the opportunity to be the first West African country to have an official international release of the album.

‘We believe this will form a foundation for potential future strategic alliances with Sony Music, he says.

The album will be available nationwide from Friday 29, 2012, it would be sold in five major cities in Nigeria including Lagos, Abuja, Port- Harcourt, Enugu, Ibadan, and will be available in designated album stores and retail outlets nationwide.

Meanwhile, the Grammy award winning musician, has described the album which is his seventh, as a record that gives people ‘an experience’.

Thanks to Nigerian Entertainment for this one ;)


Our very own First Lady Dame Patience Jonathan has been given the  Tourism Ambassador for Africa award from the United Nations World Tourism Organisation.

The First Lady got the award at the 53rd meeting of the UNWTO Commission for Africa which held Tuesday, June 26, 2012 in Calabar.

Mrs. Jonathan was given the award in ‘recognition of her monumental commitment and support for women in tourism’.

[BG] Arsenal to play Nigeria's Super Eagles in Abuja August 5

English premier league side Arsenal would be playing Nigeria's Super Eagles in a pre-season match in Abuja on August 5, according to promoter David Omigie of DanJan Sports. It will be the first time Arsenal will play in Nigeria.

Arsenal traditionally hosts annual pre-season tournament at the Emirates Stadium, but they have postponed the event for this year because of the 2012 London Olympics. The visit to Nigeria will conclude Arsenal's pre-season after tours to both China and Malaysia in July.

On their official website, Arsenal said: "The club last visited Africa during a tour to South Africa in July 1993."
"It is returning as a result of the fantastic support which exists for the team, not only in Nigeria, but across the entire continent."

DanJan Sports revealed that tickets for the match will go on sale from 4 July.

[BG] Rare Rising Stars 2012 - UK's Top 10 Best Black Student

Chibundu Onuzo became the first female to head up the fourth annual list of the UK’s best black students, Rare Rising Stars 2012.

The King’s College, London student, who is the youngest woman to be signed to publishing powerhouse, Faber & Faber, was given the accolade by a panel of leading black Britons at a glittering ceremony at the Houses of Parliament on Thursday 7th June 2012, in front of an invited audience of MPs, senior business heads, family members, friends and press.

With black Conservative MP, Sam Gyimah, hosting this year’s event and judge Jean Tomlin, HR Director for London 2012, giving the keynote speech, it was a positive and uplifting celebration of the talent, ingenuity and achievements of these special young people.

To view more of the 2012 Rare Rising Stars Awards please go below for more photos.

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Wednesday, 27 June 2012

[BUZZ PROMO] Isebiama Set To Release First Official Single

Isebiama is an urban gospel singer, songwriter and guitarist who delivers his music in eclectic fashion. His music is a rich mix of urban soul and soft acoustic rock. He is energetic and passionate about his music and is a natural at delivering inspiring, edifying and fresh sounds.

A graduate of the MUSON diploma school of Music through a scholarship from the MTN Foundation, Isebiama has interests in all movements that will make Nigeria, Africa and the World a united place full of people with integrity, honesty and love as their core values.

His debut single “Again” (dated for release on 30th June 2012) does a great job at containing this story in a 4minute record. The song with its simple chord progression, complex guitar vamp, 90′s hip-hop drum kit, harmonica and crude garage rehearsal feel, seems to speak a different story in every other phrase, but all headed in one direction: “Life is a lot easier than we all make it appear. Forget its worries & burdens, Love your neighbour with an open mind” a message well needed in today’s hard to live in world.

For More information
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Visit blog: for information, live performances, videos and music samples.
Follow on twitter: @isebiama, @ipublicizenaija, @leyizzlem


D’banj and Ice Prince are making Nigeria proud every single day. They performed at the recently concluded BBC Radio 1 Hackney Weekend 2012 held at 1Xtra Stage in the UK.

View some exciting photos & vide from their live performances below.



Photo Credit: BBC