Tuesday, 6 December 2011


It is now a known fact that some websites and groups thrive in celebrities' fake death rumour. Latest victim of this is the Senegalese born American singer, AKON, who is said to have died of AIDS related illness. Others have rumoured that he died of gun shot on the 4th of December 2011.

But facts available to AFRICA ENTERTAINMENT NEWS shows that the hip hop icon, AKON is not dead. He is alive. Other facts reveal that it was his protege (Akon's artist), Rocdrick 'Dolla' Burton, who got shot. 
in a related report, Chachaman on ChaCha.com..."Not Akon, but Akon's artist Roderick Dolla Burton was fatally shot yesterday". The site also reveals that "Akon was headlined an AIDS concert in Kinshasa but he was later cancelled. Akon does not have AIDS himself. 

Akon himself has responded to his death rumour by releasing his album titled: 'KONCRETE', and it's completely free of charge to listen to the songs in this album through his Facebook page. " Akon used these rumors as fuel to the fire, and recently took to his official Facebook fan page to release his Koncrete album for free."
So, the facts are now straightened. Let the rumour stop. AKON IS ALIVE. HE'S GOT NO HIV/AIDS AND HE WAS NOT SHOT.

Saturday, 26 November 2011

Ojukwu Gone at last!

Former Biafran leader and leader of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) Dim Chukwuemeka Odimegwu Ojukwu is died late last night.
He had been sick for a while and was receiving treatment at a united Kingdom (UK) hospital. Some months ago, rumour about his death has spread throughout the Eastern region, but was quickly dispelled by his wife, Bianca and the Governor of Anambra State, Gov Peter Obi. 

But a reliable source confirmed that  His death was confirmed in a statement by the family titled :DIM CHUKWUEMEKA ODUMEGWU-OJUKWU IS DEAD signed by Ojukwu’s son, Chukwuemeka.“After a protracted and brave fight against stroke, the People’s General, Ikemba Nnewi, Dikedioranma Ndigbo, Odenigbo Ngw,  Ezeigbo Gburugburu,  Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu died in the early hours of yesterday in London.

Monday, 21 November 2011


Miss Nigeria 2011

Sodipo Feyijinmi
The winner of 2011 Miss Nigeria Beauty pageant is Feyijinmi Sodipo, who represented Ogun State (Miss Ogun). The grand finale of the contest was held on the 18th of November 2011 at the EKO Hotel and Suites. It was hosted by the elegant communicator, Wunika Mukan, a graduate of Howard University who current is with the non-profitable organization -  The Elizabeth Glarer Pediatric AIDS Foundation and National Academy of Science, who after a great act of suspense, announced Sodipo as winner. It was to everyone's surprise, even the winner herself. Her mother couldn't conceal her shock, but she gives thanks to God in her brief speech. Feyijinmi Sodipo now enjoys the crown and the privileges of Miss Nigeria 2011. She is 21 and a student of German Studies. Her take away package include:
- Scholarship to study in any Higher Institution in the world .
- Luxury Car ,
- N3million as a year's emolument. 
- Free Wardrobe for one year from  Vlisco 2012 Collection.
- All expense paid trip to the Six Yards exhibition in Arnhem, Netherlands to be sponsored by Vlisco.

    Other Winners:
Miss Edo             = 2nd runner up.
Miss Benue          = 1st runner up.
Miss Delta           = Miss Congeniality.
Miss Anambra     =  Miss photogenic.
Miss Akwa Ibom = Miss African Hostess.
Miss Benue.         = Best traditional wear.

Sunday, 20 November 2011


The Nigeria Fashion Week has come and gone. The event was one of the best so far. This year, top designers showcased their designs with more creativity and glamour. The grand finale on Saturday, 19th November 2011 was witnessed by Miss Tourism 2011, Mr Nigeria 2011, Most Beautyful Girl in Nigeria 2011, Modela, Monu and Monu Fashion designer and many others. Here some Pictures from the event.

Thursday, 10 November 2011


Muma Gee
Prince Eke

Many have been looking forward to the 18th of November 2011, the date for the wedding of the century. Muma Gee and her handsome Prince Eke, a Hollywood actor, had planned their white wedding for this day. But right now, it is confirmed that the wedding has been shifted to an unknown date. The reason for the postponement is that Muma Gee's Video album project should be completed. In a phone interview with Vanguard, she said the wedding is being put on hold to enable her complete the shooting of her new video, Port-Harcourt Is Back.
“When a new date is announced you will be the first to be told”.

However, speculations have been that the wedding may have been cancelled, that her Prince may have dumped her, but this she vehemently denounce, saying "The marriage would hold for sure,but my music career is also important to me.What we have done is that we shifted the date because we are shooting a new video of my album entitled,Port Harcourt is Back.

"The real story is that I am very busy,forget the rubbish people are saying. Even if I keep on receiving different calls asking me about the marriage, is it anybody’s business when I should get married?Is it not my marriage?"

When I am ready,I will get married.So there is no reason for people to keep asking me about it.

MUMA GEE is the Rivers State-born singer, who has been making waves in cultural-oriented pop music and is known for her unique dressing in African styles. She has also renovated and upgraded her 6-bedroom duplex in PH to accomodate more studios and other facilities. This means a lot to her and her music carrier. We may be seeing the best of the dynamic singer in no distant time. Good luck, Muma Gee.

Friday, 4 November 2011


The Lagos State High Court, Ikeja has granted popular comedian,  Baba Suwe ( Babatunde Omidina)bail for N500,000 with one surety in like sum.
Justice Yetunde Idowu ordered the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) to release him on Friday, unless he excretes banned substances such as cocaine or heroin, which he is suspected to have ingested.

She also ordered the agency to hand over his international passport to the court’s Chief Registrar or his deputy, but however barred Baba suwe from travelling abroad.
"Justice Idowu asked Omidina’s counsel, Bamidele Aturu, to return on Friday to give a report on whether her order has been complied with or not. It is then she will fix a date for judgment in Omidina’s substantive N100 million suit."

Friday, 19 August 2011


Lagos states Council of Spiritualists has demanded for 50 virgins of marriageable age to dance naked to the bar beach at midnight. This is in order to avoid the repeat of Noah’s flood in the State. The virgins must be of Lagos origin, matured and beautiful. They are to match and sing in a procession at the bar beach to appease YEMOJA, the goddess of the seas, to avoid a flood of biblical magnitude. Wow! This could  as well turn out to be a beauty pageant for the gods.

Sunday, 7 August 2011


It's with a heavy heart that we announce the passing on to glory of our veteran actor and comedian, SAM LOCO EFE, who dies today at age 66 in Owerri. Here is a condolence register we have opened for him. Please feel free to write down your condolence and whatever you will remember him for. Thank You.

Emdee Myke David
For: Africa Entertainment Network/News.



The comic Nollywood veteran actor, Sam Loco Efe, has died. He was said to have died in his hotel in Owerri on set while shooting a movie. Sam Loco Efeeimwonkiyeke, a Benin born multi talented, multilingual actor was aged 66. He had fallen sick and collapsed on set in Owerri Imo State, Nigeria. He will be remembered for his high sense of humour and professionalism in the Nollywood movies, music and comedy.

Sunday, 31 July 2011


After 91 fun-filled days, the Big Brother Amplified finally comes to an end in grand style today, Sunday 31st July 2011 with KAREN and WENDELL winning the Reality TV show. Many had expected that Luclay would be a winner but they were so disappointed. Equally disappointed were those who felt Wendell would not go this far. According to some comments on facebook, in Africa Entertainment Network group, Luclay was robbed, and Wendell was unduly favoured:
Weber Grace ‎@emdee; honestly, sometin went wrong somewhere. Karen yes! Luclay luclay; was robbed. Wendell doesnt desrv 2b among d 1st 5contestnts
Foluke Omolade Ojelua Wendell doesn't deserve d money. 
  But according to Big Brother, here is how the finalists and winners emerged: "Vina received zero country votes and was evicted first. Hanni, Lomwe and Sharon O received one country vote each and were also evicted, as was Luclay who received 2 country votes. Karen, with six country votes and Wendall with four country votes..." 
What do you think about this?

Monday, 25 July 2011

Taiwo Oduala, the Nigerian Film Director, for Zaffa Awards.

Taiwo Oduala, the multi-talented Nigerian film maker has been nominated for the Best indigenous DIRECTOR : Zaffa Awards in London, UK in October 2011 with the film title OLASUBOMI. The film is also nominated for four other awards, which includes: Best indigenous film, Best producer: Bose Alao Omotoyossi; Best actress: shola Shobowale, & Best actor : Yinka Quadri. We wish him and all other nominees the best of luck.

Sunday, 24 July 2011


Amy Winehouse - Singer.
Addiction,  which the rich and famous entertainers battle with can truly be said to be the  thematic malady for the world today.
The 27 years old Brit and Grammy award winner, Amy Winehouse, had faced this battle over her youthful years, but at last, she was found dead in Camden, at her north London home .

There have been several efforts to rehabilitate her, but she abhors the rehab, which she made so clear even in her song "The Rehab" in which she sang "I don't want to go to rehab".  Eventually, she made it to the rehab. In fact, she just came out of one. The BBC confirms "She had recently finished a course of alcohol rehabilitation in London and at the time was under strict instructions not to drink." But we are beginning to wonder if many who go the rehab come out clean forever. There is a speculation among psychologists that "... overdose deaths are much more likely after individuals leave institutions such as prisons or hospitals because they often return to accustomed levels of consumption of a substance after having lost their tolerance for it." Could it be said that this - the policy of abstinence -  was responsible for Amy's untimely death? What do you think about this?

Tuesday, 14 June 2011


Various comments have greeted the increase in the show of nudity, like the one above, in the amplified version of the Big Brother Africa Reality TV show. Many have asked if this is the best way to represent Africa. Others have asked if this was really entertainment.
Anna Cole said: "Exactly,d whole idea of organizing Bb has changed....we Africans copy blindly n its a pity,dis trend of being nude is slowly dominating our movies...."

Our reknown flutist "Tee Mac Iseli also comments: " Big Brother is for those who love to waste their time with a bad, unscripted soap opera" Ayo Ajayi in London said: This is far from entertainment ! But the housemates are obviously oblivious of the views reactions and have continued to show us more of their inner properties. What do we think of this?


The BGYS Melodious members and their drummer Tunde
A group of Nigerian musicians - BGYS Melodious - will make their Doha debut in an “African Night” show scheduled for June 30 at the Ramada’s Giwana ballroom.
The show, which is the first of its kind in the country and the region, will feature live performance by the group showcasing Nigeria’s popular high life with a touch of the country’s South-Western juju music.
The night will also feature a comedy extravaganza by Doha-based Nigerian stand-up comedians as well as a performance by  Ghanaian cultural dancers.
Speaking to Gulf Times , BGYS director and manager Yemi Emiola said: “Having stayed in Qatar for some years now and being witness to its tremendous growth, I thought of how to be part of the development in the country, hence the formation of the group early this year, in February to be precise.”
According to him, the group, which will launch their debut album packaged in collaboration with a Qatari artiste in December, was conceived to serve as a platform for bringing Africans together in a bid for them to socialise more and get together.
“This BGYS Melodious with the name being an acronym of members’ names - Bosun, Gbenga, Yemi and Segun - was formed to showcase Nigeria’s musical talents and potentials among the Nigerians, as well as other African communities resident in Qatar. Our intention is actually not only to play music for people to relax, but also to convey positive message about Nigeria and try as much as possible to correct erroneous notions about the country among people belonging to various nationalities living in this country,” he said.
Emiola maintained that the African Night show will create more awareness and draw attention to Africans in Qatar as the group has already received a positive nod from Merweb Hotel to do regular performances.
“We have already signed a contract and secured a place with Merweb hotel to perform every Wednesday night from 10pm-1am and we are also holding talks with a number of other top-rated hotels such as the Rotana and La Cigale  in order to collaborate on performing frequent shows at their popular restaurants and joints,” he said.
Apart from hotel gigs, Emiola said that the group was available for performance at  any occasion be it wedding, naming or dedication as well as other community engagements.
In order to carry along with other expatriate communities in Qatar, he stated that the group hoped to perform with a number of Arab musicians from Qatar, Egypt and other African countries. 

- News item by Noimot Olayiwola

Sunday, 5 June 2011

BIG BROTHER Amplied latest: Bhoke and Ernest Evicted!

The love birds, Bhoke and Ernest, have been  evicted from the BBA Reality Show. There was  silence in the Tails House when their names were mentioned for eviction on Sunday.  For a while Housemates appeared to have been at a loss of words for what had just transpired. Miss P was relieved that she was safe, she could not hide her joy, although no one was ready to listen her. Who would be next?


She has made her name in acting, and she is said to be one of the best of Nollywood actresses. Sometime again, she tried to do the same in the music industry with the release of a musical album (Successfully?). Now we heard her talking about quitting acting for Estate Management. What should we expect?


LET’S PAINT holiday reality TV show is an art TV show designed and created for the benefits of children between the ages of 8 – 12 and our society at large.
It aspires to bring creative and talented children together in a fun forum for the purpose of enhancing their artistic capabilities, promoting leadership qualities and educating them on several aspects of our rich cultural heritage.
LET’S PAINT is fun show for kids, it explores their imaginative capability and their cultural and artistic knowledge.

LET’S PAINT is a fun filled project for artistic children who will for at short time be allowed to discover their artistic bent in a conducive environment for learning and play. ‘Play’ the word is almost anathema in modern day Nigeria but there is no denying that “play” is extremely important for humans from birth to death. Play is not meant to be just for children. It is a form of release and connection that can tap the creativity and can allow you the chance to connect with your inner mind and the inner mind of others.
It seeks to create an enabling environment where children from different social backgrounds can interact and interconnect under the auspices of the National gallery of art, seasoned and successful artists, art teachers and talent scouts whose job it will be to direct the child in his or her own creativity. This year's edition comes up in August. Watch out for details on this site.

Friday, 27 May 2011

Ghanaian Gov't raises alarm over ''Pornography'' in Ghollywood.

A Deputy Information Minister, Baba Jamal, has criticized the quality and content of movies produced by filmmakers in the country.

Mr. Jamal, who was speaking at a meeting with members of Ghana’s movie industry, expressed doubts about the genuineness of the lessons that were being imparted onto the society.

According to him, Ghanaian movies in recent times have degenerated into a variety of “filthy and unchallenging teaching materials which eventually pollute the minds of the vulnerable.

Mr. Jamal, who appeared to be expressing the sentiments of a section of Ghanaians, condemned what he calls explicit sexual themes in such movies and said they were offensive to the viewing public.