Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Liberia issues a 'shoot on sight' order, on immigrants crossing the border, as 17 Ebola patients flee quarantine

Following the escape of 17 Ebola patients at a quarantine clinic in Liberia, an order has reportedly been given to Liberia’s armed forces to shoot people trying to illegally cross the border from Sierra Leone, which was shut weeks ago to contain the spread of Ebola.

It was gathered that border officials reported that people have continued to cross the border illegally, hence, the order to shoot at sight.

However, Police in Liberia are searching for the 17 patients who escaped from a local Ebola clinic after a raid on Saturday. They warned that local residents now faced a higher risk of exposure to Ebola, as a group of armed young men who raided the clinic in Monrovia, made away with infected items and also prompted patients to flee. The knives and club-wielding youths were said to have stormed the clinic which was set up in a school, chanting that there was no Ebola and that it was made up by the West to further oppress and exploit Africans. Continue...

Grace Amah speaks on her 'Best Bed-Hopping Actress' award and being a single parent

In an interview with Yes! Magazine, Nollywood actress Grace Amah opened up about her most embarrassing moments. She also talked about society’s prejudice to unmarried mothers and how she doesn’t like being referred to as a single mother. Grace has a 3-year-old son with a man whom she has kept his identity away from the media.

Speaking on her most embarrassing moment:

“When I was given the 'best bed-hopping actress' of the year! That was years back and it was really horrible. Why in God’s name would anybody give me that kind of name? It was myself, Genevieve and one other person that were nominated and I actually got this horrible award as the best bed-hopping actress of the year. That is the one that I keep mentioning. And several others. Like when I had my child and people were saying the father of the child denied the pregnancy and denied paternity of the child. It’s actually crazy why any man should deny the paternity of his own blood.”

Kelvin Hart puts a ring on it, proposes to Eniko Parish (Photos)

After 5 years of dating with all of the drama that has trailed their relationship, Kevin Hart and his girlfriend, Eniko Parrish, are engaged! He proposed to her on Monday evening, August 18th, at a birthday party put together for her 30th, with a huge diamond engagement ring. The actor who was previously married to Torrei Hart but got divorced, shared the news of his engagement on his on Instagram page with a photo of him with Eniko and captioned it:

    "She said YEEEEESSSSS…… #Happy #MyRib #iF-ckingLoveHer."
Hours before he proposed, he had posted a very sweet birthday message to her online, saying she's made him a better man.
"Happy Birthday to the most amazing woman in the world. Today is your day babe & we are going to party like it’s 1999….I love you so much. I’m a better man because of you. P.S your old as sh-t now lmao #Dirty30 #HappyBday #ThrowBackPic." See more pics inside...

Photos: Funmi Iyanda is a bad ass dancer, rocks it at her birthday party in London

Friends of popular talk show host, Funmi Iyanda, honoured her with a surprise belated birthday house-party in London on Saturday and during the party, she showed that dance queen Kaffy has got nothing on her. This woman just doesn't age - beauty, brains and now dance skills? She absolutely killed it on the dance floor and at a point, she even got on a chair - dancing!  Click to see more photos inside...

Controversy as minor accuses blind guardian of rape

The police in Lagos are investigating a visually impaired man who has been accused of rape by a 12-year-old minor (names withheld).

According to Punch, some policemen at the Satellite Town Police Division found it difficult to believe that a “blind man” was capable of raping someone who had no problem with her sight, others insisted that the minor was too young to lie.

Meanwhile, the Network on Police Reform in Nigeria, a non-governmental organisation (NGO), believes that the indecision by the police was a way to bury the case at the expense of the victim. 

It was gathered that the minor started work as housemaid with the visually-impaired man, identified simply as Kingsley, in January 2014. It was said that the agreement was that Kingsley, who is married with three children, would sponsor the minor through school while she would assist the household with domestic chores. Continue to read the account of the girl and the suspect...

Missing model, Ataui Deng found in New York hospital after two weeks

A Sudanese born, American based model, Ataui Deng Hopkins, has been found nearly two weeks after she went missing. The 22-year-old model who was found on Monday night at a hospital, New York Daily News reported. It is not clear why she was admitted to the hospital.

Deng was reported missing by her boyfriend, Grant Monohon on August 16th, who told the police that Deng said she wanted to sleep in a park the last night. A friend of Deng, Roblé, who is a famous chef, said two other friends saw Deng near the Attic after a party for Major Model Management. Continue...

Amber Rose finally unveils her wedding photos + sweet words to her man, Wiz Khalifa

Finally! After a year, we get to see what Amber Rose’s wedding dress to her man, Wiz Khalifa, looks like. The couple celebrated their one-year wedding anniversary on Monday August 18th, and in the spirit of celebration, Amber shared a few photos from her wedding day on her Instagram, with a special message to her spouse, Wiz Khalifa:

"Today was the day we said our vows before God and our Family. I knew as soon as I met u, u were the one for me sweetheart. Happy 1 year anniversary @mistercap and many more to come."

For her big day, Amber wore a stunning corset bodice dress with a puffy lace skirt and sealed off the look with a diamond head accessory. Wiz on his part, wore a purple jacket, and their son looked utterly adorable in a black Converses. Sorry o, didn’t they say these two were separating? Well, Wiz also posted a photo of Amber on his page and captioned it with sweet words. See that and other photos inside...

Monday, August 18, 2014

Charles Novia writes on depresion - Robin Williams' suicide and Majek Fasek's battling with severe depression

Opinionated filmmaker, Charles Novia has written on the death of Hollywood actor Robin Williams, who reportedly committed suicide via asphyxia due to severe depression.
According to him, the little talked about sickness of the mind, can do irreparable damage to its victim regardless of their status in society, adding that legendary Nigerian reggae musician, Majek Fashek is currently battling with depression. Read what he said below:
I was having a conversation a day before Robin Williams’ suicide with my daughter, Nosa, about Majek Fashek and how I managed him and his career for 6 years (2005-2011) and released his hit album ‘Little Patience’ on my label, November Records.
When she saw visuals of how handsome and vibrant Majek used to look and his recent visuals of his emaciated and scraggly look, she was touched and pained. Especially when I told her that Majek is battling with a form of depression and other ‘spiritual’ stuff he has openly confessed to in some media interviews. Continue...

Ebola: Dr. Ameyo Adadevoh is still under quarantine - Health Minister

Contrary to media reports that Dr. Ameyo Stella Adadevoh who was quarantined after contracting Ebola from Patrick Sawyer – has been discharged from quarantine after recovering from the dreaded virus, Nigeria's Health Minister, Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu has refuted that claim. He however said, a female doctor was discharged but not Dr. Adadevoh.

In a statement released by his Special Assistant on Media and Communication, Dan Nwomeh, Professor Chukwu states that Dr. Adadevoh is still being quarantined as she is still sick and receiving treatment. Find the full statement after the jump... 

Cameroon shuts borders, suspends all flights from Nigeria over Ebola

In a bid to forestall the spread of the deadly Ebola virus into their country, Cameroon has closed its - international air and seaports including land outposts with Nigeria and suspended all flights to and from Nigeria.

Cameroon has a border boundary of about 2, 000 kilometres in Borno, Adamawa, Taraba and Cross Rivers states of Nigeria.

The spokesperson of Cameroon Foreign Affairs, Chiroumma Boukkari said yesterday on a programme of the Hausa Service of BBC that the decision to close the borders with Nigeria has become inevitable, over the Ebola epidemic which is spreading through regions of West African.
“This decision on border closure and suspension of all flights to and from Nigeria was to protect the lives of Cameroonian citizens living within and outside from contracting ebola, as Nigeria, our main trading partner in Africa had been facing since July 20, 2014 when Patrick Sawyer sneaked into the country aboard a flight with the deadly virus.” Continue...

Photos: DJ Jimmy Jatt celebrates his 25th year in music, loads of celebs turn up

Iconic Nigerian disc jockey, DJ Jimmy Jatt on Sunday night celebrated his silver jubilee (25th year) in the music industry, as well as the launch of his album - 'The Industry.' Stars like Tuface Idibia, Kate Henshaw, Lynxxx, Juliet Ibrahim, Julius Agwu, Banky W, Emma Nyra, Uti Nwachukwu, and many others were at the grand occasion to celebrate with him. See loads of photos after the jump...

Khloe Kardashian is smitten beyond reason, says she doesn't care if Frence Montana is using her for fame

Oh yeah! Khole Kardashian knows what she wants and not even the bashing from fans and maybe family will make her change her mind ...the heart just wants what the heart wants right? So following the legion of online comments saying French Montana is rolling with her just to get media attention plus reports that her family are skeptical about their relationship and then French's interview with  Billboard magazine last week, where he said:

“I want to capitalize on it. I’ll get a fan base from everywhere. I just hope I’ll be able to connect with everything that’s going on.”

It seems Khloe is unperturbed about all of that, and so she tweeted the cryptic message (above) on Sunday. So if Khloe dosen't care, who are we to drink panadol for her headache?

And she said YES! Tinsel stars, Gbenro Ajibade and Osas Ighodaro are engaged! Photos

Oh wow! Tinsel stars, Osas Ighodaro and her boo Gbenro Ajibade are engaged! Gbenro who popped the question in the US right in front of the Statue of Liberty posted photos from his proposal to Osas on his Instagram page and said:
"Four words fourteen letters that take forever to say,with you these words are too important to let them have their way. You've had my back for endless days,knowing my habitual ways,seen my worst and STILL stood by me even when my best of friends deserted me and strings weren't attached between us you were there staying strong, inspiring,motivating n loyal to our friendship regardless of all my madness.I can say am forever grateful and I LOVE YOU in so many ways but none is clearer than committing my days..@officialosas grow old with me,for the best is yet to be.....#shesaidYES#AGE#GREATNESS#����!"
And so with this ... Its official, Tinsel is the best place to find a life partner... so to the single and searching babes and dudes, y'all know where to be, storm the next Tinsel audition and get casted, who knows, this might just be you next time... Hehehe :) *winks* Congrats to Osas and Gbenro.

Photos: Toke Makinwa throws a star studded house party for her hubby, Maje Ayida as he turns a year older

Popular TV gal, Toke Makinwa threw a house party for her hubby, Maje Ayida who she calls her "dark chocolate" on Saturday 16th August to celebrate his birthday. Some of their celebrity friends were there to celebrate with them. Stars like - Tiwa Savage, Shasha P, Ik Osakioduwa, and others were at the party. See more pics inside...

Sunday, August 17, 2014

#Bawlling Thingz! Basketmouth shows us how he 'row-lls' bigtime flanked by hot chicks

#Bawlling thingz. Popular comedian, Basketmouth shared the photo above of himself paddling a boat on his Instagram page and said that's how he rows rolls. I don't know which I like best - the hot chicks with him or the way he rowed the boat?