Monthly Archives: December 2012
Damini Ogulu aka Burnaboy finally drops the much talked about video for the track TONIGHT.
Presented to you by Aristokrat Records, the stylish artist is once again portrayed in this crisp clear video
with beautiful models and cameo appearances from Wizkid, Dammie Krane, Vector, General Pype, Jimmie,
DJ Spinall… A must watch!!!
“…I don hold my woman, cos I be real magician…”
Yay ! Nollywood actress Mercy Johnson okojie gives birth to a baby girl today at a hospital in the USA. Mother and daughter are said to be doing great. A very Big congratulation to Mercy and her husband.
This brand new video from one and only Mr capable Banky W is cool and sensational. Enjoy as he ends the year with YES/NO.
The most talked about concert turned out to be the biggest flop event of the year 2012. It was on the lips of everyone on twitter and other social networks.
The d-day came and to the surprise of fans and those who bought tickets it turned out to be “THE WALK OF LIFE” which took almost an hour to get to the venue at the Eko Atlantic Beach, Lagos. To make it worse the concert had a very late start From 7pm it begins at 10:24pm and the host does not even show up on stage until almost 12:30am.
There was inadequate parking arrangements then he now tried to pull a fake american accent. Smh !!!!
PICTURES FROM THE EVENT
It turned out that Dbanj disappointed his fAns. It became a show of criticism mostly on Twitter. Many described the concert as an embarrassment while others as lack of planning. The annoying part was that the tickets were damn expensive especially to the vip and above. Many fans paid as N1 million to attend the concert which also has Hollywood actor Idris Elba; America rappers, Pusha T and Big Sean; as well as Nigerian-born British rapper Tinnie Tempah; on parade. He did also disappoint his fans who expected him to perform his old songs but performed his recent ones
“Sing Suddenly or Mogbonofelifeli if you know say e sure for you!” @RicDizZle continued referring to some the musician’s popular tunes.
Dbanj, who is used to a mimed performance, had problems adjusting to performing to a live band, some attendees said.
“I think Dbanj is the worst performer of the night #kokoconcert. Easier to perform with a CD. Live performance no be beans [not easy],” said a fan tweeting from the handle @ebraheemshehu
“I have a lot of respect for #Nigerian artistes who perform with a live band but i don’t think #Dbanj killed it today. #kokoconcert,” said Fidelis Mbah, a reporter with the BBC.
“That’s not a live band, just a bunch of confused electricians,” said another fan tweeting from the handle @TheBlackHermit.
Dbanj insulted his fans when he made the statement that “The people wey pay me money na dis side dem dey” (those that paid me are on this side) while apologizing to those at the VVIP section of the concert for below-par arrangement made for them. At a point he even asked those at the popular and VIP sections to apologize to those at the VVIP for the inconvenience they suffered.
Fans at the popular section and VIP paid 5,000 and 20,000 respectively. Many of his fans who felt insulted reacted sharply:
“Disgusting that he only keeps apologising to VVIP. The 5K ticket holders are the real fans and the ones promoting his music . Shame,” said a fan tweeting from @Rebl_jade.
“Dbanj needs to stop acting the fool with this VVIP thing. So rude!” said @EniolaHundeyin
“And he had the nerve to ask the 5k & 20k people to aplogise to the VVIPs. I say it, the concert was an allegory for Nigeria as a whole,” said Tola Sarumi tweeting from @AfroVII.
“Only in naija (Nigeria) you pay for something and STILL get insulted. Customer appreciation? Absolute zero,” said a fan tweeting from @kennagq
“The worst day of my life! Dec 29th, Koko concert. Despite d negativity, I managed to hold my head up nd stay positive! Home now..#NeverAgain” said eccentric Channel-O presenter, Derenle Edun.
“Call me a hater but Dbanj is too big of an artist to be putting out mediocre shows like that!! #kokoconcert,” said @natashamutale
“This guy better not be planning to drop any album soon. People will refuse to even bootleg it,” said Tome Buluku tweeting from the handle @IamTome.
“@iamdbanj sold more VIP & VVIP tickets than d no of seats available..we had to hustle for seats..pathetic,” said Tokunbo Otitoju tweeting from the handle@fimiletoks
“In Koko Concert, Money can’t buy class. LOL. 1M for table no mean you no go do endurance trek to and fro,” said @Shimoshi1.
He apologized To “his fans ” on twitter.
Wow. The alingo dance by the sensational and breathtaking stars psquare has gone worldwide to the extent that some use it as fitness dance and others for pleasure.
Finally ,the operatives of the State Security Service, SSS, have arrested six of the abductors of Prof. Keneme Okonjo, mother of the Coordinating Minister of the Economy and Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo- Iweala. Okonjo, wife of the Obi of Ogwuashi-Ukwu, Prof. Chukwuka Okonjo,who was kidnapped on December 9, 2012 at the palace of the traatditional ruler.
However, through concerted efforts of the combined security agencies in the country, the victim was released on December 14. But in a bid to unravel those behind the kidnapping, arrests were made by the police, Army and men of the SSS.
Last week, 63 of the suspects earlier arrested by the Army were released unconditionally when their culpability could not be established. A competent source at the SSS told National Mirror yesterday that six of the real suspects had eventually been arrested in Asaba, Delta State, and might be flown to Abuja today.
The source also confirmed that a N40m ransom was actually paid for the release of the 82-year- old retired professor of Sociology.
Explaining how the suspects were arrested, the source said: “The N40m, which was paid to the kidnappers was marked money from the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN. “What happened was that the money was paid on Wednesday by our men and by Thursday, two persons had gone to the Nebisi Road branch of an old generation bank to deposit N15m out of the money.
Because it was marked money, they were promptly arrested. “Our men were able to track four of the kidnappers with the aid of the two persons. Right now, we are on the trail of the remaining four suspects.
“The six suspects are supposed to be brought to Abuja tomorrow (today) to face further interrogation.”
Asked why the operatives were not able to arrest the suspects the time they came for the money, the source explained: “Don’t forget that as at that time the woman was still with the kidnappers and they could decide to kill her if they suspect anything phony. “Our major concern then was to ensure that the woman regained her freedom and was not harmed in any way.
In fact, that was the point the minister kept hammering to us. “She said that we should do everything possible to secure her mother alive, even if it meant paying whatever ransom the kidnappers asked for. “If you know how this is done, once they came for the money, we knew that the game was up for them. We knew that we must get them unless they would not spend that money in Nigeria.”
Okonjo-Iweala had shortly after her mother release said that the abductors were unhappy with the administration of the fuel subsidy and SURE-P programmes.
Okonjo-Iweala, who had recounted what her mother told the family after her ‘miraculous’ escape from the den of the dare-devil abductors, said: “I can’t give all the details because we don’t want to compromise ongoing investigations. “But I can tell you one thing: My mother suffered a great deal during this ordeal.
It was only the Almighty God that rescued her from a situation that could very easily have ended tragically. “Apart from the emotional trauma of being violently taken away from her family and kept incommunicado for five days in a strange environment, a woman of 83 years was left without food for five days. “We give glory to God that she is alive today to tell the tale. While she was in their custody, the kidnappers spent much of the time harassing her.
They told her that I must get on the radio and television and announce my resignation. “When she asked why, they told her it was because I did not pay oil subsidy money. They also said I had blocked payment of money to certain components of the SURE-P programme.”