Archive for May, 2014

(Gist) D Banj relocates to Abuja finally @tj_shetade

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In case you don’t know, we will be the first to tell you that Dapo Oyebanjo, aka D’Banj ,Ejanla of Afro Pop Music in Nigeria has relocated to the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

He has quit his Lekki home. Fujiipop learnt that he will be part of President G. E. Jonathan second term in office and 2015 election.
In fact, it was gathered that the duet between him and Oritsefemi, Double Wahala remix was recorded at his home in Abuja.

D’ Banj is tired of Lagos critics?

D’banj won ‘Best Selling African Artist’ award at the 2014 World Music Awards which took place on Tuesday 27th of May at the Salle des Etoiles in Monte Carlo, Monaco.

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(Gist) Flexy quits G O P Musical Group @tj_shetade

…kicks off Solo Career with Nor Nor

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Ugah Emmanuel aka Flexy has quit G O P, the musical group he started his musical career with many years back.
He has now started his solo career. Few days ago he released a song titled Nor Nor.
A dance track dedicated to the ladies. Flexy Emmanuel Ugah, the Ebonyi State breed is putting finishing touches to the video of his Nor Nor single.
He studied Cinematography and Animation in India . Before he went solo, Flexy was formally with a group called God’s Own People (G.O.P). The single “Nor Nor” was produced by Lahlah and mixed by G.GA
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(Gist) Oritsefemi gets Four N E A Nomination @tj_shetade

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Popular Afro Pop Singer, Oritsefemi Majemite Ekele has been nominated for Nigerian Entertainment Awards billed to host at United States of America later this year.

He was nominated as the Hottest song of the year, Male Act of the Year, Indigenous Act of the year , Best New Act of the Year.

He got the nomination through his new singles, Double Wahala, Sexy Lady ft Davido and Double Wahala Part 2 ft D Banj currently spreading in the Nigerian Entertainment Industry.

Congratulations Music Taliban!

(Gist) Shina Peller’s Club, Quilox closes down @tj_shetade

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Fujiipop news filtering out of the premium watering hole, is that Quilox club on Ozumba Mbadiwe Victoria Island will be shut down.

According to information from sources closed to the club owner, scooped that the club will be shut down for a month by end of June this year.
More so, Shina Abiola-Peller,the handsome dude behind Nigeria’s biggest night added another year on wednesday.As expected the well appointed hangout, threw a lavish black and white party in his honour. Despite being a rainy day,many friends, celebrities, and high networth individuals defied the cold night.They left their shelves to the celebrate with amiable son Late Magician,Prof Peller. It was classy party the saw all kinds of expensive champagne,and liquour flowing freely.Little wonder,the privileged invitees giggled and danced, till dawn.. Olamide, Banky, AY, DJ Exclusive, Oba Dosunmu, Gbenga Islander were some of the faces at the soiree.

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(BREAKING NEWS ) Actress, Dayo Amusa Stabs Lagos Big Boy Seun Oribe in Public @Tj_shetade

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Ace Nollywood Actress has been alleged stabbing Lagos Big Boy, Seun Oribe with broken bottle in public.

Fujiipop sources said that both met at Morocco Road, Fadeyi in Lagos. Seun was driving a Toyota Camry while the actress was on her own car. Unknowingly Seun stopped at a junction searching for something in the car, but Ayo Amusa and her crew faced Seun’s car. Dayo was blasting horn. This constituted lots of nuisance to the public. Seun angrily came out of his car blasting Dayo that why would she be horning continuously. That didn’t she know that is constituting nuisance in the public.

Both started exchanging verbal words. Seun never recognized Dayo Amusa in the car. But her crew and body guards came down from the car. That don’t you know this is Dayo Amusa? He asked that, what is his business if she is a star? One of them abruptly slapped Seun. Then pour alcohol on his face and queried that while would he parked on the road searching for something inside his car.
At the time, he was blind. One of Dayo’s crew stabbed him on the spot and broke the windscreen of his car before they drove out.

Fujiipop contacted Seun, he confirmed the incident. But he was still at the hospital when we spoke with him.

“I didn’t know it was Dayo Amusa. They angrily pour alcohol on my face and broke the windscreen of my car. They will pay for it”, Seun Oribe said.

We learnt is already a police case at Fadeyi .

All efforts to reach Dayo Amusa proved abortive at the time of filling this report.

(News) Obasanjo meets Boko Haram to free Chibok Girls

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Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has met with people close to Boko Haram in an attempt to broker the release of more than 200 kidnapped schoolgirls, a source close to the talks told AFP on Tuesday.
Reports of the talks emerged as Boko Haram was blamed for fresh attacks targeting the security forces, public buildings and a school in its north-eastern stronghold.
Cameroon also said it had begun deploying 3,000 extra troops to buttress its border with Nigeria against the threat posed by marauding militants.
On Monday evening, Nigeria’s Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh, said the 223 girls still missing had been located but cast doubt on the prospect of any rescue by force.
The talks last weekend at Obasanjo’s farm in southern Ogun state included relatives of senior Islamist fighters, intermediaries and the former president, the source said on condition of anonymity.
“The meeting was focused on how to free the girls through negotiation,” said the source, referring to the kidnapped schoolgirls, whose abduction has triggered global outrage.
Nigeria’s response to the mass abduction has been widely criticised and the hostage crisis has brought unprecedented international attention to Boko Haram’s five-year extremist uprising.
– Previous attempts at talks –
Obasanjo, who left office in 2007, has previously sought to negotiate with the insurgents, including in September 2011 after Boko Haram bombed the United Nations headquarters in Abuja.
Then, he flew to the Islamists’ base in the Borno state capital, Maiduguri, to meet relatives of former Boko Haram leader Mohammed Yusuf, who was killed in police custody in 2009.
The 2011 talks did not help stem the violence and some at the time doubted if Obasanjo was dealing with people with the authority to negotiate a ceasefire.
The former head of state, who remains an influential figure in Nigerian politics, refused to take questions when reached by phone earlier Tuesday.
But the source told AFP that Obasanjo had voiced concern about Nigeria’s acceptance of foreign military personnel to help rescue the girls.
“He said he is worried that Nigeria’s prestige in Africa as a major continental power had been diminished” by President Goodluck Jonathan’s decision to bring in Western military help, including from the United States.
Mustapha Zanna, the lawyer who helped organise Obasanjo’s 2011 talks with Boko Haram, said he was at the former president’s home on Saturday.
But he declined to discuss whether the Chibok abductions were on the agenda.
“I was there,” he told AFP, explaining that Obasanjo was interested in helping vulnerable children in Nigeria’s embattled northeast.
Zanna had represented Yusuf’s family in a wrongful death lawsuit filed against the government following his death in police custody.
– ‘Bungled contact’ –
It was not clear if Obasanjo’s weekend meeting had been sanctioned by the government.
Obasanjo backed Jonathan’s 2011 presidential campaign but fiercely criticised him and his record as president in an open letter last December, and the two are widely thought to have fallen out.
According to the source, Obasanjo supported a prisoner-for-hostage swap that would see some of the girls released in exchange for a group of Boko Haram fighters held in Nigerian custody.
As a private citizen with damaged ties to the presidency, Obasanjo likely does not have the authority to negotiate any deal on the government’s behalf.
Abuja has officially ruled out a prisoner swap but sent intermediaries to meet Boko Haram in the northeast to negotiate for the girls’ release.
The source identified one of the envoys as Ahmad Salkida, a journalist with ties to Boko Haram who was close to Yusuf before his death.
Salkida did not respond to several phone calls and text messages seeking comment.
“There was contact but it was bungled by the government,” according to the source, saying Jonathan backed away from the deal after returning from a security conference in Paris earlier this month.
(AFP)

(News) Sudanese woman facing death for apostasy gives birth in prison

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The Sudanese Christian woman, Meriam Yahia Ibrahim Ishag, who was sentenced to death by hanging on May 15th for committing Apostasy, (renouncing ones faith or religion), has given birth to a baby girl in prison. Her husband, Daniel Wani made this known today when he spoke with AFP.

Meriam was heavily pregnant when she was sentenced and taken to the women’s prison in Khartoum’s twin city of Omdurman. According to BBC, she would be allowed to nurse her new baby for two years before the execution is carried out. Meriam’s 2year old son is also in the prison with her.

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