Archive for July, 2014

(Entertainment) Kofo Hopes to succeed in Project Fame

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Kofoworola Akintoye is set to change the image of Odi-Olowo/Ojuwoye (Mushin) a local government situated in the heartbeat of Lagos. The area is solely known as an habitat of hoodlums and ill fated youths with no future ambition.

Kofoworola Akintoye popularly known as Inspire is set to be the first female Superstar to emerge from the area by getting into the MTN PROJECT FAMES SEASON 7.0 ACADEMY. She has been described as a songstress, all her time she had devoted to her vocal and keyboard rehearsals. According to Kofo she was evicted at the semi-finals of same competition last year but this year she is prepared to prove to the judges that their comment last year has made her go back to the drawing table.

Talking about her boyfriend Ninalowo Boladale a concept developer and DT Browns manager a Nigerian but South African based artiste. He is the CEO Sound Sea Entertainment a division of Shetade Images “He is my guardian angel, he has always been there for me, I love him so much” she said, while sources close said the two are always seen together and that Boladale strongly believes in Kofoworola’s singing talent. Often he leaves his personal businesses to see to Kofo’s affairs mostly in terms of music.

a concept developer and DT Browns manager a Nigerian but South African based artiste.

Kofo is the first daughter of a family of six, she lost her mother last year and her three siblings are really looking up to her.

So far in the competition she had performed awesomely well,after her first performance when she did a rendition of Whitney Houston’s “ Believe” she delivered Tina Turner’s “What Love Gotta Do”, wowing the judges and audience. More still to come from Kofo (INSPIRE) follow her @Kofo_PFame , follow @MTN_ProjectFame and like MTN Project Fame West Africa on Facebook for more updates

(Interview) I will use the money to support my career-Winner Naija Street Champ 2014, Rodney Brown

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Rodney Brown Edemhanria also known as ‘Rodney the Monster’ emerged the winner of the first season of the street music talents hunt competition-Naija Street Champ.

Rodney, 25 representing Ikeja zone of the competition was adjudged the best of the last standing 4 contestants that made it to the Grand Finale concert held at the Eko FM Hall, LTV studios, Agidingbi, Ikeja Lagos on Saturday July 26, 2014.

On the night where the atmosphere was turbo charged with electrifying performances from the contestants with wild enthusiasm from their large crowd of supporters who stormed the venue of the concert to support their favourite talent.

The first round of performance saw the elimination of Sulaimon Idris (Dabreez) – one of the competition’s revelation and strong contender since audition from the Surulere zone which he represents. He was rewarded with a consolatory cash prize of One Hundred Thousand Naira Only.

To decide who will go home with the One Million Naira Cash prize and the 3 year music recording contract, the last three contestants Shanuolu Adesola (Sholz), Rodney Brown Edemhanria (Rodney) and the only lady standing Abimbola Olugbenga (Raptitude) performed twice on stage thrilling the ever excited crowd with their songs on beats produced by Terry G and ID Cabassa.

Impressed with their performances but unable to decide, the panel of Judges, Terry G, ID Cabassa and D’Tunes then tasked the three contestants for another round of freestyle performance.

At the end of the thrilling freestyle performance, the Judges unanimously declared Rodney Brown Edemhanria as the winner of the season 1 of Naija Street Champ. They also have kind words for the two other contestants promising to help them achieve greatness in their career. D’Tunes announced that he will be given out the sum of Three Hundred Thousand Naira each to the other two contestants.
Assessing the first edition of the Naija Street Champ, The Project Manager Oladehinde Fajana expressed satisfaction with the project which he described as a huge success. He expressed optimism that the subsequent seasons will be more robust. He then used the medium to call on brand custodians to take the opportunity of the project to reach their target especially the Youth market.

Speaking in this interview session with Fujiipop Entertainment Reporter, Richard Authur, after he was announced the winner, Rodney reveals what he will use the 1 Million naira he won as Naija Street Champ to support his musical career.
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Congratulations for emerging as the winner of the competition
Thanks a lot.

What is your name?

My name is Rodney Brown Edemarel.

Where are you from?

I’m from Edo State.

How old are you?

I’m 25 years old.

How long have you been doing music?

I’ve been doing music for close to about 7 years now.
Before today did you believe you can win this competition?

I believe more is there and I also believe I will make it. I told everybody that I was going to make it back stage before my name was announced the winner.

How do you feel now that you have won the competition?

I feel happy, very happy.

From this stage, what is your next level?

From here straight to the top.

What do you want to do with the money?

I will use it to support my career, I’m going to use it wisely by the grace of God.

Your academic, are you through with school?

Actually I’m going to study great things.

Do you think you have what it takes to compete in the Nigerian music industry?

By grace of God I’m a star, I’m a super star.

What do you think you can offer the Nigerian music industry?

Well, I’m bringing diversity, I’m bringing flexibility, I’m bringing the best, I believe I have a surprise for everybody.

Do you envisage winning this competition?

If I envisaged, Honestly like I said before, it was just God, I never believed it but I always believed that God will take me to the top.

The journey of winning this competition, where did it start?

Well it was so funny because I never wanted to come but I thank God, I’ ve been to different competitions and I’ ve always dropped either at the last round, quarter finals or semi finals, it was the street, they brought me out, when they came everybody started shouting Rodney, Rodney, Rodney, so I was invited to come down by the mc, when I came down. They picked me out, my street loves me, and they love me so much. It was all from the street, they brought me here that was how it started.

(Entertainment) Angel Tee Fights Tiwa Savage on Stage at Midas Xquisite Restaurant @tj_shetade

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Security men at Midas Xquisite really got more than they bargained for when queen of songs, Angel Tee, treated music lovers to a madonnic brand of music and performance. Trouble started when the diva finished performing and made to leave the stage and a section of the crowd who wanted her to continue started chanting, we want more!, we want more!!.In a bid to accomodate other artists on the performing list, the mc ignored the agitation of the fans and introduced Frank Nero, and that seemed to have angered the fans the more as they started chanting, No!, No!, we want Angel!, we want Angel!, to assuade the fans, the manager of Midas Xquisite had to come down to persuade Angel to yield to the demand of her fans and return to stage while Frank Nero was ushered off the stage. As if enough was not enough, the fans who seemed to have been carried away by the performance of the diva decided to demonstrate their love by invading the stage, trying to dance or take photogragh with Angel, it took the extra effort of the security details of a popular society man who was also present at the event to get the fans off the stage and save Angel from any possible harm. Frank Nero however returned to stage after Angel had finished her second performance of the night.

The event which took place at the pool side of Midas Xquisite, Ikeja on Sunday July 27th 2014. She also had on its list of other notable artists like, Tiwa Salvage, Asata, Frank Nero, live band, comedians, dancers and some other up-coming and up & coming artistes. It must be said that Angel has been a crowd puller when ever she performs since her return to Nigeria from her base in Dublin.

Nollywood Star Actress, Taiwo Aromokun Twins Clock 1

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Nollywood Star Actress Taiwo Aromokun Lawal twin sons Jaden Anjeoreoluwa & Jamie Anjolaoluwa Lawal turned one recently and the proud mum held a Thanksgiving Service at RCCG Victory Parish in Lagos, then took her lil cute men to the Little Saints Orphanage Surulere to celebrate with other children.

(Greetings) Barka De Sallah Muslims @tj_shetade

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Fujiipop Management is wishing our ardent Muslim readers Happy Eid Il Mubarak.

(Politics) Run Run Omisore Absconds From TV Debate @tj_shetade

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Osun State Gubernatorial candidates, PDP’s Omisore and labour Party aspirant refused to honour a debate organized by an International Republican Institute yesterday in the State. The debate was billed to be broadcasted live on Osun State Broadcasting Corporation Osogbo, but Omisore and the other aspirant shunned it.

The sitting governor, Rauf Aregbesola who was said to have gone to Mecca for the lesser hajj but cut short his trip and returned to honour the debate, and was the only candidate seated. So the debate turned out to be a form of interview.

But trust APC to release a statement regarding this (find it after the cut in parts). Hmm, if this had happened in a more civilized country, we already know who the winner is, lol.

“The PDP’s gubernatorial candidate in the August 9 election in Osun, Iyiola Omisore, squandered a golden opportunity to confront the incumbent governor, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, in a public radio debate when he ran away from participating.

“Osun citizens had waited with bated breath to hear Omisore articulate his accusations against the governor on such issues as the debt profile of the state, the school reform programme and the vexed issue of capital flight.

“But it turned out to be almost an interview and not a debate because Omisore ran away.

“However, Aregbesola advanced his arguments virtually without challenge that the best thing to have happened in Osun since it was created are his programmes which the PDP wants to destroy.”
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The media aide of the LP candidate, Mr. Kayode Oladeji, when contacted said that his principal did not shun the debate because he sent his running mate to represent him, when he had a very urgent and equally important assignment he had to attend to. His running mate was however not allowed to represent him, as no representative was welcomed.

(Entertainment) Fans Throw Stones At Me Before They Accept Me in Nigeria- Nneka @tj_shetade

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Nigerian Soul Singer, Nneka Egbuna has revealed that before Nigeria music fans could accept her into entertainment industry, they throw stones at her on stage while performing.

The half cast said this on HIP TV during an interview session that it was really frustrating and challenging before Nigerian music fans could accept her.
“During 2face and Friend Musical Tour years back, fans throw stones at me in order to shame me out of the stage. When i eventually came off stage, i was crying back stage. 2face later came to consul me that that this is Nigeria. You have to be very strong. I thank God it is working for me now.

(Exclusive News ) K1 Kicks off ‘Unusual Musical World Tour’ August 6th @tj_shetade

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Fuji Music Lord, Alhaji Wasiu Anifowoshe Marshal ‘K1 De Ultimate’ has announced to embark on long World Musical Tour.
According to him when he was chatting with Fujiipop LIVE at Islanders Lounge, Opebi , Ikeja Lagos on Saturday 26th July 2014 he said the tour is titled ‘ K1 UNUSUAL MUSICAL WORLD TOUR’ .
“The tour will kick off August 6th 2014. And it is captioned ‘K1 Unsual Musical World Tour’. My company, Fuji Repete Nigeria Limited will be associating with a lot of companies in order to make the tour scintillating. Reason we titled it Unusual is due to the fact that it has never been done before. We are performing in America, Asia, Europe and Africa respectively. It will be a wonderful experience”, the Fuji Music King said.
The musical icon whose songs have been hugely successful over the years in Africa and Europe, intends to use the grand tour to further register his brand in the heart of his European fans as the pillar and leading light of Fuji music- a genre he has displayed unmatched qualities in.
K-1 will be in United Kingdom, Holland, Belgium, Ireland amongst others. Once he is done with Europe, the man popularly known as Oluaye will head to the United States, and Canada.
The music Lord will as well be in Malaysia and the United Arab Emirates city of Dubai to treat his fans to great Fuji tunes
The special attraction of the tours will be a BOAT CRUISE CONCERT in the Caribbean which has been marked to provide unforgettable memories of K-1’s musical ability.
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For the number one man of Fuji music, this is an unusual way to re-connect fans abroad with his branded tunes that span multiple decades!
Back home in Nigeria, K-1 has set aside Friday, 21st November, 2014, for ‘Festival of Song’. It will feature Fuji and general music that dominate Nigeria domestic scene. The event which is billed to take place at the Eko Hotel and Suies, Victoria Island, Lagos, will feature other A-list music acts.

(Society) Banky W, D j Cuppy re-open Quilox August 1st @tj_shetade

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King of the Lagos party, Banky W will host a night of music, dance and casino, as Africa’s best nightclub, Quilox returns from a brief hiatus on Friday August 1st.

The EME leader will work with Femi Otedola’s daughter DJ Cuppy, who is guest jockey as well as in-house Quilox DJ Consequence.

Banky W is a bonafide show host, and party rocker, who lives and loves the Lagos nightlife. And he’ll be the soul of the night, along with club owner Shina Peller, when Quilox returns after a much-celebrated one-month break.

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The luxury club is now optimized for even more posh partying, with the introduction of the VVIP Friday night gigs, as well as restaurant, karaoke and the innovative Quilox pocket money.

Founder, Shina Peller says the reopening presents more opportunities to further the innovation that Quilox brings to clubbing experience in Lagos.

“We are excited to return with a magnificent VVIP event after a brief hiatus for Ramadan. With party rocker, Banky W and guest jockey, DJ Cuppy as the host for the re-opening of Quilox, it is safe to say that clubbing is just about to get interesting.”

Owned by Shina Peller, Quilox is situated on 873 Ozumba Mbadiwe Avenue, Victoria Island, Lagos. Since its opening on December 20, 2013, the international night club with its impeccable design, opulent finish, unique decor and lighting has held countless events and is known to have transformed Nigeria’s elite nightlife.

(Sports News) Maigari Lobby Allegation @tj_shetade

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Former Nigeria Football Federation, Aminu Maigari has been alleged lobby at the Minister’s office.

Two key allies of the ousted President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) have intensified lobby to remain relevant in the scheme of things at the Glass House.

Maigari, it will be recalled was impeached last week Thursday by eight members of the 13-man Executive Committee of the NFF, raising fears about the future of his close allies in the scheme of things.

We gathered that one of the former President’s men who head a league committee was at the Minister of Sports office at the National Stadium on Friday “to pledge my loyalty”.

The Minister, Tammy Danagogo, was not in the office but the ‘August visitor’ was said to have told the Special Assistant to the Minister that he came to pledge his loyalty after the exit of Maigari.

The SA was said to have wondered why the former NNF Boss ally felt it was necessary to pledge loyalty, recalling that the same person a couple of weeks ago accused the Sports Minister of interfering in the running of football.

Also, another key ally who is a member of the three-man committee set up to negotiate with Stephen Keshi, was said to have called the Acting President of the NFF, Mike Umeh, telling him that “I am a team player” and ready to work to move Nigerian football forward.

“You can see that life is interesting. These men dined and wined with Maigari, but the moment he was impeached, they only escorted him to his car and returned to continue with the board meeting.

“It may also interest you to note that one of them, even told the cameramen not to film him along with Maigari after his impeachment,” an official who pleaded anonymity told Prompt News.

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