Monday, 31 December 2012

Linda Ikeji: My Role Model and Online Personality of the Year

On that faithful Sunday afternoon on the 26th of November 2006 when Linda Ikeji decided to join the blogosphere, little did she know that her blog would turn out to be the number one entertainment blog in Nigeria in the next five years.
The journey of a thousand miles they say starts with a single step and with the single step of her first blog post she kick-started www.lindaikeji.blosgspot.com after having been inspired by a post written about her on www.bellanaija.com.

Continue below; 


Five Personalities Who Made My Year.


It has been a very wonderful year for me, with great achievements and accomplishment. However it is apposite to at this juncture to recognize those who I felt helped make this year remarkable for me, for according to Coyan Doyle the author of Valley Of Fear' "Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself; but talent instantly recognizes genius." Below is the list of personalities who made my year worthwhile in no specific order.

1. Uwakwe Chibuike MFC.

He is the publisher of www.uwakwereflections.com, an author and a renowned orator. He has carved a niche for himself in the world of 'pen and papers'. He is not just a brother. He is a friend and a mate. He gives me all the encouragement and support I need. I feel so happy having a brother who shares same ideology with me..

2. Linda Ikeji.


She is no doubt the most celebrated blogger in Nigeria. Named by Forbes as one of African's most prominent women in 2012. As a blogger, I have always looked up to her. The way she connects with her readers and her sense of humour has endeared her to me. For me she is the perfect definition of what a true woman should be. Whenever the history of Uwakwe Martin's Blog will be discussed, her name will not go unmentioned as the one who motivated me to start one.

3. Okwy Wilfred.


He is one of the brains behind Nigeria's biggest online community of students; www.myschool.com.ng, a seasoned students' consultant and manager. During the course of my work in school as a journalist I was able to meet him for an interview, and since then I have been filled in the aura of his personality; cool, humble, intelligent and progressive. I feel elated to associate myself with him.

4. Niyi Adesanya.

He is a human capital consultant, a motivational speaker, a trainer and an expert on the subject of leadership. Niyi Adesanya is leadership personified; an inspiration to many. He is the Principal Consultant for FifthGear Consulting Firm. A firm with a vision to, “Help organizations achieve their best, through building and sustaining a culture of leadership that can maximize productivity, engender growth and promote harmony.” I met him during a seminar in my school organized by Etisalat Nigeria under the auspices of ClickFest. His presentation on entrepreneurship has kept me going all through the year. I call him my mentor.

5.Toyosi Akerele.

Toyosi Akerele is a respected inspirational and mindful young leader who is celebrated for National Leadership in the service of a larger cause.
A worthy alumnus of the United States Government’s Prestigious International Visitor Leadership Program for emerging Leaders, she was in June of 2011 described by Mrs. Michelle Obama the First Lady of the United States as one of her personal inspirations in a televised address to America as a prelude to her arrival in Africa for the Young African Women Leaders Forum of which Toyosi remains the only Nigerian member till date. I came to know her after she appeared on one of my most favourite TV shows 'Teju baby face show'. I simply love her spirit

Who made your year? Let's hear from you.

Wishing you all a wonderful 2013.

How Are You Friends?

It has been a while I posted here. I had to travel with my family back to my villa and it has been hard getting internet service. However I was able to get service now and I decided to check on you. How has your Christmas celebration been. This is the last day in 2013. What are your plans for next year? As for me, I promise to be more dedicated to this blog. You wouldn't miss a bit of any entertainment gist here in Nigeria. it's a promise.

Meanwhile I heard Nollywood diva; Mercy Johnson has given birth to a baby girl yesterday, congrats to her.

See you later. Wishing you Happy new year in advance, In case you don't see me tomorrow....:)

Friday, 28 December 2012

Masta Blasta Band Wins 2012 Calaber Carnival Contest


The Masta Blasta band has won this year's edition of the Calaber Carnival. They beat the defending champions Passion 4 to take up that No.1 spot.

Passion 4 band came second and the Third Place went to Freedom Band!
The Calabar Festival climaxed on Thursday with the four competing bands Passion 4, Freedom, Seagull, Masta Blasta and Bayside engaging in a feat of musical gyration, artistic and well choreographed dance steps in a highly entertaining manner that “threw the audience into spellbound celebration.”
Besides the five bands, other non-competing bands, such as the visiting Brazilian Samba group and Vai Vai entertained the audience as they went on the 14- kilometer street parade that terminated at the U.J.  Esuene Stadium where the winning team was announced. Congrats to Masta Blasta Band.
Masta Blasta Band is a limited liability Company incorporated in Nigeria, whose core business is efntertainment, using the festival of Carnival as a tool forunlocking the economic potential of the Cross River State Carnival as an ideal time for playing big in Carnival Calabar and presenting itself as the viable cultural and entertainment option of choice by parading the best costume and float ever in Cairnival Calabar.

Fan's Dissapointed with D'banj Over Koko Concert

D'banj's Koko Concert which took place yesterday at Eko Atlantic did not go down well with the fans of the entertainer as they took to twitter to vent thier annoyance and disappointment over the poor planning of the show.

Fans were made to trek long distances to the venue at Eko Atlantic and to the bar beach.

Channel O VJ Denrele could not hide his displeasure, as he termed 27th December, the worst day in his life. According to him, he was almost stabbed by area boys, while trekking to the show.

However, save for the long trek and the delay in starting the show, the show performances was dope. Meanwhile I enjoyed the show from the concert of my home. thanks to NdaniTv.

Below are the screenshot of the tweets



Rochas Okorocha, Anyanwu trade words over convoy Clash

Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha and Senator Chris Anyanwu have given divergent versions of a fracas involving their convoys at Azaraegbelu, Owerri North in Imo State on Wednesday.
Speaking to newsmen in Owerri, on Thursday, Anyanwu, who represents Imo East Senatorial District, said she had visited Okorocha earlier in the day to felicitate with him on the up-coming wedding of his daughter.
Thereafter, the Senator said she proceeded to Mbaise for a function and was on her way back when she noticed, “an intimidating convoy bearing down on her convoy with full compliments of security operatives, conventional and non-conventional”.
Anyanwu, a former broadcaster, said it was about 5.30pm and she had directed her convoy to veer off the road and stop for the governor’s convoy to pass, but to her surprise, the governor’s security men stopped and blocked her convoy, dragged out the driver of her pilot vehicle and beat him to pulps.
She added, “The unwarranted beating and assault on my convoy compelled me to alight from my vehicle and even at that, the assault continued.
“They had dragged my driver into the bush to shoot him when I started shouting that their action was ungodly and barbaric. To my utter shock, Okorocha was watching the entire episode complacently and had even shouted orders to his men saying ‘disarm her security’.”
The Senator described the assault on her convoy as “a misplaced show of power.”
But, the governor’s Special Assistant on Media, Ebere Uzoukwa, dismissed Anyanwu’s claims as false, saying Okorocha escaped death when the Senator’s convoy rammed into his convoy.
Uzoukwa said the Senator after breaching the governor’s convoy, alighted from her vehicle and ordered her Naval security personnel to open fire.
He said, “The Senator further went berserk and descended on the security men slapping both the governor’s Aide-de-Camp and Chief Detail. She also rained abuses on the governor as well as calling him unprintable names.
“However, it is interesting to mention that the governor’s security men exhibited decency, professionalism and maturity as they never fell into the temptation of mahandling anyone in the Senator’s convoy irrespective of her unruly attitude and that of the Naval ratings in her convoy.”
The statement added, “Recall that His Excellency, Owelle Rochas Anayo Okorocha recently banned the use of siren by unauthorised persons in the state as part of stringent security measures to fight crime. This calls to question why a serving senator, who obviously is not authorised to use siren, has chosen the part of dishonour, lawlessness as well as refusing totally to subject herself to constituted authority.”

Thursday, 27 December 2012

Omotola On The Cover Of The DSTV Magazine

Beautiful

Kim kardashian Pregnant For Kanye West



According to reports from mediatakeout.com reality show star Kim Kardashian is pregnant for her boyfriend Kanye West.

Kim has always said she wanted kids. But there’s only one little catch, she’s still married to NBA star Kris Humphries. The two just can’t seem to settle their divorce.

The reality star was very open on her reality show Keeping Up with the Kardashians that she wanted to have kids and she even considered fertility treatments.

If Kim really is pregnant, this would be huge news and we bet Kanye would sing about it! He’s been known to mention Kim in his songs. We bet a Kimye baby would be totally adorbs!

Tuesday, 25 December 2012

President Jonathan's Christmas Message To Nigerians

Dear friends,

 I want to seize this opportunity to wish you and your loved ones a merry Christmas and a happy New Year in advance.

 I feel the pains of Nigerians and that is why this yuletide period I have personally instructed that our roads should be worked on to enable you and your loved ones travel safely for the holidays knowing that this season brings with it the highest volume of traveler traffic of the year.

 This administration also made sure that most of our airports received a facelift with the terminals rehabilitated and the runways upgraded.

Top Ten Best Christmas Movies Of All Time - Forbes


For movie lovers, this might be of little help. 
Ah, movie lists!  How we love ‘em, right?  Well, I've got several for you this holiday season (but it’s strictly feature films, so some great ones like A Charlie Brown Christmas won’t be on this list).  This one is the biggie, a list of the greatest Christmas films ever made, including action pics, comedy flicks, and family fare.

Merry Christmas Friends


Merry Christmas To You All, May The Blessings Of His birth (Our Lord Jesus Christ) visit you & your home with good tidings of great joy, love, and happiness.
I'm wishing you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year In Advance. Let's not forget, Christmas isn't complete without CHRIST. Give your life to him, so that the purpose of HIS birth will not be defeated over your life!
Celebrate on Low Key Level Remember to keep the day Holy. May the grace of God through OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST be with you all through this festive season and forever, amen.

 Remain Blessed.

Uwakwe Martin

Saturday, 15 December 2012

Governor Yakowa Of Kaduna And Former NSA Azazi Dies In Helicopter Crash

This is a very sad news.Sahara reporters just reports that the Governor of kadunna state is dead.


Governor Patrick Yakowa of Kaduna State and former National Security Adviser Andrew Owoye Azazi apparently died in a helicopter that crashed today in Bayelsa State, a reliable source has told SaharaReporters.
Governor Yakowa and Mr. Azazi, a retired military general who served as chief security adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan, were among passengers in the ill-fated helicopter.
Nigeria's National Emergency Management Authority (NEMA) had earlier indicated that the agency had activated a search for a crashed helicopter.
Our sources had earlier disclosed that the crashed chopper was carrying “some major political figures.” As at the time of going to press, Saharareporters was unable to confirm the identity of any other passengers in the ill-fated chopper.
Governor Yakowa and Mr. Azazi were among many political figures who reportedly attended the burial of the father of senior presidential aide Oronto Douglas. The funeral event took place in the Nembe area of Bayelsa State earlier today.  SaharaReporters learnt that the crashed helicopter was one of several helicopters that some well-connected people to the funeral.
The crash comes on the heels of a plane crash on October 25, 2012 that has left Governor Danbaba Suntai of Taraba State brain-damaged. Mr. Suntai was moved to a hospital in Germany where he remains in poor shape, unable to recognize his visitors or to speak.

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