Showing posts from December 15, 2014

2015 Critics’ Choice Awards Nominees

The 2015 Critics’ Choice Awards nominees were announced this morning, and the star-studded list is full of the usual a-list suspects as well as some welcome surprises. Birdman leads the pack of nominees with 13 total, including best picture, best lead actor (Michael Keaton), and best acting ensemble, while The Grand Budapest Hotel came in second place with 11 nods. And thanks to the awards show’s unique young actors/actresses category, some of our favorite budding stars, including Ansel Elgort and Quvenzhane Wallis, are in the running for an award.

See some of the nominees below, plus head over to for the full list!

Best Picture
Gone Girl
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game
The Theory of Everything

Best Actor
Benedict Cumberbatch, The Imitation Game
Ralph Fiennes, The Grand Budapest Hotel
Jake Gyllenhaal, Nightcrawler
Michael Keaton, Birdman
David Oyelowo, Selma
Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything

Best A…

Fayose presents N80.774bn budget to seven PDP lawmakers

Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose on Monday presented a N80.774bn   budget for 2015 to the Ekiti State House of Assembly.

While presenting the budget, the governor dared the opposition All Progressives Congress lawmakers in the state to attempt to overrun the state, saying they would be dealt with by the people.

The budget christened, “Budget of Reality,” was presented to the state lawmakers amid tight security.

The budget represents 77.7 per cent of former Governor Kayode Fayemi’s 2014 budget of N103.8bn.

The APC lawmakers in the House were absent at the plenary even as the chamber was filled to capacity by members of the Peoples Democratic Party, government officials and supporters of the governor.

Fayose urged the assembly to examine the draft budget and to further articulate the needs of the electorate and appropriate public funds for their realisation.

He said any attempt to overrun the Assembly by the APC lawmakers, who had ran away from the state for over two weeks, would be…

Camille Cosby Speaks Out, Defends Husband Bill the 'Victim'

As the number of women accusing Bill Cosby of sexual assault continues to grow, there is one who won't leave his side… his wife of 50 years, Camille Cosby.
Camille, who has five children with Bill, released a new statement in support of her husband on Monday.

"I met my husband, Bill Cosby, in 1963, and we were married in 1964. The man I met, and fell in love with, and whom I continue to love, is the man you all knew through his work," she begins. "He is a kind man, a generous man, a funny man, and a wonderful husband, father and friend. He is the man you thought you knew.
"A different man has been portrayed in the media over the last two months. It is the portrait of a man I do not know. It is also a portrait painted by individuals and organizations whom many in the media have given a pass. There appears to be no vetting of my husband's accusers before stories are published or aired. An accusation is published, and immediately goes viral."

Today, the …

Prince William Looks Exactly Like Prince George in His Childhood Pic—See the Side-by-Side Comparison!

Not that there was ever any doubt about Prince George's paternity, but wow, this side-by-side comparison is photo evidence of paternity if ever there was!

Prince William used to look exactly like little Georgie does in his newly released holiday photos--they've got the same hairstyle, same nose, same eyes and same adorably chubby rosy cheeks! Sixteen-month-old George appears to have gotten some of mom Kate Middleton's stunning features, too.

William, now 32, was likely a toddler trendsetter back in his day, too, but thanks to the Internet, George's stylistic influence is more apparent on a worldwide scale. The adorable Cath Kidston Guards sweater he wore in those royal photos flew off the shelves. Within moments, the $27 top was sold out! And in case you missed the memo, tots, white collared shirts, black knee socks and comfy but cute black buckle shoes are all the rage right now.

George better make the most of his time as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's only …

Outrage as Okupe compares Jonathan with Jesus Christ

Nigerians have severely criticised the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Public Affairs, Dr. Doyin Okupe, for comparing President Goodluck Jonathan with Jesus Christ.

Speaking during a live breakfast show on Channels Television on Monday, the presidential aide said Jonathan had borne the nation’s problems and woes on his shoulders in the same way that Jesus Christ had always carried the burden of Christians all over the world.

Gesticulating widely during the programme, Okupe stated that, with regard to the Nigerian situation, Jonathan could best be likened to Jesus Christ.

Noting that Nigerians had failed to understand the troubles the President had gone through for the sake of “everybody” in the country, he said, “There are political issues. People do not understand the burden this particular President is bearing. He is like Jesus Christ. He (Jonathan) is bearing the burden of everybody.”

In view of Jonathan’s “untold burden” for the nation, Okupe said, it would be imposs…

Outfits Toke Makinwa Wore At The Headies

TV personality Toke Makinwa was one of the hosts at the Headies 2014 Awards and she  changed a few times. Check out all the outfits she wore at the event.  

 More pics below

The Hostage Situation in Australian Cafe

Around 9.30am on Dec. 14th, a man witnesses described as wearing a headband covered in Arabic walked into a central Sydney cafe, produced a gun and now holding several people - about 15/20 - hostage inside the cafe. He later forced crying women to hold a black Islamic flag up to the window. He is believed to be affiliated with Islamic sect ISIS. Read full story after the cut...
From UK Daily Mail

Fear etched into their faces, two young female employees have fled a central Sydney cafe more than seven hours after a terrorist armed with a gun took more than a dozen people hostage and forced crying women to hold a black Islamic flag up to the window. A total of five hostages, including barista Elly Chen, have now escaped the Lindt cafe in Martin Place an hour after a male employee and two male customers scrambled from a fire exit and sheltered behind heavily armed police officers shortly before 3.45pm on Monday. It is understood the hostages escaped from the cafe, rather than being release…

Uti Nwachukwu leads the Stars this Wednesday Dec. 17th

On December 17th comes the 4th Edition of  Uti leads the stars initiative again. This was created so that Friends and Fans of Uti and his friends in entertainment can have a trusted platform to gift members of the less privileged society of Lagos (widows orphans and motherless babies). 

So if you have things to give out bring them to Calabar Hall (No 25 Ajao Road - off Ogunala drive Surulere) on Dec. 17th starting 10am prompt! Admission is free as long as you have items to donate. 

The likes of Stars like  Flavour, Runtown,Sheyishay, saeon, , Casey, Vimbai, Ik Ogbonna, Lilian Esoro, Kenneth Okolie, Lilian and Tayo of BBA Hotshots plus many others will be there to also spread some love while some surprise performances are also expected.

Queen Onyemaechi wins Nigeria's Next Super Model 2014

Nigeria's Next Super Model 2014 has emerged. At the finale of of Africa's International Fashion week and the launch of Vogue Talent for Africa, the 2014 Nigeria's next super model was crowned. Queen Onyemaechi from Delta State was by far the best. The Judges, Ingrid Tamorin representing Vogue Italia, Joan Okorodudu the originator of the model search and Deon Redman the creative director of Mercedes Benz fashion week Africa all agreed that she was the one with the potential of making it anywhere in the world.

Already booked for Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Africa and Music Meets Runway, this 17 year old  is on her way to stardom and we wish her the best. The Queen went home with a brand new car donated by Studio 24 official sponsor of Nigeria's Next Super Model. Africa international fashion week was sponsored by Access Bank and Baileys Nigeria.

Naomi Campbell & Jourdan Dunn Shine in Burberry’s Stunning S/S15 Campaign!

Legendary model Naomi Campbell and the stunning Jourdan Dunn have teamed up for the Burberry Spring/Summer 2015 campaign by Mario Testino and we are loving them together. I think they should do more campaigns together, what do you think?

Naomi and Jourdan are both seen in the shoot rocking pieces from the brand’s S/S15 collection which features trench coats accented with silk scarves in bright hues, Burberry totes and clutches, and more.

Speaking on shooting the campaign, Naomi said “As always, the campaign was in the capable hands of legendary photographer Mario Testino. “It is always a pleasure to work with Mario Testino; we came up in the business together twenty-eight years ago, so have an understanding and ease in working together. His photography is special and the results are always stunning.”

On working with Jourdan she said – “And I was thrilled to work with Jourdan Dunn for the first time – it was a lot of fun. But above all, it’s always rewarding for an artist to work on a…

Yomi Casual and Nkechi Harry Ngonadi Cover December 2014 House Of Maliq Fashion Issue

The 2014 December issue of House of Maliq is dedicated to fashion and two Nigerian designers landed the cover story for the magazine’s latest issue – Makun Olorunyomi Omoniyi of Yomi Casual and Nkechi Harry Ngonadi of NHN Couture.

Along with the photo shoot for the new issue is an exclusive interview with both Yomi Casual and Nkechi Harry Ngonadi where they talk about their careers as fashion designers and more.

Photography by – Salaam Jamiu
Male stylist- Makun Olorunyomi
Female stylist- Miss Maliq
Makeup by – Maiworld makeover
Male costumes- Yomi Casual
Female Costumes- NHN Couture
Graphics – Malik Zenishia Zainab

Celebrities at Headies 2014 Award and list of winners

The Headies Award went down this weekend at Eko Hotel in Lagos. Lovely gowns i see.