Showing posts from May, 2017

Uriel announces herself as the Face of IMO state carnival

Ex big brother star, Uriel took to her Instagram to announce her working relation with the IMO state government ;

urielmusicstarThank you Gov Owele Rochas Okorocha . Time to plan the IMO state carnival still can't believe im the face IMO carnival .and my Gov is super cool


Kenyan beauty and songstress Victoria Kimani releases new single “Fade Away” featuring South African artiste Donald.

“Fade Away” is the fifth video off the Safari album after “All the way”, “My Money” “Giving you” and “My Lover”

The video shows Victoria as an in-mate and tells the story of how she got there.

Produced by Reinhard Tega and visuals shot in South Africa’s Constitution Hill Prison in Johannesburg by SOS.


Watch "FADE AWAY" Here

Nigerians behave like tenants in their own country – Donald Duke

Former governor of Cross River, Donald Duke has called on Nigerians, especially young people, to play a pivotal role in leadership and governance. 

Mr. Duke made this call at the Nigeria Symposium for Young and Emerging Leaders which held on May 30, 2017 at Terra Kulture, Victoria Island, Lagos.  

According to him, Nigerians behave like tenants in their country, thereby leaving older politicians and godfathers to take decisions on their behalf.

Themed 'Open Governance: Improving Transparency and Accountability in Government', the Symposium brings together leaders in politics, business, media, and more to discuss issues and challenges of open government and active citizenship.

Speaking during the panel session titled ‘Office of the Citizen’, Mr. Duke stated that Nigerian youth need to get involved to make a difference while in the prime of their lives, or suffer the consequences of not making the right demands from their government.

“Godfatherism grows out of mentorship... They…

Donald Duke, Peter Obi, Japheth Omojuwa, Seun Onigbinde, others call for transparency and accountability in government

Former governor of Anambra, Peter Obi, has called for transparency and accountability in governance across all levels. Mr. Obi expressed this notion at The Nigeria Symposium for Young and Emerging Leaders which took place today at Terra Kulture, Victoria Island, Lagos. 

Themed 'Open Governance: Improving Transparency and Accountability in Government', the Symposium brings together leaders in politics, business, media, and more to discuss issues and challenges of open government and active citizenship.

While speaking, Peter Obi decried the cost of governance in Nigeria stating that Nigeria needs a broad, comprehensive approach to address issues of budget inflation and corruption among public servants.

"The present cost of governance in Nigeria is totally unacceptable", Obi said. "Expenses of running the government in Nigeria is at the detriment of the citizens. Most Nigerians have no knowledge of the Chairman of their local government, so how do you expect to kee…


​The Coca-Cola Company, through their music flagship show Coke Studio, has merged Coke Studio Africa and Coke Studio South Africa into one, bigger, better Coke Studio Africa 2017. Coke Studio Africa 2017 promises to be a melting pot of music talents bringing together renowned music producers and top-notch artists drawn from various parts of the continent.

​The merger increases the number of participating countries to 16, up from 11 in previous edition. This season will broadcast in more than 30 countries across Africa. The production now includes artists from South Africa, Rwanda, Angola, Zimbabwe, Togo, Madagascar, Mauritius, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Nigeria, Ghana, Mozambique, DRC, Ethiopia, Cameroon. The last edition featured Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Nigeria, Ghana, Mozambique, DRC, Ethiopia, Cameroon, Cote d’ Ivoire, & Togo whilst South Africa had its own production.

“Coke Studio Africa showcases Africa’s incredible music by combining different artists and genres to inspire a …

Peter Obi, Femi Fani-Kayode, Rotimi Amaechi, Others to speak on Governance at the Nigerian Symposium for Young and Emerging Leaders

The third edition of The Nigeria Symposium for Young and Emerging Leaders hosted by The Future Project, in partnership with the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) and Y!/, is set to feature policy shapers in Nigeria such as Peter Obi, Rotimi Amaechi, Donald Duke, Femi Fani-Kayode, among others. The event will hold on 30 May, 2017 at TerraKulture, Lagos.

The Symposium will bring together leaders in politics, business, advocacy, media, and more – to engage and discuss the theme ‘Open governance: Improving transparency and accountability in government’.

“YNaija, through YMonitor ( – its accountability and governance portal – continues to perform its strategic role as media watchdog through which citizens keep tab on projects and activities of government with a view to building democratic institutions and strengthening the levers of governance at all levels,” said Isime Esene, Managing Editor of Y!/ “The Symposium will provide young leade…

Union Bank announces Centenary Art Challenge

As part of its 100th year anniversary celebrations Union Bank Plc. has announced the kick-off of the Union Bank Centenary Art Challenge, a competition designed to promote works of professional and amateur Nigerian artists across the country. The competition is coordinated in partnership with the Nigerian Guild of Artists and will run from June to September 2017.

The competition challenges artists to interpret the iconic Union Bank stallion which has been the mainstay of the bank’s identity over the past century. In 2015, Union Bank redesigned the stallion to reflect a more agile and energetic institution following its transformation. Artists have been given reign to interpret the stallion using all forms of art.

Speaking at the launch event on Friday, May 26, 2017 at the MyDrim Gallery in Lagos with invited guests which included renowned artists, patrons, and art critics, Union Bank Chief Executive Officer, Emeka Emuwa said: "Union Bank has a storied history in Nigeria and our 10…

Is Rihanna getting fat?

Well Riri seems to be putting up some weights lately and it's quite obvious in this photo taken off her.

But are we loving this new look or her making slim body?

Sundaze , The Ultimate Turn Up!

We at Cocoon private, live for public holidays because it means we can present you with "The Ultimate Turnup"!!!!

Seeing as there is no work on Monday, Cocoon presents "Sundaze" the Sunday Shutdown!!

Join us this Sunday for the shutdown with Cocoon Private. 

Sundaze at Cocoon offers good music, the perfect ambience and an overflow of champagne. 

Come and enjoy the "Ultimate Cocoon Sundaze" experience!! 

See you at 7pm!!

190, Awolowo road (Above Chicken republic)

P.S Early arrival is advised 

Cocoon Private is the lagos nightlife with all the right people.

Senator Dino Melaye and his sons looking smashing in Trads

One of Nigeria's most celebrated senators, Dino Melaye shares a picture of himself and sons on his page today all looking dashing.

The Senator is one of class and prestige. Of high taste and style.

Read Toolz post to her husband as they clock a year

Oap, Toolz took to her Instagram to share one year down the lane of her and her man, Captain Demuren. It's one year already and one worth celebrating.

See her post;

#NewMusic: Foresythe - KEREWA

Fastrising nigerian trap act with the chase music imprint FORESYTHE storms his fans hard with brand new rap single KEREWA as produced  by Jinmi Abduls

Listen to Kerewa – Foresythe (Prod.By Jinmi Abduls) by Foresythe #np on #SoundCloud

Dbanj opens an Instagram account for his son!

One of Nigeria's most celebrated artiste, Dbanj announced the birth of his son yesterday via his Instagram page and that news completely took over social media and streams of good wishes kept flowing in to Dbanj.

Topping up the whole celebration he opened an Instagram account for his son which currently as over 2000 + followers as at this morning. Daniel the Third is the name of the boy whose hands only was revealed as we anticipate to see his face.

K1 De Ultimate Partners Lagos Assembly Drops 2 tracks for Lagos @50 celebration

Crowning a celebration that has lasted almost 50 days for the creation of Lagos state, the entire nooks and cranny of the Centre Of Excellence State, Lagos, that is still luxuriating In the euphoria of its golden jubilee will be rejigged   Come May 27, being the Grand Finale with the spectacular release of a commemorative master-piece 2-track album by King Wasiu Ayinde Marshal popularly known as K1 The Ultimate .

This latest effort by the Capo De Tutti which is like the icing on the cake of the celebration is in conjunction with The Lagos House of Assembly under the able leadership of RT. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa.
The new work is designed at showcasing the positive role of the legislative arm of government in building the state of Lagos and attaining the status of a mega city.

K1 also used this avenue to highlight the importance of the state’s lawmaking body in achieving the socio economic value of the state of aquatic splendour at 50 which Lagos is known for.

Ronaldo shares a photo with a beautiful woman

Multiple Ballon d'or winner, Cristiano Ronaldo shares a photo of himself and his beautiful woman and captions it with the live smiley.

See his photo with her;

Pastor EA Adeboye Meets with the Ooni of Ife

The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor EA Adeboye met with the Ooni of Ife recently and here are pictures of their meeting ;



 Hans & Renee in collaboration with Belvedere Vodka returns with the most exciting Ice Cream Party this Sunday!  

Come enjoy the best ice cream x vodka cocktails, great music and good vibes at the After Dark Party!

Music policy

DJ Factor.





Venue Hans & Renee Gelato Radisson Blu, 1 Ozumba Mbadiwe Road, Victoria Island, Lagos.


Join the conversation by following @belvederenigeria on instagram and using the hashtag #BelvAfterDark


The 9th game of the May Madness Tournament which also doubled as the last game of the Continental Basketball League (CBL) Lagos Challenge, saw a room filled with excited fans cheering their favourite teams all through the sold-out game.

Spotted in the crowd of roaring fans were basketball lovers, Kemi Adetiba, Zed Eye and Sound Sultan who were all entertained by popular urban dance group,DNMT (Dance Na The Main Thing) during the half time performance.

 The highlight of the performance was when “Michael Jackson” in the form of a young Nigerian dancer took us back to the “Thriller” era with moves from the video, using afrobeat sound. It was unique and unlike anything ever seen before! 

The All Star Weekend scheduled for 27th and 28th May 2017 promises to bring more fun with a larger crowd and a great line-up of Nigeria’s biggest artists. 

You do not want to miss this as the best of the best in basketball will go down on the court. Your favorite celebrities will also go up against basket…

Qatar Airways is on a New Level of Luxury!

A new level of luxury is almost here. Qsuite is getting ready to make its debut, changing Business Class travel forever.

Every detail considered. Every comfort assured. Stay tuned for news on the first Qsuite flights very soon.

Moët Party Day 2017: JOIN US!

On June 17th, Moët & Chandon invites you to the 2nd edition of the Moët Party Day, a 24-hour international celebration of all life’s memorable moments.

The rousing success of the first Moët Party Day in June 2016 inspired the brand to confirm it as an annual rendezvous. Henceforth, one Saturday in June shall be known worldwide as Moët Party Day, a celebration of life’s memorable moments.

In 2016, the inaugural edition of Moët Party Day was held in 45 countries; and NOW, on 17th June 2017, 80 countries will join the celebration, from 12:00:00 in Nigeria to the end of the night in Mexico, the US and beyond. Moët Party Day is a global movement!

Celebrating memorable moments

During the 24 hours of Moët Party Day, the brand will deploy its legendary savoir-fête to create unforgettable Moët Moments. A full roster of engaging activities is planned throughout the day, so that Moët lovers can gather together in their favourite locations.

Having successfully treated the most powerful influe…

Lagos Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode welcomes Evander Holyfield!

Lagos welcomes a 4-time world heavyweight champion, Evander Holyfield. An icon. A Champion. Our Pride.

This visit opens the doors to international sporting events and professionals in Lagos. We will collaborate with Evander Holyfield Foundation and its ideals to promote youth engagements through sports.

The Rock shares inspiring life story!

Everyone does have a story. Not all that you see glitters is gold to be honest and that's the The Rock story.

Read below ;
When I took this iconic absurdity of a picture in 1996 I was one year removed from sleeping on a used mattress I took from a garbage dumpster in the back of an hourly sex motel. Couldn't afford to buy a bed so we do what we gotta do to get by. You can imagine all the fun colorful bodily fluids I tried my best to clean off. 

21 years later I'm taking the same photo backstage hosting #SaturdayNightLive for the fifth time. If you're going thru your own tough times "used mattress" stage, do your best to have faith things'll get better and always be willing to outwork your competition because you never know where life is gonna take you. 

And ALWAYS remember to place a soft tissue under your left elbow as to protect the fabric of the cheap ass swag turtleneck that had you out here looking like a bad ass buff lesbian. 

Oh and tuck the thum…

At 170 Billion dollars, Apple is the most valuable brand in the world

For the 7th year in a row, Apple is the most valuable brand in the world with an estimated worth of $170 billion.

Congratulations Apple!

Muslims Condemns the Manchester Bombing

Two policemen on overnight duty near the Manchester Arena read a card left on the cordon to honor the victims of Monday’s attack.

The card was left here by Muslims who say they reject the type of Islam terrorists purportedly represent. "What has happened is not from our Islam," they say.

Photo Credit @vascocnn + Source - CNN

Photos from Upper Echelon

Nigerian Showbiz Mogul, Ono of Ono Celebrations put together another #UpperEchelonSTL in Saint Louis last weekend.

Below are photos from the showdown;

Dammy Krane poses in a PJ

Oga Krane shares a balling pj lifestyle via his Instagram page. He looks like a balling gentleman. Look;


The Choc Boi Nation has teamed up with Celebrity and Brand Merchandiser Jay Osbie to design and produce a debut range of unisex urban inspired sweat shirts and joggers tagged CBN apparel.

“Hip-hop has always been socially conscious and with this line, we hope to inspire Nigerians to take ownership despite the recession and literally “control their own individual economies” through innovation and entrepreneurship in order to become self-reliant”.  - DJ Lambo (CBN)

“I am excited to be working with Chocolate City Music on this project. Hip-hop in Africa is breaking boundaries. Merchandising is something we are passionate about and we have a great partner in CCM as they were able to recognize the opportunity. The idea behind this is really hopeful and inspirational – Control the economy”. – Adejuwon Isola-Osobu (Jay Osbie CEO)

The limited edition range of clothes come in light grey, black, burgundy for N10, 000 a piece and N19, 000 for the set. They are available exclusively on jayosbie.…

Who do you spot on Rick Ross body?

Fan love for a fan who got his own fans. Who do you see on Rick's body?

"33" Export Friendship Experience parties continues in Port Harcourt, Yola, and Onitsha

“33” Export Friendship Experience parties, continue to provide friends with the opportunity to connect, bond and share moments in Port Harcourt, Yola and Onitsha this Sunday, May 21, 2017.

The experiential parties which started in March are headlined by top DJs and comedians in the Nigerian entertainment industry such as DJ Real, DJ Kaywise, DJ Kentalky, MC Shakara, Ajebo and Comedian Bash. 

Consumers across the country are treated every weekend to the best of music, games and comedy.

The Portfolio Manager, Mainstream Lager and Stout, Nigerian Breweries, Emmanuel Agu, emphasized the brand’s reputation as the No. 1 Friendship Beer, evidenced by the testimonials and immense interests of the customers in the friendship parties across Nigeria.

Speaking with the media team in Uyo, Agu said, “The Friendship Experience Parties are opportunities for us to directly engage and connect with our customers.  The brand will continue to build on this exciting platform to allow our customers create a…

Regina Daniels to hold Children's Day Show in Owerri

Nollywood sweetheart, Regina Daniels is set to hold a Children's Day Show in Owerri. She shared this via her Instagram page and she is highly anticipating it.

Come through ;

Vanessa Hudgens on meeting Celine Dion

US movie and music sensation, Vanessa Hudgens met with Celine Dion over the weekend and from the above photo you would see she couldn't but express her feelings on seeing her.

See screen shot below for her caption;

First Photos of Pippa Middleton and James Matthews wedding

British royalty and celebrities turned out to watch Pippa Middleton get married to millionaire hedge fund manager, James Matthews this weekend in Englefield, England. 

See photos ;