Celebrity, Music & Events - From Nigeria to NYC
Celebrity, Music & Events - From Nigeria to NYC

May 2015

HEART MATTERS: Lamar Odom Says ‘Of Course’ There’s Still A Chance Him and Khloe Kardashian Will Get Back Together

Everyone rooting for Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom to get back together got a little bit of life today.  Why? Because TMZ got Lamar Odom to say, on camera, that “of course” there’s still a chance for him and Koko to get back together. After all, she’s still “his girl.”  Watch the video after the click. Read more

HONORS: Benson Idonije, Burna Boy’s Grandpa & Fela Kuti’s First Manager, Honored by School of Music and Conservatory

Congrats to Burna Boy’s Grandfather, Mr. Benson Idonije.  He was recently honored for his “track record as a veteran broadcaster and music critic,” and for his “commitment to the development of classic and indigenous music.”  Mr. Idonije – who was Fela Kuti‘s first manager – is currently writing a book on him titled, DIS FELA SEF: The Untold Legends of Fela Anikulapo-Kuti.’ Details on the click. Read more

RINGS & THINGS: Nia Long and Longtime Boyfriend (And Spurs Asst. Coach) Ime Udoka Are Getting Married!

The ageless Nia Long is getting ready to walk down the aisle!  The 44 year old actress confirmed that she will soon be marrying her Nigerian beau, former NBA player and current Spurs Asst Coach, Ime Udoka.  Her and Ime have a 3 year old baby boy named Kez and Nia has a son, Massai, from a previous relationship. Photos and details after the click.  Read more

POWER MOVES: Akon Announces “Solar Academy” as Part of Initiative to Light Up Africa

At the second United Nations Sustainable Energy for All Forum, held this past week in New York City, Akon, announced his new ‘Solar Academy.’ The Academy will launch this summer in Bamako, Mali and is part of his Akon Lighting Africa initiative,  which aims to bring electricity to some of the 600 million Africans who lack it. More on the click. Read more

SNAPSHOTS: Photos From Fader’s Style Editor-At-Large Mobolaji Dawodu Trip Through Mozambique, Lesotho & SA

Dope throwback from The Fader – For 2008’s Africa Issue, The FADER’s Style Editor-At-Large Mobolaji Dawodu and photographer Andrew Dosunmu drove through Lesotho, Mozambique, and South Africa for two weeks, scouting models on the fly, accidentally crashing Maputo Fashion Week, and listening only to Yellowman – the photo results of all that, after the click. Read more

GETTING MARRIED: “Arrrggghh! I’m about to be someone’s wife!!” – Media Personality, Toolz, Set to Marry BF Tunde Demuren

Aww, this story made me smile. Yesterday, Tolu ‘Toolz’ Oniru (who’s hosted/presented a number of shows in Naij including The Midday Show for the Beat 99.5 and The Juice for Ndani TV), and her boyfriend, Tunde Demuren, got engaged while vacaying in the Dominican Republic. The story after the click. Read more

THE HIJABI CHRONICLES: ‘We have rhymes, we have soul and we have something to say,’ – Muslim Women’s Hip Hop Collective

Meet The Hijabi Chronicles, a collective of female hip-hop and spoken word artists of the Muslim faith in California. The group, lead by Alia Sharrief, launched it’s first event at La Peña Cultural Center in Berkeley, California earlier this month and plans to do more soon. Catch the HuffPost feature after the click. Read more

‘STOPPED THE WORLD’: Here’s How the Concept for Beyonce and Nicki Minaj’s ‘Feeling Myself’ Video Came About

Just a few days ago, Beyonce and Nicki Minaj dropped the official visuals for their catchy song, Feeling Myself off of Nicki’s album, The Pinkprint. The stylist behind the video – Marni Senofonte – recently chatted with Marie Claire, revealing all the details about how the video concept came to be. Check out the juicy details after the click. Read more

THEY NO ‘GREE: 4000 People Want Yale Univeristy to Withdraw Ngozie Okonjo-Iweala’s Honorary Degree

On Friday, May 15th, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala – Nigeria’s Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister for the Economy – was awarded with an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree by Yale University.  And not everyone is happy about it; in fact, 4000 people and counting have signed a petition calling for Yale to withdraw the degree. Read the petition after the click. Read more

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