STAR STUDDED LINE-UP FOR 9ICE’S CONCERT

As March 11, the D-day for Nigerian pop act 9ice’s Bashorun Gaa and Versusconcert approaches, organizers have revealed the list of acts scheduled to perform alongside 9ice and his Alapomeji posse

Heavyweights 2face Idibia, Psquare, Wizkid, Banky W and Terry G will lead an impressive list of talents getting ready to show 9ice – and fans – love.

Other big names include R&B singer Tiwa Savage, rising pop star Davido, PH city giant Duncan Mighty and hip-hop pathfinder Modenine. More names such as YQ, Yemi Sax, DJ Zeez, Dammy Krane and Alapomeji affiliates Seriki, Snow and Ajayi Brothers also make the list.

We’re told 9ice will also be calling on old friends such as producer ID Cabasa, 2Phat and Lord of Ajasa as they reunite to perform some of the early hits that first shaped 9ice’s career.

Veteran Fuji star KWAM 1 has also been announced as a special guest performer.

The event will be hosted by Nollywood actress Funke Akindele and Wazobia FM On-air-personality YAW.

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Happy Birthday Ja Rule!!!

Jeff "Ja Rule" Atkins

Looks like dude won’t  be celebrating his birthday for another 4 years…shame. Hope he had a lovely one today…

Ben Murray-Bruce gets political appointment.

The Chairman of Silverbird GroupBen Murray-Bruce has been appointed as a honourary special adviser in the cabinet of newly sworn in Bayelsa State governor,Seriake Dickson.

In a statement made available to pressmen, the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Media and Publicity, Mr Daniel Iworiso-Markson says Mr. Bruce, 54, is expected to perform in advisory capacity as a ‘Special Adviser on Investment and Tourism, drawing on his wealth of experience in show business garnered over the years.

The move is intended to maximally boost Bayelsa state’s tourism sector, harnessing the vast economic potentials of its aquatic environment.

The entertainment boss back in October 2011 declared his intention to run for the governorship of same state but was later eliminated. Some say Bruce was disqualified because he possessed dual citizenship.

Bruce sits atop The Silverbird Group, which consists of Silverbird Entertainment, Silverbird Cinemas, Rhythm FM and Most Beautiful Girl Nigeria. The group is thought to be one of the largest media entertainment companies in Africa.

Juju maestro, Monday John is dead

MONDAY Oluwafemi John, one of the pioneer members of Chief Commander Ebenezer Obey’s band, Inter-reformers band  is dead. He died at the General Hospital, Ikeja, Lagos after a  brief illness.

He died twenty four hours before a proposed meeting with his former boss, Evangelist Ebenezer Obey who is soon to celebrate his 70the birthday. Monday John was expected to join the Inter Reformer band of Evangelist Obey on the eve of his birthday.

The Juju musician who until his death was based in London, according to a family source, suffered a massive stroke last Wednesday and could not recover. He had been coming on and off some illnesses in recent years until his condition got more complicated.

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Ibori pleads guilty to money laundering

Former Governor of Delta State, Chief James Ibori, on Monday, in a British Court pleaded guilty to charges of money-laundering, conspiring to defraud and obtaining a money transfer by fraud, officials said.

Ibori, 53, entered his plea at Southwark Crown Court. He is to be sentenced on April 16.

According to the Associated Press, Paul Whatmore of the Metropolitan Police Proceeds of Corruption Unit, said Ibori’s guilty pleas capped an inquiry which began in association with Nigerian anti-corruption investigators in 2005.

Ibori was immune from prosecution in Nigeria between 1999 and 2007 when he was serving as governor.

Whatmore said, “We will now be actively seeking the confiscation of all his stolen assets so they can be repatriated for the benefit of the people of Delta State.”

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Beyonce and Jay-Z’s First Public Outing With Blue Ivy

Beyonce and hubby Jay-Z took baby Blue Ivy to a Manhattan restaurant on Saturday. (Sharpshooter Images/Splash News)           The next day Beyonce took her daughter for a solo stroll. (Doug Meszler/Splash News)

For Beyonce and Jay-Z fans, it’s been all about the musical power couple’s baby daughter Blue Ivy lately. The bundle of joy has been making headlines since the moment she came into the world on January 7. First the media couldn’t get enough of the fact that her parents paid to combine multiple hospital rooms into one luxurious private birthing suite (and that new parents were voicing complaints over being bothered by the couple’s security team inside the maternity ward). Then came baby’s first photos — released on a blog set up by Mr. and Mrs. Carter — featuring the adorable newborn (with a pretty full head of hair) in the arms of mom and dad. And, now, finally, the moment we’ve been waiting for — little Miss Blue makes her first public appearance at 7 weeks old.

The infant accompanied Beyonce and Jay-Z to Italian eatery Ristorante Sant Ambroeus in Manhattan’s West Village on Saturday afternoon, as the family bundled up in winter jackets and wrapped the baby in a black blanket on the way in and out of the restaurant. Though the lunch menu includes such sophisticated fare such as handmade spaghetti with crab meat and saffron and a $38 filet mignon with a blue cheese sauce, we’re going to assume Blue Ivy passed and just left the eating to her parents.

The following day the 30-year-old new mom — donning the same jacket, hat, glasses, and nails painted blue in honor of her offspring — went for a solo outing with her little one, and this time carted her around in a stylish Baby Bjorn. OK, so no one could actually catch a glimpse of Blue Ivy during these first news-making “appearances,” but there’s plenty of time for that … Beyonce and Jay-Z will be making school runs before you know it.

TWITTER HACKER TARGETS FLAVOUR, D’BANJ, DON JAZZY, WIZKID, OTHERS

If last night’s threats are anything to go by, then celebrities using social networks like Twitter need to be very worried. Big names like D’banj, Banky W, Flavour, Wizkid and Don Jazzy came under attack yesterday, as hackers threatened to ‘expose you all’.

As if to show their seriousness, the hacker(s) took over Flavour’s official handle @flavournabania for several minutes, embarking on a tweeting spree and totally compromising the act’s account

What was the first thing Flavour’s attackers did? They immediately replaced his image a with random nude picture and changed his user name to ‘Hacked’. The handle @flavournabania was however not tampered with.

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