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7 Sep 2012

Nonso Diobi, Mercy Aigbe To Host BON Awards

Best of Nollywood magazine, organisers of the prestigious Best of Nollywood Awards, has announced Glo ambasador, Nonso Diobi and award winning actress, Mercy Aigbe as hosts for the 2012 Best of Nollywood Awards. The 2012 Best of Nollywood Awards will hold in the last quarter of the 2012. According to the Executive Producer of the Best of Nollywood Awards, Seun Oloketuyi: We decided to choose both accomplished role interpeters because we believe that they will add spark and fire to this year’s awards which is expected to be the biggest of the past editions.

About The Hosts
Nonso Diobi who was born July 17, in Enugu to the Diobi family and grew up in Anambra state, Nigeria in a family of 2 girls and 3 guys. As the last child of the family, Nonso Diobi always saw himself in the limelight and as an independent individual. He began his own mini business at a tender age, selling clothes to his fellow individual at his high school.

His parents exposed him to explore his God given talents by doing stage plays at his local church when he was 15 years old. He became one of the best in his church drama group. In the fall of 2001, He decided to take his acting skills to another level by entering into the now famous Nollywood. He featured in his first movie Borderline which was shot by top director Adim William. His first breakthrough movie Hatred came right after he did Borderline.

Nonso Diobi has not looked back since, and Nollywood keeps calling on this young, handsome, dynamic, and multi-talented star. As the first Nigerian actor to be signed unto Jton Productions in New York, Nonso Diobi is using his opportunities to explore other God-given talents, which he plans to unleash within the next few years. His greatest joy and soul satisfaction is to continue to entertain his fans as they are his number one priority.

He finds joy when his fans admire and watches him on screen. One of his goals is to own a studio and enter deep into movie making and Animations. Nonso Diobi’s hobbies are listening to music, dancing, singing, long tennis, playing soccer in his PS2,He is Also a Glo Ambassador.

Mercy Aigbe combines beauty and brains. An accomplished actress and producer, she is married to city millionaire, Lanre Gentry. Mercy Aigbe is one of the most beautiful Actress in Nollywood, she has talent and poise and is expected to bring both to play when she hosts the award caeremony.

This will be the first time Nonso Diobi, and Mercy Aigbe will be anchoring an event, and they are both looking forward to the great opportunity Best of Nollywood has given them.

D’banj, Tiwa Savage, Others for MVA awards

Nigeria’s hip hop artiste, D’banj, rising act Davido, Tiwa Savage and Mo’ Chaddah, are among the best of Africa’s music acts who have been nominated for the 9th edition of the annual Music Video Awards organised by the continent’s foremost urban music channel, Channel O.

The nominees list was released last weekend, in South Africa.
Spread across 14 categories, this year’s Channel O Music Video Awards is a showcase of Original African music– befitting to the music channel that has steadfastly flown the flag for Africa’s musicians and music for well over a decade.

“We continue to recognise and acknowledge the magnitude of African music and musicians. The nominations in this year’s awards are yet another reflection of how Channel O is celebrating African musical talent. How it keeps growing from strength to strength and striving to stay Original African,” says Leslie Kasumba, Channel O Africa Manager.

Now in its 9th year, the Channel O Music Video Awards is the only public-voted annual music video awards show broadcast around the continent that exclusively features African artists.

The annual Channel O Music Video Awards has grown to be the Original African channel’s signature event. This year’s awards will hold on Saturday, 17th November at Walter Sisulu Square in Kliptown, bringing the Channel O Music Video Awards to Soweto, Johannesburg, South Africa for the first time.

I'm A born Again Aglican, I Go To Church -Cossy Orjiakor

Many people who have misconception about this controversial actress will not believe that she is a good Christian.
Though, sone wonder how she attends church services without creating commotion with her mammals gland. Anyway, the tinny voice actress has disclosed that she prays to God as a christian and she attends church like a normal human being.
"Prayer is a personal thing with God. I tell God what is on my mind. All have sinned and have come short of the glory of God. I go to church you know; I am a born again Anglican." She said.
But as controversial as she is, she have suffered a lot of misconceptions from people mostly her colleagues, most of these are what she is aware of.
Her comment about that is simply that, "I have bad press publicity about the kind of clothes I wear and all that. There was a time I attended this old school party and I dressed the old school way. The press then wrote that this is how Cossy is, she is looking ugly, and maybe she was on cocaine and all that. How could I go to an old school party looking new school? That day, I even had nice Brazillian weave-on on and I had to weave it any how so that I will look old school. I think they just like talking about me." She told us.

What Quincy and Bukky Wright Have In Common

Are you surprised? You don’t have to be as they are prominent and rare gems in their areas of specialization. Olasumbo Julianah Ayodele popularly known as Quincy is the pioneer of herbal slimming in Nigeria and she’s one of the stylish ladies in the society. The medical director of Quincy Herbal Slimmer in Lagos cannot be pushed aside in the social circle and fashion world. Bukky Wright has also carved a niche for herself in the make-believe world as one of the most-sought-after actresses and movie producers. In order not to bore you with their antecedents, do you know that they both have sons that sing hip-hop?  Quincy has a son, John Temiloluwa Ayodele a.k.a Fresh T who is a young and edgy musician with a keen sense of fashion. With his contemporary mix of rapping and singing, he adds a different dynamism to his music that separates him from most artistes. And Bukky Wright also has a son that practises her profession, showbiz. Her son, Amu, popularly called Ojayy, is a rapper and has plans to be the best guy in Nigerian entertainment.

We (Celebs) Live Fake Lives For Publicity Purpose—Rukky Sanda

Rukky Sanda is one name that is hot in the film industry in Nigeria. Few years ago, she reportedly went for a plastic surgery on her face. Born Rukayat Sanda, she has grown to be one of the best friends to controversial actress, Tonto Dikeh. In a short interview with, this pretty actress at an event where she had this exclusive but short interview with us. She talked about an article written by Nollywood actress, Stella Damusus on the fake life most Nigerian celebrities live in order to impress at red carpet events.

Sometimes ago, Stella Damasus wrote about how Nigerian celebs live a fake life just to impress on red carpet, do you think it was called for?

Well, I don’t think it should be mainly about actors or actresses, I think it is about people that are not generally contented. Even during movie premieres I am sure she has her own opinion. But I think everything people do is to make publicity of their movies. It is a new thing in Nollywood. I am sure she doesn’t mean it in that context.

Did you read it the article?

No, but if she says this to me, I would understand. Then I would know it is coming from her, but you can’t really believe everything you read. So, I wouldn’t judge her from what I read but what she says to me.

What are really up to now?

I am actually trying to make my new movie, which stars some good actresses in it, out for my fans to see.

Did you get into movie production because your colleague delved into it?

I have been in to movie production before most people started it. I think I am one of the first actresses that went into movie production. I produced my first movie a year after joining Nollywood in 2008. I have always been a movie producer-actress. I a not doing it because everyone is doing it. It is something I have always done.

I’ll Quit If Eagles Fail — Keshi

Super Eagles coach Stephen Keshi has said he will quit his job if he fails to qualify the country to next year’s Africa Cup of Nations.
The Eagles sensationally failed to qualify for the 2012 Nations Cup and coach Samson Siasia was sacked as a result when he failed to resign.
But just ahead of the Nigeria’s last qualifying match set against Liberia, Keshi has now vowed he will not be asked to go should his team again fail at the last hurdle to reach the Nations Cup tournament proper.
Eagles battle Lone Star in a two-legged qualifier beginning on Saturday in Monrovia for a place at the 2013 Nations Cup in South Africa. The second legged is billed for Calabar.
“If I fail, I won’t wait to be asked to go. I will throw in the towel and move on,” Keshi was quoted as saying by
“But God forbid that we get to a stage where we do not qualify. My boys are focussed and I am sure they also want to be in South Africa after they failed to get to the last competition in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea.
“But football can be unpredictable and that is why we have to redouble our efforts to ensure we qualify.”
Keshi disclosed that Liberia have stepped up since his team beat them 2-0 in Monrovia in a friendly earlier this year.
“Their new coach has turned the team around since we beat them 2-0 and this only means we have to lift our game to win again,” said the coach, who watched the Lone Star beat Malawi in a warm-up match on Tuesday.
“They play a 4-4-2 formation, which means they will be very active in the middle. We shall see how we will counter them and get the goals.”
The Eagles were expected to fly out to Liberia from Abuja by 6am today on a chartered flight and return immediately after the game. By Tuesday all the players called up for the game had reported to the Abuja camp. On Wednesday, President Goodluck Jonathan paid the Eagles a visit at their training ground in Abuja.

Nike Osinowo Sparks Rumour Of Breakup With Hubby

Former Beauty Queen and her hubby of some years have been a hot item on the social scene for sometime. The couple are so good together that it is almost out of place to see one without the other as it has been happening in the past few weeks, sparking speculation that the once happy couple may be calling it quit. The first indication that something might be amiss between the couple came to fore at Oskar Ibru’s daughter’s wedding, when the grey-bearded Doctor appeared, alone without his damsel in toe. That would have passed for one of their off-days but the Doctor put in an appearance at Chief Ephraim Faloughi’s daughter’s, alone again! When rumours were about running wild of possible ill-health as one of the many reasons why the ex Beauty Queen has not been seen lately with her hubby, she popped up, livelier than ever in Marbella, Spain at the Danjuma’s lavish shindig. Curiously enough, she was said not be alone. She was found in  the warm embrace of old time lover, Prince Tokubo Sijuade, the son of revered monarch- Ooni of Ife, Oba Okunade Sijuade,  Nike and Prince Sijuade were said to have hugged and kissed all night long.

Femi Adebayo Debunks Rumour Of Quitting Entertainment For Politics

The son of a prominent actor, Femi Adebayo has been telling those that care to listen that he’s still very much in the entertainment industry after the news broke recently that the cool dude has quit acting for politics.  In a brief chat with the reigning actor, he said: “I am still in entertainment. As I am talking to you, I am in Oyo, shooting a movie and I just finished my own project titled “Tribal Marks (ILA)”.
Before now, the ladies’ man was said to have travelled to his home town in Kwara State to have discussion with some godfathers about his mission to be a politician in 2015 general election.