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8 Nov 2012

Fathia Balogun In Hot Romance With Fuji Star, Alao Malaika

The news of entertainment personalities getting involved in a love relationship shouldn’t come as a surprise to people around the world especially in our showbiz environment.

Many showbiz players have dated to the extent of signing life contract. However, the new news that just filtered in from the grapevine that star actress, Fathia Balogun and Fuji star musician, Sulaimon “Malaika” Alao Adekunle are in hot romance is gradually generating a lot of heat especially from close friends who are aware of the union.
We authoritatively gathered that the two gifted showbiz personalities are sailing together on a love boat at the moment. Their romance is waxing stronger by the day although our sources maintained that both Malaika and Fathia have been friends for many years, however they moved to the next level by singing love tunes to each other’s ears.

Many could not come to terms with the romance because it is a known fact that before now, the fuji artiste was in a love relationship with Fathia’s younger colleague, Sikiratu Sindodo.

The love affair between Malaika and Sindodo weathered a storm not too long ago when the latter took ill that almost terminated her life. After she survived the illness with Malaika standing firm by her side through the ordeal, they renewed the love affair and many thought it would last forever- at least for now.

But before anyone knew what was happening, the good-looking fuji star decided to embark on a love journey with the pretty ex-wife of Saidi Balogun.

It was also gathered that both Malaika and Fathia have been friends while Saidi Balogun was her husband but since Fathia’s marriage crashed, she has been searching for a companion.

We gathered that Alao Malaika has been her confidant and adviser. Besides, their relationship is very cordial as we learnt. As a result of the relationship, Fathia Balogun has linked the Fuji Music star with some shows in Ikorodu, where the actress resides. In fact, it was learnt that Fathia Balogun invited Malaika to perform at her son’s birthday last month which was held in Ikorodu. Though, the pretty actress has not said anything in the press since the rumour started but Malaika has opened up that Fathia Balogun has been her friend since she was dating Saidi Balogun.

“Well, Fathia Balogun has been my friend since. She is my friend till now, Malaika said.

Meanwhile, since Saidi and Fathia parted ways years back, many moves have been made to reconcile them but all have proved abortive. Fathia has been linked with Corporate Pictures boss after she separated from Saidi Balogun. She has also been under pressure to settle down with a man which we learnt has been the objective to hook up with the Fuji Star, Alayeluwa Malaika.

Nevertheless, Malaika’s romance with actress, Sikiratu Sindodo has been on for almost five years now. And, he has not also denied it in the press. We gathered that Fathia Balogun’s new movie she is working on currently would feature the Fuji Musician, sources said.

‘I wish to remain in Mavin Records’ – Wande Coal denies setting up own label

The rumours have been circling that Wande Coal might be leaving MAVIN Records to set up shop on his own.

But the bestselling singer-songwriter says nothing could be farther from the truth.

Several media had reported the talented singer was on the verge of leaving the MAVIN camp to setup his own outfit ‘Black Diamond Records‘.

However, in a statement released on the MAVIN website, Wande denied the news stating that ‘there have been no such plans’.

‘There have been no such plans, and I wish to remain in Mavin Records. ’Mavin Records is my family and will always remain so. I want to thank all my fans for continuing to support me. We still have a very long journey ahead’, Wande Coal said in the statement.

But the rumours are nothing new. Before Mo’hits packed up, it was generally believed Wande, one of the label’s more promising properties, was seeking a way out. He spent the first lines of a recent single ‘Been long you saw me‘ addressing those rumours.

Now that they’re resurfacing at Mavin, pundits are wondering if there’s more to the speculation? ‘There has to be a reason why he’s the only one being rumoured to be leaving. He has either considered it, or discussed the possibilities with people. But generally, I believe there’s something fuelling all the talks’ one industry insider who asked not to be named told us this morning.

Wande Coal (real names: Oluwatobi Wande Ojosipe) hooked up with Don Jazzy and D’banj and got signed to the defunct Mo’hits records in 2006. He released his debut ‘From Musin 2 Mo’Hits’ in 2008 to wide critical and commercial acclaim.

MTV Base VJ Search returns to Nigeria

Cynthia Okpala-Ozoemena

MTV Base is on a nationwide search for a new Nigerian VJ to work on the entertainment channel to become one of the key faces of the music network, hosting programmes on MTV Base and on the MTV Base Block on STV.

Candidates interested are to send a brief video clip explaining why they should be the next MTV Base VJ to MTV Base or head down to the 2012 MTV Base VJ Search – Nigeria auditions at Fantasy Land, Lagos on December 1, for a chance to impress the judges.
In 2007, four finalists C-Von, Dizzy, Special Ed (former Mo’Hits hypeman) and Bimbo were selected from thousands of Nigerians around the country with C-Von emerging as winner.
C-Von (Cynthia Ozoemena) has hosted a number MTV Base programmes and showbiz events and also got a shot at acting when she acted as ‘Ify’ on MNet TV series ‘Tinsel’.
This year’s auditions will hold on December 1, 2012 at Fantasy Land, Lagos.

Cobhams, 9ice, Waje, Omawumi and others set for Lagos Jazz Series

The organizers of the Nigeria Jazz concert are warming up for the 2012 edition of the Lagos Jazz Series slated to hold at Oriental Hotel, the Muri Okunola Park and the Federal Palace Hotel on different dates starting from Friday, November 16- Sunday, November 18, 2012.
The show which is in its third edition will feature Nigerian acts likes Burna Boy, 9ice, Omawumi, Waje, Cobhams Asuquo, and  Becca from Ghana.
The show will be headlined by international jazz acts like Bob James, Roy Hargrove, Nathan East, Lura among others.
The Jazz series which is one of the biggest Jazz music festivals in Nigeria is organized annually by the Lagos Jazz Series Group founded by Oti Bazunu in 2010.

It’s back to the White House as Obama wins 2012 President elections!

Four more years…That’s how the first black US president announced his victory, winning to stay in the White house for a second term.
President Barack Obama has defeated Governor Mitt Romney and won himself a second term Tuesday, November 6, 2012 after what has been described as ‘a bitter and historically expensive race’.
Obama is reported to have beat Romney after nabbing the crucial state of Ohio. It was however a tight race as Republican candidate Mitt Romney brought on a fierce challenge. Obama made a great head start with a 265 win in the states of Iowa and New Hampshire, leaving Romney behind with a 191 votes.
Obama hit the electoral point of 274 with Romney at 201, automatically making him the elected president. Ohio has a great history for Republicans as no republican president has ever won presidency without winning ohio.
Romney also failed to win in Wisconsin and Florida regarded as battle states showing that democrats were more preferred. Significantly, Romney lost even in his home state of Massachusetts.
We’re all in this together. That’s how we campaigned, and that’s who we are. Thank you. This happened because of you. Thank you’, Obama thanked those who voted via micro-blogging site Twitter.
More than 30 million voters cast early ballots in nearly three dozen states.