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Artist of the Week - Tiwa Savage
Tiwa Savage

Tiwa was born in Lagos. She graduated from Berklee College of Music in 2007. She began her music career in the UK touring as a background singer for artists such as Mary J. Blige, Sting George, Michael Kelly, Clarkson and Spice Girls. She participated in the X-Factor reaching the top 24. Her contribution to Fantasia Barrinos debut album Back to Me for the song Collard Greens and Cornbread earned her a Grammy nomination in 2010. She is currently signed to Sony/ATV Music Publishing and Mavin Records. Tiwa Savage owns her own record label 323 Music Entertainment with her partner Tunji Tee Billz Balogun. She recently released her debut album under Mavin Records. Tiwa has won several awards such as Dynamix Youth Awards, FAB Magazine Awards, City People Awards in categories such as Best R&B Soul Song, Female Musician of the Year MostPromising Act.

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Obiora Obiwon returns with 'Testify' as he clocks 36

The question making rounds around Social Media circles lately has been “Where is Obiwon?”. Finally, it gets an answer on the 9th of June 2013, the 36th birthday of the r’n’b-singer-turned-urban-gospel-minister, Obiora Obiwon. In response to enthusiasts and lovers of his music, Obiwon returns as recording artiste with a techno-infused HipHop song entitled “Testify”. On the song he elicits the help of gospel music elite, Mike Abdul of the Midnight Crew, who adds a fuji-flavoured cameo to the already infectious groove. On the production, Obiora continues to synergize with Phat-E – credited with “Obi Mu O” the original version and the

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Jim Iyke;s Ex Keturah Hamilton laments - I wasted six years of my life with Him

Jim Iyke's sad and heartbroken Jamaican ex-fiancee Keturah Hamilton tells Diasporan Star: "These days, I ask God: Why has thou forsaken me? How can a man with whom we had gone through the highs and the lows – a man who had professed so much undying love for me over the past six years just walk away like that? I don’t know what happened and I wish I could put a finger on it. He took away six years of memories, of support of love and all that I did for him – just like that. How mean and callous can

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Video: Minister of Sport's security detail manhandle Boxer Bash Ali

Nigerian boxing legend, Bash Ali, 57, was manhandled by policemen after attempting to see the Minister of Sports, Bolaji Abdullahi in Abuja on Thursday June 6th. According to the Nigerian Telegraph, the boxer, who is seeking to become the oldest man to hold a world boxing title defence, and wants to have his defence staged in Nigeria, jostled to get an audience with President Jonathan, who was at the Abuja National Stadium to inaugurate ‘Rhythm ‘N’ Play on Thursday. Ali scuffled with the president’s aides, which got the attention of Jonathan. After having been allowed to approach the president, and after

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Wind almost reveals Kim K's modesty!

The reality star was forced to hold on to her skirt as she walked across the road in LA yesterday afternoon as the wind threatened her modesty. 

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2face, BurnaBoy, Dare Art Alade for Xovar lounge concert this Friday

All is now set for the classy debut of Xovar Lounge Concert to be headlined by the trio of Tuface Idibia, Burna Boy, and Darey Art Alade. The event comes up Friday 31st May 2013. The night of high octane groove is being organized by Bespoke Entertainment, owners of Bespoke Centre in Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt and Xovar Lounge. Xovar Lounge is located at 1 Parktonia Hotel Road, Elegushi, Lekki behind Bespoke Center. The event starts at 5pm with a pre-concert red carpet and party. Tickets: N5000 (regular), N10,000 (VIP). Get tickets at Afritickets website, Soul Lounge, Get Arena, Terra Kulture

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Meet the married couples who never have sex but insist they're happy

When married couples live like brother and sister. No sex for years and they insist they are happy. Are they deluded - or just honest? Read and tell us what you think... Most evenings, with their little girl safely tucked up in bed, Charlotte and Chris Everiss (pictured right) enjoy a kiss and a cuddle on the sofa in front of the television. Happily married for a decade, the couple cannot bear to even imagine their lives without one another. Yet, astonishingly, they haven’t made love for more than two years. Both insist that their marriage, which followed a two-year courtship after meeting

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TV star Joselyn Dumas covers 3 issues of New African Woman mag

In the June/July issue of New African Woman magazine, Ghanaian actress and TV star Joselyn Dumas speaks exclusively about her brand new TV show 'At Home With Joselyn Dumas', that body, and how she lost almost 200lbs in weight the healthy way!

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Beyonce back in the day and Now...

Pictures of Beyonce in Middle School just surfaced online...

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PHOTOS: DJ Jimmy JATT, Tiwa Savage, M.I, 2face Idibia, Naeto C Others Shine At Star Trek Sign-On Gig

Some of the biggest names in music, Nollywood, fashion and media were gathered at Rhapsody’s Bar and Lounge in Victoria Island on Wednesday May 22, 2013 for the official sign–on gig of 2013 Star Music Trek. The commencement of the nationwide tour spanning 10 cities across the nation was officially announced at the conference. Guests included veteran OAP Olisa Adibua, iconic DJ Jimmy Jatt,  Gbemi of Beat FM, super comedians Tee A, Gbenga Adeyinka, singers Tiwa Savage, F.E.M.I, 2face Idibia, M.I, Sound Sultan, Naeto C, Mr Raw, KC, Wande Coal, Chris Ihidero, Laff Up and many more. Star Trek was introduced in 2002,  as

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Omotola causes stir at Murtala Muhammed Airport

After receiving an outstanding reception at the Time Gala in NYC, and attending a few Hollywood events, Omotola landed Murtala Muhammed Airport over the weekend and was welcomed by her husband Captain Matthew Ekeinde, the press and fans who had gotten wind of her arrival. A tired but elated Omotola who was all smiles thanked the crowd, spoke with the press and posed for pictures before being whisked away by her husband and her security. More photos after the cut...

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Photos from Tiwa Savage's Album Listening

This event took place on Sunday May 26th in Lagos. Here are some of the picture extracts for your veiwing pleasure...

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Etisalat Unveils the Geek Force Internship Contest

The fastest growing and most innovative telecommunications company in Nigeria, Etisalat is offering its customers, particularly the youth, aged between 21 and 30, a chance to join its workforce by simply demonstrating sound knowledge of devices and passion for customer service with the launch of The Etisalat Geek Force Internship Program.  Talk about a cool recruitment process, everything about this recruitment process will be driven by social media. Here’s how it will work. First of all, you have to be a university graduate or have an equivalent degree to stand a chance to showcase the ‘Geek-in-side’ and become an Etisalat Geek. If

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Brymo has now confirmed He's left Chocolate City

First there were rumours that Brymo had left Chocolate City, then the record label released a statement denying the rumour, and now Brymo has gone on Twitter to set the record straight. Like Jesse Jagz, he has also left Chocolate City, though the record company is insisting he still has a valid contract with them. ‘He still has three years and two albums to deliver, that’s what his contract says‘, a rep for the label said.

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2face Idibia features T-Pain in Rainbow remix

2face Idibia drops the remix of one of his earlier hit singles but this time, he appeals to his fans around the globe with one of the biggest collaborations in recent times with Rainbow remix featuring T-Pain. Enjoy! Click Here to Listen

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Rapper 2shotz acquires Bentley

The newly married rapper shared the photo on his instagram page. Congrats to him.

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New Video: Goldie Ft. Navio - Miliki

This is the last video she shot before she passed on. Enjoy...

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Here is the official album cover for Tiwa Savage's New Album

Stunning! Tiwa Savage new Album Once Upon A Time drops June 14th

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MTN signs Wizkid as ambassador

Wizkid has joined Davido, Iyanya, Praiz, others...as an ambassador for the telecoms giant. He signed a one year endorsement deal with MTN today. Oh and Pepsi has also extended his endorsement deal for another two years. Congrats to him...

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Pictures from Nite Out With Baileys

Nite out with Baileys was  spectacular, classic and very elegant. Tiwa Savage brought the house down with beautiful renditions of her songs to the delight of guests. Praiz was also on point as he swooned the ladies off their feet with his voice. Continue...   The high point of the event was the 3D unveiling of Baileys New Bottle. The 3D unveil was the first of its kind in West Africa. The new Baileys bottle has been heightened considerably to evoke more elegance and charm to Baileys’ consumers and restate the provenance and heritage of Baileys in a more elegant way.  Guests had

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Designer Yvonne Nwosu denies ever dating Ice Prince

When asked if she ever dated Ice Prince, city clothier Yvonne Nwosu told Saturday Punch that they were just friends. She said: "Ice Prince is just my friend. It has always been that way. It does not matter if I put up pictures. I could put up pictures of anybody. I never said anything, next minute people were saying I’m dating him. I never said anything. I don’t have a boyfriend, he is just my friend. When asked why she didn't debunk the rumours, she replied:  Me? You think I have time for Lagos? You think I want to go out there and

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Check out the bikini body of a 47 year old mother of 5

That's Eddy Murphy's ex wife, Nicole Murphy. The photos were taken on Friday as she vacationed in Hawaii with her fiance Michael Strahan, former NFL player and current TV host. Hot bod!

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You are a traitor - Asari Dokubo accussess Rotimi Amaechi

The leader of the Niger Delta Peoples Volunteer Force, Asari Dokubo, has described Rivers State Governor and reelected chairman of Nigeria Governors Forum, Rotimi Amaechi as a “traitor.”. In a phone-in radio programme in Port Harcourt on Saturday, Asari said Amaechi’s political ambition did not tally with the ambition of the people of the state. Asari said: “Amaechi and his commissioners can go back to slavery and continue to serve the northerners, who claim to be born to rule. We will never go back to slavery. We know the quality of those who are commissioners in Rivers State. “Amaechi is a traitor

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Attend my Baby shower, Kim Kardashian begs Kanye West - report

According to a report by RadarOnline.com, Kim K had to beg her baby daddy Kanye West to make an appearance at her baby shower which would hold June 2nd and filmed for Keeping Up With The Kardashians. Kanye supposedly resisted initially because he doesn't want anything to do with her reality TV show.  "He just doesn't want to appear on the show at all, period. Kim nagged him until he agreed when she said it would look really bad if he didn't show up. Kanye thinks it's silly to even go to the baby shower since he will be the only

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Meet Nigeria's representatives to Big Brother Africa 2013

The female rep is Ada Beverly Osu. She is a model and popular Lagos based video vixen. She was also briefly engaged to rapper 2shotz in 2011. The guy is Melvin Oduah; a model, actor, 1st runner up Gulder Ultimate Search VI, and 1st runner up Mr Nigeria 2011. Good luck to them!

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Karrueche Tran moves back into Chris Brown' hollywood home

From TMZ Call her crazy but Karrueche Tran and Chris Brown are full-on living together. Sources close to the couple tell TMZ they hooked up days before his 24th birthday earlier this month and she's been staying at Chris' Hollywood Hills home ever since. Though she's keeping her own apartment - smart - she's already moved most of her clothes and other personal belongings to his pad. And it's not like they've been secretive - they've been spotted everywhere lately, hitting up the Billboard Awards afterparty and even rear-ending a Mercedes together. Karrueche's one persistent scorned lover -- when Chris first dumped her back

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MTN signs Iyanya, Davido, Praiz, Mike Anyaso as ambassadors

Telecoms giant MTN has signed Iyanya, Praiz, Chidinma (MTN Project Fame), and Mike Anyaso as the new celebrity faces of MTN and also renewed Davido's contract. I gathered exclusively that the stars have finished negotiations with MTN for a one year endorsement deal which will see some of them earning as much as N15m a year. Naija artistes are really balling. Congrats to them.

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2FACE NARROWLY ESCAPES DEATH

Award winning singer and song writer Tuface Idibia, last Sunday narrowly escaped death while on board an airplane Lagos bound from South Africa. It was a night flight and sources say the singer was listening to music from his iPod when he perceived a foul burning odor. The situation became more serious when the lighting system in the aircraft suddenly went off; and panic set in with some passengers whispering ”This plane is going to crash!”. The captain then announced that the plane had developed an electrical fault and they were going to have an emergency landing. The plane had to turn

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THE COSON SONG AWARDS

Event Name: The COSON Song Awards Event Details: Anyone lucky to get a seat on the day will be part of history as the 1st COSON Song Awards explodes in a myriad of colours and the showbiz bar is raised and new standards set for masterful events organization in Nigeria. No detail would be spared, no stone unturned. Date: Saturday, May 25 2013 Time: 8PM Venue: New Expo Hall, Eko Hotel & Suites

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STAR TREK 2013 FT. 2FACE, D'BANJ, ICE PRINCE, TIWA SAVAGE AND 17 OTHERS

Organizers of Star Music Trek, the popular annual music tour have unveiled the 22 Nigerian acts that will be performing on this year’s tour. The artistes were unveiled on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at an announcement ceremony held at Rhapsodys Lounge, Victoria Island and attended by the top industry buffs, artistes, OAPs, PR execs and others. This year’s performers include some of the bestselling, award-winning acts, the likes of heavyweights 2face Idibia, D’banj and Psquare. Others include Ice Prince and fellow Chocolate City label mate M.I. Other rappers include Mr Raw, Naeto C, Phyno and Olamide. The star-studded lineup also includes Timaya,

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Chris Brown back with ex girlfriend, Karrueche Tran?

It seems so. Weeks after breaking up with on/off girlfriend Rihanna, Chris seems to have moved on to Karrueche. Not only did he spend his birthday with her, he was also spotted making out with her at the Billboard Music awards after-party in Vegas on Sunday night. The reconciled lovers were photographed yesterday Tuesday May 21 in Los Angeles (photo above) after the car they were riding in rear-ended another car.

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AY the Comedian writes Autobiography

Popular comedian Ayo Makun, known simply as AY has written an auto biography titled - AY's Diary: Just Laugh. The book, which was written last year and being published in Rome, is a revelation of the meteoric rise and secret of a highly creative entrepreneur in the Comedy Industry.  Against the background of AY’s very successful Open Mic Platform that discovered the likes of Seyi Law, Elenu, Akpororo, Mc Shakara, Emeka Smith, Ajebo, Pencil and others, the book will also be giving invaluable clue to younger comedians and all those who are interested in the business of comedy, on the need

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A Big thank you to my fans - Mercy Johnson

A thank you message from Mercy Johnson Okojie to her fans. Read below... ‘I want to say thank you to the fans, friends, colleagues and producers who were there for me. Many of them proved to be friends on and off work. Many adjusted their schedules for me and sent in their greetings during the child dedication. I resumed work this week with grateful heart and understanding that I am here because God through the help of people made it possible. Or how could I explain the overwhelming votes I got at AMVCA despite been away and inactivity on social media?

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