Monday, 31 March 2014

Videos: Get The Ultimate Summer Wardrobe Overhaul From AX Paris

To celebrate the launch of their new SS14 TV Ad, AX Paris is giving you the chance to get the ultimate summer wardrobe overhaul.

Anybody anywhere can win this. It's easy! To receive the ultimate SS14 wardrobe, click HERE.
Good luck/Bonne chance!!!
In the interim, enjoy the videos below:
AX Paris SS14 TV AD.

AX Paris Behind The Scenes SS14 TV AD.


News: Armed robbers invade Shan George's Calabar home

Lovely Nollywood actress, Shan George is one lady who has made a name for herself in the movie industry and like every other celebrity, she’s had her own share of controversies.
The fair-skinned beauty took to social media to reveal that robbers paid her home in Calabar a visit, carting away valuables.
She wrote:
 "Robbers entered my house in calabar last nite. Carted away electronics, money, jewelry, shoes, watches. They broke my car side window to open d car door and practically tore d car appart. Friends who r trying to console me since this morning say i shuld not worry bcos its a blessing……
How is a thing like this a blessing?"

#And in response to her question, I say, mbok let's thank God because where there's life, there's hope!!! Abi I lie my people?

New Photos: The Kardashians & Jenners display their beach bodies in Thailand

On vacation in Thailand, Kim, Khloe & Kendall show off their lovely bodies as they enjoy the Phang-Nga Beach in Phuket. From South Korea to Thailand, I wonder where next! Keeping up with The Kardashians can be fun!!!
Kendell Jenner

Kylie Jenner photographs Kim Kardashian in a bikini on Phang-Nga Beach in Phuket, Thailand on March 30.
Kendall Jenner
Kim Kardashian in a bikini in Thailand
Kai!!! Uber beautiful!!!
Toned: Kim Kardashian looked incredibly confident as she strolled along Phang-Nga Beach in Phuket, Thailand, on Sunday
Bootylicious: Kim highlighted her famous figure in the bikini, which featured string ties on the sideBootylicious: Kim highlighted her famous figure in the bikini, which featured string ties on the side

Photos: Dillish Mathews finally admits crushing on Flavour

Ok, so beautiful BBA The chase winner, Dillish Mathews finally admits she has a crush on Flavour and loves all his selfies!
Dillish, good to know your Man Crush Monday (MCM) is Flavour, but you'd have to stay on the long queue!!! Hahaha.....

Video: D’Banj joins 18 other artists to release ‘Cocoa na Chocolate’ for ONE

"Farmers are very important. And just like foundations, you hardly notice them – but if we have a strong foundation, not only can we  feed Africa, but Africa can feed the world.
That’s why I’ve come together with some of Africa’s top recording artists, including Femi Kuti, Omawumi, Fally Ipupa, Juliani, Dama Do Bling and Vusi Nova, to tell our youth that their future is literally beneath their feet.
Today we are releasing our new song ‘Cocoa ‘na Chocolate’ and it’s yours for FREE."- D'banj
Check out D'banj's Cocoa na Chocolate trailer below.


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Video: Zara Gretti's last interview with BattaBox

BattaBox interviewed Zara Gretti about her struggle with Multiple Sclerosis, Nigerian Music and her future plans. Sadly, before they could release the video interview- Zara Gretti passed away, aged 28.
BattaBox has released this video in her tribute.
#Rest in Peace Zara, you cut across as super nice, fun & full of life, really sad!
Watch the vid.below.


News: Shame: Justin Bieber booed in home country, Canada at the Juno Awards

Justin Bieber won a Fan Choice Award Sunday night at the Juno Awards -- Canada's answer to the Grammys -- but he didn't earn a warm reception when his name was announced at the Winnipeg ceremony.
According to Postmedia News, the Ontario native was booed when he was announced as the winner of the category. He wasn't around to hear the jeers, though, thank God for that! This is the fourth year in a row Justin's won the Fan Choice Award.
Anyways, congrats on your win J!

News: Easter performance by Keyshia Cole, Darey et al @ Calabar Int.Jazz Festival

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So, it's gonna go down in Easter in Cali from the 18th to the 21st of April 2014! Billed to perform at this years Calabar International Jazz Festival are: Dare Art Alade, Keyshia Cole, Liquid Deep SA, Gwyn Jay Allen et al.
For tickets & more info, contact:

Video & Photos: Beautiful Rolene Strauss crowned Miss South Africa 2014

The Miss SA 2014 pageant took place last night, Sun Mar 30 and beautiful 21 year old Rolene Strauss was announced the winner and ambassador of SA at the end of the day. Rolene is a proud Afrikaans lady from the Free State who is studying  to be a doctor. The finale was a glamorous event with musical acts like Mi Casa, Bucie and Matthew Mole. Apart from the platinum crown made by Jack Friedman jewellers, the winner also received a prize package worth R1.3m.
Rolene wrote this on her Facebook wall right after she was crowned: Words can not describe how grateful I am for all your support. It means the world to have people believing in me and dreaming with me. Whatever the outcome, this is the end and also the beginning of a wonderful journey, thank you for living it with me."
Congrats to her!

Rolene Strauss
Rolene Strauss

Photos: See whose birthday it is

Tatiana Durao adds another year today. The two-time Big Brother Africa contestant is doing it big musically in her homeland Angola and in Africa as a whole. Here's wishing the fabulous Tati Felis Aniversario!!!

News: Mamamia, swears live on Britain's THE VOICE

Superstar turned the airwaves blue on Saturday night after swearing during a live broadcast of Britain's THE VOICE.
The Black Eyed Peas hitmaker, who acts as a coach on the U.K. talent show, became overexcited after a passionate performance by contestant Lee Glasson.
He said, "I've never seen anyone strangle the microphone like that before. You were really feeling that s**t."
The star quickly clasped his hands over his mouth after realising his mistake, while the show's host Emma Willis quickly apologised to the audience.
Emma added, "We know that Will has been very well behaved for three series and a word did slip out. So I apologise on Will's behalf and hope no-one has taken offence." then revealed that his mother had just sent him a text message chastising him for using foul language.
After the show, he took to to apologise again, writing, "I'm sorry for saying #sh!+ on TV...#ooops....i didn't mean to offend anyone for the use of day to day language on Telly (sic)..."
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Photos: Grand Opening Of Patience Ozokwor's Wendy Plaza In Enugu

Talented Nollywood actress, Patience Ozokwor aka Mama G, opened her multi-million Naira plaza, Wendy Plaza on Saturday March 29 in Coal City Garden, Enugu State, Nigeria. Many dignitaries including the Commissioner for Tourism Enugu State, John Okafor, Stan Amadi, Angela Okorie, Aneke Twins,  Charles Awurum et al graced the event.
See pics below.
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News: ‘MS didn’t kill her, ignorance did’, Yemisi Ilo blames Zara’s family for her death

Yemisi Ilo

I also have Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and I am currently in Singapore – where by His grace I will finally halt the progression and hopefully and prayerfully reverse some if not all disability.I spoke to Zara on Tuesday. She said she was being given ‘Agbo’ to drink by her family and that it was killing her. Those were her exact words. I told her to NOT drink it. With an already compromised immune system – Agbo is bullshit. It is poison. MS is not malaria.I gave Zara clear details of exactly what she needed to do to try to get well. It isn’t easy AT ALL – I should know but unfortunately for her, she was surrounded by very ignorant people at the end who felt that they knew best.I first heard of Zara when I read about her on a blog a year ago. I got in touch with her immediately and started a Skype friendship. I was in London and she was in the States (US). We spoke regularly. When I went back to Lagos, we would WhatsApp and I would call her. When she came to Nigeria in October last year, I went to see her and she was surprised that she could move better than me! I organized the Battabox interview (which we did at my parents house). She said she didn’t want to live with her mum in the States – yet she had no one to look after her there apart from her mum. She needed someone. She even wanted to come and stay with me, but I am married with small children and my own MS issues were already enough for one house.I am so pissed off, so angry, so fucking sad, teary and frustrated. If I had been in Nigeria, I would have gone to pick her up on Tuesday when I spoke to her.  She was so desperate to leave Ogba. She said she had a return ticket to America and would try to leave ASAP. I gave her my neurologist’s number so she could get some steroids to help her get over the horrible relapse she was having. Also to get her to explain the condition to Zara’s family so they would realize that this was not an ‘Agbo’ matter.I have had MS for nearly 10 years. My walking has deteriorated and I am currently alternating between a walker and a wheelchair. Zara was worried that she wouldn’t get married and have kids – I told her that I had 4 kids and was happily married and continued to work and that there was hope.I have always been vocal about MS and even appeared on a ‘Moments with Mo’ episode talking about it. There are many Nigerians with MS – I know a few but they want to keep quiet. Their families are embarrassed. Why? I don’t know? It can happen to anyone at any time.Granted, I am extremely fortunate to have the strength of character and a loving and supportive and enlightened family to deal with this HORRIBLE condition that has led to this opportunity for me to undergo Hemapioetic Stem Cell Transplant (HSCT) – Google it. It has taken donations from over 100 people to do this. It costs over $150k (N24,727,501). I told Zara that since she was a US citizen, she could get on a trial at the University of Chicago under Dr. Burt for free. I just want people to know that MS didn’t kill Zara – ignorance did. As well as our fatalistic attitude in Nigeria where everyone prays and no one takes action. 




*Ilo is a creative consultant with many years experience in book and magazine publishing, film production as well as project and artist management.

Yemisi Ilo's 4 kids