Saturday, July 26, 2008
Recently, the Nigerian National Assembly passed into law a bill prohibiting the act of “spraying” the Naira (the Nigerian currency) at parties. The apex law making body also went further to recommend a jail term for offenders. But trust Nigerians for their ability to circumvent any law that stands in their way, an appropriate ‘solution’ has been found to this law. In stead of spaying the Naira, people have now resorted to spraying American Dollars and other foreign currencies, which are easily converted at the numerous ‘black markets’ in Lagos. Since the new law only forbids the spraying of Naira alone and not of other currencies, no law is broken. Can you beat that?
Another Nigerian entertainer who recently picked a new ride is Africa’s numero uno Dee-Jay,Jimmy Jatt. On his part, Jimmy acquired a posh and glittering 2007 edition of Toyota Camry. Of late the guy has been slamming the roads of Lagos with his new acquisition. Jimmy Jatt is an award-winning disc-jockey. He’s also a pop music star
Nigerian artistes are surely living their dreams. Star actor Emeka Ike recently join the league of ‘jeep’ owners when he walked casually into an auto shop in Lagos and drove out a clean & cool VW TOUAREG Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) after settling the bill which is in the region of millions of Naira. The colour of the ride is army green and the guy has been cruising the streets of Lagos with it ever since.
Mayor Akinpelu is the publisher of one of Nigeria’s celebrity (or soft-sell, if you like) magazine, GLOBAL EXCELLENCE MAGAZINE. Within the industry and elsewhere, he’s generally known as Mayor or Lord Mayor. But metrogist-nigeria.com has discovered that his real names are ISIAKA MAYOWA ABIODUN AKINPELU, That’s what one of his schoolmates told us recently.
Lagos high society lady and boss of TWINKWUL TATTOO STUDIO on Allen Avenue, Ikeja, Mary Charle, is set to shoot the music video for the debut album of her twins, D’ANGELS. Already some top video directors have been contacted to do the job. Among the tracks in the CD is ‘MO SO RIRE’ a mid tempo contemporary song. Well If the caliber of directors been contacted is anything to go by, then Mary Charles should be ready to cough out millions for the shooting.
The father of EJIRO RENE-ADIGBO,the hardworking Editor of Global Excellence Magazine, late PA ADIGBO was laid to rest on Sat. July 26, 2008 in Delta state..The late old man passed on at the age of 70 two months ago. At the final burial were celebrities from all walks of life.
Good news has continued to filter out of Nigeria’s showbiz industry. Shortly after Julius Agwu’s colourful nuptials in Port Harcourt, it was Segun Arinze’s turn in Imo State, then entered Gongo-Aso man, 9ice. Now comedian Omo Baba seems to be the next. Metrogist-nigeria.com ran into the talented comedian recently and we were pleasantly delighted that the guy came with the new babe in his life. Though we could not confirm her name as the time of posting this piece, reliable sources however revealed that the two have been dating for a while and if things work out as planned they might soon be heading to the alter..check Omo-Baba and his date in pix OM-1
Im sure you know that Klint De Drunk is one of Nigeria’s A-class Comedian, while DSP Alamieyeseigha is the former governor of Bayelsa state who served a jail term for dipping his too deep into the Bayelsa state treasury while he served as the state’s governor..not too long ago Klint met Alams at a public function in Lagos and the following conversation ensued between the duo;
KLINT: haaa your Excellency, long time no see..iv been trying your number for quit some time but it wasn’t going through.
ALAMS: Haaa...Mr Drunkard, I change my number shortly after God delievered me from Obasanjo and Ribadu. You now have my new numbers.
KLINT: oga thank you sir..
See pix KA1 & KA 2.
Mr. Demola Seriki is the current Minister of State for Agric and Water Resources in Nigeria but I think he is in the wrong Ministry because many people believe “MINISTER OF WOMEN AFFAIRS & ENJOYMENT” would have been a more befitting portfolio. This is because, apart from being a politician, he is also an active member of the Nigerian social establishment. Any time he shows up on the Lagos social scene, hordes Lagos society women are always swarming all over him..it happened again at Lagos social function at Lekki. Check out pix DS I.
Nigerian veteran actress Clarion Chukwurah recently mobilized other showbiz personalities to identify with the less-privileged children in Nigeria..The event tagged “2008 ENTERTAINERS STAR TREK FOR THE LESS-PRIVILEGED CHILDREN”, saw the Clarion, Jimmy Jatt,Emeka Ike, Christy Essien-Igbokwe, Emma Edokpayi, Felix Duke, Tinu Chukwrah, and other prominent Nigerians visiting various Homes in Lagos. Some of the Homes visited include Olusoye Compensatory Centre, Ilupeju, JWC, Mushin, Modupe Cole, Yaba and Heritage Children Home, Anthony. Apart from the entertainers, other notable personalities who were part of the event include: Chief (Mrs) Aduni Bankole, Hon. Funmi Tejuosho-Smith, Mary Charles and her singing twins-D’ANGELS, Kemi Otegbade and others. Gift items worth several thousands of Naira were donated to the homes. The event, which is going to be an annual affair, is an initiative of Clarion Chukwurah’s Helpline Initiative..pix CL1-(l-r)Shows EMEKA IKE, FELIX DUKE,& CLARION posing with some physically challenged children