DKB Apologizes To Zainab On Live TV And Kisses Her Feet (PHOTOS)

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Two days ago on The One Show, DKB apologized to Zainab for the slap he landed her during the Big Brother StarGame show. What more? He went ahead to scrub and kiss her feet, and this was all on live TV!

Ex BBA housemates DKB from Ghana and Zainab from Sierre Leone were disqualified from the BBA house in June for getting physical with each other. DKB later released a song apologising to Zainab and Africa for his behaviour.

culled from Naija.com

Alleged Naeto C Fraud: Storm Records Threatens To Sue Promoter; Promoter Insist Naeto C Is A Fraud

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Following the accusation by FBS Entertainment that they contracted Storm Records artiste, Naeto C to perform at a show, and having paid a sum of N400,000 (Four hundred thousand Naira) into the rapper’s Guaranty Trust Bank (GTB) account, and signing a one page contract agreement dated July 12, 2012, the rapper failed to show up, Storm Records has threatened to sue the promoter, Muhammad Nura who allegedly represented FBS Entertainment.

In a statement released to NET, Storm Records admits Naeto C was approached but the said promoter did not have a direct conversation with the rapper regarding the subject.

Reports say communication was made through a certain DJ Fresh.

According to Storm Records, Naeto C made the journey to Abuja to fulfil his own end of the deal subject to receiving full payment for the event a day before or on the day of the event.

“When it became apparent on the day of the show that the promoters were not forthcoming with the balance, our client declined to grace the show with his presence especially as he had held up his end of the bargain regardless of the fact that the show was three days to his wedding,” Platonique PR, the label’s publicists said.

Storm pointed out that the signature on the agreement document is not Naeto C’s and that ‘the act of forgery is not only distasteful, but also criminal’.

Storm explains why the N400,000 initial payment has not been refunded saying: “A show promoter is liable to forfeit any money deposited to book an artiste for a particular date if the promoter fails to complete payment before the stipulated time for the performance and the artiste is permitted to walk away from the arrangement.”

“This is standard practise in entertainment all over the world because artiste will decline all other approaches by prospective clients once a party makes a commitment by way of an initial deposit.”

In view of this, Storm Records says they will “explore all options made available to us within legal bounds of the constitution of Nigeria, including suing for fraudulent practices (forgery of signature) and defamation of character”, if the accusations are not retracted and apology issued to that effect.

In their response, FBS entertainment said through a representative, Muhammad Nura Abdullahi that “We want to clearly state tha Naeto C categorically agreed to the advance payment and the agreement did not state that default to pay the full contract sum (which was never demanded for) repudiates the contract.

“In fact, the standard of all contract agreement dictates that parties are bound by the agreement and none of the parties can unilaterally use any standard to interpret the contents of a signed agreement. We would like to state that no custom should be used to defraud people on any grounds. This is the law!”

Storm Records claims Naeto C did not sign any contract with FBS Entertainment, but Abdullahi thinks Storm Records are just being hypocritical. He alleges that Storm Records has been aware of the situation all along, but refused to respond.

“We (our legal team) wrote Naeto C via Storm Records and Storm Records is in the know and neglected to respond for long. Attached is the screen shot of that demand letter sent to them. A confirmation of delivery receipt and courier details from UPS,” Abdullahi said.

Culled From: Leadership

Sir Alex Ferguson Could Not Resist Taking A Dig At New Chelsea Boss Rafael Benitez

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Benitez has been swiftly installed in the Stamford Bridge hotseat after Roberto Di Matteo was axed as Blues boss on Wednesday and Ferguson is baffled by events in west London.

The Scot is full of sympathy for Di Matteo, who was sacked despite landing the UEFA Champions League title and the FA Cup, and he could not resist a dig at old sparring partner Benitez, who was involved in some heated confrontations with Ferguson during his spell at Liverpool.

Ferguson feels the Spaniard is ‘very lucky’ to be handed the Chelsea job, just weeks before they attempt to land the FIFA Club World Cup.

Everyone feels for Roberto Di Matteo, and quite rightly, said Ferguson.

It is quite amazing when you think that he has won the FA Cup and the Champions League.

The biggest disappointment for me is that in two weeks’ time they are going to the world championship (FIFA Club World Cup). You would have thought they would have waited to give the guy a chance to win it.

Rafa Benitez is very lucky because on his CV in two weeks’ time he could have two world championships to his name – and has had nothing to do with the teams.

Jose Mourinho won the treble with Inter Milan. He (Benitez) took over and won the world championship without having to do anything and having nothing to do with the construction of the teams.

Reports have suggested that QPR boss Mark Hughes could also be sacked if his side loses at Old Trafford on Saturday, but Ferguson hopes the former United striker will be given more time to turn things around.

I do not know where that has come from,” he said. “But if you do not fancy the manager, why wait until next week?

Tony Fernandes has said he is supporting Mark and wants long-term management. If that is the case, Mark should be OK.

Ferguson also reiterated his backing for Mark Clattenburg, who has been cleared of racism allegations made by Chelsea in the aftermath of their match with United.

He said, did not believe it anyway. The unfortunate thing for Mark is that he has had to carry that stain for the last few weeks.

Everyone in the game is pleased for him now – apart from Chelsea.

Culled from Naija.com

I’m Obsessed With Genevieve, Declares Loyalty To Uche Jombo, Love For Rita Dominic- Tonto Dike

In every profession, there are always some people one looks up to in learning the ropes of the game or getting inspirations from while climbing the ladder to the top.
Many successful shots have at a time confessed having someone or some people they respect or owe loyalty to in the profession.

Before now, controversial Nollywood actress, Tonto Dikeh has not hidden her respect for Rita Dominic, who has been in the system well before her.

While she was reported to have insulted Rita Dominic in the build-up to winning the best actress award category at the Future Awards between her (Tonto) and Ini Edo, Tonto quickly cleared the air that she was clearly not referring to Rita in her controversial tweet which brought about the report, but she made it known that she truly respects Rita.

Yesterday, Tonto took to her usual platform, Twitter, to reveal those she has respect for in Nollywood.

According to Tonto, she is obsessed with Genevieve Nnaji who is seen as an idol in the African film industry.

Tonto further disclosed that the only person that she owes loyalty to is Uche Jombo, who gave her her first big screen movie, ‘My Damage, My Life’ which is set to hit the cinemas. She went further to say that only Uche Jombo speaks her language.

Tonto tweeted, Just so you know @Uche Jombo Is the only actress I owe loyalty to. Rita Dominic I love and I am obsessed with Genevieve. POKO.

Culled from Naija.com

Naija Gangnam Style: Nigerian Music Act, Mo’Eazy Releases Comic Rendition Of Psy’s Hit Track

Few months after releasing his club banging “Kosoro” video, which topped charts across Nigeria, Darey Art-Alade’s protégé, Mo’Eazy is back with his own version of international act, Psy’s hit track “Gangnam style”.

itled Naija Gangnam Style, the fun, comic video which his PR rep calls “a brilliant mix of creativity and will definitely get you doing the Gangnam style in no time”, shows extensively the life of the everyday Nigerian.

It would be recalled that in October 2012, rising Nigerian music act, Dammy Krane also released a hilarious rendition of Psy‘s hit track, Gangnam Style, which he titled, Lo ra Condom Sir, urging urging everyone to practice safe sex.


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Messi: Champions League Is A Huge Challenge For Barcelona

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The Argentina international previously won the competition in 2006, 2009 and 2011, but was unable to help the Blaugrana hold on to their title last term as Chelsea proved to be too strong in the semi-final stage.

Barcelona booked their place in the knock-out stage of this year’s edition on Tuesday though, when they beat Spartak Moscow 3-0, and Messi has made it clear that the European trophy is their main objective.

The Champions League is a big challenge for us, because of what it means, Messi stated at a press conference.

It’s the hardest competition to win, the best to play in and it’s where the best teams are. We will work hard to win it.

Messi’s relationship with team-mate David Villa has reportedly turned sour after a number of heated arguments on the pitch between the two, but the forward remained coy on the matter.

Culled from Naija.com

Big Brother DKB apologizes and kisses Zainab’s feet on Live TV

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Ex BBA housemates DKB from Ghana and Zainab from Sierre Leone were disqualified from the BBA house in June for getting physical with each other. DKB later released a song apologising to Zainab and Africa for his behaviour.

The Ghanaian comedian and radio presenter apologised once more to Zainab on Live TV in Ghana yesterday. The former housemates appeared together on Viasat’s ‘The One Show’ with Joselyn Dumas and PY Addo, where DKB apologised then went down on his knees and kissed Zainab’s feet.

Culled From: Information Nigeria

Arsenal Has A Chance To Come Back – Wenger

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Arsene Wenger believes Arsenal can take advantage of inconsistency among the Premier League title contenders and return to the top four of the table. Wenger’s side have recovered from their own blip to record back-to-back wins ahead of this Saturday’s trip to Aston Villa, whereas Chelsea and Manchester United were defeated in domestic action last weekend.

Reigning champions and league leaders Manchester City also dropped points at West Ham recently and have been knocked out of the Champions League, offering Wenger hope of mounting a challenge at the top end of the league. “With what is going on in the league, it looks like the team that can show consistency has a chance and if we are able to show consistency now we have a chance to come back to the top teams,” said Wenger.

“I am highly encouraged by the results last weekend because if you have a team who doesn’t drop points no matter what you do, you will never come back once the difference is there,” added the Frenchman, whose side head into the weekend four points outside the Champions League places.

“We had a difficult period, I hope now we can show the consistency that is needed to come back.” Wenger has been pleased with his new signings over the last week and Jack Wilshere’s return from injury. Olivier Giroud and Lukas Podolski have played key roles in the wins over Tottenham and Montpellier, while Wilshere was on the scoresheet against the French side as Arsenal secured a place in the last 16 of the Champions League.

“That shows there are good vibes in the dressing room, that they feel accepted, that they feel part of it and that they are capable to adapt to our style of play quite quickly,” Wenger said. Theo Walcott has been ruled out of the trip to Villa Park but Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain should overcome a hip problem.

Abou Diaby will be out for another three or four weeks with his thigh injury, Wenger confirmed. Kieran Gibbs returns but Andre Santos is out with an abdominal strain. Wenger feels his side will have enough to earn victory against Villa. “I’ve just watched their (Villa’s) game against Manchester United. They’re a dynamic side,” he said.

“I think it will be down to our performance because we know we played QPR who had not won, and we won in the last minute.” Villa midfielder Barry Bannan has claimed he has never been happier in his career at Villa Park and believes that is all down to his manager Paul Lambert.

The Birmingham side find themselves in the relegation zone but Bannan is enjoying working with Lambert, a fellow Scot, who arrived at the club from Norwich City in pre-season. “This is the happiest I’ve ever been at Villa — and a lot of that is down to the manager,” said Bannan, the 22-year-old who has come through the club’s youth set up and also had loan spells at Derby County, Blackpool and Leeds United.

“He has been a breath of fresh air for this club. He’s just been brilliant. “The sessions are fantastic and the lads really enjoy coming into training each morning and striving to improve each day ahead of the weekend game. “But, more than that, he’s just a great boss. His man-management skills are second to none. “He believes in his players, he trusts his players and that really comes across to us as a group. He’s just so positive. “I appreciate the fans are worried about being in the bottom three but it’s not fazing us and it’s certainly not phasing the gaffer.”

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Naeto C Reacts To Fraud Allegation… Claims His Signature Was Forged

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Hip-Hop maestro, Naeto C, has reacted to news reports making the rounds bothering on allegations of fraud levelled against him by one Muhammad Nura, of Fine Boy Swag (FBS) Entertainment.

In a statement made available by his publicist, Naeto C set ‘to clear the air and set the records straight’ even as he claimed his signature was forged.

The statement reads in part:

With reference to the news making the rounds on entertainment blog portals and social media platforms about our client Naeto C defrauding a show promoter of certain amount of money, we would like to clear the air and set the records straight.

Naeto C actually made the trip to Abuja to fulfill his end of the agreement subject to receiving full payment for the said event which was supposed to be a day before or on the date of the engagement.

When it became apparent on the day of the show that the promoters were not forthcoming with paying up the balance, our client declined to grace the show with his presence especially as he had held up his end of the bargain regardless of the show being 3 days to his wedding.

Most significantly, the signature on the agreement document is not that of our client and this act of forgery is not only distasteful, but criminal.

The sum deposited is a fraction of the total amount which was agreed upon and stated in the agreement document as payment for his services.

Naeto C as a brand is of the premium stock. His life is well documented in the public’s eye from his family background to his upbringing, educational background, and his career as a musical artiste.

Every established show promoter knows it costs considerably more than the figure in question to book Naeto C for a performance.

That said, we will explore all options made available to us within legal bounds of the constitution of Nigeria, including suing for fraudulent practices (forgery of signature) and defamation of character if we deem it fit, if these false claims and accusations are not retracted and a letter of apology issued.

Culled From: Information Nigeria

Benitez expects Chelsea fan unity

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Rafael Benitez does not believe the Chelsea fans should be opposed to his appointment, despite the run-ins he had with the club when Liverpool manager.

The Spaniard has been named as interim coach at Stamford Bridge until the end of the season following the departure of Roberto Di Matteo.

Benitez had a number of Champions League showdowns with Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea when Liverpool manager and some of his comments at the time antagonised the Blues fans.

But he said at his unveiling on Thursday: “I want to be honest, if I say this or that, I have to analyse the context.

“We were playing against Chelsea in the semi-finals of the Champions League.

“If I am a fan I want to see the manager fighting for my club. I don’t see this as a lack of respect for Chelsea’s fans, just a manager defending his team.”

He added: “I like to do things in the right way for the fans.

“The fans and manager want to win every single game, nobody wants to win more than than fans and manager.

“At the end I think that they will be pleased.”

Benitez could not escape the suggestion he was only keeping the seat warm for Roman Abramovich’s number one target – Pep Guardiola.

“I have a very good relationship with Guardiola, a great manager,” he added.

“What will happen in the future, you never know.

“For nearly two years, I was waiting for the right opportunity. Now I have this chance.

“I have to do my best to try and take it.”

He added: “I don’t need to win trophies. I would like to win trophies.”

Even that has not proven to be enough for Abramovich, who sacked Jose Mourinho, Carlo Ancelotti and Di Matteo after they all delivered unprecedented success to Chelsea.

The Russian is said to want to see ‘Barcelona in blue shirts’ at Stamford Bridge.

“I don’t know about the style he wants, but he’ll be happy with the team winning,” said Benitez, who has a reputation for playing a more cautious game.

“It’s not about one way to play.

“Michael told me we have a good team and they trust me.

“He knew me at Valencia, and we played against Chelsea so many times.

“At Valencia, winning the Spanish league after 31 years, it wasn’t bad.

“If we play like Valencia, we can win and he’ll be happy anyway.”

Culled From: ESPN Star

Who is Nigeria’s Most Stylish Actress?

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(From left to right) Nse Ikpe Etim, Beverley Naya, Rita Dominic, Genevieve Nnaji, and Omotola Jalade Ekeinde have been nominated in the Most Stylish Actress of Year category at this year’s FAB Awards. Who do you think should win?

Culled From: Information Nigeria