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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Ini Edo’s Marriage Crashes, Family Members Returns Bride Price

From the reports we are having, according to kemifilani, Nollywood actress Ini Edo and her American based husband Phillips Ehiagwina have separated!

Furthermore, The six years old marriage (2008-2014) crashed last month. The reason for this is that " Her busband beats her all the time, she allegedly cheats on him and then family members also added their own problems because the actress didn't bear a child. They ensured they return her bride price"

We are hoping Ini release a press statement on this issue. For now, let's chill.

Headies 2014 Full Nominations List

You've waited so long for it and guess what? You finally have it as we are thrilled to unveil the shortlist for our 9th annual Headies Awards – a superb combination featuring the very best artists across a broad range of categories.

The Headies annually celebrates deserving stars who have contributed a lot through good music during the year in review (July 2013 – June 2014), and this year promises to be bigger as some artistes would be honoured, and many others would be encouraged to step up their game.

But before the award ceremony proper, here is a list of the nominees' below, but remember the winners are in your hands… Voting commences shortly.

THE HEADIES 2014 – NOMINEES LIST

(YEAR IN REVIEW: JULY 2013 – JUNE 2014)


1. BEST RECORDING OF THE YEAR

A non-voting category for the best single recording by an artiste or group in year under review.

IYAWO MI- TIMI DAKOLO
LET SOMEBODY LOVE YOU- 2FACE IDIBIA
ALWAYS ON MY MIND – NOSA
ORDINARY PEOPLE – COHBAMS ASUQUO


2. PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

An individual responsible for producing the most acclaimed song or album in the year under review.

DON JAZZY – DOROBUCCI
PHEELZ – ELEDA MI O
T SPIZE – AYE
LEGENDURY BEATZ – CARO
SHIZZY – SKELEWU
DEL B – PULL OVER


3. BEST MUSIC VIDEO

A voting category for the best conceptualist, best directed and most exciting video in the year under review. This award goes to the video director.

ADA ADA BY FLAVOUR – CLARENCE PETERS
TOH BAD BY NIYOLA – KEMI ADETIBA
JUST LIKE THAT BY RAYCE – AJE
OYA NOW BY JOE EL FT. ORITSE FEMI – UNLIMITED LA
PERSONALLY BY P-SQUARE – JUDE "ENGEES" OKOYE & CLARENCE PETERS


4. BEST R&B/POP ALBUM

A category for the best R&B/Pop Album in the year under review (by single individual or group).

THE JOURNEY – SEAN TIZZLE
TAKEOVER – KCEE
ONCE UPON A TIME – TIW SAVAGE
ME, MY MOUTH & EYE – SOUND SULTAN
L.I.F.E – BURNA BOY


5. BEST R&B SINGLE

A category for the best R&B single in year under review (by single individual or group).

LET SOMEBODY LOVE YOU- 2FACE IDIBIA
IYAWO MI- TIMI DAKOLO
PLAN B – WANDE COAL
DON GORDON – BURNA BOY


6. BEST POP SINGLE

A category for the best pop single in year under review (by single individual or group)

DOROBUCCI – MAVIN CREW
AYE – DAVIDO
JOHNNY – YEMI ALADE
PULL OVER – KCEE
DOUBLE WAHALA – ORITSE FEMI
CARO – STAR BOY FEATURING WIZKID AND L.A.X
SURULERE – DR. SID


7. BEST REGGAE/DANCEHALL SINGLE

A category for the best Reggae/Dancehall single in year under review (by single individual or group).

GIRLIE O REMIX – PATORANKING
LEAD ME ON – CYNTHIA MORGAN
STINKING SH#T – CHOPSTIX FEATURING ICE PRINCE, YUNG L AND ENDIA.
ONLY YOU – JESSE JAGZ FT. WIZKID
MURDA – SEYI SHAY FT. PATORANKING & SHAYDEE


8. BEST RAP ALBUM

A Non-Voting Category for the Best Album By A Rap Artiste Or Group In Year Under Review.

NO GUTS NO GLORY – PHYNO
ALAGA IBILE- REMINISCE
BADDEST GUY EVER LIVETH – OLAMIDE
THY NATION COME – JESSE JAGZ


9. BEST COLLABO

A voting category for the best R&B, Pop or Hip-hop collaborative track (including cameos).

OYA NOW – JOE EL FT. ORITSE FEMI
EMERGENCY – WIZZY PRO FEATURING SKALES, PATORANKING AND RUNTOWN
SURULERE – DR. SID & DON JAZZY
PASS YOU BY – BLACK MAGIC FT. ORITSE FEMI
GIRLIE O REMIX – PATORANKING
DOROBUCCI – MAVINS


10. BEST RAP SINGLE

A voting category for a single (released on-air) recording of a rap song.

PARCEL- PHYNO
DOPE MONEY – OLAMIDE FT. PHYNO
SHOTZ ON SHOTS – ICE PRINCE FT. SARKODIE
RAP IT UP – POSLY TD
DEAF – EVA ALORDIAH
WTF – ILL BLISS


11. BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE (MALE)

A non-voting category for the single male artiste with the most outstanding vocal performance on a single song or album.

IYAWO MI – TIMI DAKOLO
DOUBLE WAHALA – ORITSE FEMI
WHY YOU LOVE ME – NOSA
ORDINARY PEOPLE – COHBAMS


12. BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE (FEMALE)

A non-voting category for the single female artiste with most outstanding vocal performances on a single song or album.

LOVE TO LOVE YOU – NIYOLA FT. BANKYW
WANTED – TIWA SAVAGE
WINDOW – MONICA OGAH
GOOD MAN – RUBY


13. NEXT RATED

This category is a voting category for the most promising upcoming officially unreleased (or signed) act in the year under review.

PATORANKING
RUNTOWN
OREZI
SKALES
YEMI ALADE


14. HIP HOP WORLD REVELATION

A voting category for the best new artiste in the year under review.

TIWA SAVAGE – ONCE UPON A TIME
SEAN TIZZLE – THE JOURNEY
BURNA BOY – L.I.F.E
KCEE – TAKE OVER


15. LYRICIST ON THE ROLL

A non-voting category for the Rap Artiste with the best lyrical depth and performance on a single song or album.

SHOTS ON SHOTS – ICE PRINCE
RAP IT UP – POSLY TD
GOD ON THE MIC – JESSE JAGZ
KPANSH – YUNG 6IX


16. BEST STREET-HOP ARTISTE

A voting category for the artiste whose songs are inspired by the streets. Such song should captain lingua, which may also be originated by the artiste and popular on the street.

DOUBLE WAHALA – ORITSE FEMI
SHOKI – LIL' KESH FT. OLAMIDE & DAVIDO
DOROBUCCI – MAVIN
ALOBAM – PHYNO


17. BEST 'ALTERNATIVE' SONG

A voting category for the artiste whose songs reflect any form or style of music which falls outside the mainstream of recent or past popular musical trends.

BOLAJI – BOJ
BODY- BLACK MAGIC FEATURING BANKY W
GOOD MAN – RUBY
WHY YOU LOVE YOU – NOSA


18. ALBUM OF THE YEAR

A voting category for the best album (solo or group) in year under review, that meets judges requirements of excellence (in every realm: Songwriting, production, rendition and promotion) and acceptability (Sales and popularity).

THE JOURNEY – SEAN TIZZLE
L.I.F.E – BURNA BOY
BADDEST GUY EVER LIVETH – OAMIDE
NO GUTS NO GLORY – PHYNO


19. ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

Most critically and commercially adjudged artiste in the year under review. Overall most successful artiste for the year under review.

DAVIDO
WIZKID
KCEE
TIWA SAVAGE
OLAMIDE
PHYNO
FLAVOUR


20. SONG OF THE YEAR

A voting category for the most popular song in the year under review. This category is usually decided by voting.

AYE – DAVIDO
PULL OVER – KCEE
DOUBLE WAHALA – ORITSEFEMI
SURULERE – DR. SID
DOROBUCCI – MAVINS
JOHNNY – YEMI ALADE


21. BEST AFRICAN ARTISTE

A non-Nigerian award category for an individual African artiste with the most outstanding single/album and astonishing achievements and infiltration into Nigeria in year under review.

MAFIKIZOLO
SARKODIE
DIAMONDZ
R2BEES


22. HALL OF FAME

Special recognition for excellence and outstanding impact to the entertainment industry.

SIR (DR.) VICTOR UWAIFO

TB Joshua Banned From South Africa And Zimbabwe, Denied Visa

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Temitope Joshua, the healer and his wise men as they are fondly called have been denied South African visas and banned from visiting Zimbabwe.
This came as a result of a tragedy that killed over 80 South African pilgrims at his church earlier this month.
Why Many South Africans Died At TB Joshua’s Church
According to reliable sources, South Africans are passionate about the Synagogue Church, always coming there on pilgrimage.
There is a tour package which cost an average of 10,000 Rands each for one week. The collapsed building was meant for Southern African groups like worshipers from Namibia, Lesotho, Mozambique, Botswana and the Republic of South Africa.
Worshipers from Malaysia, Taiwan, Singapore, Japan also use the collapsed building but investigation revealed that South Africans were more because Pastor Joshua decided to give more opportunities for the South Africans who have remained insistent and shown solidarity to SCOAN. No fewer than 84 South Africans were killed in the tragedy.
Healing of sicknesses and diseases also bring nationals from other countries to Synagogue – all for miracles. Holy water, otherwise called anointing water, is sold to pilgrims between N5000 and N10,000 per bottle.
Even thousands of anointing water bottles are exported to some West African countries. Worshipers from foreign nations are encouraged to stay until after seven days. They are always screened and registered by the church authorities. Those with financial problems believe that use of the anointing oil restore their finances.
Meanwhile, it was gathered that the ruling African National Congress, ANC, Youth Wing had warned Pastor T.B. Joshua not to come to South Africa. He should not enter the country until they know what happened to their compatriots in Nigeria.
According to Bandile Masuku of ANC Youth League, “we will make sure that Pastor T.B. Joshua is not issued with a South African visa.”
The influx of foreign nationals into the church could be explained by the adage that a Prophet is not acknowledged or recognised in his own country. But with this tragedy, many people are becoming scared of the Synagogue church and more knowledgeable about what goes on there.
Strangely, however, several South Africans, we reliably learnt, are still anxious to return to Nigeria to patronize the church because of their believed spiritual prowess of Pastor T.B. Joshua.
He is feared and highly respected by politicians, including prime ministers, presidents and ministers. Even sports men come to the Synagogue not only for healing when injured but also for for success in their outings. Prominent athletes and footballers have gone there to seek one form of help or another.
May the souls of those who perished rest in perfect peace and may God give the living a discerning spirit.
Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.” – 1 John 4:1

$9.3m Scandal: My Hands Are Clean - Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor Finally Open Up



The president of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, yesterday broke the silence about the controversial $9.3m smuggled into South Africa by two Nigerians and an Israeli, using his private jet, saying his hands are clean.

Oritsejafor broke his silence during the National Executive Council meeting of CAN at the National Christian Centre, Abuja, saying he waited for today to brief the leaders of the church and explain his position on the issue, because he believes the primary institution he owes an explanation to is the church. Continue below to read what he said.



“I wish to assure you that I will not do anything to tarnish the image of Jesus Christ or compromise the divine standard of the church.

“As you are all aware, the media has been awashed in the past few days about an unfortunate incident involving the movement of funds from Nigeria to South Africa. In the unfortunate news reports, attempts have been made to link me directly with the transaction.

“So far, I have refrained from making any direct public response pending the time that I would have briefed the leaders of the church and explained my position on the issues to them.

“I believe that the primary institution that I owe any explanation to is the church.”

“At the risk of being seen to be defending myself, I wish to confirm to the distinguished leaders of the church that the Bombardier Challenger 601 aircraft in question is mine. The aircraft was presented to me as a gift by members of our congregation and ministry partners worldwide at my 40th anniversary of my call into the ministry.

“May I be permitted to stress that the aircraft was not given to me by the President of Nigeria, neither was it a settlement for any political favour or patronage.

“With the benefit of hindsight, the President of the country was a guest in our church during the anniversary celebration when the jet was presented to me. This has construed an implication that it was a gift from the President of the country.”

“The President of Nigeria has nothing to do with the gift of the aircraft. By the way, I still wonder why all those saying this cannot come out to show proof so that the matter can be put to rest once and for all. Let me say that this might be an issue of the court in the near future.”

“In order to ameliorate the cost of maintenance of the aircraft, I sought and got permit to allow the aircraft fly in and out of Nigeria.

“Based on this, I leased the aircraft on August 2, 2014, to a company to run it. It was the leasee that entered into an agreement with the people who carried out the transfer of funds. Having leased the aircraft to the Green Coast Produce Company Limited, any transaction undertaken with the aircraft can no longer be attached to me.

“Inasmuch as I am shocked and distressed by the incident, I wish to appeal to Christians in Nigeria to remember that a war has been waged against the Nigerian church. This war is being fought on many fronts and this unfortunate incident is another dimension in the assault against the church.

“It is clear that those who manipulated this conspiracy desire to create a schism in the church,” he said.

Beautiful Actress Nadia Buari Dazzles In New Photos



Just like her boo Jim Iyke, top Ghanaian actress Nadia Buari is now shooting a reality show. She has released some pictures from the shoot of 'The Buari Ville' for her fans. Check out more photos:






Anita Oyakhilome’s Name And Picture Removed From “Rhapsody Of Realities” Devotional [PHOTOS]


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In the midst of Pastor Chris and Anita Oyakhilome‘s divorce saga, yet another controversy has emerged. According to City People, Anita’s name has been removed from the October edition of Christ Embassy’s Rhapsody of Realities devotional, which she usually co-authors. 

The alleged front and back cover of the new edition is shown above.Reports also state that there is no trace of Anita’s picture or byline in the entire publication this time around.

Meet Okusanya Oluwafemi, CEO Ojiji Photography [PHOTOS]


 I am Okusanya Oluwafemi CEO Ojiji photography. Well I started as a Graphic Artist during my days in school. my love for the art was so deep.

I had passion for photography and painting which finally am doing now. my experience in few advertising agencies like PRODUCTION POINT, TRADE CENTER, INSIGHT,PHOTONIMI STUDIO etc really expose my knowledge in the art.

I have always loved  having my fashion outfit in 2003. I had a clothing line way back named LAFREAK. its was a mix of painting and dying on fabrics which was well known  on the street, back then we were only few who was into it - sojo, hypno, oshady etc. so now am back kicking off with my SNAP BACK OJIJI very affordable 3000k any color of your choice. 

In Ojiji Photography, we render Services like WEDDINGS, BIRTHDAYS, FAMILY PORTRAIT, EVENTS, MODELLING PORTFOLIO, COOPERATE, COMMERCIAL (your imagination into reality) and offers mobile photography services..we have fully equipped mobile studio and setup virtually anywhere.our objective is to add extra benefit, making your event special and memorable...we also design complimentary cards,logo,flyers,magazine and branding.

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Monday, September 29, 2014

BEN TELEVISION AWARDS – 2014 NOMINEES IS OUT AND AVAILABLE FOR VOTE

BEN TV has finally announced that it is time to celebrate and recognize the hard working Nigerians and Africans in music, acting, sport and other fields of entertainment as the Press Conference was held on September 23rd 2014 at Lagos oriental Oriental Hotel.

They have finally fulfilled their promised to the public on publishing
the most anticipated Nominations list of the year 2014 after announcing the event Host to be AY The Comedian as they released this year's nominees for the prestigious awards.

BEN TV AWARDS – 2014 NOMINEES

MOVIE AWARDS:

•BEST ACTOR:
Odunlade Adekola
Ramsey Noah
Richard Mofe Damijo
Kunle Afolayan
Jim Iyke
Wale Ojo

•BEST ACTRESS:
Mercy Johnson
Toyin Aimaku
Chioma Chukuka-akpota
Funke Akindele
Omotola Jalade Ekeinde
Genevieve Nnaji


•BEST MOVIE:
Alakada
Flower Girl
Accident
Maami
Half of a yellow sun
Confusion Na Wa


MUSIC AWARDS:

•BEST NEW ARTIST:
Runtown
Patoranking
Lil kesh
Cynthia morgan
Yemi Alade


•BEST FEMALE ARTIST:
Waje
Yemi alade
Tiwa savage
Chidinma
Seyi shay
Niyola

•BEST MALE ARTIST:
davido
Wizkid
Olamide
Wande Coal
Iyanya
Burna Boy
Phyno


•BEST GROUP:
The Mavin
P-Square
SDC (Show dem camp)
Grip Boys
HKN Gang


•BEST AFRICAN ARTIST:
Diamond
Fally pupa
Maifikizolo
Sarkodie
Fuse ODG
AKA


•BEST COLLABORATION:
Daddy – reminisce and davido
Won da mo – Burna boy and d'banj
Girlie O – Patoranking ft Tiwa Savage
Ginger- Lax ft Wizkid
Seyi Shay ft Patornking - Murder
O Set – Phyho ft P Square
Joe el Ft 2Face – Hold On


•BEST HIP-HOP MALE ARTIST:
Ice Prince
Morell
Reminisc
Phyno
Olamide


•BEST HIP-HOP FEMALE ARTIST:
Eva
Mo'chedda
Cynthia Morgan
Muna
Niyola


•BEST REGGAE/DANCEHALL:
Burna boy
Patoranking
Orezi
Cynthia Morgan
Timaya


•BEST ARTIST IN DISPORA:
Sona
Ayo Jay
Moelogo
Lola Rae
Dizzy
May 7


•BEST GOSPEL ACT :
Lara George
Eben
Frank Edwards
Nathaniel Bassey
Sinach
Solomon Lange


•MUSIC PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
Don Jazzy
D'Tunes
Mastercraft
Pheelz
Del – B
Legendary beat


•MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Onye – Waje ft Tiwa savage
Johnny – Yemi Alade
Taste the Money – P-square
Alobam – Phyno
Aye – Davido
Take it - Sean Tizzle


•MUSIC VIDEO DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR
Moe Musa
Clearance Peters
Kemi Adetiba
Sesan
Patrick Elis
Unlimited LA
Square ball


•SINGLE OF THE YEAR:
Pullover – KCEE ft Wizkid
Double Wahala – Oritse Femi
Show me the Money – Wizkid
Shakebody – Skales
Dorobucci – Mavin
Surulere – Dr Sid
Aye – Davido
Sekem – MC Galaxy
Shoki – Lil Kesh
Turn up – Olamide


•ALBUM OF THE YEAR
The Ascension – 2 Face
No Guts No Glory – Phyno
Baddest Guy Ever Liveth – Olamide
Alaga Ibile – Reminisce
FOZ - Ice Prince
Sean Tizzle – The Journey


•BEST INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATION:
Rainbow rmx – 2 Face and T-pain
Plenty Money – Davido & Mafikizolo
Number 1–Diamond ft Davido
Shots on Shots – Ice ft Sarkodie
Bum bum – Timaya ft Sean paul
Eminado - Dr Sid ft Alexandra Burke

COMEDIAN OF THE YEAR:
Basket Mouth
Bovi
Gbenga Adeyinka
Seyi Law
Princess
Akpororo


SPORTS AWARDS:

•SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR:

Stepen Keshi
Vincent Enyeama
Amaechi Morton
Mikel Obi
Obinna Metu
Ojo Onaolapo


•SPORTSWOMAN OF THE YEAR:

Blessing Okagbare
Amelia okoli
Dominique Duncan
Azeezat Oshoala
Perpetua Nkwocha
Maryam Usman


VOTE NOW ON www.bentvawards.com/nominees. MAKE YOUR OPINION COUNT!!!

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Meet Tiwa Savage’s New Manager, Mekka Millions [PHOTO]

Mekka Millions has been within the entertainment industry for a couple of years before he got recruited by TeeBillz to join 323 entertainment.

In the last couple of days, the social media scene has been abuzz with reports of alleged rancour in the marriage of Nigeria's leading pop act, Tiwa Savage who got married to her Manager Tunji Balogun 'TeeBillz' on April 26, 2014 at a lavish celebrity wedding in Dubai.
There are several versions of the story making rounds, with some having it that the marriage has packed up because Teebillz has turned the singer into a punching bag while another version say the sharing formula of the money the couple makes is tearing them apart.
NET has since began investigations into the story to ascertain the real cause of the rancour. Without mincing words, Tiwa Savage's marriage to Teebillz is indeed troubled but the two are making efforts to patch things up.
As at the time of filing this report, Teebillz no longer manages Tiwa Savage and they no longer attend events together. In fact, Tiwa savage now has a new manager that goes to most events with her. And her new manager is a protégé of TeeBillz who goes by the name, Emeka and is otherwise known within the industry as Mekka Millions.
Mekka Millions has been within the entertainment industry for a couple of years before he got recruited by TeeBillz to join 323 entertainment. Before now, Mekka Millions horned his skills managing several fast rising acts and also currently manages fast rising rapper, Olusegun Olowokere popularly known as Iceberg Slim.
Mekka has been the one picking calls directed to Tiwa Savage's lines and he accompanies her to events and currently acts as Tiwa Savage's manager.
However, Mekka still pledges his allegiance and loyalty to Teebillz. In his birthday message to Teebillz on September 26, he wrote, 'Happy Birthday big bro, boss and mentor. You gave the homie a chance and put me on the team. God continue to bless and put you forward in everything you do.#323boss'.
Mekka Millions was also very influential in getting his artiste, 'Iceberg Slim' to feature on Tiwa Savage's debut album on the 12th track titled 'Shout Out' featuring Ice Berg Slim and Sarkodie.






How A Man Tried To Commit Suicide Inside Synagogue To Prove T.B Joshua Is A True Prophet


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The spokesman of Emmanuel TV of the Synagogue Church of all Nations, Ken Emeakayi, revealed on Channels TV's Sunrise Daily programme today September 29th that a young man had attempted to commit suicide during service yesterday Sunday September 28th.

He maintained the aircraft they claimed hovered around the church building four times triggered off the detonation of some explosives.

"We are investigating the incident for the world to know what actually happened. When you look at the clip you will see that it was not just the aircraft hovering. At the point of the incident, there was explosion. It is possible they were either dropped or planted and the aircraft will have to come and detonate it. The persons in the building said that the noise they heard suggested that it was an explosion. Those involved in the act may not have been aware of the security cameras. With modern technologies explosive devices could be detonated without a loud noise. There were about four explosives that were detonated in the building from the much the CCTv could capture and because we know that there would be fragments from the explosive, we are calling for an investigation” he said.

Are You Ready To 'Dance Go' With Wizkid And 2Face Idibia ? [PHOTOS]

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This week promises to be an exciting one for music fans, with 2Face and Wizkid finally set to release their 1st ever collaboration!

Wizkid and 2Face

The Hennessy Artistry 2014 theme song titled "Dance Go" will premiere on Thursday, October 2nd on Beat 99.9FM at 10AM. The song will also be available on TooExclusive that same day.

Meanwhile, the Hennessy Artistry Club Tour continues tomorrow September 30 with Patoranking and GripBoiz. They will be shutting down SIP Nightclub in VI, Lagos.

Sarz and Patorankin
 
Oritsefemi performing

Ibadan fans will be partying with OritseFemi at Club EBevande on Friday, 3rd of October

Also, for the first time ever, Hennessy Artistry will be at the Accra Convention Centre in Ghana with headliners, 2Face and Wizkid later in October

Hennessy Artistry 2014

The grand VIP finale of the Hennessy Artistry 2014 club tour holds on December 6th, and will feature the headliners as well as all the supporting acts.

So so much to look forward to.

Ethiopian Airlines Adjudged Best Airline In Africa

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Ethiopian Airlines has won the Passenger Choice Awards for “Best Airline in Africa” for the second time in a row at the APEX 2014 EXPO held last week in the Anaheim Convention Centre in California.
The Passenger Choice Awards were created by the US based Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX) to give voice to airline passengers. APEX encompasses the largest and most comprehensive survey of passengers in 13 languages. It is the most important award in the airline industry since it is the customers themselves, who rate airlines based on their overall experience.
CEO Tewolde Gebremariam of Ethiopian Airlines Group said, “Ethiopian is above all a customer-focused airline with global standard service with superior delivery through its hallmark Ethiopian-flavored African hospitality. Passenger Choice is the most important award in our industry since it is our customers, who rate us by benchmarking our service with others in the industry.
“This award is a strong vote of confidence by our customers and an encouragement to continuously enhance our on-ground and on-board services with a view to meet their high expectations. I wish to thank them for their vote of confidence and our employees for working hard day-in and day-out to make our airline shine high in the sky.”
Dominic Green, APEX Events and EXPO Chair, said “In 13 languages and available around the globe, the Passenger Choice Awards is by far one of the most impressive and comprehensive passenger surveys of its kind. It’s a huge benefit to the airline industry to have this kind of candid data at their fingertips, and it’s the passengers who ultimately benefit from it.”
Ethiopian was also among the finalists, among other global airlines, for “Best overall flight experience”, “In-flight video” and “In-flight magazine” at the 2014 Passenger Choice Awards.


Fuel Tanker Explodes In Onitsha, Anambra State [PHOTOS]

    

This just happened at Afia Nkpor Onitsha. Many are reportedly killed.





Voting Begins, As Finalist Emerge For Real Estate Unite Awards 2014


Voting begins, as finalist emerge for Real Estate Unite Awards 2014

Finalists for this year’s Real Estate Unite awards have emerged from a competitive pool of nominees. Winners from the
twelve categories will be presented at the Awards gala during the Real Estate Unite summit scheduled for October 2nd,
2014.

Public voting has now begun, and stakeholders are encouraged to be a part of this decision making process.

Real Estate Unite is the largest convening of real estate professionals in Africa, and is organised by 3Invest Limited, the continent’s largest online platform and information platform for the real estate sector.

This year’s theme is tagged “Igniting the F.I.R.E: Where lies the key?” F.I.R.E is an acronym for Finance, Infrastructure, Red-Tapism & Education; factors identified by 3Invest Ltd as strong contributors towards propelling the real estate industry forward.

See full list of finalists for the Real Estate Unite 2014 Awards:
1)      Best Residential Property
•       Cameron Green, Ikoyi
•       Richmond Gate, Alma Beach
•       Buena Vista, Banana Island
•       Nicon Estate, Lekki

2)      Best Commercial Property
•       Ikeja City Mall
•       Grand Towers
•       Lakowe Lakes
•       Eko Signature

3)      Leading Property Finance Institution
•       Diamond Bank
•       Stanbic IBTC
•       ASO Savings
•       FCMB
•       ACTIS

4)      Construction Company of the Year
•       Cappa & D’Alberto
•       Churchgate Construction Ltd
•       HFP Engineering
•       Julius Berger
•       ITB Nigeria Limited

5)      Developer of the Year
•       Churchgate
•       Haven Homes
•       Cadwell
•       UPDC
•       ARM Properties

6)      Architecture/ Design Company of the Year
•       Design Group
•       ACCL
•       ECAD
•       Play In Architecture
•       SpectaPlay

7)      Affordable Housing Development of the Year
•       Essential Homes by Gran Imperio
•       Lekki Gardens by GT Rich
•       Golf Estate Port Harcourt by TAF Homes
•       Grenadines Homes by PropertyMart
•       Richmond Gate by Haven Homes

8)      Real Estate Support Service of the Year
•       Fine & Country
•       NIESV
•       Detail Solicitors
•       Broll Nigeria
•       Private Estate

9)      Future Project Award
•       Heritage Place, Ikoyi Lagos
•       Orange Island, Lekki Lagos
•       Rainbow Town, PH, Rivers State
•       World Trade Center, Abuja
•       JABI Lake Mall, Abuja

10)     Real Estate Person of the Year
•       Richard Nyong
•       Tayo Sonuga
•       Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala
•       H.E Babatunde Raji Fashola
•       Hakeem Ogunniran

11)     Outstanding Public Private Partnership Project
•       Ikoyi Link Bridge
•       Eko Atlantic
•       NMRC
•       Sunrise Hills, Abuja

12)     State of Honour
•       Lagos State
•       Delta State
•       Ogun State
•       Akwa Ibom
•       Rivers State


All voting will close on Tuesday, September 30th, 2014. VOTE HERE NOW

Past winners from the 2013 edition include Cappa D’Alberto, UPDC, ACTIS, ARM Properties, Skye Bank and Mr. Hakeem Ogunniran as Real Estate Person of the Year.  Event sponsors include ARM Properties, Gran Imperio Group, Cadwell, Structon Limited, Diamond Bank, UPDC, CMB Building Maintenance & Investment, Grenadines Homes; and Ogun State Property Investment Company.


Registration is still underway for delegates who are seeking an opportunity to kick-start or evolve their real estate portfolio.  Attendees are urged to take advantage of the limited spaces available.

Meet The Snake Boy Who Has Shed His Skin Every 41 Days Since He Was Born [PHOTOS]

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Guys, meet Indonesian teenager Ari Wibowo who sheds his skin like a snake every 41 days
Ari has shed his skin every 41 days since he was born 16 years ago. He must soak his body in water every hour – night and day – and smear himself with lotion every three hours to prevent drying out.
Photographer Nurcholis Anhari Lubis, 35, has documented the little boy’s condition as part of an essay project and describes the boy’s skin condition as ‘scaly like a snake about to shed his skin’. Mr Lubis told Daily Mail Australia:
‘It’s really sad because he was not born normally and has scaly skin all over his body, 
similar to being severely burnt, from the sole of his feet up to his head. If the boy doesn’t moisturise or soak his skin in water, his body would shrivel and harden up like a sculpture and he won’t be able to move. If he leaves it unattended for too long, he won’t be able to speak because the wrinkles inside his mouth would go hard and it would dry out all his blood in his body.’
Mr Lubis said Ari’s family were told by doctors at the hospital where he was born that it did not have the resources to treat the condition, and asked them to take the infant away. He and his family now live by a routine of constant washing and dressing his skin with creams. Still, the boy is trying to live a normal life in his village. Mr Lubis continued:
‘He eats normal food like everyone else and his favourite snacks are instant noodles and crackers. He had trouble making friends when he was younger and would often go and play with the other kids but most of the time, they would avoid him because he is different to everyone else.’ 
Ari is taking lessons, but is forced to study alone because of ignorance about his condition in the community.
‘No schools are willing to accept him because they fear his skin condition would be contagious to teachers and other students,’ Mr Lubis said. 
Ari also suffers prejudice because of superstitions in his village. Mr Lubis said many people blame Ari’s condition on a superstition that if a woman mistreats animals while she is pregnant then it will affect her unborn child. Some people believe Ari’s mother ‘tortured a lizard’ she found in the family home when she was pregnant with Ari. Ari has trouble talking because of the condition and the vision in his right eye is impaired, while the left must be kept moist with constant drops.