April 2016

Saturday 30 April 2016

Half of Late Music Icon Prince's Estate Is Going to the Tax Man

On Tuesday, Prince’s sister Tyka Nelson filed a bunch of papers at the Minnesota probate court that indicated Prince died without executing a will. This is having expensive consequences.

Forbes estimates that Prince’s estate is probably worth almost $300 million. In addition to his actual property, there is his intellectual property, including what reportedly amounts to a vault of unreleased songs. How do you decide what something so priceless is worth, and who it rightfully belongs to?

Crying Tiwa Savage respond to Teebillz allegations in Exclusive Interview

After all the online drama with Tiwa Savage and Teebillz, Mavin Queen Bee has finally granted an exclusive interview with Thisday journalist, Azuka Ogujuiba and the interview obtained by Pulse.ng following her husband's accusations yesterday, the singer said she's never cheated on him. She confirmed that he was found on Lekki-Ikoyi toll bridge yesterday, and said they've been separated for two months. She also said she knew the marriage wasn't going to work. She said she found out she was pregnant again while in Jamaica but had a miscarriage and later found out her husband was cheating. She said Teebillz has never spent a dime on their child and she was the one taking care of their family. She also accused him of allegedly stealing from her and taking cocaine in their home. She said their marriage is over and what he did on social media was Godsent...that it made it easier for her to finally walk away. She said a whole lot more....

Friday 29 April 2016

The Oba of Benin Kingdom is dead

Reports from DAILY POST have it that the Oba of Benin, Omo n'Oba Erediauwa Akpolokpolo I, is dead.

The monarch's death was announced few minutes ago by the Iyase of Benin Kingdom, Chief Sam Igbe.

Prior to his death, the traditional ruler of Benin Kingdom in Edo State was reported to have been battling with an unknown illness, which started since last year.

Wednesday 27 April 2016

"My Children are having heat rashes" - Fashola on Nigeria's Power Problem

Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, says his children are also facing the effects of the poor electricity supply presently being experienced in the country. He said they suffer from heat rashes, sweat a lot and also wonder what exactly he, as the minister in charge of power, is doing about the electricity challenge.

Fashola said this while speaking on Channels TV yesterday...

EFCC seize Former Petroleum Minister houses, wrist watch worth £600,000 and other diamond jewelry

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commissions (EFCC) has seized properties belonging to former Minister of Petroleum, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke according to the Nation report.

EFCC confiscated houses and a very expensive wrist watch worth £600, 000 as well as other gold and diamond jewelry from the former minister who is being prosecuted at the Westminster Magistrate’s Court in London for money laundering and bribery allegations, along with her accomplice Jide Omokore

According to the source:

Sunday 17 April 2016

Mercy Aigbe and Chidinma rocks strips dress like sisters

When you are not sisters but you rock the same dress. Mother of 2, Mercy Aigbe and very single Chidinma looks like twins in new photos.

Aigbe shared the snap, which of course has garnered over 9,000 likes and captioned it:

Monochrome Saturday! ….Twining with @chidinmaekile , like we planned it ðŸ˜†

Unilag Student Declared Missing After Partying at a Nightclub in Lagos

This picture of a University of Lagos student has been declared missing since Thursday after he went out a night of enjoyment and hasn’t returned.

A student of the University of Lagos identified as Oreoluwa Sokan has been declared missing by the police after family members hinted that he has not returned home since Thursday with his whereabouts unknown.

It was gathered that the student went missing after partying at a night club on Thursday. Anybody with useful information as to his whereabouts can contact the nearest police station.

Teacher Caught Having Sex with a Student in School Toilet

An Umlazi High School teacher in South Africa has been suspended pending investigations after a video of him engaged in sex with a matric student went viral on social media according to iMzansi reports.

The randy teacher who they say is married was secretly filmed by a student as he had sex with the female student in the school toilet.

The 2 minute long clip shows the teacher sitting on the toilet seat with the grade 12 student on top enjoying.

VIDEO: Drake Performs ‘One Dance’ at Rihanna’s ‘Anti World Tour’

Drake and Rihanna have really bonding very well. Drake surprised the Toronto audience of Rihanna’s ‘Anti World Tour’ by joining Riri on stage to perform their 8-week-running Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 “Work.”

Not only that, but Drake treated fans to the first live performance of his new single “One Dance” and a bit of “Jumpman.”

While on stage, he gave Rihanna a super duper sweet shoutout, calling her “the greatest woman he’s ever known.”

Blac Chyna doesn't want anything to do with the Kardashian Brand

Blac Chyna distance herself from engaging with the Kardashians brand manage by their mom, Kris Jenner and will not be participating in anything under her control after getting married to their son Rob Kardashian.

via TMZ:

PHOTOs: "Empire" Movie Star tie the Knot

Who hasn't see the series movie ‘Empire’? Well it's actually one of my favorite at the moment. Two of the stars Grace Gealey and Trai Byers (Lucious first son and his long time girlfriend in the movie Yeah that's them) tied the knot this past weekend in an intimate island ceremony after a year engagement.

via TMZ:

Rapper Jay Z to manage Manchester United wonder Kid, Marcus Rashford

Rapper and Business mogul, Jay Z‘s sport agency Roc Nation Sports is looking to represent Manchester United starlet, Marcus Rashford.

via The Sun.

The newspaper reports that the company established by the Hip-Hop mogul in 2013, has approached Rashford’s family about a potential representation of the attacker.

The 18-year-old who only has a year remaining on his existing deal with United, is currently represented by his family.

PHOTO: Pregnant woman delivers cocaine at Lagos airport

Drama at the Murtala Muhammad International Airport, Lagos yesterday as a ‘pregnant’ woman was delivered of a white powdery substance suspected to be cocaine by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency.

In a statement signed by Mitchell Ofoyeju, NDLEA spokesperson, the woman, a 41-year-old mother of 3, Dorothy Onyekas pretended to be pregnant but was instead carrying 86 pellets of white powdery substance that tested positive for cocaine.

The statement said “The drug was intercepted during the inward screening of passengers on an Emirates flight from Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The substance has a total weight of 1.720 kilogrammes with an estimated street value of N20.6 million.”

Lol, someone please Help caption this ...

Lol, when that selfie addict try to take a photo and the little guy is lust with her booty

Nigeria Footballer Obafemi Martins display his Mercedes sports car

Obafemi Martins took to his Instagram page to share a pictures of his Mercedes Sport Car which he caption "My Baby"

It must be pretty expensive for him to caption it that. What could this car worth? Anyone with an idea, drop your comment

Interest Rates Will Go Up - CBN Governor

Godwin Emefiele, governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria has revealed that the country’s monetary policy rate would still have to go up.

He said based on rising inflation rates, the monetary policy rate (MPR) would have to rise.

He was speaking on Saturday at the International Monetary Fund headquarters in Washington.
“Truly, Nigerians really expect that if they want to access finance, they should do so under a low interest regime,” he said.

Presidency: "No loan deal during Buhari’s visit to China"

The Presidency has said President Muhammadu Buhari did not sign any loan agreement with the Peoples Republic of China during his one-week working visit to the Asian country.

Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, revealed to Punch Newspapers on Saturday, that “there was no loan deal during the President’s visit to China. All that is coming are investments into Nigeria.”

Rather, the presidential spokesperson said Buhari’s trip yielded over $6bn additional investments for Nigeria.

Saturday 16 April 2016

Harrysong set to Release New Album titled "Spontaneous"

Five Star Music Artist, Harrysong has disclosed his plans to release new album soon. 

The "Reggae Blues" crooner disclose this to Channels Television lately. Mr Songz said; ‘we are working on the new album titled ‘Spontaneous’ and I have a lot of my friends on it. The album is basically going to be about Harrysong all the way, from where I started to where I am right now to where I am going.’

The Five Star Music act also unvieled names of notable artiste who featured on “Spontaneous,” they include; Patoranking, Duncan Mighty, MI Abaga, Kcee, Yemi Alade, Seyi Shay and others.

Wizkid sends shout out to his real G Davido

In the past few weeks it seems everything has been going the right way between Africa biggest star, Wizkid and Davido. Both has been hanging out together. The pics above is one of such hangout in a private jet.

And to tie the knot more, Davido was signed to Pepsi which Wizkid has been a brand ambassador for the past 2 years. To recognize this, Wizkid took to his Instagram page to send his shout out to his homeboy Davido. See post below:

Rihanna launch ‘Fenty Beauty’ Makeup Line

"Work" singer and work hitmaker, Rihanna’s empire is expanding to include a complete makeup collection. The line, called ‘Fenty Beauty by Rihanna,’ comes in collaboration with the Kendo division of LVMH and is set to arrive Fall 2017.

It’s estimated that LVMH paid as much as $10 million to make the deal.

via WWD:

Wednesday 13 April 2016

50 Cent to Pay $23 Million to Settle Bankruptcy Debts

Curtis Jackson aka 50 Cent may be ‘bankrupt,’ but the rapper has offered to pay $23 million to help settle some of his debt.

via TMZ:
50 and his lawyers submitted their plan to a bankruptcy judge, and according to the docs … he will pay the $23 mil over the next 5 years.

Jennifer Lopez stuns on cover of W Magazine, talks about her past relationship

Jennifer Lopez in a recent interview with W Magazine for its May 2016 cover story, opened up about the resentment and failure she grappled with following her 2011 split from her third ex-husband, Marc Anthony. The superstar whose famous exes also include Sean "Diddy" Combs and Ben Affleck seemingly threw shade at her musician ex and his skills in the sack in the no-holds-barred piece.

via US Magazine:

Tuesday 12 April 2016

Khloe Kardashian Shares Emotional Instagram Post About Lamar Odom

Khloe Kardashian broke her silence regarding her complicated relationship with not-so-estranged husband Lamar Odom.

After pausing her life to help rehabilitate Lamar back to health, the complicated couple is said to be on the rocks after Lamar was spotted drinking at a bar despite his issues with substance and alcohol abuse.

Khloe took to Instagram this morning to write a not-so-cryptic post about her situation.

She wrote:

Blac Chyna and Rob Kardashian have been Offered Millions for TV Telecast of their Wedding

Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna have been offered massive amounts of money to televise their wedding, Yes a huge millions of dollars but there is just one thing that is sealing a deal and her name is Kris Jenner.

via TMZ:
Several big-time TV producers tell us pitchmen are putting together offers for Rob and Chyna. We’re told the most lucrative path would be an episodic docusoap leading up to the big day. They’re looking at $150k-$200k each per episode, plus another $500k each for the finale.

Ciara Looks Absolutely Stunning on the Cover of ESSENCE Magazine

Ciara features on two two covers of the May issue of ESSENCE magazine and the singer who was recently in Nigeria for Darey's Concept look stunning.

In the mag, she talks about how she was ready for a family when she and ex-Future planned to have baby Future but their breakup wasn’t quite how she saw things going.
“I’d always wanted to have my own family,” she said. “And my pregnancy was planned when I was at a point in my life when I was finally ready to take on the responsibility.”
“That wasn’t necessarily part of my vision. But the moment I realized I was going to be a single mother, I had to reflect and reorganize my thoughts. I decided to trust that God had a plan for me, and move forward one day at a time.”

Veteran US Radio and TV Personality Doug Banks Dies

Veteran radio show host and TV personality, Doug Banks, has died. He was in his late 50s.

Doug hosted radio shows at stations in L.A., San Francisco, Las Vegas, Detroit and finally Chicago’s V103 according to his website before signing on to do a nationally syndicated show.

Oh Dear! Ciara Refuses to mention Future’s Name During ‘Billboard Music Awards’ Nominations (VIDEO)

Oh dear, Ciara just show to the world how much she doesn't want to associate with her baby father, Future anymore. Ciara who appeared with Ludacris on ‘Good Morning America’ yesterday to announce the Billboard Music Awards nominations.

When it came time to announce the nominations for Best Rap Artist, Ciara couldn’t help but skip over her ex Future’s name leaving Ludacris to fill-in the blank.

Watch below:

PHOTO: Woman set apartment ablaze after finding out her boyfriend is gay

A woman accused of setting her apartment on fire after she discovered her boyfriend was gay and cheating on her says it was a complete accident.

According to NJ.com, Lakishette Williams, 25, appeared for a bail reconsideration hearing Friday four months after she was charged with aggravated arson for the incident.

Police said at the time that they pulled Williams from her apartment on North Gouverneur Avenue and found that she had started fires in two rooms. 

Prosecutors said Friday that police found evidence of the first fire on a stovetop in the kitchen where they discovered remnants of charred paper on a burner.

More Sanctions For Suspended Lawmakers in Nasarawa

The Nasarawa State House of Assembly has relieved two of the suspended lawmakers of their principal offices and also dismissed them from their various committees.

The decision is coming days after their suspension and other issues led to a crisis that resulted in fisticuffs.

During a sitting of the House members, the Speaker, Abdullahi Balarabe, made it clear that their dismissal was a decision of the All Progressives Congress’ caucus of the House which is the majority in the house. All suspended lawmakers are members of the party.

He said that two lawmakers had been appointed to occupy the principal offices and some others to chair their various committees.

135 Indian hemp dealers nab by NDLEA in Delta

No fewer than 135 Indian hemp sellers have been arrested by the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency, Delta State command. The suspects were caught on Monday with 160 bags of Indian hemp.

Mr. Frank Hannachor, the state commander of the agency, confirmed that operatives of the agency acted on a tip-off in Obiaruku and Kwale community where Indian hemp smoking and cultivation have been beehive of activities in the past three years and arrested the suspects, adding that the suspects were handed over to the police for prosecution.

Monday 11 April 2016

Kanye West’s ‘The Life of Pablo’ make its way to No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart

Kanye West’s ‘The Life of Pablo’ may have landed an unconventional release, but Kanye West still earned his 7th No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart with 94,000 equivalent albums sold.

Of that 94,000 albums, 28,000 of those were pure album sales. The rest were in streaming equivalent albums.

via Billboard:
The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week in the U.S. based on multi-metric consumption, which includes traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). The new April 23-dated chart (where The Life of Pablo is No. 1) will be posted in full to Billboard’s websites on Tuesday, April 12.

Governor Fayose: "FG imposing more hardships on Nigeria with VAT increment:

See press statement from the Ekiti State Governor ...
Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has said that the Federal Government was planning to impose more hardships on Nigerians by increasing Value Added Tax (VAT) from the current five per cent to 10 per cent, describing the move as insensitive to the plight of Nigerians who are suffering from the bad economic policies of the President Mohammadu Buhari led All Progressives Congress (APC) government. 
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo had said on Thursday, in Lagos that the current five per cent VAT rate in the country was very low, and went on to add that the Federal Government would increase the taxpayer base this year. Reacting through his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, Governor Fayose said any increment in VAT or any other tax being paid by Nigerians at this time will further make life unbearable for the people.

SPOTTED: Buhari, Osinbajo and Minister of Budget and National Planning scrutinizing the 2016 budget

So this is suppose to be a picture of President Buhari, VP Osinbajo and Minister of Budget doing serious scrutiny on our already overdue budget and one photographer was there flashing light in their eyes when they are doing serious business, or the photographer think we are still doing election that he can capture scene and use it to win vote? Better let Mr President work so we can have our budget ... Lol MP done vest today. But this is really serious business.

See another photo below:

Sunday 10 April 2016

Lagos RRS arrest teenage suspected to be member of notorious robbery group

Operatives of the Lagos State Rapid Response Squad (RRS) today arrested 13-year-old Opeyemi Johnson who is believed to be a suspected member of the notorious Awawa cult group for robbery. Opeyemi, a Junior Secondary School (JSS) student, was arrested around Fagba in Agege this morning after he, alongside 20 others attacked some road users and dispossessed them of their belongings.‎ Other gang members fled as RRS men on patrol tried to catch them.

Luck however ran out on Opeyemi who was caught and later led the police to arrest another suspect, Mohammed Korede, 19.

When interrogated, Opeyemi said their leader, a certain ‘Ijaomode’ ordered them to rob anyone they saw on the road from the carnival. 

Lai Mohammed: "The Change You Voted For Is Real"

The Minister of Information, Mr Lai Mohammed, has assured Nigerians that the change they voted for is real and good life awaits all citizens once the planning stage is over.

He said that he was aware that many Nigerians are already doubting the APC’s promise of ‘change’ but the 2016 budget is a statement that clearly explains the Nigerian government’s economic direction and plan for the citizens.

He said this in response to questions about the economic policies of the Buhari-led administration while speaking on Sunday Politics on Channels Television.

Kanye West finally speaks about Rob & Blac Chyna's Engagement

Kanye West who touched down at LAX on Friday, was questioned by paparazzi about Blac Chyna and Rob Kardashian’s engagement.

According to lovebscott, We expected ‘Ye to give everyone the silent treatment — but he didn’t. In fact, he answered everyone’s questions to the best of his ability…and his answers were very, very, telling.

Let’s just say he’s happy for Rob. Emphasis on Rob.

Watch below:

Ludacris and Ciara to Headline 2016 Billboard Music Awards

Ludacris and Ciara has been chosen to headline the 2016 Billboard Music Awards, this was reveal via post by  Billboard:

See below:
The 2016 Billboard Music Awards will be held May 22 at the brand-new T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas with a live broadcast at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.
“It is my honor to host the Billboard Music Awards for the third year and a pleasure to host with my good friend Ciara,” Ludacris said in a statement. “I’m looking forward to another great show in a new and exciting venue.” 

Court threw out Rick Ross's copyright suit against LMFAO

A judge completely threw out Rick Ross's copyright lawsuit against LMFAO because his copyright filings were so sloppy and incomplete. Lol maybe his legal team should work harder and get more evidence before filling for such case

According to gossip site TMZ, Ross famously released the song, “Hustlin'” back in 2006. Enter LMFAO, which recorded “Party Rock Anthem” in 2011. Rick was furious, claiming it’s a blatant ripoff, so he sued the group.

"I took dance class from Jennifer Lopez back then" - Kerry Washington

America Actress Kerry Washington made a surprise revelation at the "The Tonight Show" starring Jimmy Fallon when she said that while growing up in the Bronx, she took a dance class taught by none other than Jennifer Lopez.

According to Kerry, she initially just went for the “candy at the end of class,” but her teacher “had an awesome substitute teacher named Jennifer, who would sometimes step in and teach but she left to move to L.A. and be on In Living Color.”

Mother & Son on the run after admitting their Incestuous Relationship

51-year-old Kim West and 32-year-old Ben Ford, are mother and son and recently made their romantic relationship public in British tabloid New Day.

To make this even more nasty, the two say for the last two years they’ve been having “incredible and mind-blowing” sex.

Neither Kim nor Ben thought this plan through because incest is a crime and it carries a 15-year prison sentence…so now they’re on the run.

via NYP:

See Gobe! Teacher Arrested After Video of Her slapping a Student Goes Viral (VIDEO)

Mary Hastings, a teacher at Ozen High School was arrested on Friday for assaulting a student after a video of her repeatedly slapping a student in the back of the head was posted to Twitter. She’s been charged with assault and posted a $2,500 bond.

Read the story via 12 News Now:

DMX Accused of Sexual Assault but Rapper Says the Woman Tried to Steal His $30,000 Watch

DMX has been accused of sexual assault by a woman he claims stole his watch from his hotel room.

via TMZ:
Sources close to ‘X’ tell TMZ he met a girl at a bar in Hollywood Friday night and brought her and a group of people back to his hotel room in Orange County. We’re told it wasn’t long before X’s team noticed the girl had vanished … and so had his $30k watch, so they called the cops. 

"I'm not contemplating any resignation" - Senate President

Embattled Nigerian Senate president, senator Bukola Saraki has vowed to fight on amid growing calls for his resignation following allegations of financial fraud as contained in the Panama Papers scandal.

The former governor of Kwara State has pointed fingers at political opponents who, according to him, are still bitter over his emergence as Senate president, Premium Times reports.
“There’s a case in the Tribunal and a resultant appeal at the Court of Appeal,” he said in a statement. “The underlining philosophy of our legal system is that an accused person is presumed innocent until found guilty.”

Actress Ibinabo Fiberesima shows Appreciation to God in Her first post since release from Jail

Nollywood actress, Ibinabo Fiberesima has finally made her first official statement since after the court granted him bail last week. She really didn't have much to say than to give thanks to God and appreciated his goodness in her life.

See what she posted below:

Kim Kardashian Cries for Rob Kardashian over Blac Chyna (VIDEO)

This is so hilarious, it seems there is no going back between Rob and Blac Chyna. We can only imagine how the Kardashian family would crying to Rob everyday on his decision to get engage to Blac Chyna. So Rob posted this clip he received from his sister Kim via Snapchat, obviously its about Blac Chyna that she wants to talk about.

Check it out:

Friday 8 April 2016

PHOTOs: Meet the new face of Maestro Perostar's Blog, Duniyan Zainab

Meet the new face of our entertainment blog ...

Name: Duniyan Obiemata Zainab

Birthday: 27/04/1991

Education: Bachelor of Technology (Food Science and Technology) 

Present Job: Pageantry and Ushering (ANUCA Queen 2014, Most Beautiful Girl in Food Science and Technology 2013)

Jay Z ban from Beyonce's Formation tour

Radar Online is claiming that Beyonce wants Jay Z to stay away from her upcoming Formation World tour because he stifles her creative energy... Something isn't just right if this is true. Read the rest below 

via Radar Online

"I Don’t Even Wanna Say I’m in a Relationship" - Nicki Minaj

In a latest chat with Ellen Rapper Nicki Minaj opened up about her relationship with Meek Mill. She made it clear that the two aren’t engaged, but she also addressed the multiple rings she received Meek who she referred to as ‘this boy that likes me.’
“We’re still figuring each other out. And in fact, I don’t even want to say I’m in a relationship anymore because I think when people hear that, they go to the mean place,” said Nicki.
Nicki also compared how she’s handling her relationship this time around compared to how she treated her relationship with Safaree in the media.

Janet Jackson not making refunds to fans for her postponed tour

We brought you report earlier this week that Janet Jackson announced that she’s ‘postponing’ the rest of her Unbreakable World tour because she’s suddenly starting a family, but never really said when she’s planning to resume.

Literally you would expect her to make a refund to those who already spend their money in buying the tickets has there is no certain reschedule dates for the next tour.

According to TMZ, several of the venues where Janet was supposed to play haven’t gotten official word that the tour’s been called off…so no refunds are being issued.