Thursday November 27th, 2014
Thursday November 27th, 2014
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Remembering Ogbonna Amadi: ‘One year after, the wound has not healed’

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Late Mr. Ogbonnaya Amadi , pioneer ICT journalist

It was with a tone of melancholy but aura of reverence that Rev. Endy Amadi, younger
brother of departed Ogbonna Amadi relieved the life and times of the late Vanguard Entertainment Editor. Endi, who is President, ‘Right To Live Organisation’ and Project Manager, ‘Rural Alert for Integrated Development Foundation’, recounts that the loss remains as traumatic as it was a year ago. Pouring encomiums and eulogies on his late brother, the younger Amadi admits it’s been a year of pain and sorrow but with consolation in the Lord.

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More tributes as Amadi, former Vanguard Entertainment editor goes home

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Late Amadi and 9ice

The ancient town of Okagwe, Ohafia, in Abia State is bound to stand still come Friday, October 12, as the remains of the former Group Entertainment Editor of Vanguard Newspapers, Ogbonnaya Amadi will be laid to rest.

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Amadi’s burial plans released

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Late Mr. Ogbonnaya Amadi , pioneer ICT journalist

Burial arrangements for late Vanguard’s group entertainment editor Mr Ogbonnaya Amadi has been released by his family.

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Amadi: Sunny Ade, Femi Kuti, Daddy Showkey, Salawa, others mourn

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Eminent artistes are among those from whom tributes have continued to pour in for the late Entertainment Editor of Vanguard, Mr Ogbonna Amadi, who passed on, on Wednesday.

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Why I’m dropping new album, 50yrs after my first — 83yr old Pa Ajilo

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Pa Ajilo

At 83, Chris Ajilo is one of the oldest surviving legends of highlife music in Africa. But this is not the news. The story is that 50 years after he released his first album, the Ijebu-Ijesha, Osun State born famous producer is perhaps set to break into the Guinness book of world records by dropping a new album.

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Alleged Battering: Zaki’s wife files for divorce, says, ‘I can’t take his beatings anymore’

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Zaki and Hadiza - when the going was good

She wore a worried look when Ogbonna Amadi, Entertainment Editor met with her at a popular eatery in Ikeja, Lagos. As she toyed with her phones while waiting for my arrival, nothing could have exposed the turmoil going through her head. Welcome to the world of Hadiza Zaki Azzay, as she unfolds details of her crashed relationship with her husband and popular musician, Zaki Azzay.

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My rise to fame unexpected – Davido

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*Davido

He is just 19 years, yet he looms larger than life. In less than two years of his entry into the music industry, David Adedeji Adeleke a.k.a. Davido has become one of the most celebrated musicians in the country.

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Dating beautiful, powerful women gave me fame – Okposo

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Sammie Okposo and wife

Dating beautiful and powerful women gave Sammie Okposo fame but it also brought him pains. In this interview, the Delta State born ace producer, singer and actor shares the gains and pains of stardom. He also discloses why he took his time to settle into marriage. Enjoy

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Help! Afro-beat is dying

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*Seun Kuti

Seun Kuti, son of legendary Afro-beat musician, Fela Anikulapo Kuti in this interview raised an alarm over the dying state of the music that gave fame to his late father Fela saying “if nothing is done to change the trend, we may lose that genre of music to foreigners”.

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It’s absurd to think I’m gay – Charly Boy

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*Charly Boy

Maverick musician, Charly Boy has been blowing hot following the publications last week by two national newspapers, (not Vanguard) which reported that he is a gay and a member of the illuminati, a secret cult.

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Don Jazzy Finally Breaks Silence: ‘My integrity was never damaged’

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*Don Jazzy

Since his shocking break-up with his erstwhile partner, and co-owner of Mo’ Hits,Dapo Oyebanjo a.k.a D’banj, prolific music producer, Don Jazzy whose real names are Collins Edjereh has maintained sealed lips until last week when he floated a new record label called Mavin Records.

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‘I tried to intervene before the rift went haywire’ – D’Prince

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D' Prince

It’s natural that I’m going to be partial in the sense that it has to do with my brother and obviously when I see that someone was trying to put my brother in a corner or in a nasty position obviously I will react naturally.

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‘I married my ex-husband because I was shut out of the world’ – Ara

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Aralola Olumuyiwa popularly known as Ara

One of Africa’s leading female drummers and singers, Aralola Olumuyiwa popularly known as Ara, will certainly not live to forget her past in a hurry. Few years ago,she got married to her ex-husband, Prince Nurudeen Olalekan Saliu, a marriage she described as her “greatest undoing.” In this interview with Showtime Celebrity, Ara explains the circumstances that led her to go into that marriage, her present predicaments as well as the plans she has for tomorrow.

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Jeffrey Daniel speaks! Nigerian Idol, an ‘accident’

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*Jeffrey

I was born and raised up by a single mother and two sisters in Los Angeles in the projects in the East Side of Los Angeles and were raised, on food stamps in the 60s; food stamps are what you get from the government to take to the market to buy food rather than using cash money.

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Wife sacks actor, Prince Uche from home

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*James Uche

Veteran actor, Prince James Uche who has been battling diabetes and hypertension that left him almost bedridden for two years now is homeless at the moment.

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Harry Mosco is dead

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Harry Mosco

It was yet another sad song for the Nigerian entertainment industry Tuesday, when news of the demise of one of Nigeria’s best pop music import and former member of the defunct pop group Funkies, Harry

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Charly Boy in a face-off with Lady Di

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Charly Boy  with Lady Di

Charly Boy and his wife Lady are like an item. In a few weeks they will be celebrating thirty-five years in marriage. A long torturous journey, they share their experience with Showtime Celebrity. Their revelations are as exciting as the couple.

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We share everything, except men – Oshadipe twins

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*Oshadipe twins

The Oshadipe twins need no introduction. They have been around in the music industry for a while . In this interview, the twins who are graduates of English Language and Literature from the University of Lagos, open up on the interesting lifestyle they share together as twins.

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Why Don Jazzy and D’Banj separated

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*Dbanj & Don Jazzy

The recent announcement that Nigeria’s most celebrated entertainer Don Jazzy, chief executive of Mo’Hit records and his partner D’Banj, the number one musician on the label, have parted ways, has left most Nigerians still reeling in shock.

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Onyeka speaks at 60

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onyeka and sons

The elegant stallion, Onyeka Onwenu, during the week turned 60. But the red carpet was not rolled out. In this interview with Showtime Celebrity, the Imo State born daughter of the late politician D.K. Onwenu opens up on why people think she is controversial and more.

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Poverty, ill-health killed Giringori Akabogu

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The late James Iroha a.k.a Giringori Akabogu

The dwindling ranks of the original cast of the iconic sit-com of the 80s, New Masquerade, shrank further, yesterday, when James Iroha a.k.a Giringori Akabogu succumbed to the vice grip of ill-health and poverty.

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Women give me special joy – K1 d Ultimate

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K1 d Ultimate

King Wasiu Ayinde Marshal a. k. a K1 d Ultimate is a reporter’s delight anytime. In this interview with our Entertainment Editor, OGBONNA AMADI, he debunkes the insinuation that Fuji is music for touts and Agberos. He also opens up on his relationship with women pointing out that they give him special joy whenever they are around him. Excerpt:

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How I survived as cart pusher in Alade market – 9ice

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9ice and Toni...when the going was good

•Says he’s forgiven ex-wife Toni but… •Speaks on his double album
Call him whatever names you like, it does not remove the fact that music sensation, 9ICE, real names Abolore Akande stands a world apart from many of his contemporaries with his genre of music and bluesy delivery. With an album that every track is a little masterpiece and a reflection of his wealth of experience on the streets, 9ICE in this interview with Showtime Celebrity recalled how many things fell into place to create a double album that is powerfully raw and is fast creeping to have a chart-topping commercial success with an ambitious concert come March. Excerpt:

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Music, no longer male affair — Yinka Davies

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*Yinka Davies

Her music is an eclectic mix of Jazz, soul and the drum. It defies definition. It encapsulates everything, the beat, the sound and the drum. It is a whole entity that cannot be divided as yet. Welcome to the sonorous world of Yinka Davies, one of the best female voices in Nigeria. Our guest on this week’s edition of Weekend Groove, Yinka takes us through a passage of time that defines her identity.

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I fell in love with my hubby after he offered his jacket – Kween

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Kween -I was in the Choir in the local Church back in Abeokuta where I grew up

This irrepressible diva who began her singing career in 1999 with the Zuma Rock Band in Sheraton Hotel in Abuja, went solo in November 2001 with the release of her first single ‘Oluronbi’ which featured Fuji Star Pasuma Wonder.

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Daddy Showkey escapes assassins’ bullets

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*Showkey

By Ogbonna Amadi Entertainment Editor For the third time in nine months, Ghetto soldier, Daddy Showkey escaped death by the whiskers when two persons suspected to be hired assassins shot him twice at close range before escaping on a motorcycle. The incident according to the musician, happened last Tuesday at at about 8.30pm. Narrating the

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Timaya, plantain seller tells his story

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*Timaya

True story he calls it but we call it intriguing. This is the story of a former plantain seller who held on to his dream to become a star in a profession he believed in.

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Mike Okri reveals why Nigerian musicians can’t make it in US

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Mike Okiri

Before he relocated to the United States of America more than a decade ago, Mike Okri was arguably one of the best singers ever produced in the country. No concert was complete without the Omoge man, as he was better known then. Today he returns, a different Mike. He returns with a brand-new gospel album. Excerpt:

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I’m happy, I’m in love – Omawunmi

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Omawunmi

Omawunmi Magbele, lawyer turned musician who was recently in the eye of the storm following the birth of her baby and the mystery shrouding the identity of the father of the baby, is our guest on Saturday Vanguard celebrity pages. She opens up for the first time on her career, love life and more.

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It’s so difficult to find a wife, says D’Banj

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d'banj

The D’Banj in this very delightful interview with Saturday Vanguard opens up first time on his relationship with Genevieve Nnaji and the controversial interview with President Jonathan. He also talked about his ideal woman and why he cant find a wife and more…

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Ace actor, Baba Suwe, arrested with cocaine

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Mr Babatunde Omidina, a.k.a. Baba Suwe

— Nollywood actor and veteran comedian, Alhaji King Babatunde Ayinla Nurudeen Olasunkanmi Omidina, a.k.a. Baba Suwe was arrested Wednesday night, for possession of substances suspected to be cocaine by the officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).

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No daughter of mine marries without University education – King Sunny Ade

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king Sunny Ade

Although he is one of the biggest and most influential musicians in Africa, King Sunny has one regret, his l ack of University education.

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