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John Newman's "Love Me Again" Achieves Gold Status

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31 Jan 2014 18:35 Africa/Lagos

John Newman's "Love Me Again" Achieves Gold Status

SiriusXM Hits 1 THE FIRST MAJOR OUTLET IN NORTH AMERICA TO SUPPORT "LOVE ME AGAIN"
FULL-LENGTH ALBUM "TRIBUTE" IN STORES



NEW YORK, Jan. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- JOHN NEWMAN 's breakout smash "Love Me Again" has just achieved gold certification by the RIAA for digital sales in excess of 500,000. Moreover, early stateside champion SiriusXM Hits 1, which played the song before any major radio outlet, has officially spun the song over 1,000 times since first adding it into regular rotation late last summer. The value and reach of the satellite radio juggernaut has proven a major catalyst for breaking the UK singer, songwriter, and producer, consistently exposing him to a massive American audience before anyone. They also continue playing the single non-stop, fueling his fire even further.

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Ndidi Obi, the First Queen of Nollywood

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Famous Nollywood actress Ndidi Obi, the first Queen of Nollywood.

Ndidi Obi is the first Queen of Nollywood as the star of “Nneka the Pretty Serpent” directed by the famous Zeb Ejiro and produced by Okechukwu Ogunjiofor in 1992. The home video became one of the most bestselling movies in Nigeria and made her a household name long before the emergence of Omotola Jolade-Ekeinde and Genevieve Nnaji, the current most celebrated queens of Nollywood.

“Nneka the Pretty Serpent” was about a mermaid in human form, who loved seducing and possessing married men and destroyed anyone or anything in her way.

Ndidi Obi was born in Lagos, but her parents came from Enugu state of Eastern Nigeria. She studied Banking and Finance at the University of Lagos and very fluent in English, Yoruba and her native Igbo language.







10 Best Luxury Cars Under $40,000 of 2014

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KBB.com’s 10 Best Luxury Cars Under $40,000 of 2014
Rank Vehicle


1 2014 Cadillac ATS
2 2014 BMW 3 Series
3 2014 Audi A5
4 2014 Lexus IS
5 2014 Infiniti Q50
6 2014 Lexus ES
7 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class
8 2014 Acura RDX
9 2014 Buick Enclave
10 2014 Volvo S60

The deals listed below are added information and were not taken into consideration in assembling the 10 Best Luxury Cars Under $40,000 list. The KBB.com Editorial team chose the vehicles on their recommended list based on a vehicle’s overall attributes and value in comparison with other models in their segment and price class. Fair Purchase Price, which reports what other shoppers are paying for new cars this week, also was a factor in the overall analysis.


Top Luxury Cars That Won’t Break the Bank Determined By Kelley Blue Book Expert Editors


IRVINE, Calif., January 29, 2014 / PRNewswire / — Luxury transportation is now more attainable than the days of “Daddy Warbucks.” In the midst of the holiday season, new-car sh…

Thanks To Google for Making a Doodle To Wish Me Happy Birthday!

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Thanks to Google for making a doodle to wish me Happy Birthday!
WOW!







Happy Birthday Pastor Adeolu Adeboye

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Pastor Adeolu Adeboye and his famous father Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye, General Overseer, of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG).

Happy Birthday Pastor Adeolu Adeboye and it is great that we are birthday mates.
God deserves all the Glory for great things HE has done and HE is still doing in our lives for the manifestations of the sons of God in our generation. I wish you many happier returns of the day with longer life and more prosperity in the abundance of the infinite grace of JEHOVAH GOD. Cheers.

For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God.
~ Romans 8:19, Holy Bible.

May I also thank all those who sent me Happy Birthday greetings, especially First Lady Mabel Habila, my bank and the best bank in Nigeria Guaranty Trust Bank Plc, my friends and fans on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, StumbleUpon and others.
May God also give you many happier returns of your own birthdays.

Faithfully,
Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima
Publisher/Editor
Nigerian…

Gay Activists Convene in India After Anti-LGBT Ruling

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28 Jan 2014 22:35 Africa/Lagos

Activists convene in India after anti-LGBT ruling

Out & Equal partners with local NGOs to advance LGBT rights in India

BANGALORE, India, Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, India's Supreme Court upheld its ruling to criminalize sexual activities "against the order of nature," including same-sex relationships. The decision occurs concurrently with talks being held by Selisse Berry, Founder & CEO of Out & Equal Workplace Advocates, in Bangalore to discuss workplace equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people.

The purpose of the cross-organizational meeting was to share best practices and create an action plan for next steps for safe and equitable workplaces. After the law passed, several LGBT employee resource groups were rumored to have closed. Some people who are openly LGBT at work shared that they are now feeling unsafe.

"Multinational companies with operations in India are scrambling to fin…

Miss Fair and White Gold Beauty Contest Takes Lagos by Storm

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MISS FAIR AND WHITE GOLD BEAUTY CONTEST TAKES LAGOS BY STORM


~ By Ingram Osigwe

A sublime and novel kind of pageantry is about to break in Lagos with a brilliance and surreal excellence that will create a new distinct class for itself among beauty contests. Powered by the Bozac Group, it is themed: “Miss Fair and White Gold 2014”.

Miss fair and White Gold is programmed to be an annual contest that will select the brand face for the Fair and White Gold Ultimate line of beauty products and cosmetics. Fair and White Gold comes in a complete line of 13 exceptional skincare, face and Body, day and night formulae for the contemporary Nigerian woman who desires the best skincare in the world. Manufactured in France by Labo Derma beauty research facilities, they are specially formulated for all African skin types, from light, to chocolate and ebony, cutting across all skin textures and ethnic systems. The line covers special beauty treatments and formulae for cleansing and exfoliation to, fadi…

'JESUS,' The Most Viewed Film of All Time To Be Released in HD for 35th Anniversary

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27 Jan 2014 17:00 Africa/Lagos

'JESUS,' the Most Viewed Film of All Time, to Release in High-Definition for 35th Anniversary

Original movie digitally re-mastered frame-by-frame with new musical score; Blu-ray edition hits stores in April



ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In honor of its 35th anniversary, "JESUS" – the most watched film in history, having been viewed billions of times – has now been re-mastered in high-definition with a complete new musical score in Dolby 5.1 surround sound.

Amid a wave of biblical theatrical movies releasing this spring, this classic film, re-titled "The JESUS Film," will have select theatrical showings around the nation beginning in March. Additionally, partnering with Cinedigm and Mission Home Video, the high-definition film will be available on Blu-ray, DVD and digital format in retail and online stores nationwide April 1.

"The JESUS Film" is a faithful depiction of Christ's birth, ministry, deat…

Chief Willy Obi (Odinanwa) Conferred With Agbarusia Ngele

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Agbarusia Ngele, Chief Willy Obi addressing Akokwa Community after his conferment.

On Saturday, December 28, 2013 Chief Willy Obi, (Odinanwa), the Executive Chairman of Obison Homemate Explorers Limited & PANDA Events Centre Sabo – Yaba was conferred with a new title, Agbarusia Ngele of Akokwa, by His Royal Highness, Eze (Sir) Ikenna C. Okoli (KSC), Okoli V, Agbakwuruibe III, the 11th Obi of Akokwa.

The ceremony which took place at the palace of the Obi was part of the celebration of the Odu-Obi Festival 2013.

Guests of the new Agbarusia Ngele of Akokwa were hosted to a grand reception at Obison Villa at Owerre-Akokwa.


Agbarusia Ngele welcoming Chief Jude Onyebuchi (Akuenwebe), President Diamond Fitness Club 

Agbarusia Ngele and his lovely family.

Agbarusia Ngele sharing a royal banter with the Obi of Akokwa.

Agbarusia Ngele welcoming Ambassador Chief Chigozie Nwaolisa (Eselu), Grand Patron of Diamond Club.

Agbarusia Ngele welcoming Igwe Nkpume.

Agbarusia Ngele welcoming Ikenga Akokwa, …

"The Year of Pharrell" Coming To REVOLT

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25 Jan 2014 00:24 Africa/Lagos


"The Year of Pharrell" Coming To REVOLT
Documentary reflecting on mogul's incredible year premieres January 26th only on REVOLT


HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Jan. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On the heels of its first-ever original documentary, "Wale: I am From," REVOLT announced their next documentary project, "The Year of Pharrell" Premiering in the wake of the 56th Annual Grammy Awards, "The Year of Pharrell" will feature the immensely private music mogul sitting down for one of his most in-depth conversations to-date. In the hour-long special, Pharrell Williams reminisces about his remarkable success in 2013, his reputation as one of the hottest producers in music and his Academy Award-nominated song "Happy," from the hit film Despicable Me 2.

REVOLT was granted unprecedented access to the elusive hit-maker as he closed out his stellar 2013 with multiple Grammy nominations and announced his signing with Columbia …

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is the Most Anticipated Home Entertainment Release of 2014

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24 Jan 2014 15:00 Africa/Lagos

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SANTA MONICA, Calif., Jan. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The blockbuster second film of The Hunger Games franchise that took the world by storm ignites once again when The Hunger Games: Catching Fire arrives …

Annika Álofti and other Top British Actors in "Invasion 1897"

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Annika Álofti is a British actress and director, known for "Mist" (2012), "Art Ache and Two Very Long Days" (2014) and she is playing a significant role in "Invasion 1897", the historical epic film by Lancelot Imasuen to be premiered in over 30 countries after the World Premiere in April 2014 in Benin City of the great Benin Kingdom in Edo State, Nigeria.

Annika Álofti in traditional Benin Dress.

Yvonne Hays and Hannah Raehse-Felstead on the set of "Invasion 1897".

Award winning British actress Hannah Raehse-Felstead known for "Terror on Volcanic Island" (2009), "Fallen Angels" (2013) and "Eva's Diamond" (2013) is a judge in "Invasion 1897".


Yvonne Hays is a fast rising Nigerian born British actress and model and the winner of the 2013 BEFFTA (Black Entertainment, Film, Fashion, Television and Arts) Award for Best Actress. She is popular for her roles in "Heartless Carer", "Purity of Hea…