Archive for June, 2013

ice prince wins BET best african act 2013

Ice Prince beat the likes of 2face, Toya Delazey, R2Bees to win the coveted award. Congrats to the Aboki man himselfas his resume keeps getting heavier by the day

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PICTURES FROM SIR EMEKA OFFOR’S ATTENDANCE OF THE ROTARY 2013 CONVENTION IN LISBON, PORTUGAL.

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Sir emeka offor making a speech at the rotary convention 2013

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sir emeka offor exchanging pleasantries from a rotarian

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Amb Howard Jeter, Adetokunbo Kayode (SAN), Sir Emeka Offor, Sen Ken Nnamani, Igwe Kris Onyekwuluje

Sir Emeka posing with friends

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sir emeka offor in fight against polio

 

Sir Emeka Offor, Nigerian billionaire businessman and philanthropist donated $1million to PolioPlus, for Polio eradication in Nigeria and in Africa during the Rotary convention which took place in Lisbon between 22nd-26th June, 2013.

Ronaldo and girlfriend Irina

Ronaldo and girlfriend Irina

The most expensive player in the world tweeted this picture with the caption ”’Enjoying the vacations’

Sir Emeka Offor with notable personalities at the Rotary convention Lisbon, Portugal 2013

Sir Emeka Offor with notable personalities at the Rotary convention in Lisbon, Portugal 2013

Nigeria billionaire business mogul and philanthropist and founder of the Sir Emeka Offor Foundation (SEOF), Sir Emeka Offor, whose contributions to the Rotary Foundation aimed at eradicating Polio in Nigeria and Africa in general have been recognized at the highest level of the organization’s hierarchy, as he is being honored at the on-going Rotary Convention taking place in Lisbon, Portugal.  Sir Emeka Offor is being honored with a special recognition during the Arch C. Klumph Society(AKS) dinner as the highest donor to the foundation from Africa. AKS is the highest attainable level at the Rotary International where one needs to have donated a minimum of $250,000 USD to become a member. He has donated over $1 million before the convention.

Sir Emeka Offor during his speech at the convention announced an additional $1million USD donation for the final battle against Polio eradication in Africa. In a full text of his speech… “I come  from a humble beginning but today i have ties all over the world. I have the ability to help others escape the poverty and deprivation that i experienced; this goal drives me each and everyday. A defining moment for me was when i received confirmation from Rotary that my initial $250, 000 contribution to Polio Plus would be used immediately in the campaign to eradicate this terrible disease. In Nigeria many of us have lost friends to Polio, but Polio should have no place in our world anymore. Ladies and Gentlemen, therefore, today I’m giving an additional donation of $ I million USD. It is my deepest hope that my financial contribution and work with Rotary leadership in Nigeria will inspire all Nigerians to work together to bring about the final permanent and irreversible eradication of Polio. Together we can make this happen and we will do so. Thank you and God bless you.”

Sir Offor also featured in a special interview where he talked about the importance of phlanthropy. Watch below

Dear Oyebanjo, Dapo Daniel AKA D’Banj,I am seated at a local restaurant here at the university town of Nsukka, in Enugu State, Nigeria, drinking a bottle of Fayrouz and listening to the sound of the generator, which is the only source of electricity around here.I have watched your latest music video. I went through the rigour last night. It is the video of the song entitled “Don’t Tell Me Nonsense” and it was awfully disgusting, the song, I mean. Kaffy and the rest of the dancers didn’t disappoint in the video.
This is bad, I know, using awful and disgusting, in same sentence. But that is what I feel about what I saw. Brother, D’Banj, a lot has changed since you left your brother and hustle partner, Ajereh, Michael Collins AKA Don Jazzy. Truth. Your songs have been nothing but trash. I wonder if anyone has said anything nice to you since you started making songs outside Don Jazzy. If they have, it must have been for that singular hit song entitled ‘Oliver Twist.’ Kai! That song swept through Nigeria and the rest of the world. You would not believe that the ordinary child on the streets of Nsukka knows the lyrics of that song and the dance steps too.

In Nigeria, there are plenty factors that weigh us down. One is our inability to manage our weaknesses. I see you have been buying yourself expensive jewelleries. The other day, I saw on Olorisupergal’s blog that you wear a wristwatch worth my entire family and maybe inheritance. I commend your taste. You are a lucky and hardworking man. You deserve it, besides; ‘Oliver Twist’ made marks. It took the Nigerian music to a height that had never been seen in recent times. Its toping charts, downloads, Youtube views and itunes purchases are amongst the few things I can mention.

Dear, D’Banj, Don Jazzy may not be an ideal partner, I bet you, no one is an ideal partner! Perfect couples quarrel and make up. It is the joy of having such union. I believe misunderstanding is part of us, as humans. I will run to the zoo the day I see a union that agrees on almost everything.Back to your music, I feel Don Jazzy was made to make good music with you. He may not only be your producer, but whatever input, from advice, to production, will go a long way. Besides, he has been miserable too, without you. I have seen his eyes in music videos. There is one he did with Tiwa Savage. Ah, Tiwa. She looked dazzling, while Don Jazzy looked wanting and dispirited. Tiwa may have a perfect voice but Don Jazzy has not been able to achieve what he did with you. The other boys, K-Switch, Wande Coal and the goody bag crooner, D’Prince are unfortunate learners.
They must be stark illiterates to have taken sides when you guys parted. I understand their ignorance. But my concern here is, if you wish to stay relevant in the sight of Nigerians, making good music, and not caressing a stripper on stage on your birthday, then you have to make amends with Don Jazzy and understand that people argue because they are beneficial to themselves. Only dummies agree on everything.
I think tribalism had a lot to play in your split. It is a sad reality, if I am right. Tribalism will eventually destroy Nigeria. Our young people think they belong to a superior tribe and so make silly comments which sometimes bring about misconception and then crisis. I once had a boss, who is Igbo, who felt my tribe’s men were lazy, just because she came to my state and saw a job and was privileged to be a high ranking staff. I have had people who think those from the north should be gatekeepers and cobblers. Someone called me a militant once in Abuja, at the Sheraton, when he discovered I was from the Niger-Delta. I forgave his gross stupidity. I think we should drink a cup of water when ignorant people say rubbish about our personalities or flaws and relate it to tribe.
You are a great young man, D’Banj. Few people have attained the height you have. I am encouraged to pursue what I am currently pursuing because I know I will triumph. Your likes and that of 2Face Idibia, despite your weaknesses are heroes. And you must recall that Kanye West met you because he had heard good stuff from you. When nothing good manifests, he may be forced to give you a new job description at Good Music, which may be mopping of the floor of the studio. This evil will not befall you. If you believe it, type amen.

D’Banj, pride is the worst enemy of any man who wishes to last longer anywhere. A drop of arrogance may work, but pride is detrimental. You were called the ‘entertainer’ because you offered entertainment. Today, Inyanya, Kcee, Flavour, Wizkid and Davido are doing better. Imagine Burna-Boy, chai, that boy has some senses oh. His music, even when he is talking nonsense makes you want to sit and listen or dance to it, as the case may be. The only person that is yet to outshine you is my dearest sister, Tontolet Dike. That girl needs Jesus.

I have to go back to my drink. I paid for it and it is almost missing me. I enjoy your struggle or hustle, as you may choose to call it. I wish to hear something profound from you. While awaiting that miracle that only you can perform, I wish you the very best of life.

Your admirer,
Nwilo bura-Bari Vincent
@saintvinny

OFFSIDE: PICTURE OF THE DAY

Posted: June 17, 2013 in offside

oversabi photo of the day

I heard his name is Cletus..is he Ghanian or Nigerian? LOL

 

0dbanj as a young boy jaguda
D’BANJ: started forming Oyato way way back
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M.I: Many years after, still shorter than this beetle…
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 PSQUARE: Xmas day outfit ready to storm Oriental hotel for Industry nite…
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DAVIDO: campaign poster for class monitor

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TIWA SAVAGE: red carpet moments..under the step!
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BLACK FACE &ICE PRINCE: outfit designed by TM Lewin… 
ICE PRINCE: trying to outshine Puff Daddy in swag
WIZKID: junior-v-SENIOR *10 yrs later* SENIOR-v-Junior (na so life be)
2FACE & BLACKFACE: “I wont sit down joor…Haba…is it by force?”
PLANTASHUN BOIZ: can we also auction dis 2face’s outfit for charity?
DAVIDO: this omo baba olowo things don tey sha..
DON JAZZY: When you hear the kick………….
BANKY W: Where did the BIG head finally come from na?

Please does anyone have the childhood pictures of VIC O, MR IBU, VICTOR OSUAGWU….etc I cant wait to see em..lol

JmadReflects

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I’m learning to be more consistent in life. Truth is, we never know how close we are to the finish line when we throw in the towel. I did a little follow up on Little Kenny to know how far we’ve gone and when I say we, I mean everyone who has contributed one way or the other, either by retweeting, reblogging, sharing the story on Facebook, offered prayers or paid in money into the account. We are all in this together and I want to say a big thank you for the support so far.

It’s been difficult meeting up with Alaba but thankfully I met her with the twins last week at T.Y. Danjuma Foundation and I must say Little Kenny is a beauty to behold. He’ll definitely grow into some handsome guy. I did a little interview with Alaba to give an update on the journey so…

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Little Kehinde shares a story.

Posted: June 16, 2013 in News

As you complain and lament of not having this and that, just remember that someone, somewhere out there is struggling to survive. Assist in any little way you can.

JmadReflects

My name is Kehinde Olaniyi, but you can call me Keny: I was born three weeks ago with my twin Taye. Mummy says I have Multiple Congenital Anomalies (MCA).  I don’t know what it means, but Aunty JMAD will explain it better to you.

MCA is a condition which is present at the time of birth with two or more unrelated major structural malformations, that can’t be explained by a syndrome or sequence. In Keny’s case he has the following;

  • Hernia: – This is the protrusion of an organ through the wall of the cavity that normally contains it.
  • Cryptorchidism: – This is also known as undescended testicles. As a boy grows inside his mother’s womb, his testicles form inside his abdomen and moves down (descend) into the scrotum shortly before birth but in this case Keny’s testicle is outside the scrotum. If it’s not treated may become damaged which…

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