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1  Forum / The Buzz Central / Bishop Oyedepo Disgraces D'banj Inside Church Auditorium on: 24-10-2011 10:47AM
The man of God at Living Faith Church worldwide also known as Winners Chapel, Bishop Oyedepo did not get carried away with all the blings and swags of Mohits star,Dapo Oyebanji popularly known as D’banj when they came in contact.

We learnt that D’banj was recently contacted to perform at a Youth Programme in Covenant University where the Bishop was also a special guest of honour.

Those present at the event said when D’banj was introduced by MC to mount the stage for his performance, D’banj appeared on stage in his normal bling-bling mode of dressing and when he was introducing his song, the highly respected Bishop Oyedepo stopped him.

According to eye witness account, we were told that the Bishop’s gesture took everyone by surprise when he ordered the ‘Fall in Love’ crooner to stop his performance.

It was learnt that the Bishop while trying to maintain the good standard of Christianity, told D’banj to remove the entire bling on his neck and to be cautious of what he’d say on stage.

Although some of the people who were there told us Bishop Oyedepo uttered the warning to D’banj jokingly, however, not a few maintained that he meant every word he said concerning the star musician.
2  Forum / The Buzz Central / Breaking News: Baba Suwe Excretes 16 Pellets Of Cocaine, Cries Like Babies on: 24-10-2011 10:33AM
The arrest of Nollywood comic actor, Babatunde Omidina over hard drug is the latest gist in town at the moment. The widower who was arrested on his way to Paris a fortnight ago, we scooped, has excreted over 16 pellets of cocaine last night.

A source in the anti-drug agency said that the controversial drug peddler cum Yoruba actor has already excreted some of the drugs he ingested while a large quantity is still lodged in his abdomen.

Another reliable source said the suspect has been given a cup of tea to drink that will enable him excrete the remaining drugs while he has been placed on observation.

If you recall, this same offence was committed by Baba Suwe about two years now but he had his way out of the situation and called it 'mere rumour' but it's so obvious now that what he tagged as rumour then is now a reality.

Baba Suwe, we learnt, has been crying like a baby and pleading for forgiveness but all his pleas are to no avail. While serious investigation is going on to know how he came about it, some top marketers are alleged to be busy inducing officials of NDLEA with huge bribe to get him out of the dragnet. We gathered.

We shall keep you posted as event unfolds.
3  Forum / FunnyHub (Jokes + Comedy) / Rich people no go kill me ooo. on: 19-10-2011 11:32AM
I went with a friend to visit a very rich family. The maid approached me and ….see me see trouble ooo?Huh? The maid asked;
Question; what would you like to have, fruit juice, soda, tea, chocolate, cappuccino, frapuccino or coffee?
... Answer; tea please.
Question; Ceylon tea, Indian tea, herbal tea, kericho gold tea,bush tea, iced tea or green tea?
Answer; Ceylon tea please.
Question; how would u want it, black or white?
Answer; white.
Question; milk or fresh cream?
Answer; with milk please
Question; goats milk or cow milk?
Answer; cow’s milk please
Question; freezeland cow or Afrikaner cow?
Answer; umm, I think I will just take the freezeland cow
Question, would u lyk it with sweetner, sugar or honey?
Answer; with sugar please
Question; bee sugar or cane sugar?
Answer; cane sugar pls
Question; white, brown or yellow sugar?
Answer; oya, forget abt the tea, jus give me a glass of water.
Question; mineral water, tap water or distilled water?
Answer; mineral water
Question; flavored or non flavored?
Answer; infact get me an empty glass!
Question; do u wan a tumbler, wine glass, champagne flute or a beer mug?
Answer; abeg, I think I will jus swallow my spit!! Which kind wahala be this?Huh?Huh??
4  Forum / Relationships & Romance / Types of Husband on: 18-10-2011 08:44AM

1. Bachelor Hubby
* Loves to do things on their own without consulting their wives
* Love to hang a lot with their friends rather than their wife.
* Not very serious with married life

2. Acidic Hubby
* Are always boiling like acid άnϑ dominating
* Are always angry άnϑ violent
* They are very dangerous

3. Slave Hubby
* Feel and want to be treated like kings
* Treat the wife like their slave
* Love their wife to be performing old tradition respect gesture to them
* Don't like to be called by their first name

4. General Hubby
* Are husband for every woman
* They love and care for other women a lot more than their own
* Even though not in relationship they like giving money to different women but not to their wife

5. Dry Hubby
* Are very moody, no sense of humour
* Are very stingy
* They don't consider the wife's emotions
* They don't like putting energy in the relationship to make it enjoyable

6. Panadol Hubby
* Use their wife as a problem solver
* Love their wife only when they need something from her
* Are very clever and know their wife's weakness and capitalize on them to get relief from their wife

7. Parasite Hubby
* Are lazy and don't love to work so they stick to their wife because of her money
* Are very loving but use wife's money and resources
* Are not initiative and they don't even try to help her with house responsibilities

8. Baby Hubby
* They are very irresponsible and childish
* Can not make decision on their own without asking their mothers
* When something is wrong they rush back to their mother
* Want their wife to care for them the way their mother did άnϑ alway compare them

9. Visiting Hubby
* Are not always at home, or use it as a lodge
* Try hard to provide the material needs of their wife and family but they have no time for them

10. Good Hubby
* Are caring and Loving
* They always make time for their family
* They guide their spiritually
* treat ð wife as partner άnϑ helper.
5  Forum / The Buzz Central / Nigerians listed in Forbes Africa's Most Influential Celebrities on: 17-10-2011 01:04PM
Forbes, an American magazine has named 40 most influential People in Africa. On number one on the list is Nigeria’s 80-year-old literary icon, Chinua Achebe Achebe, who has written several novels, is best known with Things Fall Apart, which won him fame and was translated into over 57 other languages.

Others include, Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, who came up as the sixth most influential, Afro-beat musician, Femi Kuti, who was number 10 on the list, and Nollywood actress, Genevieve Nnaji, who was listed as the 19th most influential celebrity in Africa.

Novelist Chimamanda Adichie was number 32 on the list. Nigerian musician, Innocent Idibia, popularly known as Tuface Idibia came up 34th on the list while the 29-year old Peter and Paul Okoye (P-Square) made the 35th on the list. They were closely followed by 30 year-old music producer, Don Jazzy, as D’Banj, 31, made the 37th on the list.

Musician Nneka, 31, and Asa, 29, were 38th and 39th on the list respectively.

 The magazine said it received 7,500 entries from people after it demanded that people should send names of influential celebrities in the continent.

See Complete list Below
40. Patricia Amira, 33, Kenyan, TV Personality

Africa’s own answer to Oprah. The Kenyan-born media queen is one of the continent’s most popular talk-show hosts. Her daytime talk show, The Patricia Show is broadcast in over 45 African countries and watched by over 10 million people. The show focuses on indigenous achievements and human interest stories across Africa.
39. Asa, 29, Nigerian, Musician

Real name: Bukola Elemide. The Nigerian singer-songwriter is one of the most popular new-generation artists to emerge from Africa. She released her sophomore album, ‘Beautiful Imperfection’ last year to immense critical acclaim. The Paris-based artist is renowned for her fusion of contemporary Jazz sound, pop and reggae with traditional Yoruba melodies.
38. Neka, 31, Nigerian, Musician

The Nigerian-German soul musician has become one of Africa’s more popular international singers. Contents of her lyrics dwell majorly on about poverty, war and related social ills. First came into the limelight in 2004 after performing as an opening act for Jamaican Reggae act, Sean Paul during a concert in Germany. Appeared on the David Letterman show in January 2010, and has collaborated with American Hip-Hop act, Nas, for a remix of her internationally acclaimed hit single- Heartbeat. Nneka is a brand ambassador for Nigerian Telecoms Company, Starcomms.
37. D'Banj, 31, Nigerian, Musician

Don Jazzy's protégé is one of Africa’s most recognizable new generation artistes. Has sold over 3 million albums worldwide over the last six years and signed a record deal with Kanye West’s GOOD Music earlier this year. The Nigerian crooner and Harmonica player is also one of the savviest entrepreneurs in Africa’s music industry; has stamped his now famous ‘Koko’ brand name unto everything from mobile phones, an entertainment lounge, bottled water and even Garri (a Nigerian staple meal made of processed cassava).
36. Don Jazzy, 30, Nigerian, Music Producer

Africa’s Number 1 beat maker heads the phenomenal Nigerian record label, Mo’ Hits which is home to successful Nigerians artists like D’Banj and Wande Coal. The venerable music producer and occasional singer is also the undisputed King of Social media in Nigeria. Boasts over 130,000 followers on Twitter. Earlier this year, he signed on to Kanye West’s GOOD Music record label along with his protégé, D’Banj. Jazzy also earned production credits for his work on Kanye West and Jay-Z’s collaborative album- Watch The Throne.
35. P-Square, 29, Nigerian, Musicians

The Nigerian R&B duo attained continental superstardom with romance-laced lyrics and Michael Jackson-styled dance moves. The identical twin brothers released their 5th studio album, “The Invasion” in July this year to critical acclaim. The album reportedly went platinum within eight weeks. Their 2009 album, Danger, has sold close to nine million copies worldwide. The music video for their hit song, “No one like you” has been viewed over 10 million times on YouTube- a top record for any Nigerian artist.
34. Tuface Idibia, 36, Nigerian, Musician

The Nigerian-born crooner is one of Africa’s most recognizable new-generation singers. He started out his career in the mid 90s with the Plantashun boys, a defunct Nigerian boy band that achieved modest recognition in local circles but disbanded in 2004. Immediately struck out independently, finding success and international renown for hits such as ‘African Queen’ which has become one of the most popular African love songs of all time. Idibia is a recipient of several local and international awards, including the MTV Award for Best African Artist in 2005.
33. Rokia Traoré, 37, Malian, Musician

The daughter of a Malian Diplomat is one of the more popular new generation artists to emerge from Africa. Shot into the limelight in 1997 when she went under the mentorship of famed Malian singer, Ali Farka Touré, under whose mentorship she produced her first album, Mouneissa. Later that year, Radio France Internationale heralded her with an award for ‘Best African Discovery’ in 1997. Career took off afterwards. Fuses traditional Malian sounds with western influences. Traoré has released four successful albums to date, including Tchamantché, her latest work which was produced in 2008.
32. Chimamanda Adichie, 34, Nigerian, Writer

The Nigerian-born author is arguably the most popular new-generation writer to emerge from Africa and one of the continent’s leading contemporary literary voices at the moment. In 2006, her second novel, Half of a Yellow Sun won the coveted Orange Prize.
31. Freshlyground, South African, Musicians

The 7-member South African Afro-fusion band started out in Capetown in 2002. Success came almost immediately. In 2003 the band released their debut album, Jika Jika, which went on to achieve immense commercial success. They’ve gone on to release four successful studio albums to date. Last year, the band collaborated with Colombian pop star, Shakira, in writing and performing "Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)”which was the official anthem of the 2010 FIFA World Cup. The band members hail from South Africa, Mozambique and Zimbabwe.
30. Ngugi Wa Thiongo, 73, Kenyan, Author

Kenya’s most cerebral author and playwright published his first novel, Weep Not, Child in 1964. He was forced out of Kenya and sent on exile in the 70s because of his intense criticisms of the Kenyan government which he usually channeled through his plays and novels. In 2006 he published his first novel in two decades, Wizard of the Crow which tells the story of an imaginary African state governed by its despotic ruler. Currently serves as a Professor of Comparative Literature at the University of Irvine.
29. Binyavanga Wainaina, 40, Kenyan, Author

The Kenyan writer authored the essay “How To Write About Africa”- one of the most satirical pieces ever written about the continent. In June, the 2002 Caine Prize winner published his debut novel, One Day I Will Write About This Place which was selected by the Oprah Magazine for its 2011 summer reading list. Wainaina is one of Africa’s most popular new generation of storytellers and is the founder of Kwani, the first literary magazine in East Africa.
28. Eric Wainaina, 38, Kenyan, Musician

Kenya’s most famous singer-songwriter studied at Berklee College of Music. After the infamous 1998 Terrorist bombing in Nairobi, he instantly released Kenya Only- a song which went on to become the official mourning song for the period. His debut album, Sawa Sawa which he released in 2001 has sold over two million copies, making it one of the bestselling Kenyan albums of all time. The multi-award winner released his third studio album, Love and Protest earlier this year. In 2009 he produced the musical, Mo Faya which was shown at the New York Musical Theatre Festival and received rave reviews.
27. Awilo Longomba, Congolese, Musician

The Congolese musician is one of the most notable proponents of the Soukous music genre which has gained an increasing international acceptance not only in Africa, but the rest of the world. Longomba started out as a drummer, but quit in 1995 to pursue his first love, music. Has released four albums to date. Now lives in France.
26. Amadou and Mariam, Malian, Musicians

The visually-impaired wonder couple met at the Institute for the Blind in Bamako, Mali in 1977. Both discovered their love for music and started recording together; married in 1980. The couple is generally considered as pioneers of Afro-blues, a distinct genre of music which fuses traditional Malian sounds and music with foreign instruments like rock guitars, Syrian violins and Cuban trumpets. They have released 3 successful studio albums till date and have played alongside international acts like Irish rock band, U2 and Coldplay. The duo’s lyrics dwell mainly on socio-political issues in Mali and across Africa.
25. K'Naan, 33, Somali, Rapper

At the age of 13, K’Naan left his homeland of Somalia in the heat of a civil war. With his family, escaped to New York, and later to Ontario, Canada where he joined a thriving Somali community and started rapping. In 2006 he released his debut album, The Dusty Foot Philosopher to modest success. His biggest break came in 2009 when Coca-Cola used a remixed version of his hit single, ‘Wavin’ Flag’ as its anthem for the 2010 World Cup. K’Naan has been a very vocal advocate for aid to Somalia in the wake of the country’s recent famine.
24. Hugh Masekela, 72, South African, Musician

The 72 year-old South African Jazz maestro and internationally-acclaimed trumpeter shows no signs of slowing down. Started out playing the Trumpet at the age of 14; used his music to protest against apartheid, slavery, and socio-economic exploitation. In 2004 he published his autobiography: Still Grazing: The Musical Journey of Hugh Masekela. Masekela sits on the board of the Lunchbox Fund, a charity which provides a daily meal to students of township schools in the sprawling slums of Soweto.
23. Baaba Maal, 58, Senegalese, Musician

Arguably Senegal’s biggest music export since Yossou N’dour. The regal Senegalese musician is usually referred to as ‘The Nightingale’ for his resonant and transcendent vocals. The UNDP Youth Emissary has Degrees in music from the University of Dakar and the Beaux-Arts in Paris. Sings in Pulaar, his traditional tongue. Maal remains one of the most internationally recognized musicians from Africa, and has released 16 albums to date.
22. Souad Massi, 39, Algerian, Musician

The Algerian-born, Paris-based Guitarist and songwriter is one of North Africa’s most coveted musicians. Got early career start performing with Political rock band, Atakor, which was a vocal critic of the Algerian government. She quit the band in 1999, moving to France to pursue her own independent career. Massi has released four successful studio albums to date. Her 2003 studio album, Heartbroken ranks as one of the most popular Northern African albums of all time, and sold close to one million copies.
21. Neill Blomkamp, 32, South African, Movie Director

Someday, Blomkamp just might give Stephen Spielberg and George Lucas a run for their money. The South African movie director and scriptwriter shook the world with District 9, Africa’s first Sci-fi which tells the story of a bunch of extraterrestrial refugees who find themselves in a South African slum. The movie attracted rave reviews from international critics and raked in over $200 million from the Box office. Blomkamp is currently working on a new movie, Elysium, scheduled for release in 2013.
20. Koffi Olomidé, 55, Congolese, Musician

Olomidé possesses a first degree in Business Economics and reportedly has a Masters Degree in mathematics from the University of Paris, but he found mainstream fame and considerable fortune playing music. Olomidé is one of the more famous performers of soukous- an extremely popular and peculiar genre of African music which intermixes vigorous gyrations with finger-style guitar of Rhumba and African melodies. Olomidé has released over 30 albums during the course of his career which have sold millions across the world.
19. Genevieve Nnaji, 32, Nigerian, Actress

Nnaji has frequently been hailed as Africa’s own answer to the likes of Julia Roberts, Reese Witherspoon and the rest of the feminine Hollywood stars. She started out in her acting career over 24 years ago, at the age of 8, playing a supporting role in a Nigerian TV series. Today, she is arguably Africa’s most revered actress and the poster girl for Nollywood- Nigeria’s burgeoning movie industry. The Nollywood diva has become one of Africa’s most recognizable faces, and has featured in over 80 successful Nigerian blockbusters.
18. Dobet Gnahoré, 29, Ivorian, Musician

The Ivorian Grammy-award winning dropped out of school at the age of 12 to start singing alongside her father, the famed master percussionist, Boni Gnahore. Today, Gnahore is one of the world’s most sought-after musicians from Africa, and has earned critical applause for her sonorous voice and her eccentric and energetic dance moves. She sings in eight different languages, while the content of her lyrics dwell majorly on social issues and the plight of the African woman.
17. Liya Kebede, 33, Ethiopian, Supermodel

Born and raised in Ethiopia, Kebede stepped into the global limelight in 2000 when Gucci offered her an exclusive contract for its Fall/Winter 2000 fashion show. Over the years, the svelte Ethiopian model has strut the catwalk for Victoria’s Secret, Tommy Hilfiger, Escada, Louis Vuitton and Estee Lauder. Passionate maternal heath advocate. In 2005 Kebede was selected by the World Health Organization as a goodwill ambassador for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health. Through her Liya Kebede foundation she also funds initiatives which promote the use of proven, simple, low-cost strategies to save the lives of mothers and their children.
16. Alek Wek, 34, Sudanese, Supermodel

The Sudanese-born supermodel fled her conflict-ridden country to find fame and fortune on the catwalk. She first made her professional debut at the age of 18, featuring in music videos by Tina Turner and Janet Jackson. Today, as one of the world’s most recognizable models, she has modeled for Calvin Klein, Victoria’s Secret and Christian Lacroix. Wek is an active member of the U.S. Committee for Refugees' Advisory Council and also serves as an ambassador for Doctors without borders in Sudan.
15. Samuel Eto'o, 30, Cameroonian, Soccer Player

In August, the Cameroonian striker left Inter Milan to pitch tent with Russian club, Anzhi Makhachkala in a deal that has earned him the title of not just the highest earning footballer in the world, but the highest-paid athlete in professional sports. Estimated salary: $29 million per season. The four-time African player of the year also enjoys lucrative endorsements from brands like Ford and Puma.
14. Khaled Hadj Ibrahim, 51, Algerian, Musician

Popularly referred to as ‘Khaled’, the Algerian singer and songwriter is the most famous rai singer in the world. His style of music, rai, is a special genre of folk music which intermixes French, Spanish, Arabic and African musical influences. Found mainstream success in France, where his singles “Aicha” and “Didi” topped the charts. Remains one of Africa’s bestselling artists of all time- has reportedly sold over 20 million albums.
13. Haile Gebrselassie, 38, Ethiopian, Athlete

The world’s number 1 long distance runner has won the Berlin Marathon four times consecutively. He has also won the Great Manchester run in England for four times, and boasts 2 Olympic Gold medals for 10,000 Metre races. But Gebrselassie is still searching for gold. After announcing his retirement in November last year, he rescinded on his decision a few days later. Reason: Plans to run in the 2012 London Olympics before bowing out. Gebrselassie is a brand ambassador for Johnnie Walker.
12. Oliver Mtukudzi, 59, Zimbabwean, Musician

Before the year runs out, the Zimbabwean legend will collaborate with Alicia Keys on an album that’ll sensitize African mothers on the importance of HIV programmes. Mtukudzi, 59, is the most popular musician from Zimbabwe to have found substantial success and acclaim in international circles. He sings in Zimbabwe’s dominant Shona language about political violence and struggles of everyday life and has released over 45 albums till date which have sold millions of copies. He is also a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador for Eastern and Southern Africa.
11. Toumani Diabaté, Malian, Musician

One of the world’s most famous Kora players and an extremely popular Malian musician, Diabete has gained an international renown for his fusion of traditional Malian music with western influences like flamenco, jazz and the blues. He has released over 13 albums which have sold over 3million copies across the world. One of Diabate’s songs, Tapha Niang, is featured in the Playstation 3 Video game, LittleBigPlanet.
10. Femi Kuti, 49, Nigerian, Musician

The eldest son of Afrobeat legend Fela Anikulapo-Kuti has his father’s fiery blood flowing through his veins. Toured and performed extensively with his father while he was alive, but his biggest break came with his father’s death in 1999 when the Afrobeat mantle fell on him. Just like his father, Femi attempts to use his music to combat corruption, poverty, and other socio-economic issues prevalent in Nigeria and Africa through his lyrics. In 2001 he collaborated with American acts, Common, Mos Def and Jaguar Fight on his album, Fight to Win, which sold over 500,000 copies. The album is widely regarded as the most influential Neo-Afrobeat album of the 21st century.
9. Oumou Sangare, 43, Malian, Musician

One of Mali’s most idolized musical legends, Sangare popularized Wassoulou, a popular genre of traditional music peculiar to Mali. Wassoulou is typically performed by women accompanied by traditional instruments like the Djembe drum and the Kora (a traditional African harp). Lyrics dwell on women right issues and feminism. Sangare, a United Nations Goodwill ambassador has been vocal in her advocacy against Polygamy; was named an official ambassador of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in 2003. Also a successful entrepreneur: In 2006 she partnered with a Chinese automobile company to create a car named after her, Oum Sang.
8. Yvonne Chaka Chaka, 46, South African, Musician

The ‘Princess of Africa’ is one of Africa’s most illustrious musicians. Debuted on the stage at the age of 18; rose to fame at the height of South Africa’s Apartheid regime with infectious pop melodies, sonorous voice and girlish charm. She gained local and international acclaim with popular songs like "I’m in Love with a DJ" and “I cry for freedom.” Now devotes her time to philanthropy as a United Nations Goodwill ambassador and UN envoy for Africa.
7. Salif Keita, 62, Malian, Musician

A direct descendant of Sundiata Keita, the founder of the Mali Empire, Salif is one of the pioneers of Afro-pop. As a member of a Malian Noble family, Keita was famously rebuked when he set out to become a musician as it was considered an occupation beneath his status. At 18, he was banished from his village because of a superstitious belief that albinos brought ill fortune. He went on to play for Les Ambassadeurs, a Malian music group before striking out on his own. Success has been phenomenal. His latest album, La Différence is dedicated to ending the stigmatization of albinos across Africa and the world.
6. Wole Soyinka, 77, Nigerian, Playwright

In 1986 the Nigerian Playwright and author became the first African to win the Nobel Prize in Literature. Easily the most famous playwright ever to emerge from Africa, the erudite wordsmith has published over 20 plays including The Lion and the Jewel, A Dance of the Forests and The Strong Breed.
5. Akon, 38, Senegalese, Musician

The Senegalese-American hip-hop act stepped into the limelight in 2004 with the release of ‘Locked Up’, his first single from his debut album Trouble. Success has been meteoric ever since. He has gone on to produce 3 successful studio albums which have sold millions across the world. Also one of Hip-Hop’s business savviest: Co-owns Kon Live, an Interscope-backed record label which helped jumpstart the career of Lady Gaga and T-Pain; Also owns Konvict clothing. Maintains strong bond with home country, founded the Konfidence Foundation which promotes education and health causes in Senegal and elsewhere in Africa.
4. Angelique Kidjo, 51, Beninoise, Musician

At 51, the Beninoise Grammy-award winning musician is still one of Africa’s greatest divas. Over the course of her career she has collaborated with Alicia Keys, Josh Groban and Carlos Santana amongst others on tours and album recordings. The UNICEF Goodwill ambassador is also the founder of the Batonga Foundation, a Washington-based charity which promotes and funds education for African girls. Passionate advocate for African women’s rights.
3. Didier Drogba, 33, Ivorian, Soccer Player

A striker for England’s Chelsea football club and captain of the Cote D’Ivoire national team, Drogba’s dexterous strength and finesse on the pitch has consistently earned him the admiration of adoring fans across the globe. But it is his transcendent compassion that has endeared him to both soccer aficionados and the uninitiated. In 2006 Drogba had played a pivotal role in establishing peace to Cote D’Ivoire after five years of civil war and unrest. After his country had qualified for the World cup in Germany, Drogba, surrounded by his team mates, famously fell to his knees on live television and urged the warring factions to give up their arms. It worked. In 2009, he donated his $5 million endorsement fee to the construction of a hospital in Abidjan, his hometown. Very recently, the UNDP Goodwill Ambassador joined the Ivory Coast Peace Commission, an organization which aims to heal the wounds left by years of fighting in Ivory Coast.
2. Youssou N'dour, Age: 51, Senegalese, Musician

In 2004, the Rolling Stone Magazine referred to the Senegal’s most coveted musician as "perhaps the most famous singer alive." That’s highly unlikely, particularly in a contemporary music scenery dominated by the likes of Lady Gaga, Beyonce and Justin Bieber. But N’dour, 59, is arguably Africa’s most electrifying and mesmerizing entertainer. He helped popularize Mbalax, an inimitable genre of music which blends western sounds like Pop and rock with sabar, the traditional dance music of the Senegalese. During the course of his career, N’dour has toured with stars like Sting, Bruce Springsteen, Tracy Chapman and Dido and has been the subject of two award-winning films- Retour à Gorée and Youssou N'Dour: I Bring What I Love. Also a shrewd businessman, the Grammy-award winner owns a Nightclub, a record label and a Television station. The UNICEF ambassador has been vocal in his campaign for an end to the humanitarian crisis in the horn of Africa.
1. Chinua Achebe, 80, Nigerian, Novelist

The father of African literature authored the 1958 classic, Things Fall Apart which has been translated into over 50 languages and has sold over 10 million copies internationally. In September, Achebe made headlines when he turned down a $1million offer from American Hip-Hop act, Curtis Jackson (A.K.A 50 Cent) for permission to use the Things Fall Apart title for an upcoming movie. The renowned novelist is also an essayist, political critic and currently serves as Professor of African studies at Brown University, Rhode Island.

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6  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / Core switch what have You done to Our Blackberry on: 12-10-2011 08:57AM
The disruption in BlackBerry services in India and several other countries since Monday was caused by a core switch failure, makers of the device Research in Motion (RIM) said on Wednesday. Services remain hit for third day in a row on Wednesday.

"The messaging and browsing
delays being experienced by BlackBerry users in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, India, Brazil, Chile and Argentina were caused by a core switch failure within RIM's infrastructure," the Canada-based firm said in a statement.

BlackBerry users have been hit by service disruptions to their smartphones since Monday after a glitch cut off Internet and messaging services for a large numbers of users around the world.

"Although the system is designed to failover to a back-up switch, the failover did not function as previously tested. As a result, a large backlog of data was generated and we are now working to clear that backlog and restore normal service as quickly as possible," RIM said.

Stating that it is working to restore normal service as quickly as possible, the company apologised for the inconvenience to its customers.

RIM, which makes the smartphone, announced on Monday that it had fixed the problem after users across the globe reported not being able to receive or send email, use instant messaging or browse the Internet, though the problems did not appear to be the same for each user, or affect all users.

The problem reappeared on Tuesday.

7  Forum / FunnyHub (Jokes + Comedy) / logy Family on: 12-10-2011 08:46AM
A silly tourist askd a boat guy: do u know Biology, Psychology, Geography, Geology? Boat guy said: No 2 all questions.
Tourist then said: what d hell u knw on d face of this earth? U'll die of illiteracy!!
After a while, d boat started sinking, so d boatman asked d tourist: Do u knw
swimology and Escapology from Crocodiology? D Tourist said No!!
D boat guy replyd: Well u'll Drownology and Crocodiology will eat ur bodiology and u'll Dieology bcos of ur Badmouthology!
8  Forum / FunnyHub (Jokes + Comedy) / Wrong Number on: 6-10-2011 08:37AM
Hi honey, this is daddy. Is mommy near the phone?” a voice on the other end answered
“No daddy she is upstairs in the bedroom with Uncle Paul.” The little girl quipped.
“After a brief pause daddy says “but honey you haven’t got an uncle Paul!”
“Oh yes I do, and he is upstairs in the room with mommy right now.”
Brief pause “uh okay then, this is what I want you to do: “Put the phone down on the tab...le, run upstairs, knock on the bedroom door, and shout to mommy that daddy’s car has just arrived at the gate.”"Ok daddy just a minute…”
A while later the little girl comes back to the phone, “done it daddy.”"What happened honey?”
“Well, mommy got scared and jumped out of the bed naked, ran round the room screaming, tripped over, and knocked her head on the staircase, now she is not moving at all.”
“What about Uncle Paul?” asked Dad.”He jumped out the window into the swimming pool, but I guess he didn’t know you emptied the water last week. He hit the bottom and I think he’s dead.”
Really long pause this time…
Daddy says, “swimming pool, but we don’t have a swimming pool?
Is this
“No, this is
Sorry, wrong number… !!
9  Forum / FunnyHub (Jokes + Comedy) / Marriage Certificate on: 5-10-2011 05:19PM
A man went into his bedroom and brought out his Marriage Certificate and started going through it for hours, his wife who noticed this and these conversation occurred between them:
WIFE: Honey!!!
WIFE: You have been starring at this certificate for hours, this is not the first time you are seeing it.
HUSBAND: Yes of course.
WIFE: What are you looking for?
HUSBAND: The Expiry Date!!!!!!!
10  Forum / FunnyHub (Jokes + Comedy) / The height of Laziness: on: 4-10-2011 10:46AM

Boy: Mom, pls bring me a glass of water!!
Mom: come and get it urself!!
Boy: pls mom!
Mom: if u repeat that again i will slap u!
Boy: ok when u are coming 2 slap me, bring the water....!
11  Forum / FunnyHub (Jokes + Comedy) / Calabar lady on: 30-09-2011 11:31AM
This morning a calabar lady came to the hospital Απd said Doctor my husband's peen is 2 long. When evr he inserts it in me, it touches my heart. I replied ok: bring him, I'll operate it and make it smaller. The lady shouted lai lai!! Ewoh!! Walahi!!! Tufiakwa!!Nooooooh for what? Just shift my heart up a little?Huh? See women???
12  Forum / FunnyHub (Jokes + Comedy) / Our housegirl is an angel on: 28-09-2011 03:05PM
A lil boy said:mum do u knw that our housegirl is an angel?mum:y do u ask?boy said:b'cos i saw her Nood with her hands on the wall shouting oh God! am coming,am coming, am coming,...if not 4 dad that was holding her tight 4rm the back,she would hv flown 2 heaven. Lol!
13  Forum / Relationships & Romance / Reasons Ladies Are Not Married on: 23-09-2011 11:33AM
I love this article and I want to share it with you ladies... I guess it is time someone nailed the true into someone's head. Read and remain bless.

You are not married not because there is no man ready for marriage as a good number of men are looking for life partners. The major reason Nigerian men are now scared of marriage is waywardness. Men are now afraid because they don’t know who to trust and also not sure if that beautiful girl they are interested in still has her womb intact.

They are also afraid because of the high mountain ladies have suddenly placed themselves on as no woman wants to date a poor man any longer but are all interested in those with good cars and houses.

A man recently told me why he does not allow his girlfriends to come to his house. According to him, he doesn’t want a case where a girl enters his house only for her to refuse leaving because of the beauty of the house and cars she will see.

Isn’t it surprising how single ladies now out-dress married women with good jobs whose husbands are very rich? You are not married because the single men around you are wondering if they will be able to meet up with your ever-demanding lifestyle. Even when they know they can afford it, what makes them believe you won’t take a walk tomorrow if anything goes wrong?

Another reason is that with your good job and salary, they are even afraid to come near you as they wouldn’t want to be turned down.

I have a female colleague, a very pretty girl who lives in her own house and drives a posh car. She also has different businesses to show for it. Recently, I advised her to calm down a bit as friends I introduce her to who ordinarily would have gone for her, all run away after meeting her and come back to me with the same word, “Amara, this one go send me go village.”

Another reason you are going to grow old in your father’s house is this: You want a ready-made man instead of a growing man with vision. Are you aware that if you have not obtained favour from God, the man will decrease instead of increasing when you enter his house? Work on your character, the words that come from your mouth, your lifestyle, the way you carry yourself, the way you dress, the places you visit and then spend time trying to find favour before God because it’s only favour that can make your husband increase the moment you step into his life.

In fact, the moment a man proposes to you, there must be some positive movements in his finance if at all you have obtained favour.

It is never your duty to find a man. While he is working trying to raise money to sustain whoever he takes home to his mother, you should get yourself busy obtaining favour from God for you to be his source of blessing. A man knows when the wife is a source of blessing and that is the only time he cherishes you.

In the previous paragraph, I said the man should take you home to his mother. I don’t understand why you get married to a man who believes it’s just between the two of you. Read the Bible; they all took their wives home to their mothers. If a man cannot take you home to his people, something is wrong. Isn’t it surprising how many of us are married without knowing our husband’s village and his mother’s bedroom? Marriage, in the African culture, is not between the man and woman alone, the two families must be involved.

Hey, you have to stop moving from one prayer house to the other in search of miracles that are not coming even after you might have emptied your pocket. Go back to your room; deal with your character and bad nature that is filled with pride and disrespect for the elderly. Cut down on frivolities and that is not all, deal with your party and aso ebi spirit. You must also deal with that thing that gets you to aimlessly move from one end of the street to the other all in search of precious souls to destroy. Change that mentality that says you use what you have to get what you want; any man you get with your ass is as filthy, unreliable and irresponsible as you are.

Come on girl, go deal with yourself first before you start blaming your step mother of being the one keeping you down. Stop blaming your neighbours and friends of standing on your way to progress. I just told you the bitter truth which your Alfa, Babalawo, pastor and Imam may never tell you. Stop wasting your time chasing shadows, go and deal with yourself first before complaining.

I know of a wonderful lady who sings so well that when she comes to lead in worship, miracles take place. People love her, but this lady is unmarried till date. It is not because men don’t go to her for marriage or because she is ugly; her number one obstacle is her character. They say there are many old single ladies in our churches; I think I know the problem and not that most of them wasted their lives in frivolities only to realise the last minute that they have to run into the church where they can get a brother to marry.

I am not trying to judge anyone’s past, but the issue is that even when they join those churches, their characters don’t change. It’s really appalling how some ladies talk to men simply because they are in the same church. Some of them fight everyone in their department in church while some live their lives begging from one member to the other.

What do have to say about ladies who fight for food during church meetings? Those guys would be foolish to see the stuff you are made of and still go ahead to take you home to mama.

I always tell ladies that if by the age of 30 no man had asked to know if you are for sale, there is something wrong somewhere; its either spiritual or attitudinal, but the truth is that it is always more attitudinal than spiritual.

You have been fasting and praying and going for all levels of deliverance but it seems nothing is working. What is your character like after all the prayers and religious devotions? It is sad when I see a single girl walk up to a married woman sitting with her husband and telling the woman to get up because she was there before her. You attend functions with extra bags to pack food and drinks and when it’s time to hit the dancing floor, you do that as if there is no tomorrow. What do you expect from life when you are the source of all quarrels in your neighbourhood, church and office?

This is the moment of truth and if at all you want to be delivered, your decision to deliver yourself is the first step to your breakthrough.
14  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / Chicken Wings - Its Dangerous on: 21-09-2011 10:04AM
If you are informed you cannot be deformed. Information brings about transformation.
Just for your information, please.

Watch out for your health!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!

Chicken Wings - Its Dangerous

Avoid eating chicken wings frequently - ladies, especially; a true story...!

A friend of mine recently had a growth in her womb and she underwent an operation to remove the growth.
The cyst removed was filled with a dark colored blood. She thought that she would be recovered after the surgery but! she was terribly wrong.

A relapse occurred just a few months later.. Distressed , she rushed down to her gynecologist for a consultation.

During her consultation, her doctor asked her a question that puzzled her.
He ask if she was a frequent consumer of chicken wings and she replied yes wondering as to how, he knew of her eating habits.
You see, the truth is in this modern day and age; chickens are injected with steroids to accelerate their growth so that the needs of this society can be met.
This need is none other than the need for food..

Chickens that are injected with steroids are usually given the shot at the  neck or the wings.
Therefore, it is in these places that the highest concentration of steroids exists.
These steroids have terrifying effects on the body as it accelerates growth..
It has an even more dangerous effect in the presence of female hormones, this leads to women being more prone to the growth of a cyst in the womb. Therefore, I advise the people out there to watch their diets and to lower their frequency of consuming chicken wings!

15  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / Re: Insult: 50Cent Offer Of $1Million To Chinua Achebe For Movie Title "Things Fall on: 16-09-2011 09:11AM
This is my source
16  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / Insult: 50Cent Offer Of $1Million To Chinua Achebe For Movie Title "Things Fall on: 15-09-2011 01:59PM
This is not only the most read book in Africa, through it, one of the most watched TV series was also produced. I still remember how I and my family members used to retire back into the sitting room when things fall apart is been aired.

"50 Cent has been undone by one of Africa's greatest novelists, Chinua Achebe. The rapper's latest movie has been renamed ahead of its release, due to a conflict with Achebe's most famous work.

Things Fall Apart, published by Achebe in 1958, is Nigeria's most famous English-language novel. It has sold more than 8m copies worldwide. Unfortunately, 50 Cent was not aware of this. He spent much of 2010 shooting a film of the same name, the story of an American football player diagnosed with cancer. "It's a project that I wrote, produced and financed myself," he explained last year. Directed by Mario Van Peebles, it premiered at the Miami film festival in March and is expected to be released soon.

Unfortunately for Fiddy, his film will not keep its original title. After being contacted by Achebe's legal team, 50 Cent allegedly offered $1m to hold on to the title. Achebe, 80, took this as an insult. "The novel with the said title was initially produced in 1958 (that is 17 years before [50] was born)," replied his lawyers, according to Naijan. "[It is] listed as the most-read book in modern African literature, and won't be sold for even £1bn." The film has now been renamed to All Things Fall Apart."
17  Forum / Relationships & Romance / Re: Naijapals Personality Of The Year Award 2011 [Phase 2] - Voting (Page 25) on: 23-06-2011 04:07PM
I cast my vote to 50scent
18  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / Mother hopes to donate womb to her daughter on: 15-06-2011 01:47PM
A 56-year-old says she hopes to become the first woman to have her womb transplanted into her daughter.

Eva Ottoson who lives in Nottinghamshire has agreed to take part in the medical procedure that would see her donate her uterus.

Her 25-year-old daughter, Sara, who lives in Sweden, was born without reproductive organs.

If successful she could become pregnant and carry her child in the same womb that she herself was carried in.
19  Forum / Relationships & Romance / won't father the child.. on: 6-06-2011 05:16PM
True life story....
A young vibrant chap,name withheld, working in one of the biggest food and beverage companies...dated a beautiful damsel for like seven years ,though the relationship was pretty rosy but no serious commitments were made by both parties from the onset.
Just last years, precisely around December, the young lad was promoted to a Deputy Manager and to boot, a toothsome package was attached to his new status. And with all these goodies springing forth, spur this beautiful lassie and her aunt to swing into devising a means to entrap the bobo...You know now! (TEN OVER TEN).
To cut the long story short...she deliberately got pregnant for this guy and he feels betrayed by her actions to ensnare him .......He's seeking for abortion because his definitely not ready to father a child....What do u think?
Please posted your comments
20  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / 92-year-old identical twins die on the same day on: 6-06-2011 11:05AM
Identical twins Julian and Adrian Riester were born seconds apart 92 years ago, and died hours apart this week.

The Buffalo-born brothers were also brothers in the Roman Catholic Order of Friars Minor for 65 years. They spent much of that time working together at St. Bonaventure University, doing carpentry work, gardening and driving visitors.

They both died of heart failure on Thursday at St Anthony Hospital in St Petersburg, Florida - Brother Julian in the morning and Brother Adrian in the evening.

"It really is almost a poetic ending to the remarkable story of their lives," St Bonaventure spokesman Tom Missel said. "Stunning, but hardly surprising given that they did almost everything together."

- AP
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