Owen Gee, Adelegan Rotimi And Others Supports “Live And Not Die” Project

February 25th Marked the official unveiling of the Live And Not Die project, A Suicide prevention scheme targeted to the general public. The project was unveiled by Kunle Pelemo alongside his team. The program was held at the Empowerment Center Allen-Avenue, Lagos.

 

The world health organization is 2011 affirmed that suicide is one of the leading causes of death worldwide. According to the body, approximately one million people commit suicide each year worldwide.

The convener, Kunle Pelemo tagged the project ” The Urgency Of Sucide Kuntrol”.

The venue was set to receive its guests as celebrities graced the Red carpet just in time to  kick off the program. The event started with an opening prayer and introduction of guests, panelists and pressmen.

The unveiling program was  hosted by Alayande Stephen T. (The Project Director) kicked off with a brief welcome speech by Coach Triple A to sensitize the audience on the reason behind their gathering.  This was proceeded by a music interlude by Forthbeing. A drama skit by Glorious Performance Drama Ministry (GDPM) led by Olusanya Babalola also prepared the audience for what was to come; suicide is real but not the solution to hardship. The event had musical performances from MAXIM and Forthbeing while Pietrina did the honour of a special poem rendition on Suicide.worldwide.

L.A.N.D Convener, Kunle Pelemo took to the stage to give the Press briefing. He said, By 2020, the WHO approximates 1.53million people will die from suicide based on the trend.

Kunle Pelemo highlighted how his idea and passion for suicide prevention came about, after his successful intervention to prevent a friend from carrying out this destructive act.

In his words, he said “The LAND project is aimed to support people with suicide related issues. L.A.N.D believes everyone has the right and reason to live. The project seeks to prevent suicide with the help of Research, Information, Technology and Support (RITS) in Africa and other parts of the world. This support ranges from moral, mental, material and psychological support at no cost to identified individuals.

The panel comprised of Tinsel star, Adelegan Rotimi Ademiluyi, Comedian, Owen Gee, Eniola Adeniji, Teniola Adeyemi, Remi Dairo and Pastor. Victor Azuka Adigwe.

The panelist shed more light on the severity of suicide and how it starts from the little things we ignore before it escalates to something more severe like depression. They also shared experiences on how they battled depression and stated the importance of checking on our mental health

Owen Gee also narrated his near suicide experience and how he managed to maneuver it through the help of his son. He said that sometime last year, he was so depressed that he would rather be asleep than awake and that at the time he would use medications that would knock him off for three (3) days and he would only wake up once to eat.

A #landchallenge initiatives which would be launched across social media, aimed at celebrating the gift of life and spreading the suicide prevention message to all was unveiled and projected to the participants” he averred.

The concept is very simple as we are to make short videos doing something exciting like screaming, dancing somersaulting, singing,or saying a poem anything creative, then use a caption saying celebrate life, live and not die

The social media handles are Facebook- Live And Not Die, Instagram and Twitter- LAND Project1, website- www.landproject.org.ng and the hotlines are- 08038603727, 08034641258. The L.A.N.D team encourage as many people as possible to give a helping hand in showing love and LISTENING to other people’s plight with a view to giving them a shoulder to lean on because that could be the simple step to prevent someone from committing suicide.

The program ended on a high note with group pictures and other merriment.

 

Google Celebrates Late Stephen Keshi With A Doodle On His Post-mundane 56 Years Birthday Today

Stephen Okechukwu Keshi, popularly known as the “Big Boss”, who guided Nigeria to the African Cup of Nations title, would have celebrated his 56th birthday if he were to be alive today.

However, tech Giant, Google has honored the legend with a doodle. Doodles are changes made to the Google logo to celebrate holidays, anniversaries, and the lives of famous artists, pioneers, and scientists.

Stephen Keshi died in June 2016, less than seven months after he lost his wife, Kate, to cancer

Stephen won the African Cup of Nations for Nigeria as a player in 1994 and was the only Nigerian to have won the same tournament as a coach, a feat he achieved in South Africa in 2013. In the same year, he qualified the Super Eagles for the 2014 World Cup held in Brazil, thereby becoming the first African coach to qualify two African countries for the World Cup finals

Before guiding the Super Eagles to a successful AFCON, Keshi was in charge of Mali and Togo, with whom he enjoyed a measure of success. He was the first coach to qualify lowly Togo to for the 2006 World Cup. But he was sacked just before the tournament and was replaced by Otto Pfiser after the tiny West African country dismal showing at the 2006 African Cup of Nations in Egypt

During the course of his playing career, Keshi earned 60 caps for the Nigerian national football team, making him the nation’s second-most capped player at the time of his retirement. Keshi, represented the country at the 1994 FIFA World Cup and the 1994 Africa Cup of Nations, captaining the Super Eagles to victory in the latter. He also played club football in five countries, most notably Belgium, where he won the Belgian league championship with R.S.C. Anderlecht in 1991.

Mary J Blige Honored On Hollywood Walk Of Fame On Her 47th Birthday

Grammy Award-winning singer,+; songwriter and actress Mary J. Blige received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Thursday.

Blige was honored in the category of Recording on her 47th birthday.

“I am so grateful,” Blige said during the ceremony. “On this day, my birthday, God put my name on a star.”

Blige was buoyed by masses of fans lining Hollywood Boulevard when she was moved to tears during the ceremony held on her 47th birthday

She heaped praise on attendee Sean “Diddy” Combs as a father-figure and as an inspiration who helped launch her career by producing her debut record, What’s The 411?, in 1992.

Blige also thanked her mother for raising the family alone in the “hell” of the housing estates of Yonkers, New York.

“My mum is a survivor, she was a single-parent mother, very, very small and she raised us on her own she had three jobs and she never stopped,” Blige said.

“I just want to thank god for my mother right now.”

The National Pageant Finale To Hold On Thursday

This week, Thursday precisely, a new Miss Nigeria will be crowned at the Eko Convention Centre.

The journey to this year’s finale started in November when auditions were held in three cities – Abuja, Port Harcourt, and Lagos – over a one-week period. From personal photography sessions from Studio 24 using cool photo props, there were also monopoly games and passion project activities to keep the ladies entertained. Refreshments were also served.

The auditions started at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel in Abuja on November 7 with an impressive turn out of contestants from the Northern region who showed up for a chance to become the next queen. George Okoro (photographer and Lifestyle Magazine publisher), Adama Indimi (CEO Reign by Adama Lashes), Ogugua Okonkwo (CEO Style Temple) and Andy Ogbechei (Creative Director, A-Squared Network) were the guest judges at this phase of the auditions, accompanied by Enyinne Owunwanne (CEO, Times Multimedia – organisers of the Miss Nigeria pageant).

Then the team moved to Port Harcourt on November 9 to receive contestants from the South-South/South-East region at the Echelon Heights Hotel, before heading to Lagos where the audition was held at the Times Multimedia Lagos Headquarters.

A week later, the 37 semi-finalists were announced in a special Instagram Live Session, setting the stage for Thursday’s grand finale.

Miss Nigeria was started by Daily Times Nigeria in 1957. Then, contestants were required to post their photographs to the Times headquarters in Lagos, before the finalists were shortlisted and invited to compete at the Lagos Island Club. It was the premier pageant in the country, and was a powerful medium which empowered several young Nigerian women, and inspired the country as a whole. Grace Oyelude won the maiden edition. She would not be the last.

 The pageant continued to prosper until it was rocked with several scandals, the collision with military history and national turmoil, and the unfortunate decline of its parent brand, Daily Times. It lost his exclusivity, uniqueness, and credibility, and was virtually buried under the sands of history.

 In 2005, Fidelis Anosike took over a decapitated Daily Times. Young and bustling with energy, he set out to revamp the vintage legacy of the publication. He has since set his sights on rewriting the story of Miss Nigeria and graft in new chapters filled with hope, dignity, and value.

 

“For us, Daily Times and Miss Nigeria is one and the same,” Anosike told THISDAY in 2015. “The show is going to be the premier platform that the company’s products, services, and different people can use to connect to every woman. Every woman is a queen. What we’ve been doing over the past ten years is to get the Pageant to metamorphose into what it should be.”

This week, Mr. Anosike spoke to THISDAY again and shed more light on what Nigerians should expect from the upcoming show.

“This year, we are going from strength to strength,” he said. “Every state has got its own representative. And it’s also important to note that Miss Nigeria is 60 years old. It was founded in 1957.

“This year, we were also able to do a proper boot-camp; all the semi-finalists met with several prominent Nigerians, including the Director General of The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), who is the purpose-partner for this year’s pageant – the Miss Nigeria to be crowned will be the ambassador for human trafficking, she will spend her time and energy working with NAPTIP to raise awareness about the ills of human trafficking and try as much as possible to be able to contribute her own quota into ending the illicit trade.

“We also had a couple of top women personalities who went into the boot-camp to talk to the girls.”

The boot-camp ended on December 18, after which the girls went to Ilorin to meet the first ever Miss Nigeria, who is 86 years old. From there, they are scheduled to return to Lagos and start the rehearsals for the final day which Mr. Anosike says “will be epic.” The pageant will be hosted by Bovi, Ebuka, Olive Emodi and Lala Akindoju; and 2face Idibia is set to perform.

“Miss Nigeria has been fully restored to its original intent, which is to be a platform young female empowerment in Nigeria,” Mr. Anosike said. “We want to use it to raise the voices of women. We believe that every Miss Nigeria will also take on these issues, raising the voices of women, especially as it relates to issues around the environment. We have very solid partnerships with over 30 media houses and everybody has now come to understand that this is a national pageant not a beauty pageant.”

When asked how the show plans to balance the moral debauchery associated with beauty pageants, Mr. Anosike took exception to the content of Miss Nigeria.

“It’s all about communication, about purpose; it is about people understanding that this is a platform for female empowerment,” he said. “Every woman is a queen – mothers are queens, sisters are queens. This epitomises ‘queenship’. Miss Nigeria is supposed to be a role model for young women. What we are doing is building a purpose into the show – so it is beauty and brains. The idea is to be able to inspire young women. We don’t do all those beauty pageant stuff where they go onstage and take off their clothes. We don’t commoditise women. Miss Nigeria has stopped that a long time ago. And that’s one of the reason why we don’t send anybody to Miss World or Miss Universe because they go there and do all these kind of things.

“Miss Nigeria focuses on issues that affect Nigerian women; she is an ambassador of culture, of purpose, of the environment. We want her to focus on the Nigerian people. She does not need any validation from anywhere. She does not need to go outside to win anything. It’s a national brand, not a beauty brand.

“The girls have their calendars planned and we have partners that will keep them busy, because we want them to have a purpose. Going for international beauty contest is a colonial mentality. Queens don’t compete, they reign. You can’t say you are Nigeria’s Queen and go outside and be competing with other people.”

On what has been the challenge in organising such a huge event, Mr. Anosike pointed towards the struggle to recreate the show’s purpose.

“The basic challenge we had was to be able to recreate the purpose for which this pageant was founded in 1957,” he said. “Now, we have gotten it right; and we know this because of the responses we are receiving. We have people entering from Zamfara, from Kano;

“It’s going to be a beautiful show. We are trying to make the show like the Oscars, so it will be a fusion of fashion, beauty and everything good about Nigeria.

“The contestants have to know about the states they are representing. We also want to use this help promote our history and heritage. We must be proud of who we are. Nigeria has come of age; we’ve seen what people have done in the music industry. That’s the kind of inspiration that we want to draw on.”

SECURITY RECCE AT TESLIM BALOGUN STADIUM AHEAD OF OLIC4

Olamide Live In Lagos – The Concert #OLIC4 is scheduled to hold on Sunday, 17th December 2017 at the Teslim Balogun Stadium.



Due to the expected number of concert attendees, the Lagos State Government is taking steps to ensure tight security measures are put in place, traffic and parking management are properly mapped out with routes being arranged.



To this effect, a security reconnaissance took place on Friday 8th December 2017 with Lagos security led by the Lagos State commissioner of police and other agents to ensure proper security measures were taken into consideration. 

Some of the agents present were representatives of The Nigeria Army, The Nigerian Air Force, The Nigerian Police, The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), The Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS), The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), The Lagos Neighbourhood Safety Corps (LNSC), The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) and Private Security Agents.



The information gathered and processed will be communicated in the coming days to sensitize the general public on the routes, parking arrangements and security measures taken to ensure a hitch free and pleasant experience at the 4th edition of OLIC.

DJ Jimmy Jatt, Small Doctor, Dod2tun, Denrele, Muna, MZ Kiss & others shut down Kirikiri Medium prison with Lamboginny at SALT Concert (Photos + Video)

the inmates of the Kirikiri Medium Security Prison in Lagos Nigeria, had a nice and memorable time on October 12, 2017. They defied both the rain and their states to party with Lamboginny and friends at the Saving All Lives Together (S.A.L.T) album concert by Lamboginny.
The very special and unusual concert was hosted by Cool FM’s OAP “Dod2tun” and has the legendary DJ Jimmy Jatt on the disc machine for what went on to became a very worthy and entertaining noon as Lamboginny does not only unveil his SALT album but also saved lives and relishes hope to the above 3, 700 inmates.
Also in attendance to support Lamboginny was rave of the moment, Small Doctor, Mz Kiss, Baba Dee, Denrele, Lolo 1, Osam & OTB of Naija FM, Muna, VJ Adams, OzzyBosco, Papii J, Phizbarz, MTN project fame winner “Geoffery” and Benie Macaulay amongst others. 
Both international and local media including CNN (Inside Africa), BBC Africa, Channels TV, Soundcity Africa, AIT, Wazobia TV, and STV to mention but a few was also on hand to document the historic concert.
See more pictures and a video with some of the concert highlight below.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKZM07cDZ6U&feature=youtu.be

Check Out 2017 Soul Train Awards Nominees: Solange Bags 7 Nods Closely Followed By Bruno Mars With 6

Soul Train Awards is back with notable nominees like Solange who takes the lead with seven nominations including ‘Best R&B/Soul Female Artist’ and ‘Video Of The Year’.

Other notable nominees includes Bruno mars, Cardi B, DJ Khaled, Khalid, Bryson Tiller etc.

BET Presents: 2017 Soul Train Awards Nominees

Best New Artist 6lack H.E.R. Kevin Ross Khalid Sza

Best R&B/Soul Male Artist Bruno Mars Bryson Tiller Chris Brown Khalid The Weeknd

Best R&B/Soul Female Artist Kehlani Lalah Hathaway Ledisi Mary J. Blige Solange Sza

Soul Train Certified Award Bell Biv Devoe Johnny Gill Lalah Hathaway Ledisi Mack Wilds

Video Of The Year Beyoncé – “All Night” Bruno Mars – “24K Magic” Chris Brown Ft. Usher & Gucci Mane – “Party” DJ Khaled Ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – “Wild Thoughts” Solange – “Cranes In The Sky”

Best Gospel/ Inspirational Award Chance the Rapper Charlie Wilson Kirk Franklin Lecrae Tamela Mann

Album/ Mixtape Of The Year Bruno Mars – 24k Magic Mary J. Blige – Strength Of A Woman Solange – A Seat At The Table Sza – Ctrl The Weeknd – Starboy

Rhythm & Bars Award (Formerly Best Hip-Hop Song Of The Year) Cardi B – “Bodak Yellow” Dj Khaled Ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – “Wild Thoughts” French Montana Ft. Swae Lee – “Unforgettable” Kendrick Lamar – “Humble.” Yo Gotti Ft. Nicki Minaj – “Rake It Up”

Song Of The Year Bruno Mars – “That’s What I Like” Childish Gambino – “Redbone” Dj Khaled Ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – “Wild Thoughts” Khalid – “Location” Solange – “Cranes In The Sky”

The Ashford & Simpson Songwriter’s Award “Cranes In The Sky” – Written By: Troy L. John, Solange Knowles, Raphael Saadiq (Solange) “Location” – Written By: Alfredo Emmanuel Gonzalez, Olatunji Olutomiwa, Samuel David Jimenez, Khalid Robinson, Joshua Scruggs (Khalid) “Love Me Now” – Written By: Blake Matthew Simon Mills, John Henry Ryan, John Roger Stephens (John Legend) “Redbone” – Written By: George Clinton, William Earl Collins, Gary Lee Cooer, Donaldmckinley Glover Ii, Ludwig Emil Tomas Goransson (Childish Gambino) “Versace On The Floor” – Written By: Christopher Steven Brown, James Edward Fauntleroy, Bruno Mars, Philip Martin Lawrence (Bruno Mars)

Best Dance Performance Bruno Mars – “24K Magic” Chris Brown Ft. Usher & Gucci Mane – “Party” Dj Khaled Ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – “Wild Thoughts” Solange Ft. Sampha – “Don’t Touch My Hair” Wizkid Ft. Drake – “Come Closer”

Best Collaboration

Dj Khaled Ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – “Wild Thoughts” Jazmine Sullivan & Bryson Tiller – “Insecure” Mary J. Blige Ft. Kanye West – “Love Yourself” Solange Ft. Sampha – “Don’t Touch My Hair” Sza Ft. Travis Scott – “Love Galore”

DJ Xclusive ‘The Phantom’ All White Party was Fun!

Having Castle Lite as the major sponsor and beverage partner was lit! The 2017 edition of the superstar DJ Xclusive All White Party titled ‘The Phantom’ had all the ingredients required to be tagged fun and success.

The annual party hosted by EME and Cool FM disc jockey, DJ Xclusive was fun and more fun courtesy of the massive turn out of Lagos party goers and fun seekers. Just like we expected, everyone was ‘slaying’ and ‘swaggering’ in white attires and costumes with the extra cold refreshment from Castle Lite beer.

The event which took place at Landmark Event Center, Lagos, was graced by many Nigeria entertainers from celebrity DJs’ to artistes like DJ Jimmy Jatt, Big N, Consequence, Sose, Humility etc. Artistes like Harry Song, Reekado Banks, Orezi, Koker, Mayorkun, Oritse Femi all turned up as they trilled massive fans at the occasion.

Here are some photo cuts of exciting moments at the party:

Total Recall Media; A Sister Company To Pebbles Gold Entertainment Celebrates Lydia Hagan

Today, the Eight of May; is a significant day on the calendar of Total Recall Media Limited as her very own Lydia Hagan a.k.a Ghana of the whole PebblesGold Entertainment and Total Recall mark her birthday today.

Lydia Gifty Hagan(Maame Ama Miensima) is an astute Customer Relations and Business Management Consultant, Advertising & Media Personnel; Trade & Investment Expert with proven track record…

With over 10years experience in the Communication and Advertising Industry, she has been a staff of PebblesGold Entertainment since April 2016 as the company’s Business Development Manager and has been very diligent and worthy of emulation as she is one of the exemplary staffs of the firm.

Miss Hagan has strong love for singing, cooking, dancing, driving and traveling to new places. She is rocking in her singleness and as a lay – Pastor at Citadel of Truth International Church, Ghana.

Total Recall Media Limited wishes to express her heartfelt wishes to Daughter of Encouragement; Lydia on her birthday as we wish her success in all her endeavor in life.

Happy Birthday Lydia!

Nicki Minaj, John Legend, Bruno Mars, Others; To Perform At The 2016 American Music Awards

 All road will lead to this Sunday November 20th, 2016 for the much hyped 44th Annual American Music Awards (AMA), with the red carpet starting by 6pm at the Microsoft Theater, Los Angeles while the awards itself rocks Hollywood by 8.00pm.

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2016 AMA’s will have thrilling performances from Lady Gaga, The Weekend, Nicki Minaj, Ariana Grande, Bruno Mars, Sting, The Chainsmokers and Halsey, Twenty One Pilots, John Legend, Fifth Harmony, Shawn Mendes, Maroon 5, Kenrick Lamar and James Bay.

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Jay Pharoah and Gigi Hadid will be co-hosting the awards show while Tinashe and Jason Kennedy will be holding forte on the red carpet for E!’s Live From the Red Carpet.