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 Just as millions of people all over the world are celebrating Christmas, several people in abuja are morning deaths of their loved ones in Abuja when suspected Islamist group, Boko Haram denotated explosives killing unspecified number of people.   The christmas day bombing, gistmaster gathered, happened inside the St Theresa Catholic Church located on the outskirts of Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory of Nigeria. Eye witnesses disclosed that several persons died in the bomb explosion .   Security agents from the military and police force are already on group at the scene of the incident.Officials from the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) are also there to help evacuate the dead and injured victims at the scene of the unfortunate incident.   Boko Haram, an Islamist group had claimed responsibility for various bomb attacks in Northern Nigeria and Abuja. It would be recalled that the explosion that rocked the United Nations office in Abuja and Police Headquarters in Abuja


Merry Xmas to all fans of Gistmaster.We appreciate you all. Thanks for making us your favourite blog spot for authoritative lifestyle news and photos .   You guys mean so much to us.Count on us next year for more . You can have any of these christmas chickens for your enjoyment. -Niyi Tabiti   On behalf of Gistmaster Team


Zyon one of Nigerian's most talented inspiration singers has released her album. She told gistmaster  that it took sometime to finish work on her album because she wants it to meet and surpassed the expectations of many of her fans. The album is titled 'Zyon' and it has 6 tracks- Zyon, I know who I am',Omewo Mnama,Moti seun rere,Jehovah and Instrumental.   The gospel album comes with a rich blend of traditional flavour of Yoruba and Igbo songs.  Zyon who is happily married also told us that she will forever be grateful to her husband,Chukky Chidi who is supporting her music career.She also thanked her Pastors-Chris and Anita Iyakhilome of Christ Embassy,Pastor Deola Okeowo her zonal pastor and others.  Television and radio stations have started playing the songs of this fast rising star. More on her later! -By Niyi Tabiti     


 We are excited that this December, it is the turn of beautiful traditional singer, Muma Gee to be married. Muma Gee's glamorous wedding to Prince Eke took place in Rivers State. Unknown to many people, Gulder beer played a very important role in their love story. gathered that they met shortly after the Celebrity edition of the Gulder Ultimate Search where Muma Gee and actor, Emeka Ike were participants. After the reality show sponsored by Nigerian Breweries Plc,there were speculations in town that Muma Gee and Emeka Ike had something in common. Rumour had it they started dating right from the location of the Gulder Ultimate Search.  Muma Gee denied that there was any such thing between them.As part of ways to douse the tension the rumour might have caused between Emeka Ike and his wife, Muma Gee went to visit the Ikes at their home. It was there she met Prince Eke, Emeka Ike's best friend.Initially, Muma Gee said she was reluctant but things l


In a bid to appreciate and reward patronage from loyal subscribers, Nigeria's leading Telecommunication network, MTN is now offering a more convenient and exciting means of communication this yuletide period. The offer which takes place from now till January 31, 2012 is summarized below: 1)      Available to all customers on the MTN family and Friends "Xpanded": Get one minute free worth N30 for every three minutes received. To enroll and enjoy this bonus, text Bonus to 131. 2)      Available to all MTN Prepaid customers: Enjoy the lowest call rate at N8.33k when you pay only N100 for 12 minutes of call to China, US, Canada and UK lines. To buy this bundle, Text YES to short code 321. 3)      Available to all MTN Prepaid customers: Recharge from N50 - N400 and get 10% extra airtime OR recharge N400 and above to get 20% extra airtime free! MTN came up with this exciting package to reward customers who have been loyal throughout the year and also enable better communication


Wale Thompson, the ‘Lalale Friday’ Juju exponent just took delivery of new sets of musical equipment worth more than N5 million. The great mystery in Juju music in Nigeria and Africa as a whole has also perfected all plans to release his latest musical work in the first quarter of 2012. This new album

Koko Concert set to rock Lagos December 27; Singing bird, Ibiso drops Still Here

Koko Concert set to rock Lagos December 27; Singing bird, Ibiso drops Still Here Koko Concert set to rock Lagos December 27 D'BANJ and the entire Mo'Hits Crew will set Lagos on fire, literally, on Tuesday, December 27 as the Lagos edition of this year Koko Concert series holds.  Billed to hold at Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island from 7pm, the show will feature D'banj, Don Jazzy,  Dr Sid, D' Prince, Wande Coal and K Switch.

EPIC! Ice Prince, Tiwa Savage and Chiddy Bang heats up the Sigma Emperor Magazine cover.

Sigma Emperor Magazine brings you the perfect holiday gift and companion as she releases another issue of the magazine days away from Christmas Day. This new issue is a feat that scores as the best urban feel a Nigerian magazine cover has got, worthy of comparison with any of Marc Ecko's Complex Magazine considering the attention to every detail by the editors and art director. This issue tagged 'SKOOL OF D NU BREEDZ' has the three major proponents of the new movement, leading millions of young men and women with their talent and music. On the cover in a style now exclusive and almost trademark to the magazine are: rap poster boy with the biggest record in 2011, Ice-Prince , frontrunning and most hardworking female singer of the year/Grammy nominee - Tiwa Savage and most lyrical sound Nigerian emcee based in the US, who has worked with biggest names in the global music industry and currently holds MTV’s rap record (longest freestyle ever!) - Chidera or best known as C


The first edition of the Escudo Rojo Carnival took place yesterday at the famous Oke-Arin market in the busy open market district of Lagos Island, entertaining traders, shoppers, bystanders, and commuters stuck in the Lagos traffic with a colorful display of dance, circus performances, and music. Tourists, shop-owners, guests, and participants defied the sunny harmattan weather to revel in the sheer novelty of a roving carnival, as the carnival train snaked it was through Isah Williams Street, Ofin Road, and the famous Tinubu Square – the highlight of the carnival was when the charismatic Nigerian musician W4 (often described as the great Fela’s incarnate), took the stage to perform his chart-topping hit single “ wa gba control”, literally causing a huge traffic in front of the UBA Building in Marina, as hordes of passersby and commercial bus drivers paused in their strides to enjoy the electrifying performance. Thomas Frotte, the Export Manager of Baron Philippe de Roth


 Soulful Afro-Pop Singer/Songwriter TolumiDE has dropped another cool single from her musical stables. TolumiDE emerges with ‘For Me’, an easy listening soulful single that tells a ‘girl meets boy’ story, a dreamy expectation of a girl and her musings with lyrics that reflect the anticipation of finding that right partner with divine help. It is a song many women can relate to about the search for the ideal partner. It’s the new girl anthem for finding and looking forward to love.  TolumiDE is also excited to announce the launch of her brand new website to showcase her work and her new image. Styled by Project Runways Season 3 contestant Johnathan Kayne, TolumiDE’s new campaign shots were orchestrated by International Public Relations firm, ICY Public Relations with lead photographer Melissa Hart-Cosper.  The new website provides the media and fans with a place to read, see and hear current news about TolumiDE, from her music videos; brand new editorial images;


·          December is here again and Calabar comes alive with the Calabar festival. In addition to this, the Smirnoff Midnight Circus will touch down in Calabar on the 22 nd of December. So, if you missed the Lagos Smirnoff party then make plans to attend the Calabar Party. If Lagos is anything to go by; the Calabar party promises even more fun with circus thrills and lots of Smirnoff cocktails, Smirnoff Ice, Smirnoff and Orange and the best D.Js in the land. ·          Like Lagos, our very own ringmaster; Ikechukwu, will be on hand again to thrill the crowd in Calabar so watch out. ·          Make a date with the Smirnoff midnight circus on 22 nd December in Calabar and the 30 th December in Port-Harcourt. ·          Remember, you can still get tickets by registering on the Smirnoff Nigeria Facebook page . You have to like the page first and be over 18 to party with the Smirnoff Midnight Circus. ·          Remember, you can also keep up-to-date with current happenings by simply


Stand-up comedian, and Mode Men Comedian of the Year, Seyi Law will put his fast rising profile to good use on New Year’s Day when he stages his first comedy show at Muson Centre Lagos, and he calls the Show: Lagos Must Laugh with Seyi Law. “For us,” Seyi Law explains, “the Show is a new generation concert of side splitting comedy, rib cracking jokes, and unending punchlines by some of Nigerias new generation, very experience and very hilarious comedians. And that doesn’t mean we are excluding our senior colleagues in the industry. We have the blessing and presence of Alibaba, AY, Jedi, and Omobaba, while Basket Mouth, Gbenga Adeyinka, Julius Agwu, and all comedians of the Federal Republic of Nigeria have been in their encouraging best.   “They have all pledged their ‘witty’ support and we can proudly say that on New Year’s Day, Lagos and Lagosians must laugh unrestrainedly at the first jokes of the year and we hope laughter will continue for Lagosians all through 2012. That is th


Ghana’s ruling government has concluded plans to begin export of electric power to Nigeria and other West African countries by 2015. The country’s Vice President, Mr John Dramani Mahama, who unfolded the plan in Accra, on Tuesday, said the government has already embarked on extensive expansion of power infrastructure to enable them achieve the project. Mahama explained that a key motivation for the investment was that Ghana presently has competitive advantage in the area of power supply over other neighbouring countries, including Nigeria, which is still grappling with massive power deficit for its estimated 150 million citizens. The vice president, who spoke at a summit on Millennium Challenge Account (MCA) Compact Two in Accra, said the country intends to consolidate on its existing energy infrastructures by exploring alternative sources of supply, including solar power and biomass resources, to ensure that the target of selling power to other West African countrie


Few days after the tickets of the highly anticipated concert, TOP10 MICS, went on sales, reports from the sales points which include; Ozone cinemas, Genesis cinemas, Swe Bar, Shakara Clothing, KFC outlets ( Adeola Odeku, Apapa, City Mall, Ogba & Surulere), UNILAG FM, ASCON Filling Station, Ogba have reported massive sales of the gate pass. The gate pass which went on sales last week Thursday have sold out with minimal efforts. “For us at KOGA Entertainment, we are a little surprised at the response to sales. The sales outlet and our sales representatives have reported huge sales within four days. We were shocked because we didn’t know people were expecting it that much and the large turnout at the pre-concert party was show us that TOP10 MICS is already a hit’ Idris David, a production personnel of KOGA said. TOP10 MICS will feature 10 artistes who are billed to perform live on stage at the Tafawa Balewa Square (TBS), Lagos. The choice of artistes at TOP10 MICS i


 Chief Olabode George, former Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), did not hide his angst against the plan by the Lagos State government to bill motorists that travel on Lekki-Epe Road, saying it would be a rip off without the provision of  an alternative route. He also spoke on his Abacha days, his trial and conviction for contract splitting as well as the fate of the PDP in Lagos and the South-West. Lasisi Olagunju, General Editor, and Sulaimon Olanrewaju, Deputy Editor, bring the excerpts. YOU were at the Aso Rock Villa during the time of General Sani Abacha, you worked with General Oladipo Diya. How was it? It was a most trying period because when we started, there were some misgivings after the annulled election of June 12, 1993. I remember that young officers were fed up; they wanted to pull out and go to the barracks and let civil authorities be in charge. The military was divided. I remember when they were going to appoint administrators,


On the 10th of November 2011, Johnnie Walker hosted the cream of the business and entertainment community to its Annual Society Event and Whisky Mentoring Class which was hosted by its Global Brand Ambassador Tom Jones. During the evening, Tom inspired guests with the amazing history and heritage of the Johnnie Walker® brand and shared with them his tips on how to enjoy their whisky to the full in a mentored tasting session.  He explained how each of the Johnnie Walker® blends is crafted and matured to deliver the unique taste, characteristics and flavours and how only whisky that is produced in Scotland and within the stringent quality regulations of the Scotch Whisky board, can truly be called Scotch.   It was an event that saw celebrities like Samson Siasia, Uche Jombo, Olisa Adibua, Oona Priddy, Ohimai Atafo and many others being treated to the very best of Johnnie Walker hospitality. The global brand ambassador of Johnnie Walker Mr. Tom Jones, who was in Nigeria for the very f