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Brand NEW and Exclusive from Nigeria's Fav Female Rapper - Eva Alordiah

Brand NEW and Exclusive from Nigeria's Fav Female Rapper - Eva Alordiah Nigeria's leading lady of Rap and 2011 winner of the Exclusive Lady of The Year Award in the Best Rap Female category, Eva Alordiah, officially debuts her mini video series, 'Eva Says'. Video(Web) Link: Video(Mobile) Link: Eva who has constantly sought ways to have a personal relationship with her ever increasing fans, takes you behind the scenes of her everyday life as a Rapper/Entertainer with this series and shows you why she is arguably one of the best Female rappers out of Nigeria. EvaSays would be released as a mini video series spanning 5 to 10 minutes and would showcase everything and more about this talented Female rapper that we don't always get to see on the surface. In this episode of EvaS

How To Become A Movie Star and Sustaining It

Why is it hard to break into nollywood hall of fame list?Did i hear you say we have many of them? Well,most fizzle away within a short period.The truth is the most popular actors in nollywood in the last ten years are still the most relevant till date.If there is anything like nollywood goddess, the crown would definately go to Genevieve Nnaji.She is regarded as the most successful so far. Others like Ini Edo,Rita Dominic,Monalisa Chinda,Stephanie Okereke,Uche Jombo and Mercy Johnson are also on the A-list.Nse Ikpe Etim,Ebube Nwanbo,Omoni Oboli and a few others are also doing their best. Here we will give you few tips on how you can become a movie star and how to sustain it Talent First you must have the talent.Its the most important tool for you to thrive. Many people love Mercy Johnson and want to be like her. They want to walk and gain attention too just like Kim Kardashian is doing but they forget that these people have got the talent and a flair for it. For instace if yo

CHICAGO: Two Brides And A Baby in Cinema This Week

Multiple award-winning high quality NOLLYWOOD film "Two Brides and a Baby" is now showing in Ice Chatham 14 Cinema on May 1st and May 3rd at 7.30pm. This is a new breed of big-budget Nollywood films not available on DVD or Youtube and is the begining of the Nollywood cinema culture in the USA. Be part of the experience and support Nollywood films. Chicago Location: Ice Chatham 14 210 West 87th Street Chicago, IL 60620 Date: Tuesday May 1st & Thursday May 3rd Time: 7:30pm Daily Tickets: $9.50 General, $7.50 Student Trailer: [1] For other cities schedules - [2] Facebook: [3] AFRO FUSION | ALL BLACK EDITION DJ 3K'S BIRTHDAY BASH Address: 2109 South Wabash Ave. Chicago, IL. Doors Open: 9:00pm - 2:00am SPECIAL DISCOUNT: $10 BEFORE 11:00 PM FOR EVERYONE Free Entry for ladies before 10:30


It is the turn of top nollywood actor Chidi Mokeme to bid farwell to barchelorhood as he says 'i do' to the woman he wants to spend the rest of his life with. The latest update on the wedding of one nollywood's glamour boys,at the time of posting this report is that the couples are yet to arrive for the church service.Findings show that the church service will take place at Our Saviours Church,Lagos Island starting from 3pm.Reception follows at Tafawa Balewa Square. We promise to update you later. Last weekend, gistmaster reported that actress Stephanie Okereke was getting married to Linus Idahosa in Paris.It was big line up of nollywood actresses who came to support one of their own.Few ones, stayed back in Nigeria for one or two reasons.For instance,Rita Dominic stayed back to receive her best actress award at AMAA 2012. Already,some reporters and photographers are waiting anxiously for the guests and when the bride arrives,all eyes will be on her bridal outfit.The d


BYGE a fashion lebel known for her hot new Celebrity-Inspired Range of clothes is set to unveil  her latest collection for 2012. Tagged  REGENERATION, the collection will be shown at a unique fashion show, billed for the 1st May 2012 at the Coral hall, opp mega plaza, idowu martins Victoria Island Lagos. BYGE collections, a fashion label that pre existed for 8years, and has as its creative director and owner OBIJIE ORU, who started her label with one butterfly sewing machine inside a little room in her parents’ house, and has grown to a workforce of 6 permanent staff and 4 contract staff, several young girl apprentices.   BYGE renders services such as wardrobe consulting, bridal wear and accessories, red carpet outfits, made to fit outfits, costume designing, pattern drafting training and most recently shoe designing. Having been in the industry and grown for 8years, BYGE found a need to introduce to the fashion public her dynamic expe

Karen Confirms She is Engaged To...

We have followed with intrigue in the past few days, rumours and gist circulating on the supposed 'Engagement of Ms Karen Igho to a Mystery man' following her tweets on Twitter. Ms Karen Igho has requested that this news statement be made available to the public on the matter. * Ms Igho appreciates the curiosity and goodwill displayed by her fans, critics and friends in the media regarding her affairs; she however prefers to keep details on her 'relationship' intentions away from the public glare until when appropriate. However, to clear the air on the alleged tweets, they were random thoughts from Ms Karen Igho after an admirer and fan proposed to her. Celebrities often experience the same thing; Ms Igho only tweeted about one of such experience randomly. In the meantime, Ms Karen Igho is actively evolving her brand name and business while taking on active roles in Nollywood and other related entertainment initiatives across Africa. Hence, Ms Karen I


Fathia Balogun is a damn good actress and a powerful dresser. Fathia has made name for herself as good actress and one of the head turners at social functions. The 42 year old Fathia Balogun was the cynosure of all eyes as she stepped on the red carpet of


Naturally endowned with a slim figure that many would pay hundreds of thousands of dollars to have,Funmi Iyanda looked fab in  this wondrous full length gown complete with a powerful smile.The TV presenter who cloked 40 some months ago, is


  Powerful boardroom guru, Ms Celine Loader seems to be taking a quick nap here at the African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) in Lagos last weekend as captured by the lense of gistmaster ?. Could it be that she was tired as a result of other activities or was the award boring to her?Well someone told us that she was 'stylishly' taking a phone call and not bored.  Sitted right beside her is one of Nigeria's most successful businessmen, Oba Otudeko, Chairman of Bharti Airtel, Honeywell Group, Pivot Engineering and so on.   Celine is one of Nigeria's most sought after female professionals. She has worked with various multinational companies and she is a consultant with Central Bank of Nigeria .

UTME: Cut Off Marks into Nigerian Universities out on May 21-JAMB

The registrar of JAMB,Professor Disu Ojerinde has revealed that the cut off marks into universities will be out on May 21. The news agency of Nigeria website stated that professor Ojerinde made the statement in his Abuja office while receiving a delegation from Nigerian-Turkish University Nile led by its vice chancellor,Benjamin Kaptanoglu. Once the UTME cut off point is released on May 21,it would kick start admission process into Nigerian universities,polytechnics and colleges of education.

Actor Chidi Mokeme Quits Barchelorhood This Week

Top nollywood actor Chidi Mokeme be his traditional marriage this saturday in the eastern parts of Nigeria.The event comes up the same day that another nollywood star, Stephanie Okereke will be getting married in Paris France. It is a sign that most of the stars would be missing in action at this year's Africa Movie Academy Awards in Lagos. The award comes up on Sunday 22 April 2012. Gistmaster gathered that the Mr.Mokeme's church wedding will however take place in the last weekend in April. Chidi Mokeme,a Will Smith look alike, is known for his bad boy roles in Nigeria movies.In real life,he had been linked to a string of women including an older woman,a very rich and well connected politician,Senator Florence Ita-Giwa.

MTN Supports The Economy With First Of Its Kind Business Grant

In its continued commitment to facilitating the richer life in all its ramifications, MTN unarguably the nation's widest telecommunications network is offering a first of its kind in terms of aid and assistance to start-ups and small businesses. Tagged the MTN Budding Entrepreneur Business Grant, its aim is to see the dreams of still budding businesses come to full bloom and fruition. The grant sum which comes to the tune of 30 million naira will be given to the 3 best ideas at the MTN Leadership seminar which is to take place from the 24th -27th April 2012 in Lagos and Port-Harcourt with the brightest idea of them all also getting a 6 month mentorship program with Dr Farrah Gray - world renowned businessman, investor, philanthropist, author, syndicated columnist, and motivational speaker. MECHANICS · Participation is open to all Registered MTN customers under the age of 40 as at 30/04/12. · To register, participants are required to fill in the application form and

Ghanaian’s finest Ama K. Abebrese eyes AMAA Best Actress Award,Storms Nigeria in Style

One of Ghana's best hands as it concerns movies, Ama K. Abebrese is set to storm Nigeria for the African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) 2012 in style. The award which aims to recognize and honor African movie practitioners who have distinguished themselves in their respective movie industries will hold in Nigeria. The actress has been nominated for the Best Actress in a leading role alongside movie heavyweights like Omotola Jalade Ekeinde, Uche Jombo, Yvonne Okoro, Rita Dominic, Millicent Makheido and Kudzai Sevenzo-Nyarai. Ama has been widely tipped to land this category as her recent works vividly speak for her perhaps, one of the reasons why she features only in high budget movies. Ama K. was in Nigeria last year among the Ghanaian contingent that went for AMAA; she won the award for the best actress in a leading role. Will she win it again this year? Time will tell. She began her career at YCTV (Youth Culture Television) a charity training facility in West London as a youth where

Another Hot From Nadia Buari!

One of the finest faces ever to have made it out of the Gold Coast, Nadia Buari has added another feather to her cap as she gave a good account of herself beyond many people's expectation in a new movie, Heroes and Zeros. Directed by award-winning filmmaker, Niji Akanji, Heroes and Zeros have been described as one of the best works to come out of this part of the world in recent times. According to Niji, Nadia was very professional on set and remains the best of her contemporary that he has ever worked with. ''Nadia was very professional, I was impressed. She delivered on her character like never before. If you ask her, she would tell you that she was challenged beyond limit on the job''. The Takoradie born mulatto screen goddess who is presently in United States was in Lagos months back for 28 days shooting the movie. Heroes and Zeros is the story of the destructive pursuance of Tonia (Nadia Bhuari) by Amos Fele (Bimbo Manuel). Ten years ago, AMOS FELE was a wealth


Chief James Ibori former governor of Delta State was jailed this afternoon in London.In a judgement that many considered as victory to anti-corruption war, Ibori was sentenced to 13 years in prison. Nigeria's ex- international soccer star, John Fashanu proved to be a friend indeed to Ibori as he used the court proceeding to highlight what he considered his good deeds while in government. Ibori was a very influential politician and billionaire before the Economic and Financial Crime Commission accused him of mismanaging the funds of his state.


 The sunny-faced multiple award winning actress, Stephanie Okereke, will be getting married to her heartthrob, PR genius, Linus Idahosa in far-away France, sharing vows in front of family, friends and colleagues. The ceremony which undoubtedly is the most anticipated wedding in the country will hold in a 17th century Parisian Castle reserved for royalties this Saturday, April 21. It is rumoured that the new couple wish for guests to receive a unique kind of ‘touch’ from the experience. The wedding will be a very private affair, celebrating the couple’s love, respect, admiration and appreciation for each other. Arik Air, the official airline for the wedding, is playing a major role. With a chartered flight for select guests from Nigeria to France, Arik has proven to be a true Nigerian brand supporting one of its bests on their special day! Air France, we also hear is throwing its weight behind the couple; providing highly discounted tickets to guests from all over the wor


By Niyi Tabiti AY comedy show retained its reputation as one of the biggest shows in town.It was a sold out event recently as top celebrities and entertainment lovers stormed Eko Hotel, Victoria Island, venue of this year's edition of the AY Live! Here Gistmaster brings you some of the faces at the event.Ini Edo, Monalisa Chinda, Funke Akindele, Ali Baba, Emem Isong,Helen Paul, E-Money,Opa Williams and several top shots in today's entertainment


Someone  asked me questions some days back regarding the rift between Don Jazzy and Dbanj. He said the Nigerian media have helped the Mo Hits crew in making millions of dollars. I agree that the media have been active partners in the hype of the two UK returnees who later became the favourite of music fans within and outside the country. Gistmaster broke the story of their rift when the two decided to go their seperate ways. "Niyi, if i want to believe the latest news in town, Don Jazzy and Dbanj lived in a rented apartment, despite all the millions they have been making from endorsements, performance and albums?"  "They have both moved their things out of the apartment! If the house belonged to the two of them or to one, both would have not moved out. Buying cars and living the life of a superman is good but these guys should check out their American Idols, they buy good houses in the property market.That is even going too far,Don Jazzy and Dbanj should emulate


I originally thought it was the latest Nollywood title a la facebook babes or possibly the public's response to news of another government official stealing from the nation's coffers, so when I clicked on the Hashtag #Ifihad30million during 'faf' time I was pretty much surprised at the responses I was reading. I mean people buying Palm oil factories, proposing to the girl of their dreams and then the funniest of them all- sacking their landlords? To think that people had time for this was besides the point as it is twitter after all and every whim on there is sufficiently entertained. But then it got me thinking too. Even with inflation, sky-high prices and billions having replaced millions as the SI unit by which embezzling is measured, the general conception is 30 million is still enough to transform one's life. Don't get me wrong, 30 million is still a large amount even to me and I really could do with that sort of money right now, not because I n


Empire Mates Entertainment has signed a major deal with Akon's Konvict Music to release and produce Wizkid's album worldwide. The Banky W led record label today announced that paperwork has been signed and that there is now a confirmed joint partnership between EME and Konvict music. Although Wiz is the first beneficiary of the arrangement, the deal also makes provision for EME to launch any of its follow up acts on the same platform According to Banky W who's the chairman of EME "*EME is now Konvicts's official rep in Africa and will run the African arm of Konvict's operation including offices, management, studios, A&R, production and provisions of more artistes to launch under this partnership" * He continues *"Wiz is the first act to be launched under this agreement, but EME will continue to build acts that achieve enough buzz to also launch on the same platform"* Since debuting in 2008, Empire Mates Entertainment has revolutionized a fast


Lifestyle blogger and former fashion editor of City People magazine, Bola Akinboade is getting married today.She runs bebeakinboade.blogspot.As at the time of this posting preparations are already in top gear to host the couple this afternoon by friends and family members to a grand reception in Victoria Island, Lagos. Gistmaster is wishing her all the best


Toyin Lawani Occupation: Stylist, beauty enterprenueur Toyin is one of Nigeria's most talked about fashion stylist. Elegant and always on point, Toyin has made her mark working with top celebrities .She has worked with the likes of actress Mercy Johnson, Stephanie Okereke,Waje,Susan Peters,Nike Oshinowo and others.Several magazine covers speak volume about her


Over the last few weeks, the film has gathered review from New York Times, Al jazeera TV and has also received Five Nominations from the African Movie Academy Awards most especially in the category of Best Nigerian Film. Now everyone is heading over to the cinema in their city to watch since the movie opened on big screen. Box office receipts have been strong and with positive word-of-mouth reports, numbers are set to keep reaching new heights, which is currently over any Hollywood films showing presently at the cinemas. P.S movie is being awarded more cinema slots for the pleasure of movie lovers and brand agencies are clamoring for private screening for their clients. Genesis Cinemas, Shoprite Lekki have 6 showings a day from 10am to 9pm, also showing at Ozone and Silverbird cinemas nationwide; more details on This remarkable feat wouldn't have been achievable without the mammoth support from the Media and most importantly, the ever supportiv


Name: Oluwadamilola Agbajor Claim to Fame:Miss Nigeria 2010 Family: Only Child Education:Student, Mass communication at the University of Lagos State of Origin: Itsekiri, Delta State. Oluwadamilola reign was quiet on the social scene.Her Chaperon was Nikki Adebimpe.She worked with Affordable Medicines facility (AMFM) as an ambassador. She


Award-winning singer, Goldie, has been conferred a UN Youth Ambassador for Peace by the Federal Government. Under this title, Goldie intends to further propagate national and world peace through her music, actions and words. As a UN Ambassador, Goldie will be joining hands with other Ambassadors - home and abroad - in making the world a more peaceful place to live in by getting involved in aid-giving programs in areas of unrest. “I will be representing Nigeria all over the world, in summits, world conferences, united nation meetings, I will also go to places of strife to try and give aid either by philanthropy,


The wedding of award winning Nigerian actress, Stephanie Okereke and city businessman Linus Idahosa is gathering momentum by the day. The actress have been keeping the plans as top guilded secret have not been seen in most high profile functions in town . Uche Olehi reported that some Nigerian stars invited for the wedding in Paris, France have been working towards getting their Schegen visa . The wedding would take place on 21 April 2012.   The actress have refused to answer questions or confirm anything concerning the wedding preparations.   Congrats with love from Gistmaster!


Nigeria rap star,Yertunde Alabi popularly known as Sasha has denied that she is pregnant.A softsell magazine in Nigeria reported last week that the entertainer is pregnant out of wedlock.Sasha who spoke with a reporter from Encomium magazine disclosed that the story of her alleged pregnancy out of wedlock is baseless and totally untrue.   However, keen observers of the entertainment industry believe that the last may not have been heared about the story."You know celebrities are in the habit of denying obvious things" an  industry source told gistmaster . The most recent gist was that of Kefee, a singer who denied that she was getting married but a week later she tied the knot.  By Niyi Tabiti


Yoruba actress Liz Anjorin buried her beloved mother last Friday in Lagos. The after party took place at Agidingbin Grammar School, Ikeja.Trust Nigerian women to storm the ceremony with different latest designs of ankara and lace. Some went


Nigeria's top female rapper, Sasha is reportedly pregnant but no wedding bells yet.The story is part of the exclusives published in this week's edition of Yes magazine. Born Anthonia Yetunde Alabi, the tall and sexy singer


  Whatever is on the mind of the Governor of Lagos State,Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN) as captured by gistmaster in this picture must be a serious matter. It was at the 60th birthday celebration for Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu at Oriental Hotel, Lekki. Fashola is regarded as one of the most efficient governors in Nigeria.


Is it the latest fashion or the new national flag? These were some of the questions on the lips of curious Lagosians yesterday, who woke up to the sight of optical Smartphone readable codes better known as barcodes in different areas of the metropolis. The imposing signs appeared everywhere, from shopping malls to school buildings, from billboards to T-shirts, everyone appeared to be rocking a barcode! The barcodes had a mysteriously simple message written below; ‘Scan me for a new attitude’. According to eyewitnesses who scanned the barcode, they were confronted with yet another mysterious message in neon green. It read, ‘DON’T BLEND IN: BE UNIQUE, FIND OUT HOW ON 05: 04: 12’. Feelers reaching us say that this mysterious new message is coming from telecoms giant Etisalat who are planning to unveil yet another innovative package for Nigerians on April 5. The company remains mum about the issue, but there is clearly a lot of buzz at their numerous offices and headquarters situated


What do you guys think?I bet Mrs. Michelle Obama is looking gorgeous in this dress. If you work out well, you will definately step out hot and sexy like Mrs.Obama!I like