Tuesday, 31 December 2013

VIDEO: MAJEK FASHEK live on The David Letterman show in 1992

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Do you remember the Nigerian superstar musician Majek Fashek from the 80's of 'Send Down The Rain' fame? Watch him in this video performing live in 1992 on The David Letterman Show.

Monday, 30 December 2013

VIDEO: Mystery healing lake in Nigeria! Hmmm...


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Thousands of Nigerians flock to this mystery lake in Eastern Nigerian which many claim has healing powers. This sudden pilgrimage to the lake site started last month (Nov 2013) after an underwater explosion in the lake.  Some have since claimed to have been miraculously healed thereafter after baths in the lake. Watch this news report ...

Sunday, 22 December 2013

VIDEO/PHOTO: Nigerian Man Abiola Ogungbenle Witnessed His First Snowfall... And His Reaction Goes Viral



In August 2013, Abiola Ogungbenle, 25, moved from Nigeria to Hanover, Pa. U.S.A,  to be with his wife, and has been anxiously awaiting his first winter snowfall ever since.
 
On December 8, Joseph Fryer, Ogungbenle's housemate and owner of photography business, The Digital Lightbox, was on his way outside to take pictures when he saw the Nigerian native completely overwhelmed with joy. Watch video for more...

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

VIDEO: Touching flash mob tribute to Mandela goes viral ...


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Johannesburg - It was just a normal Saturday morning in a Woolworths store in Parkview. South Africans were still recovering from the sad news of Nelson Mandela’s passing on 5 December. Then a little magic happened in the aisles of the popular food and clothing store that touched everyone's heart. A flash mob by the Soweto Gospel Choir paid tribute to South Africa’s hero. The results were touching and truly inspiring. Source - Ch24

Sunday, 1 December 2013

VIDEO: Ghana Airways plane turned into restaurant - an idea Africa can emulate!


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Watch video above and see how an old decommissioned Ghana Airways aircraft has been turned into a 118-seat restaurant at the Kotoka International Airport in Accra serving both local and international cuisine to travelers at airport. I remember seeing not too long ago old Nigeria Airways planes (Airbuses) lying 'broken' at the local wing of the Murtala Mohammed Airport. This is an idea FAAN and other African airport authorities can emulate.  Nice!!

Thursday, 21 November 2013

VIDEO: Check out this master video mix session by DJ WHATEVA titled Khona Khona..


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Check out this video master mix session titled Khona Khona by Dj Whateva. Nice!!! Click HERE to follow Dj Whateva on facebook and HERE for twitter.

DJ WHATEVA

Sunday, 10 November 2013

WATCH & JUDGE: Is this In-Flight Safety Video by Virgin America the best ever made?


Virgin America has just launched a new safety video, and it’s set entirely to music. It’s great to see a brand put effort into making something that is necessary, but typically boring, actually entertaining. Whether you approve of the video or not one thing’s for certain, this is sure to get people to watch. Let me know what you think in the comments below.

Thursday, 3 October 2013

Dis Fri/4: NIGERIA Independence Jam with DJ's ABASS, Jerry & Whateva at Mama Calabar!!!!


This Fri/4th: Catch me (DJ ABASS) this Friday night alongside Deejay Jerry & Dj Kunle-whateva Yusuf in a Nigerian Independence Special at Mama Calabar, 2-4 Empire Way, Wembley, HA9 0XA from 8pm. Plenty giveaways for y'all courtesy of event sponsors Western Union. Admission - FREE. See you there!!!

 

Saturday, 28 September 2013

DJA's photo diary - SOCIAL MEDIA WEEK LAGOS in LONDON

(L-R) Chioma Chuka, Obi Asika, Digger Elias, Ike Onuorah, Alexander Amosu, Ropo Akin & Dj Abass
London hosted Social Media Week Lagos yesterday at Ravensbourne UK. The day long event which was tagged 'Africa - Open and Connected, a day of conversation and networking curated by Social Media Week Lagos', featured 5 panels of speakers talking about how social media affects all spheres of human activity in Africa. Yours truly was a panelist on How Social Media Is Driving Entertainment in Africa alongside moderator Chioma Chuka, Obi Asika (Co founder - Social Media week Lagos), Digger Elias, Ike Onuorah, Alexander Amosu and Ropo Akin. Click HERE for more info and more pics after cut..

Sunday, 15 September 2013

Thursday, 5 September 2013

Monday, 2 September 2013

Photos & Winners from NIGERIA ENTERTAINMENT AWARDS 2013 (NEA 2013 - New York)


EVENT: 
NIGERIA ENTERTAINMENT AWARDS 2013

DATE: Sunday, 1st, Sept, 2013

VENUE: NYU Skirball Performing Art Center, New York City, USA.

PHOTOS by Michael Tubes
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WINNERS:

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Check out photos from THE NIGERIAN CORNER at The Notting Hill Carnival 2013

The 2013 edition of the Nigerian Corner at the Notting Hill Carnival lived up to the tag that describes it as the largest gathering of Nigerians in the UK. Thousands thronged the Adela Street West London location to savour the very best of Nigerian food, drinks, dance, music and live performances by Nigerian acts. Acts that performed include Tillaman, Nikki Laoye, Breis, African Boy, Moelogo, Dizzy VC, Honey B and many more. 

Some of the invited celebrities in attendance at the Nigerian Corner this year were Mavin Records Dr Sid, Alex Amosu, Dayo 'D1' Adeneye, Teju Babyface, Ayo Shonaiya, Wale Gates, Naeto C, Alariwo of Africa, Eddie Kadi and a host of others. The event which was sponsored by Western Union was hosted by DJ Abass & Gbenga Adeyinka and produced by RMG and G.I Roadshow

Check out more pics after cut ...

Thursday, 15 August 2013

Thurs/22/Aug: NIGERIAN DJS UK GREEN & WHITE INDUSTRY PARTY 2013


EVENT: 
NIGERIAN DJS UK GREEN & WHITE INDUSTRY PARTY 2013

DATE: 
Thursday, 22nd, August, 2013

VENUE: 
OJ's SOUL BAR, 885 High Road. 
Leytonstone, London E11 1HR

TIME: From 9pm

ADMISSION: By invitation Only

FOR INVITES: 
Pls call 07908019212 or 
www.nigeriandjsuk.com

Monday, 12 August 2013

NIGERIAN CORNER @Notting Hill Carnival 2013 - All You Need To Know....


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EVENT: THE NIGERIAN CORNER at The Notting Hill Carnival 2013

DATE: Monday / 26th / August

HOSTS: DJ ABASS & Gbenga Adeyinka The 1st

Sunday, 11 August 2013

The inspirational story of Richard Parker.


How do you get through everyday? Pls check out Richard Parker's story. A true inspiration. Have a super sunday!!

Forthcoming event


Monday, 5 August 2013

Photos from The Arts & Fashion Banquet at The Dorchester, London hosted by AFWL

NADIA BUARI
Screen diva NADIA BUARI was one of many personalities that attended The African Arts & Fashion Banquet at The Dorchester, London hosted by Africa Fashion Week London. It was a classy round up event of the hugely successful 3-day African Fashion Week London 2013. More picture after the cut...

Thursday, 11 July 2013

FRI/23/AUG: Julius Agwu’s CRACK YA RIBS at The IndigO2



FRI/23/AUG: (Carnival weekend)
Julius Agwu’s CRACK YA RIBS at The IndigO2

FEATURING:
Eddie Kadi, Bovi, Akpororo, Senator, 
Funny Bone, Daniel D' humorous... + MANY MORE
& Live performance by KCEE (Mr Limpopo)

VENUE: 
 IndigO2, Millennium Way, Greenwich, SE10 0DX

TIME: 6pm – 11pm

TICKETS: From £25

Tickets & INFO 
Txt/Call: 0756333560, 07940048407, 07932232528   

BB PIN : 2218CE2A

Sunday, 16 June 2013

GHANA win African Nations Cup UK 2013 sponsored by Western Union (Photos)



Team Ghana won the 5th edition of the African Nations Cup UK yesterday by beating Team Sierra Leone 1-0 in a fiercely contested final at West ham United Stadium. Ghana picked up the trophy for the first time and also received a winners cheque of £1,000 courtesy of event official sponsors Western Union.

In the 3rd placed match played earlier, Team Nigeria beat Morocco 1-0 to pick up the bronze medal.
More photos after cut..

Monday, 3 June 2013

Results Update - AFRICAN NATIONS CUP UK 2013 sponsored by WESTERN UNION

AFRICAN NATIONS CUP UK 2013 sponsored by WESTERN UNION - UPDATE

GROUP A Results

Nigeria 4-0 South Africa
Zanzibar 1-4 Somalia
Nigeria 3-1 Tanzania
South Africa 2-3 Zanzibar
Somalia 7-1 Tanzania
Nigeria 1-0 Zanzibar
South Africa 2-3 Somalia
Zanzibar 1-5 Tanzania
Nigeria 4-0 Somalia
South Africa 2-3 Tanzania

Group A Winner - NIGERIA
Group B Runner Up - SOMALIA
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Monday, 27 May 2013

Photos from AFCAR THE GAME & Family Fun Day Out 2013

TEAM AFRICA
AFCAR THE GAME was indeed was a wonderful event as African and Caribbean communities in the UK met up in a one-of-its-kind affair at Brentford FC, London yesterday. The big celebrity charity football match and family fun day out organised by the Sodje Sports Foundation and Jason Roberts Foundation lived up to the pre-event hype as it featured top celebrities like Jay Jay Okocha, Chucky Venn, Segun Odegbami, Maxi Priest, Sunday Oliseh and many more.

The event which started at noon featured many games for kids, the best of African and Caribbean cuisine, an Africa vs Caribbean dance off with music by Dj's Abass, Edu and Daddy Ernie, and the big football match. The game ended 1-1 at full time and Team Caribbean won the penalty shoot out!

TEAM CARIBBEAN

 More pics after the cut...

Saturday, 25 May 2013

Meet British Nigerian Benjamin Odeje, the first black England player (VIDEO)




Amid all the recent furore about what defines a Bristish Nigerian (or not), the English FA recently confirmed Nigerian-born Benjamin Odeje was the first black footballer to represent England. Read full story HERE

Sunday, 19 May 2013

Saturday Night Step Out with DJ ABASS - April Edition (Photos)


 More pics after the cut..

Abstract painting sells for $43m in NY. For this painting? Say wetin??

A painting by New York abstract artist Barnett Newman sold for a record $43.8 million at Sotheby's last night. Onement Vi, a 8.5ft by 10ft dark blue canvas with Newman's distinctive 'zip' running through the centre, was painted in 1953.  It is the last of six pieces the artist created for his Onement series. Four of the oil on canvas paintings are now owned by museums.





Say wetin!!!! For a canvas with blue background and one line running all the way down.
I tire!!

Saturday, 18 May 2013

FELA KUTI TRIBUTE CONCERT, London - My Report

Oyibo horn section with 4 guys and a 'lady'.
 I had such a great time at the #SoldOut Fela Kuti Tribute concert yesterday. EVERYBODY was in the building - Tony Allen, Ginger Baker, Keziah Jones, Breis, TY, Blak Twang, Ricky Stein, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Bumi Thomas and the official choir master Dele Sosimi & The Afrobeat Ochestra!!! Backstage was literally blazing too! Super show!! I heard the Paris edition held last thursday which featured Seun Kuti was equally splendid. Check out the oyibo horn section with 4 guys and a 'lady'. Afrobeat - a truly global sound...and big thanx to Ilka Ilkamedia - We've got to talk soon o! Everybody say YEAH YEAH!!!!
More pics after cut..

Thursday, 16 May 2013

Photos from Just Joking with WALE GATES Comedy Show, London

Full cast of the 2013 Just Joking with Wale Gates - (L-R) D3 Dancer, President Obonjo, Ebenezer, Wale Gates, Akpos, Jedi, Onyeka, Adot Comedian, Feso, D3 dancer, Eddie Kadi, D3 Dancer & Teju Babyface 


The Catford Broadway Theatre, London was the venue for this year’s edition of the comedy series ‘Just Joking with Wale Gates. It featured top comic acts Eddie Kadi, Jedi, Teju Babyfce, President Obonjo, Adot Comedian and show host Wale Gates. The event which held last Sunday will be debuting in some European cities later in the year. Check out photos from the show



More pics after cut..


Saturday, 11 May 2013

NOLLYWOOD MOVIES AWARDS (NMA’s) 2013 EDITION - Call for Submission


NOLLYWOOD MOVIES AWARDS (NMA’s) 2013 EDITION -
 Call for Submission

The Nollywood Movies Award’s (NMA’S) is now open for entries for the 2013 edition 
which will be held on the 7th September 2013. This year a new category 
(Best short movie) has also been added.

SUBMISSION PROCESS:

Step 1: To fill submission form, Click HERE

Step 2: Deliver movies in hard drive or DVD’s to: 
SW1 MEDIA, 18 Esomo Close, Ikeja, Lagos.

The deadline for submissions is the 7th June 2013 and nominations 
will be announced in JULY 2013.

SUBMISSION CRITERIA:
Please note that only English and Nigerian Indigenous Language movies produced, 
released or premiered between January 1st 2012 and January 31st 2013 will be eligible for consideration. Submitted movies should not exceed 180 minutes and/or should be in a maximum of four parts. Short movies should not exceed 40 minutes.

Final decisions will be at the discretion of the nominations panel.

This year, in addition to our regular awards, we will also be 
accepting entries for Best Short Movie.

For full submission details, Click HERE

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

VIDEO: As Bollywood turns 100, NOLLYWOOD says watch out!!! - An Aljazeera Special

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The fast-paced, high-turnover industry of Nollywood is revolutionising the movie-making model, and all without foreign aid or government subsidies. Nigerians are telling their own stories and making movies their way. So, what has this meant for the Nigerian people? Watch this Aljazeera special on Nollywood.

Saturday, 4 May 2013

VIDEO: Locals refuse to return £1M stolen cash discarded by thieves

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Locals refuse to return £1M stolen cash discarded by thieves in a botched robbery in a Belgian town. What would you do?

Monday, 29 April 2013

Fri/17/May: Tribute concert for FELA KUTI - Saluting The President (London)

EVENT: 
Saluting The Black President (FELA KUTI Tribute Concert)

DATE: 
Friday, 17th, May, 2013  

FEATURING:
GingerBAKER, TonyALLEN, KeziahJONES, DeleSOSIMI's Afrobeat Ochestra, BlakTWANG, AfrikanBOY, Breis, TY, ShingaiSHONIWA, TerriWALKER + Special Guests

Robin Van Persie attempts to enter 'HOME' dressing room at the Emirates...


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Robin van Persie was left red-faced on his first return to the Emirates Stadium after attempting to walk into the HOME dressing room. He made the error before the Premier League clash b/w Arsenal and Man-U in which he started.I think he can be excused after spending 8years with the Gunners! Abi?!

Saturday, 27 April 2013

New Music: WEIRD MC drops Fiesta & Ijoya Rmx - Listen, DL & Share

Two brand new bangers from WEIRD MC titled Fiesta & Ijoya (Remix) ft Young-D. 
Listen, Download and share.

Friday, 26 April 2013

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

2013 TIME 100 GALA - Omotola, Rihanna, Tyra Banks & others shine on the Red carpet (Video)

The annual TIME100 Gala had a sizzling red carpet that also included nollywood diva Omotola alongside Tyra Banks, Rihanna, and many more. Check out Omotola's interview in the video below.

Sunday, 21 April 2013

CEO Dancers - From Oliver Twist video to Britains Got Talent...

DBANJ with CEO Dancers
Meet the CEO Dancers who featured in Dbanj's Oliver Twist video. They brought the house down at yesterday's edition of Britains Got Talent (watch video here below). This pix was taken at the video shoot for Oliver Twist. They'll be performing at the 'Destination Africa Concert' on Sun/28/Apr in London. Click HERE for details

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Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Fri/19-Sun/21/Apr: Ola Rotimi's OUR HUSBAND HAS GONE MAD AGAIN (Stage Play - London)

EVENT: 
Ola Rotimi's
OUR HUSBAND HAS GONE MAD AGAIN
(Stage Play)
DATE / TIME:
Fri/19/Apr - 7.30pm
Sat/20/Apr - 3pm & 7.30pm
Sun/21/Apr - 3pm & 7.30pm

VENUE: The Broadway Theatre, Broadway, Barking IG11 7LS

TICKETS: £12, £6 (children under 12)

TICKET HOTLINE / Box Office: 020 8507 5607
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CAST: JULIE HEWLETT, FUNKE ADELEKE, LOOKMAN SANUSI,
ANTHONY OFOEGBU, BIDEMI ALARAN, MOJI BAMTEFA,
PRINCESS 'DEUN ADEDOYIN-SOLARIN, SEGUN OGUNFIDODO,
AND MANY MORE!!

Directed by Lookman Sanusi
Produced by Jo Melville.
OFFICIAL TVC

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Meet TAIYE SELASI - a writer and photographer, born in London, raised in the USA and of Nigerian/Ghanaian roots

Meet TAIYE SELASI, the 32-yer-old novelist praised by Salman Rushdie for her nover Ghana Must Go and on this year's Waterstones 11 list for first-time authors. She gave a reading last night at Watersones in the city of London. She ws watched by her mother Juliette, a pediatrician who works for a Bill Gates's clinics in Ghana.

"You'll find a musicality in the writing," said Taiye. "Every day my mother would give us something different to listen to. So there are different paces in the writing, allegro and so on."

Taiye Selasi is a writer and photographer of Nigerian and Ghanaian origin.

Source - The Evening Standard

Sunday, 7 April 2013

AFRICAN CREATIVE INDUSTRIES INVESTMENT SUMMIT (London) - Wed/10/April


EVENT
AFRICAN CREATIVE INDUSTRIES 
INVESTMENT SUMMIT

DATE
Wednesday, 10th, April, 2013

VENUE
The Africa Centre
38 King St, Covent Garden
London, WC2E 8JT

TIME
8AM - 5.30PM

SPEAKERS
Obi Asika, Sinem Bilen-Onabanjo, Dr Nicola Searle, 
Magali Marcus, Omar Ben Yedder, Nzube Ufodike, 
Ike Onuorah, patrick Campbell

Tickets/Registration
In Advance - £95
On the door - £125
(This includes coffee and lunch breaks) 

Event Programme

INFO / SPONSORSHIP
Nzube: 078 3014 3489, Sandy: 079 5181 7081


If you are interested in opportunities in the Creative Industries in Africa including advertising, arts, broadcasting, fashion, film, music, and publishing, this event is for you.



Reebok under pressure to drop Rick Ross as women rights group storm it's NY office


Hundreds of protesters  from women rights groups stormed the New York headquaters of Reebok protesting Rick Ross' lyrics in his song U.O.E.N.O. which glorifies date rape. As women's group petitions sponsor Reebok to drop American rapper, he says: 'I just wanted to reach out to all the sexy ladies'
Watch video after cut..

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Movie Alert - RENDER TO CAESAR (Trailer) - A film to look out for..

RENDER TO CAESAR - Trailer
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From the stable of Mighty Man Entertainment comes RENDER TO CAESAR - Directed by Lucky Ejim and produced by Desmond Ovbiagele.

Cyclist apologises for pinching flower girl's bum on the podium (photo & video)

Cyclist Peter Sagan (L) pinching flower girl's bum
Cyclist Peter Sagan apologized after being criticized for pinching the rear of a girl on the podium following his second-place finish in the Tour of Flanders in Belgium on Sunday. Sagan finished second to winner Fabian Cancellara, who received a peck on the cheek from the trophy ladies after the race. That’s when Sagan reached over to pinch blond “podium girl” Maya.

After the photograph was publicized, Sagan began receiving criticism. “Shame that Peter Sagan has so much class on a bike and so very little off it,” cyclist Michael Hutchinson wrote while linking to a photo of the pinch.

Sagan, a 23-year-old from Slovakia subsequently apologized via twitter and youtube. Source - LB Sports

 Watch video below..

Monday, 1 April 2013

Photos from DJ's ABASS & Shola-B's Saturday Night Step Out - Feb 2013

Finally, photos from the February Edition of Saturday Night Step Out are out!! Next Edition - Sat/27/April/2013. Also watch out for photos from my Easter Sunday event.
 More photos after cut...

Sunday, 24 March 2013

Super Eagle Godfrey Oboabona on trial at Arsenal

22 year old Nigeria International Godfrey Oboabona has been handed a trial at Arsenal football club. The £1m-rated centre-back who has won 18 caps for his country plays for the Sunshine Stars in Nigeria. He was also a member of the victorious Super Eagles team at the recently concluded Africa Nations Cup tournament in South Afric. Read more HERE

Thursday, 21 March 2013

Screening Times for A.C.E Movies this weekend (Fri22 - Sun/24)

SCREENING TIMES FOR A.C.E MOVIES This Weekend

FRI/22/MAR
Contract - 7.15pm
2 Brides And A Baby - 9.15pm

SAT/23
Phone Swap - 7.15pm
Contract - 9.15pm

SUN/24
2 Brides And A Baby - 7.15pm
Contract - 9.15pm

VIEWING CINEMAS
SHOWCASE CINEMA, Jenkins Lane, Barking, Essex, IG11 0AD
PECKHAM PLEX, 95A Rye Lane, Peckham, London, SE15 4ST 
 
TICKETS
£10
Tickets will be available for sale at the cinemas. 

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