Nollywood Actor Leo Mezie Appreciates Nigerians who stood in for him financially

Actor Leo Mezie who's down with kidney issues and needed funds to go for treatment abroad has left Nigeria and is currently receiving treatment in a London hospital.

The actor sent a big thank you to his colleagues and Nigerians who stood in for him financially:
''Thank You all for Your Help; For the Financial Support and prayers!  I am in London now, all thanks to GOD, Nigerians home and abroad, Nollywood,friends, my kindhearted fans and family. We will never forget the goodness of your hearts. 
May you be blessed with all the graces you so deserved. Thank you for your help and your kindness will forever be remembered and cherished.  I am still on dialysis and I believe that GOD will perfect all in his time Amen!

Signed......#Campaignteam4Nollywood! #leomezie #thankyoulord #thankful #blessings''
See more photos of him in the hospital...

Ubi Franklin & Wife Lilian Esoro Open Restaurant In Lagos


Record label owner, Ubi Franklin and his actress wife, Lilian Esoro-Franklin, are about to launch one of their major investment as a family. The husband announced the completion of a multi-million naira restaurant for his wife in Lagos Island.

The restaurant - TILT TERRACE - will be opening officially on 30th October. See photos:

Nollywood producer Afam Chiazor dies while shooting a movie in Abeokuta


The President of the Guild of Nollywood Cinematographers, Afam Chiazor died on Friday, October 21 after a brief illness. Sources say he died while shooting a movie in Abeokuta, Ogun State. 

He started coughing suddenly while working, and was taken back to the hotel, but the situation got serious and he was rushed to the hospital, where he was eventually confirmed dead.

Top entertainment journalist, Shaibu Husseini, who announced his death on Facebook stated:
"I just sent him a message to wish him a happy birthday only to be called up minutes later that he passed on early this morning. That he started coughing while on location in Abeokuta and was asked to return to the hotel to rest.
"It got worse this morning and when he was taken to the hospital, the Doctors declared him 'DEAD ON ARRIVAL'. Kai! Dis life sef! Good night Prince Afam Chiazor. And you mean you had to die on your birth date? Na wah. Afam matter don enter "late" and "was".

Goodluck Jonathan Shares New Photo, Looking Great


The former President is still abroad keeping up with engagements. You know what, I like this man, even though we feel he messed up as a president, I still have huge respect for him. He is a great man and am sure we missed him in relation to what we are experiencing now.  My thoughts!!!

Actor Kenneth Okonkwo and His Sisters Who Are All Lawyers Spotted In Court


Popular Nollywood actor turned lawyer, Kenneth Okonkwo shared photos of himself and siblings at the Enugu High Court. He wrote:
"It tastes pretty good for lawyers from the same womb to appear on the same side of a case. Glad to be with Anita and Princess my siblings at an Enugu High Court. To God be the glory."

Kidnappers Caught While Trying To Collect Ransom


Operatives of the Anti-Kidnapping Unit of the Rivers State Police Command have smashed a kidnap gang responsible for numerous kidnap cases in Eleme area of the state.

Acting on a tip-off, the operatives were able to arrest Stanley Mgbiri ‘m’, Mkpowu Blessing ‘m’, and Micheal Hope ‘f’, who are serial kidnappers terrorizing the axis. The trio are responsible for the kidnap of a nine (9) year old girl, Miracle John, at Igbo Etche.

The suspects were arrested when they threatened to kidnap one Mr. Osato Nwakaji from Onne. They asked him to pay the sum of N3million into a certain bank account. They threatened to kidnap him as they did to a certain staff of NNPC whom they collected a ransom of N12million from and yet killed the man. 

Rita Dominic, Ramsey Nuoah, Daniel K. Daniel At London Premiere of ’76 [Photos]

On Saturday night in London Rita Dominic, Ramsey Nouah and Daniel K. Daniel lead stars of the movie ‘76 attended the London premiere of the highly anticipated film, which went down at the Hays Market Cinema, as part of the 2016 British Film Institute Festival.

Femi Otedola Loses $1.3Bn, Due To Crash In Oil Prices & Naira Devaluation.

According to Forbes, Oil & Gas mogul Femi Otedola is no longer listed as a billionaire, after his net worth plummeted from $1.8 Billion to $550 Million following a massive drop in the stock price of Forte Oil.

The report says that as at the close of trading on Friday [Oct. 14] Forte Oil’s share price plunged to a one-year low of N145 ($0.44) per share, down from an all-time high of N342 ($1.1) in March this year when FORBES published its annual ranking of the world’s richest people.

Kerry Washington & Nnamdi Asomugha Welcome 2nd Child


Actress Kerry Washington and her Nigerian/American hubby Nnamdi Asomugha have welcomed their second child together.
In Kerry’s usual secret fashion, she kept the baby’s birth a secret for over 10 days and it’s E! News, that’s revealed that the actress gave birth to a baby boy in LA on October 5, 2016.

They have named their son – Caleb Kelechi Asomugha. They also have a daughter named Isabella Amarachi.

Emotional Photos as 21 Chibok Girls Reunite with Parents

The 21 Chibok girls released on Thursday by Boko Haram after over 2 years in captivity have finally reunited with their parents. The Girls who are currently receiving treatment in Abuja, met with their parents for the first time since April 13th, 2014. Tears of joy! More photos...

Read Kirk Franklin’s Emotional Message To His Daughter About Letting Go As She Gets Married

Over the weekend on October 1, the daughter of Gospel superstar’s Kirk Franklin – Carrington tied the knot with her college sweetheart Maxx Nakwaasah in Dallas, Texas.
The gospel superstar who not only walked his 27 year old daughter down the aisle officiated the wedding.
A few minutes before the wedding the hit singer responsible for Gospel music crossovers like Stomp!, took to his Instagram page to pen a super emotional post about letting go of his baby girl as she becomes someone’s wife.
Grab some tissue and read it after the jump.

Powerful Countries blocking Nigeria’s power solution – Finance Minister Adeosun

The Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun, has accused western powers of being a stumbling block to Nigeria’s plan to improve power output through the use of coal. Adeosun said this on Wednesday in Washington during a discussion on the importance of addressing infrastructure gaps in developing countries at the World Bank, International Monetary Fund (IMF) general meetings.

She said that improving power supply was the corner stone of the current administration’s goal towards economic development, yet finding it difficult to get support from western community.

Her words: “We want to build a coal power plant because we are a country blessed with coal, yet we have power problem. So it doesn’t take a genius to workout that it will make sense to build a coal power plant.

Edo Gov-Elect Obaseki Gets Certificate of Return From INEC

The governor-elect of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki and his deputy, Philip Shuaibu were presented with certificates of return today by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in Benin.

Dr Mustafa Muhammed, INEC Commissioner of South-South zone, who personally presented the certificates to the governor-elect and his deputy, promised that INEC would improve the electoral system in conduct of future elections.



NYSC batch B (stream 1 & 11) had their passing out parade today, and one lady stole the show from her colleagues. Kesiena, who served in Anambra state, got a pleasant surprise from her man as he came all the way to propose to her in the presence of other corpers.

Below is how an eyewitness captured the moment:
OMG! He proposed. She said yes! What a memorable way to pass out. #nysc #anambracorper #pop #passout Right here Awka-South LG. This is just amazing.
Her name is Kesiena and I'll be in that place in a minute, that's what the diary like.
We wish them well!

UNILAG Student Who's Rusticated Speaks: My Life In Danger

A 400level student of the University of Lagos, who was rusticated over a Facebook post, Olorunfemi Adeyeye, talks about issues raised by the authorities of the varsity in a statement and his recent arrest on the premises of the university with The Punch's Gbenga Adeniji. Except:

We learnt that you were recently arrested by security operatives on the premises of the University of Lagos. What really happened?

It was a minor issue which was blown out of proportion. I and three of my friends were discussing and moving towards the school. At the small exit gate of the university’s main gate, I was exchanging a contact with one of them from my phone. We were moving at a slow pace and one of the security officers told us not to loiter in an unruly manner. I nodded at him to show my acceptance of his order and also pleaded with him to be patient with us as we were almost through with the contact exchange.

To our surprise, the officer replied by launching into a verbal attack. He called my friend unprintable names. They started exchanging words. The officer manhandled him and this left my friend with a scratch on his body. It later resulted into a heated argument and noticing the gathering of students to the scene, I and my other two friends advised that we should move to the security unit to resolve the matter amicably.

Two Men With Human Bones in Ogun State Got Arrested

                                  Wole and Wasiu
Ogun State Police Command has arrested a man, Wole Oke, 38, and his friend Wasiu Adesina, 30, at Ijebu, Idi-aro area of the state capital, Abeokuta, for being in possession of human parts,Vanguard reports.
They were arrested by policemen attached to Oke Itoku Division, led by the DPO,CSP Abeni Farinre, who were on patrol.
According to Abimbola Oyeyemi, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, the suspects took to their heels with a leather bag on sighting policemen and they were hotly chased and arrested.

Independence: Obama Congratulates Nigeria On Its 56th Anniversary

                                      US Secretary of State John Kerry and Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari shake hands prior to a meeting on the sidelines of the 2016 Nuclear Security Summit at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC, March 31, 2016. / AFP / SAUL LOEB

On behalf of the citizens of the US and its president, the US Secretary of State, John Kerry congratulated Nigeria, in a statement issued by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina.

The statement read: “On behalf of President Obama and the American people, I congratulate the citizens of Nigeria as you celebrate your Independence Day on October 1.

“I recently returned from my third trip to Nigeria as Secretary, and I came away with a strong sense of the nation’s resolve to build a better future. During my trip, I was reminded that many Nigerians are engaged in bringing people together across the divides of culture, religious practices, and ethnicity.

First Ever Photos Of 50 Year Old Janet Jackson & Her Huge Baby Bump Completly Shuts Down Surrogacy Reports!


She’s really pregnant y’all!

When news first broke a couple of months back that 50 year old Janet Jackson was pregnant with her first child, many wondered, “50 & pregnant? Then she must be using a surrogate!”, a conclusion that wasn’t too farfetched taking her age into account.
Since announcement of her pregnancy the pop star who is married to Qatari billionaire Wissam Al-Mana, dropped completely out of the public eye.

And hasn’t been spotted since!

Until today when her & her huge baby bump were spotted visiting a store in London, where her husband has a home. This confirms that Janet is carrying her own child and completely shuts down the surrogacy rumours, even though her older brother – Tito Jackson confirmed she was carrying her own child in an interview back in June.

See more photos after the jump

An eyewitness tells ET that Jackson arrived at the store in a chauffeured black Mercedes along with her bodyguard, her assistant and two others from her entourage. Jackson was greeted by staff, who shut the doors for her visit and seated her at a table to seemingly go over some of their merchandise. According to the eyewitness, she also strolled the store and took an interest in one

Kelly Rowland Is Natural Hair & High Fashion Goals For SCHÖN! Magazine


The highly underrated Kelly Rowland serves very high natural hair goals in a high fashion editorial for SCHÖN! Magazine and is rocking high fashion looks.

In it the former Destiny’s Child member whose career has taken a serious backseat to Beyoncè’s, talks about her new album which she says will see her veering slightly from her R & B roots for a soulful EDM sound which she credits to producer, David Guetta.

In the accompanying interview she said,

I’m so happy I met David [Guetta] because he put EDM in my blood. It’s a part of my freedom when I’m on stage… so it will definitely be a part of the record — abso-f*cking-lutely.

I’ve recorded 45 songs to be completely honest, the challenge for me right now is solidifying like exactly what sound that is, I have three different sounds on the table.

See more photos after the jump

Wife of CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele, Kidnapped

A group of heavily armed kidnappers yesterday abducted Margaret Emefiele, the wife of Nigeria’s Central Bank Governor, Godwin Emefiele.

A source close to Mr. Emefiele told SR that Mrs. Emefiele was kidnapped along the Benin-Agbor Road. The source disclosed that the kidnappers have made contact with their victim’s husband, adding that they were demanding a huge sum in ransom.

Mrs. Emefiele’s kidnap represents one of the most high-profile kidnap cases in 2016.

Blogger Linda Ikeji nominated for Personality Of The Year at the 2016 MTV Africa Music Awards

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Famous blogger Linda Ikeji has been nominated for personality of the year at the 2016 MTV Africa Music Award. The prestigious award (also known as the MAMAs) was established in 2008 by MTV Networks Africa to celebrate the most popular contemporary music in Africa. This is goodnews and we at Sunnygist are so happy for Linda Ikeji and we pray she wins to make us proud. Congratulations Linda.  

See the full list of nominees after the cut...

26-Year Old Man Kills his 4-Year Old Daughter to Spite Ex-Girlfriend


Tarel Felder & his daughter Amyira
This is just so heartbreaking.

A 4-year-old girl was reportedly murdered by her father because he was angry about her mother’s new boyfriend.

According to reports, 26-year old Tarel Felder picked up his daughter, Amyira, from her mom’s house in Louisiana and brought her to his mother’s house in Katy. They had been there for a few days.

His mother told the police that she left to run an errand on Thursday night and came home to find her son dead and her granddaughter wounded. Amyira was rushed by Life Flight to Memorial Hermann Hospital, but doctors couldn’t save her.
On Thursday afternoon, Tarel Felder posted a video on Instagram where he can be head saying that God came and talked to him the night before and it was like nothing he’d ever experienced. He can also be heard beckoning for his daughter who answers in the background. He concludes the video with “I’ve seen it all, you heard me? I’m through with the game. I’m through with it. Done with it. You heard me? Y’all can have her.”
*Please note the video has strong language

Ibinabo Fiberesima stuns in ankara dress for church (Photos)


The actress and former President of the Actors Guild of Nigeria stepped out to church in this lovely dress on sunday. See another after the cut...

Dame Maggie Smith Wins another Emmy Award and responds to Jimmy Kimmel's jokes

Dame Maggie Smith said she was “astonished” to win another Emmy as she issued a playful response to Jimmy Kimmel’s jokes about her repeated failure to attend the awards show.
The 81-year-old actress won her fourth Emmy at the annual star-studded ceremony in Los Angeles on Sunday, where she was rewarded for her role in ITV drama Downton Abbey.
Host Jimmy joked that the award was being left in “lost and found” because the veteran actress had failed to attend the ceremony, which she had also missed in previous years.

After 14 years together, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are divorcing

The actress, 41, filed for divorce from her husband of two years — and partner of 12 — on Monday, according to TMZ.

The Oscar winner cited irreconcilable differences as the reason for their split. But the website reports that Jolie filed for divorce over the way Pitt, 52, was raising the children.

“She was extremely upset with his methods,” sources told TMZ.

We are told there was no alleged "third person", her decision to file was solely over Brad's interaction with their children.

In the legal docs, Jolie requests physical custody of the couple’s six children and is not asking for spousal support.

SHOCKER: This Man Stole A Native Doctor's Wallet & Got The Shock of His Life

A thief who stole a wallet from a native doctor was shocked when the item turned into a dangerous snake in his hands. The guy tried all he could to extricate the reptile from his hand but to no avail, so he had no choice but to go to the owner of the wallet and confessed what he did.

According to Adom Online, the incident left people baffled after they watched as a wallet turned into a deadly cobra in the hands of the thief as a result of "black magic".

It was gathered that the 27-year-old thief identified as Mdu, had snatched the wallet from the owner, not knowing that he was playing with fire as the owner is a known witch doctor. When he tried to open it to see what he got, the wallet turned into a cobra that wrapped itself around his hand.

Meet President Buhari's Official Pilot, Who Flies The NAF 001 Plane


Captain Chinyelu Chizoba Ndibuisi is the lead pilot in the presidential fleet (Nigerian Air Force 001). He is currently in the United States with President Muhammadu Buhari who is participating in the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York. More photos...

Lagos Begins Work On Expensive Cable Car Project

After three years of postponement, work has begun on the $275million Lagos cable car project. In an interview with The Guardian, Lagos state Commissioner for Transportation, Dayo Mobereola, share intricate details of the car project.
“The Lagos cable car project is on course. It is privately driven and the private sector need to get all the permits, on the side of Lagos, we have given them all the necessary permit, they are talking to the federal government to get some level of guarantees and we have assisted them to write to the federal government. They have taken the advantage by starting to build from the Iddo side of Lagos."

Mark Zuckerberg back in Nigeria

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is full of surprises. Barely 48hrs after his exit from Nigeria to Kenya, Mark Zuckerberg is in Nigeria for the Aso Villa Demo Day finals in Abuja where he will be one of the judges.

Pictured with him is Vice President Osinbajo.Aso Villa Demo Day is a programme that aims to promote entrepreneurship, innovation and economic growth through new and emerging technology.

Mark Zuckerberg earlier visited the Presidential Villa, Abuja and met with President Buhari and VP Prof. Yemi Osinbajo donning a sharp looking suit.

Toni Braxton Wows In Sheer White Gown At BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards In Atlanta

Toni Braxton was a true headliner at the BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards in Atlanta on Thursday night.

The singer and songwriter showed up at the event in a stunning sheer white frock that fell to the floor.

The 48-year-old's dress was sleeveless and featured a high collar with embroidered detailing and a nude underslip preserving her modesty.