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CHRISTY ESSIEN IGBOKWE (It's One year today)

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It is exactly a year when Nigeria's most successful Female artist passed away after a brief illness in Lagos, Nigeria can never forget the lady that brought so much joy to us with her acting and music. The family of the late songstress have decided to have a solemn memorial during the Sunday service at the Archbishop Vining Memorial Church Cathedral, Oba Akinjobi Way, G. R. A, Ikeja, Lagos on Sunday - July 1, 2012. She will be remembered forever in our hearts.

PROFILE (CV) OF THE LADY OF SONGS
NAME: Chief Dr (Mrs.) Christy Essien Igbokwe, MFR, FICA
STAGE NAMES: Christy Essien; Akpena; Lady of Songs
DATE OF BIRTH: November 11, 1960
ZODIAC SIGN: Scorpio
PLACE OF BIRTH: Okat, Onna LGA, Akwa Ibom State
FIRST MUSIC OUTING: Now Sound TV Programme on NTA, Aba (1976)
FIRST ACTING OUTING: New Masquerade TV Programme on NTA Aba (1976)
EARLY MUSICAL EFFORTS: At age 7; started dancing with drama groups in schools
MARITAL STATUS: Married at 19 to Chief Edwin Igbokwe (then General Manager of PUNCH newspa…

What really happened on the day DJ Tee stabbed me – Alvin Osungade

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After compressing his thoughts in 140 characters on Twitter yesterday, Tolani Alvin Osungade has gone ahead to write a more explicit recap of what really happened between him and ace music video director, DJ Tee. Here’s the letter he allegedly sent to popular blogger,
My name is Tolani Alvin Osungade, and this is what really happened between Dj Tee and I…… Firstly, the video shoot was suppose to start @ 10am and I was there to support my friend “malcoholic” the owner of the video shoot. He (malcoholic) told to me invite friends (video girls and guys) which I did. The video shoot did not start early because it rained and the location was being cleaned. And due to the fact that the shoot didn’t start on time, people were having refreshments, guys were drinking (including dj tee and his crew). As this was going on, comments were going round that dj tee just insulted some girls I don’t know due to them asking for payment to be in the video and i also heard dj tee was going to call his own…

Lauryn Hill Pleads Guilty to Tax Evasion

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Lauryn Hill recently made a return to music and the former Fugees frontwoman is now facing three years in prison.
According to TMZ, Hill admitted in a court of law to intentionally failing to file several tax returns in the past decade which can lead to jail time and $75,000 in fines.
The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill songstress pled guilty Friday (June 29) to three counts of failure to file tax returns for the years of 2005, 2006 and 2007, during which time she earned more than $1.8 million. When the judge asked Hill if she "intentionally and willingly" failed to file the returns, which is considered a federal crime, she replied, "Yes."
Hill was released on $150,000 bail. Her sentencing hearing is set for November.
In related news, L-Boogie recently penned an open letter to her fans on her Tumblr page in which she explained to her fans why she didn't pay taxes for three years. She wrote:
"I did not deliberately abandon my fans, nor did I deliberately abandon any…

Jay-Z Loses Guinness World Record

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Men lie. Women lie. Numbers don't and the numbers now show that Jay-Z no longer holds the Guinness World Record for the most live concerts performed in 24 hours in different locations.
The Flaming Lips now hold the world record after performing in eight different cities, one more than Jigga.
As a part of "The Hangar Tour," Hova set the record in November of 2006, the same month he dropped Kingdom Come, by performing in seven different cities which were Atlanta, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and Las Vegas, in that specific order.
"History in the making, part 18," Jay stated at 5:58 a.m. in Atlanta, back in 2006, as reported by MTV News. Then after hitting the stage at 6:19 a.m., Hova said to the crowd, "This is a moment in time. It's more than history."
"I'm crazy," Jigga replied, in 2006, when asked by Shaheem Reid, now XXL's Editor-at-Large, why he wanted to complete the remarkable task. "I'm…

Music Director DJ Tee Denies Stabbing Upcoming Act On Set (PHOTOS)

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The top music director claims he didn't stab anyone, contrary to the news making the rounds that he stabbed an extra on set of a video shoot last night. According to his side of the story, the guy in question slapped him after they had an argument on set, and some of his boys who witnessed the assault descended on the guy.  DJ Tee took to twitter this morning to clear the air. See his tweet below:

The extra, who is an up and coming singer himself, according to DJ Tee, smashed a bottle against hard metal above their heads, the bottle shattered and broken pieces cut him and DJ Tee, which was how he supposedly got the injury you see below:
The injured guy, Alvin Osungade, is yet to tell his own side of the story.

The Man Who Donated A Church To President Jonathan's Home-Town Dies Of Depression

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The controversial Church
Domenico Gitto, the owner of Gitto Construzioni Generali Nigeria Limited, the company which donated the controversial Church to Otueke, President Jonathan's home town in Bayelsa, is dead.
Mr. Gitto, died in Nigeria today in yet unclear circumstances.
Sources close to the Italian businessman however say he has been troubled for sometime owing to the huge debt piled up by his company in Nigerian banks.

"The company has been having legal battles with many Nigerian banks over failed debts it owes," a source said.

Union bank, said to be the largest creditor of Gitto is owed N10billion naira and is reported to have seized some of the company's heavy equipment it uses for construction. 

Gitto is also said to owe Diamond bank N6billion naira, a matter which has led the bank taking the company to court.

A third bank, FCMB, had written to the Federal Ministry of Works asking that all money to be paid Gitto by the ministry be paid to the bank, over a N5billion…

Pastor Runs Mad While Praying For Mad Man

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PEOPLE living at Oke-Ado area of Ibadan, Oyo State, as well as shop owners and automobile dealers along Molete road in the town, on Thursday, watched a drama involving a pastor and a mad man.
The pastor, whose name is Timothy, according to an eyewitness, got to Ososami junctions of Oke-Ado around 5.20 p.m and went to meet the mentally-deranged man, popularly known as Tunde, who was sitting in front of a building in the area.

According to Semiu, a shop owner around the spot of the incident, the pastor began to read the Bible on sighting the mad man, while he moved closer to him and laid the hand on his head.
“At a point, there was a hot argument between the duo, which made the pastor to raise his voice as he was offering a deliverance prayer for Tunde, the mad man. The hot prayer lasted for over 15 minutes before another strange drama began,” Semiu told the Nigerian Tribune.
Speaking further, another witness, an okada rider, said at a point, the mad man removed the pastor’s hand from his h…

Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes split after five years

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LOS ANGELES — Fairytale Hollywood couple Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes announced they were calling it quits after five years of marriage, ending an unexpected love story dogged by tabloid rumors.
"Kate has filed for divorce and Tom is deeply saddened and is concentrating on his three children," Amanda Lundberg, Cruise's representative, told AFP on Friday. "Please allow them their privacy to work this out."
"This is a personal and private matter for Katie and her family," said Jonathan Wolfe, the attorney representing Holmes. "Katie's primary concern remains, as it always has been, her daughter's best interest."
Cruise, who turns 50 on Tuesday, wed Holmes, 33, in a storybook Italian castle in November 2006 after declaring his love for the former "Dawson's Creek" star live on "Oprah" -- famously hopping on a couch in the studio.
It was Holmes's first marriage and Cruise's third. They have a six-year-old daught…

Top DJs For Jimmy’s Jump Off

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On 1 July, all roads will lead to Get Arena, Lekki, Lagos, as iconic DJ, Jimmy Jatt will be hosting his popular annual show, Jimmy’s Jump Off for the third year.
This year’s edition of the popular gig is planned to be bigger and better with loads of surprises and performances by top Nigerian artistes and top flight DJs from radio, club and concert circuits.
The heavy weight list of DJs on the bill include; DJ Waxxy, DJ Xclusive, DJ Neptune, DJ Humility, DJ Spinall, DJ Caise, DJ Sose, DJ Tony Blaze, DJ Xgee, DJ Snoop da Damager and DJ Big N.
Jimmy’s Jump Off is the platform on which Jimmy Jatt brings top performers together to offer eclectic and undiluted fun to his fans and fun lovers. The show has come to feature prominently in annual entertainment calendar in the country and has gathered cult-like following within and outside of the country.

Send down the rain crooner, Majek Fashek gets N15m record deal

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