Thursday, July 31, 2014

Performances, Big Wins & Celebrating African Muzik! All the Excitement from AFRIMMA 2014

The highly anticipated African Muzik Magazine Awards held at the prestigious Eisemann Center with a galaxy of African stars gracing the city of Dallas. The event had big African Stars like Flavour, Diamond Platnumz, Togar Howard,Serge Bearnaud, Stanley Enow, Wyre, Alaine, Khuli Chana, 2Face and International superstar T-pain dazzle on the stage with electrifying performances.
Other performers of the night include Kukere master IyanyaKhuli ChanaKceeand more.
Highlights of the evening included Davido getting the award for Artiste of the Year, Flavour winning the Best Traditional Artist and other big wins.
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See the full list of winners and highlights from the event.
AFRIMMA 2014 Winners
Best DJ Africa 2014- Dj Black (Ghana)
Best African DJ USA 2014 – Dj Josh (Kenya)
Best Video of the Year 2014- Flavour (Nigeria)
Best Male East Africa 2014- Diamond (Tanzania)
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Pearl & Adams Ibrahim
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Best Female East Africa 2014- Lady Jaydee (Tanzania)
Best Female West Africa 2014 – Tiwa Savage (Nigeria)
Best Male Central Africa 2014 – Fally Pupa (Congo)
Best Female Central Africa 2014- Gasha ( Cameroon)
Best Male Southern Africa 2014- Khuli Chana (South Africa)
Best African Group 2014- P-square (Nigeria)
Best Male Diaspora 2014- Fuse ODG (Ghana)
Best Female Diaspora 2014- Les Nubians (Cameroon)
Best Female Southern Africa 2014- Zahara (South Africa)
Best Dancehall Artist 2014 – Timaya (Nigeria)
Best Dance in a Video 2014- Iyanya (Lekwa Ukwu) (Nigeria)
Kaffy, Ubi Franklyn & Iyanya
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Best Traditional Artist 2014- Flavour (Nigeria)
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Best Newcomer 2014- Stanley Enow (Cameroon)
Best Video Director 2014- Ogopa Dj’s (Kenya)
Music Producer of the year 2014- Dj Oskido (South Africa)
Best Dance Group 2014- Imagineto (Nigeria)
Best Rap Act 2014- Sarkodie (Ghana)
Best Collaboration 2014- Mafikizolo ft Uhuru (Khona) (South Africa)
Song of the Year 2014- Kcee (Nigeria)
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Artist of the Year 2014- Davido (Nigeria)
Leadership in Music Award 2014- 2face Idibia
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Juliet Ibrahim, Basketmouth & 2Face Idibia
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Legendary Award 2014- Yvonne Chaka Chaka
Transformational Leadership Award 2014- Chief Dr. Godswill Akpabio
More photos from the event
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2Face Idibia
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Back Stage
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At least 24 dead, 271 hurt in Taiwan gas explosions

The death toll is rising in Taiwan in a series of explosions triggered by underground gas leaks in the southern city of Kaohsiung, according to state-run news agency CNA
At least 24 people were killed and another 271 injured when the powerful blasts ripped through the city's sewage system early Friday. Firefighters from neighboring cities rushed to Kaohsiung to help battle the flames, CNA reported.
Among the dead were four firefighters. Another 22 emergency workers were also injured. A senior fire official said an unknown number of people were missing.
Authorities investigated reports of an apparent gas leak in the hours before a series of explosions rocked the city's Cianjhen district.
Fires blazed through the night, but had mostly been contained by Friday morning.
As daylight broke the extent of the damage became clear, with wrecked cars and motorcycles strewn across the cratered streets.
The blasts were powerful. A private car was found on the roof of a three-story building. Two people were blown to the top of a four-story building where emergency workers found them and took them to the hospital.
Schools and offices in the Cianjhen district, as well as the neighboring Lingya District, were closed on Friday to facilitate rescue efforts, Mayor Chen Chu told reporters. Several schools and a cultural center are being used as emergency shelters.
Authorities suspect ethylene, propane or butane in the explosions. There are several petrochemical factories in the region.

The government called up hundreds of soldiers to assist in search and rescue efforts.

Landlady’s children cut tenant’s private part

A young man identified as Yinka Offehin is currently battling for his life at a private hospital in Lagos after the children of his landlady, named Damilola Olaleye & Solomon Olowogbemi, allegedly attacked him cutting off his scrotum, Punch reports

The alleged attack took place at Popoola Street, off Abaranje Road in the Ikotun area of Lagos and was said to have happened as Offehun was sleeping with his family in his room. The tenant was said to have attacked by the landlady's children over a disagreement he had with their mother, who'd asked him to vacate her compound immediately
Narrating what led to the unfortunate incident, Yinka's wife, Bisi Offehin said...continue...
On Thursday morning, around 3am, while we were sleeping, we heard loud bangs on our door. We initially thought they were armed robbers because the house beside ours had recently been robbed. When they entered, we saw they were children of our landlady. They began destroying our electronics and other property. There were two of them. One held a knife in his hand. They took N800, 000. They descended on my husband and he also fought back. In that confusion, my husband shouted and we saw that one of the attackers had cut Yinka’s scrotum. I can’t say what they used to cut off my husband’s scrotum.”
She said even in so much pain, her husband was able to hold on to one of his attackers till dawn, while the other fled the scene.
Offehin, while narrating what led to the attack, said;
 “I was asked to leave the house immediately, but after the intervention of the traditional ruler of the community, I was asked to leave by the end of August. But that decision did not go down well with the children of my landlady and they continued to make trouble with me. I was already planning to leave their house and had even contacted an agent when they attacked me without any provocation. I want the government to fight for me,” he said.
Doctors at the hospital where he is being treated say they have stitched the scrotum but that the wound would take up to three months to heal. Family sources say they have spent over N60,000 for his treatment and that they have been told by doctors that if the wound does not heal, he might have to undergo a surgery.
When contacted, father of the suspects who is a pastor asked that the matter be left for God to decide as both suspects are now in police cell
"I am sorry; I can’t speak with you on this matter. You know the matter is already with the police and those they accused of committing the offence are in the police cell. So, what do you want me to say? I was told they are taking the matter to court. Let’s leave everything to God.” he said
The Lagos state Police spokeswoman who confirmed the incident said both suspects are currently in police custody
"It was around 3am, while the victim was sleeping in his room, that one Solomon Olowogbemi and Damilola Olayeye, the children of his landlady, came in and started fighting with him. In the process, they inflicted injury on him with an unknown object. The skin of his scrotum was partly cut off, thereby exposing one of his testicles. The two suspects have been arrested and detained and the victim taken to a hospital.” she said

Orlando Bloom UFC Legend Offers to Train Actor ... We Can Take Bieber!!

0730_foresst_griffin_orlando_bloom_gettyOrlando Bloom has some serious muscle on his side -- UFC Hall of Famer Forrest Griffin who tells TMZ Sports he wants to TRAIN the actor how to fight so he can take Bieber the next time they face off.

The 35-year-old former Light Heavyweight champ says he watched the footage of Bloom and Bieber going at it in a fancy Ibiza restaurant and says he was unimpressed with Bloom's attack.

"He threw a weak-ass punch!"

But Griffin says he's a fan of Orlando's movies and wants to help ... saying, "He can come to Vegas anytime to train with me. If they ever fight again, I can show him some moves so he can win."

"But I gotta warn Orlando ... I think Floyd Mayweather Jr. is gonna train Bieber -- and that guy's a monster."

Still, Griffin says if the two stars do ever square up, Orlando would have the advantage -- "He's not big, but it looks like he has the reach. Then again, everyone looks big next to Justin Bieber."

Justin to Orlando I Balled Now You Bawl


Justin Bieber has declared Instagram war on Orlando Bloom ... with a pic of the Brit dissolving into tears.

It's Bieber's second Instagram salvo ... hours after Orlando took a swing at him at Cipriani restaurant in Ibiza he posted a sexy pic of Miranda Kerr and then quickly took it down.

Miranda -- the Helen of Troy in this war -- was the trigger for the bar scuffle.  It's clear Orlando felt Justin was banging her while they were still man and wife.

We'd say there's no use crying over Miranda, but then again ...

Orlando Bloom Tries To Punch Justin Bieber — Watch The Fight

On July 29, a video emerged which showed Justin Bieber and Orlando Bloom getting into a little bit of a scuffle at Cipriani restaurant in Ibiza, with sources claiming that Orlando swung his fist at the Biebs. Well, a new video proves that Orlando did just that! Check it out!

Orlando Bloom, 37, is busted — in a new video, he can be seen swinging his fist at Justin Bieber, 20. The first video released of their scuffle at Cipriani in Ibiza on July 29 showed them a little too close to each other — antagonizing each other — and eyewitnesses revealed that Orlando even got a little violent. However, there was no real proof… until now. Watch below!

Orlando Bloom Punches Justin Bieber In New Video — Did His Swing Connect?

Orlando and Justin’s fight was allegedly over their respective exes, Miranda Kerr, 31, and Selena Gomez, 22. Before Orlando got physical, Justin told Orlando “she was good,” referring to his alleged hookup with Miranda, according to Page Six.
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Justin Bieber gets called out by an ex for hooking up with her friends while Selena Gomez is still hurting from their breakup. Starring Chloe...
As an eyewitness previously reported to, “in mid-throw Orlando realized what he was doing and pulled back, making it look awkward and something that didn’t connect.” You can see from the video, obtained by TMZ, that that’s pretty much what happened — we feel fairly confident that Justin would have hit the floor had Orlando’s fist properly connected with Justin’s face.

Orlando Bloom Thinks Justin Bieber ‘Needs To Be Put In His Place’

Not only did Justin reportedly hook up with Orlando’s then-wife in Oct. 2012, butOrlando was seen on a date with Selena in April following one of her many breakups with the Biebs.
When Orlando and Miranda announced their split in late 2013, reports surfaced alleging thatJustin played a part in their breakup, so we can’t really blame Orlando for his anger if the reason for both his split from Miranda and his fight with Justin are true.
Orlando is not a violent person,” a source previously revealed “However, he will not tolerate a person, Justin Bieber included, who doesn’t respect women.” Indeed, if Justin really did say “she was good,” that’s pretty disrespectful!
“He thinks Justin needs to be put in his place andOrlando is well aware that Justin has badmouthed him before,” our source finished.
What do you think, readers? Was fight really about the ladies in their lives? Did Orlando’s fist connect or did he rethink his actions mid-swing? Let us know!