Saturday, 22 April 2017
Gifty, in a post on Snapchat, tried to explain her heritage. According to her; her mother is Liberian and Igbo, while her father is Arabian and British. The controversial BBN candidate also claims to have grown up in Ghana and speaks their language.
Saturday, 8 April 2017
Big Brother Naija is going to conclude tomorrow. During its course two Igbo born contestants graced the reality show. First is Uriel. The 29-year-old stepped into the house first. She is a singer and a hair stylist from Imo State. She was born in England. one of her most popular tracks is Nwoke Oma which was released in year 2015. Uriel is a cousin of Charly Boy, the 'area father'.
Second is Gifty. Gifty Onyinyechukwu Ajumobi (born October, 27, 1993) popularly known as Gifty, is a Nigerian actress, model and reality TV shows star. She hails from Anambra state. Gifty who was undoubtedly one of the most controversial housemates in Big Brother Naija 2017 was evicted on Sunday, February, 19, 2017 after a month in the Big Brother House.
Wednesday, 1 March 2017
Friday, 24 February 2017
Today, we shall be looking at a list of top 10 Igbo billionaires in 2015. This list will be restricted to entrepreneurs only. Politicians and individuals whose source of wealth cannot be traced are excluded from this list.
We compiled this list based on the following criteria:
- By the value of their shares held in quoted companies.
- The size and market share of their companies
- The number of companies they own and its estimated value
- The market value of their company’s brand
- The impact of their companies on the Nigerian economy
TIME magazine has recognised Nigerian-born American blogger Angie Nwandu, among the 30 most influential people on the Internet.
The 25-year-old who is behind the celebrity gossip site, “The Shade Room’” (TSR) came 20th, ahead of Kim Kardashian, Drake, Tess Holiday, Peter Bouckart, among others. According to time:
According to the international magazine, Nwandu, within two years, transformed TSR, an Instagram account and blog, to a flourishing media empire.
“As more and more of our own daily interactions happen online, so, too, does celebrity drama. And Nwandu, 25, has made it her business to capture it.
“Two years ago, she started TSR an Instagram account and blog that aims to be like Page Six for celebrities on social media: a chronicle of who likes whose posts, who comments on whose photos, and who starts following (or better yet, unfollowing) each other.
“Since then, TSR has become a burgeoning media empire, replete with its own tipsters, staff (there are now four full-time employees), and advertisers—all of whom serve an audience of 3.9 million. And counting’” the magazine said.
Wednesday, 22 February 2017
Legendary actor, Pete Edochie, has said African leaders are full of deceit and as such, smaller gods should be used to swear them into office rather than the Bible.
The actor, who is currently in Ghana made this known when he paid a courtesy visit to Ghana’s former President, Jerry John Rawlings.
The ace actor said, “State officials who swear with the Bible become more corrupt when they are in office.
“God forgives easily, so these officials do not take the oath serious whenever they hold the Bible to swear.
“But the smaller gods are not merciful like the Almighty God who created heaven and earth.
Veteran actor, Pete Edochie has submitted that the Igbo people of Nigeria no longer show a sense of pride about their language. Edochie, who is renowned for playing Okonkwo in the adaptation of Chinua Achebe's "Things Fall Apart" novel disclosed this in an interview with Ugwumba Television.
The actor thinks the low patronage of the Igbo language by its natives may lead to its extinction.
“Igbos are no longer proudly speaking their language, if you ask somebody a question in Igbo they will reply with English and English don’t even suit their mouth. If we keep running away from our language it will die.”
According to Edochie, he has tried to promote his language whenever he gets the opportunity despite being trained in English like many.
Thursday, 16 February 2017
Wednesday, 15 February 2017
Who is the greatest Igbo rapper of all times? This is the question on everybody's lips. According to Nobleking on Nairaland the honour goes like this:
1. Nigga Raw
2. Slow Dogg
Criteria are as follows:
- influence on the country through music in terms of making other tribes speak and mimic igbo, Igbo slangs and Igbo culture
- creating banging hits with about 85% of the song in Igbo
- always imbibes ignore in his songs no matter how little it appears.