Tuesday, February 12, 2013

FUN (band)



Fun  is an American alternative rock band based in New York City that was formed by Nate Ruess, formerly of The Format. After the 2008 breakup of The Format, Ruess formed Fun with Andrew Dost and Jack Antonoff of Anathallo and Steel Train respectively.Fun has released two albums: their debut Aim and Ignite in 2009 and their latest Some Nights in February 2012.

The band is best known for its hit single "We Are Young" featuring Janelle Monáe. "We Are Young" reached number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and Digital Songs charts, becoming the first alternative song to top the Billboard Hot 100 chart since Coldplay's "Viva la Vida" in 2008. It also peaked at number one on the UK Singles Chart.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Chris Brown and Rihanna smoke a joint at Grammys after party

Chris and Rihanna were photographed by a TMZ paparazzi smoking what appeared to be weed at a Grammy Awards after party in LA. They found love in a hopeless place..:-)

Iyanya & Yvonne Nelson cover February issue of Complete Fashion

Too much hotness!!!

Actress Nadia Buari shows off bikini body

The 30 year old Ghanaian actress shared the photo on her Instagram page. Nice body. Love the bikini! Repping Ghana!

What is wrong with this photo?

Iyanya just posted this topless photo of himself sitting on his bed on Instagram. There's make-up, there's money...but there's something else there. Do you guys see it? Iyanya will not kill somebody! Lol.

Valentines day dinner with Alibaba, Onyeka Onwenu,Timi Dakolo, 2face & Omawumi,

Ribbons and Roses Presents  Conversations in G- Strings. February 14th, 2013. Banquet Hall Eko Hotel & Suites. Tickets for Couples: N50,000.00, N75,000.00 and N100,000.00
All tickets include dinner and drinks: Table Tickets: N500,000.00 and N1,000,000.00.
Tickets sold at Naijaticketshop outlets. Eko Hotel. Dominos Pizza (VI and Lekki). Coldstone Creamery (VI and Lekki). Silverbird Cinemas (VI and Ikeja). Ozone Cinemas. For table bookings: 08034957006

Miss Lacasera 2011 loses elder sister in horrific car crash

Miss Lacasera 2011, Nwando Ebeledike (left) lost her elder sister, Chisom Ebeledike (right) in a horrific car crash in the wee hours of Saturday February 2nd around Lekki, Lagos.

24 year old Chisom was driving alone in her Honda Element after leaving a bar early that morning when she lost control of her car. The element somersaulted several times before crashing into an electric pole. The car was totaled and Chisom died instantly. Her car was later towed from the scene of the accident to a police station, while her body was taken to the mortuary. She has since been buried.

Chisom used to live in the UK before relocating to Nigeria a few years back. So sad! May her soul rest in peace...amen.

Beyonce covers March issue of Vogue magazine

In her recent interview with Vogue, Beyonce admits she doesn't read comment sections on websites to avoid getting her feelings hurt...

From Vogue Magazine
Beyoncé cannot insulate herself from every crazy and idle rumor. When she encounters a story about herself on the Internet, she reads only the story. She stops there. She doesn’t let herself scroll down into the comments sections, which have a tendency to become cruel, ad hominem free-for-alls.
“Don’t scroll down!” Beyoncé advises, laughing. “You’re definitely going to get your feelings hurt.”

EFCC re-arraigns Femi Fani-Kayode over alleged money laundering

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Monday re-arraigned a former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, over alleged money laundering.

Fani-Kayode appeared before Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia of a Federal High Court in Lagos, on a 47-count charge. He, however, pleaded not guilty.

His counsel, Chief Ladi Williams, prayed the court to allow him to continue with the bail granted him by Justice Ramat Mohammed, who earlier handled the case.

Williams also prayed the court to allow Fani-Kayode the liberty to travel abroad at will for medical check up, as granted him by Justice Binta Murtala- Nyako, who also had handled the case.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the prosecution counsel, Mr Nelson Okedinachi, did not object to the applications.

Thus, Ofili-Ajumogobia held that the defendant would continue with the bail granted him by Mohammed, before whom he was first arraigned in December, 2008.
The judge adjourned the case to March 11 for substantive trial.

Source: NAN

Abuja woman accused of killing her husband discharged & acquitted

An Abuja High Court on Friday 8th February discharged and acquitted Hadiza Afegbua Abutu (pictured above right), of all charges of killing her husband, Ibrahim Abutu, (pictured left with their child).

Hadiza was accused of killing her husband in December 2011. According to the family of late Ibrahim Abutu, Hadiza allegedly used a double barrel gun in shooting her husband in cold blood, supposedly over his plans to marry a second wife.  (If you missed the story, read it HERE)

Hadiza was found not guilty and is a free woman now!

Dear LIB readers: is it proper to answer sir to your husband?

From a LIB reader:
My colleague does this and when I advised her to stop it, she took offense and stopped talking to me. She said we modern women have no respect any longer, that her mum called her father sir and told her it was the respectful thing to do. Whenever her husband calls her on the phone, she answers sir. Is that respect or fear?
I think calling your husband sir is ridiculous! Your boss and an older person, definitely, but not your spouse.

Actress Nse Ikpe Etim to wed February 14th

The actress who got engaged around Christmas 2012 will be getting married this week, February 14th..or maybe Feb 13th. One of those days sha :-).

Nse is marrying a man she dated when she was much younger. They broke up many years back but re-connected recently. He is UK based so she will be relocating to the UK after the wedding, though sources close to the actress tell me she will continue acting. Just like Uche Jombo R, she will be in Nigeria when she needs to be.

The wedding is this Wednesday or Thursday so my peeps will be there both days to see if we can get photos...:-)

Fashion models cover February edition of Mania magazine

Photographer: Kelechi Amadi-Obi. Stylist: Dimeji Alara. Make-up: Bimpe Onakoya
Models: Binta Sani, Oiza Atoyebi, Ngozi Ugo, Emilia Faturoti, Moyin Arowosola.

Pope Benedict XVI to resign on February 28th

Pope Benedict XVI will resign on February 28, 2013, a Vatican spokesman said today Monday February 11th. The 85-year-old German-born Pope said he was resigning because he no longer has the strength to fulfill the duties of his office. If the Pope resigns February 28th, he will be the first pontiff since 1415 to step down. See the Pope’s full resignation statement after the cut...


Dear Brothers,

I have convoked you to this Consistory, not only for the three canonizations, but also to communicate to you a decision of great importance for the life of the Church.

After having repeatedly examined my conscience before God, I have come to the certainty that my strengths, due to an advanced age, are no longer suited to an adequate exercise of the Petrine ministry.
I am well aware that this ministry, due to its essential spiritual nature, must be carried out not only with words and deeds, but no less with prayer and suffering.

However, in today’s world, subject to so many rapid changes and shaken by questions of deep relevance for the life of faith, in order to govern the bark of Saint Peter and proclaim the Gospel, both strength of mind and body are necessary, strength which in the last few months, has deteriorated in me to the extent that I have had to recognize my incapacity to adequately fulfill the ministry entrusted to me.

For this reason, and well aware of the seriousness of this act, with full freedom I declare that I renounce the ministry of Bishop of Rome, Successor of Saint Peter, entrusted to me by the Cardinals on 19 April 2005, in such a way, that as from 28 February 2013, at 20:00 hours, the See of Rome, the See of Saint Peter, will be vacant and a Conclave to elect the new Supreme Pontiff will have to be convoked by those whose competence it is.

Dear Brothers, I thank you most sincerely for all the love and work with which you have supported me in my ministry and I ask pardon for all my defects. And now, let us entrust the Holy Church to the care of Our Supreme Pastor, Our Lord Jesus Christ, and implore his holy Mother Mary, so that she may assist the Cardinal Fathers with her maternal solicitude, in electing a new Supreme Pontiff.

With regard to myself, I wish to also devotedly serve the Holy Church of God in the future through a life dedicated to prayer.

Chris Brown and Rihanna at the Grammys

Four years later...they're back! :-)

Quote of the day

"People don't have to believe in you for you to succeed. Just work hard, when you succeed, they will believe. - Coach Stephen Keshi

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Grammy Award 2013 Red Carpet + List of winners

Trust J Lo to bring it. Don't understand what Beyonce is wearing. Love Kelly's gown...stunning! Continue to see more photos from the Grammys red carpet which took place Sunday night in LA...


See full list of winners below...
Album Of The Year: Mumford & Sons, Babel
Record Of The Year: Gotye, “Somebody That I Used To Know”
Best New Artist: fun.
Song Of The Year: Fun., “We Are Young”
Best Pop Vocal Album: Kelly Clarkson, Stronger
Best Pop Solo Performance: Adele, “Set Fire To The Rain [Live]“
Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical: Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys)
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance: Gotye, featuring Kimbra, “Somebody That I Used To Know”
Best Short Form Music Video: Rihanna, featuring Calvin Harris, “We Found Love”
Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media: Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
Best Dance Recording: Skrillex, featuring Sirah, “Bangarang”
Best Dance/Electronic Album: Skrillex, Bangarang
Best Rock Performance: The Black Keys, “Lonely Boy”
Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance: Halestorm, “Love Bites (So Do I)”
Best Rock Song: The Black Keys, “Lonely Boy”
Best Rock Album: The Black Keys, El Camino
Best Alternative Music Album: Gotye, Making Mirrors
Best R&B Performance: Usher, “Climax”
Best Traditional R&B Performance: Beyoncé, “Love On Top”
Best R&B Album: Robert Glasper Experiment, Black Radio
Best Rap Performance: Jay-Z & Kanye West, “N****s In Paris”
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration: Kanye West & Jay-Z, featuring Frank Ocean & The-Dream, “No Church In The Wild”
Best Rap Song: Jay-Z & Kanye West, “N****s In Paris”
Best Rap Album: Drake, Take Care
Best Urban Contemporary Album: Frank Ocean, Channel Orange
Best Country Album: Zac Brown Band, Uncaged
Best Country Song: Carrie Underwood, “Blown Away”
Best Country Solo Performance: Carrie Underwood, “Blown Away”
Best Americana Album: Bonnie Raitt, Slipstream
Best Blues Album: Dr. John, Locked Down