Oscar Okwurime dies in UK Immigration detention center

Oscar Okwurime, a Nigerian man of Igbo origin died last week at Harmondsworth detention centre after complaining for weeks that he was having pains on his side.

The 34 year old who recently entered the UK on a visitor’s visa was found dead by a fellow detainee.

Oscar arrived to the UK with a visitor’s visa, and claimed asylum upon entry. His claim was refused and he was booked a Continue reading

The Windrush Damage control WhatsApp rumour: Is it true?

An immigration rumour surrounding people with no documents being eligible for Indefinite Leave to Remain is circulating on WhatsApp.

Even people not eligible when you look at the criteria are being pushed to go ahead and apply.

There is the saying that there is nothing impossible, so is there a chance that the rumors are true? Continue reading

Annual 8th Edo Festival to hold this November 2019

Calling all Edos to one of the best festivals in diaspora – The Edo Festival and Awards of 2019.

Following its successful run for the last 7 consecutive years, the festival is back to celebrate all things Edo with entertainment events and entertainment to include cultural dance, live band, fashion show, exhibition, comedy and much more.

Hosted by JJ Barry and friends, the event is sure to be an evening to remember.

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Before they were famous: DaBaby and the Awutes mugshot

DaBaby and his Nigerian American homeboys put Nigeria on the map with their suave style at Qualityentllc’s wedding at the weekend.

Also put on that map was Qualityentllc and his family’s unsettling criminal past – a good thing that music is finally paving the way for them.

Dababy and his American Nigerian homeboy, TG aka Qualityentllc

Before fame, y’all know DaBaby got into all kinds of run-ins with the law, so did his Nigerian homeboys and they are well featured on multiple Charlotte based law enforcement websites for their various unlawful antics.

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Meet Timi Dorgu: The CofE Bishop son who created Chioma’s engagement ring

He has created bespoke rings for popular athlete Perri Shakes-Drayton and her long jumper husband who is currently starring in Nigeria’s Big Brother 2019 House.

But not until he customised OBO’s requested engagement ring for Chioma did Timi fully make his mark as a certified bespoke DiamondByDorgu ring designer. 

Meet the privileged Timi, a Nigerian Britico Bishop’s son who created that beautiful ring sitting on Chioma’s ring finger. 

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#Chivido2020: How much did Chioma’s ring cost?

Davido just proposed to his new fiance, Chioma Rowlands, with an enviable ring surrounded by family and friends who partook in creating the memorable surprise.

On Sept 12th, Davido proposed to his pregnant girlfriend, Chioma with a beautiful halo inspired gold ring

1NB can reveal that her new ring was specially envisioned by Hatton Garden’s Diamonds by Dorgu at a rumored cost of £8000 (N3.6 million).

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African Giant’s Burna Boy tours the UK: Get your tickets here

Following the sell out success of the USA leg, gbese King’s Burna Boy will be coming to perform the UK leg of his African Giant tour in November.

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The Nigerian artist who just released his latest single, Gum body with Jorja Smith will be entertaining fans with his music many of which have been 2019’s worldwide national anthem including; On the Low, Dangote, KIlling DEm featuring Zlatan and much more.

Four UK locations have been confirm – London, Birming, Manchester and Leicester.

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Our 21st Gen Wizkid has arrived: 5 facts about #heisrema Rhema

Dumebi Dumebi kpalanga….
Eh Dumebi
Dumebi don go carry belle
Eh Dumebi
Le Kwa na  mi si, see Omoye
Come see Omoye, O baby oyoyo

If you know this song, then you may already know the young upcoming artist behind it – REMA aka Divine Ikubor.

Rema is not only gaining popularity in Nigeria’s mainstream music but also venturing into the USA thanks to ex-President Barrack Obama, who recently revealed Rema among his summer 2019 playlist with the track ‘Iron Man’.

Whilst Iron Man increased his popularity, ‘Dumebi’ is the track that has grabbed more people’s attention most likely because it vibes to both the young, the old, the intercontinental, cross-generational, you name it.

The track, the singer and his other music echoes the star-power path of Wizkid. Before he becomes our next mega superstar lets learn 5 clues about him Continue reading

Basketmouth aka Bright Okpocha: 5 Ehen facts

Arguably Nigerian comedy’s greatest export, Basketmouth has been dominating the UK comedy scene for over 10 years now.

As he prepares to relaunch his one-man show in the UK, we learn 5 ehen facts including his UK achievements, family and more that makes him Basketmouth aka Bright Okpocha – the UK’s adopted Nigerian comedy great.

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Valentine Comedy Show 2019: Basketmouth London –> The Indigo, O2

Our staple event of the valentine season – Basketmouth comedy show is back in London, February 2019 for its 10th year.

This year however has a different location and format as the tagline – Son of Peter – suggests.

Bright Okpocha aka Basketmouth will be performing a live one-man show for the very first time at Greenwich’s Indigo O2 with a theme surrounding his life as a son of peter.

SEE: Basketmouth Valentine’s comedy show in Manchester – February 2018

In previous years, Basketmouth comedy show featured different artists and comedian. No suggestions that there will be guest appearances, there will be music and his previous one-man shows has been a sold-out success

Get your tickets below!!!

Date + Time: 7.00pm – 11.30pm, Sun 10th February
Venue: London indigO at the O2 in Greenwich, London, SE10 0AX
Price:
From £18.75
Genre: Afro, Nigerian, Music, Comedy, Events

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How to get a Nigerian Emergency Travel Certificate in the UK

Emergency travel certificates (ETC) are one of the easiest services available at the Nigerian High Commission in London, UK.

It can be applied for if a Nigeria citizen is in need to travel in the nearest future, but passport is lost, stolen, or possibly waiting for a passport application to be processed.

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Tips on applying for a Nigerian passport online in the UK

Applying for a Nigerian passport in the UK was once a traumatic experience. Times are changing though.

Applications and payments are now made online – making the process more bearable and straight-forward than ever before.

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The full 25 days of Kim Kardashian family Kristmas

Previously, the Kardashians served fans with a single Christmas family photo card.

This year, they decided to go different and gift fans with fun holiday photocard for each day of December up to Christmas day – 25th of December 2017.

For years the Kardashians dbut one Christmas photo-card for fans, this year they decided to go the whole 25 days

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Keeping up with the young’uns: Popular ‘Black’ British (London) slangs making waves

Just when you thought you got wagwan and bomboclat in the bag, you start to hear uckers and dun know.

Although Black British slangs –  from a mix London’s grime music and Jamaican Language, patois – has been around a long time, but the likes of Dapaah, Stormzy and JHus are hyping it more than ever before.

Starting with the bufftings, then the generals and the peaks, here are some eye opening worldwide trending slangs  to keep you in the game – bearing in mind most of these depend in the context.

The Bufftings

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5 facts y’all did not know about Patricia Bright

Well technically, Patricia Bright is transparent and everything there is to know is on YouTube.

But, with seven hundred and fifty one videos uploaded so far, on her self-titled and Britpoplife channels, how many have you watched and how many of these did you know…

So the ‘O’ in PatOLovesYou is her Igbo name? Ok, Patricia 

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Who’s who?: Guess which twin Ava and Alexis McClure

4 year old Nigerian-Irish-American twins, Ava and Alexis McClure captured the world’s heart with their gorgeousness and curiosity. They are so alike physically and completing each other sentence that it can be tricky telling which is Ava or Alexis.

Can you tell who is who?

Picture 1: Which one is Ava, and which is Alexis?
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How Mr. White in Joyner Lucas’ ‘I’m not racist’ won THAT debate

If he was unheard of before, Joyner Lucas has certainly made his mark globally with his viral video: I’m Not Racist.

The provocative video revolves around racial grievances between blacks and whites in America, and it’s portrayed heavily with stereotypes – the white supremacist vs the lazy black man.

While Joyner’s aims were to reflect current situations in America, some of the track’s content is pretty relevant to other ‘white dominated’ countries like the United Kingdom.

Watching both sides of the argument, Mr Black did not look goo, making it easy for Mr White to easily win the argument. Here is why… Continue reading

Stefflon Don and Dont Jealous Me comedian to lead London’s anti-slavery march

SteffLon Don and Dont Jealous Me comedian, Tolu are among stars pledging to lead a planned national anti-slavery march in London in support of the #saynotoslavery campaign.

The march comes following a CNN video footage which confirmed rumours of black Africans being sold in Libya.

In the disturbing video, a ‘human’ auctioneer is heard shouting “900… Continue reading

King Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi: The fascinating life of a modern Ooni

His Imperial Majesty, King Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, is treasured beyond the Yorubas and Nigerians, as his recent visits to the US and UK showed.

He sits on the same pedestal as the UK Queen, his security detail is far higher than any Nigerian politicians’ and as traditional rulers go, he is not just any Oba (king), he is the Oonirisa – meaning a living god on earth.

As far as living ‘gods’ go, his fascinating story depicts a different kind of Oba, perhaps, your modern-day King according to these revealing facts.

1. A father at 19

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Ooni of Ife and English lady speak Yoruba…on his royal UK tour

His Majesty, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi – Ooni of Ife is being hosted by top UK executives following his royal arrival to London on November 20th.

The Ooni of Ile Ife teaches Yoruba history to auctioneers and converses with English lady in Yoruba on his latest trip to the UK

He arrived Birmingham on Friday, conversing with an English woman in Yoruba before meeting the Vice Chairman of Birmingham University and addressing students.

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Valentine Comedy Show 2018: Lord of the Ribs –> Manchester –> Hilton Deansgate

Valentine’s day may seem a long time away, but it is just over 2 months away before Basketmouth returns to unite and make UK comedy lovers laugh at the pretigious Hilton hotel, Manchester.

Basketmouth, Olamide and others to host Valentine special, Lord of the Ribs in Manchester

Last year’s huge number of turnouts in London secured an immediate date for 2018, with Manchester’s Hilton the hotspot for the event.

Confirmation of Wo specialist – YBNL’s Olamide – means the £19 early birds tickets may finish quicker than expected, and Ugandan comedian, Patrick Salvado is also billed.

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Valentine Comedy Show 2018: Basketmouth’s Lord of the Ribs –> London –> Wembley SSE Arena

Valentine’s day may seem a long time away, but it is just over 2 months away before Basketmouth returns to unite and make UK comedy lovers laugh.

Basketmouth, Olamide and others to host a Valentines special, Lord of the Ribs

With nearly 10,000 people turning up earlier, it successes delivered an instant date for next year 2018, with 2 dates for 2 different locations confirmed.

Confirmation of ‘Wo’ artist – YBNL’s Olamide – means the £19 early birds tickets may finish quicker than expected, and Ugandan comedian, Patrick Salvado is also billed.

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The YaSS and Why Now styles at Susu and Banky’s #BAAD 2017

Dubbed the unmissable wedding of 2017, Adesua and Banky’s traditional Nigerian wedding saw celebrities and guests descend in numbers to the Landmark Event Centre, Lagos, showcasing their personalities through individual styles, make-up and overall look.

The ceremony’s official colours were maroon-velvet for men and pink for ladies.

Among the star studded men, Ebuka, Noble Igwe and Iceberg Slim made their mark, enhancing the simplicity of their attire with embellishments, while the women – Juliet Ibrahim, Stephanie Coker and Linda – stunned in simple yet exciting designs that embraced the beauty of the petal-adorned material.

MasterKraft, Toyin Abraham and Lilian Esoro among others adored by thousands of fans baffled in odd under-prepared and over-designed outfits that begged the question – why now?

‘Why Now?’ styles

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Edo meets Yoruba: Adesua x Banky W #BAAD2017

In a 2016 snapchat, Banky W once said: “if or when I do get married, no way, I am doing that huge Lagos wedding”, and in a recently surfaced video, Susu had the same opinion.

2 heavily publicised introduction, 2 bridal parties and 2 bachelors’ gathering later, Bankole Wellington and Adesua Etomi’s traditional wedding commenced at the LandMark Event Center, Lagos, in front of adoring families, guests, celebrities and millions of fans worldwide.

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It’s back! The hood, better, best of X-factor 2017 first auditions

Its that time of the year again, X-factor is back!

Simon Cowell, Nicole Schezinger, Louis Walsh and Sharon Osborne return for another year to find who could possibly have that extra factor in 2017.

While the show started off a drab on Saturday, also airing on Sunday, it eventually got round to contestants worth watching.

There were amazing talents like Grace Davies – who sang her own beautiful track, Rak-Su, the boy-band packed full of good-looking boys, but then there were the 3 standout hood, better, best contestants.

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He’s blown: Come through Michael Dapaah

You know you have made it when Craig David tweets your talent, meme tribute trends on Twitter UK & Ireland, Canada and Australia, plus 81k retweets, the list goes on.

Yasss Michael, come through

Michael’s talent saw him win Comedian of the Year at The African Pride Awards 2017, but the hilarious mockumentary, #SWIL put him on a different pedestal.

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5 boys orphaned as dad dies weeks after mum

He was merely 38 year old when he succumed to cancer after a 3 year battle.

Nigerian man, Omena Ubiaro passed in the early hours of 4th Sept at a Wolverhampton hospice – a day before burial commencement for his wife, also 38, who had died 6 weeks earlier.

Omena and Makeda Ubiaro both 38 dies within weeks of each other leaving behind 5 boys. A go fund me page has been set-up

What was meant to be Makeda’s burial turned into Makeda and Omena’s – leaving behind 5 boys aged 8-19.

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KSI: 1.4billion views, 17 million subs and £5 million…your British Nigerian YouTube giant

The name KSI is fast becoming a household name worldwide, but among the young British crowd he has a cemented existence.

His estimated yearly earnings compiled for ‘How much are black Youtube stars making so far in 2017‘ was reading just over 4m. With figures updated regularly, in the space of a week his new estimated earnings stood at £5.2m.

He has 17 million subscribers (for his main channel).

Putting that into a perspective – the population of three of the largest cities in England is London – *8million, Birmingham *2.7m and Manchester *2.6m.

Another view point, KSI can drop a video and within 24hours it is recording more than a million views.

Who is KSI

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How much are black Youtube stars making so far in 2017?

All efforts go into creating educative, entertaining and inspiring videos for their worldwide fans, but how much are black Youtubers being rewarded for their hardwork?

The black stars making waves on Youtube. L-R: KIS, Jackie Aina, Michael Dapaah, Patricia Bright, Mark Angel Comedy, Dimma Umeh

While there are countless numbers of black content creators among millions of YouTubers, 40 well known names have been compiled together to explore the financial rewards possible for being on the platform.

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Social media ‘relationship goals’ Nakita x Terroll split… and drop his and hers videos of why

They were once called ‘relationship goals’ with tons of young people idolising them. A year plus into dating, social media couple Nakita and Terroll have called it quits.

It was initially made to out have ended amicably until Nakita dropped a bombshell Youtube video revealing why they had broken up “from her point of view”.

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Wizkid, Harrysong, Desmond Elliot…NAIJA repping at Notting Hill Carnival


Oya oya ask your mummy
Awon eleyi awon eleyi won bad gon
Oya oya ask your daddy
Awon eleyi awon eleyi won bad

Wizkid: ‘Don’t Dull’

Crowds gathered at Lagos Corner and RBMA ‘culture clash’ soundsystem to enjoy Naija vibes at the Notting Carnival 2017.

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Viral video of man filming his own death while making a “quicksand” escape video: Did he really die?

The video of a man jumping into a quicksand supposedly filming an ‘how to escape’ video has gone viral.

The video – somewhat disturbing – shows the man gradually sinking into the quicksand, never coming back up and presumed dead as the clip ends abruptly.

Rumour is that he died, since no follow up video have been uploaded. But did he really die?…Or is he alive?

Lets burst the bubble…

 

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Congratulations in order? “Pregnant” Funke Akindele, 40 celebrated…months after JJC’s Olowogbogboro quote

Pictures and videos often tell a thousand words.

A recently uploaded video by JJC SKillz, of his actress wife, Funke Akindele, celebrating her 40th birthday was no different despite silence on the p word.

As Funke is pregnant, could JJC Skillz have confirmed through Olowogbogboro prophesy that they are having twins?

It appears to confirm the Jenifa’s Diary star is pregnant following previous videos of the actress at the 2017 Glo Lafta Festival.

As more photos and videos of the couple who was also celebrating their 1st year anniversary emerged, congratulations poured in from fans to a glowing tired looking Funke.

Amen amen amen. God I receive your wonderful news in praise. To God be the glory you will be called a mother by your beautiful miraculous twins @funkejenifaakindele my queen and wonderful mother of my children to be.

JJC may just be pleased to have silently dropped this months after being ambushed and forced to deny any pregnancy.

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Funke Akindele’s celebrated age vs wiki’s documented age

As renowned actress Funke Akindele celebrated turning 40 on the 24th Aug 2017, with her husband, JJC skillz, friends, colleagues and fans around the world, Wikipedia was clocking a different number – on her behalf…

The Jenifa Diary stars rumoured to be pregnant celebrated her 40th birthday, though Wiki says otherwise

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Wow! Is this the best CV advice ever? Twitter user dishes out for FREE

An Haitian based legal professional shares CV advice that many queue up to pay for. Teresi has been praised for her useful and applicable advice with over 56k retweets and 150k likes.

While she started off stating she had 5 resume tips, it actually went into some detail on what and what not to include in a CV/resume. She suggests what to prioritise if work experiences are lacking.

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Exploring why Evelyn killed her husband, Eze, in India

The story of handsome 30 year old Eze stabbed to death by his wife in India, stroked a cord with Nigerians worldwide.

Videos and photos emerged of Evelyn holding on to her dead husband’s body, sobbing uncontrollably before been led away on charge of murder by Indian police to chants of “God go punish your generation”.

Through a live Facebook video by Oghi Tessy aka German First Lady, a family friend of the couple, sounding angry and sad bared it all.

The chat largely spoken in pidgin English revealed that Evelyn did stab her husband Eze.

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72-yr-old grandma Of 6 furious her 27-yr-old Nigerian husband is denied U.K Visa AGAIN

They met for the first time at their wedding in Nigeria after 3 months of Facebook dating, but retired grandma, Angela is insisting CJ is her soulmate and should be able to come and live with her in the UK.

Angela who has 3 sons aged 50, 47 and 43, and 6 grandchildren met the gorgeous man back in 2015, 6 months after her second marriage collapsed. A month later, CJ, an Igbo computer engineer, popped the question via Skype.

So far they have spent £20,000 (N10Million) for visas and flights back and forth, their hope now is an approval on CJ’ student visa to study masters in computing.

Angela narrates her story

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