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).

The cost may truly be that high as a similar looking ring at a different Hatton Garden based jeweler has a starting price of Continue reading

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.

See The African Giant’s UK Tour dates and tickets

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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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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.

From application to collection, here are what you need to know when applying for a Nigerian passport in the UK. Continue reading

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

Led by Mrs Kim K West, each photo was taken in a clear white backdrop sometimes featuring a Christmas tree with family members including Kim, North and Continue reading

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 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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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.

Global music instituition, Red Bull’s Music Academy (RBMA) hosted a variety of stars – Ludacris, Continue reading

Nadia Buhari and the ‘Why Now?’ dressed ladies at #GMAAs 2017

Who would have noticed the existence of Ghana’s Golden Movie Awards Africa (GMAA) if not for the renowned actress, Nadia Buhari, gracing its carpets – in THAT outfit!

The awards which celebrates outstanding achievement in African film and television made Ms Buari their ambassador in 2016.

Fast-forward to 2017 and Nadia, 32, posts on Instagram, a surreal, shapely and beautiful picture of the outfit she wore to the event. Except, Continue reading

Nana Kofi Twumasi-Ankrah handpicked by the Queen as first black equerry

Ghanaian-born Major Nana Kofi Twumasi-Ankrah, has been appointed as the Queen’s new equerry – an important roles in the royal household.

He is the first black man believe to take such position within the Royal Household.

Twumasi-Ankrah as an escort commander at William and Kate’s wedding

Nana, 38 was handpicked by the Queen from a number of potential appointees. His duties will involve close attendance to the Queen in public, personally assisting her with official engagements and welcoming high-profile guests to royal residences.

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‘Can we stop checking our spouses phone?’ Madam NHN frustratingly asks and advises

A seemingly frustrated woman only identified as Madam NHN starts off with the begging question, ‘can we stop checking our spouses phone?’.

Her questioning streams into prospects of looking into a man’s phone increases the chance of an early grave, propositioning the question ‘who will look after your children?’ and ‘because of a man?’

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Hannah brings Davdio’s IF into the Big Brother UK house

Davido’s hit song ‘IF’ made it to BBUK house on Saturday through British Naija housemate, Hannah Agboola.

As part of the house’s task, Big Brother challenged Hannah and Savannah for the ‘Most Talented Housemate’ prize.

Hannah showed her dancing skills to Davido’s song ‘IF’, complete with a mirror version of Continue reading

The ₦1,000 spraying wedding: Obansanjo’s Jonwo + Adebutu’s Tolu wed

With an ex-president as his father and a billionaire business magnate as her father – money shall not be a problem in this union.

Tolulope Adebutu and Olujonwo Obasanjo married in envious style over two days in Lagos. The first which took place on the 11th, was a traditional ceremony at the expensive and exquisite Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos.

The second was the white wedding which took place on 13th May at a Methodist church, before driving to the reception at equally top-class Continue reading

Comedy Show 2017: Aki-PawPaw and Friends —> 28th May —> Lighthouse, Camberwell

Its got to be the biggest comedy show yet guaranteed to literally laugh-cry, cry-laugh. Aside from one of the most loved, funniest comedy duos – Aki & Paw Paw :

Mercy Johnson will play host. AY will be there. Harrysong will be there and more

Just check out the full list and get your (cheapest) ticket as soon as is possible.

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BBNaija 2017 offical host – Payporte – distance themselves from Kemen

Following a serious incident leading to the dismissal of Kemen out of Big Brother Nigeria, Payporte has issued a statement condemning his actions from the night before.

The night before, a video showed Kemen jumping into a bed where TBoss was sleeping and started to operate down her private parts.

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The men and their outfits at the #AMVCAs 2017

Some celebrity men at last night’s Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Award, like the women, did not come out to play.

Adunni Ade made sure her boys stood out from the crowd, Nollywood legend, sir Olu Jacobs represented in a contemporary agbada and the detail in IK Ogbonna’s suit…

Model and actor, IK Ogbonna stunned in an Ivory Print Tuxedo by @jasonporshe

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Hot tea to end a glorious Saturday: the best of Remy Ma vs Nicki Minaj memes

So, the verdict is out, fans have been taking sides and it looks like Remy Ma is winning with thousands of hilarious memes on social media shaming Nicki.

So far, there are over 2,000 #ShETHER hashtags on twitter and 1,000s more on Instagram – lots more being continously added.

So many good ones, hard to choose but here are some of the best, Enjoy! Continue reading

Tonto Dikeh’s fans lash out at her fake slimmed down image for paid ad Flat Tummy Tea

Tonto Dikeh recently celebrated her son, King Andre’s one year old birthday with a stunning picture that has attracted nearly 100,000 likes.

Two days later she posted another picture of her average sized body in a beautiful dress as she attended a friend’s wedding.

Today, Tonto posted a slimmer looking picture for the sake of a paid advert to promote Flat Tummy Tea and fans have not taken it likely with her, although as expected (and hoped by the brand), many fell for the advert.

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Comedy Show 2017: FunnyBone Untamed —> 14th April —> Lighthouse Camberwell

Basketmouth Valentine comedy show just happened, the next one is in March featuring Lolo1, then this show and laugh it out loud, the comedies are coming in non-stop.

Here is your next dose of laughter – Funnybone Untamed.

Phyno, Seyi Law, Gordons and more will be there, see how to get your tickets below

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Jeez! The hate for Blackface all because of Tuface…

Blackface is getting it for real for posting someone else’s write-up.

In light of Tuface heading a protest suspected to take place on 6th Feb after Buhari returns, Blackface copied a man’s comment and simply posted:

 

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LETS EDUCATE THE ILLITERATE AS HE LEADS THE PROTEST. I read Tuface Idibia’s verbal tirade in Vanguard in which he said he will be leading a protest against Buhari on the 5th of February for among other things not paying salaries of civil servants.

I think he needs to be educated about the efforts of the Buhari administration: So far Buhari has released three bail out funds to the 36 states in Nigeria totalling over N1.5 trillion in the last 18 months.
Apart from this another trillion was released as Paris Club refund money to the 36 states. Buhari emphasized the need for the states to prioritize the payment of salaries of workers and pensions of pensioners as these states receive the money.

Unfortunately, instead of some states to use the funds to pay off civil servants and pensioners salary and pension arrears they chose to loot the funds. A governor of one of the South South states siphoned N3b of the funds using his mistress as a front and now the mistress has run away with the funds. Tuface Idibia you can now see why Nigerians are suspicious of the motive and source of the funds for the protest you want to embark on. Why didn’t you lead a protest against these governors who mismanaged the Buhari bail out funds and the Paris Club refund money? Why did you not protest against GEJ’s looting of N51 trillion naira and the Godswill Akpabio alleged looting of over N1 trillion naira from the Akwa Ibom state treasury for which he is being prosecuted by the EFCC? Why didn’t you protest Akpabio’s alleged corrupting of a Supreme Court justice who is currently being tried for corrupt practices on the bench? Is it because you are a corruption apologist? Is it because you are the agent of corruption fighting back? Is it because you are part of desperate plot to poison the hearts and minds against a fantastically incorruptible President who fights the corrupt no matter whose ox is gored? We your fans want to assure you that if you go ahead with this protest we will reevaluate our support for you and it may be downhill for you afterwards. Rethink your actions and reflect deeply. Dr. Bunmi Awoyemi Divinewealth #copied

Fair to say Blackface still has some kind malice with Tuface otherwise he would not acknowledge the message, but the man who posted it originally is Bunmi Awoyemi Divinewealth (pic below) a Change agent and leading political commentator in Nigeria.

Supportive-ish comments for Blackface

(Pregnant?) Laura Ikeji weds Ogbonna Kalu in Imo State

Congratulations are in order!

Rumor has it that Laura Ikeji is pregnant, hence an immediate wedding…

The stylist wedded her Ogbonna Kalu in a traditional setting at Nkwerre LGA, Imo state on 28th January 2017.

Beautiful Laura radiating from her wedding to ex Inter-Milan footballer, Ogbonna Nwankwo

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All London transport fares frozen til 2020

The Mayor, Sadiq Khan, has frozen all fares until 2020 on buses and trams and all pay as you go and paper single fares on Tube and DLR services.

All Santander Cycles hire and access charges are also frozen, as well as pay as you go journeys on rail services where TfL fares apply.

The fare freeze should help an average household save £200 over the next four years.

Let’s all hail the king: Emere Okpabi takes Shell to court in London for oil spills in Nigeria

One man – King Emere Godwin Bebe Okpabi, leader of Nigeria’s Ogale people – stood on behalf of Deltans and 40,000 people.

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King Emere Godwin Bebe Okpabi, leader of Nigeria’s Ogale people (©Adrian Dennis (AFP))

The king and his lawyers are suing Shell for the oil spills polluting Deltan communities which has been creating strange diseases including skin disease, sudden deaths, impotency and more.

They decided to sue Shell in London since it was their homebase, but Continue reading

Kemi Oluloyo “supposedly” has a baby lover

Remember Kemi Omololu-Olunloyo?

The disowned daughter of former Oyo State Governor who accused light-skinned baba Jide Kosoko of killing all his 3 wives.

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Kemi Olunloyo (Right: With daddy)

This woman went and drop her baby toyboy’s name in a post. His social media pages must be buzzing from all hooks and crooks – even me 😂. See message below: Continue reading

E still dey happen for Nigeria o! Babalawo say e fit make you rich…

…and no need to sell your mama, papa, pikin, sister, brother, leg, arm…gbo gbo e…you get my drift 😮.

Adewale Samuel calls himself the magic man who can make you rich bring or back your exes through some kind holy ghost fire means. He is advertising his service on facebook with scary images of pythons and co.

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Is this for real? Do these still really exist?

If it really is, you cannot stop a man from doing what he gotta do, I just hope no human lives have been truly involved.

 

2 inspiring winners + 8 runners up. Meet the inspirational Nigerians among the Queen’s 2017 Young Leaders programme

Congratulations are in order!🤗🙌

Meet the 2 UK-educated Nigerian winners of the Queen’s Young Leaders Award:

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Nasir Yammama (IT leader and Creative officer for Greenshield of Nations (GSN)) and Bukola Bolarinwa ( Legal Assistant to the Lagos State Commissioner for Finance)

The award which was set up in 2014 to honour Her Majesty The Queen’s 60 years of service to the Commonwealth deservedly recognised Bukola for her dedication to raising funds and awareness for Continue reading