Beyonce Performs In India As Asia’s Richest Man, Mukesh Ambani Hosts Daughter’s Wedding

US singer Beyoncé has performed as part of the lavish festivities at the latest extravagant Indian celebrity wedding.

Isha Ambani, the daughter of India’s richest man, is tying the knot with Anand Piramal, son of another Indian billionaire, this week.

Beyoncé was one of many celebrities flown in, along with Bollywood stars and figures like Hillary Clinton.

It comes on the heels of several recent Indian weddings competing for glamour, excess and attention.

The Ambanis themselves recently attended the wedding of Bollywood actors Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh.

And last weekend, Isha Ambani was a bridesmaid at the wedding of actress Priyanka Chopra to US singer Nick Jonas.

 

The actual wedding of the daughter of business tycoon Mukesh Ambani is on Wednesday but the festivities leading up to it kicked off over the weekend.

It is likely to be one of India’s richest and most glamorous weddings, and the many guests include former US First Lady and 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, media giant Arianna Huffington, cricketer Sachin Tendulkar and steel tycoon Lakshmi Mittal.

According to media reports, guests had been flown in on 100 chartered flights.

Celebrity bloggers, entertainment writers and lifestyle magazines have been scouring Instagram to keep up with festivities.

Beyoncé took to the stage on Sunday night for the sangeet, an evening of music and dance that typically precedes the wedding.

She shared photos on her Instagram account of her jewel-studded outfit and elaborate gold jewellery.

Her fee hasn’t been made public, but would likely not have been a problem for the Ambanis. Mukesh Ambani, managing director of Reliance Industries, has a personal fortune of around $47bn (£37bn).

 


Dangote, Otedola, Dele Momodu, Others Attend DJ Cuppy’s Cactus On The Roof’ Party In Lagos

‘Cactus on the roof’, London’s most talked about Afrobeats summer party breezes into Lagos with all its allure and enchantments. The event was piloted by Ifeoluwa Otedola (DJ Cuppy), the daughter of oil magnate, Femi Otedola.

The event took place at the exclusive terrace of The Wings Complex in Victoria Island, Lagos. It was attended by Aliko Dangote, Femi Otedola, Segun Senbanjo, Dele Momodu, Biola Akinola, Cecil Hammonds and many others 

Guests were thrilled with an eclectic mix of neo-afrobeats in signature Cuppy style, funky house, hip-hop, house and the very latest and chart topping Afrobeats.

Cactus on the Roof Lagos, takes residency every Sunday this December, beginning from December 10, to December 31, at the avant-garde rooftop of Maison Fahrenheit Hotel, Victoria Island with breathtaking views of the Atlantic ocean setting the backdrop.

 

 

 

Davido Threatens Blogger, Warns Him Not To Come To Nigeria

Nigerian singer, Davido has threatened foreign based music blogger, Ayo Jaguda for cricitising his latest single ‘Wonder woman’.

Ayo Jaguda took to twitter to describe the song as trash and wondered how it got over 1 million views in 24 hours, suggesting the views were bought.

“Song is trash , Video got fair replay value but as e climb 1m views in 24 hours de burst my head”

In reacting to Jaguda’s tweet, Davido threatened and banned him for coming to Nigeria and by extension Africa. He called him bastard

“If dem born u and ur papa well In fact add ur mama !! Come naija Bastard!! Fuck it come Africa !! U go see ! @AyoJaguda”.

Seun Kuti Nominated For 2019 Grammys

Seun Kuti, Afrobeat singer and son of the late legend, Fela, a pioneer of the musical genre, has been nominated for the 61st Grammy Awards.
Nominees for the award, which is widely acclaimed as music’s most prestigious prize, were announced on Friday morning.
Kuti who had reportedly submitted his recent album ‘Black Times’ for consideration by the awards panel in October, was nominated with his band, Egypt 80, in the Best World Music Album category alongside Bombino (Niger Republic), Fatoumata Diawara (Mali), the Soweto Gospel Choir (South Africa) and Yiddish Glory (Canada).

According to the Grammys, the category is “for albums containing at least 51 per cent playing time of new vocal or instrumental World Music recordings.”
Seun’s older brother, Femi, is a four-time Grammy nominee, having been recognised in 2003, 2010, 2012 and 2014.
Other previously nominated Nigerians are juju legend, King Sunny Adé, and late traditional drummer, Babatunde Olatunji.

The award, presented by The Recording Academy, is scheduled to hold on February 10, 2019, at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles, United States.

Queen of African TV, Mo Abudu Hosts High Society To Grand Premiere of Her New Movie, Chief Daddy


Last Sunday, December 2, 2018, Lagos was charged with awe and grandeur as Ebony Life TV boss, Mo Abudu, treated the coastal city to the grand world premiere of  Chief Daddy. 

The event which held at the popular Oriental Hotel, was graced by a long guest list of dignitaries, celebrities, members of the diplomatic corps, business heavyweights, socialites, politicians and lovers of arts.

Commenting on the movie which will be in cinemas from Dec. 14th, EbonyLife Films CEO, Mo’ Abudu explained that the movie, ‘Chief Daddy’ is centered on the life of an extravagant and larger-than-life billionaire industrialist, Chief Beecroft, who is known to be a pillar of the society. All seems well in the Beecroft household until Chief Daddy passes away and suddenly the ‘wheels begin to turn’ and things go awry.

The film stars Nollywood veterans and new faces including, Nkem Owoh, Bisola Aiyeola, Ini Edo, Joke Silva, Dakore Akande, Richard Mofe-Damijo, Folarin Falana and Patience Ozokwo.

At the event, Nigerian celebrities stepped out in their traditional attires. The cast members and guests alike, took the theme ‘Opulently Nigerian’ seriously and showed up representing various ethnic groups in the country.

The premiere was also attended by the wife of the Vice President of Nigeria, Mrs. Dolapo Osinbajo,the Deputy Managing Director of Keystone Bank Limited, Mr. Abubakar Sule, Executive Director, Corporate Banking & South, Keystone Bank Limited, Mr Yemi Odusanya, Dr Taiwo Afolabi, CEO Sifax group and a valuable Customer of Keystone Bank, Lagos APC 2019 governorship candidate, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu and wife, Lagos PDP 2019 governorship candidate, Mr. Jimi Agbaje and wife, Mr. Oscar Ibru, President of African Public Relations Association, Mr. Yomi Badejo Okusanya, amongst others.

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Priyanka Chopra Becomes First Celebrity To Wear Ralph Lauren Customised Bridal Gown

Priyanka Chopra looked like a dream in her Ralph Lauren white bridal gown. She was also the first celebrity to don a customised bridal gown by the legendary fashion designer.

Speaking about the gorgeous ensemble, Priyanka reportedly said that it wasn’t about fashion and that she wanted something unique. The actress stated that both the dresses – red and white – were personalised for her. She also added that she wanted the longest in the world and she got that. The outfits were personal choices.

Priyanka’s veil was 75-feet long making the longest in the world ever. Her strapless column dress embellished with pearlescent sequins was overlaid with a hand-embroidered, high-neck coat with scalloped sleeves and satin-covered buttons. The embroidery reportedly included eight significant words and phrases selected by the bride, like “Family,” “Hope,” and “Compassion.”

After taking their nuptial vows at the Umaid Bhavan Palace in Jodhpur, Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas hosted their first wedding reception in Delhi which was graced by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and many others last night.

The newlyweds will also be hosting another wedding reception in Mumbai for her Bollywood counterparts in mid-December.

TVC Presenter, Morayo Afolabi-Brown Tearfully Apologises To Husband Over Controversial Statement

Television presenter, Morayo Afolabi-Brown tearfully apologised to her husband on live TV show for the trouble and embarrassment her controversial statement has cost him.

Morayo two days ago on her show Your View on TVC said she trust her husband but wouldn’t allow him bathe their daughter. Her statement generated a lot of criticism and backlash from people especially on social media. Many people said her statement indirectly insulted her husband and considered him a paedophile.

She did clear the air about her statement yesterday on her Instagram handle but it appears the damage done to her husband deserves an apology.

“The last 24 hours have been tougher than I expected, my sincere apologies to my husband, I love, trust and respect you! It was an error and I’m really sorry!”

Cardi B Splits With Husband Offset – ‘We Just Grew Out of Love’

Rapper Cardi B announced on Wednesday she is seeking a divorce from her husband Offset after just over a year of marriage, saying “I guess we just grew out of love.”

In an Instagram video, the “Bodak Yellow” singer, one of the biggest names in the music industry this year, said although she and Offset were good friends and business partners, “things just haven’t been working out between us for a long time.”

Cardi B, 26, and Offset, 26, a member of rap trio Migos, married secretly in September 2017 and had a child in July.

“It’s nobody fault. I guess we just grew out of love but we are not together anymore. I don’t know. It might take time to get a divorce and I’m going to always have a lot of love for him because he is my daughter’s father,” she said.

She captioned the video, “There you go … peace and love.”

Offset responded to her Instagram post with the comment, “Y’all won.”

Cardi B has reached success in the past year with hit singles “I Like It,” “Girls Like You,” with Maroon 5, and the Bruno Mars collaboration “Finesse.”

The singer’s brand of female empowerment and sexuality won three American Music Awards and three MTV Video Music awards earlier this year. She is expected to figure highly in Grammy nominations to be announced on Friday.

Fame has also brought run-ins with the law. On Monday, a New York judge threatened to issue an arrest warrant after she failed to appear in court on an assault charge over a strip club fight in August.

In September, Cardi B was pictured leaving a party in New York with a large bump on her head after throwing a shoe at rival rapper Nicki Minaj.

Africa Magic Celebrates 15 Years of Entertainment

Africa Magic, the leading provider of entertainment content for Africa by Africans, is celebrating 15 years of magic, quality content and the continuous development of the local African television entertainment industry. According to the Channel Director, Africa Magic Channels, Wangi Mba-Uzoukwu:  “For 15 years, the Africa Magic channels have entertained viewers and audiences with the best content coming from some of the most amazing talents behind and in front of the cameras. In doing this, we have also undoubtedly led the development of the current African television entertainment scene, a role we continue to play.” Beginning with just two channels in 2003, the Africa Magic channel roster now includes six channels with three local language channels: Africa Magic Yoruba, Africa Magic Igbo and Africa Magic Hausa. Speaking on the milestone, the CEO of MultiChoice Nigeria, Mr John Ugbe said: “The celebration of Africa Magic is also the celebration of Africa’s film and television industry. The growth witnessed in the industry can be linked to the impact of the Africa Magic channels in operation across 53 countries on the continent. The Africa Magic channels have also consistently proven to be a platform for the unearthing, promotion and celebration of existing and up and coming film and TV talents, and the channels’ various means and models of industry partnerships ensure a steady line of critical investment in the industry.” Over the years, Africa Magic has developed original content that continues to entertain Africa: from the flagship TV drama, Tinsel, which already holds the record for the longest running series in Sub Saharan Africa; to the Pan African drama series, Jacob’s Cross, magazine shows 53 Extra and Jara; and comedy series, The Johnsons and Hustle. The channels also include the telenovelas which have become television staples over the years including Hotel Majestic, Hush, Battleground, Ajoche, Forbidden and Eve.

Gliding Majestically In A LDA-Designed Outfit, Queen of African TV, Mo Abudu Testifies That No Other Colour Has The Powerful Appeal of Black

+ As She Premieres New Blockbuster Movie, Chief Daddy

In colour psychology, black means power and strength. Affluent and success orientated women often choose black as it can give an impression of elegance, sophistication and confidence. 


The Queen of African television, Mo Abudu, understands this aphorism perfectly well. During the premiere of her blockbuster movie, Chief Daddy, held last weekend in Lagos, Abudu looked breathtakingly beautiful in a custom Lanre Da Silva, LDA piece SS19 Glow Blaze Collection. The outfit is classic LDA-designed, flattering and demure.


She paired the look with a pair of diamond earrings and a black hat headgear. Her makeover was done by Banke Meshida-Lawal of BMPro