Watch Dan Foster’s Epic Fall as Nigeria’s Got Talent Airs Sunday


In the big-budget show, which airs this Sunday, Dan Foster experiences a hilarious comedy performance, which leads to a mighty fall.

Be sure to be blown away by a rap version of Iyanya’s ‘Kukere’, an elderly saxophone player with a range that is out of this world and many more hilarious performances as Abuja and Calabar take the stage this weekend.

Nigeria’s Got Talent airs on Sunday’s on NTA, STV, Soundcity, ONTV, HIP TV and various Startimes Channels.

Watch video here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RcQZPbjrQ3A

MTV Base ‘Shuga’ Gets Europhoric Reception at World Premier in Lagos


MTV Base and the MTV Staying Alive Thursday night welcomed Professor John Idoko of NACA and a host of Nigerian entertainment industry personalities at the world premiere of Shuga, the award winning drama series airing around the world from 1 December 2013 (World AIDS Day).

The Shuga cast and crew turned out in force with a presence from Biyi Bandele (director) and stars Ikubese Emmanuel Ifeanyichukwu, Okezie Morro, Chris Attoh, Timini Egbuson, Kachi Nnochiri, Olumide Oworu and Sani Mu’azu. Newlywed Tiwa Savage and the other female cast members Dorcas Shola Fapson, Sharon Ezeamaka, Maria Okanrende, Owumi Ugbeye, Bikiya Graham-Douglas and KC Ejelonu rivalled each other in the glamour stakes on the stylish black carpet at the Silverbird Galleria, Lagos.

Speaking at the Shuga launch, Alex Okosi, Senior Vice President & Managing Director, Viacom International Media Network commented: “We are so proud of Biyi and our amazing ensemble cast who have done such a fabulous job in delivering this utterly compelling and thought- provoking drama that engages while also communicating important public health messages.”

Chidinma and Sound Sultan who recorded “Sweet Like Shuga”, the title track for Shuga were also present at the star-studded event, as was Iyanya, who makes a cameo appearance as himself in the series.

Well-known faces who walked the red/pink carpet at the event included comedians Basketmouth and Bovi, Sound Sultan, Banky W, Iyanya, Damilola Adegbite, Praiz, OC Ukeje, Alex Ekubo, Uru Eke, Tee A, IK Osakioduwa, while Wazobia FM’s Lolo, star of the upcoming Shuga radio drama also made an appearance.

Laurie Lee and Dr. Mairo Mandara attended the premiere on behalf of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, alongside key representatives from UNFPA and PEPFAR.

The world premiere of Shuga was warmly received by the attendees, who were wowed by their sneak peek at the first four episodes of the 8-part series, which took the audience on an emotional roller-coaster ride through the bars, clubs, unis, dorm rooms and hangouts of contemporary Lagos, giving an insight into the lives and loves of characters Foye (a club and radio DJ), her music promoter boyfriend Ekene, their old friend Femi, club owner Sade and her rebellious son Weki, mercenary student Sophie and her precocious younger sister, Princess, medical student David and his studious room-mate Tobi, young married Nii and Malaika, and ruthless businessman Solomon and his sleazy associate, Osaro.

Shuga is written by Kemi Adesoye, Tunde Aladese, Omotunde Akiode, Ayoade Adeyanju, Victor Sanchez and Biyi Bandele, and directed by Biyi Bandele.

Shuga premieres to 52 territories in sub-Saharan African on MTV Base (DStv Channel 322) on Sunday 1 December 2013 at 20:00 WAT/21:00 CAT.

To register your views on Shuga please go to http://www.Shuga.TV, like Shuga on http://www.facebook.com/MTVShuga; or follow Shuga on Twitter @MTVShuga using the hashtag #ShugaNaija.

Technology driven cargo company, unveils special holiday shopping for customers


Starting from Friday, November 29, one of the leading cargo shipping giants, American AirSea Cargo, said it had begun to reward its customers around the world, particularly in Nigeria with special holiday shopping and shipping offers that will last through the Yuletide.
Speaking from the regional office, Lagos, Operational Manager, Hauwa Odebisi, said that the firm had rewarded its customers in this manner for the past four years.
She said: “We would ensure that our customers benefit as low shipping costs as $15 to ship items from America to Nigeria. “Such has never been heard of before, but we want to make this a reality for Nigerians this season. You will see savings of over N200,000 on just a single 60” TV set by using the system we have put in place for this season”.
American AirSea Cargo, which has achieved a lot in the area of global cargo shipping, using the latest technology available seeks to encourage individuals to have access to quality products this season irrespective of where they are. The company has procured first class facilities to make its operation easy and simple nationally and internationally.
This has helped the company to drive the confidence of its customers globally and compete favourably. More importantly, the devices in operation have helped the company render equal and quality services in all the countries where it operates without reservations, as it has taken it as its civic responsibility to maintain a cordial business relationship with its clients globally.
Such designed devise like its E-procure solution which is currently being utilized by thousands across Africa and Nigeria in particular, has enabled customers purchase items from any online store of their choice in America, UK, China etc. and have those items delivered right at their door step anywhere in Nigeria.
Odebisi said, this has really made international shopping for millions of Nigerians cheap, easy, safe and convenient and has brought millions of goods sold by global giants such as amazon.com, ebay.com, zappos.com, aliexpress.com right to the door step of Nigerians. This solution relies on allowing Nigerians to have their own private address in any of these countries, she said.
“In America, November 29th marks the starting of the holiday season and is popularly called Black Friday and marks the commencement of Christmas sales in U.S. Following the huge sales on Black Friday is Cyber Monday on the 2nd of December for those who miss the black Friday deal. All in all from the 29th till late January great discounts are seen throughout US stores and we hope Nigerians will use the sales opportunity to save thousands this year. Stores drastically reduce prices on virtually all items to encourage both local and even foreign buyers to make purchases. The deals and discounts seen from the 29th last till the end of the holiday season and even well into the month of January in America.
For sustenance of standards and quality service delivery, the tested and seasoned management team has made provision for consolidation option that allows purchases in multiple sites, but still have just delivery and shipping cost. Moreso, repackaging that reduces bulky items into smaller sizes hence lowering the shipping cost drastically is part of the things customers stand to gain during this special holiday offer, while warehouse monitoring online of all items procured using American AirSea Cargo innovative online portal.
In addition, customers have been assured of full tracking and monitoring of items until it gets to the final destination.

Kate Moss to Be Honored as Style Icon


After 25 years in the business, Kate Moss will be honored with a special recognition award at this year’s British Fashion Awards. According to the Guardian, the model — who was discovered at 14 and turns 40 this coming January — is receiving accolades on account of her ongoing status as a style icon and her incredible success in the industry.

This won’t be the first time the supermodel has been recognized by the British Fashion Council, as she won its prestigious Model of the Year award in both 2006 and in 2009. She also received the first-ever London 25 British Fashion Council Award in 2009, which celebrated the 25th anniversary of the BFC and was meant to recognize a person who embodied the true spirit of British fashion.

Moss is keeping the milestones coming in the new year as well: Not only has she starred on 34 covers British Vogue, she’s making her debut as a contributing fashion editor for the magazine in 2014. Moss also has a new collaboration with Topshop lined up for Spring 2014.

ASUU dares FG over sack


Academic Staff Union of Nigerian Universities [ASUU], Calabar Zone, has reacted angrily to the order to return to the classrooms issued to them by the Supervising Minister of Education, Nyesom Wike, saying that the action would worsen the strike action rather than solving the problem.
ASUU accused the minister of deceiving President Jonathan on the crisis, alleging that Wike and some other unnamed officials of the Government did not want the lingering problem between the union and the Federal Government to be resolved.
According to the zonal coordinator of ASUU Calabar zone, Dr. Charles Ononuju, with such threat the crisis would linger far longer than expected.
In a statement in Umuahia,. Ononuju said that the union received with shock the pronouncement by the supervising minister, saying the crisis could not be resolved that way.
“We received with shock the pronouncement of by the Supervising Minister of Education, Wike, that lecturers should resume work or be sacked”, Ononuju said.
He said that the union had gone far with discussion on how to resolve the crisis and was waiting for President Goodluck Jonathan’s reply to their letter after their meeting when the minister came up with the “unfortunate” pronouncement.
“Sacking lecturers will not solve the problem but will compound it. Wike should resign and come to the university and teach. This is not the way to go if they go this way, the crisis will not be resolved in the next 100 years”, he warned.