Sunday, 5 May 2013
Top 10 Richest Musicians In Africa 2013;P Square, 2 Face Idibia, D' banj and Banky W Top Wealthiest African Artiste List
Nigeria entertainers once more proved their worth trail blazers on the continent as answers Africa listed tuface, Banky w, D'banj and P square among Africa's top ten wealthiest artistes.
Banky W was listed number 9, Tuface Idibia on 7th position, D'banj came 3rd while P square were placed 2nd after senegalese singer Youssou N'dour, who topped the list.
Now talking about their earnings, Africa answers wrote that: P square makes more than $150,000 per show. Their squareville which is located at Ikeja is worth $3 million, and as part of their brand support, they also have a 3-year deal with Globacom:a Nigeria telecommunications company as brand ambassadors where they are paid a million dollars a year.
D'banj, they said, made $1 million dollars when he was paid by a TV station to star in his own reality show called the koko mansion. His Atalanta crib was estimated to worth $1.5 million and he reportedly charges on the up side of $10,000 per show.
Tuface, who just recently painted the city of Dubai red with his exquisite and exclusive wedding, reportedly has a vast investment in real estate across Nigeria, earns around $50k to $80k per show and owns a night club in Nigeria just to name a few.
For Banky W, Anawers Africa wrote:"His talent in music has made him one of the richest African musicians.He has been a brand ambassador for etisalat mobile in Nigeria is currentlyh the face for samsung mobile in west African nations.
Out of his kind gesture, Banky W has atarted off mr capable foundation; an education charity organisation with the aim to aid in the education of children from poor families."
Saturday, 20 April 2013
Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, was on Friday involved in a car crash on Orlu-Owerri Road in the state.
Okorocha’s aide, Mr. Ebere Uzoukwa, told Saturday PUNCH that the accident occurred when a Mercedes Benz 200 ran into the governor’s convoy and had a collision with his own car.
Okorocha was on an inspection tour of projects in Orlu area when the crash occurred.
“The accident led to a minor cut on the governor’s scalp,” Uzoukwa said.
He said Governor Okorocha’s head was bandaged, but noted that he was stable and strong.
Okorocha said he would seek further medical attention due to the level of impact of the accident on him.
“Although the accident left me with a cut and some minor injuries, I am fine. I will, however, seek further medical attention because of the degree of impact made by the crash,” the governor was quoted as saying after the crash.
There was no information on the state of the governor’s driver and ADC or the occupants of the Benz car.
Imo State Commissioner of Police, Mohammed Katsina, confirmed the accident, noting that the accident was a “minor one” and that the governor was in a “stable condition.”
He said he had dispatched a police investigation team to ascertain the cause of the accident and would give further information on the matter upon the conclusion of investigation.
Also speaking, the governor’s personal physician, Dr. Sylvester Igwe, said Okorocha had a minor laceration of his scalp and was very stable.
“What he needs now is further medical examination,” Igwe added.(culled from punch)
Recently married Annie Macaulay Idibia says being music star, Tuface Idibia’s wife has been no challenge.
Annie, who spoke with an online news portal, Ibaka tv, on location of a movie, Girls in the mood, Annie Macaulay Idibia, says if at all there is any challenge, it will be that 24-hours is no more enough for her to take care of her two babies.
Beaming with smiles, she says,
“It has been nice, everything I thought and much more. There are no challenges; the only thing is shuffling my work, my home and my kid. I have so much to attend to; I almost feel like 24 hours is not enough. Now I have work, I have my daughter and I have my husband -my two babies to take care of. I also have my own personal runs. So, it is always very busy, my days are always extremely busy.”
Her husband, Tuface, actually sprung a surprise on her on her birthday. He showed up with cake on location. Obviously surprised by his visit, Annie describes her husband’s surprise visit as cute.
She says, “I was supposed to film half day but eventually filmed till pretty late, at about 9.30pm. I am sure he got tired of waiting. I don’t know how he did it with the director and he got the cake. I was just filming and he walked in and everybody started singing ‘Happy birthday’. It was nice and I thought that was cute. I was surprised that he came; I wasn’t expecting to see him.”
In the movie, she plays the character of a girl named Tessy who is a drug addict. The producer of the movie, Prince Iyke Olisa, says this about her character. “She was a drug addict raped at the age of 13 by her uncle. The man denied and the wife sent her out of the home. She was introduced, forced into a kind of odd life. She started living wrong and ended up a drug addict and all manner of things.”
The Tessy character however fascinates Annie as she keeps saying how much she loves the character. According to her, she has never played a role like that and the character is a direct contrast to who she really is.
Annie says, “I play the character called Tessy, I actually really love this character. It is something I have not played before. She is a drug addict; she takes a lot of cocaine, weed, cigarettes, drinks- she is just a very reckless girl. I think what is fascinating about the character is that she is an addict. She is always itchy and when she doesn’t have her fix, she needs to get some. I love the character; it is different from anything that I have played. There was a time she was in jail for about four days and she had had it up to here, she was all itchy and saying she needs her fix. She is a very reckless girl and she is the exact opposite of who I am. I love the fact that I could step out of Annie Macaulay Idibia’s shoes and be somebody else who is totally reckless. I love the character totally.”
She adds that a character she will also love to play is either a blind girl or a hardened criminal.
Annie also states that she has never got advances from marketers or producers.
She says, “I really want to play the role of a blind girl; I want to play a hardened criminal. I have not faced advances from directors or producers. Before when they say it, I don’t get it. I just believe that if you have what it takes, if you have the talent, then eventually you will be called upon. I don’t think there is any field they don’t harass women but if you have it, eventually someone is going to see it and give you a chance. ‘Fear no gree them o’. Nobody tried to hit on me on that level.”
Meanwhile, the couple was spotted last weekend at the MTV Africa All Stars Concert where Tuface flaunted his wedding ring.
“It is official for those who don’t know,” he says, while showing off his ring.
Sunday, 17 March 2013
Friends and family of the beautiful couple organised a baby shower for them in the US as the couple prepare to welcome their first child into planet earth. Wish Nicole a safe delivery but they should have done the baby shower in naija for caring well wishers like us to attend..lol.
Couldn't help but laugh when i saw this...who says the rich don't have their own problems. Imagine our very own dear president struggling to build his village house..no be small thing o.
He said he might even give out the house before he dies if he found out that his children are not ready to live in the village.
Jonathan spoke in Lagos at a fund-raiser for St. Stephens Anglican Deanery and Youth Development Centre, Otuoke.