Thursday, May 07, 2015

Uti Nwachukwu Apologizes To Jim Iyke Over 'Insensitive Joke'

Uti Nwachukwu has apologized to Jim Iyke over what he has described as an 'insensitive joke', he recently made about the Nollywood actor.

On May 6, 2015, 'Jara' host, Uti took to his Instagram page to share a video of himself and co-host, Helen Paul, cracking a joke about the relationship between Jim and Ghanaian actress Nadia Buari.

Jim who didn't find the joke funny, reportedly threatened to 'kill' Uti.

Uti has however apologized to Jim, and deleted the controversial video.

"My sincere apologies to one of the greatest Nollywood icons of our time. @jim.iyke .. I'm sincerely and deeply sorry for the insensitive joke/post made yesterday.

"As one of my favorite and most respected actors I will never set out to intentionally disrespect you brother. Using the insert from Jara was my own friendly way of reaching out and once again I'm sorry for being insensitive especially at the special period. Rest assured it won't happen again.

"Please accept my unreserved apologies. Like I said you are one of the few that actually inspire and motivate people like me to be better and work harder. Abeg nor too vex for me bro. I Troway salute," the BBA star wrote on Instagram.
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Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Jim Iyke Threatens To 'Kill' BBA Winner, Uti

Controversial Nollywood actor, Jim Iyke is currently upset, and he told those around him yesterday (Tuesday) of his plan to beat Uti Nwachukwu badly whenever their paths cross.

A close aide of Jim Iyke told correspondent that Jim Iyke is angry over what he termed "defamatory comments" made by Uti, the Big Brother Africa All-Stars winner, about him on JARA, a magazine programme on Multichoice's DSTV.

The source said Uti and Helen Paul, a co-host on JARA, had gossiped about the unsavoury relationship between Iyke and Nadia Buhari, his Ghanaian actress ex-girlfriend.

"Jim is really mad at Uti right now, trust me. He told us he would kill him whenever they meet. He didn't find the comments made about him funny at all," the source said.
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Saturday, May 02, 2015

Melvin Survives Car Crash, Narrates What Happened

Big Brother Africa (The Chase) contestant, Melvin Oduah, has narrated how he survived a car accident yesterday while he was on his way to Benin.

He wrote: "Aero Contractors' decided to refund us due to scarcity of aviation fuel. I had an important appearance to meet up wit last night in Benin so I decided to hire a car to take me to Benin since I didn't have any oda option. Just as we were approaching ORE in Ondo State, One of the back tires bursted. The driver lost control........The picture you are seeing right now explains d rest of d story.

"Now the interesting part...... I came out of this vehicle without a scratch. My tab that I was holdin was intact. The dark sunshades dat I was wearing was also without a scratch. Not one single injury was recorded in this accident. Even the driver was not injured at all. I was still able to meet up wit d event in Benin and everything went on successfully.

"My people, Help me thank God for this wonderful miracle. The God I serve neither slumbers nor sleeps. He will give his ANGELS charge over thee to keep thee in all thy ways. He who did not make u cannot break u. Thy shall walk through the fire and thy shall not b burnt. God 1st always."
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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Maria Launches RIA Clothing Line

Launched at a packed Piccolo restaurant at Maerua Mall in Windhoek on Saturday, April 25, reality TV darling Maria Nepembe's maiden clothing collection set the bar high as a trendy and exclusive brand that will surely make its way into countless fashion addicts' wardrobes.

Consisting of ready-to-wear pieces like A-line and midi-skirts, airy blouses, printed dresses and striped skirts as well as shift dresses in modern prints, RIA's only shortcoming was the mainly spring line being released just as Namibians are gearing up for winter.

According to The Namibian newspaper, a number of entertainers, media personalities, socialites and fashionistas were present at the launch, with many voicing their approval at the quality and style of the collection. Her family and friends also came out to support her, including her parents and grandfather.

With prices to match the quality and exclusivity of the brand, RIA clothing is available at Maki boutique, situated opposite Piccolo restaurant.

Speaking at the event, Big Brother Africa star and TV show host, Maria was positively glowing at the achievement of her dream of having her own fashion line. The trendy young woman is considered something of a style icon both in Namibia and across Africa.

“I target whoever is daring, loves to live outside the box and is ambitious,” said Maria. While catering for young women at the moment, she has plans to expand her line and design for the more mature woman and also men in future.

Often dogged with rumours and trolled on social media, Maria used the launch as a platform to speak to young women who face bullying. “Keep striving despite the challenges that come your way and if you have one thing to do with your life, live for yourself. Live for those you love and live for God.”

As for her hopes for longevity in Namibia's small fashion industry, Maria plans on keeping standards as high as possible. “I'll keep making quality stuff. If my passion is fashion, it's better to do it for everybody.”

The collection, of which Maria is the creative designer, was made in part with the help of a Ghanaian friend, whom Maria credits for helping put the creative vision together. “This collection is made in Ghana with fabric from Amsterdam, Milan, Paris and Dubai. I am in the process of having a Namibian fashion designer involved as well. I've also been looking for a few Namibian tailors.”

Maria would like to see the brand grow. “RIA is proudly Namibian. I would love for RIA to become a household name.” She said 10% of all proceeds from the sale of her brand will go to the Maria Nepembe Foundation which is her special project aimed at raising funds for charity.

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Monday, April 06, 2015

Karen Igho Is A Year Older Today & She Looks Pregnant

BBA Amplified winner, Karen Igho Rakos is a year older today. In a post on Instagram to celebrate her birthday, Karen, who got married to Yaroslav Rakos in December 2014 expressed her gratitude to God for allowing her to have good health and a loving husband.

In the picture, she is seen with an unmistaken baby bump protruding, which indicates that she is expecting her first child with husband, Yaroslav.

She wrote;

"Today I am a year older, Normally I would have thrown a party but this year I find myself reflecting back on my life, I have been through a lot but yet I am alive, strong and healthy.I feel complete, I am tempted to say I have it all. I have been blessed with a wonderful,loving and caring husband who loves me for me and the most amazing family.
"Things I thought mattered don't really matter any more, as I grow older the more wiser and mature I get. I never felt this type of happiness with the fame and money. I want to thank my Heavenly Father for his guidance and protection and for seeing me through all the tough times in my life. As I step in to this new chapter of my life I need you oh Lord to lead me every step of the way."
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Saturday, March 28, 2015

Photos From The BBA Housemates Party Yesterday

Hosted by Rwanda's Frankie Joe Rukundo, the BBA Reunion party and musical concert went down yesterday (March 27) at Kigali Serena Hotel.

Big Brother Hotshots present included: Arthur Nkusi (Rwanda), Ellah Nantumbwe and Esther Akankwasa (Uganda), Tayo Faniran (Nigeria), Permithias Owoseb (Namibia) and Nhlanhla Nhlapo (South Africa).

Photos by Nkinzingabo Jacques / IGIHE
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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Tayo, Ellah, Esther & King Kong Land In Kigali Ahead Of BBA Reunion Party

Tayo, Ellah and Esther have also arrived in Kigali for the BBA Housemates party hosted by Frankie, who will also be launching his first Album this Friday at Kigali Serena Hotel.

The trio plus Tayo's friend King Kong arrived today, 26th March 2015 following the arrival of  Permithias and Nhlanhla yesterday.

The Big Brother Hotshots stars are in Rwanda to support Frankie and to explore the beauty of the country of a thousand hills.

Speaking to IGIHE, Tayo was so excited and he said he is in love with Rwandans because of their kind hearts showered with lots of love.

“I love Rwandans and I am happy to be here, I am exepecting to learn a lot from people here and I hope I meet all my friends whom we lived together,” he said.

Miss Uganda 2013/2014 Ellah added that Rwanda is a country she is proud of because of the beauty, cleanness, development and everything in general not forgetting the love of its people.

Entrance fee is 10,000frw and 20,000frw for VIP.

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Permithias And Nhlanhla Arrive In Rwanda

The BBA stars have arrived in Rwanda to support their fellow Hotshot, Frankie Joe who is launching his first album on Friday.

Permithias from Namibia and Nhlanhla from South Africa landed in Kigali, Wednesday, March 25, 2015.

The Launch of Frankie's 1st album named 'Alive to Love' is set to take place on 27th March at Kigali Serena Hotel and he is almost done with the preparations of the event.

Speaking to IGIHE as they arrived at the Kigali International Airport, both Permithias and Nhlanhla were excited to land in a country of a thousand hills and were surprised with the love they were shown from Rwandan people.

Permithias said, "The country is clean everywhere as far as I can see, people are so lovely and friendly and I hope I enjoy the rest of my stay in this country".

"After seeing how friendly people are here in Rwanda and the cleanness of the country, I want to enjoy the local foods and learn more about their culture," Nhlanhla added.

The two knew Rwanda as a country of bad history due to the Genocide that broke out in 1994 but they were pleased to see how fast it is growing in development.

Besides Permithias and Nhlanla who have already landed, Tayo, Ellah, Esther and Kidum are expected to arrive today.

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