Weeks after dropping his No 1 album,
Joy..Wizkid says he is done with the 3rd
which would drop soon..
His contract with EME reportedly demands he
drops 3 albums and he has dropped two....if
that's the case, it appears he's trying to rush
through his contract with the label ....
Whichever it is, i'm sure his fans are excited...
Thursday, 6 November 2014
Weeks after dropping his No 1 album,
Wednesday, 5 November 2014
Presidential spokesman, Reuben Abati, took
to Twitter to post photos of Pres. Jonathan
reading a book titled “Topics in West
African History” with the hashtag,
So cool to see d busiest president in d
world taking out time to read.
Beyonce is the highest paid woman in music
in 2014 with estimated earnings of $115
million, more than double what she pulled in
last year, Forbes magazine has said.
The huge sum, most of which was from her
world tour, propelled Beyonce, 33, from fourth
place last year and put her firmly ahead of
pop star Taylor Swift, 24, with $64 million.
Swift jumped up one spot from last year to
Pop singer Pink, 35, climbed up from No. 8 in
2013 to third with 52 million dollars.
“Beyonce played 95 shows during our scoring
period, bringing in an average of $2.4 million
per city,” said Forbes, citing data from the
Pollstar trade magazine.
The R&B singer’s self-titled album released
last December and endorsement deals pushed
her earnings up further assuring her the top
Barbados-born Rihanna, 26, with 48 million
dollars and Katy Perry, 30, who earned an
estimated 40 million dollars, rounded out the
top five on the annual list.
Madonna, 56, who ranked No. 1 last year,
failed to make the top 10 in 2014.
Lady Gaga, 28, slumped from No. 2 in 2013 to
ninth place this year with estimated earnings
of 33 million dollars.
Forbes compiled the list after estimating pre-
tax income calculated for the 12 months from
June 2013 to 2014 based on record sales.
The computation also includes concert tickets,
touring information merchandise sales and
interviews with concert promoters, lawyers and
It also looked at data from the Pollstar, the
RIAA (Recording Industry Association of
America) and tracking firm Nielsen
it was an evening of great fun & excitement
as Chinedu Ubachukwu, winner of Gulder
Ultimate Search 11 was officially presented
with the keys to a brand new Ford Explorer
and a whopping sum of N10million!
The 24 year old graduate of Uniport couldn't
hold back tears as he shouted, laughed and
danced as friends and relatives gathered to
celebrate the glorious crowning moment.
Chinedu Ubachukwu was not the only person
who smiled home to the bank on the night as
13 other contestants were also made
The two finalists Cosy Joe & Afolabi
Emmanuel were awarded the sum of N2, 750,
000 each, Otto Canon who won the Viewers
Choice Award was rewarded with a Ford
Focus Car and a sum of N1, 500, 000,
Samantha Appi who emerged as the ‘Last
Woman Standing’ received the keys to her
brand new 2014 Ford EcoSport and the sum
of N1, 450,000.
Evi Addoh, the 9th evicted contestant walked
home with N1, 400, 000, Noela Iroh a
favourite of many male viewers was
compensated with N1, 350, 000, Sharon
Robinson, the 7 th evicted contestant got N1,
300, 000, Ikenna Emedike was given N1,
250,000, Nwagboso Joshua went home with
N1, 200, 000.
Nwagbiro Sandra & Iwuoha Ikenna walked
way with N1, 125, 000 each, while Eriata
Blessing and Erijakpor Loretta who were the
first to be evicted from the show went home
with N1, 025,000 each.
Cash prizes varied in order of eviction.
The well attended event which held at the
Women development Centre, Awka on
Saturday 1 st of November 2014, was hosted
by Okey Bakassi & had in attendance the
likes of His Excellency Executive Governor of
Anambra State Willie Obiano, Chidi Mokeme;
Host of the reality show, Don Jazzy, Dr Sid,
Yaw, Bob Manuel, Chris Okagbue, Dennis
Okeke, Destiny Amaka, Michael Nwachukwu
The Best Coach In Africa, has found a way
to unwind after a turbulent period as Head
coach of the Nigerian National football
Keshi stormed an Abuja night club last
weekend during the Hennessy Artistry club
tour in Abuja to party and show support to
Tuface Idibia and Wizkid.
The Duo; Tuface and wizkid gave a huge
shout out to Stephen Keshi who was in a
jovial mood as he interacted with other
Big Ups to him!
Following the recent attacks by Boko
Haram members in the state, the Gombe
state government has ordered the
closure of all public and private schools
in the state. Parents who took their
children to school this morning were
asked to take them back home following
the directive by the state govt which was
sent out to all school heads in a circular
The Permanent Secretary, Gombe state
Government House, Sani Jauro
confirmed the closure to NAN but said it
was just a "normal mid-term break for
10. Thierry Henry €57m
He moved from Arsenal to Barcelona in
2007 for €20 million (£16m) and signed a
four-year deal with the Catalan club
worth €5.6m (£4.6m) a season.
In 2010, Henry became the highest paid
player in MLS, when he joined New York
Redbulls, surpassing David Beckham’s
earnings. Although his base salary dropped
to €2.7m (£2.2m) in 2013, with bonuses
Henry is still estimated to earn €3.2m
(£2.6m) per year.
Henry is the public face of PUMA and also
promotes Red Bull he also has a string of
business and stock market investments.
His properties include a €6.8m (£5.6m)
home in London, and a luxury apartment
in New York that cost €11.1m (£9.2m).
9. Gianluigi Buffon €63m
Juventus purchased Gianluigi Buffon for
€50 million (£35m) from Parma in 2001
and he currently earns €4.5m (£3.7m) a
A business-minded Buffon purchased 54%
of manufacturing company Zucchi,
increasing his previous 2% share.
The keeper reaped immediate dividends,
with the company's capital increase in
December seeing share prices rise by 107%.
He has a sponsorship deal with PUMA.
8. Zlatan Ibrahimovic €69m
Zlatan Ibrahimovic joined Paris saint-
Germain in 2012 for an annual salary of
The Swedish striker is the most expensive
football player in the history of the game,
thanks to a series of heavy transfers
throughout his career. His transfer deals
sum up to €169 million (£139m).
Other than Paris, where he is currently
residing, Zlatan owns properties in Milan,
New York, Stockholm, Malmo and the
Swedish ski resort of Are.
He has a sponsorship deal with Nike,
which earns him a seven-figure yearly
7. Ronaldinho €78m
In 2003, Ronaldinho moved from Paris
Saint-Germain to Barcelona for a massive
Later in 2008, he moved to AC Milan for
€6.2m (£5.1m) a year, plus around €1.1m
(£875,000) a season in bonuses.
The Brazilian magician is currently
playing for Mexican side Queretaro after
leaving Atletico Mineiro. Ronaldinho
endorses Nike and owns property in Brazil,
Greece, Barcelona, Lake Como and Florida.
6. Neymar €80m
Neymar was a part of one of the most
controversial transfers in world football
last summer. He joined Barcelona from
Santos and was paid a €10m (£8.2m)
signing-on fee and also handed a five-year
contract for an annual salary of €8.8m
Neymar endorses Nike, Panasonic, Heliar,
VW, Claro, Santander, Guarana Antarctica,
Ambev, Red Bull and Unilever which lifted
his income as a Santos player to €20m
(£16.4m) a year.
He owns a series of properties in Sao Paulo
and a yacht worth €5m (£4.1m).
5. Kaka €82m
It had been a mixed fortune for Brazilian
super-star Kaka who left Real Madrid to
join his old club AC Milan. Kaka decided
not to continue with Real with whom he
had a deal of €9 million (£7.4m) plus
He has now signed with MLS franchise
Orlando City and is expected to increase his
earnings further. He is currently playing
for Sao Paulo.
Through commercial deals with Adidas, EA
Sports and Sony, Kaka still remains a
commendable marketing force. Kaka also
earns from real estate investments as he
owns several luxury apartments in
Manhattan, New York and additional
properties in Natal, Madrid and Milan.
4. Wayne Rooney €84m
Wayne Rooney had recently signed the
biggest contract deal in the history of
British football with Manchester United
which is worth around €365,000
(£300,000) a week for the next five years.
His total earning sums up to €95m (£78m)
over the course of 5 years.
The 28-year-old striker fronted campaigns
for Nike and Samsung, which earns him
around €4m (£3.2m) annually.
Also he signed a five-year book deal with
Harper Collins in 2006 - estimated at the
time to be worth €6m (£5m) in advances.
3. Samuel Eto'o €85m
Samuel Eto’o joined Russian Premier
League side Anzhi Makhachkala in 2011
for a whooping €20 million (£16.5m)
salary a year, highest for any footballer.
But with changes in the club owner’s goal,
the Cameroonian was offered €7m a year
salary beyond 2014. He then joined
Chelsea on a free transfer for 2013/14. He
now plays at Everton.
Even though it has been a huge pay cut for
Eto’o, if we consider his earnings in the
first 6 months of 2013, it sums up to a
Eto’o has a €5m a year sponsorship
package with PUMA. His other deals
include, Ford and fashion label John
2. Lionel Messi €146m
Lionel Messi is just behind his on-field
rival, Cristiano Ronaldo, when it comes to
total earning in a year. He has signed a
new deal which would keep him at
Barcelona till June 2019.
The Argentine has a long-standing
commercial relationship with Adidas,
worth €2m (£1.6m) per year.
Messi endorses Turkish Airlines along with
Basketball star Kobe Bryant. He is the
global face of Fifa range of video games by
EA Sports, Samsung's Galaxy 11 and a new
campaign for Gatorade. Recently Lionel
Messi started endorsing Gillette's "Inner
He also owns a string of properties in
Rosario, Argentina, including a compound
for his family, and also a luxury mansion
1. Cristiano Ronaldo €148m
The 2013 Ballon d’Or winner who also
won the elusive 10th Champions League
title with Real Madrid, Cristiano Ronaldo,
is currently the highest earning football
player in the world. Ronaldo’s new
contract with Madrid, which he signed last
summer, is worth €105 million (£86.5m).
Also, the Portuguese has a lucrative
contract with Nike which adds to his total
Among his other tie-ups are, Armani,
Castrol Edge, Jacob & Co, Herbalife, Banco
Espirito Santo and KFC. Ronaldo owns
properties in Madrid, Lisbon and Madeira.
RIP to the sons, brothers and friends we lost
on October 5 2012 in the Aluu community of
Rivers state. The case still in court. I plan to
keep celebrating these young men until their
killers are punished. Continue to rest in
Sam Ogunnoiki, who works as a security
guard at Stout Security Ltd
headquartered in Cornwall, UK, has been
told not to go to work over fears he may
have Ebola after visiting Nigeria.
The 46 year old British citizen, faces a
three-week quarantine from his
employers who told him that he needs to
get the all-clear from a British doctor
before he can go back to work. Below is
the letter (in full) his direct boss sent to
"I have spoken to you and
expressed my very deep concerns
about your trip to Nigeria. Several
members of staff have now voiced
their concerns about the possibility
of your carrying the Ebola virus
back with you and have made it
very clear that they are extremely
reluctant to work with you on your
One member of staff has even
written a clear and concise letter
stating the concerns of your work
colleagues. In this case I have to
support their concerns especially as
I have already voiced them
personally to you. In order to allay
any fears that you are a carrier for
this deadly virus I feel I cannot
allow you to return to work until
you have been back in the United
Kingdom for three weeks, which is
the incubation period. I must also
request that you visit your doctor
on your return and get a clean bill
of health before you can start work
with us. I am very sorry about this
Sam but everyone works in close
proximity together and I have to
put the concerns of the majority
Sam, who said he's on a zero-hours
contract now worries about not being
paid. He said:
‘Nigeria does not have Ebola but he
said I have to be cleared. There is
this stigma surrounding me now –
it’s just ignorance and a nightmare
because I cannot work. I’m a
British citizen. There is no
justification for this at all.’
The boss who sent the letter, Mr
Mannell, later defended his position
‘I did send Sam a letter saying
anyone returning from any African
countries for safety reasons cannot
work for three weeks afterwards. I
know Nigeria is Ebola-free but I
don’t know where he’s travelled. My
problem is that Pendennis
[shipyard], which I have a contract
with, sent me an email saying they
cannot have anyone working there
that’s been in contact with Sam.
Source: Metro UK