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Sunday, January 31, 2016
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In the mood of celebrating his new deal with Sony Music worldwide, HKN music act, Davido has entered his generous mode and promised to give put money to his loyal fans once he returns to Nigeria.

He’s currently in New York and has promised to host two parties to celebrate his new deal with Sony Music as well as give out a whooping sum of #2m (Two Million Naira) to his loyal fan.

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Meek Mill Takes More Shots At Drake. Photo; Filed

Meek Mill Takes More Shots At Drake On ‘4-4’ Part 2 EP 


Meek Mill Takes More Shots At Drake. Photo; Filed

Meek Mill released 4-4 Part 2 EP on January 30. On the EP, Meek Mill takes more shots at Drake.
In preview clips posted on My Mixtapez’s Twitter, the Philadelphia rapper calls Drake ‘soft as the lacrosse team’.
In another clip, the site compares a line from Drake’s ‘Summer Sixteen’ song where he says he and his squad are outside the 4 Seasons hotel to the intro of one of Meek Mill’s new songs.
‘Location, Toronto / Status, 5-star hotel, 4 Seasons / Them tramps right downstairs they know not to come out here play with real niggas, Meek Mill raps on ‘War Pain’.
The second part of the 4-4 series has four songs and includes features from Future, Dave East and Omelly.
On the first installment of the series, Meek Mill had more disses for Drake and he called out 50 Cent.
To listen to the new EP, click here.
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Yemi Solade and his family

Nollywood actor, Yemi Solade clocks 56 today

Yemi Solade is 56 today and he doesn’t look it. Photo: FiledTop Nollywood actor, Yemi Solade is 56 years old today, January 31, 2016.
Known for movies like Iriri Mi (2008),  Madam Dearest (2005), Pasito Deinde and Tunde Kelani‘s award-winning film, Thunderbolt, Yemi Solade is no small fry when it comes to Yoruba movies.
Armed with good looks and sound acting skill, the respected role interpreter, has been able to etch his name in the minds of movie buffs and remains one of the few who have been able to make a mark as a cross-over artiste.
The Obafemi Awolowo University graduate is married to former actress, Hannah and together, they have two kids – Rola and Fela.
Yemi Solade and his family
Join us in wishing the talented actor a happy birthday !
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PHOTOS: Gospel musician, Psalm Ebube marries
Sam Ebube
Psalm Ebube quits bachelorhood. Photo:Filed
‘Kabio Osi,’ singer, Akinyemi O. Samuel popularly known as Psalm Ebube, has finally found his missing rib and has formally taken her to the altar for marital blessings.
The traditional wedding ceremony and the church solemnisation held at The Truth Teaching Church of God in Morogbo Badagry and was well attended by colleagues, families, fans, friends and well wishers.
Sam Ebube 1
The talented musician and his wife, Funmi, later treated the guests in a unique and classy atmosphere with an open bar cocktail reception at the popular and cool Badagry beach.
Meanwhile, the award-winning singer, who released a peace song on International Peace Day in 2015, is currently making plans to release more songs and an album this year.
Check out more photos from the wedding…

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Nollywood actress, Toyin Aimakhu’s new lover shares loved-up PHOTOS of them

Toyin and Egbegbe cuddling up on a couch. Photo: Seun EgbegbeYoruba actress, Toyin Aimakhu‘s new lover, Seun Egbegbe, has taken to Instagram to share loved-up photos of them, few days after the Alakada actress opened up that she’s dating the Ebony Film boss.
One of the picture features Seun planting a smooch on Edo State-born role interpreter.
The couple, who have denied having an affair on several occasions are now ready to tell whoever cares to listen that they are in love with each other and there have been reports that they are planning to take their relationship to another level.
Check out more of their photos…

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11 Ways To Live A Happier Life…that have nothing to do with money!

11 Ways To Live A Happier Life…that have nothing to do with money!

Happiness is something that we all strive for, yet many of us find it challenging to grasp and even harder to maintain. Especially during these difficult economic times, happiness can feel like it is hiding just behind next week’s paycheck, a new job, or a distant raise. However, as Dr. Robert Putnam of Harvard University recently pointed out, “money alone can buy you happiness, but not much.”(1) It appears that happiness has less to do with money than we might imagine, and more to do with the people around us, how we live our lives, the way spend our time, and how we perceive ourselves and understand our life experiences.
Based on the latest research in psychology and my experience as both a psychologist trying to understand happiness, and as a human being searching for my own happiness, here are 11 ways to live a happier life…that have nothing to do with money!

1) Practice Gratitude

No matter where they are or what they are doing, happy people recognize that they always have something to be grateful for. Research in the field of Positive Psychology has shown that people who practice gratitude are happier, less stressed and less depressed!(2) Happy people can easily find gratitude in the world around them, whether they are looking at the cracks in the pavement in the concrete jungle or the sun setting over the ocean. It is possible to find gratitude even in smallest of things, like a delicious meal, a good book, a challenging yoga class, or a smile from a stranger on the street.
Each of us has a choice on how we focus our attention. Choosing to focus on gratitude for the beauty and uniqueness of life instead the stressors and problems will make you feel happier and more relaxed.

2) Find a place of Flow

In Positive Psychology, the concept of “Flow” is defined as the “complete immersion in activity for it’s own sake.”(3) When we are in flow, such as when we are running a race, writing a song, or reading a great book, our self-awareness dissipates, time seems to stop, and we become focused, peaceful, and attentive to the task at hand.  People who frequently experience flow tend to be happy, productive, creative and focused.
You can reach a state of flow by putting special attention to tasks that you find intrinsically rewarding and enjoyable. In other words, carve out some time to do what you LOVE! For more information about how to find your flow, explore Dr. Mikhal Csíkszentmihályi’s book, Finding Flow.(4)

3) Smile More

If you are feeling down or having a rough day, it is possible to cheer yourself up by simply thinking of a person, place or situation that makes you smile! Indeed, research in psychology has shown that the physical act of smiling will make you feel happier, even if you are just flexing the muscles of your mouth and not intentionally smiling!(5)
While scientists are not yet completely certain why the simple of act of smiling makes you feel happy, it has been suggested that smiling contracts the facial muscles, leading to more blood flow to the brain’s frontal lobes, which in turn triggers release of dopamine, one of the pleasure chemicals in the brain.(6) So bust out the comedies and get your giggle on (or maybe let someone tickle you a little bit)!

4) Embrace Your Mistakes

We are all perfectly imperfect in this human form, and it is only natural that we make mistakes (sometimes very often!) Living in denial about your mistakes or getting wrapped up in your ego will only you make you miserable and block you from learning valuable lessons that will help you grow and improve.
By embracing your mistakes, you will be able to forgive yourself, and the bonus is that other people might actually like you more! According to Dr. Eliot Aronson’s “Pratfall effect” in Social Psychology, making mistakes makes competent people seem more attractive, and more human to others.(7) Happy people seem to intuitively know this, embracing mistakes as learning experiences and not judging themselves too harshly.

5) Maintain an Optimistic Attitude

Happy people tend to respond to negative events in a more optimistic manner than unhappy people. Positive psychologist Dr. Martin Seligman defines optimism as “reacting to problems with confidence and high personal ability,” specifically, recognizing that negative events are temporary and limited in scope.(2) Research has linked optimism with a plethora of positive outcomes including longevity, recovery from illness, overall physical health, enhanced coping skills and problem solving in difficult situations.
Overall, optimism is a central component of staying happy and healthy, so when in doubt, look on the bright side.

6) Surround yourself with Supportive People

Even though this life can sometimes feel like an individual journey, we need other people around us in order to feel happy. In fact, recent research has indicated that social relationships are the strongest predictors of happiness, much stronger than income or wealth.(1) For example, according to Robert Putnam’s groundbreaking study, making a good friend causes an increase of happiness equal to tripling ones salary, belonging to a social club is equivalent to doubling one’s salary, and so on.

The take home message here is that social support is a huge indicator of happiness and wellbeing. People with perceived positive social relationships even live longer!8 So be social, surround yourself with people who make you feel good, and release those who make you feel bad.

7) Learn when to say “No”

As psychologist Dr. Thema Davis so beautifully puts it, “saying yes to happiness means learning to say no to things and people that stress you out.”(9) Happy people know that they must say NO to people, ideas, and behaviors that do not serve their highest good. Saying yes to everyone and everything can lead you to feel overwhelmed, increase your stress, and leave you less time and resources to take care of yourself! This is especially true when you agree to do things that do not resonate with you, or allow yourself to be pressured into situations you are uncomfortable with.
The stress that results from feeling overwhelmed can severely dampen one’s happiness and wellbeing. Before you commit to anything or anyone, ask yourself, does this serve my highest good? If the answers is no, then learn to say NO. 

8) Unplug & Spend More time in Nature

Although it may feel natural after a lifetime of conditioning, human beings were not designed to spend our day hunched over a desk with electronics plugged into our ears and eyes. No, we are meant to be spending time outside, away from the buzz of technology, the radiation from cell-phones and the blaring of screens. Happy people understand that it is their human birthright to give themselves quiet time to reflect and find serenity. According to the July 2010 Harvard Health Letter, time outdoors in nature has been linked to happiness because light elevates people’s moods, as does vitamin D, a byproduct of spending time outside.(10)
If you really want to maximize the benefits of outdoor time, spend time in green nature – even five minutes of “green exercise” can lead to improvements in mood and self-esteem, according to researchers at the University of Essex.(10) Even better, combine your outside time with meditation, yoga, or other therapeutic movement arts. There is a plethora of research demonstrating that all of these will further enhance your mood and overall wellbeing. 

9) Practice Forgiveness

This one can be challenging for the many of us who have been wronged and/or who have experienced traumas perpetrated by other people in our lives. But as my life partner, sound healer Jimmy Ohm always says, “forgiveness does not mean that what happened was ok, it just means you no longer want to carry the pain.”(11) When we hold on to anger, resentment and fear towards people, they are actually occupying a space inside of us, blocking us from feeling truly happy and fulfilled.
Dr. Fred Luskin of the Stanford University Forgiveness Project has found that forgiveness is a huge predictor of happiness and wellbeing, explaining how “forgiveness is the experience of peacefulness in the present moment.”(12) For more on his research, visit his website, Forgive For Good.(13)

10) Try New Things

Happy people are not afraid to push their boundaries and try new things. Research by psychologist Dr. Rich Walker has shown that people who engage in a variety of experiences are more likely to retain positive emotions than people who have fewer experiences.(14) Sure it might seem scary at first, but what’s the worst that could happen? By going beyond your comfort zone, you might actually surprise yourself and exceed your own expectations for what you are capable of accomplishing. And hey if it doesn’t go as planned, at least you still tried, didn’t you?
As Dr. Alex Lickerman M.D. writes in Happiness in this World, trying something new requires courage, it opens up the possibility for you to enjoy something new, it keeps you from becoming bored, and perhaps most importantly, it forces you to grow.(15) So what have you always wanted to try but you didn’t think you had the guts? What are you waiting for? 

11) Look in the mirror every morning and say “I Love you!”

For many of us, self-love is the greatest challenge and blockage to happiness. Years of being told by family, educators and especially the media that we are not good enough, not successful enough, not attractive enough, not capable enough and so on has left many of us feeling beaten down and unworthy. The truth is that no matter who you are and what has happened in your life, YOU ARE WORTHY OF LOVE! Say it out loud to yourself until you believe it.
Psychologists have long known that self-esteem is intrinsically connected to happiness, but how does one build self-esteem? I believe we build self-esteem through practicing self-love and self-acceptance. One of the simplest things you can do is to look in the mirror every morning and say, “I love you!” For some, this may come easy, and for others, it may be extremely challenging. I know that at first I tried and tried to do this and I would break down in tears because I felt so unworthy. Eventually through practicing daily mantras of self-love and self-acceptance, I was able to learn to love myself. And while the path to unconditional self-love is a life-long journey and not a destination, today I feel happier than I have ever felt. ☺ I hope that these happiness tips will help guide you on your journey as much as they have helped me on mine. Namaste.
Author’s Note: This is by no means an exhaustive list of ways to live a happier life, and I would love to hear from The Mind Unleashed community about other ways that they have found to live and breathe happiness! Please comment or email me at Blessings and Love!  <3
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Saturday, January 30, 2016
#Tsquared2016: Watch Tiwa Savage and Olamide perform for the couple

Mavin first lady, Tiwa Savage and YBNL leader, Olamide are some of the stars that performed at the traditional wedding ceremony of Tolu Oniru and Tunde Demuren.
The wedding held today, Saturday, January 30, 2016 at Landmark Event Centre and it had a long list of celebrities, royal fathers and socialites in attendance.

Watch Olamide’s performance below…

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(Video) Aliko Dangote and Ooni of Ife grace the occasion #Tsquare2016

Aliko Dangote and Ooni of Ife grace the occasion

Nigerian billionaire Aliko Dangote and the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi graced the wedding of Beat FM OAP, Toolz and Tunde Demuren. The wedding, tagged #Tsquare2016, had many celebs and entertainers in attendance but the presence of the Ooni of Ife and the business mogul might just make this the wedding of the year so far.

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Kanu, Arsene Wenger, Nwakali and CHukwueze at the Emirates. Photo: Amara Kanu

Kanu Nwankwo joins Kelechi Nwakali and Samuel Chukweze as they meet with Arsene Wenger at Arsenal

Kanu, Arsene Wenger, Nwakali and CHukwueze at the Emirates. Photo: Amara KanuNigerian football legend, Kanu Nwankwo yesterday joined Arsene Wenger at the Emirates as Arsenal gets set to sign Nigerian youngsters, Kelechi Nwakali and Samuel Chukwueze.
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The U-17 World cup stars who both scored 3 goals and 3 assists in Chile last year are at Arsenal to holds talks with the club management over a possible transfer. This is as Arsene Wenger hopes to beat the Monday deadline before the transfer window closes.
This is coming days after their team mate, Victor Osimhen pledged his future to German side, Wolfsburg. Arsenal beat off competition from the likes of Manchester City and Bayern Munich to get the duo
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Skales and Wizkid. 

 Skales and Wizkid.
Former label mates, Wizkid and Skales have not been best of friends since their social media BEEF in February 2015.
Both stars have not been spotted together in almost 11 months, but today at the traditional wedding ceremony between OAP, Tolu ‘Toolz’ Oniru and Captain Tunde Demuren, the two pop stars laughed, hugged and shared a photo.
Skales, Dbanj and Omo Akin
Skales, Dbanj and Omo Akin

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Movie - Obesere, She Baby, Opebe, Mr Latin and Enitan on set of Mr Banji. Photo: Filed
Nollywood stars Odunlade Adekola, Muyiwa Ademola and Faithia Balogun are currently on set of a new movie titled ‘Mr Banji’.
The movie, which is being shot in Abeokuta, the capital of Ogun state, also features other movie stars like Ebun Oloyede aka Olaiya Igwe, Bolaji Amusan aka Mr Latin, Yomi King( Opebe), Segun Ogungbe as well as Fuji music stars, Abass Akande Obesere and Shefiu Alao Adekunle.
The star-studded forthcoming movie, is being produced by Mr Latin’s younger brother, Temidayo Enitan.
Check out photos from the movie set…
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Wizkid ex-girlfriend, Sophie Rammal marries boo, Wale Alakija in Lagos

Desmond Elliott who shared a photo of himself and the new bride. "Entertainment"

Sophie Rammal at her traditional wedding to Wale Alakija.
Sophie Rammal at her traditional wedding to Wale Alakija.
‘Hala at your boy’ video vixen and pop star, Wizkid’s rumoured ex-girlfriend, Sophie Rammal is now married after going off the entertainment radar for a while.
The groom, Wale Alakija
The groom, Wale Alakija
The beautiful light-skin lady, who is widely regarded as Wizkid’s first lover since hitting stardom, got married to her boo, Wale Alakija during the week at a ceremony which was also attended by top actor turned lawmaker,
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Nigeria Entertaiment - music Industry
The drama between Oritsefemi and his ex-manager Yusuf Adebola Adepitan otherwise called Danku is far from over.
A week ago, we exclusively reported that 8 months after parting ways, Danku returned to claim ownership of MSG gang, a label allegedly owned by Oritsefemi
Now, Oritsefemi has responded to Danku’s claims and threatened to arrest him and his mother.
In a chat with Punch, Oritsefemi fumed, ‘I will arrest Danku and his mother as well and all the money I spent on him would be recouped’.

He continued by narrating the genesis of their feud: ‘Danku just left the house one day and never came back. I don’t have anything against him. The day he left, I was not home, he just took my Acura MDX SUV and all the money I had in his account. I feel that is a criminal act and it is enough for me to arrest him. I have just been watching him without saying a word but I think it is time to talk. I went to Ondo State and before I got back, Danku had disappeared. I called him that I had returned and he should come home, he said okay, but never came back’.
‘During that period, my Instagram account was hacked and it was reactivated by one of D’banj’s friends, Harold. I gave Danku N50,000 to pay Harold but he did not pay and Harold did not grant me access to my account. At first, Danku did not tell me that he did not pay the guy, instead he said that my Instagram account had expired and I was marvelled. I got Harold’s number and he told me he was never paid. I called Danku to ask why he did not pay Harold, all of a sudden, he told me I should never call him in my life and if I tried it, he would place a curse on me. He said my problem was too much and he didn’t want to have anything to do with me.

‘I had to involve D’banj who helped us to settle the problem with Harold. I told Danku I would understand if he wanted to be left alone but he should return my money and car but he refused. I have decided to sue him.’
The singer alleged he empowered Danku’s mother even though he did not get his own mother a job. He said, ‘I placed my mother on a monthly salary but I empowered his mother’s business with N1m. She is into a business where she needs boats and I bought her two other boats with the one she had before. When his grandmother died, I spent a lot of money to bury her on his behalf. All these his family members know.’
Speaking on the ownership of the MSN Gang, he said, ‘He says he owns MSN Gang but that is a big lie. I registered that company name myself and created every logo of the company. He now manages an artiste, Rayce, and he put my logo on the guy’s work after I warned him not to do so. Because of that, I will let the law decide who is wrong between us. He has never given me money in his life; instead I have always been the one giving him money. I have witnesses to prove this. When he was ill, I was the one that picked his hospital bill, I have all the receipts. I am taking him to court him and he will have up to 20-count charge. Why will he leave my house with my car and money? He has been lying about me and I would sue him for defamation of character. How would someone whom I do not know from Adam say he picked me up from Ajegunle?
“This year would mark my 25th year as a singer; I started from Sunday Rendezvous in 1996. The first multinational show that I performed at was Benson and Hedges Golden Show. Where was Danku then? He has been dancing to my songs since he was a kid and he knows I am a legend in this country. He used to tell me all this and now, he tells people he brought me from the slum; this was someone I fed. I am going to sue Danku, his artiste, Rayce, and one HD who shot the video because they used my logo without my permission.
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Friday, January 29, 2016
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Kunle Afolayan has been advised to give his phone to a P.A. Photo: Filed
Nollywood filmmaker, Kunle Afolayan recently started a Twitter stir when he called out Nollywood website for its review on the trailer of his forthcoming movie, ‘The CEO’, read here.
See his tweets:

@TNSnigeria I just read this and I must say so are so wrong and inaccurate with you analyses. I am not an actor's director and I have..

@TNSnigeria been able to produce award winning actors with all my films starting from Ramsey for Figurine, Nse, Ada Ahmed for phone swap...

@TNSnigeria finally, I am a director and I pay all the attention position not only to the production stage but all the way to post pro.Fact!
 Minutes later, a female fan advised the filmmaker to ‘take this criticism in a stride.’

@kunleafolayan @TNSnigeria You're always too emotional, take this criticism in a stride.
Kunle response was a bombshell as he branded her a ‘talkative’.

@Ms_Ojo @TNSnigeria you already described yourself as a talkative so says a lot. One day the table will turn to your side.

The fan, whose Twitter handle is @Ms_Ojo, was quick respond to the accusation, writing ‘Give your phone to a P.A.’ amongst several other tweets we present below…
Do you think she’s right?

@kunleafolayan Ha boda! You just had to go there. I still think you're the best thing since sliced bread, but you've got to work on yourself

@kunleafolayan and stop looking for "enemies" where there's none. Give your phone to a P.A.

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