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April 30, 2013

Chioma Akpotha Produces Her First Movie, On Bended Knees, Which Will Also Premiere On 5th May, 2013: See More Details Below + The Trailer

Talented Nollywood actress Chioma Akpotha, has joined the league of producers and produced a movie titled ‘On Bended Knees’.
The movie which has a Christian theme, is about a man, Pastor Reuben (Seun Akindele) who is fiercely passionate about the things of God and is committed to the church. But this does not go down well with his wife Kemi (Chioma Akpotha) who has to remind him that he is also a husband as well as a pastor. Temptation comes in form of a dark, handsome stranger (Chet Anekwe), who becomes attracted to her. Secrets are opened, hidden pasts are unearthed and Reuben finds himself torn between his love for his wife & his devotion to the church. Who wins this epic battle?
The project was executive produced by Chioma Akpotha and produced in conjunction with Emem Isong. Directing was by Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen with story and screenplay by Uduak Oguamanam. The movie stars Chioma Akpotha, Seun Akindele, Chet Anekwe, Francis Onwochie, Memry Savanhu, Sylvia Oluchi and Chukwudi Orji.
'On Bended Knees' will premiere on the 5th of May 2013 at Silverbird Cinemas at the Ikeja Mall. It promises to be a wholesome, grand affair.

Watch the trailer below:

Norah Penawou, 1st Delta Soap Model, Obtains PHD Degree From Loughborough University, UK.

Congratulations to Norah Penawou, Delta Soap's original first model and the beautiful wife of Chief Joseph Penawou, who recently obtained her PHD degree from Loughborough University, one of the most recognized and highly regarded universities in the UK.

Norah Penawou's PHD is in Human Geography. Her research work is titled: Children's voices on the impacts of oil exploration activities. A case study of the Niger Delta region. It focuses on how children have expressed the multifaceted challenges they face as a result of oil exploration activities.

Dr Norah Ijeoma Penawou (PHD). BEAUTY and BRAINS noni!!! Correct chicka!!! ;)

AY Comedian's Witness Account Of The Shocking Bullying Of Chioma Akpotha Exposes 'Journalist' Yemisi As A Sadist With Tribalism Issues

What 'crime' did Chioma Akpotha commit to deserve defamation of character with deliberate untruths? Answer: she is Igbo. Journalists are meant to be learned and exposed, hence it beggars belief that one can display such uncouth behaviour in this day and age when even racism is almost extinct. Please read AY Comedian's witness account below, of the incident between Chioma Akpotha and 'journalist' Yemisi, and note why it is very important to always get both sides of the story. I have highlighted some of Yemisi's scathing slurs in red too. God bless you AY for your honest account of this incident, you have said it all.


Recalling what happened between Chioma Akpotha and Yemisi (The Vanguard reporter) on the AMAA flight from Port Harcourt, one would have expected a cultured woman to be contrite and apologize forthwith, since everybody is error-prone. I crave your indulgence to say this not because the former is a movie star and the latter a journalist. More so, I dread not to raise my voice for the truth and my compassion against injustice.

It was quite unfortunate to read a report from today’s Vanguard Online in favour of Yemisi (their own staff), as against Chioma Akpotha who was publicly insulted alongside EVERY Igbo speaking individual on that flight, by Yemisi. Besides, if some of us do have the franchise to suffer disharmony with our personal values, I still want to believe that in reporting a case, Professional Journalism should keep it quite professional by not identifying with any side in an issue of this manner. But this is obviously not the case of the Vanguard reporter who wrote the story between Chioma Akpotha and Yemisi. The reporter in question has proven to me that fiction can sometimes make a better job of the truth and an exaggerated relativism.

How could you in every sense of professionalism start a story involving your fellow reporter and Chioma Akpotha by saying “Like most Nollywood stars, Chioma Chukwuka-Akpotha is not given to pretence. She’s always ready to vibrate and return fire-for-fire. Last Sunday evening was not different. Smarting from the frustration and exhaustion that greeted everyone after the AMAA awards and the endless wait at the Port-Harcourt International Airport, Chioma boarded the evening flight back to Lagos, determined to cause another stir on board”.

DETERMINED to cause another stir on board? I am 100 per cent convinced that even a blind reader could perceive that your biased and fully loaded rifle was well targeted at the Nollywood actress from the very beginning of your report. My dear journalist (the almighty one with the ability to make and kill the career that was given by God), what happened to being objective and giving equal space to all sides in your newsgathering? So the best you could do to justify your false report was to hide the identity of the Vanguard reporter by concluding thus: “A quarrel ensued between herself and a Lagos based female journalist, which caused the actress to loose [sic] her temper in a manner that attracted the attention of everyone on board. But for the fact that she was on board, the visibly angry Chioma would have done the unexpected.
She claimed that the journalist was rude to her, adding that most painfully, she “called me Igbo bitch and all that’. I wouldn’t blame her because AMAA brought us together. I can conveniently pay her salary,” she fumed.  Who cares!”

Now would you really like to know who cares? AY cares! And yes I was on that same flight like many other industry people including a good number of foreigners who flew in to be a part of AMAA 2013. The poor Chioma only succeeded in getting her multiple visa of becoming a “LOUSY BITCH” when Yemisi was brushing through the president of Eko International Film Festival, Mr. Hope Obioma Opara. She was obviously in a hurry to make the exit when the flight touched ground. All Chioma said to her was “take it easy they are yet to open the exit door”. She brushed her way through to two other ladies who sat in front; the next word that came out of her mouth was “LOUSY IGBO GIRLS”.  Apparently, Chioma heard what she said and asked “did you just refer to me as a Lousy Igbo girl? The best response from your Yemisi was “what if I did?” (I am so sure she wouldn’t ask an Angelina Jolie or a Kim Kardashian that same question if she were to be on the same flight with any of them. Perhaps she would have started twitting immediately, saying “AMAA things…. Kim just asked me to take it easy, they are yet to open the exit door. Wow wow wow 2013 my year of exit opening doors”). But definitely not to a Nollywood multiple awards winning happily married actress with kids. Chioma Akpotha, Grace Ama, and Nollywood producer Chinwe Egwuagu were still busy playing catch-up with Yemisi when she went on target again like the Boston Bombers to launch another verbal bullet. This time she called them ‘LOUSY BITCHES’. Chioma Akpotha managed to get off the bomb scene through the help of some of us who were on hand to stop the detonation of further bombs by Yemisi. Not even knowing she was a journalist from The Vanguard Newspapers, Chioma said “I will allow my God to fight you. It’s even possible that it is an Igbo person that is paying your salary. I wouldn’t blame you because AMAA brought us together. I am sure that I can convincingly pay your salary”.

For your information, Chioma Akpotha did not deserve all she got from your colleague ‘Yemisi’, whom you have proudly disguised or baptized to become a Lagos based Journalist. Who knows? Maybe by tomorrow “Miss Lagos based Journalist” could go through another baptism of fire to become “According to a reliable source”, all in the name of bringing down a fellow creation to the excitement of your colleague who ought to go to God and ask for forgiveness.  I hope she did not forget to let you into the corrective measures I gave to her? I am not a fan of anyone with uncultured attitude and public display of visible arrogance. Kindly ask her to remind you, so that I will not fail to be on your list of the next set of career-killing candidates. Or should I tell you the opinion of others concerning Yemisi on that same flight? I guess there won’t be any need for that, because I am very sure of us having many more LOUSY BITCHES cut across the Igbo, Yoruba, Hausa, Ghanaians, South Africans and Americans on that AMAA flight. I would intentionally skip the question of the speedy hibernation in tribal cocoons, which is indeed unfortunate even as we try to push for a more detribalized mindset. (Please don't mistake me for an Igbo man or take it that I am fighting for my “IGBO LOUSY BITCHES”. I am a full-blooded Yoruba Man like Yemisi)

Finally, my dear Madam Yemisi, kindly permit me to point out that contrition is a sign of strength, not weakness. To my “Amiable honorable I must defend my colleague till death”, I would like to plead with you in your capacity as a widely followed public reporter, to kindly grant objectivity its rightful place in your reports. ‘A lie can travel halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.’ But three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth. May we bear in mind that the Internet and social media have come to stay. We now have millions of followers who would at least hear our own side of the story before we are judged or criticized.

Cashino NDT Ft. Kel Fst & Mr Jembe - We Go Make Am - (Official video)

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April 25, 2013

Jackie Appiah And Bobby Obodo Are Not Getting Married - Press Statement



25th April, 2013.

Jackie Appiah And Bobby Obodo Are Not Getting Married

I find it necessary to comment on recent scurrilous, slanderous and preposterous social media reports on Jackie Appiah's alleged 'marriage' to Bobby Obodo.

First of all, let me state here that Jackie Appiah is absolutely not getting married to Bobby Obodo and the two of them are just good friends.

I am appalled that the so-called reputable sites printing these vicious lies do not deem it fit to practice the simplest ethics of journalism like being accurate in their report and seeking reliable sources. Which of you confirmed from Jackie's management before going ahead to print?

Jackie Appiah owes it to her fans and members of the public who have always supported her career, to set the record straight on issues like these, so without further ado, I wish to urge everyone to please disregard this misrepresentation of Jackie.

Kindest Regards

Egor Efiok
E4 PR Ltd 


‘Charles, you know you have to write a review about this year’s AMAA or you will be seen as biased, not after you have reviewed the AMVCA’ a prominent Film Maker said to me as we arrived Yenogoa by road. I had already made up my mind weeks before to do such, even if I was in a somewhat precarious position; my movie ‘Alan Poza’ was nominated in two categories . If we didn’t win anything ( and eventually we didn’t) some might misconstrue my review as ‘sour grapes’ rather than the honest and unbiased opinion I have chosen to write. 

(‘Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn’,
says Clark Gable in the movie ‘Gone with the Wind’ and I align with his phrase.)

With all sense of propriety, I will not in anyway compare the two awards. That is left for the viewers and readers to do but I will only make appropriate objective commentaries as witnessed by me.

The show started with a group of dancers who gave a good account of themselves in their choreography of the AMAA theme song. The dancers captured the essence of Africa in their dance and the theme song itself had a pulsating multi-African feel to the mix. This was followed by a brief reel of late Nollywood actors who passed on in the last year.

The compere of the night AY, the stand up comedian, made an entrance in a Power Bike and cracked our ribs with a few hilarious jokes. It was a good thing that AY was on board for the show as an otherwise lukewarm event would have turned out to be tepid if not for his rib-crackers.

There were a lot of the
‘Notice Me’ people, especially the ladies in their evening gowns, strutting all over the hall, much to the amusement or annoyance of many people. I don’t know if they were looking for seats or if they were all over the place, ensuring that we all got a glimpse of their evening outfits. Of course, some of the outfits were eye-popping or head-shaking, depending on one’s point of view. I remember AY threw a barb at one of the actresses from the ‘Asaba Nollywood’ slant, when he called her ‘Lady Gaga’ because of the huge, screaming mop of coloured wig she had on. The actress in question, either good-naturedly or daftly, waved at the recognition.

‘Who’s that Lady in the glittering pink gown?’ asked one of the foreign visitors who sat behind me. ‘She should sit down a bit! Blimey!’ He was pointing to Ibinabo Fiberisima, the Actors Guild President, who seemed to be all over the place. She wasn’t the only one. Others with a sense of self-importance equally struggled for strutting space.

The Executive Governor of Bayelsa State gave the opening speech. I thought the Federal Government in the
‘Rebranding Nigeria’ campaign had jettisoned all the protocol recognition intros by Government officials? His Excellency spent about ten minutes ‘recognizing’ those present in the hall, that it was a wonder he didn’t acknowledge the presence of the Hall Cleaners!. And his accompanying speech was so long that it was more of a drone after a while. In the speech which took the better part of thirty minutes, he made some good points about encouraging the film industry and also building a Film City Centre in Bayelsa to boost the Tourism Potentials of the state. Governor Dickson has an authoritative booming voice and boring aspects of his speech were made up with his style of speaking, which some people found fascinating.

If the Governor’s Speech seemed drone-like, then the next speech by the South African High Commissioner takes the biscuit for
‘boring’.(Whoops! There goes my SA visa, I am sure!) The Diplomat just kept talking and talking, sometimes in inaudible or inarticulate tones, that a lot of us in the hall mercifully found solace in our smart phones for company. He spoke for about twenty minutes and just as we all were heaving a sigh of relief, yet another Speaker climbed the podium! Chai! We wan die!

It was the Culture and Tourism Minister, High Chief Edem Duke, who is a very powerful speaker. This night was no exception but he must have been bitten by the ‘long speech’ bug and spoke ex tempore for close to twenty minutes as well.

Could someone please tell the AMAA Producers that next time, speeches by Government officials should not be more than five minutes per person and not more than two, if it comes to that?

Peace Anyiam Osigwe gave her own speech in subdued tones and the reason for that became clear when she asked us all to observe a minute silence for the late Entertainment Lawyer, our dear good friend and brother, Efere Ozako who passed on a couple of days before AMAA. That brought tears to the eyes of many in the hall who knew and loved Efere.

The co-compere, Ama K Abebrese came up on the stage to join AY. Her voice was hoarse and grating on the microphone and she apologized for losing her voice to the audience. It was difficult to judge her outing as a compere because of her lost voice but one would give her kudos for the bravery of carrying on, despite this setback.

The performance by a South African Flute-blowing group, though interesting, was marred by annoying technical issues which was intermittent the whole night for many performing acts. One of the Flute artistes got the hall reeling in laughter when he said he learned a new dance called
‘Azuntu’, a mis-pronunciation of ‘Azonto’. !

The special guest of AMAA this year was acclaimed Hollywood Black director and actor, Mario Van Peebles. I am one of those who grew up inspired by Mario’s movies and he came on stage dressed in a white Kaftan ,all hyper and warm. He gave a great, motivating speech which stirred a lot of hearts. AY took a jibe at him for wearing odd green sneakers with his Kaftan!.

There were performances by Waje, who has improved tremendously in her stagecraft and Timi Dakolo who was the star of the night. My God! There isn’t a voice in Nigeria like Timi’s and there isn’t an inspiring singer and performer in his class like him! Timi had the crowd clapping on and on and got both visitors to Nigeria and citizens all up, all our hearts swollen with pride, as he rendered a special song of his for Nigeria. Timi Dakolo is good! An ace singer.

Funny Bone, the comedian was quite hilarious. He was followed by the
‘son-of-the-soil’ comedian, G-Bones, who also maintained the comic tempo.

Dakore Akande came up on stage as the third compere of the night. She was elegant in her looks and tried to make the most of the glitches in the programme with her Ghanaian male co-compere. And there were glitches! Microphones going off, sound systems and teleprompters messing up, and other avoidable impediments.

One commendable innovation AMAA brought this year, was the introduction of many of the new, promising actors of the so-called
‘new Nollywood’ school, as award Presenters. To me, that was quite symbolic. A perfect suggestion that as Nollywood loses its old guard, a fresh and vibrant pool of new talents are in the wings, carrying on with the dream. It was heart lifting to see the likes of Beverly Naya, Belinda Effah, Omoye Uzamere, Kemi Lala Akindoju, Wole Ojo, Ivie Okudaye, Uti Nwachukwu, OC Ukeje an many others up on the podium.

The last performance for the night was by Flavour who got the crowd dancing with his hit songs. Curiously though, he strode off stage abruptly as his song was coming to an end as if to say
‘I don do wetin una pay me for. I don go’. That was the cue many in the hall needed to also take their leave and the last two categories had a half-empty hall as many tired guests had left.

The show ended at a few minutes past four in the morning! A seven hour event, which with proper planning, could have been wrapped up within three hours! There’s still a lot to be done in that regard by the AMAA producers. There were needless pauses and long waits in between presentations and a few people were nodding off to sleep in the hall when the show dragged on and on.

There’s a feeling of Déjà vu one gets each time one attends the Africa Movie Academy Awards in Bayelsa State. The State has no airport and so, the guests are transported by road from the Port-Harcourt airport to Yenogoa in a two hour journey. I would advise AMAA to contract a central logistics company or directorate to handle the grueling logistics for future events, instead of the weary-eyed officials we see yearly who run helter-skelter to sort out logistics issues, to their credit.. It is about time to outsource that department and that’s all I would say about that, with all brotherly love to Peace Anyiam-Osigwe, my good friend and sister, whose vision for AMAA has been sustained for almost a decade.

It is heart-warming to note that Bayelsa State has built more hotels since the first edition of AMAA held in Bayelsa nine years ago, with most of the hotels built as a tourism boost to AMAA. The brand image of Bayelsa State is majorly intertwined with the AMAA brand but there seems to be a major disconnect between the organizational organs of both parties. There is a lot of work to be done in that regard but I must commend Bayelsa State for being a faithful host of the event these past years, even though there’s much to be desired. Building an airport in Yenagoa, for starters, is long overdue. Mercifully, The Governor promised that it would be done by next year, in his speech.

If AMAA aspires to be a world class award ceremony tailored after the Oscars, as most of its screening and jury processes are, then it should ensure that the stage management, logistics and event production for AMAA must be at per with its aspirations. Next year, AMAA will celebrate ten years. A ten-year old organization such as AMAA cannot be taken lightly anymore. It is an institution and can only get better if many of its activities are properly outsourced to the right people or companies. The movie industry in Nigeria and parts of Africa have supported AMAA wholly these past few years and will continue to support it but its about time AMAA takes a long look at itself and surpass our expectations. AMAA is no longer a solitary, annual event for the African Film Industry. It has competition; and one which went all out to make a point in their first outing too! Very soon, we all would either be looking forward to
‘AMAA-zing’ awards or one with a touch of ‘magic’ which could polarize our loyalties if we all don’t get it right.

April 15, 2013

Freelance Writers Needed For PR/Entertainment Blog - If You Are Creative, Energetic & Hardworking And Fancy A Career In PR With Great Benefits, Then This Is For You!

Apologies in advance if any unintentional offence is caused by the
directness (and bluntness) of this ad-post. By being direct and forthright, we are being respectful of your time and ours and you have our best wishes if this role is not aligned with who you are. Many thanks.


Most Important requirement: MUST HAVE 24 HOUR INTERNET ACCESS AND COMPUTER WITH GOOD ANTI-VIRUS INSTALLED, as candidate will have to be on the lookout for headline-grabbing stories throughout the day. Please if you do not have this, do not bother reading further or applying.

Two fresh graduates with good knowledge of website and blog interfaces, needed to write for a reputable PR showbiz blog. 

Candidates will be required to publish posts daily and meet the stipulated requirements. 

Very flexible working hours, as candidates will be working freelance in the comfort of their own environment. 

The work is actually very easy if you are not lazy, enjoy writing and love showbiz.

Good I.T. skills

Degree in English preferred, but not mandatory. 

Knowledge of high-ranking writing preferred, but not essential, as full training will be given. 

MUST BE EXTREMELY ELOQUENT IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE (written & spoken), as "typo blunders", tautology or grammatical errors in general, will not be tolerated. 

Laziness has no place in this job. Must be able to use own initiative wisely and PAY ATTENTION TO DETAIL ALWAYS

Must have a keen interest in the showbiz industry and be up to date with entertainment news; Bland excuses will not be accepted.

Suitable candidates will be given full training.

Please only apply if you meet
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Aptitude tests will be given to deter time wasters. A two week probation period will be given before full hire.

Apply in writing and attach your cv with some examples of your written work to eefiok@gmail.com

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April 11, 2013

Joseph Benjamin Bares All Tyler Perry Style: The Handsome Nollywood Star Goes DEEP To Inspire Others (MUST Read Tearjerker)

Joseph Benjamin reminds me of Tyler Perry, honest. His openness has often been misunderstood, but this has never deterred him, as he is a deeply emotional and religious person. I am used to reading lots of inspirational BB broadcasts from Joe, but this particular one tore at my heartstrings. If you're wallowing in poverty and feel like there's no hope, if anyone has ever put you down and knocked your confidence, if you've been told that you can't do it, feel like your life amounts to nothing or have been discouraged in any form, then this is for you. Read Joe's inspirational message below:

I have walked, a rough & long path, to get to here. It did not come easy,let me gv a brief version. I had to go thru different stages of life's challenges. I've worked Jobs, dt might surprise people considering d fact, dt I do not come across as one who could hv. I did all these in abid to keep body & soul 2geda. I did not understand, that all these were a major part of my training process. I have worked as a security guard, worked in a bakery, worked as a waiter, worked as a bus conductor, sold female shoes at balogun market, was a container off-loader. I have hd these experiences mold up my character, I was homeless for a while in my life, but all through this I kept pushing and never gave up. I never got into any form of crime all be it I was exposed to da very fabric of it. I was just a beneficiary of God's unmerited Grace and Mercy. I would not have gone through dt phase of my life on my own without loosing it, imagine when you sit and wonder, which way forward, where will the next meal come from. My only possession and property in this life was a nylon carrier bag and in it was a pair of chinos pants, a shirt and a pair of brogues that had some city miles on it, which was evident from the heel and the gully, that had been created on the sole thus making it almost impossible to wear them whenever it rained. I wore these set of clothing, with pride and dignity, my resting place, was at the corner of the balcony of an incomplete building. I would always wake up to the sound of radio from the neighboring houses, I obviously had no where to go but in all of this I never gave up. I would always ponder about who I was and where I was headed, take note I did not say seat because that was a position by default, my posture was always weak, but my future was not bleak. I would always rise each day ,all be it to nothing but I kept going. I never knew my life had been predestined by divinity. God had it all planned out to bring me here, to make me a light to my generation.

*sniff sniff* This is just one example that God is JUST and will NEVER let you toil in vain. Now pick yourself up, shout "YES I CAN" with conviction and belief, then face the day and persevere in your work. One thing I promise you is that hard work does pay. Good morning.

See the original message after the cut. Please download and share to help lift others up.

Jim Iyke Oozes Class On April 2013's Cover Of RB Magazine: The Dapper A-List Nollywood "Bad Boy" Gives 'Unscripted' Access Into His Private Life In This Revealing Interview

Check out this cool dude mehn! (in MC Hammer's voice) "Can't touch this"! *dusting h8ers off yo shoulders*

The Real Nollywood "Bad Boy" and one of my firm favourites, Jim Iyke, shares the most compelling stories on his journey to stardom in the latest issue of RB Magazine. You can't miss this, so grab your copy now! Click here to see Jim on the set of his new reality TV show, 'Jim Iyke Unscripted', which begins to air across African TV stations from next Wednesday, 17th April 2013.

Also in the same issue of RB Magazine, read the Hottest and Latest topics on Politics, Health, Fashion, Enterprise, Relationships, Youth Verve, Career, Inspirational News and more headline-grabbing topics.

RB Magazine is available across Nigeria. See details below on how to purchase your copy:

PH/South South - Call Tony on +2348032305816

FCT/North - Call Collins on +2348062885667

Lagos/West - Call Tola on +2348158889803

Abia/East - Call Chidimma on  +2348171682319

Last Flight To Abuja: Starring Jim Iyke, Hakeem Kae-Kazim & Omotola Is Now Available To Watch Worldwide - See Details & CNN's Vladimir Duthiers' Tweet About Interviewing Director Obi Emelonye

Last Flight To Abuja is an airplane disaster thriller based on true and tragic events
Nollywood "Bad Boy" and A-list star Jim Iyke, in Last Flight To Abuja.

The cinema phenomenon LAST FLIGHT TO ABUJA, is now available to watch from anywhere you are in the world. Be the first to see what the hype is all about. Click here to watch or http://t.co/XJFwdPVcUD via @lastflightfilm  

Also, see CNN's Vladimir Duthiers' tweet below and click on the link to read.

Retweeted Vladimir Duthiers (@VladDuthiersCNN):

The @LASTFLIGHTFILM w/ @Realomosexy & @Uru_Eke nominated for @AMAAWARDS. I interviewed director @obiemelonye last yr. http://t.co/pfg4IuSkgJ

Click here too to read CNN's feature of Last Flight To Abuja Nollywood movie's campaigns for safer skies and Vladimir Duthier's full interview with director Obi Emelonye.

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Margaret Thatcher Died In Luxury At The Ritz Hotel - See Photo Of Her Expensive Deathbed In £3,660 A Night Suite Which Boasts 24 Carat Gold Leaf And Antique Louis XVI Furnishings

Lady Thatcher had been living in this suite at the Ritz since Christmas as she recovered from an operation
Baroness Thatcher in her final days

Above is Baroness Thatcher's deathbed, inside the Ritz suite Britain's greatest post-war prime minister spent the final months of her life.

Surrounded by the people who cared for her, the Iron Lady died 'peacefully' here following a stroke at 11.28am on Monday, as she sat up and quietly read.

Lady Thatcher, who had suffered a series of mini-strokes over the past decade, recognised the symptoms as she fell ill in the luxurious room, 'but this was the one that killed her', a friend said today.

'She had been having a series of blips and this was just another one. She recognised the symptoms and that she was having a little stroke and this was the one the killed her. The doctor was called but it was very quick,' the friend told The Times.
It is still unclear what Lady Thatcher was reading when she died, but insiders say it could have been that morning's newspapers.

Lady Thatcher may have been paying for the room at a reduced rate or getting it for free from the Barclay brothers, who own the hotel and the Daily Telegraph.

Her body was removed from the hotel by private ambulance almost 13 hours later at 12.20am yesterday, and her funeral was scheduled for next Wednesday.

Her twins Mark and Carol were abroad at the time of her death but there were accusations today that they had been limiting visits to her mother.

'They decided to allow one visitor a week at The Ritz and more often than not they would cancel it,' one critic said.

'I feel sorry for her that I wasn't able to see her. I thought I would have been able to cheer her up. I feel cheated that I didn't get to say goodbye'.

Tory MP Conor Burns, who would pop in to see her every week, said: 'We would have a couple of what she called "proper ones" - stiff gins - or a bottle of wine.'

He also said she may not want to talk so he brought magazines or newspapers or they would recite Kipling  and her favourite childhood poem, the Owl and the Pussycat.
He also discussed politics with her, and as he told her Nick Clegg wanted to abolish the House of Lords, she replied: 'Well, we should abolish the Liberal Democrats'.

In the late period of her life she had the occasional lunch at the Ritz, where staff always knew to serve chicken consomme and a main course of lemon sole.

Other diners would often give her a standing ovation as she entered the dining room. Please click here to continue reading on Daily Mail's site and here to read about how her haters celebrated her death with champaign popping street parties and are planning more for her funeral next Wednesday.

Kanye West Sued For Copyright Infringement Of Gold Digger


Did Kanye steal a sample for his hit “Gold Digger”?

The lyrics “get down girl, go ‘head, get down” from his 2005 

hit could arguably be one of the most iconic hooks in his 

stellar musical catalog but the family of David Pryor is 

claiming the rapper stole it. Hmmm...

Source: NY Daily News

P-Square's Paul Okoye Is Now The Proud Father Of A Cute Bouncing Baby Boy

Paul Okoye of the Pop duo P-Square, joins his twin brother Peter, in experiencing fatherhood. Paul and his girlfriend Anita, welcomed a son, Andre Okoye, in the early hours of today in Atlanta, USA. 

Wishing them all the best and God's blessings.

April 10, 2013

Ola Orekunrin, 27-Year-Old Doctor & Helicopter Pilot, Takes Flying Doctors Nigeria, West Africa's 1st Air Ambulance Service, To The Skies, After The Death Of Her Sister. WOW!!!! (MUST Read)

You just have to read the story of this multi-talented GENIUS. Below is how CNN are reporting it:

Ola Orekunrin was studying to become a doctor in the UK a few years ago when her younger sister fell seriously ill while travelling in Nigeria. The 12-year-old girl, who'd gone to the West African country on holiday with relatives, needed urgent care but the nearest hospital couldn't deal with her condition.
Orekunrin and her family immediately began looking for an air ambulance service to rapidly transport the girl, a sickle cell anemia sufferer, to a more suitable healthcare facility. They searched all across West Africa but were stunned to find out there was none in the whole region.
"The nearest one at the time was in South Africa," remembers Orekunrin. "They had a 12-hour activation time so by the time they were ready to activate, my sister was dead".
"It was really a devastating time for me and I started thinking about whether I should be in England talking about healthcare in Africa, or I should be in Africa dealing with healthcare and trying to do something about it."
Orekunrin did the latter. Motivated by the tragic death of her sister, the young doctor decided to leave behind a high-flying job in the UK to take to the Nigerian skies and address the vital issue of urgent healthcare in Africa's most populous country.
A pioneering entrepreneur with an eye for opportunity, Orekunrin set up Flying Doctors Nigeria, the first air ambulance service in West Africa, transporting victims of medical emergencies, including industrial workers from the country's booming oil and gas sector.
"There was a situation in Nigeria where there were only two or three very good hospitals and they were sometimes a two, three, four-day journey away from the places where incidents happened," says Orekunrin. "We also have a huge oil and gas industry and at that time there was no coordinated system for moving people from the offshore environment to a hospital to receive treatment."
Currently in its third year, the Lagos-based company has so far airlifted about 500 patients, using a fleet of planes and helicopters to rapidly move injured workers and critically ill people from remote areas to hospitals.
"From patients with road traffic trauma, to bomb blast injuries to gunshot wounds, we save lives by moving these patients and providing a high level of care en route," says Orekunrin.
"Many of our roads are poorly maintained, so emergency transport by road during the day is difficult. At night, we have armed robbers on our major highways; coupled with poor lighting and poor state of the roads themselves, emergency transport by road is deadly for both patients and staff."
Flying helicopters, speaking Japanese.
At 27, there isn't much Orekunrin hasn't achieved.
Born in London, she grew up in a foster home in the charming seaside town of Lowestoft in the south-east of England.
Aged 21, Orekunrin had already graduated from the University of York as a qualified doctor. She was then awarded the MEXT Japanese Government Scholarship and moved to Japan to conduct research in the field of regenerative medicine. 
Please click here to finish reading about this ACE. May God continue to bless and protect you, my sister, as you keep up the good work. Thank you for making Nigeria proud. 

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