Tuface Tops MTV Base Chart

Popular musician Innocent Idibia also known as Tuface Idibia has ranked top place in the inaugural chart with his hit single Ihe Neme.

Close on 2Face’s heels were P-Square with “Alingo” while Ice Prince’s “More” clocked in at number 3. Other artists featuring in the top 10 included Banky W., Iyanya, Burna Boy and the late Goldie, with “Skibobo”.

Every week, The Official Naija Chart is decided by a panel of Nigerian broadcasters and music specialists .

As of the second episode, Bella Naija music editor Onos Ariyo will be joining DJ Jimmy Jatt, Cool FM’s DJ Xclusive, DJ Humility and Big Time(Rhythm FM), DJ Case and Toolz (The Beat FM) and Osagie Alonge (Nigerian Entertainment Today) on the judging panel.

The full Official Naija Top 10

2face – Ihe Neme

P-Square – Alingo

Ice Prince – More

Banky W. – Yes/No

Iyanya – Your Waist

Burna Boy – Tonight

Goldie – Skibobo

Phyno ft Olamide – Ghostmode

LOS – Bad Guy P

Olamide – First of all

Fayemi Reads Riot Act To Newly Reconstituted LG Chairmen

The Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi has stated that chairman who is not found to be in residence in his local government within the next six months risks being sacked.

Governor Fayemi, gave the warning during the swearing-in ceremony of the council bosses in Ado-Ekiti on Friday; saying that they are expected to be resident in their respective local government areas and give attention to the people whom they are appointed to serve.

The Governor who stated that it is now an offence for any council boss to reside permanently in Ado Ekiti, the state capital hinted that he might pay them an impromptu visit at any day of the week and any time of the day, adding that anyone found wanting would be dismissed.

He charged the new council bosses to collaborate with traditional rulers and the citizenry in order to achieve good governance.

While reiterating the aversion of his administration to corruption, the Governor stressed that government would not hesitate to prosecute any public office holder caught in fraudulent practices.

Dr. Fayemi also urged them to give priority to the welfare of the citizens and curb activities of marauders in their domains, by working with the relevant security agencies as well as the newly established Peace Corps.

He stressed the need to fast-track the socio-economic transformation of the communities through purposeful leadership; adding that they should have inputs in the preparation of the local government’s version of the Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF).

On infrastructure development, Fayemi announced that the Second phase of the construction of 5km roads would soon begin across the state even as he emphasized the need to complete the first phase where such is yet to be completed in any local government in the state.

In his remarks, the Caretaker Chairman of Efon Local Government, Dr. Adio Folayan promised that the new council helmsmen, would embark on projects that will bring about physical and economic development.

Folayan added that transformational leadership is about making the Future possible and assured that they would work to actualise the 8-point agenda of the Fayemi-led Administration.


Mourns Goldie

Dr. Fayemi also expressed shock on the death of multiple award winning pop music star, Susan Oluwabimpe Harvey popularly known as “Goldie.”

In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Olayinka Oyebode, described the death of the artiste as a “big blow to the global entertainment industry”.

He praised Goldie for representing Nigeria well in last year’s edition of the Big Brother Africa competition where she won millions of admirers.

Fayemi also described Goldie’s death as great loss to Ekiti State as the late star hailed from Ikole-Ekiti, headquarters of Ikole Local Government Area of the state.

With Goldie’s death, Fayemi said a bright star from Ekiti whose impact in the entertainment industry reverberated across the nation and the world stage has been eclipsed.

He noted that the works of the artiste brought joy to his fans all over the world saying he derived consolation from the fact that although Goldie is dead, her music will remain in the hearts of his fans and admirers all over the world.

The Governor urged the family of the deceased to be consoled that their daughter lived a fulfilled life and had carved a niche for herself in her chosen career.

In her short but eventful life, Goldie was an ambassador of Project Alert, a world renowned non-profit organisation, she was  president of the organisation aimed at advocating Zero tolerance to all forms of violence against women and young girls. She had won over ten awards including Exquisite Lady of the year (ELOY), Best Female Artiste award and City People Best Female Artiste of the year.

“This great daughter of Ekiti recorded so many feats in her short but eventful lifetime. Our prayer is that God will grant the family and fans the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss. The statement added.






Goldie Harvey Passes Away

Hip-hop artiste and Nigeria’s representative at the last Big Brother Africa Star Game reality show; Goldie is dead. Goldie passed away on Thursday night shortly after she returned from the US where she attended the Grammy Awards on Sunday.

Although details of the cause of her death are yet to be ascertained, the musician who is famed for her renaissance style, died at Reddington Hospital, in Victoria Island, Lagos.

She was said to have been rushed to the hospital after she complained of a migraine and then gave up the ghost in the hands of her friend and Channel O Veejay; Denrele Edun, who was in the hospital with her.

Susan Oluwabimpe Harvey was signed on to Kennis Music Record label in 2010 and the deal has since re-launched her music career with the release of her acclaimed debut titled, ‘Gold’.

The album had hit songs including ‘You Know It’, ‘Jawo Jawo’ and ‘Don’t Touch My Body’.

Her latest effort, she described as “three nawti singles” from her forthcoming ‘African Invasion album’ are ‘Skibo’, ‘Miliki’ and ‘Got To Have It’ presently enjoying air plays on radio and TV stations across the continent.

She was reported to be working on collaborating with American Hip-Hop artiste; Keri Hilson, which was arranged during her trip to the US for the Grammy Awards.

Confirming her demise, the President of Kennis Music, Keke Ogungbe, in a statement on Thursday night stated that “with a deep sense of loss, we announce the shocking death of our darling music star, Goldie Harvey.”

“Goldie, 31, died on Thursday after she complained of a severe headache shortly after her arrival from the United States where she went to witness the Grammy Award. She was rushed from her Park View, Ikoyi, Lagos residence to her official hospital, Reddington, Victoria Island, Lagos, where doctors pronounced her dead on arrival at exactly 7:30pm in the evening.”

“We consider this period a gloomy moment for us and the entire Nigerian music industry in view of the circumstance in which she passed away; the abundance of talent she exhibited in her short but eventful music career and the various opportunities her trip to the United States of America would have availed her.”

The first of four kids, Goldie attended the Green Springs Montessori Primary School and St. John’s College, Palm Groove, in Lagos.

She is also survived by her father and step- mother.


Nigeria is now home – Prezzo

He has been seen at a number of social events in Lagos with Nigeria’s Pop Princess Goldie Harvey, but Kenyan rapper and second runner-up at the last Big Brother Africa Star Game, Prezzo has revealed plans to settle in Nigeria and build a career in the nation’s fledgling entertainment industry.

The Kenya trained and certified pilot turned rapper stated on Channels TV Sunrise that “my purpose of visiting Nigeria is to broaden my musical career and work with a couple of producers here.”

“Nigeria will be my second home from now on and I don’t want to feel like a tourist when I come to Nigeria, so Nigeria will be home” he stated, adding that “fufu and Eba makes one live longer and stronger” as he showed his reverence for Nigerian local meals.

On which city in Nigeria he will be settling, the Kenyan artiste who also sings in Swahili said “most definitely in Lagos. I think Lagos is a beautiful place.”

“I just love the aggression of the people out there. I love the hustle” he stated about the daily struggle of residents in Nigeria’s most populous city.

According to him “Nigeria is the leader of Africa’s music industry and for me to achieve my goal, I have to JFK” he said, defining JFK as – “Joining Forces with the Kings”.

“So I have come to join forces with my Nigerian brothers and sisters” he added.

“I love the positive energy in Nigeria and I feel it is the kind of positive energy I want to be part of.”

When asked who his choice producers in Nigeria are, Prezzo replied “I am very inspired by the Nigerian music industry as a whole. It is a big industry and I am willing to work with anybody. I don’t need to use anybody as a stepping stone.”

The musician also revealed plans to make a foray into Nollywood.

Prezzo is expected to drop a single, on Monday ahead of his forthcoming album.

When questioned on his famous relationship with Goldie, with whom he has being seen at various events in Nigeria and abroad in recent weeks, Prezzo cheerfully grinned saying “Goldie is busy. I have seen her just once since my arrival. ”

“She’s been very busy” he stated, adding that “Goldie is a beautifully person, both inside and outside.”

Prezzo had a stormy relationship with the Nigerian participant in the Big Brother Africa House and that they have both evolved to be great friends since the reality show ended.


I can marry Goldie – Prezzo

Kenyan rapper, Prezzo whose real name is Jackson Ngechu Makini on Wednesday confessed his feelings for his  former housemate in the just concluded Big Brother Africa stargame, Goldie Harvey saying one of his missions in Nigeria is  to see her.

Prezzo who is currently in Nigeria, in an interviewed with his fans said at first he came to the Big Brother House as an individual, along the line he said he developed feelings for Goldie.

“In all honesty, I cared about her and she cared about me. In that house, you don’t know what to expect. With God on my side I pray everything works out well.

“The attraction was nature taking its cause. We found ourselves mostly together all the time. I will tell Goldie I’ve been thinking about her since I left the house. Emotions started building up when we were in the house. You can’t control your emotions.

“My mission here is to look for Goldie, Yes I will marry her,” Prezzo.
Prezzo also spoke about his broken marriage.

“I was married before and now we are separated but I have a baby girl with her and that is not the end of the world. My baby mama has the divorce papers with her and it is in process. We don’t live together for the past 3 years and my wife knows our relationship cannot work. There is no relationship between the both of us anymore”.

He however added that he is willing to get the Nigerian singer back “My mission here is to look for Goldie. The time for looking out for fan base will come.

“I travelled from East Africa to West Africa and that is just the beginning. The Big Brother House will bring the worst of you and the best of you. For everyone who felt offended I am truly sorry, I am not that kind of person. It’s just a game of strategy. The BBA House is nothing but a game”.

Big Brother Africa: I have learnt my lesson, Goldie tells fans

Following the controversy surrounding her exit from the Big Brother Africa house,  Bimpe Susan Harvey, popularly known as Goldie, has issued a press statement where she apologized to all Nigerians for her ‘shameful’ misconduct in the Big Brother Star Game house.

The statement reads:

“I want to tell Nigerians that I am so sorry. I am human just like everyone. I am an extremely emotional person. Everybody has two sides. What we entertainers represent on stage is different from who we are off stage. And I didn’t go into the Big Brother StarGame with any strategy.

“I went in there as an individual and just to be my real self. And that’s what Africa saw. I didn’t go into that house as Goldie, the performer; I was in there as Susan. Fortunately, my teeming fans got to see the human side of me and not the woman they see on stage.

“I wear my heart on my sleeve. I am brought up to be loyal and be truthful to everyone. I am not the type that plots or play schism. So, when I.K. showed me the nomination last Sunday, the discovery was shocking and my knees went weak. Every other guy had like 8, 6 and 5 nominations, but I had just two. And I was the one to leave. I felt betrayed when I discovered one of the persons that nominated me for eviction.

“Nigerians are loving, caring and religious people. We have high moral standards. And all these qualities I tried to exhibit while in the Big Brother house.

“You had about 50 cameras to watch you but I had only two eyes and two ears and I believed in what I saw. But when I heard everything he had said, I was sad, but I realise that he went into the house to play a game. I have learnt my lesson and I am stronger for it” she said.


Goldie leaves the Big Brother Stargame

The only remaining Nigerian housemate in the Big Brother Africa, Goldie Harvey was on Sunday night evicted from the Stargame.

Big Brother presenter IK first broke the good news to Lady May and Kyle that they had been saved by Africa, then Goldie was unfortunately told that she had become the latest eviction victim from the house.

She was called onto the stage where she appeared in an emotional state, IK(presenter) tried comforting her. She could not fight her emotions after realizing that her struggle for the US$300,000 has come to an end.

Goldie was speechless even her last words could not be heard during her interview on the live show.
Goldie was shown a video clip of the nominations in the diary room while crying Goldie couldn’t believe that of the two votes that took her to the chopping block, Keitta‘s was inclusive.

An angry Goldie showed how disappointed she was to see that Keitta the person she was caring for put her up for possible eviction.

With so much pain Goldie responded, ” Oh my God, I have been cooking for Keitta, looking after him but he nominated me?” Goldie said while crying live on stage.

A brief chart below shows how Africa voted.









Angola: Prezzo

Botswana: Lady May

Ghana: Kyle

Kenya: Prezzo

Liberia: Prezzo

Malawi: Kyle

Namibia: Lady May

Nigeria: Goldie

South Africa: Kyle

Sierra Leone: Kyle

Tanzania: Prezzo

Uganda: Kyle

Zambia: Kyle

Zimbabwe: Lady May

Rest of Africa: Goldie

Total: Kyle = 6; Prezzo = 4, Lady May = 3, Goldie = 2. (Total: 15 Votes)

Big Brother has been Kidnapped

There was so much panic and fear in the Big Brother house on Wednesday morning when a new Big Brother invaded the house.

Biggie has been kidnapped and in his place a new, scarier Big Brother has taken over.

There was panic this morning when the lights were dimmed dramatically and a powerful force took the reins.

Goldie with so much shock left her mouth open, while Alex sat in the corner looking dumbfounded. After what seemed to be an eternity, the lights came back on and a scary voice rang through the House.

The new Big Brother did not introduce himself instead delivered a shocker saying Big Brother has been kidnapped.

What can the housemate do to save Big Brother?

BBA: Junia and Malonza get evicted

One of Big Brother’s most loved couple Junia and Malonza are no more in the House. They were the latest to bid farewell at the Stargame last night.

When it was time for the eviction, IK, the presenter, scared the 6 housemates that were put up for eviction, by calling out their names with so much sympathy.

Prezzo who was the first to be metioned showed so much fret in him, but fortunately for him he was saved by his fans.

Malonza whose name was also mentioned appeared not to be bothered, instead his girlfriend Junia broke down into tears.

When being asked by the presenter (IK) if the relationship was going to continue even after he leaves BBA, Malonza said “Anything that continues from here will be a plus but all I know is that Junia is a special friend.

He added that “what brought me joy at the Big Brother was the fact that I found Junia.”

When the time for the second eviction came, Goldie was so nervous that Prezzo (the evicted)  had to pat  her at the back but he got lucky.

Well, when it was time to depart the house, Junia smiled while hugging others and whispered “At least am leaving with him.”

It is clear that these two have genuine feelings for each other and they now finally have a chance to see if their love is for real.

BBA: Prezzo sings for Goldie, says you are my pride, my joy

After series of misunderstanding and regrets between Goldie and Prezzo, in a cheerful mood on Wednesday afternoon, loverboy prezzo sang for his girlfriend singing “You are my pride, my joy , my baby”.

Goldie up in the morning singing merrily to herself while doing the dishes, Prezzo cooking in the kitchen wearing a blue chef outfit couldn’t do anything better than to sing for his boo.

Previously in the house, he had complained to his other housemate Keitha that he is over and done with the relationship, Goldie on the other hand said to herself that she is over with Prezzo and will not allow him get to her again.

Would this be the end to the breakup and fights?

BBA: Who will Africa save in this week’s eviction battle?

From the nominations announced, Lady May was leading with five votes followed by Kyla with three votes, Goldie, Prezzo, Junia and Keagan had two votes each while Keitta, Alex, Malonza and Jannette had one vote each

The housemates gathered in the lounge waiting for Big Brother to reveal who will be put up for eviction. In alphabetical order, Biggie mentioned Goldie, Junia, Keagan, Kyle, Lady May and Prezzo.

The head of the house has to save one housemate from eviction, but being part of the housemates put on the eviction list, Keagan (this week’s head of the house) had to replace himself.

Keagan found himself in a dilemma when asked to name the housemate he wished to replace him. He started by calling names already on the eviction list but had to later settle for Malonza.

The battle in this week’s eviction is between Goldie, Junia, Kyle, Lady May, Malonza and Prezzo… who will Africa save?



BBA: You should not have saved me from eviction, Prezzo tells Goldie

After Sunday night’s eviction, Goldie has been in deep thoughts if she made the right choice and why.

Goldie and Prezzo were having a simple conversation, suddenly they started an argument.

Prezzo accused Goldie of pretending saying that she should not have said she want to embark on a “voluntary exit” from the Big Brother House when she did not mean it.

On this issue, Goldie attacked Prezzo and told him that he wanted her to leave so that he would win the grand prize.

She also accused Prezzo of not caring if she leaves or stays in the game.

Prezzo however denied the allegation and reminded Goldie of a day she came out from the Diary room crying after her swapping.

The Kenyan told his lady that it was not his issue but he took his responsibility, as someone who cared for her and followed her up where she was going, just to ask her what was wrong but it looks like she never appreciated all this.

In pains and sadness Goldie tried to convince Prezzo of how much she cared for him and wouldn’t want to see him exit the star game, so that’s why she save him from the evictions.

Hearing the word eviction, Prezzo fumed and told Gooldie that he never needed her to save him; he wanted to see how Africa could have decided therefore she would have left the issues as they were for Africa.

Goldie broke down in shock and accused Prezzo of not appreciating all her efforts and the open heart she has shown towards him.

After the conversation, some minutes later Prezzo left the kitchen for his bed without talking to her, Goldie broke down in tears and started regretting all her efforts she has shown to Prezzo which he doesn’t appreciate.