Rubbin’ Minds: Toolz Evicts Ebuka From Live TV In Birthday Surprise

Ebuka HotseatThe Sunday July 13 edition of Rubbin’ Minds on Channels Television fell on the eve of the show host, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu’s birthday and it turned out the way he never planned.

Celebrated radio girl, Toolz, stormed the Channels Television studio midway into the live programme on the covert invitation of the producer when Ebuka had just announced that he was about to have his second guest.

As the show host, Ebuka had been accused of being mean to guests with his consistent probing, and it was time for him to have a feel of what he had put several celebrities through with Toolz bombarding him with daring questions about his career and private life and of course relationships with women.

Although his explanations would not save him from Toolz’ well planned payback, he explained why he took the daring path as he was tired of the regular interviews that celebrities grant where they answer the same set of questions. He believed it made more impact asking celebrities what people are really asking on the streets and on social media.

The good looking presenter who clocks 32 on July 14 confessed to being nervous as he was bewildered by the pleasant coup by his colleagues and the demand for honest answers to questions thrown at him.

He revealed his untold opinions about some of the celebrities he had interviewed; the best, the worst, the ones he underrated but wowed him and the ones who disappointed. From Tonto Dike, to Davido, Reminisce, Toke Makinwa, Omawunmi, and May-D, he had a thing to say about them all.

He also revealed that the one person he was dying to interview was the Nigerian President, Goodluck Jonathan. He stated that he felt the President had not been asked the kind of questions he should be asked and also the ones he would love to be asked.

Getting personal, Ebuka could not count the number of tattoos on his body but he disclosed where some of them are placed, what they mean and what next he would be putting up on his body, yes he loves tattoos that much.

He tried hard to put up an act he had been faced with from several guests when the issue of women came up but Toolz wouldn’t bend. Eventually, he admitted – probably for the first time in the media – having dated TV presenter, Lamide Akintobi.

Genevieve Nnaji, Rita Dominic, Omawunmi are among female celebrities Ebuka considered special and attractive but his special closeness to Rita Dominic would not be swept under the carpet by the ceremonial host but Ebuka maintained that they were just friends, adding, “If I wanted it to be more, it would have been more since.”

Then came the moment for Toolz’ set of mean questions just the way Ebuka dished them out to celebrities on the show and with his answers he got some of the crew members shaking their heads.

On his several confessions, Ebuka spoke about how he had managed to stay on the minds of Nigerians after breaking through via a reality TV show, considering how many of such persons have gone quiet over the years.

He also gave his own clarification between arrogance, self-confidence and self-worth, the last two being what describes him, contrary to what some people might think.

The few minutes of the exciting interview which forced Ebuka unto the hot seat on his own set might just be one of the most memorable birthday surprises Ebuka would ever experience. He took a deep breath as the show ended.


Vanguard Newspaper Honours Dangote, Uduaghan, Chukwuma In 2013 Award


Vanguard Newspaper in Nigeria held its 2013 Award, with Africa’s richest man and the President of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, Governor of Delta State, Emmanuel Uduaghan and  Chairman of Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing Company, Innocent Chukwuma, honoured.

The event held at the Oriental Hotel in Lagos brought together dignitaries from all walks of life.

In style, Waje rendered the Nigeria’s national anthem at the beginning of the award.

Guests were thrilled by Nigerian artistes – Waje, Omawunmi and Limpopo master -K’cee – and a popular comedian, Bovi was on hand to make the guests laugh in excitement.

It was like another feather to their cap, as these men may have gotten used to such recognition of excellence and contributions to the development of Nigeria.

Enjoy the 2013 Vanguard Newspaper Award.

NLNG Celebrates Achievement Of 3,000 Gas Export Cargo

NLNG-celebratesThe Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) hit a significant 3,000 gas export Cargo from the export facility in Bonny in Rivers State, a development that really calls for celebration.

Personalities gathered under one roof to wine, dine and genuinely make merry, as the NLNG celebrates a symbolic milestone.

Guests were treated to a cocktail before the main event started.

The beautifully decorated hall sets the tone for an evening to celebrate a historic moment in Nigeria.

Guests were thrilled by Nigerian soul singer, Bez.

Get a glimpse of the excitement and event in the video.


Headies 2012: Chuddy K taken off ‘Next Rated’ category

The organizers of the Headies awards has announced that talented rising artiste, Chuddy K has been taken off the nominees list for the “Next Rated” category.

The organizers took the decision because Chuddy K had previously released an album titled “I Am Me” in 2010 and the major requirement for nominees is that s/he must be unreleased artistes as at nomination period.

Judges of the prestigious annual music awards have now taken Chuddy K off the Next Rated category and have now replaced him with talented rapper, Flowssick.

Following the rules of the “Next Rated category over the years, this category for the awards is for the most promising upcoming officially unreleased act in the year under review. The prize for this category also comes with a brand new car courtesy The Headies. Past winners of this category include Wande Coal, Asa, Skuki, Overdose, Omawumi and Wizkid

The Next Rated Category nominees are now DavidO, Eva Alordiah, Praiz and Flowssick.

The Headies 2012 is scheduled to hold at the Convention Centre of Eko Hotels and Suites, in Lagos on Sunday October 20, 2012. M.I and Omawumi will host the highly anticipated event.

See this year’s nominnees list for Headies award here.