Yvonne Okoro on the Vickie Remoe Show

Vickie Remoe interview with Nigerian/Ghanaian actress and beauty Yvonne Okoro, she talks about her career, writing children’s books, and how she got into the game


The premire of Contract; An Yvonne Okoro movie

Just when we felt Ghanaian movies had clocked their optimum of surprises, Contract the movie says not yet! Ghanaian actress; Yvonne Okoro revived our hibernated minds with the release of her new movie-Contract, directed by the multiple award-winning Director – Shirley Frimpong Manso.  A Sparrow Production joining forces with Yvonne Okoro. It is no doubt we have something to look forwards this festive season with African movies.

In his quest to find the woman who will take his money, have his child and disappear, Peter begins a roller coaster, contracted relationship with Abena Boateng, a crude but clever local girl who is anything but impressed with Peter’s affluence. More details and preview after the cut >>>>

According to the preview, this movie is rich with transparent and exciting comedy, but at the same time concentrating its core story to the modern factual society issues; giving a lot to laugh about.
‘Contract’ as said earlier is an Yvonne Okoro movie, starring South Africa’s Hlomla Dandala of Jacob’s cross fame, Nigerian sensation Joseph Benjamin, Yvonne Okoro herself and several other talented actors.
It narrates the story of a “successful Businessman Peter Poplampo, the ultimate alpha male who is 40 years old, rich, and a bachelor. Despite his mother’s consistency attempts to find him a woman, Peter stands firm to his rule of non-committal casual dates, freedom and being in control of his life until the burning desire to have a child arises. The rest to be discovered when the movie is released.
Contract’ stands to grand premiere on Friday 28th December at the National Theatre, 6.30pm. And on Saturday 29th December ‘Contract’ will begin showing at the SilverBird Cinema, Accra Mall.
The movie is proudly sponsored by Sultana Rice, Amarula, Carex Hand Sanitizer, PHC Motors and Woodin.

Pictures of Millen Magese hosting Music Meets Runway 2012

Former Miss Tanzania,International model signed with Ford Models NY, Ice Model Management South africa,,Tanzania Education Trust Spokesperson.

Recently, the former Miss Tanzania and international model was honoured when asked to host the 2012 edition of Music Meets Runway. At this event, Millen paraded the stage in six different outfits and looked perfectly gorgeous  in each of them  

Millen Magese is an international renown fashion model and humble humanitarian. Not only does she showcase her beauty on runways in Europe, the United States, Asia and Africa, she also has a heart of goal; the former Miss Tanzania often lends her time, talents, and high energy to making a difference in the lives of those who are less fortunate.  The model makes significant contributions to charities such as the Tanzania Education Trust, African Rainforest Conservancy, and the MacDella Cooper Foundation.

11 year old killed in a fire cracker explosion and 14 injured in Lagos

A fire cracker shop exploded in a storey building at a popular market in Lagos today,  killing one teenager and injuring 14 people.  According to a victim, it was like a bomb blast.

An eyewitness describes the scene;  “people near and far thought it was “Boko haram at work.” You can’t imagine the rate at which the marketers packed their things, even passers by were running and crying.” 
More details from the video after cut >>>>

All emergency services and related authorities were at the scene for a rescue operation; cars and houses were also reported to have burned beyond repair from the blast.
In desperate economic conditions, Christmas season is a time whereby, local entrepreneurs aim for profit by selling fire crackers; which is well in demand by consumers. The dilemma is, should the Nigerian government restrict the sales of fire crackers? or how can the safety of the public be ensured while maintaining the sales of such a dangerous product – which seem to be a strong source of most people’s income in this festive time.

***Lack of proper coordinated safety system leads to Christmas curses.***

Nelson Mandela released from hospital.

The Former South African President Nelson Mandela was discharged from hospital on Wednesday,  following his treatment for lung infection and gallstones removal, says a government spokesman.
The 94-year-old icon’s medical care treatment will continue at home. He had been in the hospital since December 8th, but as days went by, officials updated the worried public by saying: he was improving and in good spirits, but doctors have taken extraordinary care with his health because of his age.
“We thank the public and the media for the good wishes and for according Madiba and the family the necessary privacy,” said Maharaj in a statement, using Mandela’s clan name, a term of affection. The statement requested that Mandela’s privacy continue to be respected “in order to allow for the best possible conditions for full recovery.”Mandela was released Wednesday evening and will receive “home-based high care” at his residence in the Johannesburg neighbourhood of Houghton until he fully recovers, said presidential spokesman Mac Maharaj. (Quote from BBC News report; Dec. 26th).

Officials like David Phetoe, the resident of the Johannesburg township of Soweto, expressed their reactions of joy when announced Mandela was no longer in a hospital.
“It’s not always the case, when people offer great expectations, that those expectations are fulfilled,” he said. “In this case, we say in the same tone, in the Christmas mood and in the Christmas season, let him stick around for a while!”
Indeed it is a joyful feeling knowing the Nobel laureate is in good health. 

Famous rapper Playbuoy weds blogger

What a romantic hook-up as a rapper marries a blogger. Chioma who is the president/CEO of the blog “Chizy’s spyware” wedded the  famous rapper Chima also known as “Playbuoy. Both are now the hottest newlyweds. 
The two tied the knot on 22nd of December 2012 at the Chapel Of Christ The Light, Alausa Ikeja, Lagos; followed by a reception  at Goshen Hall Events Center Ikeja. More pictures after cut……
According to the description on Chizy’s spyware’ blog, the ceremony was a combination of a historic church, a swanky reception and the most important element of all – a couple in love!  The couple were a perfect representation of elegant sophistication as they said “I Do”. The beautiful bride Chioma in her beaded mermaid style dress with a dramatic ruffled train paired with a birdcage veil and then the groom Chima in his sleek black tuxedo accentuated by his black tip-toed shoes were indeed a hallmark of class and swags.
The colour red played a prominent role on Chioma and Chima’s day, the vibrant hue and the passionate emotion it is associated with was evident all through the day. From the couple’s love-filled kisses to the bridesmaids’ dresses and reception decor, the wedding was a dream come true. After church, it was all about having a great time and celebrating their love with family and friends at the reception. Dancing, great music, yummy food and so much more ensured that this was a day to remember. When the bride emerged in her dazzling reception dress, the tempo of the event was elevated once more as guests danced the night away while Chioma and Chima savoured their special moments! 
Wishing you both a blessed and prosperous life together. 

Genevieve’s parent celebrate wedding anniversary

Nollywood screen queen actress, Genevieve Nnaji’s parent celebrated plus one as married couple today. This should be a delightful time not just for the family but Nollywood in general; as the union led to the creation of their beautiful daughter Genevieve; now an A-list super star who’s talent and persistence resulted in her breaking international barriers.