Wednesday, February 29, 2012


The most feared moment for the contestants is the eviction. This is the moment where contestants loose courage, because their faith lies in the hands of the viewers who have the final say and sometimes vote wrongly. Another eviction comes up this week and two of the eight housemates must leave the house. Who will they be? Picture above shows the eight contestants L-R: Onochie, Nagite, Adum, Peterside, Njoku, Giami, Ekpo and Chinwo, two must leave this week.

Friday, February 24, 2012


Eight contestants are left in this year`s Idol competition sponsored by etisalat Nigeria. The contestants are, Diwari Peterside, Honey Adum, Lynda Giami, Stephen Onochie, Najite El-David, Joe Anthony Ekpo and Mercy Chinwo. The eight contestants left the foreign scene for the local as they sang songs written and sang by Nigerians. This excited one of the Judges (Charles Oputa a.k.a Charly Boy) as he queried why it took this time for the contestants to sing local songs. The first contestant of the show was Diwari Peterside, a lawyer turned musician, who sang Onyeka Owenu`s“ YOU AND I”, Honey Adum followed as he sang Mike Okri`s “OMOGE”, Lynda Giami sang late Christy Essien Igbbokwe`s “SEUN RERE”, Orlando Owo`s “ IYAWO ASIKO” was sang by Stephen Onochie, Najite El-David sang “WAIT FOR ME” by Sunny Ade and Onyeka Owenu, Nneka Njoku sang “OLOMI” by Tosin Martins, Joe Anthony Ekpo sang Felix Liberty`s IFEOMA and Mercy Chinwo sang late Bobby Benson`s “TAXI DRIVER” in the Mandy Ojugbana`s version. The eight contestants no doubt gave their best as they thrilled the audience. But these two contestants namely Ekpo and Onochie stood out that they got both the audience and the judges applauding for minutes as they repeatedly shouted their names. Nevertheless, two out of these eight talents will have to be evicted next week. Who will they be? The viewers (Voters) have the final say.Picture above shows Diwari singing “YOU AND I” by Onyeka Owenu

Honey doing Mike Okri`s “OMOGE”

Giami singing “SEUN RERE” by Late Christy Essien Igbokwe

The audience, appaulding the contestants

Onochie doing Late Orlando Owo`s “IYAWO ASIKO”

Stephen`s fans.

Najite singing “WAIT FOR ME” by Sunny Ade and Onyeka Owenu

Nneka doing “OLOMI” by Tosin Martins

Outstanding Joe Blue, performing Felix Liberty`s “IFEOMA” in a grand style

One of the Nigerian Idol judges, Charles Oputa a.k.a Charly Boy, dazzled by Joe Ekpo`s brilliant performance

Joe`s fan`s supporting their own at the Nigerian Idol season 2 live recording in Lagos Nigeria

Mercy Chinwo singing “ TAXI DRIVER” by Late Bobby Benson in Mandy Ojugbana`s style

Thursday, February 23, 2012


Two top contestants at the Nigerian Idol music reality show, namely Chinedu Ugwuadu and Sylvester Kiskin were evicted from the contest on February 23, 2012. The duo were actually strong contenders for the crown, but music experts believe that the choice of Whitney Houston`s song that both of them chose to sing made them perform below evpectation. Their arguments was that Whitney is a women and a female voice is challenging for men. They ought to have chosen one of Whitney`s songs that is not too challenging for men.Nevertheless, they rated both evictees high. Above is Chinedu Ugwuadu, the youngest contestant whom the viewers (voters) evicted with their votes from the house

Sylverster Kiskin aka Sly one singing late Whitney Houston`s "SAVING ALL MY LOVE FOR YOU". Unfortunately, the song fetched him an eviction.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012


Ibrahim Hila from Madana in Niger state  and Jafar 22, an onion seller from Gausu local government area in Zamfara state were victims of the mayhem between the Ibos and the Hausas which happened recently in Onitsha, Anambra state. An eye withness account says that trouble started when a Hausa mobile police shot and killed an Ibo bus driver and one other person at New market road in Onitsha. This spat off violence among the Ibos against the Hausas. Ibrahim and Jafar were among the victims of the violence. Matchet cuts were inflicted on Jafar whose little finger(left hand) was almost chopped off. Photo above shows Ibrahim Hila, who narrowly missed death. Photos and text by Anthony ADIGWU

Jafar 22, an onoin seller from Gausu local government area in Zamfara state was seriously injured.

Jafar, showing off the matchet wound on his hand

Jafar showing his finger that was nearly cut off


On February 17, 2011, the Nigerian Idol  show, sponsored by etisalat Nigeria, was dedicated to late Whitney Houston, who died at age, forty-eight. The ten contestants, left in the show, all sang Whitney`s songs.Lynda Giami sang Whitney`s TRY IT ON MY OWN, Sylvester Kinsin, Sang SAVING ALL MY LOVE FOR YOU, WHERE DO BROKEN HEARTS, was sang by Diwari Peterside, I HAVE NOTHING was sang by Nagite, Steve Onochie sang I WANNA DANCE WITH SOMBODY, I LOOK TO YOU was sang by Mercy Chinwo, COUNT ON ME was sang by Honey Adum, Nneka Njoku sang DIDN`T WE ALMOST HAVE IT ALL and Joe Anthony Ekpo sang ONE MOMENT IN TIME. The contests actually gave their best, but the viewers who are the voters have the final say. Two contestants must leave this week. Who are they?  Picture above is Ill left and Tiwa right, both anchors of Nigerian Idol season 2.

The contestants. R-L Giami, Sylvester, Chinedu, Mercy and Diwari looking up to the viewers, to stay in the show.

Front to the back: Onochie,Nneka,Adum,Ekpo and Najite. Which of them will survive this week`s eviction?

Giami, performing late Whitney Houston`s TRY IT ON MY OWN. Will she survive this week`s eviction?

Thursday, February 16, 2012


Two contestants out of the top twelve left in etisalat sponsored Nigerian Idol, were booted out of the competition on February 16,2012.The two contests are Ibinabo Romeo, a Nigerian based in Gambia and Ayo Ayolola based in lagos. The announcement of Ayo`s eviction never meant anything to the Judges and audience until he was given the microphone to sing his final song before leaving the house. Ayo grabbed the microphone and sang James Blunt`s, (YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL). This thrilled fellow contestants that they traded their emotions with tears. The audience present in the studio screened at his beautiful performance that they kept shouting Ayo, Ayo, we love you. The most emotional aspect of the show was when the father himself, one of the Judges of Nigerian Idol and a music icon, Charly Boy broke into tears as Ayo kept singing the song you are beautiful. Some of the spectators present did not agree with the choices of the audience, as they believed, that the two who were evicted should have stayed. But, they have no choice, because the viewers have the final say. Picture above: L-R shows the top twelve before tge eviction- Najite El-David, Ayo Ayolola, Nneka Njoku, Mercy Chinwo, Ibinabo Romeo, Chinedu Ugwumadu, Sylvester Kiskin, Diwari Peterside, Steven Onochie, Joe Anthony Ekpo, Lynda Giami and Honey Adum pose for the camera before the eviction

Ibinabo Romeo, evicted

Ayo Ayolola after the eviction

Gambian based Ibinabo singing I wanna know what love is, by Foreigner after she was evicted

Ayolola, singing James Blunt`s YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL after his eviction

Ayolola, backing the camera, been embraced by surviving contestants after singing the song titled "YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL"

One of the Nigerian Idol Season 2 Judges, Charles Oputa aka Charly Boy in tears as the viewers voted out one of the greatest talents of Nigerian Idol season 2, Ayo Ayolola

L-R Sponsorship Analyst, Etisalat Nigeria, Mr. Dayo Adeyelure, Ibinabo Reomeo, Ayo Ayolola and Tiwa Medubi, project manager Nigerian Idol after the eviction


L-R: Centre Manager, British Council, Mrs. Ijeoma Arguba;  Director, Brands
&Communication, Etisalat Nigeria, Mr. Enitan Denloye; Director, Ministry of
Higher Education, Mrs. Mae Solomon; Regional Sales Manager, Etisalat
Nigeria, Mr. Aja Enekwachi at the  closing ceremony of the
Etisalat-sponsored Teachers Training Programme held  at Conference Hall,
Ministry of Justice, Rivers State, ...Wednesday February 15.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012


Organisation of African Instituted Churches (OAIC) held it`s first quarterly meeting for the year 2012 at the Cherubim and Serephim Movement Church aka Ayo nio in Lagos Nigeria on February 15, 2012. The organisation called for love amidst Nigerians. It doesn`t matter where anybody comes from the first vice president of the organisation Apostle general, Joseph Otubu said. Whoever you find by your side is your neighbour. Whether he or she is from your tribe or not, whether he or she practices your religion or not, but the fact that he or she is a human being, that person should be treated well. The absence of love is responsible for the present situation of the country says Joseph Otubu. He urged Nigerians to be at peace with each other no matter where the other person cpmes from or his religion. Picture above L-R: Joseph Otubu first vice president Orgaisation of African Instituted Churches (OAIC), Nathaniel Olorunsola, member of the board of trustee and His grace, the most Revd. Prof. Magnus Atilade, Chairman Organisation of African Instituted Churches (OAIC) Southwest zone, addressing newsmen at the occasion

Tuesday, February 14, 2012


The Praying Band of St. Matthias, New Church of Cherubim and Seraphim Ago-Itunu (Aladura), situated at Ebute-Metta, Lagos Nigeria, on February 12, 2011, held a remembrance service for the departed souls of the Church under the ministration of His most Eminence, Baba Aladura Abel Olujimi Akinsanya JP. Picture above shows from Left Special Apostle Dr. Akin Odebo, whose father was one of the departed souls that was remembered by the Church, discussing with His Eminence, Abel Akinsanya in the service.

His Eminence, Abel Olujimi Akinsanya JP, admonishing members of the congregation at the occasion

Members of the congregation

Monday, February 6, 2012


The General Overseer of The Redeemed Christian Church of God on February 5, 2012, prayed for sportsmen and women in Nigeria at the Church`s international headquarters in Ebute metta Lagos Nigeria. The Title of his message, is that Life is a race. He made it clear to sports people present that they should not mind those who say what matters most is participation and that winning is not the ultimate. Pastor Adeboye then said, if winning is not the ultimate, like some people claim, then why are prices not given to failures.If anybody should come first, why not you he asked. Those who come first are human beings ain`t they he asked again.He urged sportsmen and women to be disciplined for that`s one of the keys to success. Taking it io the spiritual realm, only those who live for Christ on earth have won the race and the price attached to the victory is that, they will make the Kingdom of God. LIFE IS A RACE. Above is the picture of the General Overseer of the Redeemed, Pastor Enoch Adeboye preaching the word of God to God`s people at The RCCG headquarters in Ebute Metta Lagos Nigeria. 

Sone of the sports people, praying in the Church

A woman, reading the scripture in the service

People who gave their lives to Christ when Pastor Adeboye made the Alter call

Friday, February 3, 2012


A Nigerian Labourer, fulfilling the scriptures that says by the sweat of your face shall thou eat bread. This hardworking gentleman`s picture was taken at the biggest market in West Africa, Mile 12, in Lagos Nigeria, recently. 

Thursday, February 2, 2012


Steven Onochie, Anthony Ekpo and Sylvester Kingston, made it into the finals of the season 2 of the Nigerian Idol music reality show sponsored by Etisalat Nigeria. The trio will join nine other contestants who have already made it to the finals (Chinedu, Najita, Nikki, Lynda, Ibinabo, Honey, Diwari, A.Y.O and Mercy). Picture above shows Illrymz, first left with the nine contestants before the eviction

The group called flow sick performing at the event

Steven Onochie on his kneels celebrating his victory into the finals of Nigerian Idol season 2 Music Reality Show 2012

The duo of Sylvester Kingston aks Sly 1 first left and Anthony Ekpo right celebrating their victory into the finals when their names were announced by Illrymz middle of the picture

The trio that made it to the finals: L-R Onochie, Sly 1 and Ekpo

Wednesday, February 1, 2012


Students of Akute Community High School, Akute, Ogun State, on February 1, 2012  learning under this unbeffitng structure, that is situated in Akute junction in Ifo local government area in Ogun state Nigeria.This structure  has six classrooms