Category: INTERVIEW


It hasn’t always been smooth sailing for the hip-hop artist, his first album, “N’abiana”, met with success only in Eastern Nigeria, but Flavour didn’t give up, He released a second album, “Uplifted”, in 2010, which garnered international acclaim, namely thanks to his song “Nwa Baby”. 

 This track received nominations for best Afro-pop video and best video from West Africa and confirmed his status as a cosmopolitan artist. Take a closer look at the career of the Nigerian singing sensation in GUEST STAR.

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In this interview with IrokTVTonto Dikeh talks about her career and more. She said the reason she signed with KasBeats was to avoid falling like Genevieve and Omotola.

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Why Models Sleep With Their Managers –Okoduwa

 She is one of the models making waves in Lagos. According to Okoduwa Ebanehita, she has never modelled nude and is not likely to do so soon. She says she has not mustered the courage to go bare because she is shy.
But she definitely can model any scanty fashion item – hot pants, bikinis, micro minis, among others. She tells Adaeze Amos in this interview that her breasts are assets that have fetched her compliments.

Why did you make modelling your choice of career?

I didn’t choose to be a model it’s just a natural thing to me. My dad used to tease me when I was young that I would be a model or do something in the entertainment world. Actually, I went to France to study Psychology and that is what I ever wanted to do but fashion has always been a part of me and a hobby which I am very passionate about.

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That Cossy Ojiakor is received by her fans as a sex symbol is fast becoming a cliché. However, the actress and singer says she has other attractions apart from flaunting her natural endowments on television. She believes that the time has come to show off her voice. She spoke with AJIBADE ALABI on many issues. Excerpts:
Tell us more about the new song you are working on.

My new single has been released. I featured Ego. The song is actually about the things that happened to me in the movie industry. In the industry, we have lots of guys who have a preference for different kinds of ladies. Some guys love ladies with big hips, fair skin or ladies with big breasts and all that.

It was unfortunate that one of the directors liked my figure to the point that his wife got very upset about it. Even without the man saying a word to me, the wife saw me on set and gave me a slap, which I received in good faith and did not try to fight back.When someone is more powerful than you are, you don’t fight, you run. Talking about it is the only way of fighting back.

Was she bigger than you?

Yes.

So you are singing to fight back?

Yes, but it is not just about her. Like I said earlier, I have been through a lot in the movie industry; I am using the song to tell my story. There was a movie I acted a long time ago, with a dog, but was fully clothed. All of a sudden, in 2009, it was in the tabloids that ‘Cossy slept with a dog’.

They took clips of a movie I had acted years ago and said it was a recent thing. It is sad how people can run you down. When people can’t be like you or wish to be like you, they would just hate you.

Are you saying it is goodbye to acting?

No; not really. I have been busy doing other things. I’m not even that free yet to shoot a movie. Right now, I’m doing music. I am supervising some work so I’m not looking for any acting role now but by next year, all the distractions would be over and I can focus on acting again.
There are a lot of female musicians out there.

Do you think you can compete favourably?

I’m not competing with anyone. I ventured into music because I felt like doing it. There are messages for me to pass across.

So, you are through with dancing?

Dancing?

Yes, you became popular with dancing for Fuji musicians…

I’m a happy person. I just do things because I want to do them. I enjoyed dancing then, I can’t dance anymore so I can’t even be in anybody’s video unless I’m featured.

What if you are given a well-paid role? Will you take it?

I have not actually been getting roles. When I got into the industry, I brought in some kind of revolution. Prior to that time, when people hug in movies, they usually avoid locking chests, but I am used to watching foreign movies, and I see the way they do it.

When people saw me act, they felt I was raw. I also did not have anyone managing me then; there was no one to guide me.

Many of the actresses you started with are now producing their own movies. Are you planning to do that too?

I had some money to do that, but I asked myself, ‘what if I do a movie and they end up banning it just like my other movies were banned?. I went to the Censor’s board to find out if it was my person or my movies that was banned.

They said they could not ban an individual but, the movies. The movies were not even so bad. One of it was a story about a young girl having fun. So the movies would have been a waste if I had invested in them.

So, your fans are not going to see your breasts on television anymore?

I’m always covered up now. Back then, I didn’t really have someone to dress me up. I’m a size 10 and my breasts are like size 14, so it was difficult getting the right outfits.

Besides, many people think that when they see me outside the movies, they would see me half-n*de. The only time you can see me dress sexy, is on set, in the club or when I go on a special outing.

Some people say you are not a Nigerian and that you only bear an Igbo surname?

I am from Anambra State.

Are you into any relationship at the moment?

With the experiences I have had in the past, I tend to keep to myself often. If someone already has an opinion, why do you want to keep convincing the person when there are a thousand and one people out there that you are yet to make happy? I’m happy.

I’m surrounded by people who love me. I actually just broke up with a guy. He promised to buy me a Range Rover on October 15, and when the date got closer, he started acting cold feet. So I let him go.

Are you saying marriage is not in your plans now?

I’m not emotionally ready for marriage now. Once you are married, you no longer have all the freedom you are used to. Definitely men would cheat, so you need to be emotionally ready to handle that.

Dating a man and being married to him are two different things. And I’m the kind of person, who can really ignore someone I’m upset with which would be impossible if you are married to him. So when I can take care of those things and handle living with someone, then I would be ready to get married.

What if you meet a man that sweeps you off your feet?

It depends. When I see someone I like, I would know.

What kind of man can satisfy you?

For a man to handle an artiste that everyone is all over, he must have confidence. And for a man to be able to handle a celebrity, he must be very rich and very confident too.

If you are not rich and a guy is out there looking at your wife and willing to offer her things that you cannot afford, you would not be bold to handle the situation, if you’re wealthy, nothing would shake you.

HIP-HOP ACT,WIZKID DENIES LOVE CHILD

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In a recent interview the Ogun-born super star opened up on rumoured love child.

I dropped a song where I talked about it.The whole story was a rumour.If I have a family,there is nothing to hide.After all,I didn’t kill anyone,so there is nothing to hide.I have cleared it times without number.

It’s annoying.People say rubbish,but I have to understand;it’s something I have to deal with.I find it hard because I am young and such rubbish is being said about me

Asked,but you still relate well with ladies;he said Yes and they are just friends.But I have someone I am liking.

I have liked her since but she is putting me on a long thing… and it’s because of what people are saying.

She is super hot and she has a very good heart.

Lest I forgot,but when the news broke months back,Wizkid tweeted ‘Hey All.. Got sumthin to tell yall. In life, there are those times when you wonder about the wrong decisions you’ve made… This is one of those times for me. I realize that I haven’t always lived up to everyone’s expectations from my loved ones to the immense love from my fans. I am sorry. Please continue to pray for me. With the help of my family and my EME big brothers, I am working on becoming a better man, a better artiste, a more responsible person with every one of my actions.‘

All these celebrities will say one thing and do another and if the press quotes them,they make it look like someone has declared war on them.

If you lie a couple times you only have a couple pieces of fudge

The Nollywood actress spoke her mind like never before in a recent interview. She has done everything a woman can do to get married but things have just refused to work in her favour yet.

In fact, at the stage she is now, if you bring any man from…
anywhere, she will not hesitate before saying I do. A former beauty queen, Ibinabo Fiberesima is really in need of a man to complete her in many ways.

Below is what she said about her plight in a recent interview:
If I could, I would have just found a man and told him to come and marry me. But it is not my power. Do you know how many times I have fixed a wedding date? I even told Sunny Neji to compose theme songs for the wedding. If you bring the man, I will marry. It is my will and hopeo to get married. I want a family. I have a family but I want a man to complete it.

I am not going to buy him. I know God will give me a man. I don’t have any regret where marriage is concerned. I have done everything with an open heart. I don’t know what went wrong. My children’s fathers are still my friends. They, too, wonder how I manage to cope. They tell me I am nice.

Now that I am very independent, I don’t want any man that will come and give me headache. That is the problem. Maybe I will get married to an elderly man, a divorcee or a widower. Someone who is relaxed and not domineering. Somebody I can respect. If I see that kind of man, I will love to get married.

My relationship with Fred Amata
I thought I would marry Fred. I didn’t snatch him from anybody. When I met Fred, he was single. He was separated from his wife four years before I met him. My daughter is Fred’s carbon copy, so I see him every day. It is only natural for me to love Fred and I love him.

He is my friend and brother and my baby’s father. But life has to continue.

Let’s introduce Natalie Nunn to the several new Nigerian fans of yours. Who is Natalie Nunn?

Natalie Nunn is a reality television/model/actress who graduated from the University of Southern California with 2 majors and a minor.( Communication, sociology and minor in Spanish). In college I played soccer and ran track for the university. I also have owned and operated her own clothing store. I’m a bad girl who loves to enjoy myself have fun, well rounded person and love culture.

Let’s talk growing up – parents, siblings, childhood career and challenges growing up.

Growing up I was raised in a single mother household with one older brother. We were very involved in education and sports. My mother worked two jobs to afford to take care of us and made sure we always had a roof over our head and food on the table. My father came around more when I got older, he had some hard times when I was young which caused him to not always be around.

Hear you own a boutique in Northern California, outside that what do you do now?

Yes I did own and operate my own clothing store in Northern California where I was born and raised. The store was a trendy clothing store for the younger crowd. Now I’m living in Los Angeles and filming reality television shows/ music videos I was just in the music video “Bad Girls Club” by Wale and J.cole also the Young Berg video “so amazing” and starred in Bad girls club reality show and also the spin off show ‘Love Games’ where I was looking for love!

How did you join the ‘Bad girls club’?

I sent the producers of the Bad Girls Club a home casting tape. It was me just being me! They producers loved me and asked me to come for more in person interviews were later I was picked to be apart of the show.

You dated a Nigerian, Olamide of Sesame street for six years, That’s pretty interesting.

Yes my first boyfriend was Olamide Faison from the group – Imajin he was the lead singer, he also starred on the show sesame street and would sing to the kids. We dated for 7 years and he was the sweetest and very humble guy. Things after being on the bad girls club show made things a little difficult for us to continue to date, but we are still very close friends.

Did or have you ever got into things that are Nigerian – food, music, movie, fashion and sorts.

Yes while dating Olamide, I use to join the family in many cultural Nigerian customs. I joined the family in passing the Nut around in the circle and everyone taking a bite, hahaha. I forget what it was for but I did it. I also would join Olamide’s family who run’s the “NATIONAL BLACK THEATRE” in Harlem, New York for cultural African shows (African plays, and musical shows). I also joined Olamide’s family in a African funeral for the famous Dr. Barbara Ann Teer in New York City one of the most memorable days of my life.

What is ‘Nawti’? 
Nawti — is Natural African women totally inspiring. I love this meaning… sends out a message that natural black women are inspiring and beautiful.

Who directed the video?

The video was shoot in different cities, my part was in Los Angeles by a very well known director

How were you contacted to be a part of the video? How did it happen?

My manager asked me if I would be interested in being apart of a music video by a Nigerian Artist and the song was called Nawti. The first thing I said was I want to hear the song and read the script and if I feel like its something I like I will do it. I loved the song, I loved the meaning and I love Nigerians so I said yes I’ll do it.

Did or do you find Olu Maintain attractive?  You kissed him, I know it is all scripted and all. You think Olu Maintain is attractive?

Olu is a sweetheart. I really enjoyed working with him and the whole Nigerian crew! Yes the kiss was a part of the script but that doesn’t mean I didn’t enjoy it ! hahaha

Let’s take the business side of you in the Nawti video, How much did Olu Maintain cough out to get a bombshell like you in his video? How much was it to have you star in the video? Give me an idea

Hahahhaah being ‘Americas favorite bad girl’ and currently doing music videos such as “Bad girls club” with Wale, J Cole and Rick Ross. I wasn’t cheap . Olu Maintain made sure I was well taken care of and had everything I could desire on set of the music video!

Would your new found Nigerian fanbase be seeing more of you; talking videos, making trips down for club appearances and sorts?

Hopefully I will be coming to Nigeria soon. We have some pending contracts with people in Nigeria for appearances. I would love to come down there and do appearances at clubs, meet the lovely (NAWTI) people of Nigeria!

To other followers, critics who think you are an attention seeker, how do you deal with them?

The people who think I’m just an attention seeker. I honestly let people think what they want. I’m living a dream, enjoying traveling all over the world, meeting people NAWTI people of all different race, religions, colors! I love everyone and would never feed into what a hater has to say I LIVE MY LIFE.

Let me in on your future plans, What are you working on?

I have a few new projects I have finished coming this spring on Oxygen channel. Also a fun project that will hit the internet on February 14th, Valentine’s day that I did with the television channel Mun2 super SEXY. I also am the new cover model for Show magazine coming out in March. I will be featured in J’adore magazine coming February 1st.

Thanks for the interview guys.Much love from California (L.A.

In a recent interview with Sunday Express, Ice Prince revealed how his aunty raped him by force when he was just 13:.]

“I started singing in the choir when I was about 15,” he begins.  “And at 13 I had my first sexual encounter. I would not say it was a good thing at all.  It’s something I regret whatever it was.  It wasn’t a sweet experience at all.  I had this aunty, though we were not related, she was just a neighbor who was living close to us, who came into my room and slept with me.

“It wasn’t a good experience at all.  I was scared, very scared.  I saw hell.  It was a terrible experience.  I am not excited talking about it at all.  Sex is not that good.  I think sex is over-rated.  I don’t know.
“She just came into my room and just forced me to do it with her…  Oh, let’s not talk about it.  I was so young and innocent.  But she made me lose my innocence.  The woman is still alive.  I don’t think I have even seen her since then.”

Tonto opens up

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Up and close with Nollywood Star Actress “Tonto Dikeh”. In this Exclusive Interview with Golden Icons, she openly spoke on her latest Tattoo that covers almost 70 percent of her back, which has been on a controversial spree via several online social networks. She also touched base on persona, career, and her life in general.

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