Beyoncé Secretly Drops New Album on iTunes

NEWS/ Beyoncé Surprises Fans
by Secretly Dropping a New
Album on iTunes
by Bruna Nessif
Just like that, huh Beyoncé?!
While many artists usually spend months promoting
their upcoming releases in hopes that album sales
skyrocket, Queen B decided to go against the grain
and just drop her fifth studio album exclusively on
iTunes without anyone having the slightest idea that
it was coming.
The self-titled album features a whopping 31 tracks,
14 of which are new songs, including collaborations
with big name artists like hubby Jay Z, gal-pals
Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams, Drake,
Frank Ocean, Pharrell Williams, Justin
Timberlake and her baby girl Blue Ivy—just to
name a few.
LOOK: Bey’s “Grown Woman” music video
As for the other 17 tracks…In an effort to make this
event an even more OMG-worthy moment, Bey
decided to also release 17 videos. Boom.
The surprise release is described as an “unguarded
artistic statement,” and labeled as “a visual album”
that is “exclusively available on iTunes…The
complementary videos unfold amid an international
backdrop of New York, Paris, Sydney and Rio de
Bey posted a video on Instagram with snippets of
what we can assume are pieces of the videos, and
also released a video on Facebook.
“I see music as more than just what I hear,” she says
in the clip. “When I’m connected to something, I
immediately see a visual or a series of images that
are tied to a feeling or an emotion, a memory from
my childhood, thoughts about life, my dreams or my
fantasies and they’re all connected to the music. And
I think that’s one of the reasons why I wanted to do a
visual album.”
Now would be the perfect time to bow down.
Culled from E!

Kim Kardashian is Engaged To Kanye West!

Kanye West finally put a ring on the mother of his daughter’s finger,Kim Kardashian on the night of her birthday.
According to E!News,the rapper popped the big question to his longtime girlfriend in front of their friends and family at AT&T Park in San
Kanye, whose Yeezus Tour touches down in nearby
San Jose tomorrow night, rented out the stadium for
the occasion.
Earlier tonight, in fact, Kanye was hanging out with
director Steve McQueen at the 2013
It was just last December that
baby North’s proud papa revealed to an arena full of
people in Atlantic City that he and Kim
were expecting a child together.
They welcomed their daughter on June 15 ,North West made her long-
awaited debut in August when daddy showed off a
picture of her on Kris Jenner’s talk show.
Asked by Kris if he remembered it being “love at first
sight” when he first saw Kim years ago, Kanye said,
“Oh yeah, definitely.”And the family
“adored” Kanye and “we think they make an amazing
couple. We just want them to be happy.”
“[Marriage] is something I know that we both want in
our future, but I don’t have this sense of urgency
about it,” the twice-divorced Kim herself said in the
February 2013 issue of Cosmpolitan. “I have this best
friend who understands me and helps me through all
my tough experiences, and vice versa, you know? It
just feels like this is it for me.

NET’s 2013 List Of Most Influential People In Entertainers In Nigeria

Nigerian Entertainment Today released its 2013 list of the most influential people in the Nigerian
entertainment industry. The list cuts across all spheres of entertainment in Nigeria.
The Full List of the NET’s 2013 Most Influential
People in Entertainment
2Face Idibia
From his artistry to passion for change, the Pop king
of Africa has continued to use his music as a muse to
influence all. Through his foundation, “2Face Idibia
Reach-Out Foundation”, Idibia, an icon by every
definition, has dedicated a great amount of time,
effort and resources towards reaching out to fellow
humans in need.
Alex Okosi
As Senior Vice President and Managing Director of
Viacom International, Africa, Okosi continues to
showcase Africa to the world and vice versa with the
MTV, BET, Nickelodeon and Comedy Central
platforms. Okosi is one of the top dogs determining
the present and future of entertainment on TV.
Ali Baba
Still at the top of the food chain when it concerns
comedy in Nigeria, Ali Baba, a pioneer stand-up
comedian is not only responsible for making the
trade profitable, he continues to use his influence to
hold up the platform for others to shine.
Amaka Igwe
A strong pillar in Nollywood, Igwe’s undying love for
motion picture has helped her carve a niche for
herself whether with her famous soap operas or her
annual BOBTV TV expo. Her Lagos-based radio
station, Top Radio has also become a force to reckon
Amin Moussalli
The Lebanese boss actually started doing business in
Nigeria as far back as 1975 with his AIM architectural
company but his love for broadcasting drove him to
create radio stations Cool FM, Wazobia FM and later
on Nigeria Info with his daughter Evita in the helm of
affairs. These stations have become one of the
biggest outfits in Nigeria reaching millions in four
different cities.
Audu Maikori
It’s been rocky times at Chocolate City in the last
seven months but Maikori, a lawyer and entrepreneur
has shown nothing but exemplary skills in stirring
the entertainment label through murky waters. With
A-list acts like M.I. and Ice Prince, Chocolate City still
remains one of the biggest music labels in Africa.
Don’t be surprised if they announce an IPO soon.
Ayo Animashaun
Through his Smooth Promotions company,
Animashaun, 43, has launched some of the most
relevant entertainment platforms including “The
Headies” and the 24-hour channel “Hip TV” which
launches on DSTV this month.
Bolanle Austen Peters
Peters is the soul of Terra Kulture – a highly
recognized cultural hub set up to promote the
richness and diversity of Nigerian languages, arts
and culture. Respected for enabling the sustenance
of live theatre in Lagos, she’s now executing the big-
budget SARO musical that’s already receiving critical
In eight years of existence, Terra Kulture has
organised no less than 60 plays, over 100
exhibitions, and approximately 10,000 children have
been through their language, culture clubs and
Biola Alabi
Managing Director at M-NET Africa over the last four
years, Alabi has engineered the process of bringing
top African content to our doorsteps. This year, she
birthed the successful and well rated African Magic
Viewer’s Choice Awards (AMVCAs).
Chika Nwobi
Nwobi is a serial entrepreneur. From MTech- a
leading mobile content company in Africa to – West Africa’s most popular jobs
portal to – Nigeria’s leading cars/autos
website to a fast growing e-commerce
fashion retail business in Nigeria, Nwobi has
successfully built mobile and internet-related
companies; using unusual techniques to link IT with
entertainment while delivering value for consumers
and helping Telcos excite a generation in love with
Chris Ubosi
He is the CEO of Megalectrics Limited, owners of
Premium choice BEAT 99.9 FM, retro-styled Classic
FM 93.7 and pidgin-speaking Naija FM 102.7, which
have all continued to dominate their respective
fields. Ubosi, who seems to be warming up to the
cameras nowadays has also launched a sister station
in Ibadan and will be setting up a TV channel real
Clarence Peters
Three of out every five videos seen on Nigerian TV is
directed by Clarence Peters. As the CEO of a record
label called Capital Hill Records and a multimedia
content creation company called CAPital Dream
Pictures, he has shot a good number of videos,
documentaries, TV commercials, short films and TV
Clarence is no doubt the most sought after video
director in the music industry so much that his name
has become synonymous with top quality musical
In the last 12 months, the self-styled entertainer has
brushed off any kind of doubt about whether he can
progress career-wise after his split with former
Mo’Hits partner Don Jazzy.
Whether it’s performing at the finale of African Cup
of Nations, collaborating with US artistes, headlining
Hennessy Artistry or becoming the face of the Bank
of Industry, D’banj has shown constant sheer
determination and dominance.
And there’s an indefinitely long list of young cats
praying day and night to have a quarter of his
DJ Jimmy Jatt
He is rated as one of the biggest and most iconic
deejays in Africa. An innovator, teacher, speaker and
performer, Jimmy Jatt has helped nurture the careers
and influenced many deejays in Nigeria. There’s
hardly any hip hop artiste in Nigeria that doesn’t
pledge allegiance to the legendary but unbelievably
humble deejay.
Don Jazzy
From music production, Don Jazzy remains one of the
most relevant entertainment personalities in Africa
(a formula his colleagues have not been able to crack
yet) with every artiste out there asking for a beat or
two from him. Little wonder he keeps bagging
multimillion Naira endorsement deals.
An ambassador for Loya Milk and MTN, IDJA is the
producer every producer wants to be like, the pop
star who has no single to his name; the enigmatic
music maker that’s giving an entirely new definition
to impresario.
Edi Lawani
Sometimes referred to as the Godfather, Lawani has
built a name in the corporate and entertainment
scene working as technical consultant, events
manager and adviser to organisations and talent. His
agency, Showbiz Network is one of the longest
running homegrown entertainment organisations,
and many of today’s big names in technical support
and events management have the bearded
gentleman to thank.
Efe Omorogbe
The co-founder and HNIC of Nigeria’s leading talent
management company, Now Muzik, Omorogbe
continues to be a major force in the development of
entertainment in Nigeria. He recently setup Now
Muzik en.Core, a sister company which handles
events and campaigns.
Emeka Mba
A former Regulatory Affairs Manager at MultiChoice
Nigeria and later Director General of the Nigerian
Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB), Mba’s recent
appointment as Director-General of the National
Broadcasting Commission (NBC) was met with
applause from stakeholders who understand what he
brings to the table. The NBC is the regulatory body
for broadcast organisations in Nigeria.
Femi Ayeni
Ayeni, founder of Ultima, the company which owns
two very big franchises in Nigeria might not have a
popular name but his shows Project Fame West
Africa and Who Wants to be a Millionaire do. Though
quiet and publicly shy, Ayeni has handed many
successful entertainers their careers – that list will
include Iyanya, Chidinma and Frank Edoho who rose
to national fame on WWTBAM.
Femi Kuti
The son of the late great Afrobeat legend has clearly
carved a niche for himself, warming up nicely into
contemporary music (working with Wizkid, LNC,
Jesse Jagz, Durella) and modern TV (Kuti is a judge
on Nigerian Idol). These have however not shut him
up from voicing out his opinion against bad
Funke Akindele
The Nollywood actress has bagged the highest
number of endorsement deals and produced more
bestselling movies than anyone in her category. Her
hilarious character, Jenifa has now become one of the
most popular characters in Nollywood. And despite
going through a well-publicized separation,
Akindele’s image remains intact, her following
unaffected; her endorsements intact.
Genevieve Nnaji
Hardly can you mention top actresses in Africa
without placing her in the top 2. US talk show host,
Oprah Winfrey described her as the Julia Roberts of
Africa, while Elle Magazine recently profiled her as
one of the 7 international acts soon to cross over to
international success. Nnaji’s profiling on the
international scene has been a big boost to her
career, although she has slowed down on local
appearances in recent times.
Ibinabo Fiberesima
She became the first woman to lead the Actors’ Guild
of Nigeria when she was sworn in as President in
November 2012. Ibinabo Fiberesima, an actress and
a former beauty queen now presides over one of the
most influential organisations in Nigeria’s
entertainment industry.
Jason Njoku
By creating the iROKO triad- iROKOtv, iROKING and
IROKtv , he is credited for creating what the
international media has described as the “Netflix of
Africa”, Njoku has combined technology and
creativity to satisfy the ever-growing needs of
Nollywood fans across the world, ranking in the
Forbes “African millionaires to watch” list. His idea
now caters for millions of Nigerians who chose to go
online to source music and Nollywood movies.
King Sunny Ade
A perfect example of consistency, King Sunny Ade
boasts of a career that has spanned over five
decades. KSA is an important voice in the Nigerian
entertainment industry particularly in regards to
music as he uses his influence, contacts and
resources to affect major decisions in many of the
music organisations; while serving as mentor and
inspiration to many.
Kunle Afolayan
He is one of the most prolific film directors in Nigeria.
From his debut production “Irapada” to the critically
reviewed action-drama “Figurine”, the accounting
graduate has shown finesse in all his work. His recent
project, October 1, still in the making has generated
the most publicity-ever for a yet to be released flick.
Afolayan is seen by many pundits as the face of “New
A prolific recording artist, KWAM1 updated the Fuji
style incorporating Western instruments to give it
that youth-oriented theme. That singular innovation
opened up the genre to a hitherto uninterested
segment. With a career now spanning over three
decades, the self-acclaimed King of Fuji music
continues to influence and appeal both the old and
young in fuji other genres.
Linda Ikeji
From gossip to breaking news stories, Linda Ikeji’s
blog has become a hotspot for many online readers.
From a business and career that has taken her seven
years to build, Miss Ikeji’s blog has become a
phenomenal success earning her millions in annual
turnover; building a profile as Nigeria’s most
successful blogger. What that means? The
bachelorette now belongs to the elite group of
opinion moulders and news shapers.
They call him the Chairman. Jude Abaga aka M.I. has
set a standard for aspiring rappers, for being able to
appeal both to the so called hip hop heads and those
with no idea in the world what the art form is about.
He is sometimes regarded as the best rapper in
Nigeria and has a lot in fan base to show for it.
Mo Abudu
Following the huge success of her talk show
“Moments with Mo”, Mosunmola Abudu has built for
herself a strong repertoire. Often referred to as the
Oprah Winfrey of Africa, her show for years enjoyed
high ratings on DSTV. Recently she launched her own
channel, Ebony Life TV, Africa’s first global black
entertainment network.
Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde
As one of the most decorated actresses in Africa,
Omotola’s scored a bygone when she made it to TIME
magazine’s 2013 edition of the “100 Most Influential
People in the World”. Her TV reality series, “Omotola:
The Real Me” generated a landmark viewership on M-
NET’s Africa Magic when it debuted, and the mother-
of-four is now warming up for international break.
Sold out shows and tours in Africa, Europe and
America, earth shaking hit songs and videos. A
multitude of fans stadiums cannot contain. P-Square
have been on the top 3 mark for so long it’s
beginning to look like their birth right.
Peace Anyiam-Fiberesima
For 12 years she has been behind the African Movie
Awards (AMAA), gathering movie stars from all over
Africa. Fiberesima has positioned the awards show as
one of the most credible and consistent honorary
shows. Often described as the “African Oscars”,
AMAA awards has now become a standard for actors
to measure their performance every year.
Rotimi Pedro
With Nigerian Idol, X-Factor and Nigeria’s Got Talent
grabbing big market shares, Rotimi Pedro, the
Optima Media Group’s founder, is rapidly becoming a
major force to reckon with. The sports veteran and
his team are delivering entertainment to millions of
Nigerians while giving many an opportunity to kick
off their careers.
And he’s just secured the right to launch Bloomberg
here, according to NET findings.
Sam Onyemelukwe
He earned the rights to bring the foremost music
channel, Trace TV to Nigeria building it from the
Onyemelukwe, a former country manager for MTV
has utilized his experience and knowledge in the
terrain to establish TRACE TV as a channel of choice
for many young Nigerians.
Tajuddeen Adepetu
From what began with creating content
programming for several terrestrial TV stations,
Adepetu has gone on to establish his own cable TV
channel and TV station. Both Soundcity and ONTV,
popular among young Nigerians, have now become
household names when it comes to pure
entertainment. Other assets include Spice TV which
will launch as a full channel on DSTV in a matter of
months, and social media platform Buddie.
The Murray-Bruces
The Murray-Bruces have played many major roles in
taking Nigerian entertainment to the next level.
Spearheaded by Ben Murray-Bruce, the family has
not only succeeded in radio and TV broadcasting, but
also made cinema culture fashionable again, with the
Silverbird Cinemas. Their “Most Beautiful Girl in
Nigeria” pageant has lost credibility and popularity,
but remains the nation’s leading pageant.
Tony Okoroji
Okoroji is one of the most important factors in
collective rights management and administration in
Nigeria. Working with the Copyright Society of
Nigeria (COSON), Okoroji has spearheaded the
recognition of mechanical and associated rights,
while making sure radio stations, TV channels and
others who exploit music pay what’s due rights
The jury is still out on whether that segment should
be liberalized.
Tunde Kelani
A pioneer and veteran by every definition, Kelani’s
brilliance in cinematography and storytelling is
second to none. With over 20 films made under his
Mainframe Productions, Kelani has been setting
standards for as long as we can remember.
The movie producer/director/writer is one of the
major influences in the Nigerian movie industry till
Uche Pedro
She is the popular blogger and owner of fashion and
lifestyle blog BellaNaija. BellaNaija remains a one
stop shop for single and married women who are
interested in wedding news, gossip and fashion. And
even though the likes of Linda Ikeji have surpassed
her in ranking, Bella remains queen, with enough
international acclaim to last a lifetime.
At just 23, Ayo “Wizkid” Balogun is a kid whose
achievements will make some legends jealous. From
an unsure wannabe, the hit-maker has grown to
become a superstar, with a strong influence on
today’s sound while many teens are feeding daily on
his style and- permit us – swagger. Now warming up
to be an entrepreneur, Wizzy has it all working.

Beyonce And Jay Z Named No 1 Power Couple In America

Beyonce And Jay Z Named No 1 Power Couple In America
Jay Z,Beyonce
Vanity Fair has named Jay Z and Beyonce the number 1 power couple in America,knocking off the Obamas
According to Vanity Fair’s ‘New
Establishment’ for 2013, Jay Z and Beyonce, who were ranked number 8 last year, are the most
important powers that be in the U.S this year;this was due to Jay Z’s album Magna Carta Holy Grail going double platinum,Beyonce’s Super Bowl halftime
performance,her old out world tour and HBO documentary about her.
Other couple who made the Vanity Fair’s top 25 New Establishment ranking
for 2013 include;
1. Jay Z & Beyonce, musicians
2. Michael Bloomberg, New York City mayor
3. Brian Roberts & Steve Burke, Comcast
4. Bob Iger, The Walt Disney Company
5. Rupert Murdoch, 21st Century Fox
6. Jimmy Iovine & Dr Dre, Beats Electronics
7. David Zaslav, Discovery Communications
8. Jill Abramson, editor of The New York Times
9. Jenna Lyons, J. Crew creative director
10. Harvey & Bob Weinstein, The Weinstein
11. Jon Stewart & Stephen Colbert, Comedy Central
12. Robert Thomson, News Corp
13. JJ Abrams, Filmmaker
14. Lionel Barber, Financial Times
15. Matt Drudge, Drudge Report
16. Michael Kors, Michael Kors Holdings
17. Len Blavatnik, Access Industries
18. Laurene Powell Jobs, Emerson Collective
19. Tory Burch, designer
20. Jon Feltheimer, Lionsgate
21. Peter Chernin, The Chernin Group
22. Trey Parker & Matt Stone, Important Studios
23. Mike Allen, Politico
24. Ben Affleck, actor and director
25. Tim Armstrong & Ariana Huffington, AOL
Jay Z who was also on the magazine cover page with Lisa
Robinson in the November
issue that although his wife, Beyoncé, says that their 18-month-old
daughter, Blue Ivy, prefers
Jay’s music to hers, he’s not
so sure. “That’s not true.
She does like her mother’s
music—she watches [Beyoncé’s concerts] on the computer every night.
But my album came out and I don’t know if Blue ever heard any of my music prior to this album—she’s
only 18 months old and I don’t play my music around the house. But this album was new, so we played it.
And she loves all the songs. She plays a song and she goes, ‘More, Daddy, more . . . Daddy song.’ She’s my
biggest fan. If no one bought the Magna Carta
[album], the fact that she loves it so much, it gives
me the greatest joy. And that’s not like a cliché. I’m really serious. Just to see her—‘Daddy song, more,
Daddy.’ She’s genuine, she’s honest, because she doesn’t know it makes me happy. She just wants to
hear it.”
Jay tells Robinson that Barack Obama’s 2008 election
“actually renewed my spirit for America. It was like,
Oh, wow, man, this whole thing about land of the
free, home of the . . . it’s, like, real—it’s going to happen, everyone’s getting to participate in it. But
growing up, if you had ever told a black person from the hood you can be president, they’d be like, I could
never . . . If you had told me that as a kid, I’d be like,
Are you out of your mind? How?”
Jay also revealed that he was a drug dealer as a teenager, “but we never really had
those conversations. We just pretty much ignored it.
But she knew. All the mothers knew. It sounds like
‘How could you let your son . . . ’ but I’m telling you,
it was normal.”
Jay’s checkered past taught him a few things that he
says will come in handy in his new role as a sports
agent: “I know about budgets. I was a drug dealer,”
he tells Robinson. “To be in a drug deal, you need to
know what you can spend, what you need to re-up.
Or if you want to start some sort of barbershop or car
wash—those were the businesses back then. Things
you can get in easily to get out of [that] life. At some
point, you have to have an exit strategy, because
your window is very small; you’re going to get locked
up or you’re going to die.”

Cristiano Ronaldo’s Supermodel Girlfriend Irina Shayk Goes Topless For VMan Magazine

Supermodel Irina Shayk shows some of her delectable skin for VMan’s 10th
anniversary,The 2011 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue cover girl,sported a thong for the publication’s racy photo shoot, which sees the Russian beauty posing in an idyllic natural setting.
Aside the thong,she wore other revealing stuffs such as mesh top that showed off her boobs and a lacy
lingerie number.
The 27-year-old also revealed in an interview with Derek Blasberg, about being bullied in her hometown in Russia;”Sure, kids made fun of me because I was so skinny
and I always had these free haircuts from my sister,” “I remember when I was 14, I wanted high heel
boots and they cost $25, but we couldn’t afford them. So I worked in a hospital for 20 days painting
the walls to make the $25. I remember the other kids making fun of me for that: ‘Who is this weird, skinny
girl in those high heel boots?’ But I didn’t care.”
Also in Paris where she went to further her career,”I lived in the models’ apartment, and the other girls
would laugh at me because I was different than them,” she confessed. “They were very pale, very
skinny editorial girls, and I had curves and a tan.”
Looks like the voluptuous Shayk had the last laugh,
having landed the coveted Sports Illustrated cover, a
Beach Bunny campaign and the oh-so-hot Real
Madrid footballer Cristiano Ronaldo as a boyfriend.
Though she did not reveal much about her relationship with the footballer.
“The day I made the decision I was going to be a
successful model, I knew I would deal with people
wanting to know about my personal life,” she said.
“So it didn’t come as a shock. And if you love someone and you are in a great relationship, you
don’t feel the pressure. People can try and disturb that, but if you’re happy you build a wall around you.
What’s important to me stays behind that wall.”
The shoot was done by Sebastian Faena for VMAN

Miley Cyrus’ Nude Pictures!

So many and more pictures of Miley Cyrus The Miss Wrecking Ball,among these nude(and almost nude pictures) include her;picture from the wrecking ball video,Rolling stone magazine cover photo which was captioned ‘Good Golly Miss Miley’,Her album ‘Bangerz’ artcover,backstage picture with her tongue out,her picture while performing at Las Vegas for the iHeartradio music radio festival,the baddest of all her mtv video music viedo awards picture with Robin Thicke,her bikini picture while on vacation with her ex Liam Hemsworth amongst others.

Nicki Minaj Show Off Butt In a Thong Bikini

Famous rapper,Nicki Minaj posted these amazing pictures on her instagram while ‘dressed’ in a neon thong bikini in front of ocean setting.
The “Super Bass” singer’s figure was on point (and proudly on display) in her barely there swimwear(a butt exposing bikini) with a pair of insanely high white
Minaj captioned one of the shots, “have a nice day” (oh, we will now!) and the other with a peace
sign emoji.