Amstel Malta Valentine Contest!


The month of love is here, update your profile picture to showcase the person that brings out the best in you. Post a screenshot below and you could win 1 of 5 gift cards for a romantic dinner for two. Click on the ‘TRY IT’ button below to update your profile picture.

#TSANDCSAPPLY: https://goo.gl/dy9cmH. Entries close 8 February 2018.

Posted by Amstel Malta on Monday, February 5, 2018

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Win a romantic weekend getaway trip this Valentine season! #DominosPizzaNG


Your love can win you a romantic weekend getaway trip this Valentine season powered by Coca-Cola and this is all you have to do:

* Upload a video of a romantic time out with your loved one at any Domino’s Pizza restaurant on either Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, tagging us @dominosng and using the Hashtag – #EatWithYourHeart and #DominosPizzaNG.
* Five videos with the highest engagements in terms of Views and Likes across all platforms will be reposted to the brand’s Instagram page.
* If your video is reposted, you can invite your friends to go on Domino’s Instagram page and watch your videos and like for you to win, three videos with the highest number of engagement (views + likes) wins the competition.

Now prove to us how deep your love is … #EatWithYourHeart #DominosPizzaNG

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DUSTY MANUSCRIPT? MAKE IT CLEAN NOW AND STAND A CHANCE TO WIN BIG FROM GTBANK (1M NAIRA AND MORE!)


A writing contest for Nigerian writers who want to get published.

Only a small fraction of writers get the chance to publish their works, either because they abandon it at some point or do not have a publisher to get it out.
This is why GTBank has taken up the Dusty Manuscript initiative to empower Nigerian writers. The idea is to get writers to tell and sell their stories across the globe because it’s high time to dust off those manuscripts and get them published.

The Dusty Manuscript Contest features a two-day book writing and marketing boot-camp for the top 25 long-listed authors. To be selected, writers are required to submit novels that depict Crime and Romance in an innovative way that sheds light on the Nigerian culture.
Entries will be judged by top authors and will be based on writing prowess, interpretation and style of writing, level of interest to the general public on the subject matter, potential commercial success of the book among other criteria.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Word count: 25,000 to 35,000 words
Genre: adult fiction
Written language: English
The manuscript must be unpublished (never been printed in any form – anthology, magazine, newspaper, or online, with the exception of personal blogs and personal websites. )
Participants should have at least one parent born in Nigeria who holds citizenship of the same.
All entries must be submitted via the GTBank portal with an overview and synopsis of the manuscript, and a brief author biography.
One entry per person

NOTE: No entry fee is required

Formatting Guidelines for Manuscript

Submitted as a PDF or Word file (.doc and .docx)
Twelve-point font, double-spaced
All pages should be numbered and should contain the manuscript title.
Author’s name should not be present anywhere on the manuscript.

PRIZES/OPPORTUNITIES

First Place: N1,000,000 + publishing contract with Kachifo Ltd
Second Place: N500,000 + publishing contract with Kachifo Ltd
Third Place: N250,000 + publishing contract with Kachifo Ltd
The remaining shortlisted books with the exception of the top 3 will get their books e-published by OkadaBooks.
Top 25 shortlisted authors receive a two-day bootcamp training on writing, marketing and branding.

TIMELINE

Submission date; February 5th – March 15, 2018
Submission portal closes at 12:00 a.m. midnight (CST) on March 15, 2018.
The long-list will be announced in May 2018
Bootcamp and announcement of shortlist will be announced in May 2018
Announcement of Top three will be announced in June 2018

To submit your story, kindly visit http://csr.gtbank.com/dustymanuscript

(+LYRICS) MUSIC REVIEW: “LOVE YOU BABY” BY BANKY W (WHO ELSE NOTICED THIS IN THE VIDEO…)


Though the audio to this terrific tune was released last year-2017 but it seemed his fans were sleeping when it came out or perhaps they were extremely engulfed in the character Dozie Onwuka played by Banky Wellington popularly known as Banky W in the movie Wedding Party 1

This is one true song for the ‘lovebirds’. Before we go to the main review, feel the lyrics…


BEATZ…
CHORUS

Love to, love to, love you baby. I no suppose to dey want you but I want you baby
Love to, love to, love you baby. I no suppose to dey want you but I want you baby

VERSE 1
See, I know they say love is blind. And as e no dey look face, e no dey look eye
And as e no dey look eye, e no dey use mind. So we can’t help how we feel inside
And we make love but we no dey make sense. Cos we know we’ll be better off, being just friends
So we pretend, like we don’t care. Only God knows where we go from here

CHORUS
I love to, love to, love you baby. I no suppose to dey want you but I want you baby
Love to, love to, love you baby. I no suppose to dey want you but I want you baby

VERSE 2
Baby if I could I would make you mine oh, Cos your loving feels so good it must be a crime, yeah
Me and you are like Romeo and Juliet. Cos in the end our love is my regret (Our love is my regret)

Baby anytime I see you smile. Got me really feeling like a child
I don’t ever wanna let you go. It’s so right and still so wrong
And we can’t pretend like we don’t care (No we don’t care, no we don’t care)
Only God knows where we go from here (Where do we go from here?)

CHORUS
Love to, love to, love you baby. I no suppose to dey want you but I want you baby
Love to, love to, love you baby. I no suppose to dey want you but I want you baby

HOOK
And we try, to walk away, but everyday, we end up right back in the same place
I don dey craze. I don’t know how much more that I can take it, darling I’m about to breeeak

CHORUS
BEATZZZ- YEAAH
Love to, love to, love you baby. I no suppose to dey want you but I want you baby (I want you baby)
Love to, love to, love you baby (Said I need you, I need you). I no suppose to dey want you but I want you baby (I want you baby- where do we go from here)
Love to, love to, love you baby (Oh Yeah). I no suppose to dey want you but I want you baby

OUTRO
(Yes I need you greatly) Love to, love to, love you baby. (Right nooow) I no suppose to dey want you but I want you baby (I want you baby, yeah)
Love to, love to, love you baby. I no suppose to dey want you but I want you baby
I love to, love to, love you baby. I no suppose to dey want you but I want you baby
Where do we go from here? Oh yeah
Beatzzzz
Where do we go from here?

CLICK TO WATCH THE VIDEO

THE REVIEW

Lyrically, the song is on point, the lines of each verses connect well and the words are easy to comprehend; no confusing lines. He sang mostly in pidgin “See, I know they say love is blind. And as e no dey look face, e no dey look eye. And as e no dey look eye, e no dey use mind. So we can’t help how we feel inside…”

What is the song “Love you baby” about

This is no doubt a love song. Banky W has a lady friend who he has intense feelings for. Their friendship is beyond platonic as they are sexually attracted to each other as well. In essence, they usually have sex with each other. This Banky W made known in Verse 1“And we make love but we no dey make sense. Cos we know we’ll be better off, being just friends”

Though they are close friends, but Banky W yearns for her love and he feels it may be difficult to have her fully to himself as the lady is classy and gets much of men’s attention. Banky W perhaps sees this as a threat and tries to fight off his intense feelings for her, but it is difficult. This he says in the chorus
“Love to, love to, love you baby. I no suppose to dey want you but I want you baby
Love to, love to, love you baby. I no suppose to dey want you but I want you baby”

He is trying not to love the lady, but he can’t fight the feelings because her smile is captivating, her shape is perfect, perhaps she has good skills in bed (or maybe not, since Banky sang, “we made love, but im no dey make sense”)#Winks
She is one lady every man would like to have. Banky is so drawn to her and can’t do without her, the more he tries to distance himself from her, the closer he moves to her. “And we try, to walk away, but everyday, we end up right back in the same place…I don dey craze. I don’t know how much more that I can take it, darling I’m about to breeeak’

At the end, he is unable to fight the urge to be with her as he ends up hooking up with her again in their usual spot- the bedroom.

Beat: Great- Capable to put you in the love mood! The back up singers were exceptional

Location/Video Concept: The video was shot majorly indoor, a place looking like an hotel room; outdoor was used on few occasions. It is a simple concept but spectacular. It is one video you would certainly want to watch again. Banky W and the lady really brought live to the video. They acted their parts well; their expressions and gestures emphasized their true passion for each other.
Costume; Banky W never makes mistakes when it comes to outfit in his music videos, he is always at his best, likewise in this song; the costume was terrific. The lady’s outfit was suitable for each occasion.

Just thinking
• Where exactly is their usual spot?Hotel room? Then this must be nothing but just a sexual love

Duration: 5:06
Terrific song! So, who else noticed that our Dozie Onwuka ; I mean Mr. capable as in Banky W made this video look like a real love movie…(like he was really missing his wife #winks)
Banky W’s “Love U Baby” was written by Cobhams Asuquo and Banky W and the video was directed by Banky W and Jonathan Whittaker.

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Banky W’s “Love U Baby” was written by Cobhams Asuquo and Banky W and the video was directed by Banky W and Jonathan Whittaker.

NEXT MUSIC VIDEO IN THE CATALOG TO BE REVIEWED “MY WAY BY MR. P”

French rap star sentenced for blocking highway during video shoot



French rap star Sofiane Zermani received a four-month suspended jail sentence on Monday for blocking a motorway near Paris last year to film the video for his hit song “Toka”.

Watched 32 million times on YouTube, the clip shows Sofiane and friends bring traffic to a standstill on the four-lane A3 motorway, then set up a restaurant table and chairs on the road before starting dancing.

After being charged with a public order offence, prosecutors urged a three-month prison term, accusing Sofiane of organising the April 2017 motorway stunt and another unauthorised video shoot in public to generate publicity.

Sentencing him on Tuesday, a judge opted for a suspended prison sentence, meaning he will serve time in prison if he re-offends, adding: “Don’t do it again.”

“I’ve learned my lesson,” Zermani replied. He was also fined 1,500 euros ($1,860). On December 15, the 34-year-old from the Seine-Saint-Denis suburb of Paris, who is also known as Fiansa, was arrested again during an unauthorised shoot in the area.

SOURCE: NAN

OMG! Top musician cancels Euro tour



US pop star Lady Gaga Saturday announced she had cancelled the last 10 shows of the European leg of her world tour due to “severe pain.”

In a statement posted on Twitter, the Grammy award-winning singer told fans she was “devastated” but said the decision to cancel the dates on her Joanne World Tour — her fifth headlining tour — was “beyond her control.”

“My medical team is supporting the decision for me to recover at home,” she said.I need to put myself and my well-being first,” she said.

Shows affected include dates in London, Paris and Berlin, as well as Stockholm, Zurich and Copenhagen. Dates in Cologne, Germany and Manchester, England were also halted.

It comes after the “Born This Way” singer cancelled another show in Rio de Janeiro in September after being hospitalized, also due to severe pain.

Lady Gaga, who shot to global fame in 2008 with her hit debut single “Just Dance,” has previously revealed she suffers from the chronic pain condition fibromyalgia.

According to a post by Mayo Clinic, Fibromyalgia is a disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain accompanied by fatigue, sleep, memory and mood issues.

“Researchers believe that fibromyalgia amplifies painful sensations by affecting the way your brain processes pain signals. Symptoms sometimes begin after a physical trauma, surgery, infection or significant psychological stress. In other cases, symptoms gradually accumulate over time with no single triggering event.Women are more likely to develop fibromyalgia than are men. Many people who have fibromyalgia also have tension headaches, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders, irritable bowel syndrome, anxiety and depression. While there is no cure for fibromyalgia, a variety of medications can help control symptoms. Exercise, relaxation and stress-reduction measures also may help”, Mayo Clinic wrote.


SOURCE: NAN

OGEFASH’S MODEL OF THE WEEK SAYS (…I’L SACK PRESIDENT BUHARI’S CABINET)


Princess Onyechere like her name, is truly a princess. She is a great sight to behold. Princess hails from Imo State. Her friends love to call her Nenye. She loves talking, singing and sleeping as well. Princess would be a year older next month; 4th of march precisely.


Princess is a Finance student at the University of Lagos. She is a student with a difference; zealous, goal getter and resilient. She is currently working with a Finance Firm. She has never been in a serious relationship before, her words “baby girl is busy pursuing Bsc degree and professional courses

Dislikes: bullies, arrogant people and body odour
Likes: Friendly and goal oriented individuals
Favourite musician: I love Jidenna’s songs because I am presently crushing on him.

Best drink: Origin zero
Best food: Spaghetti and Chicken
Best place: Amazon Spur
Favourite Movie:-Pursuit of Happiness
Favourite Music:-Jon Bellion(Maybe I don’t know)
Favourite Actor:– Will Smith,

Wishes for the country: I wish Nigeria could be a peaceful and happy nation
President for one day: I will sack President Buhari’s cabinet, they are all inactive and then appoint seasoned expertise in different sectors and also pay myself a salary that will last for 20 years… Lol

I WANT TO SPEAK HAUSA TODAY (CLASS 52)


Do you have an Hausa friend or customer, and you feel like surprising them by speaking their language? Ogefash’s blog has got you covered. Put down a word, and we will translate it in Hausa for you. Today’s words…

ENG/HAUSA- PREPARE/SHIRYA; YOURSELF/ KANKA, YI DA KANKA; TODAY/YAU; IF YOU/IDAN KUN; FAIL/KASA, GAZA; TO/ZUWA

ENGLISH: PREPARE YOURSELF TODAY
HAUSA: SHIRYA KANKA DA YAU

ENGLISH: IF YOU FAIL TO PLAN, YOU PLAN TO FAIL
HAUSA: IDAN KUN KASA DA SHIRYA, KUNA SHIRIN ZUWA KASA

HAPPY 40TH DAY OMOSEXY!



And the day has finally come; it’s February 7th!
It’s Omotola Jolade Ekeinde’s birthday, the only person known as Omosexy.

“OGEFASH” Blog wishes you many more celebrations in abundance and God’s love in Jesus name; amen.

Omotola’s birthday message to ‘self’

Dear Lord….
THANK YOU.
I’m so grateful…
You ALONE Have done this and it is Marvelous in my sight.
Happy Birthday to Me.
It’s Only the beginning #Omotola4pointO