Teen American artist Justin beiber has been banned from ever singing china again. The Chinese ban that justin bieber received was due to his bad behaviour .
The multiple award winning singer, has become notorious for a string of indiscretions and scandals in recent years, shedding the clean-cut image he had when he burst onto the scene as a teenager.
According to a statement released by Beijing’s Municipal Bureau of Culture, “Bieber’s lifestyle overseas and his words and actions when he last performed in China had generated public dissatisfaction. “Given efforts to purify the performing arts environment in China, it was not appropriate to bring in artists with bad behavior.
Photos | American rapper Jay z chilling with family.
Photos of his other siblings show the strong resemblance between them and JAY-Z. The rapper has three siblings; a brother and two sisters. His brother is called Eric and his sisters are Andrea and Michelle.
Photo | Nigerian comedian Bovi in oversized Nysc uniform .
Anyway shaa i love bovi especially his hilarious performance on “extended family” youtube series.
Wizkid’s Lasu transcript showing 44 carry overs
So, some folks have gone too far by digging up Wizkid’s Lasu Result, which shows he had a poor semester in the University before heading to Lead City University, a Private University in Ibadan, Oyo State.
Apparently, Wizkid got admitted into the Lagos State University, Ojo through UME, to study Sociology in 2008, but had a really poor result in 100 level, before pulling out in 200 level.
The result shows Wizkid’s Cumulative Grade Point Average of 0.91 , which is beyond poor.. Most schools withdraw students with at least 1.5 CGPA.
He carried over 44 courses.
Buhari has broken a record in the english dictionary .!
President Muhammadu Buhari might be sick and probably enduring some unpopular moments in his political career due to the crises in Nigeria but he has achieved a milestone in his life.
He has broken the nation’s record as the first Nigerian to enter the English dictionary. He is the first Nigerian to have a political term – “Buharism” named after him.
According to the Wikipedia, “Buharism is a term rooted in the politics of Nigeria, referring to the economic principles and the political ideology of the military government of Nigeria headed by General Muhammadu Buhari from 31 December 1983 to 27 August 1985. This ideology shares common features with fascism; the government was a right-wing nationalist government that pursued corporatist economic programs and curtailed personal freedoms. Economic reforms were characterised as moving the political economy away from the control of a “parasitic” elite, and into the control of an emerging “productive” class. Buharism represented a two-way struggle: with external global capitalism and with its internal agents and advocates.”
Buhari is widely hailed as a strong man of integrity who is cleansing Nigeria of the cancer of political corruption. His faltering health has constituted a setback but it is hoped that the All Progressives Congress chieftain and Fulani native will surmount the challenges before him for the betterment of Nigeria.
Jay Z’s 4.44 album hits platinum in less than one week .
Jay Z’s new body of work, 4.44, has been certified platinum less than one week after it was released.
The rapper was able to achieve the 1 million sales requisite for platinum, by getting subscribers to stream the 10 tracks on the album at least 1.5 billion times, since the album was released exclusively to Tidal and Sprint subscribers and not available for physical sales
The 4.44 album is Hov’s 13th studio album.
Jay Z received his 13th platinum plaque on Wednesday, from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
According to XXLMag, Chairman and CEO of the RIAA, Cary Sherman said in a statement: “Props to Jay, he’s done it again. Another platinum adds to an already iconic career”.
No other rap or hip hop artist has more than 10 platinum albums, hence making Jay-Z the first hip-hop artist to hit this status.
Footballer C Ronaldo’s new twin children
Cristiano Ronaldo has posted the first picture of his new twins, after flying home immediately after Portugal’s Confederations Cup defeat to Chile.
Ronaldo, 32, posted a picture of himself holding the new additions to the Ronaldo family, declaring: “So happy to be able to hold the two new loves of my life.”
Reports earlier this month suggested Ronaldo, 32, had become a father for a second time with a surrogate mother. It was believed the two children were born in the United States and had been visited by Ronaldo’s mother.
Last week Ronaldo’s siter, Katia, told Portuguese TV he had welcomed a girl and a boy, called Eva and Mateo, into the world.
“Mateo and Eva, those are the names of Cristiano Ronaldo’s twins. The boy and girl were born to a surrogate mum. It’s a secret that Cristiano Ronaldo hasn’t yet revealed to the rest of the world”
The news had not been made official, before Ronaldo confirmed their birth on Facebook on Wednesday night.
katy perry reaches 100 million followers on twitter
American singer, Katy Perry has now become the first person to reach 100 million followers on Twitter and it’s a big accomplishment and also a good timing for the singer who is promoting her new album, “Witness.”
For Perry, Twitter has been one of her main forms of communication with her fans.
She’s sparked some major conversations on the social media platform, including one about her much discussed 2015 Super Bowl Halftime performance in which #LeftShark became a worldwide trending topic after one of her backup dancers, dressed as a shark, appeared to be out of step.
It was Just like every other day before Beyonce did something that set the world of instagram on fire . Famous american singer Beyonce who is a proud mother of Blueivy announced to the whole world that she is pregnant again,this time we are expecting twins. She posted this on her Instagram page today. This pregnant picture that she posted on instagram showing her baby bump to the world immediately garnered millions of likes . This pregnant photo of lady Beyonce Knowles showcasing her pregnacy bump to the world currently holds the title of the most liked photo on instagram.
Beyonce the whole world is really happy for you.
Stella Damascus just released a video condemning 2face protest .
She advised that the time that will be used in carrying out the protest could be used for other more useful things. I wonder what could be more productive than a group of people standing up for their rights,fighting against societal problems and oppression ,protesting for a better tomorrow.
But I don’t really blame Stella Damascus’s reluctance to participate in 2face’s proposed protest because
- Stella Damascus is outside Nigeria enjoying herself so you can bet that she doesn’t know the sufferings that Nigerians are going through that’s why she won’t support 2baba’s protest.
Stella Damascus is definitively trying to be in the good books of the federal goverment . You can’t blame her though because everyone that speaks up in the era is usually prosecuted even when the person that is speaking up is saying the right thing. We all remember how apostle Suleman was almost arrested and questioned by Dss e.t.c
Here video was shared on nairaland and Nigerians that saw the important of 2baba’s protest reacted immediately. Some of their comments included
- by Iamforreal (f ): 5:23pm On Feb 01
Is she not in the US? She doesn’t understand
ni, its not her fault.
- Idibia’s Protest
by EmperorLee (m):
6:10pm On Feb 01
Productive things like snatching someone’s
Husband abi ? Ode agbalagba, mtcheew.
by nabegibeg : 6:11pm On Feb 01
Stella you dey america dey tell us how to run nigeria
abi u mental
face your borrow borrow husband abeg
who you epp
- by Aitee1 (f ): 6:11pm On Feb 01
I can see the productive thing you’re doing
madam by running to another man’s land
instead of developing yours
She better keep quiet b4 those suffering down
here currse her…nansense!!!
by Damilare5882 (m ): 6:11pm On Feb 01
Youths ..let’s form a poilitcal party as against
2019 and take this country back from all these
hungry fools and make it better #
- seunlayi (m): 6:13pm On Feb 01
Stella damascus whether you
Standwithbuhari or StandAGAINSTbuhari,
NIGERIANS ARE GROANING IN PAIN OVER THE
HARDSHIP CAUSED BY 2015 ELECTION OF
THIS GOVTJ, NIGERIANS ARE ALREADY
by ekems2017 (f ): 6:13pm On Feb 01
Pls all this celebs Tuface is a Nigerian. He
has the right to freedom of speech. Wether you
support him or not. The protest will hold as
planned. What have you done to help in this
situation we have found ourselves? Only one
thing ie CRITICISM.
Please Aunty Stella don’t you think that with
the price of kerosene at N490 per litre and fuel
at N160 per litre, it will be more economical
for you to start Cooking with fuel, kindly let
me know your thought.
2baba’s protest date has been changed. The protest against the failure of the Nigerian government to address certain critical issues was formally scheduled to hold on February 5th 2017 but the protest has being shifted to February 6th 2017.
. The reason for the 24-hourshift is for
the protest to co-incide with the date
President Buhari will resume work.Buhari is
currently on a 10-day medical vacation in the
United Kingdom and he’s expected back the
country on Monday February 6, 2017.
2baba (formerly 2face Idibia) has rescheduled
the 5th Feb protest against Nigeria’s Federal
Government to 6th Feb 2017.
The official statement on the postphonement
Hello my fellow Nigerians…
Since the idea of a nationwide march was first
mentioned, the need for urgent solutions to
the challenges facing Nigerians has become
very clear. The people have hoped for a better
Nigeria since 1999 but things are not getting
any better for the majority. We are still where
we are – poor and desperate. I will be no
longer be quiet.
I want to thank EiE, The 2face Foundation,
numerous colleagues and countless fellow
Nigerians for stepping up to partner with me. I
am just a musician with a point of view and
the ear of my fans.
I have dedicated my time and resources to
peace building, voter education towards
peaceful elections and youth engagement in
governance in Nigeria. This time around, my
partners, colleagues and I have come together
to present a platform for real Nigerians to
communicate their real pains to government
at all levels in a peaceful and articulate
manner with a view to getting lasting
solutions to our problems.
This march is about demanding that all
saboteurs of good government policies should
This march is about encouraging positive
minded Nigerians to continue to work without
We have a system that is clearly designed not
to work for the majority.
What is this march not about?
It is not a platform for politicians of any party
to manipulate. I know you will still spin it but
for one second leave your battles aside and
just listen to people without trying to score
cheap political points against one another. It
is not a point scoring exercise. It is certainly
It is not an organized labour platform. With
all due respect to our comrades who have
done much for Nigeria, this march is for the
It is not a ‘my religion or tribe is better than
yours’ matter. All our blood is red.
I, Innocent Idibia, am a living example of a
Nigerian who owes their success to Nigerians
of every tribe and religion. None ask what
religion or tribe I am before supporting me. I
Therefore, it is with every sense of humility
that I say that with this march, I want:
All Nigerians’ lives MUST matter. My religion,
ethnicity or what part of the country I live
shouldn’t determine the type of protection I
get from my government.
According to the Constitution, ‘the security
and welfare of the people shall be the primary
purpose of government.’
To develop beyond oil, we have to invest in
our human capital. Every child must have
access to quality education. If our teachers
are not paid, how will we raise the next
generation to lead the country and run our
Health is wealth. People die daily from lack of
basic, affordable health care. We can definitely
Government needs to make it easier to
generate power at the state and local
government level so everything is not tied to
the center. We need electricity to be
productive. The cost of generating our own
power is crippling.
Poor education plus a struggling economy
means a lot of people are unemployed.
Unemployed people are hungry and angry.
6) High cost of living
Food, transportation, medicine, everything is 3
times, 4 times more expensive but our salaries
haven’t increased. What do we do
7) Social Justice
According to the Constitution, ‘The Federal
Republic of Nigeria shall be a State based on
the principles of democracy and social
There cannot be one set of rules for the poor
and another set for the rich.
The best way to kill corruption is to increase
transparency. Government finances and
contracts must be open and available to all.
Who got the money, to do what and by when?
9) Cost of government
Our governance is TOO expensive – federal,
state, local – cars, housing, allowances. We
must reduce the cost of maintaining our
I stand with Nigeria. There is enough in
Nigeria for all of us to ‘chop belleful’. Enough
is enough. We must put Nigeria first and keep
all the greedy & selfish people away from
Call to Action
Between now and Monday, February 6, I ask
you to share via videos, Facebook, Twitter,
blogs, SMS to 0902-355-5335. How are these
issues affecting you? What are your daily
struggles? How is it doing you? No matter
what part of the world you are, I encourage
you to share your stories. And join me on
Monday in Surulere or online
Use any of the hashtags #IStandWith2Baba #
IStandWithNigeria #OneVoiceNigeria on social
We will take all the reports and send them to
our elected representatives as ONE VOICE of
Nigerians across party, ethnic and religious
lines – as they hear real people talk about
On Monday, February 6, meet me at the
National Stadium at 8AM and we’ll walk to
the National Theatre – 2 national icons that
epitomize our decline – as we state clearly
and peacefully that #IStandWithNigeria and
Nigeria must work for all of us and all of us
must work for Nigeria.
At 19 years old, Norwegian Alexandra
Andresen is the world’s youngest dollar
billionaire. Her big sister, 20-year old
Katharina, is the second youngest.
The Andersen family’s fortune comes mainly
from the tobacco brand Tiedemanns, which
was founded by Alexandra’s great-great-
great-grandfather. After the brand was sold in
2005 for nearly half a billion dollars,
Alexandras father, Johan F. Andresen,
transferred 84 percent of the equity in Ferd to
his two daughters in 2007.
The 42 percent of the family empire, puts
Alexandra’s and Katharina’s net wealth at
about $1.2 billion dollars each, according to
”I feel a great sense of responsibility. In a way,
I feel that I don’t deserve this, but at the same
time I want to help Ferd become even better. I
think it’s difficult to find a way to give
something back” says Alexandra on the
homepage of Ferd, the family’s centuries-old
Alexandra Andersen currently lives in Germany,
where she is a professional dressage
competitor. She has won several prestigious
medals in the sport. businessinsider
Alexandra Andresen is a Norwegian heiress,
and as of December 2016 aged 20, the world’s
youngest billionaire, although not the world’s
youngest self-made billionaire ( John Collison )
. Her net worth now is estimated to be $1.2
billion (£862 million).
She is the daughter of Johan H. Andresen jr. ,
the Norwegian industrialist and owner of Ferd
AS, a privately held investment company, who
in 2007 transferred 42.2% each to Alexandra
and her sister Katharina Andresen. Wikipedia
The rating was given by forbes .
A Norwegian Public Health Institute official
said ‘the Andresens are so rich partly
because their company was responsible for
a lot of suffering’
The world’s youngest billionaire inherited her
fortune from a tobacco firm that allowed child
labourers as young as 10 to harvest the
deadly crop in Africa, MailOnline can reveal. Dailymail .
Alexandra was only recently confirmed as the
world’s youngest billionaire because the
Norwegian government publishes the tax
returns of people over 17.
But despite her affluent upbringing in one of
the best-known Norwegian families, she isn’t
just any rich kid. Alexandra is already an
accomplished horse rider, winning several
massive competitions in dressage. businessinsider .
Follow her on INSTAGRAM .
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Drottningholm palace is definately beautiful but it received it’s tag as one of the haunted houses in the world when Queen Silvia of Sweden who was convinced that her home
“There are ghosts, many ghosts” says Queen
Silvia in a documentary about her permanent
residence, Drottningholm Palace, which will air
on January 5th on Swedish national
Drottningholm Palace is the permanent
residence of Sweden’s King Carl XVI Gustaf
and Queen Silvia; as opposed to the Royal
Palace in the centre of Stockholm.
It was built on an island just outside
Stockholm in the 1600s and stands as one of
the most famous buildings of Sweden’s Great
Power era. Today it features on the Unesco
world heritage list, and attracts thousands of
tourists every year.
Fortunately, the ghosts that Silvia is referreing
to seem good-spirited:
“There are small friends… ghosts. They’re all
very friendly but you sometimes feel that
you’re not completely alone,” Queen Silvia
says in the documentary ‘Drotthingholm
Palace – a royal home’. She adds:
“It’s really exciting. But you don’t get
The Drottningholm Palace ( Swedish :
Drottningholms slott ) is the private residence
of the Swedish royal family . It is located in
Drottningholm. Built on the island Lovön (in
Ekerö Municipality of Stockholm County), it is
one of Sweden’s Royal Palaces . It was
originally built in the late 16th century. It
served as a regular summer residence of the
Swedish royal court for most of the 18th
century. Apart from being the private residence
of the Swedish royal family, the palace is a
popular tourist attraction.
Photo credit. Daily mail
According to daily mail Micheal Jackson’s younger sister Janet Jackson and husband Wissam Al Mana
are thrilled to welcome their new son Eissa Al
Mana into the world. Janet had a stress-free
healthy delivery and is resting comfortably,’
her representative told People magazine in a
statement. The 50-year-old star has kept out of the
spotlight during her pregnancy but did take to
social media in late November to insist she
was ‘doing well’.
Janet Damita Jo Jackson (born May 16, 1966)
is an American singer, songwriter, dancer and
actress. Known for a series of sonically
innovative, socially conscious and sexually
provocative records, as well as elaborate stage
shows, television and film roles, she has been
a prominent figure in popular culture for over
30 years. The youngest child of the Jackson
family , she began her career with the variety
television series The Jacksons in 1976 and
went on to appear in other television shows
throughout the 1970s and early 1980s,
including Good Times and Fame.
After signing a recording contract with A&M
Records in 1982, she became a pop icon
following the release of her third studio album
Control (1986). Her collaborations with record
producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis
incorporated elements of rhythm and blues,
funk, disco, rap , and industrial beats, which
led to crossover success in popular music . In
addition to receiving recognition for the
innovation in her records, choreography, music
videos, and prominence on radio airplay and
MTV , she was acknowledged as a role model
for her socially conscious lyrics. Wikipedia
Michael Jackson’s family is really making the world proud.congrats to the Janet the newest mom in town
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This question asked by the theafricanarchive on their Facebook page and Nigerians responded immediately with what they missed most about the famous Nigerian musician Fela kuti.
Abdullahi Danlami: what I missed most about him was
His voice of truth.
He started something that would have saved
the mass from the blind mentality of political
intimidation by the authority . But people
didn’t stand up due to the consequence of
And we still suffer from it till this day.
Johnson Lee Oluwadamilare
Fela spoke the truth!!! you can deduce that in
his song Suffering and Smiling, in 2015,
Nigeria was ranked the either 3rd or 2nd
happiest country in the world when the
citizens in the country aren’t even happy!
aren’t we suffering in the country and on the
outside look like we are smiling? Even Beast
of no nation, he said “This uprising will bring
out the beast in us” aren’t we seeing in now?
hasn’t the beast in us been showed?
kidnapping here and there, rape everywhere,
people killing each other! Even in his song
Sorrow, Tears and Blood he said “my people
fearbto fight for freedom, we fear to fight for
liberty, we fear to fight for happiness”…
government increased price of fuel from
87naira to 145naira and we didn’t do anything
about it! we just accepted it! aren’t we slaves
to the government?? are we liberal in that
way? R.i.p Fela Anikulapo Kuti!!
Baba 70 fela anikulapo have been looking
forward to see someone like this man, I
haven’t seen any, his braveness,boldn
ess,bluntness and always saying the truth of
the matter like putting the whole thing out the
way it is good trees do not stay long in forest.
Miss that legend
What I miss most about him is “Fela”! He may
not be so likable in the religious world, but his
motives and ambition akin to the life of Jesus
Christ. Not in holiness, righteousness or
miracles, but in advocating for civil justice
and equity without fear or favor. Sometimes
prophets come and go and we don’t recognize
them. Fela is one of such. Musically, he was
simply Fela, a brand with his own niche.
Yusuphology-baba Compos Mentis Omosanya
What he used his music for, what he used his
marijuana highness for, to fight for justice and
equality, most musicians today only emulate
the habit of smoking weed from baba 70, they
have all forgotten what he fought for # RIP
Saliiu Mohammed :
Unfortunately for the present generation we
don’t have music again, we only have drum beat.
Music is part of education which Fela, Bob
Marley, Sunny Okosun stand for. I missed
Fela is the truth, he is one. It is impossible to
miss an entity that lives forever through his
records. The total package that encompasses
everything that is past, present and future. He
is a phenomenon, a mindset, an intellectual
provocation, a manual prescribing the crux of
the black man’s problem, the prognosis and
the only remedy. The conundrum however, is
how do you save a people that do not want to
Gbolahan Gee-n Bada : fela kuti was a great man. I missed
His brash charisma, his originality, his
courage, his boldness, his nonconforming
personality, his sense of humour, his wizardry
on the saxophone & keyboard, his unmatchable
musical composition & arrangement ability,
his powerful messages, his evergreen songs.
He was a god amongst men. He was the only
Nigerian artiste whose track can run for 10
minutes & I will listen to everything & still not be
bored. Many have tried to reach the reach the
Heights he attained but none has succeeded.
What makes me sad is that the same ills & vices he
sang about still prevail & thrive in our society
Today & we have not moved forward since that time.
I miss him for the true he always say, if Fela
Kuti was to be alive l don’t think president
Buhari will come back as our president again.
Wow wonders shall never end . Indeed love is blind.
Paulo (aged 31 and 90.28 cm (35.54 in) in
height),and Katyucia, (28 and 91.13 cm
(35.88 in) first met in 2006 through the now
defunct social media platform, Orkut.
‘I found her very beautiful from the first
moment I saw her,’ he explains.
But Katyucia didn’t reciprocate and at first
blocked him on the instant messaging site,
before Paulo eventually won her over.
They would chat online regularly for a couple
of years before first meeting in person on 20
December 2008. They began dating on 29
They maintained a long distance relationship
for four years, managing to see each other
every couple of months. Having learned to walk and following the
fitting of orthopaedic boots in 2008, he vowed
to never use a child’s bike again – he
upgraded to a specially fitted out car which he
still drives today. His colleagues know him as
‘Paulinho Gigante’ – Giant Paulo.
How do you see the wedding photos of this small couple? Lovely or not? Drop your comments below
Guinness world records
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Priyanka Chopra (pronounced [prɪˈjaːŋkaː
ˈtʃoːpɽaː] ; born 18 July 1982) is an Indian
actress, singer, philanthropist, and the winner
of the Miss World 2000 pageant. One of
Bollywood’s highest-paid actresses and one of
the nation’s most popular celebrities, Chopra
has also gained recognition for her sense of
style. She has received numerous awards,
including a National Film Award , and five
Filmfare Awards, and was awarded the Padma
Shri, the fourth highest civilian award, by the
Government of India in 2016. That same year,
Time named her as one of the 100 most
influential people in the world .
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Although Chopra initially aspired to study
engineering or psychiatry, she accepted offers
to join the Indian film industry, which came as
a result of her pageant wins, making her Hindi
film debut in The Hero in 2003. She played the
leading lady in the box-office hits Andaaz
(2003) and Mujhse Shaadi Karogi (2004), and
earned praise for her breakout role in the 2004
thriller Aitraaz. In 2006, Chopra established
herself as a leading actress of Indian cinema
with starring roles in the top-grossing
productions Krrish and Don. Following a brief
setback, she received critical acclaim for
playing a troubled model in the drama
Fashion (2008), which won her the National
Film Award for Best Actress and the Filmfare
Award for Best Actress.
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gained recognition for her versatility in
portraying a range of unconventional
characters in the films Kaminey (2009), 7
Khoon Maaf (2011), Barfi! (2012), Mary Kom
(2014), Dil Dhadakne Do (2015), and Bajirao
Mastani (2015), all of which garnered her
critical acclaim and several accolades. In
2015, she began starring as Alex Parrish on
the ABC thriller series Quantico , becoming the
first South Asian woman to headline an
American network series.
In addition to her acting career, Chopra is
noted for her philanthropic work, and was
appointed as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador
for Child Rights in 2010. She promotes various
causes such as environment, health and
education, and women’s rights, and is
particularly vocal about gender equality, and
gender pay gap. Though she is reticent to
discuss her personal life in public, her off-
screen life is the subject of substantial media
coverage. As a singer, she has released three
singles. Chopra is also the founder of the
production company Purple Pebble Pictures .
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I’m sure you have heard of her but if you havnt well she is a beautiful African actress from Ghana precisely .
no doubt nadia buhari the ghanian actress is one of the most beautiful women in africa.she is beautiful gifted and talented.a flawless beauty and even after giving birth to cute twins,super mama! . i love watching ghanian movies starring NADIA BUHARI,jackie appiah ,vvonne nelsion,john dumelo,van vicker,majid micheal ….e.t.c Ghanaian actress who has starred in many films including Beyonce: The President’s Daughter and was nominated twice for an African Movie Academy Award in the Best Actress in a Leading Role category in 2007 and 2009. BEFORE FAME She earned a BFA degree in Fine Arts from the University of Ghana. Buari is the daughter of Sidiku Buari, a Ghanaian musician. Her mother, Hajia Buari, is a beauty specialist. Nadia studied Performing Arts at the University of Ghana, Legon, and got a BFA degree in Fine Arts. Even when the future screen star was studying at school, she was actively involved in school drama and dance clubs. During her career as an actress she managed to star in more than 20 movies. She acted both for Nigerian and Ghanian movie industry. She received two nominations for the Best Actress in a Leading Role at the African Movie Academy Awards in 2007 and 2009. Also she premiered on Ghanaian national television with the TV series Games People Play in late 2005. Her first big movie was Mummy’s Daughter, after which she starred in Beyonce: The President’s Daughter. She also took the Pan African Actress award at the annual Nigerian Entertainment Awards in New York. Buari started her career in Ghanian National Television on 2005 in “Games People Play” which was one of the most watched television series in Ghana. Her break out role came when she starred on The President’s Daughter playing the role of “Beyonce” a sophisticated woman who falls in love with a man who is in love with someone else and tries her best to destroy their relationship. Her role as “Beyonce” has opened many doors and allowed her to be the lead star of 20 more movies that gave her 2 nominations for best actress in a leading role at the African Movie Awards in 2007 and 2009. For a while she was in a relationship with Michael Essien a Ghanaian footballer who plays for Chelsea, and the Ghana national football team. But their relationship did not end well which resulted in a bad break up. Now Mr. Michael Essien is married to his Publicist and they are expecting to have baby number 3. Nadia loves dogs, currently she is focusing her attention to Phedo, a Golden retriever who waits for her everyday at her door. She takes Phedo out for a walk in the streets or in the beach. She enjoys his company and she claims that today “Phedo” is the man of her life right now. When it comes to love, the daughter of former president of the Musicians Union of Ghana, MUSIGA told Rene Collections, a bi-yearly fashion magazine that the love in her life is a dog. “Hahaha – My dog. I can’t imagine my life without animals (dogs specifically). I love the fact that I come home and meet Phedo at the door waiting for me. It’s actually the sweetest joy of life. I even dress him up in little outfits …I’m madly in love with him”, she said, when asked, “Who is the love of your life at the moment?” She is the 2013 Brand Ambassador of Tablet India Limited (TIL), a pharmaceutical manufacturer and marketer of high quality products. Tablet India is a pioneer in Probiotic segment with the introduction of the novel concept of ‘synbiotic’. Buari, 30, is not new in the business of representing pharmaceutical companies. She was until 2012, an ambassador for Orange Drugs Limited, a Nigerian based pharmaceutical company. Unlike some of her peers, Nadia has a College Degree. She studied at the University of Ghana Legon with a Degree in Fine Arts. She says that having a college degree will secure her future especially later in life when her fame fades away. Nadia at a young age had a serious battle with alcohol addiction. Her mother rescued her and got her out of that lifestyle. She claims that her mummy just came in the nick of time and always reminded her to put God first and pray to Him. With the advice given by her mom, she eventually won the battle against alcoholism and got back in shape to become the actress she is today. Nadia Buari is currently an Ambassador for children who are underprivileged. She is not just a popular pretty face actress in Ghana, she is also a kind hearted person who puts God first and helps other people at the same time to achieve their purpose in life .
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Korede Bello is a name that needs no
introduction in the Nigerian music and
entertainment industry. The singer and
instrumentalist is currently part of one of
Nigeria’s biggest music record labels , Mavin
Records owned by Don Jazzy.
Korede Bello’s Early Life
Korede Bello was born on the 29th of
February, 1996 and hails from Lagos State.
He is a student in the Nigerian Institute of
Journalism studying mass communication.
He grew up listening to diverse music played
by his parents and was an active participant
in social activities during his primary and
secondary school days. He wrote his first
song and was in a music group when he was
just in primary 6 and when he graduated into
the secondary school. Korede Bello started
visiting the studio to record songs and he did
his first official single while still in secondary
Korede Bello’s Music & Career
Korede Bello draws inspiration from Asa and
Innocent (Tu-Baba) Ididbia formerlly known as
Korede Bello released a song titled “Forever”
which Don Jazzy got an opportunity to listen
and invited him and his manager Casmir to
his studio for some recordings which really
impressed Don Jazzy.
Korede Bello was signed into Mavin Records
on the 28th of February 2014 and did his first
single under Mavin Records titled “African
Princess” featuring Don Jazzy, but that song
was not what brought him into the lime light
as a house hold name.
Dorobucci was released where fans got a feel
of all the Mavin Stars and Korede Bello’s part
in the song got everyone asking about the
new kid in music video with his trade mark
“wink” which is winning him so many female
In 2015 Korede released a hit banger in the
music industry titled “GodWin” a song
classified to be semi gospel and semi pop by
fans and even performed in churches. GodWin
topped the charts for weeks with its simple
lyrics everyone can easily relate with.
Korede Bello’s Awards & Achievements
Indigenous & Revelation of the Year.Tush All
Youth Awards 2011.
Most Wanted Artiste, Hype Award 2012.
R ‘N’ B SINGLE (Male) Yem Awards 2012.
Young Promoter of Cultural Heritage, The
Gong Africa News Magazine 2012.
Korede Bello’s Endorsements
Korede Bello currently signed a Multi Million
Naira endorsement deal with Glo making him
one of the brand ambassadors of the
I refer to linda ikeji as the queen of Nigerian bloggers.
linda ikeji looking nice lindaikeji the blogger linda the queen
Linda is a Nigerian blogger, writer, ex-model
and entrepreneur best known for being
Nigeria’s top blogger and even Africa. She is
often said to be the richest Blogger in Nigeria.
She is also known for her philanthropic works.
Her blog lindaikeji.blogspot.com is one of the
most visited news/info sites in Nigeria leading
a lot of newspaper websites.
EARLY LIFE AND BACKGROUND
She is a native of Nkwerre LGA ,Imo State,
Nigeria .She was born in to a struggling
family, the second of seven children. She grew
up in a christain catholic home .
At a tender age of 10 years , Linda started
writing as a hobby .
The fiction she penned down were praised by
her friends and family and over time she
cultivated a passion for news. Unlike many
teenagers her age, Linda loved watching
newscasters and interviews and by the time
the opportunity presented to attend university
in Lagos, her course choice was decided:
She was admitted to study English Language
in the university to her disappointment, but
she decided to make the best of it. To support
herself and her family through school, Linda
began working at the age of 17, doing
everything from being a waitress and ushering
to modelling and bar-tending, none of which
paid a lot in the late 90′s. She started
modeling in 1998 and quit in 2005 .fashion
columnist for a struggling celebrity magazine.
After two years of toiling in the news room,
She began her advent into entertainment as a
striving model while in UNILAG. She modeled
for several brands, including the ‘Rose of
Sharon’ label owned by former President of
the Fashion Designers Association of Nigeria
(FADAN) and Nigerian billionaire and oil
tycoon, Folorunsho Alakija. She took to
modeling at only 17 featuring in some of the
most glamorous fashion shows in the country.
Talk about St Moritz Style Selection, she was
there. She has also been to ECOFEST and
done several out door advertisements.
In 2004 , after she completed her university
education, she worked hard to break into the
journalism trade, launching her media
company, Black dove Communications, a
modelling agency and events management
outfit. The name Black dove was inspired by
silverbird..a name and a bird. it so happens
that her favourite colour is black and favourite
bird is the dove.
CAREER AND LIFE
She stayed within her comfort zone which was
modeling so instead of being in front of the
camera , went behind the camera by running
an agency, recruiting models, training models,
getting jobs for models. I still have the
modeling agency but I am not running it
anymore . She also started what she describes
in her first ever blog post as her “true
passion”, her magazine called, FM & B. The
first issue was released in 2006 and after
discovering how capital-intensive and time-
consuming magazine publishing was, only two
more editions made it to print.
The blogging bug bit her in 2006. Fortunately,
in that same year, Bella Naija, another popular
Nigerian blog, carried a story about Linda
herself and for the first time, Linda began to
see a new possibility to take her writing to the
world. Blogging had all the charm: it was free
except for the cost of an internet connection,
easy to do and gave you access to millions of
readers instantly. From that first Bella Naija
blog post, she was sold.
Linda Ikeji started blogging fully in 2007 to
share things that she was interested in with
her readers. Five years later, lindaikeji”s blog
has grown to be one of the most visited sites
in the country. As a regular source for news,
entertainment, celebrity gist, gossip and many
more, her blog continues to attract thousands
Linda Ikeji has earned herself the title ‘Queen
of Blogging’ . Linda was persistent , focused
on what she did even though there was no
financial return but five years later it has
yielded great profit , a talk of all. She found a
new path , Blogging . But she persisted until
2010, when some of the stories posted on her
blog began to ruffle feathers. At a point, Linda
averaged about 1 million unique visitors each
month to her blog. And with that came the
much-needed recognition and substantial
earnings. In August 2012, Forbes Africa
described her as a success and a case study
for the business of blogging.
Her blog gets over 50,000 visits daily as at
2012 so as at 2014 tmtn can estimate upto
90-100,000 visitors per day because her blog
rank on alexa keeps booming everyday, and its
a hot spot for online advertisers and people
wishing to attract web traffic to their websites
or blogs. Comments on Linda’s blog can be
revealing, interesting and more controversial
than the post itself.
She’s also a motivational writer. Linda has
written a couple of motivational books. “I
don’t like speaking, I only enjoy writing which
has positively affected my blog. I do my
motivational talks through my blog.”
Linda’s blog reportedly rakes in an average of
N3m a month from adverts from various
brands and online ad networks, which makes
her the highest earning blogger in Nigeria.
Blogging has brought her the fame , power
and comfort ability she needed.
Her blog serves as a source of news, photos
and information for most entertainment
bloggers. Most people have criticized linda
saying her blog promote rumors but she
decline such. Linda provides real
entertainment on her blog and she will always
make sure you come back for more.
The passion and the love she has for blogging
has kept her going while making her earnings.
She has mixed with various big celebs in
nigeria Dbanj, Tiwa savage and others. she
took some pictures with dbanj showing in him
kissing her in a public event which trended a
lot online in 2013.
In 2013 she made a video with her sisters
dancing to Antenna song showing how skillful
and fun she is at dancing.
In 2014 she said on her blog she just built a
mansion for her parents which was said to be
worth millions of naira.
she was said to be worth ……
she also said she cant date a celebrity
In summary ,Linda Ikeji is open minded ,down
to earth , persistent, hardworking and a role
model to many youths today. Her Grass To
Grace story is that of inspiration to Many both
in Nigeria and Globally. Thousand hoping to
be like her on their own terms.
Linda ikeji did helped many nigerians
financially in 2014 majorly people who
happened to be her blog visitors as she gives
away millions of naira on her blog every week.
She got herself a 24million naira Range Rover
in 2014 which actually broke nigerian internet
for few days ‘cos people started wondering is
she that rich??
later same year her million making popular
blog was deleted by google due to different
claims of copyright infringement that
also broke the internet for 24 hours in which
after that 24hours her blog was restored back
as she says thats a record for google restore a
deleted blog back just after 24hrs reason
because she was later found not guilty of the
charges against her which was according to
linda ikeji a man named Aye dee who
happened to be an ex friend of hers, well, the
whole scenerio was later settled.
AWARDS AND ENDORSEMENTS
2014 Media Broad Awards
Won Blog Of The Year In Nigerian Blog Awards
No endorsement deal yet.
SCANDALS AND RUMORS
she was rumored she is dating one yoruba big
guy in 2012
was said to have blackmailed a pastor for
money which she later debunked
she was said to have spent over a million
naira over bling blings just withing minutes in
she is having some disputes with some
popular celebrities like Jim iyke, Tonto Dikeh,
Toke Makinwa, RMD and others
- He prefers bringing up new artistes than
hooking up the the big boys
- He hasn’t slept in his house in over one
year. He lives in the studio at Lekki
- He smokes cigarettes, not marijuana or any
- He likes only slim girls, he calls them ‘Lepa
- He believes there are four major artistes in
Nigeria, 2Face, D’Banj, Psquare and the rest
- He likes to think Italian and it is where he
got Dorobucci, at Tiwa Savage’s wedding in
- He thinks he is an ugly man
- He has investment in oil, owning a large
number of fuel tankers
- He got the name ‘MAVIN’ from Google
- His father is his number one fan
- He is a very shy person and that’s why he
- He cannot rap
- 2Face is his favourite artiste
- He is not inspired by anyone
- He only respects Timbaland and Jay Z
- No one has ever written a line of song for
him in his life; he writes all his songs by
- His beats are inspired by highlife
- His music comes first, his family second
- He is not a fashion label freak
- Once he releases a song he doesn’t listen
to it again.
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Abraham Lincoln On his first day
in office as President of
United States of America,
Abraham Lincoln entered the
hallowed chamber to give his
Inaugural Address. A Rich
Aristocrat stood up and said: “Mr.
should not forget to tell us that
your father used to
make shoes for my family”….And
the whole Senate
laughed. They thought they had
made a fool of Lincoln…
But certain people are made of a
totally different gene.
Lincoln looked at the man directly
in the eyes and said:
“Sir, I know that my father used
to make shoes for
your family, and there will be
many others here too,
because he made shoes the way
nobody else can.
He was a creator. His shoes were
not just ordinary shoes
cos he poured his whole soul
into them. I
want to ask you, have you any
I know how to make shoes
myself. If you have any
complaint, I can make you
another pair of shoes.
But as far as I know, nobody has
about my father’s shoes. He was
a genius, a great creator
and I am proud of my father”.
The whole senate was
dumbstruck. They could not
understand what kind of man
was. He was proud because his
father did his job so well
that not even a single complaint
had ever been
heard. Remember, no one can
hurt us without our
consent. It is not what happens
to us that hurts us, it is our
response that hurts us. There are
people out there whose
only job is to hurt others. Don’t
give them a reason to have
so much work on their hands.
May your days be blessed!
9.Ronaldo signed with local club Nacional, and, after a title-winning campaign, he went on a three-day trial with Sporting CP, who subsequently signed him for an undisclosed sum.
10.As a teenager, he would be in the gym training using weights on either foot, and then dribbling with the ball. Ronaldo thought training with weights would improve his game techniques because without weights, he would be even faster.
11.At the age of 15 Ronaldo was diagnosed with a racing heart, a condition that might have forced him to give up playing football. He had an operation in which a laser was used to cauterise the area of his heart that was causing the problem. The surgery took place in the morning and Ronaldo was discharged from hospital by the end of the afternoon; he resumed training only a few days later.
13.His first professional game for Sporting Lisbon came when he play in the “Portuguese Super League” match at the age of 17 and that was the start of a journey which will make him one of the greatest players ever.
14.Manchester United paid12 million to sign him in 2003-a record fee for a player of his age.
15.Sir Alex Ferguson had no hesitation in handing Ronaldo the No 7 shirt.
16.Ronaldo, however, did not disappoint. He showed his promise early on in the 2004 FA Cup final, scoring the team’s first three goals and helping them capture the championship.
17.In 2006, Ronaldo opened a fashion boutique under the name “CR7” (his initials and shirt number)
18.Ronaldo faced personal challenges in 2007 after his mother was diagnosed with breast cancer.
19.In 2008, a year after signing a five-year,31 million contract, Ronaldo set a franchise record for goals scored (42), and earning himself the FIFA World of the Year honor.
20.His commitment to Manchester United was under question and in 2009, Spanish soccer club Real Madrid agreed to pay United a record $131 million for the chance to sign him.
Cristiano admits that he owes his lucky break to one of his closest friends,Albert Fantrau. “I have to thank my friend Albert for my success. We played together for a youth club. When people from Sporting (Lisbon) arrived, they told us that whoever scored more goals would be accepted to their Academy. We won that game 3-0, I scored the first goal, the Albert scored a header, and the third was a goal that impressed everyone. Albert went to one on one with the goalkeeper. I was running next to him, he went round the keeper, all he needed to do was just to get the ball into the empty net. But, he passed it to me and I scored. I was accepted to the Academy. After the match, I approached him and asked him “why” and he answered; “You’re better than me”. Several years later, the journalist went to Albert’s house and asked whether the story was true. He confirmed. He also said that his career as a football player finished after that match and he is now unemployed. c ronaldo later bought a car and a house for him.
1.His full name is Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro, but he goes by Cristiano Ronaldo.
2.Ronaldo was born on February 5, 1985 in Madeira, Portugal.
3.He got the name “Ronaldo” after then-U.S. president Ronald Reagan, who was his father’s favourite actor.
4.He is the youngest child of Maria Dolores dos Santos Aveiro, a cook, and José Dinis Aveiro, a municipal gardener. He has one older brother, Hugo, and two older sisters, Elma and Liliana Cátia.
5.He grew up poor and said he shared a bedroom with his siblings.
6.At the age of eight, Ronaldo played for amateur team Andorinha, where his father was the kit man.
7.Ronaldo was nicknamed “cry-baby” as a child.
8.Ronaldo was popular with other students at school, but he was expelled at the age of 14 after he threw a chair at his teacher.
8.Ronaldo was popular with other students at school, but he was expelled at the age of 14 after he threw a chair at his teacher.
Born Beyoncé Giselle Knowles on September 4th 1981, in Houston, Texas, she began singing with the original members of the popular R&B group Destiny’s Child comprised of LaToya Luckett, Kelly Rowland and LaTavia Roberson in their teens.
The girls went through various incarnations, singing a mix of gospel, rhythm and blues, and hip hop, before they officially became Destiny’s Child in 1995. Knowles’ father, Mathew, served as manager of the group.
After performing in the Houston area, the group appeared on Star Search, the popular television talent competition. Although they did not win the competition, a contract with Columbia Records soon followed.
Their first release, ‘Destiny’s Child’ (1997), was a tremendous success in Europe. Upon the album’s release, the group kicked off a tour of sold-out shows there. Their second effort, ‘The Writing’s on the Wall’ (1999), brought them wider acclaim back home. The album generated three top-ten hits on the Billboard R&B singles chart.
In 2000, despite internal conflicts that resulted in the departure of Luckett and Roberson from the group, Destiny’s Child continued to promote their sophomore effort, playing as a supporting act for Christina Aguilera’s summer tour.
In 2001, still calling themselves Destiny’s Child, the group released their third album, Survivor. In 2004, after launching a successful solo career with ‘Dangerously in Love’, Knowles won five Grammy Awards, tying a record for most wins by a female artist.
Her second solo effort, ‘B’Day’, was released in September 2006 to coincide with the singer’s twenty-fifth birthday. In its first week, ‘B’Day’ sold more than 540,000 copies in the U.S.
In 2008, Beyonce launched her third solo album entitled ‘I Am … Sasha Fierce’. It proved to be yet another hit with the critics and earned her six Grammy Awards. This meant the 29-year-old had become a record breaker by winning the most Grammy Awards of any female artist in one night.
During an interview for Entertainment Tonight, Knowles confirmed that she is currently writing songs for, and producing her latest album, which she said is a mixture of all the genres she respects. She also said that the music was not R&B or pop.
Beyonce also made a start in acting, making her debut in MTV’s ‘Hip Hopera: Carmen’ in 2001 and co-starring as Foxxy Cleopatra in Mike Myers’ James Bond parody ‘Goldmember’ in 2002. Other films include 2004’s ‘The Fighting Temptations’ and 2006’s ‘The Pink Panther’.
Her starring role as Deena Jones, a Diana Ross-like character in the big-screen adaptation of the 1981 Broadway hit musical ‘Dreamgirls’, earned a Golden Globe nomination in 2006. Beyoncé’s song ‘Listen’ was nominated for an Academy Award.
Warner Bros has announced that Clint Eastwood will be directing Beyonce in her latest film project, ‘A Star is Born’. The film tells the story of an alcoholic falling star, played by Kris Kristofferson in the 1976 version, and a young female artist who was played by Barbara Streisand in the Seventies remake of the 1930s original, however the filming was postponed in 2011 due to the singer’s pregnancy.
Knowles’ has been romantically linked to hip-hop mogul Jay-Z, whose real name is Shawn Carter, since September 2002. They performed together in music videos for two of her hit singles, ‘Crazy in Love’ and ‘Deja Vu’. The couple married in April 2008. Among the guests sighted at the wedding were Beyonce’s mother Tina Knowles, her father and manager Matthew, her sister Solange, Destiny’s Child members Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams, and friend Gwyneth Paltrow.
In a recent interview, Paltrow described her friend Beyonce as the “most talented human being on the planet”. She admitted to respecting the singer’s talent and said that the “mastery over what she does” goes beyond confidence, and she described it instead as “on a while other level” and “mind-blowing”.
The group’s next album, Survivor, was another huge success for the girls and made number One on both the Billboard 200 and the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, as well as the UK and Canadian Albums Charts. The tracks “Independent Woman Part I” and “Bootylicious” zoomed straight to the top of the Hot 100, while the title track, “Survivor”, reached number Two. By the time Destiny’s Child announced their intention to disband in 2005, they had established themselves as one of the most famous and top-selling female groups in recording history.
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On November 4, 2008, Senator Barack Obama of Illinois was elected president of the United States over Senator John McCain of Arizona. Obama became the 44th president, and the first African American to be elected to that office. Obama’s father, also named Barack Hussein Obama, grew up in a small village in Nyanza Province, Kenya, as a member of the Luo ethnicity. He won a scholarship to study economics at the University of Hawaii, where he met and married Ann Dunham, a white woman from Wichita, Kansas, whose father had worked on oil rigs during the Great Depression and fought with the U.S. Army in World War IIbefore moving his family to Hawaii in 1959. Barack and Ann’s son, Barack Hussein Obama Jr., was born in Honolulu on August 4, 1961.
Did You Know?
Not only was Obama the first African-American president, he was also the first to be born outside the continental United States. Obama was born in Hawaii in 1961.
Obama’s parents later separated, and Barack Sr. went back to Kenya; he would see his son only once more before dying in a car accident in 1982. After remarrying an Indonesian man, Lolo Soetoro, Ann moved with her young son to Jakarta in the late 1960s, where she worked at the U.S. embassy. In 1970, Obama returned to Hawaii to live with his maternal grandparents. He attended the Punahou School, an elite private school where, as he wrote in his 1995 memoir, Dreams from My Father, he first began to understand the tensions inherent in his mixed racial background. After two years at Occidental College in Los Angeles, he transferred to Columbia University in New YorkCity, from which he graduated in 1983 with a degree in political science.
After a two-year stint working in corporate research and at the New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG) in New York City, Obama moved to Chicago, where he took a job as a community organizer with a church-based group, the Developing Communities Project. For the next several years, he worked with low-income residents in Chicago’s Roseland community and the Altgeld Gardens public housing development on the city’s largely black South Side. Obama would later call the experience “the best education I ever got, better than anything I got at Harvard Law School,” the prestigious institution he entered in 1988.
In 1996, Obama officially launched his own political career, winning election to the IllinoisState Senate as a Democrat from the South Side neighborhood of Hyde Park. Despite tight Republican control during his years in the state senate, Obama was able to build support among both Democrats and Republicans in drafting legislation on ethics and health care reform. He helped create a state earned-income tax credit that benefited the working poor, promoted subsidies for early childhood education programs and worked with law enforcement officials to require the videotaping of interrogations and confessions in all capital cases.
Re-elected in 1998 and again in 2002, Obama also ran unsuccessfully in the 2000 Democratic primary for the U. S. House of Representatives seat held by the popular four-term incumbent Bobby Rush. As a state senator, Obama notably went on record as an early opponent of President George W. Bush’s push to war with Iraq. During a rally at Chicago’s Federal Plaza in October 2002, he spoke against a resolution authorizing the use of force against Iraq: “I am not opposed to all wars. I’m opposed to dumb wars…I know that even a successful war against Iraq will require a U. S. occupation of undetermined length, at undetermined cost, with undetermined consequences.”
When Republican Peter Fitzgerald announced that he would vacate his U.S. Senate seat in 2004 after only one term, Obama decided to run. He won 52 percent of the vote in the Democratic primary, defeating both multimillionaire businessman Blair Hull and Illinois Comptroller Daniel Hynes. After his original Republican opponent in the general election, Jack Ryan, withdrew from the race, the former presidential candidate Alan Keyes stepped in. That July, Obama gave the keynote speech at the 2004 Democratic National Convention in Boston, shooting to national prominence with his eloquent call for unity among “red” (Republican) and “blue” (Democratic) states.
In November 2004, Illinois delivered 70 percent of its votes to Obama (versus Keyes’ 27 percent), sending him to Washingtonas only the third African American elected to the U.S. Senate since Reconstruction. During his tenure, Obama notably focused on issues of nuclear non-proliferation and the health threat posed by avian flu. With Republican Senator Tom Coburn of Oklahoma, he created a Web site that tracks all federal spending, aimed at rebuilding citizens’ trust in government. He partnered with another Republican, Senator Richard Lugar of Indiana, on a bill that expanded efforts to destroy weapons of mass destruction in Eastern Europe and Russia.
In August 2006, Obama traveled to Kenya, where thousands of people lined the streets to welcome him. He published his second book, The Audacity of Hope, in October 2006.
2008 Presidential Campaign
On February 10, 2007, Obama formally announced his candidacy for president of the United States. A victory in the Iowaprimary made him a viable challenger to the early frontrunner, the former first lady and current New York Senator Hillary Clinton, whom he outlasted in a grueling primary campaign to claim the Democratic nomination in early June 2008. Obama chose as his running mate Joseph R. Biden Jr. Biden had been a U.S. senator from Delawaresince 1972, was a one-time Democratic candidate for president and served as chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Obama’s opponent was long-time ArizonaSenator John S. McCain, a Vietnam veteran and former prisoner-of-war, who chose AlaskaGovernor Sarah Palin as his running mate. If elected, Palin would have been the nation’s first-ever female vice-president.
As in the primaries, Obama’s campaign worked to build support at the grassroots level and used what supporters saw as the candidate’s natural charisma, unusual life story and inspiring message of hope and change to draw impressive crowds to Obama’s public appearances, both in the U.S. and on a campaign trip abroad. They worked to bring new voters–many of them young or black, both demographics they believed favored Obama–to become involved in the election.
A crushing financial crisis in the months leading up to the election shifted the nation’s focus to economic issues, and both Obama and McCain worked to show they had the best plan for economic improvement. With several weeks remaining, most polls showed Obama as the frontrunner. Sadly, Obama’s maternal grandmother, Madelyn Dunham, died after a battle with cancer on November 3, the day before voters went to the polls. She had been a tremendously influential force in her grandson’s life and had diligently followed his historic run for office from her home in Honolulu.
On November 4, lines at polling stations around the nation heralded a historic turnout and resulted in a Democratic victory, with Obama capturing some Republican strongholds ( Virginia, Indiana) and key battleground states ( Florida, Ohio) that had been won by Republicans in recent elections. Taking the stage in Chicago’s Grant Park with Michelle and their two young daughters, Malia and Sasha, Obama acknowledged the historic nature of his win while reflecting on the serious challenges that lay ahead. “The road ahead will be long, our climb will be steep. We may not get there in one year or even one term, but America, I have never been more hopeful than I am tonight that we will get there. I promise you, we as a people will get there.”
Obama’s inauguration took place on January 20, 2009.
ride on president Obama we are solidly behind you!!!