Saturday, 16 June 2012

Ghanaian star Mzbel Strips Bare

Feisty and sexy Ghanaian star Mzbel lives next door to controversy so scandal is never too farway. And mind you, she's not called Mzbel for nothing - she's tres belle indeed! Here she is again sparkling in her birthday suit. The bare-all photo which has naturally sparked a flurry of criticism in Accra was taken for the advert campaign of a skin toning product range and I cant complain because the sassy singer's curves are just the way I like them and the shoot is ehhhh... quite tastefully done plus if you must know the SPY's fiancee is Ghanaian!!! There you have it. Winks!

Ugandan celeb's pimped ride near miss

A Ugandan celebrity's wife almost crashed into pedestrians on Friday when one of the wheels of their fancy Escalade truck came off in motion. People on Kayunga Road in Kamwokya Kampala scampered to safety as the near side front wheel of Bobi Wine's blacked-out ride became free whilst his wife Barbie was doing her rounds around town. Our spies are reporting that the vehicle is being driving into the ground without regular servicing. In fact the gas guzzler is so neglected that when it rains you have to get out of it in order not to get wet because one of its doors doesn't shut properly. The SPY says buying these rides is the easy bit - the problem is insuring them and keeping them going without cutting corners like missing services. American car parts are pricey and an artist may need the whole proceeds of a concert to pay for just one routine service so, it serves the woman right because the guy doesn't even drive the truck that used to be a head turner any more because people are no longer impressed and neither can he afford to maintain the monster ride but you know women and their desire to show off. Luckily no one was injured in the near-miss.

Metamorphosis of Lil Kim

Cough! Cough!! Can you tell the difference between these two pictures? I'll forgive you if you think you're seeing double or believe they're two different persons. This is your Lil Kim - who now appears to be Little NO MORE!! See what lipo has done to her face - a totally distorted image of her old self - and da bum is also on the verge of exploding unless Nicki Minaj's does first. What a horror!

Friday, 15 June 2012

So, Is Tonto Dike A Prostitute?

One of Nollywood's hottest asses Tonto Dike is back in the middle of another nasty gist. SPY readers must know her well by now even if they've never seen any of her movies - they've  surely read a few stories about the scandal-prone actress right here since we started our spying business, in fact Tonto won the SPY's poll as the Most Scandalous Nollywood Personality....

SCANDAL! TVC channel shut down over unpaid royalties

Television and radio operators in Nigeria are on high alert as the independent channel TVC was shut down a few hours ago. Reports just reaching the SPY say Television Continental has had its equipment confiscated by court order for its failure to pay artists' royalties on the materials its been airing to the tune of hundreds of millions of Naira.
Sources say the Musical Copyright Society of Nigeria obtained an injunction that empowered baillifs and police officers to cart away the channel's tools. The reason the Nigerian entertainment industry is Africa's biggest only on paper is the endemic problem of piracy and non-compliance with copyright laws so TVC's disgrace is only the tip of the iceberg, if the MCSN decides to go after other broadcasters with the same ferociousness then there'll be practically none left.... Any that eventually remain will have to start playing by the rules so artists rejoice, better days are coming.

Thursday, 14 June 2012

SA soap Isidingo set on fire

If you watch the South African-backed Nigerian hit soap Tinsel, you probably also watch Jacob's Cross and if you do then chances are you also watch Isidingo a local prime time must watch on SA's soapy menu. Well, at the time of this report, the set of Isidingo was ablaze - for real!
The SPY has just gathered that Henley Studios where Isidingo is filmed caught fire overnight. Reports say the blaze started in studio six at around 8pm and fire fighters were unable to bring it under control. A spokesperson for the producers SABC said the fire may have originated in the Isidingo production studios causing significant damage. There have been no reports of injuries and we understand that the incident will not affect normal programming.

Nigerian defender Sam Sodje supports UK students soccer

Nigeria and Nottingham County defender Sam Sodje was spied at the first annual Nigerian Students' Football Challenge held in London this week. The London Metropolitan University and the University of Greenwich jointly won the tournament which is the brainchild of Yemi Soile. Photo by Daniel Sync

Is Uche Jumbo's marriage for real?

This ain't looking good one bit. Is Nollywood big girl Uche Jumbo married or not? Her recent hush-hush "wedding" to her mysterious Latino Knight In Shinning armour doesn't appear to be making any difference to her lonely life. Nothing seems to have changed and busybodies are beginning to

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Kanye West's home burgled

The Los Angeles home  of G.O.O.D. Music boss and D'banj's new best friend Kanye West has turned into a crime scene following a burglary this morning. According to TMZ the LAPD sealed off the building after someone inside alerted them of the intruders who reportedly dropped some of their loot as they fled. At the time of this report, West was still on tour in the UK. Meanwhile the debate surrounding the owner of this butt-crack that was purportedly posted on Twitter by Kanye and believed by some to be that of girlfriend Kim K continues. For those of you who think you know Kim well, do you think its Kim's ikebe? Post your comments...

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

First film starring Annie Idibia is now out

The first film featuring Annie Macauley since her recent marriage to superstar 2Face Idibia has just been released and to the surprise of many feminists, the Nollywood star's credit bears her new married name Annie Idibia. The film titled The Kingdom was directed and produced by Eucharia Anunobi and stars such big names as Van Vicker and Tana Adelana as well as Anunobi herself.
It is common practice for high-flying female professionals especially celebrities to either maintain their maiden names or hyphenate them to their husband's but Annie once again seems to have gone the extra mile to demonstrate how deep her love is for the man who strung her along for nearly thirteen years before popping the  question. The SPY can further reveal that contrary to widespread belief, the couple have not held any traditional marriage rites besides the legal registry ceremony. Mrs Idibia who says she's been feeling great and totally blessed since her marriage told a reporter recently - "The traditional and white would follow later. My husband and I  are planning that. We will let you know". The SPY says - What's taking you so long? Its not as if Two Baba's not up to the task of staging a State Wedding. Lol. We can't wait.

Monday, 11 June 2012

Miss West Africa UK to aid African charities

Bridgette Chalu - CEO of MWAUK
For the first time since its inception three years ago, all the proceeds from this year's Miss West Africa UK (MWAUK) will be donated to various charities across Africa a statement just issued by the pageant's organisers has announced. MWAUK which also supports its resident charity the Joshua Tree Foundation's Ripple Scheme has been showcasing contestants representing countries from the West African region but had never reached out to the mother continent where many charities and NGO's are strapped for cash. According to the statement signed by MWAUK's Director Bridgette Chalu the winner of this year's contest will also represent the UK at the next Miss West Africa International billed for December 2012 in Free Town Sierra Leone. Miss West Africa UK 2012 will be officially launched on Saturday 7th July 2012 at the Nottinghill Harbour Club.


 By Yemi Ogunbayo
Phew! Let me start by stating that I'm your average movie goer, not a film critic by trade. I'm writing this review by the pure chance of finding myself sitting next to the SPY publisher at the premier last Friday and I took him up on his dare to do it. So here we go...

Coming from the stables of Obi Emelonye - the multiple award winning producer of the critically acclaimed The Mirror Boy, making another decent project was bound to be a tall order but rest assured that Last Flight To Abuja was squarely up to the task. And its hardly surprising considering that Emelonye as always hand-picked the choicest members of both cast and crew.

Enebeli's pastor says "I've cured Hollywood stars of AIDS"

As the health of bedridden Nollywood star Enebeli Elebuwa deteriorates, the controversial pastor who once claimed to have healed him of stroke is now boasting to have cured some top Hollywood stars of HIV-AIDS.
Denying allegations that he had faked the actor's healing and that he was responsible for posting the

Sunday, 10 June 2012

Last Flight To Abuja in cinemas from 29 June

Obi Emelonye's "Last Flight To Abuja" that premiered in London on Friday goes on general release in the UK on 29 June. A statement just issued by the producers of the suspense-filled film based on real life events and dedicated to the victims of the recent Lagos and Accra air disasters stated that the premier which drew in excess of 1300 people "will now be released across London on fifteen screens".
"We did the right thing to go ahead with the premier and we will continue to remember the departed", the statement said adding that "we will do all we can to raise the issue of improved air safety in Nigeria". The cast and crew of the film were overwhelmed by uncontrollable fans on Friday night when the film starring Nollywood's highest paid actress Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, hard man Jim Iyke and Hollywood star Hakeem Kae-Kazim amongst others had its world premier at London's Troxy cinema. Scroll to bottom of page to view trailer.

Big Brother violence scandal - Is Zainab DKB's first victim?

Is he or is he not a lady basher? Well, Ghana's Big Brother Stargame evictee DKB has made his bed and now its time to lie in it. However, just how comfortably he sleeps will depend on his girlfriend Sharon Mercedes Dzifa as reports filtering in from Ghana say that tongues are seriously wagging over DKB's temper

Udinese player kidnapped in Warri, Nigeria

The Nigerian footballer Christian Obodo has been kidnapped and his captors are demanding a ransom of One Hundred and Fifty Thousand Euros for his release. The 28 year-old  Eagles' mid-fielder plays professional football with Udinese Calcio club of Italy. He was cruising in his car whilst on a visit to his home town of Warri - Delta State of Nigeria when five armed men forced him out of his vehicle yesterday.

Tanzanian actress in murder scandal

The trial of Elizabeth Michael aka Lulu - girlfriend of late Tanzanian actor Steve Kanumba over his alleged murder will begin on 18 June in Dar Es Salaam. The case was adjourned after a brief mention at the Kisutu Magistrate's court on Wednesday after prosecutors said their investigations were still in progress. Kanumba died in April this year after a mysterious domestic scuffle with girlfriend Lulu who is also a local film star. Lulu says Kanumba tripped and fell during the fight but critics believe she may have struck him on the head.