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JOIN THE BRAND NEW SITE 9JAGAL.COM SHOW YOUR STYLE NOW!! + BECOME A FEATURED WRITER!

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9JAGAL.COM is a community geared towards you! You get a chance to show your style by uploading your fashion style pic and writing words about your style. You can also become a FEATURED WRITER on the new 9jagal.com . All you have to do is send an email to naijagals@gmail.com once you are registered with the site to become a featured writer. A chance to get your name out there! Thanks for a successful 3 years and counting. READ NAIJAGAL'S BLOG ON HERE! http://9jagal.com/blog/1

EXTRA EXTRA : REVEALED ! THE LADIES OF THE KOKO MANSION + 9JAGAL.COM IS NOW LIVE!!!!!

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Kokolette Bidemi Jolayemi (BIDEMI) Age: 23 Occupation: Student [Olabisi Onabanjo University] Bidemi is an unrepentant optimist. “I’m a girl with a PMA – Positive Mental Attitude” she reaffirms, “I’m disciplined, sociable, and hardworking”. Bidemi’s strong faith in humanity gives her a romantic disposition that believes that something good could always be harnessed from very bad situations. She’s always never in favor of popular opinions on issues, fashion, and everything in between, “I don’t like following the crowd, and I like setting my own unique trends, dictating my own pace, because I never let myself to be sucked in by peer pressure” She comes to the mansion, with years of experience living with strangers, from boarding school to her hostel on campus, “I’ve lived with strangers before and they all became friends with me, I’m patient, and it really takes time to get on my nerves, however I don’t like people taking me for granted” Next is Kokolette Bolanle Okhiria

FULL VIDEO OF JANET JACKSON'S SPEECH AT THE BET AWARDS!

As we stated in the previous post Janet Jackson came onstage at the conclusion of the BET 2009 Awards show and gave a really touching speech, thanking everyone for their support. Please watch the video below: I was left in tears at the end; how did you feel readers?

JANET JACKSON'S SPEECH AT THE BET AWARDS !

She thanked the fans and mentioned that to us all, Michael is an Icon to his family he is family. "On behalf of my family and myself, thank for you for all your love and thank you for all your support. We miss him so much, thank you for your support." Janet Jackson. I can't begin to imagine the pain the family is going through. Especially Janet. On behalf of the Naijagal Team, we pray the family stays strong through this tough times.

UNBELIEVABLE MARTIN BASHIR REFLECTS ON MICHAEL JACKSON!!

Wow in Martin's Words " I never saw any wrong doing myself"; How quick he forgets how his interview triggered a whole lot for Michael Jackson. What do you say readers? Do you believe Martin Bashir?

IN MICHAEL'S WORDS 1958-2009

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“If you enter this world knowing you are loved and you leave this world knowing the same, then everything that happens in between can be dealt with.”----Michael Jackson

MICHAEL JACKSON DIES AT 50 (PHOTOS)

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LATOYA JACKSON MOM CATHERINE JACKSON AT THE HOSPITAL IN LOS ANGELES PICTURE EXCLUSIVELY BY NAIJAGAL (9JAGAL) This is a tribute to the king of pop, who will never ever be forgotten; a collection of Michael's photos through the years (will be posted later, too distressed to upload at the moment). I am really sad readers. What a loss. The man in the middle video, my personal favorite; I can't blog anymore right now; Enjoy the video. Thanks Michael for the memories! 9jagal

OMG!! MICHAEL JACKSON IS DEAD!!!

MICHAEL JACKSON HAS PASSED AWAY AT 50 READERS!! DETAILS COMING UP SOON! Michael Jackson has died at age 50 after being rushed to UCLA Medical Center, NBC News has confirmed. Los Angeles Fire Department Capt. Steve Ruda told the L.A. Times that Jackson was not breathing when paramedics arrived at his home and CPR was performed. TMZ.com reported that he may have suffered cardiac arrest.

OMG!! MICHAEL JACKSON JUST SUFFERED A HEART ATTACK!!!

This just in Naijagal has learned that Michael Jackson just suffered a heart attack! "Singer Michael Jackson is believed to have suffered a heart attack at his home in Los Angeles this afternoon. Reports say that Jackson, 50, went into cardiac arrest and has been rushed to hospital. He was taken into an ambulance around 2pm (US Central time) and taken to hospital, says US gossip website TMZ. Paramedics were seen performing CPR on the singer, according to the website, Jackson's mother was at the hospital to meet her son." Lets pray for Michael Okay! Readers gosh! What awful news!

REUBEN ABATI A NATION IN CRISIS REBUTTAL BY BANKY W + IFEOMA

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The article in the guardian written by the Chairman of Guardians Editorial Board and a brilliant scholar, Reuben Abati in Nigeria's Guardian Newspapers receives an interesting and dare I say englightening response from Top Music Star Banky W. The article can be viewed online. I have decided to re post this article on here because our name proudly contains "Naija" and our new site is going to contain the moniker, "9ja" ; you know what though in the words of Baz lurhman from his suncreen hit song in 1999, rings true in this instance and I quote: " Accept certain inalienable truths, prices will rise, politicians will philander, you too will get old, and when you do you’ll fantasize that when you were young prices were reasonable, politicians were noble and children respected their elders." The words once again rings true in this instance, the elder and the future. I understand this is a long read but it is certainly one that is worth while.

HOW TO HAVE UNLIMITED CELL PHONES WITHOUT PAYING TOO MUCH + FREE DIRECTORY ASSISTANCE

Very good repost from thedigeratimind . I personally recommend " SKYPE for its unlimited calls I use it daily it saves me a ton! Enjoy the post below: "Having a cell phone is expensive enough so here is what I did, I joined skype; I decided not to go with a land line, instead I make use of my " skype phone " as my home phone. It costs under $6 dollars a month and that includes long distance. Another plus is that I can stay connected anywhere I have internet access. Thanks to the recession I am finding nifty ways to save and keep as much of my money as I possibly can. I have listed sites that would save you a ton on long distance calls below. Long Distance Deals: Oovoo.com - Free video conferencing and messaging (ad-supported) Talkster.com - Free long distance (ad-supported) Unlimited Calls to Landlines via Skype.com - Free worldwide PC-to-PC calls using free Skype software MagicJack - Unlimited local and domestic long-distance calls for $40/year (waiting

IS CHANTAL BIYA AFRICA'S FIRST CELEBRITY FIRST LADY?

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Chantal Biya needs no introduction, she is cameroon's first Lady and she is also probably the most well known first lady in Africa. She is know for her styles and also her hair style known to all of people as " She is the daughter of a beauty queen. Her signature pompadour hairstyle is known to folks in Cameroon as "la banane" According to wikipedia "Chantal Biya (born 1971) is the First Lady of Cameroon. She was born in Dimako, East Province, to French expatriate Georges Vigouroux and Miss Doumé pageant winner Rosette Ndongo Mengolo. Chantal Biya spent her adolescence in Yaoundé.[1] She married President Paul Biya on 23 April 1994, after his first wife, Jeanne-Irène Biya, died in 1992." as seen with Paris Hilton Well, she certainly has her style, doesn't she? We would love to know how long it takes her stylist to get her hair done.

HOT NEW ARTIST READERS SAY HELLO TO MAHEEDA!!

Check out new artist Maheeda singing I can't wait; we can't help but wonder what she is waiting for. Enjoy. Is this a hit or what? We want to know readers, so leave your comments! 9jagal

HOT STUFF RAPPER KEL DEBUTS ALBUM

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Capital Hill rapper Kel tells anyone who cares to know that she is not in the Nigerian music industry to be a flash in the pan. And unlike her other female counterparts, since her debut on Ill Bliss’ 2007 hit single ‘You go wound’, the rapper has been permanently in our faces. Having topped the charts with her hit debut single ‘Waa wa alright’ in 2008, the sultry rapper is finally ready to drop her full body of work. Kel Kel The 19 tracker -‘The Investment’ hits the stores on Monday June 22, 2009. It features contributions from Shank, Darey, MI, SLK, Tha suspect, Ill bliss and Jesse Jags. A video from the Tee- Y mix- produced track ‘Too fine’ was shot in Lagos , Nigeria recently with director Clarence Peters who also owns Kel’s label. “To me, the investment is about strength and perseverance, “ explains the sexy rapper ‘Things can go from bad to worst; people can say stuffs like she’s not going to last and all that, but they don’t really know the time, money and strength, sweat

EXCLUSIVE WATCH NIGERIA VS TUNISIA MATCH LIVE!!

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EXCLUSIVE: SADE RETURNS THIS YEAR!!

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We have waited long enough and our favorite superstar SADE ADU is coming out with a new album this year, we are super excited. This has certainly been a long time coming According to billboard magazine , "Sade Adu, the reclusive "quiet storm" soul signer who takes notoriously long breaks between releases, has regrouped with the band that bears her name and is recording her first album of new material since 2000's "Lovers Rock," Billboard.com sources confirm. The group is in the studio through June and Sony hopes to put the record out by the end of 2009 though, despite rumors, there is no set release date on the calendar. "She is in the studio and the album will come when it is ready," a source at Sony tells Billboard. "You don't wait for years for one and then rush it." Sade's longtime bandmate Stuart Matthewman, a.k.a. Cottonbelly, also confirms that new material is in progress, though he says the project is still in its &

ALL NEW!! MAKE OVER VIDEO TIPS WITH TOP MAKEUP ARTIST LISE!!

We are on a roll now readers, I mean really we are! Today we have a brand new and exciting video for you to watch and learn. Now we know as ladies, we enjoy looking good but what is the secret to looking good with out looking over made up. Well look no further, because today Naijagal presents our very own top makeup artist Eni Lise Balogun whom we interviewed previously here; she is amazing and in this video she is going to show us how to apply makeup for that sleek day time look. Watch what happens: Well readers, hope you enjoyed the video; I am excited today because we are moving forward with the new site; it is going to be a collaborative affair so your input would be greatly appreciated. Got any makeup tips to share? Let others know via your comments.

MEETING ONE ON ONE AND ENJOYING THE RADIANT BEAUTIFUL VOICE OF LAURA IZIBOR

So we got a chance to meet up with Laura live; all we can say is her voice is amazing, Even when she sings live! Who is Laura by the way? She is an amazing singer of Irish Nigerian descent. More on our meeting soon. In the mean time check out her video of our favorite song. More coming up next.

WEDDING QUESTION OF THE DAY!!

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Would you have your wedding by invitation only if so, why? The reason I ask this question is simply owing to the fact that a lot of ladies tend to enjoy going to wedding as a "friend of a friend of the bride". When it comes to their own wedding, they slap on the "invitation only" tag. Will you have an invitation only wedding ? Inquiring minds want to know. Personally I would opt for a destination wedding.

SUPER STAR USHER FILES FOR DIVORCE FROM TAMEKA FOSTER!

Amidst speculation that the 30 year old star usher had filed for divorce a couple of days ago, we decided not to report the story right away but now that it has been confirmed; it is over between the pop star and his stylist wife. According to the huffingtonpost "The 30-year-old Grammy-winning artist, whose real name is Usher Raymond IV, filed the petition in Superior Court in Atlanta. Records posted to the court's Web site did not give any details about the split between the R&B star and his wife, who were married in August 2007." Here is wishing Usher success in his future endeavors.

WANT TO KNOW WHY WE ARE TRULY THE NUMBER ON E BLOG IN AFRICA? + NEW LEADERS IN AFRICA

We post on a topic and others follow; isn't it quite complementary that we talked about the CNBC video on dollars and danger in Africa and we had a re post from other African blogs; we love it! Thanks for the re post guys! Well here are some other videos and you know what, if you are thinking of returning to Lagos or any part of Africa Now is the time to do it! Thanks again readers, and other bloggers for the re posts; we are working on something new, hope you come along for the ride!

WOW 1000 POSTS ALREADY! OK YOU ASKED FOR IT WEDDING WEBSITES LIST 2009!

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yay readers, we have hit a milestone! 1000 posts, wow how time flies and in a month we will be three years blogging! We are going to celebrate by moving to a new location, where you can join us. Okay enough of that, now enjoy the wedding websites: Starting off is Ife and Fola's wedding website Next stop: Adeola and Kunle what a beautiful couple: hmm wow this is so beautiful Yomi and Jimi must be artists; we love the look. Toyin and Teddy looking really good; love their song list! And some more: Dayo and Didi Tinu and Mide Tariye and Demola Another favorite of mine love the look is Tutu and Koye! Okay, this website is from 2008 but we love the look. The pictures show bliss! Uju and bash Whew that is it for now what plans do you have this weekend? Any wedding plans? Okay here is what we will do, perhaps we will hold a contest, albeit a simple one. Guess the movie I plan to watch? The proposal, yes that is right. What are you up to?

Amazing Women Entrepreneurs making it big in Nigeria and Africa! $7000 a month cathering business in Lagos!

Guess what readers, even cnbc has got into profiling and learning about investing in Africa and how in a downturn this is the final frontier; now listen I am going to say this! Ladies if you want to make it in Nigeria? Stick to weddings,baby items, caterings events; network network network! Ayodeji profiled in the video below: started her catering business with 1000 Naira! Now she earns the equivalent of $7500 a month; don't believe us watch the video below: Are you inspired yet? What is your success story? Do share!

HOT SONG FROM A BRAND NEW STAR! WHO DOES SHE THINK SHE IS?

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She has style and she has class. Most importantly she happens to be the latest addition to the Alapomeji Crew (9ice's record company). She is an American based import named Zara. "Born Margaret-Mary Joseph on July 30, 1985, Zara brings a refreshing mix to the already established entertainment company who houses artists such as 9ice, Ajayi Brothers, Streetwise, Snow and Keyifi. The creativity in her music boasts an understanding and range that is more veteran than debutante. With a combination of afro-themed beats and a caribbean vibe laced with heavy yet playful lyrics, Zara's down-to-earth but confident charisma and charm is what sets her apart from the pack. Her collaboration with Zaina on the monster track "naughty girl" has left many curious about this sweet sounding versatile artist. Zara who is currently being managed by Toni Payne-Akande of Alapomeji has a Z swagger popularly known as Zwagger that can be felt on such tracks as "The Flyest", "

BEAUTIFUL MUSIC BY PATIENCE DABANY- OMAR BONGOS FIRST WIFE

wow would you believe she is in her sixties? She is very beautiful and I must say I actually love the music So readers do you like the song?

A MUST SEE MOVIE OPENS THIS WEEKEND!!

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It gives us great pleasure to announce that the new award winning documentary film about the multi-platinum superstar, Youssou N’Dour: I BRING WHAT I LOVE , is coming to theaters in New York on June 12 ! Youssou N'Dour: I Bring What I Love is a music-infused cinematic journey about the power of one man’s voice to inspire change. N'Dour is the highest selling African artist of all time and has collaborated with musical superstars like Bono, Neneh Cherry and Peter Gabriel. At home in Senegal, the Grammy-award winning artist is an inspiration for generations. The film chronicles N'Dour, a devout Sufi Muslim, as he releases a deeply personal and religious album called Egypt in the hope of promoting a more tolerant face of Islam. Almost instantly, his fellow Senegalese reject the album, and denounce his actions as blasphemous. Director Chai Vasarhelyi follows N'Dour for over two years--filming in Africa, Europe, and America--to tell the story of how he f

WORKFORCE NIGERIA HAS A NEW LOOK! + NAIJAGAL WILL SOON HAVE ITS OWN SITE!

You have been patient ENOUGH readers; check out our partner site, the new workforce nigeria web site; Naijagal is going global and we have to make sure we reflect this; interested in advertising on either site? Send us an email at naijagals@gmail.com. here is what we offer a dedicated email of your product or service to thousands of readers; Your site's link on our pages; thanks again for your support for the past 3 years! We are growing and we are going to show it!

WEDDING PICTURES WE LOVE!

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Okay, check out a couple of wedding pictures we found online, which we love! Bliss in the face of the bride above, she is truly happy and pleased above. There is beauty in love and the couple above show it! A dress shows the beauty of a bride and we agree that this is definitely an artistic shot above. Perfectly manicured fingers go well with a stunning gold ring. We love the detailed hand shot above. Okay, check out a couple of wedding pictures we found which we love! Honestly the photographers have talent! If you know any of the photographers send us an email at naijagals@gmail.com we would love to feature them on Naijagal

ADVICE TIME WHAT WOULD YOU SAY TO THIS READERS??

WHAT WOULD YOU SAY TO THIS? A 19 year old girl tells her Mom that she has missed her period for two months. Worried..very worried, the mother goes to the drugstore and buys a pregnancy kit. The test result shows that the girl is pregnant. Shouting, cursing, crying, the mother says, "Who was the pig that did this to you? I want to know!" The girl picks up the phone and makes a call. Half an hour later a Ferrari stops in front of their house; a mature and distinguished man with gray hair and impeccably dressed in a very expensive suit steps out of the Ferrari and enters the house. He sits in the living room with the father, the mother and the girl and tells them: "Good morning, your daughter has informed me of the problem. However, I can't marry her because of my personal family situation but I'll take charge. I will pay all costs and provide for your daughter for the rest of her life. Additionally, if a girl is born I will bequeath her 2 retail stores, a townhou

NICE MOVIE CLIPS FROM THE BEST MOVIE OF THE YEAR!

thanks readers for being patient, we promise the new site will be worth the wait, in the mean time blogging continues on here!