xmlns:og='http://ogp.me/ns#' TheKorro.net: May 2012

Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Liberia ex-President Charles Taylor get 50 years in prison

Via BBC

Liberia's ex-President Charles Taylor has been sentenced to 50 years in jail for by a UN-backed war crimes court. Last month Taylor was found guilty of aiding and abetting rebels in Sierra Leone during the 1991-2002 civil war. The prosecution at the Special Court for Sierra Leone wanted an 80-year prison term, which the defence said was excessive.

Taylor, 64, insists he is innocent and is likely to appeal the sentence, correspondents say. The appeal process could last up to six months, the BBC's Anna Holligan in The Hague reports. 'Savage crimes'
During the sentencing, Judge Richard Lussick said the crimes in Sierra Leone were the most heinous in human history. In its landmark ruling in April, the Special Court for Sierra Leone found Taylor guilty on 11 counts, relating to atrocities that included rape and murder.
He became the first former head of state to be convicted of war crimes by an international court since the Nuremburg trials of Nazis after World War II.

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Tuesday, 29 May 2012

VIDEO: ASUU Chairman(Lagos Chapter) Speaking on the Change of Name from UNILAG to MAULAG

Students Protest President Jonathan's Renaming of UNILAG to


Some students of the University of Lagos, today are protesting the change of their school's name from University of Lagos (UNILAG) to Moshood Abiola University. A change which has met with lots of criticism in the social media amongst young Nigerians. The President of Nigeria in his speech marking His One year in office changed the name of the University in Honour of Moshood Abiola.

As much as I dont see any neeed for a Change in the name of the University or using such to Honour any Nigerian, I also do not see the need to protest such, as there are other things to protest against. Change of Name of an Institution seems relatively harmless, however some Students of the school are protesting the change, saying the name doesnt sound cool. If am asked, I would say everyone in the story has misplaced their priorities.

Monday, 28 May 2012

Audio Excerpts from church service, Jonathan, ministers, decline to say "amen" to prayer against corruption

By Bassey Udo
via PremiumTimes

Immediate past Prelate of the Anglican Church of Nigeria, Most Reverend Peter Akinola, in his sermon at the interdenominational church service at the National Ecumenical Centre, Abuja, to commemorate the 2012 National Democracy Day, accused governments at all levels of allowing corruption to eat into the country’s socio-economic and political fabric, because they are paying lip service to the fight against the malaise.

In the sermon, Reverend Akinola proffers solution by asking government to agree to hand over perpetrators of corruption in all its ramifications to God. We bring you audio excerpts from the sermon.


The Man of God dared President Goodluck Jonathan and his cronies to make a commitment to end corruption in Nigeria, he got a dead silence

MALAWI LOVES ICE PRINCE: SUPERSTAR PERFORMANCE


Ice Prince performs his hit single, "Superstar", in Malawi!!

Video: Mo Cheddah - Louder / D'Ting


Her Latest single. I know there's a good voice behind the Autotune tho....A good and Colourful video...

Saturday, 26 May 2012

PhotoOfTheDay: A Nigerian Ex-Governor's wife with 5 phones


Toyin Saraki, Wife of former Governor of Kwara State.

Nigerian Immigration Service arrests 25 suspected illegal Chinese nationals in Lagos

Twenty five suspected illegal Chinese nationals were on Wednesday arrested during a routine raid by the Lagos State command of the Nigerian Immigration Service.

Thursday, 24 May 2012

Official: Eva - High (Video)


Finally the first official video from Eva our beautiful Nigeria female rapper drops.
Eva sure shows her class here, you just have to admit this video quality is AMAZING "MEX" the video director deserves a big
applaud for shooting this vide, and by the way this video was shot in NIGERIA, wonderful job.
Expect more from our diva EVA.

D'BANJ VISITS PLUMSTED SCHOOL(LONDON) DANCES OLIVER TWIST

This is really great, Dbanj visited a school in London, the response was massive, Repping Nigeria very well.



Plus he featured on ITV news UK

Monday, 21 May 2012

Will Smith Slaps Reporter for trying to Kiss him


Saw this video of Will smith giving a reporter a lil slap for seemingly trying to kiss him. Some people do have zero tolerance for such. The guy may in his defence say that he was just greeting.

Though we all have a right to be what ever we want to be in terms of sexual disposition, however, I support Will Smith on this one because it seemed like the man was encroaching past boundaries in his invasion of Will's personal space.

Sunday, 20 May 2012

Mark Zuckerberg's status: Married (A Billionaire's Simple wedding ceremony)

Mark Zucaberg, the founder of Facebook recently updated his status to married.
He married 27 year old Priscilla Chan at his home in california on Saturday, 19 May 2012, in same week during which the social network he founded listed on the share market for more than $100bn.

The Couple met at Harvard and have been together for more than nine years.
The 28 year old designed the wedding ring himself. The Ceremony was done at His backyard in the presence of fewer than 100 people who thought they had gathered to celebrate Priscilla's graduation.

Young Rich and now Married.

Saturday, 19 May 2012

Chelsea win Champions League in penalties over Bayern Munich



Via Guardian
These are the moments Chelsea will always cherish and never forget. They gave everything and finally, when it was all done, they had the European Cup in their possession and a night that will go straight in at number one in their list of great triumphs from the Roman Abramovich era.

It was a rare form of euphoria on a night when, just like Moscow four years ago, it came down to the gut-wrenching drama of a penalty shoot-out. At one stage Bayern Munich were leading 3-1 and the Chelsea players stood in line, heads bowed, fearing the worst. Juan Mata's effort had been saved by Manuel Neuer and at that point Roberto Di Matteo's players knew they were on the brink of walking past the European Cup and not being allowed to touch the silver.
What happened next was extraordinary and went against everything we know about the efficiency of Bundesliga clubs and penalties. Petr Cech started the turnaround by saving from Ivica Olic and with Bayern's next effort Bastian Schweinsteiger's shot came back off the post. David Luiz, Frank Lampard and Ashley Cole had all beaten Neuer and suddenly, almost implausibly, it was left to Didier Drogba with probably the last kick of his last match for the club. What a parting gift the Ivorian may have left considering that it was also his 88th-minute goal that had dragged this final into extra time, just as Thomas Müller's goal looked like giving Bayern their fifth victory in this competition.
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Friday, 18 May 2012

Nigerian Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual And Transgender Activists In London Protest Against Anti -Same Sex Laws

via Saharareporters


Nigerian LGBT's in Diaspora Against Anti Same Sex Laws held a rally outside Nigerian Embassy in London, UK to mark the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia.
The rally was held on Thursday May 17th 2012 with the Theme- "We Are Family- Freedom to Love for all Nigerians". Speakers shared personal stories and experiences of Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia and a letter was delivered to officials of the Nigerian High Commission.
A former student activist of the OAU, Ile-Ife, Yemisi Ilesanmi led the protest. She said a position paper on the Anti-Same Sex Marriage bill currently pending before the Nigerian legislatures had already been sent to the Nigerian Legislative organ and the Executive.

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DBIGDEAL - Go low (azonto)


Here's a New single from UK based Nigerian Artiste, DBIGDEAL. Its bringing us another dimension to Azonto. Its available for free download. follow @DBigdeal

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Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Alert to Nigerian Blogs ! : Content Theft and infringement of

Via Nexdim


Following the publishing of an article here on nexdimempire.com about Cameroonian artists set to protest against P-Square Concert this weekend, Nigerian and Ghanaian blogs have flagrantly infringed our intellectual property by stealing our content word for word without giving credits to Nexdim. In this light, the management of NexDim-Cameroon is sending a STRONG WARNING to all plagiarists to refrain from this malicious act else legal action shall be taken against the defaulters. The following defaulters should take note: www.naijamayor.com,www.naijapals.com,africafokus.com,ngparrot.blogspot.com, freshvibezz.com, www.nairaland.com,hollaoye.blogspot.com, www.xclusiveyouthmagazine.com, kabibi.com ETC

Timi Dakolo - Love Song [Video]



Here's the classy video of ''Love Song'' by Timi Dakolo, off his debut album ''Beautiful Noise'', directed by award winning director Clarence Peters for CAPItal dream picutures, once again Timi prooves why he is one of the most talented act in africa, enjoy it.

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

MUNA Disrespects MODE 9 on National TV show


An unprofessional display by Muna, an ex-beauty queen turned rapper, who was the presenter at the show, where she openly disagrees with Mode9 (one of the judges). This could as well be a publicity stunt for her.

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

DOWNLOAD: Don Jazzy’s MAVIN RECORDS – SOLAR PLEXUS (Album)



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As promised, here’s the “Solar Plexus” album by the Mavin Records Allstars spearheaded by Don Jazzy. On this 13 track album (11 if you take off the intro and outro), we hear solo tracks from D’Prince, Tiwa Savage, Wande Coal and Dr SID. All tracks were produced by who else? Don Jazzy ofcourse!

Sunday, 6 May 2012

Naija Love Medley Video_Ebis & Shayo HD



From far away West Midlands, UK. Here is Ebis, a Nigerian Music producer based in the UK and Shayograss, a Lady with an amazingly powerful voice experimenting with some Classic Nigerian Romantic Hits. A nice medley of some Classics we just cant get enough of. Enjoy. From the looks of things, There's more to be expected from them.
Watch, enjoy and share.

Don Jazzy Launches New Label-MAVIN Records


As you all know, it really was the end of a long era between two very famous entertainers in the Nigerian music industry, Don Jazzy and D'Banj. This news did not bring smiles to many of our faces but we are glad to see that these guys are doing well and ready to move on to something even better.

Don Jazzy just opened a new label called Mavin Records, featuring some of the artists who used to work for him: Wande Coal, D'Prince, Dr. Sid and a newest addicition, the Nigerian eye candy Tiwa Savage. Mavin means Someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field and it is a compilation of album featuring the artists listed earlier. It will be released on the 8th of May, 2012.

Check out the official website for more updates and also be sure to check back here for future updates - www.mavinrecords.com

VIDEO: Trace Urban Interviews P-Square in Paris Concert



This week on Guest Star, discover the Nigerian twins who make up P-Square. For TRACE Urban Paul and Peter discuss success, their fifth album "The Invasion" and meeting Hip-Hop artist Akon.

Friday, 4 May 2012

Rashidi Yekini, Nigerian Football Legend Reported Dead

Sad news reaching us is that Nigeria’s football legend Rashidi Yekini has died.

He was reportedly sick for a while before passing on this evening. One of Africa’s greatest footballers, he was said to have suffered mental illness for the past two years. The two-time African footballer of the year was said to have been walking the streets of Ibadan barefooted, and suffered delusions.

As a footballer, he brought victory to Nigeria by scoring Nigeria’s Ever FIFA World Cup goal, clutching the goal net thereafter behind the Bulgarian goalkeeper in a scream that reverberated around the world. He scored a total of 34 goals in 58 Appearances for the Super Eagles.

Additionally, Yekini also helped the Super Eagles win the 1994 Africa Cup of Nations, where he also topped the goal charts, and participated at Olympic level, in Seoul 1988. He was part of the team that participated in the 1994 FIFA World Cup and the 1998 World Cup.

Rashidi Yekini’s name would forever be remembered in the history of Nigerian football for his great achievements. He was aged 49.

May his soul Rest In Peace.


excerpts from his Biography: Wikipedia

Official Video Beef - MI



Official Video off MI's second album titled MI2...

D'Banj - Oliver Twist: UK Dance Competition



D'BANJ 'OLIVER TWIST' UK DANCE COMPETITION- SHOW US YOUR MOVES!

Whether you're a seasoned professional, rank amateur, break-dancer, Zumba fanatic or Saturday night clubber we want YOU to enter! Simply upload a video of you dancing to 'Oliver Twist' at http://www.dbanjofficial.com and get your friends to 'Like' your effort. D'Banj and his team of experts will then judge the top 10 solo and top 10 group videos with the most 'Likes' and pick winners.

The prize for the best solo performer is an exclusive pair of customized trainers, courtesy of ADIDAS and £500. The prize for best group performance is a private dance party for up to 12 people at Pineapple Studios in London and £500.
For more info and terms and conditions visit http://www.dbanjofficial.com/dancecompetition

Thursday, 3 May 2012

Buk Bak - Kolom(Official Video)



Here is the Video for BukBak's Kolom, another banging hit from Ghana, the Video is quite low budget though. The Song is On Point.

Barrack Obama's Early "New York girlfriend"

Source The “New York girlfriend” mentioned by President Barack Obama in his book “Dreams from My Father” is actually several women melded into one, according to an upcoming biography of the president by David Maraniss. Vanity Fair adapted parts of the biography “Barack Obama: The Story” for a profile of the young Obama published today, based partially on interviews with two of his former girlfriends and their journal entries and letters from the time, reports the Huffington Post. One of the women, Genevieve Cook [pictured above and below], was his most serious girlfriend while living in New York. Most of the “New York girlfriend” referenced in his book is based on Cook, but Cook told Maraniss some of the anecdotes were things she never experienced. The president confirmed to Maraniss in an interview that the girlfriend discussed in the book is an amalgamation of a few women, although the description of her appearance is similar to Cook’s.