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First call: Funnybone, Pencil join Fun Turf Club

Popular comedians, Funny Bone and Pencil have joined the exclusive football club at Fun Turf, Lekki, Lagos. We ran into the dudes on the night of Tuesday, June 9, 2015, as they were training with other celebs.

YOMI CASUAL @ MEGA PLAZA

Ace comedian, AY’s younger brother, Yomi Casual was spotted at the Mega Plaza on Thursday, June 11, 2015, at about 3pm.

He was at the mall in his blue Charger car with customized registration number, TAILOR. Yomi came to shop for groceries at the plaza.

BABA IJEBU EYES MORE PROPERTY

Billionaire mogul, Chief Kessington Adebutu is still looking out for more property in Lagos. Spotted at Idowu Taylor Street, Victoria Island, Lagos, last week, Baba Ijebu reportedly came to inspect a property in the area.

ADEYINKA JOHNSON SPOTTED @ CITY HALL

Marine expert, Adeyinka Johnson was on the evening of Thursday, June 11, 2015, spotted at the Lagos City Hall. Adeyinka, who attended a function there, had a long chat with an old friend of his.

IGWE STAGES APPRECIATION NIGHT

Remi Aluko, popularly called Igwe 1, on Sunday, June 14, staged an Appreciation Night. Organized in conjunction with Nikadel Hotel Ltd, the event was held at Thomas Street, Lagos Island.

EDDY MURPHY’S BAR RENOVATED

Eddy Murphy’s Bar, owned by Eddy Austine Okon has been renovated. The lounge on Obalende Road, Lagos, was wearing a new look when we passed by last week.

Interestingly, Murphy’s Bar also has accommodation for guests.

ABOUT DANCING CITIES

Q-Dance Centre, in conjunction with Eti-Osa Youth Development Initiative put together a dancing competition tagged Dancing Cities on Saturday, June 13, 2015.  It held at Manuwa Street, Off Keffi Street, Ikoyi, Lagos.

NEWCAFE’S HOT!

Femi Akande’s Newscafe is really hot. The lounge at The Palms, Victoria Island, Lagos, is regularly attracting top celebrities. You need to be there one Friday evening to get the true feel of the A-list fun spot.

JENNIFER NJOKU IS IN TOWN

Millionaire tycoon, Jennifer Njoku is back from Paris (France) with loads of goods. She came in on Thursday, June 11. Insiders said she would also be jetting out soon.

MAMA ADUNNI MOTAYO CLOCKS 100

Lagos businessman, Adewale Adebiyi’s great grandmother, Mama Janet Adunni Motayo clocked 100 on Tuesday, June 9, 2015.

We would let you know how the Adebiyis celebrated with their matriarch.

JIMMY JOHNSON’S DAD BURIED

Big businessman, Jimmy Johnson has lost his dad, Pa Stephen Olayiwola Johnson. He died on March 21, 2015. Aged 90, Pa Johnson was buried on June 5, 2015, at Ikoyi Cemetery, Lagos.

The devout Christian worshipped at St. Peters Anglican Church, Faji, Lagos.

YOMI JOLAOSHO MOVES OFFICE

Yomi Jolaosho whose office was at the Falomo Shopping Complex has relocated to Obalende area of Lagos. The popular shopping complex is being transformed to a mega mall.

STARTIMES SIGN DEALS WITH DISCOVERY NETWORK

More than 119 guests witnessed the signing ceremony between James Gibbons, the Executive Vice President of Discovery Networks and Chairman of StarTimes Group, Mr. XinXing Pang, for the broadcast rights of three educational entertainment channels.

The deal will see StarTimes subscribers enjoy high quality edutainment channels Discovery Science and Eurosports news.

Discovery Science, available on channel 222(both StarTimes/StarSat), made its debut on the StarTimes platform in 2013. Discovery Science is the only global network dedicated to the wonders of science.

The network features programming that goes beyond imagination to explore the unknown.

Also in the package is Eurosport news, a 24/7 channel reporting the latest sports news from around the globe.

The channel is available in three languages and broadcast in 49 countries. Its worldwide distribution includes Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa and the Middle-East.

The collaboration to bring high quality entertainment to viewers doesn’t end with the addition of these new channels. StarTimes and Discovery Networks are planning the launch of a new edutainment channel for the recently launched Nova package, customized especially for the African and digital migration market.

For just 3 USD per month, Nova customers can enjoy Nollywood movie, sport news, live matches including FIFA International Championship Cup and selective live Bundesliga games over the week end, Kids programmes, cartoon, local News, TV series from Novela, the Philippines and US and many more.

Discovery Communicati-ons  is the world’s no.1 Pay-TV programmer reaching nearly 3 billion cumulative subscribers in more than 220 countries and territories. For 30 years Discovery has been dedicated to satisfying curiosity and entertaining viewers with high-quality content through its global television brands, led by The Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Investigation Discovery, Science and Turbo/Velocity, as well as U.S. joint venture network Oprah Winfrey Network. Discovery controls Eurosport, the leading pan-regional sports entertainment destination across Europe, Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa. Discovery is also a leading provider of educational products and services to schools, including an award-winning series of K-12 digital textbooks, through Discovery Education, and a digital leader with a diversified online portfolio, including Discovery Digital Networks. In Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa, 16 Discovery brands reach 503 million cumulative subscribers in 108 countries and territories with programming customized in 21 languages.

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