Monday, January 31, 2011
Musician of the year: Banky W
Actor of the year: Mercy Johnson
Sports person of the Year : Vincent Enyeama
Team of the Year: The Falconets
On Air Personality of the Year[TV]: Tona Egbo
On Air Personality of the year[Radio]: Matse Uwatse
Best Use of Science: Debo Olaosebikan
Magazine of The Year: FAB
Business Owner of the Year: Bode Pedro
Corporate Professional of the Year: Tokini Peters
Comedian of the Year: Seyi Law
Journalist of the Year: Tolu Ogunlesi
Screen Producer of the Year: Clarence Peters
Creative Artist of the Year Aisha Augie-Kuta
Best Use of Advocacy: Muyideen Salau
Best Use of Technology: Tolulope Iroye [for the creation of Magic Box, a device that let's you control other gadgets via your mobile phone]
Young Person of the Year: Nnaemeka Ikegwuonu [a farmer]
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Thursday, January 27, 2011
As rumors of a PlayStation phone continue to go round, Sony has announced its next PSP: NExt Generation. Codenamed NGP, this playstaion revolves around 5 concepts: Revolutionary User Interface, social connectivity, location based entertainment, converging real and virtual reality.
The specifics are pretty cool. 5-inch touchscreen with 960 X 544 resolution, 2 analog sticks, 3G, WiFi, GPS, a touchpad at the back, motion sensing like on the playstation move and cameras on the front and back.
The games for this device will come on 'new media' and not UMD so we're thinking paid downloads. Sony unveiled this at its event recently. They also say the console has a new UI called LiveArea, with a bunch of vertically scrollable home screens and built-in social networking. Its also got a bit of multi tasking so you can jump between games and the LiveArea without losing progress.
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
First we sent e-mails, then we commented on message boards and forums, then we joined social networks! This is an infographic from OnlineSchools.org that takes a visual look at the 30 years of social networking and media. Did you know MySpace has 260 million users and Friendster has 90 million mostly in Asia?
Also check out Facebook Obsession Rishibado
Monday, January 24, 2011
The first season of Nigerian Idol has started. I watched the auditions on TV and some of them have made their way to YouTube. So here are the funniest Nigerian Idol audition videos according to me.
1. The guy whose family laughed but he still came on the show
This guy said his family laughed at him, but he still came on the show to sing a love song.
2. This guy is better than Darey Art alade.... for real he is! PSYCHE!
3. We Are the World. Someone just has to kill this song in every idol season! Seriously, Nigeria will solve the world's problems!
4. Correct igbo man! Everybody loves Chukwuemeka!
5. Another Igbo man! I love igbo people!
BONUS looking for the next big thing.
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According to Hurricane Electric, the internet is about to run out of its current version of IPV4 addresses. That is assuming there are one million addresses created every four hours. Doomsday is February 2nd, 4am.
Yeah I'll explain it. Every internet connected to the Internet has a unique code called an IP address. Currently the internet runs on IPV4, a system that supports only about 4 billion IPV4 addresses. The upside is some of these addresses are reusable as explained on PC world.
There's seriously no need to be sad. Thanks to the Internet Engineering Task Force, this problem was foreseen and they invented IPV6, a system that uses letters and digits so the internet can handle about 340,282,366,920,938,463,463,374,607,431,768,211,456 addresses!
Thanks to Hurricane Electric's campaign, they're encouraging other internet service providers to switch to IPV6. Already most operating system support IPV6 by default.
So you're safe!
Friday, January 21, 2011
ZR7 is a movie young and upcoming Nigerian Actors, actresses, directors and producers. The movie features Udoka Oyeka, Ayinla O. Abdulaheem, Rilwan Adedeji Muhamme and veteran actor Nobert Young. Here's the synopsis for the movie:
TJ is a young man in his late twenties, the first draft of his book titled ZR-7 is long overdue for the publisher to review. He decides the entire draft will be recorded on a tape recorder and only his butler (Alphonso) is an actual witness, he begins to tell his story as the action comes alive.
The story is a classic life of boarding school adventures involving TJ with six of his friends (Rolly-D, Chiedu, UK, Tokunbo, Femi & James) while in JSS 1 (7th grade). The boys are initially shocked by all the hoops they have to jump in order to survive teachers, prefects, wicked seniors, dining hall food, thieves, cutting grass, washing toilets, puppy love and all the other regular experiences anyone in a public Nigerian boarding school would experience. But when TJ and the boys accidentally see a man and two female students in an uncompromising position, what they do with that information is not their only problem in school, but the resulting scandal would change their lives far beyond their wildest dreams...
ZR7 will be out sometime in 2011.
More info: Zr7themovie website
Thursday, January 20, 2011
This is the unofficial video for 'Oleku'. Oleku is the first single off Ice Prince's upcoming album. Oleku was one of the most downloaded Nigerian songs in 2010. Enjoy this video and don't forget to tell us your thoughts with a comment.
UPDATED: Chocolate City would like us to know that this is not the official video for Oleku and they'll let us know when they've got and official video.
A few weeks ago, my mother joined facebook and she's been in this think I call a 'facebook trance'. The facebook trance is what makes users stay on the site longer than any other website in the world. These statistics will marvel you.
As the number of downloaded apps reaches 10 billion, apple has released a list of top 10 apps on the iPhone and iPad. Apple unveiled a page within the iTunes store that ranks these apps in four categories: Top Free iPhone Apps, Top Paid iPhones Apps, Top Free iPad Apps, and Top Paid iPad Apps.
Top 10 paid iPhone Apps
2.Tap Tap Revenge 3
5.Tap Tap Revenge 2.6
6.Bejeweled 2 + Blitz
8.Tap Tap Revenge Classic
9.AppBox Pro Alarm
Top 10 Free iPhone Apps
3.Google Mobile App
5.Movies by Flixster
6.The Weather Channel
Top 10 paid iPad Apps
8.GoodReader for iPad
Top 10 Free iPad Apps
2.Google Mobile App
3.Movies by Flixster
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
This is the trailer for the new movie from Jeta Amata. Black Gold is a movie about greed, murder and corruption in the Niger Delta. Black Gold is about environmental justice and the fight for oil resources in the Delta. The movie stars Billy Zane, Mbong Amata, Hakeem Kae Kazim and Saral Callies.
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Rumors have been going round about the Storm 3 for a while now and BlackBerry fans have been hoping they could get some more info. Well, its here now. Here are some pictures and specifications
In a leak on BGR, RIM has this device coming up in September. The Storm 3 seems to be quite impressive with an 800 X 400 display, 5mp camera, WiFi, Optical Trackpad and 3G mobile hotspot. It also runs on RIM's Blackberry OS 6.1 and comes packed with 8GB internal memory.
We've got no info on the price yet, so head over to BGR for a look at the full specifications and tell us what you think in the comment section below.
For the new Torch 2, it's similar to the first Torch but is different in hardware. It runs a 1.2GHz CPU, has a 3.2 inch display and has a 680x480 resolution. It also comes packed with with 8GB of internal memory and 512MB of Ram. It runs on RIM's Blackberry OS 6.1
The curve however isn't all that amazing. Its got its basic 480x360 display and 800MHz processor, but its packed with 512MB of RAM and a 5MP camera. Its also 11mm thin.
Source: Mashable, BGR
Monday, January 17, 2011
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Rumors have been going round on facebook, twitter and Instant Messengers that facebook is shutting down on the 15th of march. The rumor says Facebook is shutting down because CEO Mark Zuckerberg wants his old life back and wants to end all this madness.
Well, facebook isn't shutting down. In a tweet from facebook, they say
"We didn't get the memeo about shutting down, so we'll keep working away. We aren't going anywhere; we're just getting started"
Let's think about it. Will facebook really shut down in March soon after a $50billion valuation and after spending $450million on a new data centre? Word around the blogosphere is that the rumor was stated from a site most of us refuse to link back to because they also said Michelle Obama was pregnant and aliens were attacking us.
Anyways, if you want to read the fake article, this is it:
PALO ALTO, CA –Mark Zuckerberg announced that Facebook will be shut down in March. Managing the site has become too stressful.
“Facebook has gotten out of control,” said Zuckerberg in a press conference outside his Palo Alto office, “and the stress of managing this company has ruined my life. I need to put an end to all the madness.”
Zuckerberg went on to explain that starting March 15th, users will no longer be able to access their Facebook accounts.
“After March 15th the whole website shuts down,” said Avrat Humarthi, Vice President of Technical Affairs at Facebook.
“So if you ever want to see your pictures again, I recommend you take them off the internet. You won’t be able to get them back once Facebook goes out of business.”
Zuckerberg said that the decision to shut down Facebook was difficult, but that he does not think people will be upset.
“I personally don’t think it’s a big deal,” he said in a private phone interview. “And to be honest, I think it’s for the better. Without Facebook, people will have to go outside and make real friends. That’s always a good thing.”
Before you believe anything you read online, remember that humans put it up.
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Monday, January 10, 2011
I heard this song on the radio last week and I was like My Gawd! I never thought Naeto C and Asa could make a good collaboration until now. And about the part where he says his best friend dies in a car crash, its true oh. Produced by Tee Y Mix.
This is the second single off Naeto C's 'Super C Season' due to be released soon.
Listen and drop a comment below.
We haven't really seen Kel in a while, Well Kel is starting this year with a new track. Its produced by DeeJay Klem and titled 'Action'.
Kel - Action
Listen and drop a comment below.
Monday, January 3, 2011
We blogged about Etisalat's Samsung Galaxy tab a while back. This is Starcomms' reply to the Galaxy tab. myPad is an Android 2.1 or 2.0 based tablet with free starcomms internet and 3months free internet subscription. The tablet comes at a price of N75,000. There's one little glich though. In a newspaper ad for this 'Android tablet' starcomms has a picture of an iPad with the iPad button and iPad icons and all. The ad is also duplicated on the Starcomms website. So we have to ask Does Starcomms know what an Android device's User Interface looks like?