Vidic to Leave Man United

Nemanja Vidic has confirmed he will leave Manchester United at the end of the season, but has ruled out a move to another Premier League team.

Nemanja Vidic has confirmed he will leave Manchester United at the end of the season, but has ruled out a move to another Premier League team.

The Serbia international joined the Red Devils in 2006, helping the team to 15 titles while also captaining the side over the past few campaigns, including last term as they lifted the Premier League crown.

However, the 32-year-old is now set to bring the curtain down on his Old Trafford career, but says he takes with him many ‘fantastic’ memories, including their 2008 Champions League final success over rivals Chelsea.

He confirmed the news on United’s official website, saying: “I never could have imagined winning 15 trophies and I will certainly never forget that fantastic night in Moscow, memories that will live with me and the fans forever.

“However, I have decided that I will move on at the end of this season. I want to challenge myself again and try to make the best of myself in the coming years.

“I’m not considering staying in England as the only club I ever wanted to play for here is Manchester United and I was lucky enough to be part of this club for so many years. I’ve got a few options to move on and I will choose the right one for me and for my family.

“I am now going to focus all my efforts on playing for Manchester United and do the best I can for the team until the end of the season. I hope this stops any further speculation about my future.”


Timaya: From plantain seller to platinum selling artist

Nigerian musician Timaya’s success story is well known to his fans and to those who have listened to his lyrics. It is a rags-to-riches story of a platinum-selling artist who used to sell plantain on the streets of Nigeria to earn a living.

His 2010 single Plantain Boy is communicative enough of how he isn’t ashamed to recount those hard times he went through to get to the top. Timaya’s style of music, which can at times get fittingly conscious just as it is also secular, makes it possible for him broadcast how far he’s travelled. It’s a style that appeals to a large audience, who are responsible for his continuous progression in mainstream Nigerian music.

In a journey that started years ago, Timaya rose from obscurity to take his place among the thousands of young singers trying to get their first breakthrough.

“After I left secondary, I went out to the streets to begin hustling again. I gained admission to study in Port Harcourt but left again to return to the streets,” he told Vanguard Newspaper.

“I left Port again to return to Lagos and joined Eedris Abdulkareem’s band as a back-up singer. I worked for him for about three years.”

After several mini competitions and auditions, one was to prove the ultimate launch pad, as it led to him recording his first major hit Dem Mama.

Dem Mama went continental as it got heavy rotation on urban radio across West Africa. For a young man, this was a dream come true. The song fed into the 1999 disturbances of Odi, a river community in the oil producing Niger Delta; Timaya treated the subject in a manner that made many people relive it all over again.

Soon, collaborations with other big acts brought him closer to proper conventional action. He has collaboed with several big names, including J Martins and P Square on the J Martins award winning Owey. He’s never dipped in form since then. Today, after five, studio albums and winning some of the most important awards at home and abroad, the Plantain Boy continues to soar.

Timaya looks like he’s going to be around for a long while to come. It tells in his delivery. Album after the other, he impresses, bringing out the genius in him.

His resolve to preach peace in his music has also made him a go-to-name for openings in initiatives that seek to tow that line. In 2011, the Interreligious International Federation made him Peace Ambassador for World Peace (IIFWP).

For his fans, he comes across as that musician who speaks to the heart and soul of the masses, which is why his fan base is even more solid now than when he started.

Last month Timaya worked alongside Trinidad & Tobago Soca star Machel Montano to remix his hit single Shake Ur Bum Bum.
You can listen to it here.

By winodeyexplode

J Martins’ baby boy born in US

Pop singer J Martins and his wife have become the proud parents of a baby boy.

Nigerian Entertainment Today reports that the musician and wife Nnezi Diana Mbila’s first child was born at the Gwinnett Medical Centre in Atlanta, Georgia, in the US.


The baby boy has been named Jason.

Martins married his wife in a traditional ceremony held in Abia state in January 2012.

P-Square to release new album

P-Square are reportedly releasing an album before the end of this year.

According to reports, a source said the singing duo, Peter and Paul haven’t released an album in over two and a half years because they have been preoccupied with their personal lives.


NET says P-Square’s publicist Bayo Adu said the duo will release a few singles before Valentine’s Day leading up to the album’s release later this year.

Bayo said, “We did not release any statement whatsoever, especially one saying that P-Square will not release albums anymore. They will release two singles for the fans before Valentine, and an album will definitely come out before the end of the year.”

By winodeyexplode