Jermaine Dupri In DANGER Of Losing So So Def Music lebel

Jermaine Dupri
is in jeopardy of losing his rights to the music from his So So Def label … because he can’t seem to pay off an enormous loan.

Dupri borrowed $4.8 mil from SunTrust Bank back in 2010 …. he paid more than half of it back, but then the bank stopped getting payments.  So SunTrust is now suing Dupri for nearly $2 mil — the balance due, plus interest.

Here’s the BIG problem … In order to get the loan, Dupri had put up collateral, in the form of copyrights and royalties to the many songs his label owns from artists like Xscape, Bow Wow and Da Brat.

As far as we can see, Dupri still hasn’t anted up the cash.  And it’s not his only trouble with $$$.  He paid off a $3 MILLION tax lien in February and dodged the foreclosure of his Atlanta mansion TWICE in the past year.

Calls to Dupri have not been returned.


Chinua Achebe’s body arrives Nigeria

Photos: Chinua Achebe’s body arrives Nigeria

The body of late literary icon, Prof. Chinua Achebe arrived Nnamdi Azikiwe International airport Abuja, earlier today May 21, where it was received by government officials. His body was then flown to Enugu aboard a private plne en-route his hometown, Ogidi, Anambra state, where it was received by Achebe’s elder brother, Chief Augustine Achebe, other family members and state govt officials.

JTF uncovers Lebanese terror cell in Kano

The Joint Task Force on Thursday said it had uncovered a Lebanon-based Hezbollah armoury and terror cell in Bompai, Kano State.
The force, which said it found large cache of arms and ammunition, also confirmed the arrest of three persons in connection with the armoury and the cell.
A Lebanese national currently out of the country reportedly owns the premises where the armoury and the cell were found at No 3, Gaya Road, Off Bompai Road in the ancient city.

A statement by the JTF spokesman, Captain Ikedichi Iweha, said the JTF operatives, comprising officials of the 3rd Army Brigade in Kano and the State Security Service conducted the operations.
The operatives, he said, uncovered an underground bunker in the premises where large quantities of assorted weapons were hidden.
Iweha, who said the construction of the bunker was special, listed anti-tank weapons, rocket propelled guns and anti-tank/personnel mines as some of the dangerous weapons found in the premises.
He added that the weapons and ammunition were concealed in coolers, drums and bags.
According to him, the latest recovery followed an ongoing robust counter-terrorism investigation by the SSS.
Confirming the existence of a Hezbollah cell in the country, Iweha noted that the SSS had arrested one Mustapha Fawaz, co-owner of Amigo Supermarket and the Wonderland Amusement Park, in Abuja.
The arrest of Fawaz, Iweha said, led to the arrest of another Lebanese terror suspect, Abdullah Tahini, at the Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport with over$60,000
He added, “Thereafter on May 26, 2013, one Talal Roda, also a Lebanese with a Nigerian Passport, was arrested in the same house.
“All those arrested have confessed to have undergone Hezbollah Terrorist Training and further implicated one Fauzi Fawad, also a co-owner of Amigo Supermarket and Wonderland Amusement Park.”
When one of our correspondents contacted the Director of Defence Information, Brig. Gen. Chris Olukolade, he described the discovery of the arms and the arrest of the Lebanese importers as “a major breakthrough.”
The action of the JTF operatives, he said demonstrated the commitment of security agencies to riding the country of u.
Meanwhile, the SSS said the weapons  were intended for use against “Israeli and Western interests”.
“This is the handwork of Hezbollah,” Bassey Ettang, director of the SSS said in Kano.
“You can also be sure that if a group like this is existing, then it may even lend support to some of the local terrorists we have on the ground.”
Hezbollah is a Shia military and political movement based in Lebanon considered by the United States to be a terrorist organisation.
  The sect was conceived by Muslim clerics and funded by Iran following the Israeli invasion of Lebanon, and was primarily formed to offer resistance to the Israeli occupation.
Its leaders were inspired by former Iranian leader, Ayatollah Khomeini, and its forces were trained and organised by a contingent of Iranian Revolutionary Guards.
Hezbollah’s 1985 manifesto listed its four main goals as Israel final departure from Lebanon as a prelude to its final obliteration.”

D’banj hangs out

Superstar entertainer and international recording artiste D’banj spent an engaging evening, yesterday, with select media executives and influencers ahead of his all star concert coming up on June 23 2013.

The informal gathering, aptly labeled Drinks with D’banj was hosted at BHM Lounge in Lagos and proved an invaluable opportunity for the bestselling act to catch up with friends in the media and rub minds on recent events while chatting about D’banj’s projects especially the forthcoming DKM concert – his first in 2013. See photos when you continue…


TMZ has obtained video of the exact moment Big Boi from Outkast DESTROYED HIS KNEE during a live performance a few days ago … and … yeah, it hurts to watch.

The Outkast co-founder was finishing up a rendition of “Bombs Over Baghdad” at Summer Camp Fest in Illinois on Sunday when he jumped up for the big finish … but botched the landing and blew out his left knee.

Big Boi was clearly in a ton of pain … but sucked it up and mustered the strength to limp off the stage.

After the show, the 38-year-old rapper said doctors diagnosed him with a “torn patella” ( … since the patella is a bone, we’re guessing he meant “patellar tendon”).

Either way … Big Boi has since undergone surgery to fix his busted joint, which forced him to postpone several tour dates … but the rapper insists he’ll be back on stage in 6 weeks.