Friday, November 30, 2007

Christmas Vouchers

Laura Ashley - click to Enlarge


Threshers Wine



I'll be back soon xx

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

VideoBytes: Two For You

R. Kelly feat. Nas - Did You Ever Think?

Old Tune.





Hard Day in Africa - dancing to D'banj

After mending a fence, these guys decide to unwind with D'banj. LOL




Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Post-Thanksgiving

It's been a long, busy weekend for some of us - I haven't had time to update. Therefore, I have missed out on a few events (which I will detail below) and put up what I meant to put up for Thanksgiving (or even before thanksgiving) - smart huh?





Opening this post with a Happy Thanksgiving message from Essence -
http://www.ess2ence.com/ (Equipping Single Saints 2 Esteem & Nurture Christ's Example!) - check out the website.





Thanksgiving Event in Atlanta - click here (Nov. 23rd)




Blak J*sus Live in London -
click here (Nov. 24th; live in Nottingham - 23rd)





Imperial College ACS Careers Conference (hosted by Funlola Abe) - click to see panelists (Nov. 24th)


Tuface and Elephant Man were in Brooklyn (see video below) (Nov. 23rd)








Finally - London Investment Banking Talk for students (Banking - more ways than you thought) IBtalk.com (visit website) - Nov. 22nd


Free Book Reading: "Celebrated: Nigerian Women in Development" by Ayona Aguele-Trimnell @ Terra Kulture (Nov. 24th)


Anyway, happy holidays - I bet everyone is looking forward to Christmas? There are a few things going on everywhere between now and January 2008 and what would I be if I didn't share this info with you?


In no particular order:





Amplifyd Entertainment presents Banky W in London - Red November (Nov. 28th)


Naij..........A Documentary (Exclusive Screening at Warwick University, courtesy - Nigerian Society) (Nov. 28th). See trailer here







Jobs Wife - A Play (Lagos on Nov. 30th & Dec. 1st)


A lovely play by acclaimed playwright Philip Begho that imagines the plight of Job's wife during the time of her husband's affliction. It is packed with humour, emotion, and a compelling message.


Directed by the accomplished actress and director, Tosan Ugbeye, the play features the talents of highly notable actors such as Joke Silva, Ayo Lijadu and Sola Onayiga.

This is the first production in Nigeria of the Garden Theatre Company, my nascent theatre/production company, and will also be my introduction to the Nigerian stage as a producer and actress.

The play is also being held at the Coral Reef Hall in 10A, a superbly located multi-purpose hall and venue that caters to the various event needs of businesses and individuals.

I hope you can come not just to support the production, but to have what I hope will be a truly enjoyable evening with friends, colleagues, family and theatre enthusiasts.

Details are in the attached flyer. Please make a note of the date and venue! Friday November 30th and Saturday December 1st at 7.30pm @ No 10 Ikoya Ave, Off Macpherson, which is off Bourdillon/Queens Drive, Ikoyi.

Tickets: 3,500.






Joe Guy - Movie showing in London - see website for details.


And finally - The Experience Lagos (presented by House on the Rock)











Kirk Franklin, Israel Houghton, Donnie McClurkin, Lionel Petersen and a host of indigenous artistes who performed to an audience of over 60,000 people throughout the night. In the course of the event, prayers were offered up to God for our Nation Nigeria, led by eminent Christian leaders like Bishop David Oyedepo of The Winners Chapel, Bishop Mike Okonkwo of TREM and leaders of other frontline Christian organizations and churches. The Experience is a sacrifice of Praise and faith. God’s visitation was evidenced by the healings and restorations that took place in the lives of people who attended. The testimonies still abound and resound!

In 2007 things only get better! This year’s concert is scheduled to hold on Friday, the 30th of November 2007 through to Saturday 1st of December, from 8pm till dawn. The line up includes, Tye Tribbett, Kurt Carr, Israel Houghton, Don Moen, Lionel Peterson, Cece Winans, Pastor Marvin Winans and the Hon. Bishop T. D Jakes. Also performing will be indigenous talents such as the award winning, Asu Ekiye, the phenomenal Mike Aremu and UK based Singer and radio presenter Muyiwa Olarewaju.


The Experience Lagos website - www.theexperiencelagos.com

House on the Rock website - www.houseontherock.org.ng/hotr/

To view TV advert, visit The Experience site and click on the right hand side.


Thursday, November 22, 2007

VideoBytes and Vouchers

Happy Thanksgiving in arrears. Sorry I didn't put anything up yesterday with regards to Thanksgiving and a few events. I still have to put them up sha but in the meantime enjoy this vid (a few weeks old now) by Alicia Keys.

You know me I like these funky videos with the images but they are quite slow in loading so check out the YouTube version underneath :o)


Youtube Version




Secondly, Thanksgiving is a sign that Christmas is near, now this video showed what some people apparently wanted for Christmas. Quite Naughty - Parental Guidance is advised so won't put the title on here! See what Justin Timberlake got up to in this hilarious video. Such Foolery (lol)




Final Videobyte before I move on to vouchers is Beyonce's AMEX (American Express) commercial - for those of us who don't get American TV and speaking of AMEX and gifts, it's all about holidays, Thanksgiving, etc. Here it is:



What Do You Think? LOL!

Thanksgiving Holiday Vouchers

It's Holiday Period so it's shopping time (see Onada's BLACK FRIDAY post and what Black Friday is all about in Yankee when it comes to MEGA-BARGAINS, I emailed her today and I know she is up to some Black Friday *ish as she hasn't replied!)

Anyway, non-Black Friday voucher:

Selfridges: http://www.selfridges.com/index.cfm?page=1274

20% off - Friday 30th Nov to Sunday 2nd Dec

I had a New Look one but it's expired - sorry guys :-/

Pls tell us about your Black Friday [wikipedia] experiences :o)

See Ya! xx

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Iroyin....



Trying to feel a lil' eclectic LOL with the yoruba title and all hehehee (dry). Anyway, Iroyin i.e. News...........in alphabetical order:


A



B



E

Evil Wind [Online Nigeria]


F



G



H



M



N



O



S








T

Trader cuts off manhood and lands in hospital [Sun News] *Warning: Readers may find photograph offensive*
Tree man who grew roots may be cured [Telegraph] *Warning: Readers may find photograph offensive*


W



Y




Special thanks to Baby M. for contributing! I hope we have made you more aware this week...

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Reality TV Shows



Mona is here oh! For a minute, I thought this blog was done for. My External Hard Drive (with all my info) packed up! I thought I had lost everything - my HDD actually said 0.00GB when I had 14.09GB worth of data. So, I had to pay a fee but thanks to God and to Stellar Phoenix, I recovered ALL my files. So incase you've had that problem recently, the site is worth checking out. The software is available for $99 or Euro78. Anyway, phew - the keyword here being backup (I'm usually quite good with backing up but........ don't ask).

This post is based on a few U.S. reality TV shows - not exactly Naija to the Core so thought I'd start off with giving you some Naija info and a freebie before moving on to the Real Deal!

i)
Outta Town Entertainment (Naija group) want me to give you guys their debut album/mix tape to listen to as part of a promotional offer. Download it here.

Visit their myspace(s) and support them:

Outta Town - http://www.myspace.com/outtatown01
Nasty -
http://www.myspace.com/qandn
Jayed Outt -
http://www.myspace.com/jayedoutt

ii) Watch out for more info from me on the 2007 Nigerian Breweries Star MEGA Jam featuring T-Pain and Kanye West in Abuja and Lagos (14th and 15th December respectively) - watch this space.


iii) Finally, I don't know if any of you read the news about two weeks ago where the new speaker, Dimeji Bankole was accused of dodging NYSC. Well, he has now presented his NYSC certificate to the public. Click on the image below to view and read story here.





REALITY TV SHOWS


i) The Salt-N-Pepa Reality TV Show / VH1



I just had to start off with this. Did you guys know these two ladies didn't get on? Since they split up it'd been more like hatred. I'm not a fan of reality TV shows at all (as per easiest way to make money) but this one is worth watching - most of it seems real oh. 5 out of 5 from me - okay I'm partial. I love S N' P - WHO DOESN'T?!




You can watch the show online at the official site here and below is a video of them in action LOL!

P.S. if it doesn't play, watch it here - QUITE INTERESTING.





ii) Run's House / MTV / MTV BASE



"Rev. Run, (Joseph Simmons of Run-DMC and brother of Russell Simmons), and his wife Justine continue to manage a very bustling household and keep the lives of their 5 children as normal as possible amid the extravagance of their surroundings." The show is back for the 4th season and is quite amusing to watch these rich black kids on TV. Other than that, their lifestyle doesn't seem phony and is a 4 out of 5 from me.





Here is a link to the Run's House TV show site for episode guides, cast info and trailers.




Even the Simmons daughters are doing big things with their shoe line - PASTRY footwear. More info on pastry kicks here.


iii) Man and Wife / MTV


Last and probably the LEAST as I'm not sure I'm feeling this yet. A show about and featuring Fatman Scoop and his wife, Shanda. An article says:


"Funny, colorful and raw, Man And Wife, was born completely out of Fatman Scoop (Grammy Winner/Legend) and his wife Shanda’s marriage. The show gives viewers an interactive and voyeuristic role in the steamy, wild, naughty banter between a sexy couple in love, keeping it real, and keeping it hot!"


Right now I'll give it a 2.5 out of 5 - not really my thing, but come back later. Check out their website - http://www.manandwife.tv/


That's all folks! Come back tomorrow for a lot of Naija (and International) news and later on this week for a Proudly Nigerian collabo.

Laters xx

Monday, November 19, 2007

Yahooze: The Remix

Bet you guys are tired of me and this yahooze business. Okay I am done, but not till I show you the remix of Olu Maintain's Yahooze - funny guy. Have a good week guys!

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Videobytes: The Weekend Edition

Lagos La Vida Loca

This is the most realistic documentary I've ever seen. I also like it where the lady, Mariana Van Zeller says at the end - a little juju probably doesn't hurt! LOL - the woman is a convert.

Watch Below and if video doesn't load, click here:



Second VideoByte - "Now what we're gonna do is take you waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay BACK'.


Onyeka Onwenu & King Sunny Ade - Wait For Me (this was a tuuune).

Question for you guys - what percentage of men in this generation will genuinely wait?

Friday, November 16, 2007

Events Galore

Na wa oh, I just keep getting emails and emails and messages on facebook about this or that event. Steady on Guys! I only have two hands! So I've decided to share all the events this week - Nig related of course :o)

Ok oh - PHEW

i) Helon Habila Book Tour - November 17th : Silverbird Galleria

The Return of The Prodigal Son

Time: 5 - 7pm
Contact Info - Phone: 08069663006
Email:
bibi@cassavarepublic.biz

Helon Habila tours Nigeria promoting his first two books, Waiting for an Angel and Measuring Time, published in Nigeria by Cassava Republic.

Tour dates:


Lagos 17th Nov: NuMetro Silverbird Galleria, Victoria Island, 5pm
Nassawara 21st: Nassawara State University, Keffi, 12 noon
Abuja 21st Nov: NuMetro, Ceddi Plaza, Central Business District 6pm
Jos 22nd Nov: University of Jos 10.30am
Gombe 23rd Nov: Gombe State University 3pm
Gombe 24th Nov: Gombe State University Public Lecture 10am


ii) Olu Maintain Yahooze live in UK and MR Nigeria UK - Nov 15th to Nov 20th : Different Locations




See Video Below for Details.


Contact Info - Phone: 07960391321
Email:
blacknights_7@hotmail.com


iii) CatWALK THE WORLD Launch Party - November 16th : No. 5 Cavendish Square / November 17th - Carbon Bar


From the Weekend of 16-18th November, CatWALK THE WORLD are in London as partners of the Mayors Office K2C Fashion Week. CatWALK THE WORLD Designers Deola Sagoe, Kosibah and Stoned Cherrie will also feature.

Damon Dash and wife Designer Rachel Roy are the official CatWALK THE WORLD Ambassadors and will also feature during the event.
CatWALK THE WORLD will host 2 VIP Afterparties during the k2C Fashion week in association with UN WFP for all the K2C Designers, Fashionistas and members of the CatWALK THE WORLD group.
The k2C Fashion week is free for the public, to reserve tickets please contact: http://www.kulture2couture.com/.
At the K2C Fashion Week, International supermodel Alek Wek, K2C's first ambassador, exhibited her exclusive handbag range 'WEK1933'

The Friday launch party will take place at No5. Cavendish Square. W1. The Saturday After party will take place at CARBON, Old Quebec St ,London, W1H 7AF ( Marble Arch-off Oxford Street) http://www.carbonbar.co.uk/

25% of the ticket fee will be collected by UN WFP and UN WFP staff will be at the event with Stop Child Hunger material & info. Visit http://www.catwalktheworld.com


iv) Nigerian Green Eagles V Australia International Football friendly - Nov 17 : Fulham Football Grounds


This Event is Proudly Sponsored by Top Up Nigeria.





FOR TICKETS PLEASE VISIT:

http://www.stellatickets.com/Events/November+2007/item1200/


PRIORITY OFFER CODE: TUN

This is the last friendly for our GREEN EAGLES before the African Nations Cup.


KICK OFF @ 3PM PROMPT
Venue - Fulham FC, Craven Cottage, Stevenage Road, SW6 6HH
For Directions Click on the link below:


http://www.fulhamfc.com/Contact/DirectionsToCravenCottage.aspx

Contact Info Email: help@topupnigeria.com


v) Keeping Faith - November 18th : Muson Centre



Keeping Faith is a Coalition Of Fashion, Music, Comedy & Dance For Charity!

Time - 5pm - 10pm
Venue: Muson Centre, Onikan, Lagos
Contact Info - Phone: 08034144214


vi) When Fashion and Art Collide - November 17th : Dray Walk Gallery, Brick Lane



Time - 1pm 4pm

Art Exhibition of the following artists & more:

Dawn Okoro- original paintings. http://www.dawnokoro.com/

Nengi Omuku - mixed media with embelishments - Slade Art School

Larry Achiampong- www.myspace.com/artistela

Asìkò Photography by Ade Okelarin- http://www.asikofoto.com/

TWO by Tolu Ogunseye, Wendi Okemini and Odiri Obrutse-beautiful clothing designs.

6pm - 9pm - SaZe presents her "NEVER FORGET" collection

Also feat. Dj Sose...


*FREE ENTRY* *FREE ENTRY* *FREE ENTRY*


vii) Biggest Gospel Event of The Year - November 17th : Indig02 Centre

Click on Flyer Below:




viii) Careers in Africa Recruitment Summit - Nov 16th to Nov 18th : Houston, Texas.

Please if you can make this event, do because it is a good networking and recruitment event with lots and lots of opportunities.

Visit http://www.globalcareercompany.com/ciaus/

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

VideoByte: U Know My P

This is the best Yankee-Naija hip hop song ever. Love the vid! Featuring stars like Nnenna from ANTM and Sasha :o) You can also spot: Ikechukwu, Don Jazzy, D'banj and Tola Odunsi (producer of the vid) in this video.


Check out Naeto C's myspace



U know my P ;o)

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

November Events Series: NaijaComedy


Thanks to all the supporters, readers of and contributors to this blog. I could blog everyday but it is not easy oh. Very little time, with work but we thank God.

Please visit this space everyday for the rest of the week as I have a lot of Events in the November Events Series - from Gospel Concerts, Book Readings to After parties etc.


Thanks.



NaijaComedy!


Teju Babyface - Healing Laughter





This is a December event but it falls under the NaijaComedy Series. The press release states:


"It is titled healing laughter because it is a concert designed for "special people". By special people we mean the physically and mentally disabled people in our society.




Source: Healing Laughter Event page on Fb


Healing Laughter is scheduled for the 2nd of December 2007 right after Worlds AIDS Day and before The International Day for people with Disabilities which is on the 3rd. Healing Laughter is right there in between :o)."


He is pretty funny - see a clip of one of his standups here

BasketMouth Uncensored (in Abuja )



Now this guy is my guyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy - HE IS HILARIOUS (NO JOKES APART - get my pun hehehe).

He is going to be doing a show at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja
Date: Sunday, November 18, 2007 at 5:00pm to Monday, November 19, 2007 at 1:00am

Basket coming down BIG and UNcensored. You will laugh till you drop.Trust me you have never laughed so hard before....

Supported by WWW.TOPUPNIGERIA.COM

Performing Live: Tuface, D'Banj, Maintain and lots more

Clips of Basketmouth (funny as *ish):

Basketmouth on Naija movies




Basketmouth on Ibo/Yoruba musicians




Basketmouth on Dating, Bird Flu/Mad Cow disease and everything else lol!




Julius Agwu - Crack Ya Ribs


Sorry guys this show already took place on November 4th actually! It was also held at the Transcorp Hilton, Abuja.



Description: Also on parade - Jimmy Jatt/Okey Bakassi/Stereoman Ekwe/Gandoki/KC Presh/Abagana/OJB-pretete/Senator & osama/Addiction/SEGUN ARINZE.



My baaad, he is also quite funny but I have a clip below of him, Julius D' Genius Agwu at the NEA awards.




FUNMBI (1 man Show) - 'Coming To London'


This young lad is also extremely funny. I have actually seen him live and he's good - also quite humble and is in our younger generation so something to look forward to. Check out his myspace.

Date: Saturday, November 24, 2007
Time: 7:00pm - 10:30pm
Location: The Broadway Theartre
Street: Catford Broadway

Funmbi - African Pastor Sketch



Monday, November 12, 2007

VideoBytes, R.I.P Kanye's Mum and J-LO finally announces.




Sources have confirmed that Kanye's mother and manager, Dr. Donda West passed away unexpectedly on Saturday night in Los Angeles. She was 58 years old.

May her soul rest in peace and may her son and family be comforted at this time.

Breaking News: Kanye West’s Mother Dies Suddenly [
All Hip Hop ]
Kanye West’s Mother Dies [
CHICAGO SUN-TIMES]



J-LO Finally Announces


Gee Like we didn't already know for weeks and weeks hiss - and what is with all the screaming over it anyway? If not for the fact that I am feeling her new album hiss LOL - love it!






Videobyte - The Way I Are (Remix)



Men I'm feeling the beat on this remix of Timbaland and Keri Hilson's single. Watch video - happy viewing :o)






Videobyte (2) - Kpo Kpo Di Kpo



Love this single from Faze. The video is funky sha - check out his website and myspace.