Friday, May 2, 2014

Magazine Covers - Timi and Busola Dakolo on Gem Woman

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Timi Dakolo and Busola, his wife of two years are on the cover of the May edition of Gem Woman magazine, and they are absolutely radiant with love.

Rihanna in Bantu Knots Wins Big at the iHeartRadio Music Awards

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Rihanna won big at the iHeartRadio Music Awards, and she was famously rocking her hair in Bantu knots. The singer went home with four gongs - the award for Best Hip Hop/R&B Song Of The Year for Pour It Up, Best Fan Army, for her Rihanna Navy, Song Of The Year for Stay, and Artist of The Year. I loved Stay and still play it on repeat many times. Congrats to her, and her bantu knots look great!

Aftermath of May Day Bomb Blast in Nyanya - 19 Dead and More Injured

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The news yesterday of another bomb blast in Abuja near the same spot in Nyanya where another blast killed over seventy people two weeks ago really saddened me. The Nigerian police have now confirmed that 19 people were killed in yesterday's blast, with other seventy injured, 66 hospitalized. When will this extreme violence and insecurity end?

Romantic Proposal at the Cinema - Bimbo and Tosin

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Congratulations to Bimbo and Tosin! Their proposal happened at Silverbird Galleria Lagos and she said YES!. The guy was able to get the cinema to pause the screening of The Other Woman and after playing a short clip of their journey as a couple, he proposed to the blushing Bimbo. Lovely people, and great video made by Sisi Yemmie. RML wishes the couple all the best for their wedding and marriage.

More Power to Black Music? by BabaWilly

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I spend more time listening to black music than any other music. So what is black music? Music composed and performed by black people? Who knows? All I know is some aspects of Black music winds me up the wrong way.  Rest in peace and great respect to the dead but which one is, I shot the sheriff but did not shoot the deputy? No jury will buy that line of yours my brother especially as you claimed to have shot a law enforcement officer. Why sing in court? Do you not have money for legal representation? Guilty as charged abeg. Next!

Thursday, May 1, 2014

#BringbackourGirls - Masses Turn Out For Protests, Boko Haram Negotiator Emerges

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Hundreds of Nigerians protested in Abuja, Ibadan, Kaduna, Lagos and Kano over the schoolgirls abducted from Government Secondary School in Chibok, Borno State, more than two weeks ago. The protesters in Abuja demanded at the National Assembly that the federal government provide concrete news in 24 hours concerning the fate of the girls or the protests would continue.

The Oscars Academy Approves a Nigerian Selection Committee

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The Oscar awarding body - Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) has approved a Nigerian committee - the Nigerian Oscars Selection Committee (NOSC) - to select and submit to it movies to be considered for the Oscars. The 12 members of the committee are well known Nollywood stakeholders, as follows;

Jada Pinkett Smith and Lisa Price Speak Out For Carol's Daughter

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Jada Pinkett Smith today shared a couple of pictures of her natural hair on her Facebook page in support of Carol's Daughter, a hair company for African American woman. The company has had some bad press recently starting with a bankruptcy filing, but they are in no way folding up, just restructuring. Named for the founder's mother, Carol’s Daughter is a line of beauty products designed by Lisa Price. Their range include products for hair, skin, and hands, as well as fragrances.

A Review of An African City Web Series

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by Adelarin Awotedu

I was bored last week trying to prepare a business plan for a feature film I am working on so I decided to find what the latest online buzz is. Been wondering for a couple of weeks what 'an African city' is all about. I give it to their public relations team, an African city is on every influential blog online.

Amaka Igwe Lives - Charles Novia Writes Touching Tribute to Late Film Producer

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Amaka Igwe lives. The tears we shed for her are futile. She lives. The shock we express over her passing on is carthatic. She lives. Amaka Igwe did not die. She just built her loving ‘house of commotion’ in our hearts. Commotion with co-relation; commotion with emotions.