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Friday 11 June 2010

Opening ceremony of the 2010 World Cup

Did you guys watch the opening ceremony of 2010 World Cup that took place some hours ago in SA?
Our Femi Kuti performed...yeeeeh!
And Archbishop Desmond Tutu danced...high point for me...:-).
And R Kelly gave a resounding performance.
If you watched it, what do you think of it?
Was it spectacular or was it spectacular?
Go Africa!!!
So proud to be African right now!!!

Nelson Mandela's great grand daughter dies in car crash...

 Zenani Mandela, 13, (pictured above with Madiba) one of the nine great grand children of Nelson Mandela was killed last night, June 11, 2010, in a car crash as she returned home from the World Cup concert near Johannesburg.

The driver of the car has been arrested and police said they were investigating a case of culpable homicide and drunk driving.

Nelson Mandela cancelled his appearance at the opening of the World Cup today because of her untimely death.
May her soul rest in peace, amen.

The naked ladies at the 2010 World cup

A common sight at the South Africa/FIFA 2010 World cup are naked South African babes cheering different teams (so far in the friendly matches).

The ladies have absolutely no problem showing off their bodies as they dance, but some people are finding the whole situation quite uncomfortable. Some coaches think it's a distraction for some of the players.

But many of the ladies who spoke to international journalists say whatever they do is ‘for the good of the game’ and an honour for their nation.

Dancing naked is part of their traditional Zulu Dance, right? But shouldn't they tone it down a bit? Billions of people will be watching the world cup; some people might find this display very offensive.
But then again, it's happening in South Africa, what better opportunity to promote their breastises culture?


Marriage To 13-Year Old: Islamic Group Plans One-Million-Man March For Yerima


The Islamic group contended that Yerima’s marriage was strictly a private affair and that he should be left alone and warned the Senate to disband the panel it set up to probe the former governor over the issue. Director of the group, Alhaji Is-haq Akintola, who spoke in Lagos, Nigeria, yesterday, told newsmen that Yerima’s marriage was conducted in total conformity with the teachings of Islam.

The current stand of these groups is regarded by Nigerian muslims not as an attack on Yerima per se but as a vicious campaign against Islam and Nigerian Muslims. “We reject the Child Rights Act as it breaches the teachings of Islam and deprives Muslims of their Allah-given and fundamental rights. We demand the dissolution of the panels set up by both the Senate and the House of Representatives to probe Yerima’s marriage as this constitutes an attempt to probe the scripture of Islam,” he stated.***

Source: PM News

One million march for a man with a child bride?
How sad!
But see I quoted him in pink...ha ha!

Lead Poisoning kills 160 in Zamfara State

This is kinda stale but just for those who haven't heard this story, well here it is. More than 160 people have died from Lead poisoning over the last month in northern Zamfara state. The majority of the dead are children. The poisoning is the result of illegal gold mining.

Unregulated miners use lead to help leach gold from ground-up rock. The lead is then spread by dust from the open-pit mines and by women who process the ore in their compounds.  Some of the children poisoned are now blind, deaf, and unable to walk.
You can read the rest of the story here


Taliban executes boy, 7, accused of spying as suicide bomber kills 40 children at wedding


Taliban Militants have executed a seven year-old boy they accused of being a spy, it emerged today Friday June 11th.

More when you continue

Rare photo of slave children found

A haunting 150-year-old photo found in a North Carolina attic shows a young black child named John, barefoot and wearing ragged clothes, perched on a barrel next to another unidentified young boy.

Art historians believe it's an extremely rare Civil War-era photograph of children who were either slaves at the time or recently emancipated.

In April, the photo was found at a moving sale in Charlotte, accompanied by a document detailing the sale of John for $1,150, not a small sum in 1854.

New York collector Keya Morgan said he paid $30,000 for the photo album including the photo of the young boys and several family pictures and $20,000 for the sale document. Morgan said the deceased owner of the home where the photo was found was thought to be a descendant of John.

What makes the picture an even more compelling find is that several art experts said it was created by the photography studio of Mathew Brady, a famous 19th-century photographer known for his portraits of historical figures such as President Abraham Lincoln.***

Source: Yahoo news.

Jam, Jute and Jay Z for rap star Naeto C

I really don't know what that headline means, I only know our Naeto C is featured in a foreign Newspaper and Jay Z's name is mentioned...so it's worth reporting...:-)
Y'all figure out the rest...lol

Eldee to perform at African Fashion Week, New York.

Versatile Rapper, eLDee, has been billed to perform at the first ever African Fashion Week taking place in New York later this year.
Great stuff.

Thursday 10 June 2010

Another child addicted to cigarettes

Another child is addicted to cigarette. 3year old Chinese girl, Ya Wen (pictured above) smokes up to a pack of cigarette a day. And also drinks alcohol.
What is this world turning into?


X-Fellaz wins Malta Guinness Street Dance Africa Season 3

Read details here

Actor Hank Anuku's whereabout...

Wonder why you haven't seen this actor in any recent Nollywood movie? Well, he hasn't totally abandoned acting, he just found a more lucrative job. According to news going round, the hunky actor is now a special adviser to the Delta State Governor, Uduaghan, on Tourism and Entertainment.

Ashionye delivers baby boy

Beautiful singer, Ashionye, is now a proud mama. She was delivered of a baby boy yesterday at a Lagos hospital. Mother and child are said to be doing great.
Congrats girl...

The latest Nigerian artist - Della

Beautiful singer, Della, has just released the hit track Thinking About You off her 10-track album aptly named the Della Effect. The Zouk inspired highly danceable track with catchy lyrics has hit the Nigerian airwaves and is fast becoming a favorite of listeners of the top FM stations. This track is also available on the website of this beautiful naturally gifted song writer, composer, singer and dancer. www.dellavibes.com.
 Hope her music is as beautiful as she is...:-)

Guess who?

Guess who this cutie is now...
He's kinda famous...

Gary Coleman may have been murdered...

According to the Globe, actor Gary Coleman was murdered. But by who?
Well his ex-wife, Shannon Price, sold some photos of Gary on his death bed to The Globe for $10, 000. And in the disgusting picture, she's seen posing next to the dying legendary sitcom actor.

A top investigator has said that Gary was a victim of shocking foul play after examining blood splatter evidence found at the actor's Utah home after he was discovered lying on the kitchen floor with a gaping head wound.*
Well, someone is already benefiting from his death...so the investigators should start from there...

June issue of Made Magazine is out!

Super model, Ojy Okpe is on the cover of the June Issue of Made Magazine.
I have a copy of this mag and it's one of their best efforts yet.
A must read!

Who would you 'hit'?

Who would you 'hit'?
Banky W or ...don't know his name...?
I kid, I kid. Seriously I kid.
Yes, you guessed right, slow news day...lol
Banky is kinda cute in this pic tho...:-)

Photo of the day

Singer Kelis merged her body with a dog in a pic from her new video shoot “4th of July”
Is this creativity or has she yawered?..:-)

Wednesday 9 June 2010

New INEC Chairman is Prof. Attahiru Jega

Nigeria has got a new INEC (Independent National Electoral Commission) chairman. He is Prof. Attahiru Jega, Vice Chancellor, Bayero University Kano (BUK).

Good choice, you think?

Parents unite against Aki and Paw Paw

Concerned parents in Nigeria have called on the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN), Association of Movie Producers (AMP) and other stake holders in the film industry, to call popular actors, Chinedu Ikedieze and Osita Iheme aka Aki and Pawpaw, to order.

The concerned parents want the actors to play consistent roles in movies. They either take the role of kids or that of adults. The parents said that since they started as kids in their first movie, a lot of kids at home see them as peers and as a result, imitate most of the things they do in movies. But now the actors take romantic roles and other adult roles that children shouldn't emulate, and the inconsistency is a threat to children who don't want to believe that they are adults. They even did sweet advertisements meant for children.

Sometime last year, the Actor's Guild of Nigeria Board of Trustees headed by Prince Ifeanyi Dike, made a move to ban the actors from taking adult roles, but they were later pardoned when their fans pleaded with the board.
Source: City People Magazine

Do you think the concerned parents have a point?

BET Press conference for M.I.

On Friday the 4th of June, a press conference was held for M.I, the main focus of this press conference was to get his take on his BET nomination for best international act. Unfortunately P-Square could not attend this press conference. The press conference was put together by Fruition Image consultants; BET's PR representative in Nigeria.

To vote for M.I or P-Square, vote here:http://betawards.bet.com/nominees/category/best-international-act 

Tunde Kelani's Arugba out this June

Another Mainframe classic - Arugba, out in June 2010.

A must watch...

Drogba on the cover of Mode Men July Issue

Fine boy...

N4LIFE at Crusaid's Walk for Life 06 June 2010

On 6th June 2010, N4LIFE, family & friends joined in Europe’s largest charity walk ‘Crusaid’s Walk For Life’ to help raise money for those affected by HIV & AIDS worldwide.

The N4LIFE T. shirts worn by the team during the walk will be available to buy at ICECAPADE 2010. Details can be found at http://www.n4life.co.uk/

The team with the help of family & friends have raised over £2,000 so far for the charity & donations are still welcome at http://www.walkforlife.co.uk/ (search N4LIFE).

Monday 7 June 2010

James Ibori’s Sister, Mistress, Get Five Years In Prison!

Christine and Udoamaka

Christine Ibie-Ibori and Udoamaka Okoronkwo-Onuigbo, sister and mistress of James Ibori, were this morning in London bundled into jail for five years each for their roles in the former governor’s massive corruption activities in the United Kingdom. The sentencing followed the guilty verdicts handed down by a jury last week at the Southwark Crown Court in London after the two women were found guilty of money laundering and mortgage fraud.**

Source: Sahara reporter

Nature's Gentle Touch Hair Institute visit orphanage

On Tuesday, 11th May, 2010, the staff and students of Natures Gentle Touch Hair Institute, Victoria Island visited the Living Fountain Orphanage in Oniru as part of their social responsibility to the community. Gifts were presented to the orphanage, while the administrators were treated to a free hair pamper as a show of appreciation for taking their care to the less-privileged.

More when you continue

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