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29 October, 2009
19 October, 2009
An all-round cast of Africa's finest MCs doing what they do best and Naeto c definitely rocks this one.
This song has been one of my favorite songs all year, and I'm loving the video for this. Nice concept, creative, love the costume and above all, I'm glad it was shot in Lagos.
We grace with a very big 8.2
18 October, 2009
First, we'd like to apologise for not being available for the past two weeks, a few issues had to be resolved internally but now, we are back.
This week, asides from the usual round up of entertainment news, music video reviews and up ahead segments, we bring to you two (3) new segments.
'Favourite things' is the segment where we update you with latest automobiles, gadgets and fashion accessories that have hit the market. Now while some are actually available to all and sundry, some are just here to tickle your fancy.
We also salute our fellow Nigerians who are flying high the Nigerian flag, regardless of the fact that they are outside the shores of the country. Please join us in celebrating them in our "Repping Naija' segment.
Our newest segment is 'For you to ponder' and just like the name implies, it is a segment that just gets you wondering. Each week we bring to you an exceptional talent from anywhere around the world and believe me, they are truly exceptional.
We appreciate your mails, comments and criticism, as they only help us serve you better. Please feel free to ask for anything you'll like us to do to provide you with better service.
God bless us all....
The Royal Regency Hall in London will be the place to be on the 27th of November, 2009 as it will play host to 14 gorgeous damsels who will be competing for the crown of Miss West Africa 2009.
The competition will have participants from Ghana, Nigeria, Benin, Guinea Bissau and Sierra Leone. To host the prestigious beauty pageant will be Eddie Kadi, an award winning comedian. Organizers of the events say the event will be in support of Yvette Gates, a young Gambian child in need of bone marrow donors.
Check out the 14 aspiring queens.....
The girls are stunning huh?
For more on the pageant, visit MWA 09
Nigerian actress, Rita Dominic recently clinched a mouth wateringf deal with mobile phone giant, Nokia. The deal will see the light skinned, nollywood superstar become the face of the sleek Nokia N97 phone across the African continent.T
The intriguing aspect is the amount of greens reported to have come along with the contract- $1million (and no, you ain't dreaming). It can be recalled that a few months back, telecommunications giant, Globacom Nigeria cigned on Rita Dominicand a few other nollywood celebrities as ambassadors for the brand.
Indeed it is a season of good tidings for the Nigerian movie industry.
Congratulations Rita...(we no go mind small oh...lol)
There is no doubt that Delta state born Ayo MAkun a.k.a AY is one comedian that has changed the face of comedy in Nigeria. His many contributions have however not gone unnoticed as AY is set to be awarded with the honour of being a United nations (UN) ambassador for peace.
AY will join the likes of 'KEKE n D1', D'banj, 9ice and a few other Nigerian celebrities who have previously been accorded this feat.
The presentation ceremony will take place on the 24th of October, 2009.
To top this, AY TV will premiere on HITV satellite television come November 1st. So fellow Nigerians, gear yourselves for a rib-cracking experience.
E411 congratulates and salutes AY; the innovative prince of Nigerian Comedy....
Just when i was about to lump Mo Hits in the Styl=plus category, you know, wonderful songs and kak videos, the widely panned (well most people I've met panned his initial offerings) Sesan (with no last name) comes up with half a decent video for the up tempo D'banj song - Kimon.
The video is no stretch of the imagination- D'banj, mic, speakers, fine, fair girl molesting D'banj in the way every man should be molested (hehehe!). Costumes are great, video is in high quality, shot well, well lit and that's about it. The video is basic enough that he couldn't possibly screw it up like his previous offereings. As i know from firsthand knowledge that directing a video isn't like peeing (show up, aim and shoot), therefore simple or not, he makes sure the video is seamless albeit rudimentary at best (Sesan would argue otherwise).
The video is simple enough and Sesan gets plenty of help from the stunning Bianca Simmone, a Jamaica born, US international model and creative artist (She is the babe in Jay Sean's 'down' and Birdman n Lil Wayne's 'always strapped') who has an interesting chemistry with D'banj. It was nice trying to see her say the 'Wa Gba' and i must add that they looked comfortable with one another therefore, we couldn't really see Sesan's imprint.
I like most warm blooded Nigerian males was too transfixed on Miss Bianca, even to the detriment of the Kokomaster (as there were time i forgot he was in the video)
All in all, a very good video, but whilst i did a jig and screamed 'YAY!', cause Sesan finally came through, turns out it was just a one off. He then directed Wande Coal's 'U Bad'....and the story continues.
We reward the effort with a 6.57....
Agree with us?
The argument is that there are some videos that a bad video cannot ruin - iconic and well known songs that despite the short comings of the video director, the popularity of the song will trump whatever mistakes abound in the video. This year however, the theory has been disproved so many times (Hi 9ice!). The latest culprit of the unbelievably good song turned bad video is Wande Coal's 'U bad' featuring D'banj.
Directed by Sesan (who else?), the video was shot on location at Oniru beach. The video has a refreshing change of scenery, being that it was shot outdoors and at a real location, as opposed to the green screen, effect laden offerings that are shot on location in other countries and fill up our screen nowadays.
The video in itself is not abysmally bad, it just underwhelms terribly. Whilst the song is rife with frentic energy and all over the place attitude that just forces you to get up and dance, the video turns it into a mellow RnB song. As my brother said, 'it was like they slowed down the song for the video'. None of the energy from one of the best songs on the album translated to the video.
Yes, there were women (both 'orobo' n 'lepa'), yes, there was alcohol and yes, there was opulence (which has now become a trademark of the Mo-hit crew). It felt tedious and forced, totally unlike the song. Not that people in the video cared, they obviously had fun and wanted more and i guess that should be enough, but it isn't for such an exciting song.
E411 rates this a 5.5.....got a better rating?
I figure with a title like this, the bad puns and all will be out about what a sweet video (hehehe!) this is. In all fairness, the video does not stand out as one of the best videos i have seen this year, nor in a while. A nice video replete with bright colours, a properly lit set with appropriate colours that blend, nothing brash or outlandish, just a (sorry i can't help myself) sweet video.
The video is simple enough and to the point - beautiful girl and ice-cream make for a potentially distracting day at the ice cream shop. Paul play as the protagonist, goes into a shop for a meeting or an engagement and gets distracted by a girl (who by the look of things is going to spend hours in the toilet after the shoot cause i believe the director was hell bent on loading her with as much sugar as possible) who can't seem to make up her mind on if to ingest her confectioneries or just play (i did it again) with them to get Paul's attention. it works though, as Paul Play ends up coming over and after a few treats, boy gets girl.
While the plot is thin, the video quality is high. In terms of props, location and costuming (the nerd look does Paul play no favours, i must add), the director and the crew get top marks. The characters, Paul Play and his friend, the leading lady and the white guy in the background (just incase we forgot the video was from out of town) all look very good. It is classy, well shot and deserves all the accolades it gets.
Pity the song is pretty average though.
We level with a 6.77
how about you?
'The danger of a single story', that was the theme of Nigerian born, award winning novelist, Chimamanda Adichie's speech at a TED global conference and believe me, it was ............. (now i'm short of words). All i can say is she 'repped' not only Naija, but Africa at large.
Have a look and help me find the best word to describe this.....
He is a rap artiste with a very strong Nigerian heritage, he has done a remake of one very popular Naija's song from back in the day, he was the side attraction at this year's MTV video music award and he is very Nigerian.
His name is WALE and he ain't proud to say it.
Watch him fly the Nigerian flag high at this year's Naija independence jam up in Washington DC..
This all new diamond encrusted Dior phone pictured above is drenched in over 190 diamonds and comes with a miniature phone you can attach to your bag so you wont’ need to search for your phone when it rings.
The Python in one word is the ULTIMATE amphibious vehicle. It is a hot rod on the water, excess of 60 mph water speeds, and a hot rod on the street, mid 12 second 1/4 mile times and 0-60 mph in 4.5 seconds. The engine is based on the famous aluminum LS Corvette power train. Enormous Horsepower!
Now i won't ask you to go get one to show you are fly....but if you are RICH AND FABULOUS....hey...go get one...lol
The Video below is about to blow your mind...........
01 October, 2009
A lot of people would say at 49, there is not much to be joyful about and I must confess I used to belong to that school of thought.
Now, I am of a different opinion. I believe that the fact that we still exist as a Nation is a lot to be thankful for. For that reason, I will be celebrating today. If you plan to keep up with my party riding train, check out our UP AHEAD segment of this edition.
OLANBINWONINU does his thing as he reviews music videos and P-SQUARE’s danger album. He holds no prisoners with this one.
We also provide you with reviews, pictures and videos from events and reality shows that rocked the past week. Please enjoy.
Fashion this week takes an arresting look at fashion offenders. You all need to check that out as OOCHIE and SHADOW narrate their ordeals with these ‘STUBBORN ROCKERS’.
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Enjoy this exciting ride!
A very long week it was as contestants and viewers alike anticipated the grand finale of Project Fame West Africa season 2. Finally, the d-day arrived and the venue witnessed a massive turn out of fans that started arriving as early as 3hours before the show.
The show began and audience and viewers were treated to a night of good music. The final 5 contestants – Krimi, Madonna, Tomiwa, Mike and Nicholas, performed songs that were demanded by show’s faithfuls, displaying a high level of maturity with their performances. There were also performances from season one winner, Iyanya and mo-hits wonder kid, Wande Coal.
Indeed, it was an exciting night.
The time we all patiently waited for arrived and the show that kicked off with 15 contestants – Mike, Nicholas, Krimi, Tomiwa, Madonna, Zoe, David, Deniece, Desmond, Savannah, Damilola, Jennifer, Anis, Tari and Sammeeta was about to come to an end.
The 5 contestants were called to take center stage and the hosts announced their positions in ascending order. Madonna emerged fifth, with Krimi and Tomiwa emerging fourth and third respectively, leaving us Nicholas and Mike to vie for 1st and 2nd place.
The envelope bearing the name of the winner was opened, MIKE was announced winner and the resulting celebration was overwhelming. The crowd invaded the stage and celebrated with a very jubilant and grateful Mike who went home with N2.5 million cash prize and a
Congrats MIKE ANYAZODO.
Enjoy the pics....
mike on stage
thank you all
Baba na u do am oh!
A proud mama!
Nicholas receives his cheque
welcome to the club mate!
crowd goes haywire
tension builds up
free me now
the evicted perform
sing for me
Madonna does her stuff
The host of the night Wale ‘Dizzy’ Akinjogbin wasted no further time as he introduced the persons with the toughest job of the night, the judges. They were: rap artiste, Naeto C, On Air Personality/ Producer, Kemmi Adetiba and Andre of Nigezie. Their job for the night was to eliminate one of the final three contestants and leave the rest up to the votes from the audience.
As soon as BEZ hit the stage with his guitar, it became more obvious that choosing a winner was going to be one rigorous task. He got the crowd singing with him and interwove the story of how his musical trip began with his performance. Believe me, this dude is a superb talent.
In one word Mo’cheddah’s performance was effervescent! It was so hard to believe she is 18 as her stage craft is far beyond her years in the industry. However, if I were to go into details about her dance moves, we would never get through with this review. Superlative!
Chocolate city’s Ice Prince was last to hit the stage and he put up a scintillating performance. He definitely combined the swagger and talent. Great one!
At the end of the performances, the judges deliberated and the crowd enjoyed performances from previously eliminated contestants, Jimmy Flames and Blaise.
The jury finally came in with the verdict and it was sad to see Bez go (I was actually one of those that started the booing), leaving us to cast our votes between Mo’cheddah and Ice Prince.
While voting went on, MI stormed the stage (and that I mean literally). Now this was my second MI performance in two days and I still couldn’t get enough of him. ‘Top notch’ is all I can say.
Timi Dakolo performed 2 singles from his forthcoming album – Heaven Please featuring MI and I Love You featuring Jesse Jagz. Most people in the crowd had not even heard ‘Heaven Please’ but they still found a way to sing along.
The results from the votes finally came in and with the whole place bubbly with a million bubbles; ICE PRINCE was named winner of Hennessy Artistry 2009. He celebrated his win with his C-city family.
Congrats to ICE PRINCE and all the other contestants.
Pictures for you....