Friday, 28 October 2011

ECHOES OF AFWL 2011,OUT AND ABOUT PART 2 .

It was an exciting time for many of us that were at the maiden edition of 
the Africa Fashion Week London, the guests came from all over Africa and even beyond, 
and the general consensus at the end of it all was that the 2 days show 
was a great success in all ramifications. 
Many of us are already looking forward to a bigger, better planned 
and a more elaborate 2nd edition
MISS LONDON RISSIKAT BADE & FRIEND




It was very obvious at the end of the day,
 that the beautiful venue-Gibson Hall would not be able to accommodate,
 the crowd at subsequent editions, so the organizers would have to do,
 their homework very well and might even have to extend,
 the shows to cover more days, due to popular demand.







RISSIKAT BADE

RONKE ADEMILUYI & RISSIKAT

































DA'PRINCE MOVES......................

We are so sure your minds are already on the overdrive. Has he finally left Mo'Hits record,
 maybe he has gone on to set up his own record label or something, moved where? 
The younger sibling of the President of Mo'Hits Records, 
has finally moved out of their Maryland abode-Mo'Hits Mansion to his own place, 
the new address is somewhere at Lekki Phase 1, 
not too far from Don Jazzy & D banj,
 who had moved also to the Island a couple of months ago.



The new house is a 6 Bedroom duplex befitting an upwardly mobile, 

eligible bachelor like Da'Prince-aka Omoba. 
The Mo'hits members, except for Wande Coal have all moved out of the Maryland mansion, 
while Jazzy & D'banj still lives together but now at Lekki, 
Dr. Sid the dentist turned musician moved to his own place at the 1004 Estates.
t’s been a rollercoaster couple years for the members of the Mo'Hits, 
all things seem to have come together for good for them, 
in terms of exposure and visibility, money and fame and all otherwise, 
All members of the record label have had one or 2 if not more major hits. 
in the market except for D-banj's younger sibling-K-switch.
 And the good fortune continued with the G.O.O.D music label collaboration.
 which reportedly made Don Jazzy & D Banj $3 Million dollars richer, many have come to believe that Mo'Hits Record might probably be the richest record label in the country.

Da'Prince recently took his celebrity status a notch up, 
by opening his own nightclub called JONZING,
 which was very well received by revelers 
and that's another money making channel established by the young dude. 

WHO LET THE MERMAID OUT



This is the new one from the House of Tonto Dike, 
the in your face actress has decided to add to the already growing body.
Art-Tattoo on her beloved body. 
This time around she literally decorated a half of her back 
with the picture of a mermaid or was it just a picture of her face?

Dangote, Genevieve, Stephanie Okereke, Osita Iheme, Olu Jacobs, others get national honour



364 Nigerians will in a few weeks be honoured by
the Nigerian National Merits Awards Commissions
 for distinguished themselves in their various professions.

Leading the honorees is the richest man in Africa, Alike Dangote,
who is getting the highest award usually reserved for
high ranking government officials, 
The Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger (GCON).

Super Eagles captain will be bestowed with Member of the
Order of the Niger (MON).
 While entertainers like Genevieve Nnaji, Stephanie Okerereke,
 Olu Jacobs,
 Kanayo O Kanayo, Osita Iheme (Pawpaw)
etc will get Member of the Federal Republic (MFR).

The award will hold sometime in December.
 Congrats to all of them!
 Very well deserved!

D'Banj and Ghanaian Actress Nadia Buari in Hot Romance?

From Stella Dimoko Korkus' page in Encomium magazine:

The crooner is currently in a hush hush romance with Ghanaian actress Nadia Buari. 
The actress was spotted a fortnight ago, precisely on Friday and Saturday,
October 14th and 15th 2011 at the crooner’s house where she spent the weekend
and paraded herself in a sexy night attire.

COUNTDOWN TO 2011 SOUL TRAIN MUSIC AWARDS.

This year's edition of the very popular award is set for November 17, 2011 in Atlanta and it is the 40th year anniversary of the Soul Train Brand, while the awards is in its 24Th edition, started since 1987 and has held annually since then, except in 2008.  The awards would be hosted by top comedian-Cedric the Entertainer. The highest nomination for 2011 is by bad boy turn good guy Chris Brown with 5 nods in all; CB has totally overwhelmed and swept everyone off their feet this year. He is followed closely by Kanye West & Beyonce who both have 4 nominations each. Kelly Rowland, Adele & Miguel both got 3 nods each, while Rihanna got 2 nods.
KING CB

BEYONCE
KELLY ROWLAND
RI RI

Best New Artist
Bruno Mars
Marsha Ambrosius
Miguel
Frank Ocean

Best Male R&B/Soul ArtistTrey Songz
Chris Brown
R. Kelly
Miguel
Cee Lo Green
Eric Benet

Centric AwardLedisi
Raphael Saddiq
Bilal
Anthony David
Aloe Blacc

Best Caribbean Performance“Man Down” -Rihanna
“Summer Time” -Vybz Kartel
“Wotless” -Kes The Band
“Bend Over” – Machel Montano
“Delilah” – Movado

Best Gospel Performance“I Smile” – Kirk Franklin
“Walking” – Mary Mary
“Heaven Hear My Heart” – Trin-I-Tee 5:7
“I Believe” – James Fortune ft. Shawn McLemore
“More” – Cece Winans

Album of the Year21 - Adele
F.A.M.E - Chris Brown
- Beyonce
Passion Pain & Pleasure - Trey Songz
Light of the Sun - Jill Scott
Watch The Throne - Jay Z and Kanye West

Best Hip-Hop Song of the Year“Moment for Life” – Nicki Minaj
“All of the Lights”- Kanye West ft. Rihanna
“Look at Me Now” – Chris Brown feat. Busta Rhymes and Lil’ Wayne
“Out of My Head” – Lupe Fiasco
“Otis” - Jay Z and Kanye West

Best Female R&B/Soul ArtistKelly Rowland
Beyonce
Marsha Ambrosius
Jennifer Hudson
Jill Scott
Mary J. Blige

Song of the Year“Motivation” – Kelly Rowland feat. Lil’ Wayne
“Sure Thing”- Miguel
“Rolling in the Deep” – Adele
“She Ain’t You” – Chris Brown
“All of the Lights” – Kanye West
“So In Love” – Jill Scott ft. Anthony Hamilton

Record of the Year (The Ashford and Simpson Songwriter’s Award)
“Rolling in the Deep” – Adele (Writers: Adele, Paul Epworth)
“Far Away” – Marsha Ambrosius (Writers: Marsha Ambrosius, Sterling Simms)
“Best Thing I Never Had” – Beyonce (Writers: Antonio Dixon; Kenneth Edmonds; Larry Griffin, Jr.; BeyoncΓ© Knowles; Caleb McCampbell; Patrick Smith; Shea Taylor)
“Good Man” – Raphael Saddiq (Writers: Raphael Saadiq, Taura Stinson)
“Hold My Hand” (Duet with Akon) – Michael Jackson (Writers: Aliaune Thiam (Akon), Giorgio Tuinfort, Claude Kelly)

Best Dance Performance“Motivation” – Kelly Rowland
“Only Girl in the World”/”What’s My Name” – Rihanna
“Run The World” – Beyonce
“She Ain’t You” – Chris Brown
“Walking” – Mary Mary
“Pretty Girl Rock” – Keri Hilson

2011 Soul Train Award Legend Award RecipientsGladys Knight
Earth Wind and Fire