NEW YORK (TheWrap.com) - "Kony 2012," a YouTube video targeting a Ugandan guerilla leader, has gone viral, amassing almost 10 million views and celebrity backers like Oprah, Ryan Seacrest and Rihanna.
Invisible Children, a non-profit group, made the 29-minute video to further expose the practices of Ugandan guerilla leader Joseph Rao Kony, head of the Lord's Resistance Army.
Kony is wanted by the International Criminal Court and stands accused of mass kidnapping, sexual abuse and murder, among other offenses.
Not exactly the run of the mill viral video, but this one has lit social media on fire since it debuted on Monday.
The video itself has 9.9 million views and counting while "Uganda," "Invisible Children" and "#StopKony" continue to trend on Twitter.
Next up: support from the political and cultural elite.
On the Invisible Children website, it identifies 20 "Culturemakers" and 20 "Policymakers" it hopes to rally to the cause.
Oprah, Rihanna, Ryan Seacrest, Justin Bieber and Rihanna have already lent their support.
"Was going to sleep last night and saw ur tweets about#StopKony...watched in bed, was blown away. If u haven't seen yet" Seacrest tweeted.
But that's just the tip of the iceberg. Who else is on the list? Bono, Warren Buffet, George Clooney, Lady Gaga and…Rush Limbaugh. That's just to name a few.
Policymakers include former Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton, as well as one current candidate - Mitt Romney.
There is some concern about the practices of Invisible Children. A Tumblr, Visible Children, questions how Invisible Children has spent its money.
But, for now, it has a 20-to-1 like/dislike ratio on YouTube.
Who else will join the Kony parade?
Saturday, 10 March 2012
(http://www.mruniversenigeria.com), the biggest contemporary showcase in Nigeria for selecting ‘super talents’ who will spread their wings in the fashion & entertainment industry, will be held in Lagos from 4th – 9th June 2012.
25 of Nigeria’s most sexiest and intelligent men representing the 6 geographical locations of the country will be competing.
The event is made possible by QHUE CONCEPTS [a top events management & PR brand].
Mr. Universe Nigeria Contest, combines a male pageantry and a supermodel search into one to create a super talent competition for discovering future national personalities such as film-stars, models, businessmen, spokesmen and performers. Santiago Roberts, initiator of the contest has made it clear that the event which is encapsulated by its motto ‘ for the glamour, for the purpose, for the nation’ has been strategically designed not just to add value to the contestants but also in the long run for them to become a force to reckon with both here in Nigeria and in the diaspora.
The Contestants would be camped for a week. The host city of the Mr. Universe Nigeria Contest Final is Lagos, Nigeria’s former capital territory and also the commercial nerve centre of the country with a population of around 15.6 million.
The finale venue being one of the biggest stages in the country’s pageant history setting over 2,000, the grand finale will be promoted by leading broadcasting networks in the country as well as through the global network of Mr. Universe Model International Licensees which is expected to be watched by about 50 million viewers around the world through the webcam network EarthCam (www.earthcam.com) that provides 99% of the live broadcasts of the world.
The top winning contestants will be given opportunities to become represent Nigeria at international contests, Represent top national/multinational brands as ambassadors and spokespersons, cash prizes as well as consolation prizes. They would also have the opportunity to be poached by top producers/scouts to become top/super models, movie performers etc.
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|The controversial picture|
Nollywood actress Susan Peters had a little brush with popular blogger Linda Ikeji recently over her picture that was posted on Linda's blog .
The actress took to twitter to express her displeasure and Oh boy!! her furry knew no bounds.
Check out her tweets below.....
more tweets and Linda's response after the jump
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ATLANTA — Whitney Houston left everything to her 19-year-old daughter, Bobbi Kristina.
The models stomped down the runway in shoes courtesy of Luxury designer shoe brand, MO SAIQUE and all the African, printed fabric used in the Xutra collection was sponsored by Vlisco from their “Silent Empire” Collection.
Miranda Kerr Works the Runway