Monday, 5 November 2012

VIDEO: African Best Actor ‘Majid Michel’ Endorses Juice Bigfellow


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African international screen sensation MAJID Michel stopped over in Atlanta recently to work on other projects which significantly included the support and endorsement of the new Mix-tape by Juice Bigfellow titled ‘Diversity’. When the tracks and rhythm from the collection got MAJID frenzied, he quickly moved to show his admiration for the young music mogul who within the last 12 months or so, has also produced a series of projects including ‘INSIDE MAJID’ and ‘The Erawoc Tapes’ for the current Africa’s best actor.
Undoubtedly, MAJID is a great lover of the arts and coming into contact with Juice Bigfellow has since projected their respective careers into new heights. The mutual respect between these two is a remarkable outlook on the collective surge of Afro Americans to excel in their various fields of work. ‘Diversity’ is here and downloadable freely onto any android powered device. It is only a few tracks released by Juice Bigfellow to whet the appetite of his fans worldwide, in lieu of the massive music content he’s been working on, set to hit the world stage with unprecedented effects in his music videos as well.
Two world class personalities have now patted each other on the back.
Way to go!

Source : www.TheMonteOz.com

MEET THE SEX CHANGE PATIENT: He was born a boy, became a girl last year, and now wants to be a boy again


Miserable: Ria Cooper has only been under going the hormone therapy to become a girl for a year, but already feels she has made a huge mistake and plans to return to being Bradley

Ria Cooper made headlines last year when she (He)  became Britain’s youngest sex change patient aged 17, after years of begging her family and the NHS to turn her in to a girl.

But now, having lived as a women for less than a year the 18-year has decided to change back in to a man after suffering huge mental anguish as a woman.

She has cancelled the full sex change operation that was scheduled for January and ceased the female hormone therapy that has seen her develop breasts saying that she has found the changes overwhelming and that they have made her deeply unhappy.

Britains youngest sex swap patient as Ria
Ria Cooper became Britain’s youngest sex change patient last year aged 17 but today admits that living as a woman has made her miserable
Although Ms Cooper underwent a thorough psychological assessment and counseling at Hull Royal Infirmary prior to starting her sex change therapy she has suffered such torment living as a women that she has tried to commit suicide twice.

She told told the Sunday Mirror: ‘The hormones have made me feel up and down. One minute I feel moody and the next minute I feel really happy.’

‘The night I tried to slash my wrists I’d downed a bottle of Jack Daniel’s and just thought about how alone I am, and how my decision has alienated my family and how I will have to become a boy again to resolve it.’


Born a male called Brad, Ms Cooper began dressing as a girl aged 12, and at 15-years-old begged doctors to help her become a woman. 

But she has failed to find happiness as a female, even admitting to dabbling in prostitution in an attempt to counteract the loneliness she felt .

Ms Cooper also says the hormone injections left her with extreme emotions and a high sex drive, but that she can not find the love she craves with either sex. 
She believes she will have better luck in love as a 'trendy' gay man, and that returning to being a male will help heal the damaged relationships with her family. 

‘I don’t want to live in isolation, away from everyone I love. This is the only way forward. I just want to be happy and this is my last chance.’ 
Ria hopes that becoming a man again will help fix her broken relationship with her family
Ria hopes that becoming a man again will help fix her broken relationship with her family
She said: 'I don't want to live in isolation, away from everyone I love. This is the only way forward. I just want to be happy and this is my last chance.'
She said: 'I don't want to live in isolation, away from everyone I love. This is the only way forward. I just want to be happy and this is my last chance.'
Currently jobless and sleeping on a friends floor, Ms Cooper, hopes that after she stops having her hormone injections and returns to being a boy she can join the Army and have a career in the forces. 

Ria Cooper pictured as Bradley Cooper as a toddler
Ms Cooper who was training to be a hair dresser as Bradley, believed at the age of 16 she was old enough to make the life-changing decision to give her 'peace of mind'.

In 2010 Ms Cooper- then Bradley- told the News of the World: 'I hate my body as it is now. I've known for years I'm a woman - I think and act like a woman, not a man. I don't want years of misery.

'I want it done as soon as possible so I can be the person physically that I am on the inside.

'People might think I'm too young to make such a huge decision but I know my own mind and this is what I want.'

Nigerian church in the UK sells blackcurrant squash and olive oil as cure for cancer


Pastor Mbenga
Cancer and HIV patients have been told to buy bottles of ordinary blackcurrent squash and olive oil for £14 by a church claiming the blessed goods are a ‘miracle cure’ for their illnesses.
The Victorious Pentecostal Assembly (VPA) sells the over-inflated goods with the claim that once blessed by a pastor they can cure a host of serious health conditions.
Undercover reporters found members of the VPA congregation in Manchester were told that if a terminally-ill person drank a mixture of the specially blessed litre of squash and 500ml bottle of olive oil, which were being sold at double their real value, their ailments would disappear.
A church leader who identified himself as Pastor Mbenga also claimed to have previously cured diabetes and a brain tumour using the concoction. He said the mixture would ‘do what no man can do’ through divine intervention and guaranteed the cancer would be cured.
‘God will take over with divine intervention and the cancer will disappear,’ Pastor Mbenga told the reporters from Manchester Evening News.
The church’s founder, Pastor Alex Omokudu, who lives in a £1.8million mansion in Hornchurch, Essex, has also regularly appeared in television adverts claiming, ‘doctors do not have the answer – we have got the answer. We have got the answer to healing’.
The products sell in several supermarkets for less than £6.
Now a cancer charity has warned the practice is deliberately targeting the vulnerable and could stop patients from seeking proper medical treatment.
He said: ‘It is shocking that anyone could exploit people with cancer in this way.
‘We would encourage anyone affected by cancer to be cautious of any alternative therapies, especially those that claim to be “miracle cures”.
‘If a therapist encourages them to use an alternative treatment instead of conventional medicine prescribed by a qualified doctor, we would also advise caution.’
Dr Michelle Harvie, research dietician at the Genesis Cancer Prevention Centre at University Hospital South Manchester Trust, urged patients to always seek the advice of medical professionals.
She said: ‘When people are suffering from cancer they are often desperate and will seek out alternative or a miraculous cure when it is often the more mundane treatments will do them the most good.
‘The problem is none of this is based on any real evidence, but sufferers are often being told what they want to hear rather than what is medical fact.
‘The sad fact is when someone is suffering from cancer they can often be at their most vulnerable and they want to do something to take control, but it is really important they adhere to treatments planned by their doctors and lead a healthy lifestyle.’
The church opened in Manchester last year and is the first northern base of the VPA, which has three other churches in Hackney, Luton and Barking.
The organisation has previously been fined by Ofcom for making similar claims on its television channel.
Believe TV, which is available on Sky and via the internet, has twice been blasted by the regulator for running promotional campaigns with testimonies from people claiming to have been cured of HIV, cancer and infertility.
The church may also be breaking the law, as any advertisement, including verbal claims, promoting products as treatments or cures for cancer is illegal under the Cancer Act 1939.
Trading standards officers have also been told about the practice and promised to look over the case.
Pastor Mbenga however said he was not aware the church was breaking the law.
He said: ‘It is the word of God, it is in the scriptures that God can heal these illnesses and that is the message we are passing on to people.
‘I wasn’t aware of that law, but we live in a free society and if this is what people believe then people should be free to believe in it and carry out their faith.
‘We have seen divine intervention in the past where people have been healed of terrible diseases and believe that God has the supernatural power to bring about miracles.
‘This is what we believe and we are just trying to help people, trying to help them live a better life by giving them the power through God to make changes in their lives. We are not hurting anyone.’
Victorious Pentecostal Assembly leaders have previously landed in trouble over claims of curing serious illnesses. The church, based in Barking, Essex, was founded in 2004 by Pastor Alex Omokudu.
His wife Patricia is a listed director of The Light Academy which runs religious channel Believe TV from the same address.
The channel has twice been blasted by TV regulator Ofcom for making claims which ‘exploited’ vulnerable viewers.
The channel was first rapped in August 2011 after a broadcast featuring Pastor Omokudu in which people claimed they had been cured of serious illnesses by the church.
One woman said she had collapsed with ‘a tumour in my head’.
A relative added that she had thrown away her cancer medication and purchased “blackcurrant and oil” from the church.
When she then went to hospital for a scan, she claims there was ‘no longer a problem’.
Another man told the audience he was given two years to live with a brain tumour.
The man said he had come to VPA and had been cured with ‘olive oil’ – to which Pastor Omokudu responded: ‘We have got the answer to healing.’
The report concluded ‘there was a material risk that susceptible members of the audience may be exploited by the material broadcast on Believe TV’.
In February this year the channel was fined £25,000 by the regulator for another broadcast featuring Pastor Omokudu.





Source: UK Mail

GQ STYLE GERMANY’S ‘SKYFALL’ DECEMBER SPECIAL FEATURES DANIEL CRAIG, BAR REFAELI, SPORTS STARS ROBERT HARTING & SHAWN WHITE


he December issue of GQ Style Germany is fill to the brim. Inside Daniel Craig aka James Bond is the cover star. A ‘Skyfall’ special also takes over the magazine.
Israeli supermodel and hottie Bar Rafaeli slips on a tiny sequin jacket with matching ‘boy shorts.’ She paired it with a pair of fury double strap sandals and top it off with stained berry lips. I totally see why GQ Style Germany give her their ‘Woman of the Year’ title.
2 Olympic gold medal athletes were profile. First up, German bad boy, Discus thrower, Robert Harting.  He was the guy who victory celebrations at the London Olympics included but not limited to ripping his shirt off his chest, running with a German flag over the hurdles and placing mascots on his shoulders while taking a lap around the track.
While American snowboarder/skateboarder  Shawn White, fresh off his recent public run-in with the law in Tennessee sits with the mag to talk about his sport and Hollywood.
Get a copy now on newsstands, visit GQ-magazin.de
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1x1.trans GQ Style Germanys SkyFall December Special Features Daniel Craig, Bar Refaeli, Sports Stars Robert Harting & Shawn White
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Gunmen burn police station, school, Telecomms Masts in Yobe



Gunmen armed with explosives attacked a police station, a primary school and two cellphone towers in a town in Fika, Damaturu on Sunday, setting them ablaze, JTF and residents said.
“We heard that there were some attacks in Fika by suspected Boko Haram terrorists. They attacked two telecommunication masts, a police station and a primary school,” said Lazarus Eli, JTF spokesman in Yobe State.

A resident said he had seen the bodies of two policemen being brought out of the razed police station, but Eli said he could not immediately confirm any casualties.
Eli said troops had deployed to the town to contain the violence. Fika lies some 170 kilometres (110 miles) from Damaturu, the capital of Yobe State and a hotbed of Islamist extremist group Boko Haram.
Residents said the gunmen attacked their targets with explosives before dawn at around 4:30 am.
“They threw explosives and fired gunshots at their targets, setting them ablaze, and fled after the attack,” Tanimu Mani told AFP.
“Soldiers who arrived in the town went inside the burnt police station and brought out the bodies of two policemen killed in the attack,” he said.
Another resident, student Hassan Gaji, said he had heard blasts and gunshots during early morning prayers.
“They were shooting seriously for about one hour,” he said, adding that the town had been taken over by police and soldiers.
He said the attackers had entered Fika on the road leading from Potiskum to the north “and went straight to the police station, bombed it and proceeded to the primary school in the town”.
A police source said the attackers looted the armoury before setting the police station ablaze.
“They emptied the armoury during the attack and took away some 20 guns and some rounds of ammunition,” the officer, who did not want to be named, told AFP.
Witnesses said panicked residents were fleeing Fika for nearby Potiskum on Sunday following the attack.
“A lot of people are now leaving for Potiskum which has been relatively calm in recent weeks,” the witness said.
Some towns in Yobe state, including Damaturu, Potiskum and Fika have been hard hit by deadly attacks by Boko Haram in recent months, leaving hundreds of people dead and prompting a heavy army deployment.
Violence linked to the Boko Haram insurgency is believed to have left more than 2,800 people dead since 2009, including killings by the security forces.
Boko Haram has claimed to be seeking an Islamic state in Nigeria, Africa’s most populous nation and largest oil producer, although its demands have repeatedly shifted.
The sect has targeted government and security figures, as well as Christians in churches and even mosques, prominent Muslim clerics and scholars in the country, which is divided between a mainly Muslim north and predominantly Christian south.

Rihanna jets off with Chris Brown

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Rihanna and Chris Brown are rumoured to be enjoying a short break together. The on-again/off-again couple – who reconciled in recent months even though the 23-year-old ‘Don’t Wake Me Up’ singer is still on probation for violently beating her in 2009 – has sparked speculation they boarded a private jet to spend a few romantic days together ahead of Chris’s upcoming tour after issuing a series of mysteriously similar tweets.
The 24-year-old ‘Diamonds’ singer wrote on her twitter: ”B***h I’m phresh out the runway #UNAPOLOGETIC (sic)” on Saturday (03.11.12) shortly before he tweeted a picture of himself and a few friends in front of a private jet.
According to HollywoodLife.com Chris may have invited her to join him for a weekend away before his tour of Europe and Africa starts later this month as the couple have both been extremely busy lately and he wants to do whatever it takes to keep her happy while he is away.
A source said: ”[Chris will] miss Rihanna. I know they will talk all day and text back and forth. Then, [he's] going to get back home and have a $5K cell bill. It’s cool though. To him, Ri’s worth a whole lot more, so he ain’t tripping.
”That’s his girl and they’re talking and trying to squeeze in as much time together as possible before he jets out of here.”
Chris – who is due to start his tour on November 14 – is due back in Los Angeles today to launch his new charity the Symphonic Love Foundation.
Source : Gossipbites

FIVE persons were killed and over 100 others including children and a priest injured when a church collapsed in Nnewi, Anambra State yesterday.

Five killed as church building collapses in Anambra

The incident occurred during the Sunday service.
The elderly wore sullen faces and the youth shouted on top of their voices amid pandemonium at the Ezinifite community, Nnewi South local government, after the incident. The St. Thomas the Aguiros Catholic Church that gave way was under construction.

Over 2000 worshipers were attending mass when the incident occurred. One of the dead, according to church sources was Mrs Okoye the woman leader of Ezinifite Improvement Union (Women President General).

Mrs Okoye, until her death was the step mother of the main financier of the church building project— Chief Leonard Ike Okoye — an Aba-based business mogul.

Our source said the Parish Priest, Rev Fr Cornelius Ezeoliaku, is in an hospital in Nnewi.
But the Financial Secretary of the Ezinifite Improvement Union, Mr John Nwosu, a retired journalist, gave the death toll as three. He said many people were seriously injured.

He added that the church located at Ifite has the highest concentration of worshippers in the village even though Saint Michaels’ is the man Parish. He said as at the time of the collapse the church had over 2,000 worshippers.

Nwosu said the Church was at decking level, adding that the skeleton for roofing was already on before the collapse. He described the incident as a setback and a bad omen for the church and the community. He could not give further details.

The President General of the Community Mr Ike Ifediniru, could not be reached. The community has no traditional ruler for now.

A detachment of the Army and Police was busy assisting victims.

The Catholic Bishop of Nnewi diocese, Most Reverend Hillary Odili Okeke, could not be reached yesterday.

He was said to be abroad.

The Nation

Juliet Ibrahim defends her Halloween party in Ghana

jif Juliet Ibrahim defends her Halloween party in GhanaActress, Juliet Ibrahim has been accused of trying to start the Halloween tradition in Ghana which her detractors feel is foreign and irrelevant to Ghanaians.  Her Halloween party was to raise awareness and funds for her Juliet Ibrahim Foundation for kidney cancer and it was attended by celebrities like Confidence Haugen, Pascaline Edwards, Nikki Samonas, Vicky Zugah, Deborah Vanessa, Soraya Mensah, Prince David Osei, KOD, EFYA,Scientific, Kobi Rana, Tinny, Keitta, Princess Shyngle, Jessica Opare Saforo, Ziggy, Sonia Leeyen), Sammy Forson, Moesha , Hammer productions, Salma Mumin and many more. Prince David Osei was awarded best costume of the night and Deborah Vanessa won the sexiest costume of the night.
Reacting to the backlash, Juliet spilled her spleen on Facebook, describing the criticism as ‘ignorant’. Check out what she had to say: Juliet Ibrahim1 Juliet Ibrahim defends her Halloween party in Ghana


Amazing Violin Rendition Of Davido's "Dami Duro" At Nigeria's Got Talent




Ogechukwu Godwin performed a rendition of Davido's hit song "Dami Duro" using the violin at Nigerian got talent. well, this guy's got Talent
enjoy.....




CENTREFOLD 8TH ISSUE, MODELS CARA DELEVINGNE AND PAOLO ANCHISI PLAYS YOUNG LOVERS


Popular British model/socialite Cara Delevingne and  Paolo Anchisi plays the role of two young lovers in the pages of Centrefold magazine 8th Issue. The two were captured by Guy Aroch in black and white while in the nude, kissing and frolicking on a bed overlooking the city.
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                                                           HOT OR COLD...#WINKS

D’Banj, Nicki Minaj, Sean Paul, others win MOBO awards




It was a huge night for MOBO, with Emeli Sandé walking away with awards for Best Female, Best Album and Best R&B/Soul while Plan B took Best Male Act and Best Hip Hop/Grime. TLC were awarded Outstanding Contribution to Music, with Dionne Warwick receiving the MOBO Lifetime Achievement Award. Other winners on the night were Sean Paul, D'Banj, Labrinth, Rita Ora, Nicki Minaj, Rachel Kerr and Zoe Rahman.
Presented by Miquita Oliver and Adam Deacon - with backstage support from Rickie and Melvin - the night saw some of the world's finest talent performing to a packed arena. Trey Songz, Conor Maynard, Emeli Sandé, Misha B, JLS, Stooshe, Labrinth and Wiley all blew the crowd away. The winners are...
Best Gospel: Rachel Kerr
Best Jazz: Zoe Rahman
Best Reggae: Sean Paul
Best African Act: D’Banj
Best Song: Labrinth
Best R&B/Soul: Emeli Sandé
Best Album: Emeli Sandé
Best Hip Hop/Grime: Plan B
Best Video: JLS
Best Female Act: Emeli Sandé
Best Male Act: Plan B
Best Newcomer: Rita Ora
Best International: Nicki Minaj

Photos: Nollywood actor, Osita Ihem in VUZU photoshoot


Some weeks ago Osita, became the face of Vuzu TV in South Africa. Here are some of the pictures taken during the commercial shoot.