Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Fly with the Eagles Launch

A few more snaps from the launch of the Guinness Fly with the Eagles campaign. You should be able to spot some familiar faces - Kanu, Jay Jay Okocha and Daniel 'The Bull' Amokachi!

ABULOUSLY SPOTTED: KATY PERRY WEARING MARCHESA AT THE 2012 TREVOR LIVE EVENT


Fabulously Spotted: Katy Perry Wearing Marchesa At The 2012 Trevor Live Event
Who: Katy Perry
Dress:  Marchesa Resort 2013
Where: The 2012 Trevor Live Event
1x1.trans Fabulously Spotted: Katy Perry Wearing Marchesa At The 2012 Trevor Live Event
1x1.trans Fabulously Spotted: Katy Perry Wearing Marchesa At The 2012 Trevor Live Event
1x1.trans Fabulously Spotted: Katy Perry Wearing Marchesa At The 2012 Trevor Live Event
1x1.trans Fabulously Spotted: Katy Perry Wearing Marchesa At The 2012 Trevor Live Event

20-year-old student of University of Nigeria designs rocket propellant


Are you one of those worried that our universities do not produce researchers and innovators anymore? Maybe you have lost hope that nothing good will ever come out of our ivory towers again, and because of that, are making plans to send your children abroad for higher education.
There is hope. The indomitable spirit and ingenuity of Nigerians that were on display during Nigerian Civil War when Biafrans produced “shore batteries” rockets, “ogbunigwe” (the dread mass killer) and other war arsenals are still present with us. This was in evidence, recently, during projects defense organized by the Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Nigeria, Nsukka. A 20-year-old of the department called Idoko Modestus Chijioke stunned the panel of assessors when he presented an amateur solid rocket propellant as his own project. His lecturers not only marveled at his ingenuity, his supervisor, Dr. J. A. Alhassan, was so proud of him that he called on the federal government to assist the young genius to achieve the best so as to conquer his world.
The amateur rocket has PVC-pipe as the motor casing, aluminum as the nose cone, ½-inch pvc-cover, aluminum and a ½-inch diameter pipe as the nozzle. The propellant is made up of 325 grams of potassium nitrate (oxidizer) and 175 grams of sorbitol (sugar), making a total of 500 grams. The PVC-pipe is of ¾-inch diameter, and 65cm in length. The rocket motor igniter is a mixture of potassium nitrate and charcoal at 80/20 ratio, to form it into a black powder (gun powder).
Amateur rocketry is also known as experimental rocketry. The project design objective according to Chijioke and to test the workability of a potassium nitrate (oxidizer) and sorbitol (fuel) blended into a KN-SB propellant for the amateur rocket made with local materials. The rocket which was launched successfully on one of the hill-tops behind the university attained an estimated height of 35m in flight.
In a chance encounter with this reporter, Chijioke shed more light on how he came up with the idea for the project.
“I came up with this project because of a childhood dream of being a rocket scientist,” he said, “and this particularly led me into the Department of Physics and Astronomy, of UNN, to get a good grasp of the physics/science of rockets and an understanding of astronomy for which rocket is basically built”.
Asked what challenges he encountered in the course of carrying out the project, the soft spoken young man said he cannot point to any because according to him, “life is all about challenges but with focus and determination, success will surely come”.
“Some people around me thought this was not possible,” he added. “But this only made me determined to prove them wrong. The other challenges were normal in amateur rocketry as several trials were made and several failures recorded. But at last the design objective was obtained. I have dreams and tall ambitions. One of them is to be in space one day. I only pray that my dreams will get support both from government and well meaning individuals so that they will be actualized”.
In a chat with Education Review, Alhassan, his project supervisor, said that, through his project, young Chijioke has demystified science.
“The solid rocket propellant constructed by Idoko Chijioke, though an adaptation of an amateur astronomer experiments, is original. He fabricated the rocket from locally available materials from our environment. Whenever we hear of rockets, our minds by reflex action go to the technologically advanced world. Chijoke has demystified science by his effort. If he is properly motivated and equipped, he can break the ice in scientific world. There is hope for Nigeria’s national transformation if we can support and fund scientific innovations like my student has done” he said.



Source: UNN.EDU

Mallam T Bass emerges winner of Don Jazzy’s Journey of a Thousand Miles Competition

Just a week ago, Mavin Records CEO Don Jazzy announced a competition to all upcoming artistes and the procedure to participate in the competition. After so many sleepless nights from Truspot Team for Don Jazzy’s ‘Journey of a Thousand Miles’ Competition, there is a winner. Top 25 finalists were selected before announcing the winner.
Mallam T Bass (@MallamOfficial) won the competition. Don Jazzy announced him as the winner on December 3rd via twitter. Here are his tweets below;
We have chosen our winner for a unique show of musicality, vocal strength and energy that would fit the theme song project.
The @Truspot team after sleepless nights of careful deliberation, has agreed unanimously THAT THIS IS OUR WINNER.
AND THE WINNER IS…MALLAM T BASS - @MallamOfficial -http://bit.ly/TCkgEW  CONGRATS BRO U JUST WON 1,000,000 NAIRA. IDJA
If u re a true musician you ll know that guy went in. Thanks alot guys. God bless.

The 1st Runner up is  MICHAEL OGAH - @MikelOgah http://bit.ly/TrUm6E  and he won 250,000 naira only
The 2nd Runner up is  SIMI - @Symplysimi http://bit.ly/TDDdnO  and she won 250,000 naira only
The 3rd Runner Up is Miss NGUVAN - @Vaniereck http://bit.ly/UAsqyl  and she won 250, 000 naira.

Mallam T Bass is a Producer/Artist/Bass player. He is also a nominee (Fresh Artiste of the Year) for 2012 Dynamix Youth Awards scheduled to hold later this year.

Solange is almost set to release her new album.


It looks like our girl Solange is almost set to release her new album...she recently threw a listening party for her new tunes at Sonos Studios in LA. SHE HAS BEEN WEARING ALOT OF AFRICAN PRINT(ANKARA)REALLY LOOS NICE ON HER..

Miss Selena Gomez, made her way down the blue carpet for the UNICEF Snowflake Ball in NYC yesterday.


The gorgeous "teenie bopper" Miss Selena Gomez, made her way down the blue carpet for the UNICEF Snowflake Ball in NYC yesterday. 

For the special occasion, the beautiful young star wore a show-stopping Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2004 dress. The hip hugging gown is outlined in gold & black embellishments, and features a short train and open back...sexy! 

The half-up, half-down hairstyle, Giuseppe Zanotti sandals, Lorraine Schwartz jewels and a Judith Leiber clutch completed her winning look!LOVE THE DRESS SO CUTE..

Khloe Kardashian slayed us again this week, with her fabulous fashion on X Factor.


Once again Khloe Kardashian slayed us again this week, with her fabulous fashion on X Factor. She looked georgeous in a embellished LBD (little black dress) with sheer sleeves from David Koma’s Fall 2011 collection, styled with black pointy toe heels. 

I absolutely love this dress on her, because it shows off her curves, and overall she looks great! 

Blac Chyna sure has come a long way since her King of Diamonds stripper days


Blac Chyna sure has come a long way since her King of Diamonds stripper days. She now has a newborn with rapper Tyga, and her enormous a$$ets, were recently spotted shopping at the Grove in downtown LA.
For her day out in the city, Chyna debuted her post baby bod, pairing her cropped denim jacket with black leggings, a 30 inch lacefront, and colorful sneaker wedge heels. Let's hope that Tyga's fashion sense will start rubbing off on her...cus this look is tragic!!HOT OR NOT GUYZ

Fashion icon and trendsetter Mr. Kanye West, was spotted as he strolled the NYC streets.

Fashion icon and trendsetter Mr. Kanye West, was spotted looking fabulously chic as he strolled the NYC streets. 

The mega star was super fly, rockin a a velvet trench coat worn over a $585 blue Maison Martin Margiela hoodie, layered over a $180 grey Robert Geller tee, and $5,300 black leather Bottega Veneta biker pants, paired black suede Timberland boots.

Usher Raymond was snapped by the paps in LAX, wearing some serious designer threads


Usher Raymond was snapped by the paps in LAX, wearing some serious designer threads. For his airport look, he wore a pair of $1,299 En Noir Leather Pants, a $60 HUF Face Print Sweatshirt and Air Jordan "Spiz’Ike". The R & B singer finished his look with, Vintage Frames Company’s trouser snake shades and a STAMP LA Gold Studded Hat.

Chris Brown and Big Sean grace the covers of XXL December 2012/January 2013 Issue.


 Chris Brown and Big Sean grace the covers of XXL December 2012/January 2013 Issue. 

  This will be Brown's first major interview in 2 years. He reflects on his personal, and career growth, in addition to his complicated love life.

Rapper Big Sean, talked about his upcoming sophomore album, Hall Of Fame.

Congrats to them both, great job fellas!

singer Ciara rocked a laid back, cool & casual ensemble.


Making her way through LAX airport, singer Ciara rocked a laid back, cool & casual ensemble. 

The lovely star wore a grey hooded fur poncho, paired with grey denim jeans, and styled with Air Jordan XII (12) Retro Cool Grey sneakers. Her outfit was accessorized with dark shades. A sleek long ponytail completed her look.

Kim K looked ridiculously HAAWWT


Kim K looked ridiculously HAAWWT as she attended the Millions of Milkshakes in Kuwait event.

Looking sexy & sultry, the star flaunted her gorgeous figure in a form fitting long sleeve white dress equipped with sheer cut outs. 

She paired her piece with white gold tip pumps, finished with flawless makeup.



Miss Alicia Keys took time out to rock the house as she took the stage on X Factor

While she's still pushing "Girl On Fire", Miss Alicia Keys took time out to rock the house as she took the stage on X Factor.

The beautiful star has definitely been slaying us with some sexy pieces lately, and last night was no exception. 

Alicia wore a cutout crop top and pencil skirt, accessorized with a $1,685 Balmain Snap Button Belt.

This 2 piece looks amazing on her, and it's extremely flattering to her curvaceous figure.


Rita Ora sat alongside Albanian Prime Minister, Sali Berisha


Rita Ora sat alongside Albanian Prime Minister, Sali Berisha, as she helped celebrate the country’s 100th Independence Day. The singer went for a very dramatic look for the special event. She wore a Vivienne Westwood Gold Label grey, lace, corset gown and a pair of Nike’s (typical Rita).

Her look was accessorized with red leather gloves, an bright lip was added for a splash of color.

Another hot look from X Factor's Khloe Kardashian! Last night

























Another hot look from X Factor's Khloe Kardashian! Last night, the fashionista sparkled in a $655 Rag & Bone Faren Sequin Peplum Jacket, styled with leather skinny pants, and Giuseppe Zanotti Wave Sandals. 

Djanago' star Kerry Washington, attended The Variety Studio: Awards Edition event held in Los Angeles.

Djanago' star Kerry Washington, attended The Variety Studio: Awards Edition event held in Los Angeles.

The beautiful star graced the red carpet in a black-and-white polka dot Kate Spade New York frock, which featured a ruffled bodice and a full skirt. Her dress was styled with grey Roger Vivier pumps with a bow detail.

The dress was accented with Amrapali jewels and a textured clutch. Smoky-eyes and coral lips were complemented by glossy, over-the-shoulder locks, which completed her look.I LOVE THE DRESS 

The gorgeous Tika Sumpter appeared on 106 & Park on Friday


The gorgeous Tika Sumpter appeared on 106 & Park Friday. The star was casual chic in a gold and silver metal tube neck piece, A.L.C leather skinnies, styled over black leather boots, and a $441 Balmain Printed Cotton Jersey T-Shirt



Beyonce Knowles rocked out in a black leather jacket and top



Beyonce Knowles has blesssed us with yet another Instagram pic. This time the singer rocked out in a black leather jacket and top, styled with, a pair of $50 pair of Gold Foil Leigh Skinny Jeans from Topshop.

Miss Cassie slayed in her rocker chic outfit

Miss Cassie slayed in her rocker chic outfit. Spotted at ATL's Vanquish Nightclub, the beauty wore a pair of white jeans and Tom Ford gold chain sandals with a $68 Hype Means Nothing Biggie Tee, and a $2,555 Pierre Balmain Studded Biker Jacket.

Kim Kardashian stopped by the opening of Millions of Milkshakes in Bahrain Manama, Bahrain on Saturday.


Out for some promotional work, Kim Kardashian stopped by the opening of Millions of Milkshakes in Bahrain Manama, Bahrain on Saturday.

Looking lovely in a tasteful, yet curve-hugging blue sleeveless $2,990 blue Lanvin Ruffle Back Dress, and black Céline heels.

X Factor, Khloe Kardashian was spotted in Miami this weekend



Stars from New York, Hollywood and the music world joined President Barack and Michelle Obama at the White House

Stars from New York, Hollywood and the music world joined President Barack and Michelle Obama at the White House on Sunday night to salute the honorees, at the Kennedy Center Honors Reception at the White House.

Just Cavalli Pre-Fall 2013 collection consists of prints

Just Cavalli Pre-Fall 2013 collection consists of prints, prints, and more prints!!! This is definitely the collection for the girl who wants to stand out! 

Beyonce looked stunning in a leaf printed dress from Léonard’s Spring 2013 collection.

Back at again on Instagram, Beyonce looked stunning in a leaf printed dress from Léonard’s Spring 2013 collection.

She rocked her look with straight blond tresses, minimal makeup, finished with a gold statement neck piece. She looks amazing!!


Solange Knowles was in attendance last night for, the Ermenegildo Zegna Essenze Collection Launch at the Ermenegildo Zegna Boutique in Manhattan, New York.

Solange Knowles was in attendance last night for, the Ermenegildo Zegna Essenze Collection Launch at the Ermenegildo Zegna Boutique in Manhattan, New York.

She gave us sultry & sexy, gracing the red carpet in a gorgeous $225 nude Olcay Gulsen Two Slit Dress, which showcased her beautiful long legs, a box clutch bag, and $325 B Brain Atwood Labrea Corded Snakeskin Sandals. 

A Diana Ross inspired wig, and simple makeup completed the look.

business mogul/reality star Kim Kardashian, was snapped in a casual chic ensemble

Star Kim Kardashian, was snapped in a casual chic ensemble. She styled in a, $665 Givenchy 'Birds of Paradise' Tee-Shirt and black leggings paired with her beloved Christian Louboutin Unbout Illusion Pumps. Kim accessorized her outfit with a gold watch and bracelets.

Rapper Eve has been frequenting NYC a lot lately,

Rapper Eve has been frequenting NYC a lot lately, and this time the star was seen rocking a black leather jacket , layered over a grey fringe scarf and grey jeans, paired with black suede wedge sneakers. Eve accessorized her outfit with grey sunglasses and a $3,000 Celine Cobalt Blue Snakeskin Luggage Tote Bag. 

A perfect winter look for that NYC weather!

D’Banj lines up Pusha T, Idris Elba, Big Sean, K-Switch for The 2012 Koko Concert Lagos


The end of the year concerts are lining up already. And Nigerians will have one more event to look forward to, as the Kokomaster D’Banj, has announced a very interesting line up for the Koko Concert 2012.
It will be hosted by Idris Elba, with performances from Big Sean and Pusha-T, who are his label mates on G.O.O.D Music and of course, his brother, K-Switch, who is signed to his DB Records.
There is a lot of talk already, as to why Kanye West, will not feature in the concert which will take place on December 27. But it remains to be seen if it’s a surprise under wraps for now.
Ticket information will be available soon.

A PREGNANT MARISA MILLER POSE NUDE FOR ALLURE MAGAZINE


Model Marisa Miller is pregnant and that won’t stop her from posing for a spread in Allure magazine. The Sports Illustrated model and Victoria Secret angel had plenty to say, here is an excerpt from the interview:
How is it different posing nude when you’re pregnant? ”I always felt, even before I got pregnant, that it’s better to accentuate your curves. A lot of women try to tuck their butt in or kind of slouch because they’re trying to hide. Obviously, you can’t suck it in, but it’s important to really show off the belly. For some reason, for me, from the side it looks the biggest, so that’s what I tried to do.”
Have you made any changes to your skin-care routine during your pregnancy?
“When I found out I was pregnant, the first thing that had to go was the acne medicine and chemical-filled face washes and lotions. I made sure everything was natural and organic, and I started reading blogs by other pregnant women. Everyone was talking about AfricanBlack Soap. It’s made out of plantain ash, vitamin E, and shea butter, and it worked really, really well. I felt so weird using soap because you think, Don’t use soap on your face. Use a cleanser, something fancy. But I haven’t had a breakout since my first trimester.”
More at allure.com
1x1.trans A Pregnant Marisa Miller Pose Nude For Allure Magazine
1x1.trans A Pregnant Marisa Miller Pose Nude For Allure Magazine
1x1.trans A Pregnant Marisa Miller Pose Nude For Allure Magazine
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The faces of Nigerian gays


Disappointed at the tragic death of his heart-throb, James was thrown into pensive mood. Two days after, he left the village unannounced to resume his work in Lagos. All appeal by his parents and kinsmen to take another girl in the village as replacement for a wife fell on deaf ear, rather, James opted to remain a bachelor. He ignores emissaries sent by his parents to rescind his decision to remain single despite the enormous wealth at his disposal.
Events happen so quickly in James’ new life. Just one day, he chances upon an old friend. After exchange of pleasantries, which revealed their new status, the friend invited James to a club party – gay club which he obliged.
That party changed James’ life as he gave in to overtures made at him by men lovers. Right from then on, James has a man lover, perhaps as an escape route to bury his ugly past.rcise to extricate Obiagali from the grip of the village gods, she died in a mysterious circumstance.
The story of Chinwe, a Nigerian lesbian based in Britain who flew into Nigeria to advocate the legalisation of homosexuality is still fresh in our minds. At the public hearing in Benin, Edo State, the self confessed Lesbian (Chinwe) wept profusely before the gathering why homosexuality should be enshrined in Nigeria’s constitution as a way of life and an infringement of their (homosexuals) fundamental human rights if their agitation is treated with levity.
Also, a male popular Nigerian musician was reportedly caught in the act with a renowned male entertainer. Though, the musician refuted the story, threatened to sue the newspaper for defamation of character, however, buried his head in shame when photographs, showing his clandestine affair were published days after the story was reported. That singular publication, however, sealed the lips of the musician and hairy entertainer lover
But for Mrs Josephine Adebayo being a lesbian was a choice she made following the neglect of her husband’s nonchalant attitude towards her.
Narrating her ordeal to Saturday Vanguard at her Victoria Island residence, Mrs Adebayo said lesbianism has offered her the romance the husband denies her.
“You may not belief it except you try it, lesbianism is more intriguing than most people thought. Though, I was hesitant to accept it when one of my good friends initially talked me into it. But today, I’ve every course to be grateful to her. Besides, my lover woman is so good at it,” she confesses.
Okechukwu, another Nigerian gay is currently operating a gay entertainment company in Abia State. Okechukwu however, disclosed that the main preoccupation of his company is to provide gay dancers and entertainment services for private parties and business functions.
But Anthonia Okorodudu (not real names) said she was introduced into lesbianism in a girls’ `, secondary school in Ughelli, Delta State.
According to her, the senior students usually had them as bunk-mates only to start fumbling with them when night falls. “At a time, the exercise was disgusting. First, I can’t imagine a fellow woman kissing and dipping her finger into my vagina as well as fumbling with my bosom,” she said.
According to Ethel, “sometimes, your lover can ditch and abandons you in the cold. Under such circumstance, we insert candle into our virgina to get the desired Intimate satisfaction. “You know, the edge of a candle stick looks more like a male’s organ. But there is a way of going about this,” Ethel reveals.
Similarly, Andrew Adewusi who attended an only Boys Secondary School in the North, said boys indulged in all manners of acts to derive Intimate maximum satisfaction.
Till date, most of those boys who were caught in the act of gay in school refused to dump the illicit act. They are already neck deep in it,” he said.




Source: Vanguard

NIGERIA'S NEXT SUPER MODEL WINNER FAVOUR LUCKY AT HER SECONDARY SCHOOL YESTERDAY

Some of her fellow contestants at her school yesterday.
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The 2012 winner of Africa's most most prestigious modelcontest Nigeria's Next Super Model Favour Lucky had a welcome party in her school yesterday.The Bale of the area came with a team to welcome her back to school.Lucky who will turns 15 in february is looking forward to finishing her school so she can start working as a model
THAT IS FAVOUR SCHOOL WITH PARENTS AND STUDENTS..