Friday, 4 January 2013

FAB OR DRAB: NENE LEAKES WEARING DOLCE AND GABBANA – LATE NIGHT WITH JIMMY FALLON


Nene visited CBS ‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon’ yesterday January 3, 2012 in New York.
For the occasion she wore a Dolce and Gabbana gray lace embroidered sleeve tweed dress.
The reality TV/ Television actress completed her look with a pair of patent leather Christian Louboutin heels, a statement ring, bracelet, and diamond stud earrings.
From Nene’s tweet last night, it appear’ she regretted wearing the dress, “I’m @jimmyfallon show n this Dolce & Gabbana dress that I’am not feelin! It adds weight & that’s the last … http://tmi.me/ETEFG
Do you agree with Nene? Is Nene Fab or Drab in Dolce and Gabbana?
This is her second Dolce & Gabbana dress in the past couple of weeks.
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Chris Brown moves in with Rihanna


Chris Brown and Rihanna have decided to move in together. Chris Brown this week moved into Rihanna's $12 million Pacific Palisades mansion which she bought right before Christmas...living the Goodlife

LOOKBOOK: “IZMAYLOVA” LAYS DOWN 2013 TRENDS TO WATCH THIS YEAR!

LOOKBOOK: “IZMAYLOVA” LAYS DOWN 2013 TRENDS TO WATCH THIS YEAR!
Creative forces behind up-and-coming fashion brand “Izmaylova” Antonia Izmaylova & Nathanael Gam launched with full force last year with their “pret-a-porter” Collection! The London-based neoteric designers, who cite their influences as ‘Russian Imperialism’ and ‘Contemporary England’ recently tabled on their website what appeals as “2013 Trends” in its new Collection filled with the concept of wearable luxury. And according to Frills and Thrills, the new Collection bespeaks “…a neoteric sense of design & artistically engineered pieces that are modern and distinctive.”
For its 2013 Collection by Izmaylova, you’d see bold hues of canary yellow, beige, and neutrals all churned out in chic ensembles that are comprised of strapless built-in corsets, asymmetrical peplums, amongst others. The prices range from GBP315 to GBP735. Check out some of the pictures below!
Ideally, these pricy outfits are for über-stylish ladies and could be worn for wedding receptions, awards, movie premieres, and any other related events that allow for “statement” pieces.

Rhapsodie comes through with his 1st single titled “ASCENSION”



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Rhapsodie [real name - Abdulwahid Ajoge], born on the 5th of December, 1995 is a prestigious rapper from the city of Jos, and he's coming through with his 1st official single, which he aptly titles "Ascension". On this track, he features 2 rappers and 2 singers - Yung BuzzRichkid,Jayce Hooke and Tune respectively; all artistes did come through playing their parts well as they take turns on the Geekbeats-produced track. The 3-syllable word, "Ascension" [as·cen·sion] which is pronounced as /əˈsenSHən/ is originally defined as the act of rising to an important position or a higher level; thus all artistes came through on this song with their personal denotation of the same word which describes an ascent, rise, climb or elevation. Listen up and share your thoughts. | ENJOY!!!
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LISTEN + DOWNLOAD “ASCENSION”: http://bit.ly/rhapsodieascension

World’s Luckiest Groom? Daughter of Tycoon Married Off with 4 Boxes of Gold, a Porsche and Mercedes


New bride: Wu Ruibiao’s daughter was given four boxes of gold jewellery, a bankbook with deposits worth £2m and an impressive property portfolio

A wealthy Chinese tile magnate gave his daughter a gigantic £100million dowry that included four boxes of gold jewellery, two luxury cars, shares and several homes for her lavish wedding.

The extravagant gift included four boxes of gold jewellery, a bankbook with deposits worth £2m (20m yuan) and an impressive property portfolio.


Pictures of the generous dowry were posted online on Sunday, at the end of the ’eight-day banquet’, which took place in Cizao town, Jinjiang county, in eastern China’s Fujian province.

Wu Duanbiao, chairman of ceramics firm Fujian Wanli Group, gave his daughter’s new husband real estate including a retail store in Quanzhou, the Olympic villas and the Wanda mansion.

He also bequeathed the newlyweds 500m shares in his ceramics firm worth more than £10m (100m yuan) as well as a Porsche and a Mercedes which draped with red ribbons.

Wu, 54, also gave donations worth £1.5m (15m yuan) to two charities, according to local media reports.

The full extent his wealth is not known and company records show he only drew a salary of £12,000 last year.

His wife described the groom as ‘an outstanding young man’ saying:  ‘He gets his bread from the government.

‘As parents, we certainly want our child’s life to be more stable than our lives as entrepreneurs.’
The bride is already on the board of her father’s company and reportedly masterminded a recent stock market listing in Korea.

The bridegroom, a civil servant whose surname is Xu, had known his new wife since they were classmates in kindergarten.

With these rings: Just some of the valuable jewellery included in Miss Wu's dowryWith these rings:
Just some of the valuable jewellery included in Miss Wu’s dowry to her civil servant husband
Perfect present: The groom - a civil servant - will now be the proud owner of prime real estate including a retail store in Quanzhou, Olympic villas and the Wanda mansionPerfect present: The groom – a civil servant – will now be the proud owner of prime real estate including a retail store in Quanzhou, Olympic villas and the Wanda mansion

A spokesman for Wu’s firm, Wanli management, confirmed the endowment, but denied the wedding was to be the ‘eight day open-air banquet’ described in the internet post and said that Wu would ‘keep things simple’.

The post claimed the wedding banquet was beginning on December 28 would last eight days to entertain public guests.

Bride and joy: Miss Wu, whose father is a tile magnate, poses for the cameras. He father also gave donations worth £1.5m to two charitiesBride and joy: Miss Wu, whose father is a tile magnate, poses for the cameras. He father also gave donations worth £1.5m to two charities

Many readers of the weibo website praised Wu for donating to charities and his display of love for his daughter, according to South China Morning Post.

Bestowing expensive dowries has long been a Fujian marriage tradition, particularly in the Jinjiang and Shishi areas.

The tradition is sometimes seen as a manifestation of gender inequality in the region, because expensive dowries are supposed to ensure the bride will be treated well by her husband and in-laws
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BETTER THAN ROBBING A BANK? THE JINJIANG DOWRY TRADITION

The practice of bestowing generous dowries has long been a Fujian marriage custom, particularly in the Jinjiang and Shishi areas.

But since China’s economic explosion has created super-wealthy upper classes, the tradition has increasingly become an important measure of a family’s importance and status.

The billionaire businessmen of Jinjiang now compete over who can amass the largest dowries.

One Hong Kong newspaper recently described marrying a girl from Jinjiang as being  ‘better than robbing a bank’.

Some claim the practice is a manifestation of gender inequality, because expensive dowries are supposed to ensure the bride will be treated well by her husband and in-laws.

Of course most Chinese families cannot afford such expensive gifts and traditional dowry items include:

    * Bedding such as pillows blankets and bed sheets
    * New clothes for the bride presented in a suitcase
    * A tea set for the wedding’s tea ceremony
    * Baby items including pottys and baby bathtubs
    * Two pairs of red wooden clogs, wedding slippers or bedroom slippers
    * A sewing basket (with an even number of rolls of thread)
    * Gold jewellery given by bride’s parents

Last month, another Jinjiang billionaire married off his daughter with a dowry worth more than 2billion yuan, following the example of Hengan International’s chairman, who paid 2.5 billion yuan

for his niece’s wedding a year ago.

- South China Morning Post

D’banj: Dapo Oyebanjo, Biography, Musicm, Awards & Life Style


Dapo Oyebanjo born and named as Dapo Daniel Oyebanjo and popularly know as ‘D’banj’ is a Nigerian Celebrity with lots of accolade to his name.  He is a harmonica player and a good singer-songwriter with lots of award winnings songs such as‘No Long Thing’‘Oliver Twist’, D’banj’s debut album in 2005.
Dbanj Biography:
Full name of D’banj is Dapo Daniel Oyebanjo;
Date of Birth: June 9, 1980 in Zaria, Kaduna State, Nigeria;D'banj, D'banj Biography
Educational Background:
Enrolled at Nigerian Military School at age eleven;
Secondary School: Nigerian Navy Secondary School, Ibara, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria;
University: Mechanical Engineering from UNILAG (Lagos State University).
D’Banj Music career:
2005 – D’banj debut album titled ‘No Long Thing’ was released. This album yielded several singles, with Tongolo as the lead single. This proved to be his breakthrough single and a hit for him. It also provided his Koko Master persona, with the term, koko, taking on a variety of meanings. D’banj’s debut success led him to collaborate with other artists such as Dare Art-Alade.
2006 – D’banj’s second album, ‘Rundown Funk U Up’, which was released in 2006, yielded several singles including the club single, Tongolo (Remix) and the lead single, Why Me?. This proved to be another great hit in  D’banj’s career.
2007–2008: Curriculum Vitae & The Entertainer;
2010: ‘Mr Endowed’ and ‘Scapegoat’
2012: Oliver Twist;
In addition to his career above, D’banj has many award and accolades to his name and some of them are listed below:
D’banj Awards:
Best African Act at the MTV Europe Music Awards 2007
Artist of the Year at the MTV Africa Music Awards 2008
Artist of the Year at the MTV Africa Music Awards 2009
BET Awards of 2011 for Best International Act; Africa
MOBO Award – Best African Act. 2012
MTV EMA for Best African Act in 2012
Achievements:
D’banj is a founder of Koko Foundation for Youth and Peace Development. He is also Nigeria’s first United Nations Youth Ambassador for Peace.
In 2012, Dapo ‘D’banj’ Oyebanjo split from the Mo Hits Record crew and  joined the G.O.O.D Music family under Kanye West and was signed to Mercury Records, an imprint in the UK under the Mercury Records Group of Universal Music UK.
Albums:
No Long Thing (2005)
Rundown Funk U Up (2006)
The Entertainer (2008)
Mr Endowed (To be released in between 2012/2013)
D’banj Singles includes:
Tongolo ft tola HU (2005)
Socor (2005)
Mobolowowon (2005)
Run Down (2006)
Why Me (2006)
Move Your Body (featuring Wande Coal) (2007)
Kimon (2008)
Olorun Maje (2008)
Gbono Fele (2008)
Entertainer (2008)
Suddenly (2008)
Fall In Love (2008)
Igwe (2008)
Scapegoat (2009)
Mr Endowed (2010)
Mr Endowed Remix (featuring Snoop Dogg) (2010)
Oliver Twist (2011)
D’banj Featured singles includes:
Wind Am Well (Ikechukwu featuring Don Jazzy & D’banj) (2008)
Give It to Me (D’prince featuring D’banj) (2010)
Fi Mi Le (Kas featuring D’banj & Tu Face)

Don't Miss TRACE Urban's Focus on Naija Hip-Hop!!!

Nigeria is a real musical hotspot. Drawing inspiration from all over the world, it is a cultural powerhouse where creativity knows no bounds. 

This makes for an explosive mix that has produced a number of talented artists. 

In this 60 minute special, TRACE Urban brings you the best of Naija Hip Hop, showcasing local talent like Naeto C and D’Banj... not to mention the talented P-Square boys and the oh-so-feisty Tiwa Savage. 

And that's just to start!

Crank the volume dial and get your 2-step prepped for an hour of Naija's very best artists on TRACE Urban (DStv channel 325) on 5 January from 12 noon.

NOTE TO EDITORS:
Focus programmes an hour of an artist or a band’s best videos so that 
 you can witness their evolution, from their earliest to their latest clips.
BROADCAST (IN WAT TIME): Saturday at 12 noon 
RERUN (IN WAT TIME): Sunday at 9 am
LENGTH: 60 minutes


NNSM 2012 MAKING RAVES ON FTV CHANNEL!

NNSM 2012 MAKING RAVES ON FTV CHANNEL!
Coming on the heels of resounding success, the Nigeria’s Next Super Model 2012 was awesome, with two cars given away. According to reliable reports, NNSM 2012 was seen three minutes after the event was over courtesy of AP, CIPA France, FTV Crew and REUTERS. The event is already on FTV (DSTV CH.178). The highlight of NNSM 2012 was when world designer, Walid Atallah graced the occasion with his pieces on the models!
Also, from January 1st, 2013, FTV will air the event that saw the launch of its beverages, fashion show and gig that held October in Lagos. Stay tuned for more updates or visit this website for more details.
At your leisure, watch the NNSM 2012 video here! Have a nice time!

What do you all think about Kris Jenner's tweet?


Kim Kardashian's mum defends her against disparaging comments made on Twitter on New Year's Day. The problem started when Kim announced her pregnancy with boyfriend Kanye West and posted photographs of herself partying with friends in Las Vegas on New Year's Eve. 

Celebrations: Kim Kardashian was at 10ak nightclub in Las Vegas on New year's Eve hosting the 2013 celebrations party
Parents to be: Kim and Kanye kiss as they see the New Year in together, causing her fans to chastise her for being in a club while pregnant
Partying the night away: Kris, whose parenting skills have also come under question, wasn't shy and photographed with guests at the party
Kris to the rescue: Kris Jenner, far right, defended her daughter Kim Kardashian, center, from a spate of online criticism she received for partying on New Year's Eve




StoneWhiz releases the Irich-produced “UGHE ULE”


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StoneWhiz [real name - Ogunsina Oluwasegun Ayodeji] is a talented musical artiste who began his musical career with a group by the name Rugged and Righteous, back in the year2003; after this phase, he has stood alone as a solo artiste. He released a banging tune withMallam T-Bass [Don Jazzy's newly discovered act] titled "Popodipopo" [a video is set to drop soon for this track]. Here he is again, starting off the New Year with an Irich-produced track titled "Ughe Ule"; this is one track that would surely get you up on your feet from the very first seconds of play as StoneWhiz is set to turn up everyone’s light for the year 2013. |ENJOY!!!
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LISTEN + DOWNLOAD “UGHE ULE”: http://bit.ly/stonewhizugheule

Music: Vic EL ft Olamide - "That one Self Dey" produced by I d Cabasa

Bowtie Billionaires®and 03Media Presents Nigerian American artist Vic EL as he teams up with one of the hottest Yoruba rapper in the industry, "Olamide YBNL" in this hit single  titled 'Dat 1 Sef Dey.' Produced by award winning international producer "I.D Cabassa" of CODED TUNES.  guaranteed to keep your body moving and your head rocking

DOWNLOAD and ENJOY GOOD MUSIC: http://hu.lk/ge1u0kpg0mww


VIDEO SUBMISSION: JAHBORNE - DRANK (KENDRICK LAMAR's REMIX/COVER)


Jahborne recently teamed up with United States based OMG RECORDS to release a freestyle to KENDRICK LAMAR's "Swimming pool" a nigerian version called DRANK... Due to the popularity of the audio (mixed and mastered by illwill @ the hybreed studios) and requests from his fans, here is the visuals as directed by TONY JAMES... 
location - new jersey, USA

#FF @JahBorne @illwillbeats


ABUJA BASED NENE KESTER SET TO LAUNCH HER VIBRANT COLLECTION IN WEST AFRICA'S FASHION CAPITAL LAGOS...


Abuja designer Nene Kester, is set to launch her vibrant collection in Lagos on the 27th of january 2013.The young designer who had a photo shoot with ace photographer Hakeem Salaam at he Best Western hotel Victoria Island stated after the shoot that she was very excited using Imade Ogbewi for her look book.Imade has graced top magazines and fashion weeks both local and inernationally.The Nene Kester's launch will be at the ball room at the Best Western Hotel and the after party will be at the court yard at the same hotel.Fashion tv( FTV) will be covering this show and we are looking forward to the event .There will be a pop up shop at same venue for  two days.
We leave you with the behind the shoot of the making of the NENE KESTER'S LOOK BOOK with Imade Ogbewi .
WINNER OF NIGERIA'S NEXT SUPER MODEL 2012 FAVOUR AND WINNER OF NIGERIA'S NEX SUPER MODEL 2011 IMADE OGBEWI.


WINNER OF NIGERIA'S NEXT SUPER MODEL 2012 WITH TOP STYLIS PRINCE UNAEGBU
BAYO HAASTRUP TOP MAKE UP ARTIST BEHIND THE SCENE.


Note that this is the behind the scene photos of the shoot.Make up by Bayo Haastrup,Phoographer Hakeem Salaam,the making of the shoot photographer Arinze Ogbunagu AKA Aristocrat and the videographer Tokunbo Ajayi.

I’m not looking back, I’m a moving train” – D’Banj speaks about making up with Don Jazzy


D’Banj has poured cold water on a possible reunion with former producer and business partner, Don Jazzy, stating that they can never be close as before.
“I am not looking back, I’m moving forward. I am always on the move,” he said.
The Kokomaster was responding to questions from Toolz on the Juice, which is aired on Ndani TV.
The G.O.O.D music artiste also revealed that he knew that his relationship with Don Jazzy was over, six months before it became ‘a bitter divorce’.
He also answered questions on his relationship with Nollywood superstar, Genevieve Nnaji, saying “he is not sure who dumped who”.
D’Banj, who was in a great mood all through the interview, also spoked about his new international friends, his endorsement deals and what some of his newest slangs like ‘Eja nla’ mean.

Watch the first two parts of the interview here: