Tuesday, December 23, 2008

How Kwaito came about...

See why they say we should respect our ancestors by respecting our culture: our ancestors had a purpose by creating African tradition...they made their own tribal dances and as time changed..new things come out of the tribal dances. I'm talking about the Dikgomo mix i found on youtube, showing a traditional dance from South Africa- watch carefully the way they move with their feet- its awesome! This is excatly the way Kwaito dancing goes today! I read somewhere that Kwaito came out of this traditional dance- Now, think about it..without this dance, do you think Kwaito would have existed?

Check out the ladies and their costumes..pure African creation & there is a little girl somewhere in the video killing it! ;) Enjoy the video and appreciate our own culture!

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Sunday, December 21, 2008

The Randomness:New Documentary.

Here is a trailer of a documentary about "Coupe De Cale",an african style of dancing that is similar to rhumba.It looks pretty interesting.what do u think?The trailer itself provides a way to understand the culture of coupe-de-cale ,the lifestyle etc.

Estelle's new adidas ad,New album deets.

Miss Estelle seems to be pretty busy these days.The singer has been nominated for a grammy for "American Boy"(don't ask me what category) ,and her new addidas ad recently came out.Well she features in it alongside Katy Perry,Russel Simmons and other celebs.(Haven't seen it on tv yet though).
She is already making preparations for her next album.The album is set to be released late 2009,and according to concreteloop,the singer said ,
"I’m really excited to start working on my next album. I’m going to go totally left field and surprise a lot of people… I’m going to hit it out the ball park with this one. I’m thinking a mix of Coldplay and Marvin Gaye.”Will keep u updated.Meanwhile,Estelle has been partying it up and her most recent stop was at a bday party for makeup-artist Tina Nguyen with Akon.
You may view the commercial here.She also did a photo shoot for Stella mag and here are the pics .


Saturday, December 20, 2008

Ghanian wins Face of Africa and Africans fail to win "Miss world 2008"

Face of Africa,the continental search for Africa's Best Top Models,ended recently ,and the winner is Ghana's Kate Techie Menson.She beat fellow contestants who made it to the finals like Noxi from Zambia ,Hiwot from Ethiopia and others.
According to theafricanloft.com,
"Kate Tachie Menson goes home with $50,000 cash prize and a $50,000-modeling contract (Sh3.9 million) from Oluchi Ongweagba-Orlandi’s company, “O Model Africa”. Many would remember Oluchi as the shy 19 year old Nigerian ‘bread-hawker’ girl that won the first Mnet show in 1998. Oluchi later made some remarkable transition to become a supermodel on contracts with top notch designer including Ralph Lauren, Giorgio Armani, Dior, and Donna Karan."
The prize was presented by Nigerian model Oluchi.
Here is some footage of the event.
In related pagentary news,Miss World was held in Joburg SA and despite there being two africans in the top 5 (Tanzee Coate from SA ) and Brigith Dos Sanstos from Angola,none of the two ladies were able to convince the judges to make them Miss World '08.Maybe next year,huh?

Akon spotted+Pleads Guilty on Fan charges.

If anyone has been following Akon's "foolwang "(I love that word) activities,(throwing fans into crowds,dry humping 15 year olds,hitting fans in Guyana + other stuff we havent heard abt yet)you would knw that he was in court recently for throwing a fan off stage in Poughkeepsie Ny .After insisting that he wasn't guilty (despite the fact that the actual video of him doing that has been on youtube and every other blog site),the senegalese star finally changed his mind and plead Guilty.According to XXL magazine.com,
"USA Today is reporting that in exchange for the guilty plea, the Senegalese born hip-hop hookman will not have to serve any time behind bars if he does 65 hours of community service. Along with the sentence, Kon will also have to pay a $250 fine."
well at least he won't go to jail.He needs to go on tour to promote his latest album "Freedom",which debuted on the Billboards 200 and has sold 173,900 copies so far.
The pic above was taken at Tina Nguyen (makeup artists). bday party recently

Idris Elba next Bond?+Idris "Obsession Trailer"

Rumours have been swirling that african actor Idris Elba is in talks to be the next James Bond .According to theybf.com,he 's handsome and the fact that he has a british accent helps.Idris does have some competition though.And guess who it is ?American mogul Sean "Diddy" Combs.WOW(and not in a good way).According to sources,Diddy shelled out lots of money for an audition tape that he sent to the producers of Bond.Idris vs Diddy?Hmm..my money is on Idris for obvious reasons.

Speaking of Idris,his new thriller flick that he shot with Beyonce ,now has a trailer.You may peep it right here.I think it's coming out in April of '09.It looks good actually.I couldn't find any video without B being the first one to pop onto the screen.

Idris Elba's obsessed Trailer.

Angel are U serious?Lola love get's in promo mode+New single/BdayPics

So someone told Ethiopian model Lola Love ,real name:Angel Melaku that she can sing,(I'm looking at U 50 cent!),and the vixen just released promo pics for her single ,"Boss Bitch".(Way 2 name a first single "Boss Bitch").I guess she's trying 2 appeal to the rappers that she "models" (cough cough) for.Anyhoo,here are the promo pics.They are way better than her song if u ask me .Except the hair is too Rihanna.And that tatoo that looks like a hickey is bugging me.I see the ethiopian scarf in one of the pics..nice..and whats up with her showing her spanx in her bday pics like she's the spokesperson for spanx?
Miss Melaku celebrated her bday abt a week ago and performed her single there.Peep the pics and single.What do u think?Should she quit her day job?
Peep her performance video by clicking here

Sweet Rush vs Teyena Taylor.

If you have been keeping up with my blog,you will remember that I mentioned somalian sisters Iman and her sister (whose name I currently can't remember)in my spolite post,where I feature african entertainers who I think will make it big very soon.
So anyway,these lovely ladies were mentioned in GIANT magazine's December issue,and the mag had nothing bad to say about the singers.I told you they were on the way to stardom first,so u knw you heard it here.
Okay,so main story.Guess who isn't rolling out the red carpet for "Sweet Rush " duo?Teyena Taylor ,american teenager who sang "Google Me" and who is Pharrel Williams muse.Apparently ,the girls are all on the same label Universal Motown,and Teyena has started to wear her hair straight cuz she is no longer known as "the chick" with the curly hair .Oh it only gets juicier.Apparently R and B singer Lyold is feeling one of the sisters and Teyena is jealous because her and Lyold had something on the DL.And the fact that the twins have been featured on Akon's new single Troublemaker (will hit u up when the video comes out) isn't helping issues.
Im gonna be here twidling my thumbs and waiting for a girl-fight.Too bad the girls don't wear weaves or else we would see those flying in all directions.Who do u think wud win the fight?My money is on Teyena.Who do u think?I have one word for Teyena:HI HATER.lol

PS:I didn't make this ish up.It's all courtesy of theybf.com

Saturday, December 6, 2008

"Thank You" in a Couple of African Languages

African culuture teaches us that it is always good to say "thank you" when something pleasant has been done to us no matter how small it may be. It is a significant thing to say "thank you", it is valuable and yet it costs nothing, so go one and say it,,, in any African language you may know of for it all comes to one common thing anybody can understand.."Thank You"!

Dalu- Ibo (Nigeria)

Zikomo- ChiChewa (Malawi) and Chinyanja (Zambia)

Natotela- ChiBemba (Zambia)

Asante Sana- Swahili (Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda)

Siyabonga Kakhulu- Zulu (South Africa)

Yewo Chomene/ Taonga Chomene- ChiTumbuka (Malawi)

Merci Beaucoup- French (DRC, Madagascar, Senegal, Burkina Faso, other French speaking countries of Africa)

Ndatenda- ChiShona (Zimbabwe)

Asante/ Sikomo Kwajinji- ChoYao (Malawi)

Yewo- ChiTonga (Malawi & Zambia)

Zaithwa - ChiNgoni (Malawi)

Mersi- Diola (Senegal)

Yin acaa muoc- Dinka (Sudan)

Ù rú èsé- Edo (Nigeria)

Dua Netjer en ek (to a man)- (Ancient Egypt)

Dua Netjer en etj (to a woman)

Imbuya Mono- Ekegusii ( Kenya)

Abuimgang- Eton (Cameroon)

Mudo - Ewe (Ghana/ Togo)

Haika- Kichagga (Tanzania)

Ni Oseo- Kikamba (Tanzania)

Webale- Lunyankole (Southern Uganda)

Webale- Lunyoro (Northern Uganda)

Kusakililaku- Lunda (Zambia)

Gunasakulila -luvale (Zambia)

Misaotra- Malagasy (Madagascar)

Aio- Nama (Namibia)

Ngeyabonga Kakulu - Ndebele (Zimbabwe)

Ngiyathokaza- Ndebele (Zimbabwe)

Ke a Leboga - Setwana (Botswana & South Africa)