Monday, October 19, 2009
When this pic of Akon and Wyclef taken at the just ended MTV Africa Music Awards ,It had us all like wtf?I have no idea what convo btwn the two warranted them 2 strip down to their boxers and compare "sizes".Im surprised no angry tv stations in africa banned that pic..cuz u knw how we get with censorship...ne way..whatever rocks their boat ...I also added some video footage of the event.Thanks TJ!
AKON AND WYCLEF AT MTV AFRICA AWARDS.
In other "random news",the new face of a Tesco ad (british super-market chain) has been outed as an illegal immigrant.Apparently 32 year old Fatou Cham from Gambia had applied for a visa extension after her student visa ran out in 2001 but wasnt granted one and stayed on.She worked at Tesco and entered in a competition for the new face of the brand.damn...i guess entering a modelling competition as an illegal immigrant isnt a great idea.and there you have it..ur randomness served up ...
So theres been the on-going discussion on why more and more African artists are using non-black girls in their videos .Dbanj is one of the artists whose new song "Kimon" had people talking.But another one who has people MAD as hell is Taio Cruz.Hes half brazillian and half Nigerian.He actually blatantly said,
"“I like to put girls in my video that I think are hot. If a really hot black girl came to a casting, she’d be in my video. I think that people even focusing on the race issue in my videos is a problem. And I would almost react by never putting black girls in my video, because I’m that type of person – rebellious. I’d be like, ‘If that’s how you’re gonna be, I’m never gonna put black girls in my videos.’”Huh?okay then.He does have some good songs though.Not that its an xcuse or ne thing.
TAIO CRUZ-break your Heart.
Also,Nigerian -irish raised Laura Izibor has a new song that Im loving right now .
LAURA IZIBOR-don't stay.
So I guess Lady Monroe aka Lola Love is serious about her rap career.i dont knw whether her and 50 are still collaborating on her album but she has released a second mixtape called "Lola Monroe Chronicles Volume 1: Art of Motivation."Its desribed as
"a vivid musical collage about dreams, the struggle, love, hate, money and the grind." Lola Monroe has enlisted the help of friends including Trina, Drake, Soulja Boy, Fabolous, Juelz Santana, Gangsta Boo and Rasheeda. The mixtape is powered by DJ Fletch, DJ Rob and Blue Rose Entertainment".Ok then.
Moving onto more "talented people",the Noisettes have a mixtape out and the track listing is below.DOWNLOAD FOR FREE .
1. The Noisettes f/ 6th Sense: Say You’ll Be Noisy (Remix by 6th Sense)
2. The Noisettes f/ Esso: Never Bad (Remix by nVMe)
3. The Noisettes: 24 Winters (Remix by Matt Friedman of ILLFONICS)
4. The Noisettes: Cheap Cops (Remix by Double 0)
5. The Noisettes f/ Christian Rich: Saturday Night Paranoia (Remix by Christian Rich)
6. The Noisettes: Upset Lockdown (Remix by 6th Sense & Apple Juice Kid)
7. The Noisettes: Amazing Heartbeat (Remix by The Cataracts)
8. The Noisettes f/ Dao Jones: Sometimes I’m Heartless (Remix by Apple Juice Kid & 6th Sense)
Its almost Holiday season and companies like Gap and Banana seem to like african models/singers these days.Ayo was the face of Banana for a while and now Alek Wek has taken over their holiday campaign.Estelle also has an ad for GAP.Peep the pics below.
Theybf.com reports that "The campaign was shot by Daniel Jackson for Gap Japan and features a mix of musical artists.
By the way, Estelle is an Ambassador for Virgin Unite, the not-for-profit entrepreneurial foundation of Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Group. Through Virgin Unite’s “Music Movement” program, she works to empower women and disadvantaged young people around the world. Her next album is due out early next year."
Okay ,first things first.For everyone who was rooting for Solange and Wale to confirm their relationship status,ur not in luck.I posted a vid in my previous updates where the Nigerian singer said him and sol are "just friends".Now Solange agreed with Wale.
In an interview with Honey Magazine where she was asked ,
Honey Mag:Well, speaking of assumptions. I think a lot of people have been zeroing in on Twitter convos between you and a certain Mr. Wale, automatically linking the two of you together. Then we see Central Park photos…
Honeymag:Whether we’re rooting for it or not… we just want to know.
SOLANGE:Well, he’s definitely not my boyfriend. but we are good friends. I have worked with him in the past and I think he’s uber-talented. I think he’s really smart and really creative. And I respect his art. We have a mutual thing. We’re on the same record label and yeah…"
She went on to say that they worked on a track together "Fuck the industry" and that they performed at the VMA's and are trying to find a "video snippet" on youtube.So I guess no sex tapes?
In other Wale news,Drake ,Kid cudi and Him were named "Man of the Year" by GQ Mag.The three men did a photoshoot recently and Wale 's rep said the mag took a diff approach by crowning 3 men .Wale will be on Jimmy Fallon on NOV 10th when his album drops.Wale has a new song with Rihanna although it is rumored that he just took a part of her singing from an old Rih song and added his version.Here it is.
WALE AND RIH RIH-CONTEMPLATE.
According to myfashionlife.com ,Nigerian singer Seal and his wifey Heidi Klum welcomed their new addition to the family.Its a baby girl whose name is Lou Sulola Samuel.She joins the couples 3 kids ,2 boys and a girl who is from Heidi's previous relationship .In a statement,Seal is quoted as saying about Lou,
"Lou Sulola Samuel was born, and from the moment she looked into both of our eyes, it was endless love at first sight. She is beautiful beyond words and we are happy that she chose us to watch her grow over the coming years.” *collective awww...
He also said ,"It’s difficult to imagine loving another child as much as you love your existing children,” said Seal, Heidi’s husband, last night in a statement. “Anyone who has a family will tell you this. Where will one find that extra love? If you love your existing children with all of your heart, how then can one possibly find more heart with which to love another?”
In other baby news,Kenzo Hounsou had a nice day out with his mummy during a day spent shooting for her reality show "Life In the fab lane".He's too cute!
Spotted:/Amber Rose/Idris/Lola Love/Estelle/Noemi/Wale/Alek/Aminat/Nneka/Akon/Naija Boyz/Lemar/Iman/Zahara
Its been a busy past few weeks for ur fave african celebs.Amber Rose was spotted shopping at whole foods and in Manhattan sans her beau Kanye West.However,the two lovebirds were reunited at the Milan fashion week .She hit up the premiere of Good Hair solo.
Idris Elba's fine self hit up Russel Simmons argyle fashion show where he sat front seat.He was also at a pandora event in DC where he got flirty with the ladies.More news on him later.
Lola love hit the Bet awards .She prefers to be called "Lady Monore" now.Whatever.
Estelle was at Maxwell's concert after-party and also attended the "Keep A Child Alive" event of which Alicia Key's and Iman are ambassadors.
Noemi Lenoir was at an amfar event while Wale performed in Seattle with Jay Z and Pharrel.wale also stopped by the Nigerian independence to show some love.
Alek Wek was at the amfar event as well .Aminat from ANTM teamed up with Tyra Banks to give away coats to children for the winter.
Nneka walked away with a MOBO award in London .Akon was at the MTV Mama awards held in Kenya .The Naija boys were at the Naija independence .Lemar was at the Mobo's witha female companion while Iman looked fab at the Keep A Child Alive Ball.Not sure about the red outfit she was rocking at the American Ballet event.Little Zahara Pitt had a day out with her mummy and sis in La.