Friday, December 28, 2012
following the long distance trek that fans had to
go through before arriving at the venue of
Thursday night's Koko concert.
D'banj's Koko Concert which took place Thursday night at
Eko Atlantic did not go down well with the fans of the
entertainer as they took to twitter to vent their
annoyance and disappointment over the poor planning of
Fans were made to trek long distance to the venue at Eko
Atlantic and to the bar beach.
Top entertainer, Denrele Edun could not hide his
displeasure, as he termed 27th December, the worst day
in his life.
His tweet of 'The worst day of my life! "Dec 27th, Koko
Concert. Despite the negativity, I managed to hold my
head up and stay positive! Home now…Never again"
garnered lots of retweets and endorsements.
According to him, he was almost stabbed by area boys,
while trekking to the show.
The concert which was hosted by Edris Elba featured top
acts like Big Sean, Pusha-T, Tinie Tempah, Kay Switch,
2Face Idibia, Wizkid, Ice Prince, Seyi Shey, Burna boy,
Dammy Krane, Ajebutter and Ikechukwu.
called AY, may have got himself into may be dragging
further if the latest development degenerates into a
fierce war between him and colleague, Basketmouth.
Shortly after AY posted on the internet his wedding
anniversary and Christmas gift to his wife, an N8.5million
car gift, the Delta State University graduate has come
under attack from fans who berated him for showing off.
AY did his rather becoming usual thing, tendering an
apology after getting into a mess for his actions.
Hours ago, a twitter follower with the name 'Sky High'
tweeted at Basketmouth but mentioned AY in the tweet,
"Basketmouth, you are my favourite Naija
comedian, I know you spoil Elsie but biko (please)
don't pull an AY & brag about buying wifey a car
you actually bought for yourself."
The above quoted tweet got to AY on the wrong side as
he quickly lashed out at Basketmouth claiming he
(Basketmouth) created that account to publicly insult
him under the guise of another twitter account user.
"Golden225 (Sky High's twitter handle)
Basketmouth, you obviously created this twitter
account for this mission. when you are done, let
me know. I wish you all the best," AY tweeted at
both Sky High and Basketmouth. Basketmouth replied AY by telling him to send him a DM or give him a call.
We checked the date the controversial
twitter account was created and it was shown that it was
created August 28, 2011 at 11:27pm. As at the time of
writing this story, it had no single account it is following
but it has 12 followers.
Nigeria's leading premium lager beer, Star is poised
to partner the Lagos State Signage and
Advertisement Agency (LASAA) to host the first ever
Lagos Crossover Concert. The crossover concert will
be preceded by 10 days of music, comedy and all-
round entertainment at the unique Star Mega City,
situated within the Eko Atlantic City, Lagos.
Scheduled to hold on the evening of December 31,
2012, at the Eko Atlantic City, The Lagos Crossover
Concert, which will usher in the New Year, will feature
some of the biggest music acts in the country,
including TuFace, Omawunmi, WizKid, Tiwa Sawage,
Don Jazzy, D'Prince, Wande Coal, Dr. Sid of the Mavin
Crew, Burna Boy amongst others.
According to the organisers, Star will be at the heart of
the concert, which promises to be the biggest of its
kind in Africa. While commending Nigerian Breweries
Plc. for sponsoring the project, the Executive Governor
of Lagos State, Governor Babatunde Raji Fashola, who
declared the Star Mega City open, described the
concept as "the fruit of a successful partnership
between the public and the private sector."
"This partnership between the public and the private
sector is something that this administration has
worked tirelessly towards achieving. We are happy
that Nigerian Breweries is one of the corporate bodies
that have bought into the idea and I know that this
partnership between Lagos State and Nigerian
Breweries Plc will only grow stronger," he stated.
While calling on Lagosians to visit the Star Mega City,
Governor Fashola added that the crossover concert
was a perfect way for fun-seekers to end the year. "I
must say that the Star Mega City is a unique concept.
The exciting thing about it is that it is exploring the
tourism potential of Lagos State. I want to urge
Lagosians from all walks of life to be at the Star Mega
City and then at the Crossover Concert on the evening
of December 31, as it will be the perfect way to end
the year," Governor Fashola said.
Mr. Yusuf Ageni, the Corporate Affairs Adviser of
Nigerian Breweries Plc., lent credence to Governor
Fashola's speech. In his words, "Lagos holds a special
place in the heart of Star, as well as Nigerian
Breweries. Thus there was the need for the company
to contribute something special to the state at this
Going further, he explained that "Nigerian Breweries
started its first operations in Lagos and it was also in
Lagos that Star, Nigeria's first locally brewed and
longest surviving lager beer brand was born. So we
have a special bond with Lagos State. That was why
we decided to get involved in the Crossover Festival."
pregnant for her boyfriend.
Nigerian Actress Liz Da Silva who is currently on the
set of her upcoming movie Tashere has been spotted
with a beautiful baby bump.
Sources said the former best friend of actress Iyabo Ojo
is pregnant for one Akeem, her long time lover.
Liz Da Silva pregnancy is currently at the end of the first
trimester but sources said it's not affection her
performance on movie locations.
Liz started her movie career back in 2004 when she was
first introduced to movie producer Muka Ray by actress Iyabo Ojo.
She was born in Togo but was brought up in Lagos Island.
star Kim Kardashian is pregnant.
Kim K who was recently spotted at a Gynecologist's
office with Kanye West has been suffering from an
acute morning sickness for the past 3 days.
We learnt a doctor visited Kim Kardashian at home on
Tuesday night to treat her for acute morning sickness.
According to celebrity laundry, lots of people would love
to see Kim K have that baby and husband, you know a
normal family life, but we still say that Kim's mother
skills will make her own Momager, Kris Jenner look like
mother of the year.
Is Kim Kardashian pregnant? What will the top class
celebrity do when a baby spits up on her and she can't give it back?
once best of friends, brothers and professional
colleagues. Their rapport and struggle started
way back in London, until they decided to take
the country by storm when they floated the now
rested Mo'hits record label .
As friends, they stayed glued to each other before their friendship went soar. And like cat and mouse, rivalry tore them apart. Don Jazzy and D'banj, made their split official in March. In posts on his Twitter account, Don Jazzy confirmed rumours that their partnership under the Mo' Hits umbrella had crumbled. He described the development as "sad but true."
There had been reports that the two friends had parted
ways over some issues, especially D' banj's collaboration
with American R&B star, Kanye West, and his label,
G.O.O.D Music. D' banj's interview with American
magazine, Ebony, shortly after, added fire to the
speculations, especially where he described Don Jazzy as
one of the artistes on the Mo'hits label. Two months
after, Don Jazzy floated Marvin Records and signed on
artistes previously with Mo' Hits record label, including
Wande Coal, Dr SID D'Prince and Tiwa Savage as the new addition.
In the years they worked together, they reshaped
the industry with renowned hip-hop artistes.
To further lend credence to the rivalry, while
Kokomaster opened his night club, One Eleven, on Lagos
Island recently, Don Jazzy equally went into the business
few days ago when he established his PoP night club
located also on the Island.
It is not for nothing that D' banj snubbed Don
Jazzy at the recently held Rhythm Unplugged. At
the show, other artistes who went on stage to
perform kept hailing, Don Jazzy who sat at the
V.I.P corner. But when it was time for D'banj and
his brother to mount the stage, he didn't do
same. Instead of paying homage to their buddy
(Jazzy) like others, both ignored him.
Warner's The Dark Knight Rises retained their No. 1 and
No. 2 positions on both national sales charts the week
ending Dec. 23, with newcomer Pitch Perfect, also from
Universal, besting a handful of new releases to debut at No. 3.
Pitch Perfect, which grossed $63.9 million at the box
office, is turning out to the holiday season's top
overperformer in terms of home video sales, with first-
week sales reportedly running up to 30% higher than
expected at some key retail chains.
The musical comedy handily beat four other new
releases that also came to home video the week before
Christmas with theatrical credentials. Sony Pictures' Total
Recall remake, which earned $58.9 million in U.S.
theaters, debuted at No. 6 on the Nielsen VideoScan First
Alert sales chart, which tracks overall disc sales, and No.
4 on Nielsen's dedicated Blu-ray Disc sales chart.
Twentieth Century Fox's Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days,
the third installment in the "Wimpy Kids" franchise, rode
its $49 million box office run to a No. 8 debut on First
Alert (No. 16 on the Blu-ray Disc sales chart).
The horror sequel Resident Evil: Retribution ($42.4 million
and No. 5 in the series), also from Sony Pictures, debuted
at No. 19 on First Alert and No. 13 on the Blu-ray Disc chart.
And Warner's Trouble with the Curve, Clint Eastwood's
latest, debuted at No. 11 on First Alert and No. 15 at the
box office. The film, with Eastwood as an aging, and
ailing, baseball scout, only made $35.8 million in theaters.
On Home Media Magazine's weekly rental chart, Total
Recall debuted at No. 1 while Resident Evil bowed at No.
3. Both are from Sony, which unlike Universal, Warner
and Fox doesn't hold back new releases from Netflix and/or Redbox.
remains at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 for a sixth
nonconsecutive week, selling 276,000, according to
Nielsen SoundScan. The set posts a big increase in sales
(up 32%), as do most of the chart's titles. That's natural,
since the most recent tracking week ended Sunday, Dec.
23, when consumers were busy shopping for last-minute
Christmas gifts. T.I.'s latest album arrives in the runner-
up slot with 179,000.
It should come as no surprise then that the week marked
the busiest for album sales in 2012. There were 12.8
million albums sold last week -- the most in a frame since
the week ending Dec. 25, 2011 (15.1 million).
The 2011 Christmas week sales figure is more robust
compared with 2012 in part because of how the
Christmas sales week in 2011 actually ended on
Christmas Day itself. When Christmas Day falls on
another day in the week, the shopping impact is
distributed across two different chart weeks.
Back on the Billboard 200 this week, T.I.'s Trouble Man:
Heavy Is the Head album arrives at No. 2, giving the hip-
hop star his eighth top 10 effort. The new set launches
with 179,000 -- an improvement over the 160,000 that
welcomed his last effort, 2010's No Mercy. The latter title
debuted at No. 4 upon its December release that year.
It was a close race for the No. 2 slot this week, as fewer
than 2,000 copies separate the Nos. 2-4 titles on the
chart. Beaten by a tiny margin to the runner-up position
is Bruno Mars' Unorthodox Jukebox, which falls one
rung to No. 3 in its second chart week, selling 178,000
(down 8%). The set was the only title in the top 30 to post
any sort of decline, which isn't unusual, since this was the
album's second week on sale.
Mars' drop is tiny compared with last week's other new
top 20 arrivals. For example, Game's Jesus
Piece tumbles 6-37 with 35,000 (down 59%), Green Day's
Tre descends 13-57 with 24,000 (down 60%), the
Nashville TV soundtrack drops 14-34 with 42,000 (down
26%), and the Glee, the Music: The Christmas Album
Volume 3 set shrinks 20-54 with 25,000 (down 43%).
resurrecting Batman, contends Christopher Nolan, who
is producing Warner Bros.' Man of Steel, which director
Zack Snyder is readying for a June 14 release.
"Zack was the perfect man to take this on," Nolan says.
"He is unbelievably skilled at creating a coherent,
cohesive world -- whether it's a very stylized world, like
300, or something that's more challenging, more varied,
like he did with Watchmen."
Nolan added: "In my honest appraisal, taking on
Superman and creating that world is far more difficult
than creating the world of the Dark Knight. He has a lot
of finishing to do on the movie -- it has a very long
postproduction schedule because, unlike Batman,
"I actually feel guilty talking about it because I'm sitting
here having nothing to do to it," he concluded. "I try to
be as supportive as I can, and I'm just amazed by what
he is doing. It's not something I would know how to do."
treasure of pirates? Game of Thrones is the answer for
21st century digital pirates.
The hit HBO drama topped blog TorrentFreak's study of
the most pirated shows of 2012, which skewed heavily
toward pay cable and genre shows.
TorrentFreak reports that the top Game of Thrones
episode was illegally downloaded 4.28 million times in
2012, though more than 90 percent of the downloads
occur in the first week of a show's first-run airing.
For comparison, the June 3 season two finale drew 4.2
million viewers in the U.S. during its first-run airing on
HBO, a ratings record for the show.
The second-most pirated show was Showtime's Dexter
with 3.85 million first-week downloads, topping its legal
U.S. audience of 2.75 million.
The top broadcast network show on the list is CBS'
comedy The Big Bang Theory with 3.2 million illegal
downloads. CBS also had the second-most pirated
network show with No. 4's How I Met Your Mother (2.96
Breaking Bad, with 2.58 million downloads (vs. 2.98
million U.S. viewers) was the most pirated basic cable
show. Rounding out the top 10 are The Walking Dead
(AMC), Homeland (Showtime), House (Fox), Fringe (Fox)
and Revolution (NBC).
The Peacock network's J.J. Abrams show about a near-
future world without power was the only freshman show
to crack the list.
TorrentFreak estimates that more than 80 percent of the
illegal TV downloads occur outside the United States. For
example, the site looked closely at the downloads for
Game of Thrones' season-two finale. More than 10
percent of the total pirated downloads for the finale were
from Australia, where the show airs on a one-week
The second-most downloads were in the U.S., but that
only accounted for 9.7 percent of the total.
The other three countries in the top five -- Canada (7.7
percent), U.K. (7.6 percent) and the Netherlands (4.4
percent) -- accounted for nearly a fifth of the total.
The next four spots all are occupied by European
countries: Norway, Spain, Poland and Greece. In all,
Europe's top pirates accounted for a quarter of the
Game of Thrones piracy.
The Philippines, at No. 10, was the only non-Western country to crack the list.
love scenes hot enough to set your pulse racing,
then the much anticipated movie of 2013,
Dark Side, is your ticket to great entertainment!
Featuring Joseph Benjamin, Uru Eke and a host of
others, DarkSide is produced and directed by Bayo
Alawiye and will be out in the first quarter of 2013!
Naturally, the sensational Joseph Benjamin is in his
elements, and Uru Eke is one to keep an eye on as
she is set to becoming a premium brand in 2013.
My personal Django Moment came when an Australian slaver, played by Tarantino himself, haphazardly threw a bag full of dynamite into a cage of captive blacks before mocking their very real fear that they might be exploded to nothingness. A white man behind me let out a quick trumpet blast of a guffaw, and then fell silent. My face got hot, and my nephew, who was sitting at my right, shifted uncomfortably in his seat. Throughout the film, I'd laughed along with everyone in the theater as a lynch mob of bumbling rednecks planned to slaughter the "fancypants nigger" Django, and when the villainous house slave Stephen, played pitch perfectly by Samuel L. Jackson, limped dumbly around his master's plantation, kowtowing to every absurd demand with an acerbic and foulmouthed loyalty. But for whatever reason, the dynamite in the slave cage was a bridge too far for me. What the fuck is he laughing at? I thought, and just like that, the theater went from a place of communal revelry to a battleground.
Just so we're clear, I really liked Django Unchained, and there's probably no other movie I'll discuss more with my friends—and friends of friends—over dinner in the coming months. I also don't think it's important for everyone in the world to have the same opinions about what is and isn't funny. God forbid, for instance, that Seth MacFarlane were forever allowed to be the one and only arbiter of comedy in the United States. Nevertheless, as Tarantino's latest continues making its bloody cultural ascent, it seems more important to recognize the difference in audience reactions to Django Unchained more so than, say, the difference in audience reactions to Love Actually.
Dave Chappelle once said that the impetus for him walking away from his hugely successful Comedy Central show was an incident in which he felt like a white employee was laughing maliciously at one of his more racially steeped sketches. "[S]omebody on the set [who] was white laughed in such a way—I know the difference of people laughing with me and people laughing at me—and it was the first time I had ever gotten a laugh that I was uncomfortable with," Chappelle told Oprah months after he'd quit the show. "Not just uncomfortable, but like, should I fire this person?"
Today, Django Unchained has me considering, like Chappelle did years ago, what exactly white people are taking away from a film in which a subject like slavery is treated with such whimsy and humor. Was my Django Moment just me being too touchy? And beyond that, did my tittering at some of Django's brutality or Samuel L. Jackson's pathetic moaning cause someone else, black or white, to feel awkward?
Relentless and over-the-top violence is a hallmark in most of Tarantino's work, but in Django Unchained, the gore seems different from the director's previous efforts. There is a wide gulf, for instance, between the ultra-bloody kung-fu fights from Kill Bill and the Django scene in which a pack of wild dogs tears apart a defenseless runaway slave. Also difficult to watch is Django's wife, Broomhilda, being whipped for attempting to escape her plantation, and then being branded on the face. Even Tarantino's other recent take on monstrous ethnic oppression, the WWII drama Inglorious Basterds, had but one scene—the tense opener—that rivaled the hideousness of Django's ugliest moments, made all the uglier because they actually happened.
Considering that some of the real-life, well-documented tortures inflicted upon nonfictional slaves were much worse than the ones shown in Django Unchained, it's almost impossible to not feel self-conscious when Tarantino asks you to rapidly fluctuate between laughing at the ridiculousness of Django's characters and falling silent with shame at the film's authentic historical traumas. It's in this disunity that the Django Moments arise. One moment you're laughing at Mr. Stonesipher's unintelligible bumpkin drawl; next you're wincing as Stonesipher's hounds shred a man limb from limb. (In my theater, one man in front of me scrambled out during this scene and only returned when it was over.) You smile as plantation owner Big Daddy attempts to figure out how to treat a free black man better than a slave but worse than a white person, but then you grimace while watching the vicious slave master Calvin Candie exalt phrenology, the bullshit pseudoscience many racists continue to cite as "proof" that blacks are biologically inferior to whites. And since Django runs close to three hours long, at a certain point you start to catch yourself laughing where you shouldn't or—worse, even—hearing others laughing at something you don't find funny at all. Eventually, you begin to wonder if you're being too sensitive, or if the movie and everyone else around you are insensitive. Then you start to consider whether any of that even matters.
The tradition of gleaning strength from self-deprecation and gallows humor is prevalent in oppressed cultures. Be it Jews or blacks or gays, there is comfort to be found in picking at your own failings and defeats before others get the chance. But Django Unchained inverts the tradition throughout the film: Tarantino is white, and there are few laughs to be had from seeing slaves tortured over and over again. Beyond that, black viewers are themselves offered times to provide their own Django Moments, such as when I cracked up after Django blasts Calvin Candie's feeble, widowed sister in the guts with a revolver, sending her flying out of the frame, or when, directly in earshot of my nephew's white high school classmate, I giggled at Django saying his dream job was to get paid to kill white people.
After watching Django slaughter every white person in sight, I felt strange as I exited the theater alongside the rest of the mostly white audience. I wanted to pick out the dude who had laughed at the dynamite in the slave cage, but I also hoped nobody had been too put-off by my delight at an unarmed white woman getting more or less executed. Still, the unease I felt walking out was probably my favorite part of Django Unchained: On the one hand, you're unsettled by the behavior of the characters in the film; on the other, you're also unsettled by how you and everyone else in the theater reacted to those characters. Were you laughing with the movie, or was the movie laughing at you?
very embarrassing experience, not to mention the dis-
satisfaction! If it is a one-night stand, you could probably
hide your shame without seeing the same girl again. But
if it is a lifelong partner, well, your relationship could
take a tumble and crash.
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want in bed? Check out these three sure techniques that
can help you out!
1. Take it slow
Start your lovemaking on a slow level. Don't let your
emotions and passions boil over in a few seconds. How?
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Women take far longer to get aroused than guys, so
give her hot spots some stimulation to get things going.
Her neck, lower back, wrists, arms and inner thighs are
great places to start focusing your attention. Don't zoom
into her breasts or clitoris right away as your own
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Direct thrusting is one of the surest ways to cause you to
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And there is no rule to say that you have to keep the
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Don't let your passions control your breathing patterns.
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Here's the trick: as you penetrate into her, FOCUS on
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