Monday, February 11, 2013
Ne-Yo May Become The Newest Judge On X-Factor
Via Extra TV
"Extra's" Mario Lopez caught up with Ne-Yo on the 2013 Grammys red carpet, where the R&B singer dished on possibly joining the next season of the "The X Factor" as a judge.
Ne-Yo said, "I think it would be a great, great thing, Idon't want to talk to much about it, because I don't want to get in no trouble… conversations have been had, but that's about it." He added, "If it happens, I'd be more then willing to do so. I feel like I've been around long enough to have some vital information for someone on the way up, definitely."
Does adding Shaffer to the line-up make you any more interested in watching X-Factor??
According to SuperSport presenter, Robert Marawa, who revealed the information on Twitter, 'The Big Boss' confirmed his departure from the post, in an interview with a radio station in South Africa.
He tweeted: "Stephen Keshi has just announced that he handed over his resignation letter after the game exclusively on 083Sport@6 With Marawa on MetroFM"
The Nigeria Football Federation is yet to confirm this development, even as the team and officials are expected back in the country, where they will be received by President Goodluck Jonathan
Banky W unvelied the artwork on his Instagram page on February 7, and also 12 tracks off the album.
The tracklist however features usual suspects – the EME crew which includes Skales, Niyola, and Shaydee. Others are upcoming singer Sammy, US based singer Rotimi, rappers M.I, eLDee, Vector, Lynxxx, Ghanaian rapper Sarkodie, SA's L-Tido and Kenya pop group Camp Mulla.
Going by the recent rumoured fall out between EME and Wizzy, fans are wondering if the young pop star will make the final cut. Others are also worried if Wizkid will attend the February 15 concert 'The Grand Love' project.
TENTATIVE R&BW TRACK-LIST
1. The Way
2. Good good loving
3. Magic ft Skales
4. Find you
7. Do it to me
8. Be my lover (Yes/No part II) ft Niyola
9. Say ft Sammy, Shaydee, Rotimi
10. Past my past ft Shaydee
11. To my unborn child ft Lynxxx
12. African & Proud ft L-Tido, Camp Mulla, Vector,Sarkodie
13. Break me down
14. Move ft M.I, eLDee
The unexpected announcement that Pope Benedict XVI would step down at the end of the month has sent shock waves across the world, immediately touching off a flurry of speculation who would succeed the first pontiff to step down in more than 700 years.
The news immediately dominated European news outlets from the U.S. to the pope's native Germany, and to Italy, where it performed the difficult trick of downgrading the country's high-profile upcoming elections to page 2 news.
The 85-year-old pope, who has been the leader of the world's 1.1 billion Catholics since April 2005, said he age and health were reasons behind his decision to step down, effective Feb. 28. There was no announcement about what Benedict, whose public appearances have become increasingly infrequent and brief in recent months. A conclave to select a successor would likely take place in March.
It is not the first time in recent years there was speculation about a papal resignation. Benedict himself hinted about a possible eventual resignationin 2010, and there was a great deal of speculation that John Paul II , Benedict's predecessor, might step down as his health declined late in life. But JohnPaul put those rumors to rest two years before he died in 2005, saying that "God put [him] in this post" and God would take him away when it was time to leave.
The last undisputed pope to resign was Celestine V , who stepped down in 1294. The decision left so despised that when the Italian poet Dante Alighieri wrote Divine Comedy a quarter century later he placed Celestine in the lowest run of hell. Pope Gregory XII, was one of three claimants to the papacy when he resigned in 1415 as part of a compromise to end the Great Schism and return the papacy to Rome under a single figure.
In a statement, read in Latin and released to reporters in seven other languages, Benedict said heconvoked the latest Consistory to name three new saints and to announce that after "having repeatedly examined my conscience before God, I have come to the certainty that my strengths, due to advanced age, are no longer suited to an adequate exercise" of the papacy.
The news caught everyone off guard, including papalspokesman Federico Lombardi , who said, "We were all surprised."
It was front page news across the world, where the New York Times called it a "Decision with Few Precedents." In Germany, the words "The Pope Resigns!" spilled across the front page of the tabloid Bild , while El Pais in Spain and Le Monde in France, both said the pope "lacked the strength" to carry on.Italy's La Repubblica quoted Italian President Giorgio Napolitano -- who is two years older than the pope -- who called the decision "an act of courage."
CNN host Piers Morgan chimed in on the news via Twitter: "As a Catholic, I'm not buying this. Popes don't just quit because they're tired. What's going on here??"
Awards were handed in 81 categories from the Grammys' 30 fields ceremony at Sunday's ceremony, which aired live on CBS from 8-11:30 p.m. The show, hosted by LL Cool J, is produced by AEG Ehrlich Ventures, with Ken Ehrlich as executive producer and Louis J. Horvitz as director.
Below are the winners in a sampling of top categories (in red and marked with an asterisk). A complete list of winners can be found here .
Album of the Year :
El Camino — The Black Keys
Some Nights — FUN.
* Babel — Mumford & Sons
Channel Orange — Frank Ocean
Blunderbuss — Jack White
Record of the Year :
"Lonely Boy" — The Black Keys
"Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)" — Kelly Clarkson
"We Are Young" — FUN. Featuring Janelle Monáe
* "Somebody That I Used To Know" — Gotye Featuring Kimbra
"Thinkin Bout You" — Frank Ocean
"We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" — TaylorSwift
Best New Artist :
Song of the Year :
"The A Team" — Ed Sheeran, songwriter (Ed Sheeran)
"Adorn" — Miguel Pimentel, songwriter (Miguel)
"Call Me Maybe" — Tavish Crowe, Carly Rae Jepsen &Josh Ramsay, songwriters (Carly Rae Jepsen)
"Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)" — Jörgen Elofsson, David Gamson, Greg Kurstin & Ali Tamposi,songwriters (Kelly Clarkson)
* "We Are Young" — Jack Antonoff, Jeff Bhasker, Andrew Dost & Nate Ruess, songwriters (FUN. Featuring Janelle Monáe)
Best Pop Vocal Album
* Stronger -- Kelly Clarkson
Ceremonials -- Florence & The Machine
Some Nights -- FUN.
Overexposed -- Maroon 5
The Truth About Love -- Pink
Best Pop Solo Performance
* "Set Fire To The Rain (Live)" — Adele
"Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)" — Kelly Clarkson
"Call Me Maybe" — Carly Rae Jepsen
"Wide Awake" — Katy Perry
"Where Have You Been" — Rihanna
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance :
"Shake It Out" — Florence & The Machine
"We Are Young" — FUN. Featuring Janelle Monáe
* "Somebody That I Used To Know" — Gotye Featuring Kimbra
"Sexy and I Know It" — LMFAO
"Payphone" — Maroon 5 & Wiz Khalifa
Best Dance/Electronica Album :
Wonderland — Steve Aoki
Don't Think — The Chemical Brothers
> Album Title Goes Here < — Deadmau5
Fire & Ice — Kaskade
* Bangarang — Skrillex
Best Rock Performance :
"Hold On" — Alabama Shakes
* "Lonely Boy" — The Black Keys
"Charlie Brown" — Coldplay
"I Will Wait" — Mumford & Sons
"We Take Care of Our Own" — Bruce Springsteen
Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance :
"I'm Alive" — Anthrax
* "Love Bites (So Do I)" — Halestorm
"Blood Brothers"— Iron Maiden
"Ghost Walking" — Lamb Of God
"No Reflection"— Marilyn Manson
"Whose Life (Is It Anyways?)" — Megadeth
Best Rock Album :
* El Camino — The Black Keys
Mylo Xyloto — Coldplay
The 2nd Law — Muse
Wrecking Ball — Bruce Springsteen
Blunderbuss — Jack White
Best Alternative Music Album
The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More ThanRopes Will Ever Do — Fiona Apple
Biophilia — Björk
* Making Mirrors — Gotye
Hurry Up, We're Dreaming — M83
Bad as Me — Tom Waits
Best R&B Performance :
"Thank You" — Estelle
"Gonna Be Alright (F.T.B.)" — Robert Glasper Experiment Featuring Ledisi
"I Want You" — Luke James
"Adorn" — Miguel
* "Climax" — Usher
Best Urban Contemporary Album
Fortune — Chris Brown
Kaleidoscope Dream — Miguel
* Channel Orange — Frank Ocean
Best R&B Album :
* Black Radio — Robert Glasper Experiment
Back to Love — Anthony Hamilton
Write Me Back — R. Kelly
Beautiful Surprise — Tamia
Open Invitation — Tyrese
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration :
"Wild Ones" — Flo Rida Featuring Sia
* "No Church in the Wild" — Jay-Z & Kanye West Featuring Frank Ocean & The-Dream
"Tonight (Best You Ever Had)" — John Legend Featuring Ludacris
"Cherry Wine" — Nas Featuring Amy Winehouse
"Talk That Talk" — Rihanna Featuring Jay-Z
Best Rap Performance :
"HYFR (Hell Ya F***ing Right)" — Drake Featuring LilWayne
* "N****s In Paris" — Jay-Z & Kanye West
"Daughters" — Nas
"Mercy" — Kanye West Featuring Big Sean, Pusha T& 2 Chainz
"I Do" — Young Jeezy Featuring Jay-Z & André 3000
Best Rap Album
* Take Care — Drake
Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album, Pt. 1 — Lupe Fiasco
Life Is Good — Nas
Undun — The Roots
God Forgives, I Don't — Rick Ross
Based on a T.R.U. Story — 2 Chainz
Best Country Solo Performance :
"Home" — Dierks Bentley
"Springsteen" — Eric Church
"Cost Of Livin'" — Ronnie Dunn
"Wanted" — Hunter Hayes
"Over" — Blake Shelton
* "Blown Away" — Carrie Underwood
Best Country Album :
* Uncaged — Zac Brown Band
Hunter Hayes — Hunter Hayes
Living for a Song: A Tribute To Hank Cochran — Jamey Johnson
Four The Record — Miranda Lambert
The Time Jumpers — The Time Jumpers
AMERICAN ROOTS FIELD
Best Americana Album :
The Carpenter — The Avett Brothers
From The Ground Up — John Fullbright
The Lumineers — The Lumineers
Babel — Mumford & Sons
* Slipstream — Bonnie Raitt
Best Blues Album :
33 1/3 — Shemekia Copeland
* Locked Down — Dr. John
Let It Burn — Ruthie Foster
And Still I Rise — Heritage Blues Orchestra
Bring It on Home — Joan Osborne
SPOKEN WORD FIELD
Best Spoken Word Album :
American Grown (Michelle Obama) — Scott Creswell& Dan Zitt, producers (Various Artists)
Back to Work: Why We Need Smart Government for a Strong Economy — Bill Clinton
Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power — Rachel Maddow
Seriously … I'm Kidding — Ellen DeGeneres
* Society's Child: My Autobiography — Janis Ian
Best Comedy Album
* Blow Your Pants Off — Jimmy Fallon
Cho Dependent (Live in Concert) — Margaret Cho
In God We Rust — Lewis Black
Kathy Griffin: Seaman 1st Class — Kathy Griffin
Mr. Universe — Jim Gaffigan
Rize of the Fenix — Tenacious D
The Grammy Awards spread its gold around much more liberally than in years past, but New York rock band fun. won two of the traditional Big Four categories -- best new artist and song of the year for "We Are Young" -- Sunday night at Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Mumford & Sons won the night's big prize, album of the year for Babel , spoiling what potentially was shaping up as The Black Keys' big night. The Ohio duo of Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney won best rock song and best rock performance for "Lonely Boy" and best rock album for El Camino , respectively. And Auerbach also won the last award handed out in the afternoon during the pre-telecast portion of the 55th Grammys, producer of the year (non-classical); he was the only person to win four Grammys on Sunday.
For the first time since 2001, there were four rock acts up for album of the year.
Interestingly, two of them -- including Mumford's Babel -- were not up forbest rock album. In fact, Mumford won only one other award on the night, for best longform video ( Big Easy Express ), a trophy they collected nearly seven hours earlier across the street at the Nokia Theatre.
Katy Perry presented the best new artist Grammy. At the podium, she told the nominees: "If you don't win tonight, don't worry: I was never even nominated in this category -- and I have my own eyelash line."
When 30-year-old fun. frontman Nate Reuss accepted the nod, he noted a bit of irony in that "the show is in high-definition, and as you can see, we are old -- we've been doing this for 12 years."
Fun. also scored with its performance, which was particularly poised considering the fact that the band played "Carry On" in an indoor downpour onstage, which drew big cheers from the crowd. They were buoyed by a chuckle-inducing intro by Neil Patrick Harris , who said, "As legendary gangsta rap icon Katharine Hepburn once said, 'If you obey all the rules, you don't have any fun.' "
Another big winner Sunday was Gotye , whose "Somebody That I Used to Know" won record of the year. The award was presented by Prince -- resplendent in dark shades and sparkly walking stick. "Listening to this man growing up, I was inspired to make music," Gotye said of Prince duringhis speech.
The Belgian-Australian singer-songwriter also won a pair of Grammys during the pre-tel portion. He had agood line while accepting the award for best alternative music album. "Thanks to everyone for making, quote, 'non-alternative' albums so this category can exist." He also won for pop/duo group performance for "Somebody," which features Kimbra .
Jennifer Lopez and Pitbull presented the first award, best pop performance. Lopez, who caused such a ruckus with her barely there 2000 Grammy dress, was draped this time in a black number that showed lots of shoulder and lots of leg. "As you can see, I read the memo," she said, drawing laughs in reference to the now-notorious missive sent out by CBS this week warning red carpeters not to wear outfits that bare too much T and/or A. "You inspired the memo," Pitbull replied.
Adele won the pop performance award for her live version of "Set Fire to the Rain." That last word could be transformed to "reign" -- the Grammy was Adele's seventh, after sweeping last year with a half-dozen.
Backstage later, she was asked how far along she is with her next album. "I'm not very far along at all; I've been having lots of meetings," said the British singer, who had her first child in October. "I've been reading my baby nursery rhymes."
Another fun moment at the podium: While introducing a performance by Justin Timberlake , the normally unflappable Beyonce seemed a mite thrown when her intro partner Ellen DeGeneres stared at her throughout.
As Timberlake sang his current single "Suit & Tie," the telecast was shown in living black-and-white. He then was joined by Jay-Z for a rap interlude before Timberlake launched into the also-new "Pusher Love Girl," amid repeated shrieks from the crowd. The performance drew a standing-O.
Of course, one of the Grammys' signature moves is to pair performers for what the announcer repeatedly referred to during bumpers as "Grammy Moments." Indeed, there were several that were noteworthy.
One of the highlight performances was a tribute to reggae legend Bob Marley . Bruno Mars and Sting sang "Locked Out of Heaven," following by Sting playing his Police record "Walking on the Moon" and Rihanna and Marley sons Ziggy , Stephen and Damian , who did Dad proud with "Could You Be Loved."
Current Hollywood Reporter cover boy Jack White was backed by his all-female backing group The Peacocks on "Love Interrupted" -- during which he dropped a very audible F-bomb -- then switched to his all-male band The Buzzards, adding a blistering guitar solo to "Freedom at 21."
Kelly Rowland , fresh off her Super Bowl halftime appearance, and Nas presented the inaugural best urban contemporary album to Frank Ocean . "I hearthe way you disarm the audience is to imagine you all naked -- but I don't want to do that," Ocean said. "I want to picture you all as kids in tuxedos and dresses." OK.
There was something of an upset in the best pop vocal album category, as Kelly Clarkson 's Stronger won over fun., Maroon 5, Pink and Florence + The Machine. Her brief-ish acceptance speech was among the most entertaining. After mentioning alcohol -- then quickly adding, "Just kidding, kids!" --and giving shout-outs to some of her fellow nominees, she said, " Miguel , I don't know who the hell you are, but we need to sing together!"
Clarkson's win made it three for American Idol winners, following a pair by Carrie Underwood for "Blown Away, including best country solo performance during primetime.
A fter the annual In Memoriam section, Elton John said, "As we remember these great musicians and great music teachers and students, we remember the teachers and students of Sandy Hook Elementary School, whose songs ended way too soon." John was then joined by Mavis Staples, Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes, Zac Brown , Mumford & Sons and T Bone Burnett for "The Weight," a tribute to the Band's Levon Helm , who died in April.
A total of 754 individuals were nominated for the 81 total Grammys, only 11 of which were handed out during the primetime show, which was hosted by LLCool J and delayed in the West.
This year's Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award recipients were R avi Shankar , The Temptations, Carole King , Lightnin' Hopkins , Patti Page , Glenn Gould and Charlie Haden . Clarkson drilled a medley of Page's "Tennessee Waltz" and King's "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman."
The year's other Special Merit Award recipients were Marilyn and Alan Bergman , Leonard and Phil Chess , and Alan Livingston (Trustees Award) and Ikutaro Kakehashi , Dave Smith and Royer Labs are (Technical Grammy Award).
Indulge was unveiledyesterday Saturday February 9th at POP 46 Saka Tinubu Victoria Island Lagos on the 9 th of February 2013.
The unveiling was attended by a small group of close friends, family and colleagues who experienced cookie joy.
Tonto Dike's make up was done by Joyce Jacobs.
We guess it's all part of her re-branding process as she's making a 'headway' in the world of music.
According to sources, Nike Oshinowo started dating a top Lagos socialite……the son of a monarch in Ife months before her separation from Dr Tunde Soleye.
Nike Oshinowo has done her best to hide her romance from Dr Soleye until she opened up to him over the phone days after she packed out of her matrimonial home in Lagos .
Nike Oshinowo's new lover confession to Dr Soleye destroyed their relationship.
The socialite lady didn't waste any time, her new lover,a monarch's son (name withheld) who recently moved to Banana Island Estate in Ikoyi , Lagos has rented a flat for Nike Oshinowo to facilitate their meeting.
Another source said Dr Soleye accused Nike Oshinowo of gold-digging after he reportedly went broke in the course of their relationship.
President Jonathan thanks Coach Stephen Keshi and all members of the team who have worked very hard and played with great focus, dedication, artistry and patriotism to make Nigeria the proud champions of Africa once again after19 years of setbacks in the competition.
The President also commends the Minister of Sports, Mr. Bolaji Abdullahi, the Chairman and members of the Nigerian Football Federation andall others who have contributed to the astonishing transformation of the Super Eagles from underdogs to gallant winners and glorious soccer champions of the African continent.
President Jonathan believes that the team's amazing transformation from rank outsiders to champions is a clear manifestation of the even greater successes the country can achieve in all other fields of human endeavour if all Nigerians come together and devote their immense collective energies and resources to supporting the implementation of his Administration's Agenda for National Transformation.
Therefore, as the entire nation celebrates Nigeria's remarkable triumph in South Africa, President Jonathan urges all Nigerians to imbibe the positive lessons of the Super Eagles' success because the fulfilment of the country's immense potentials for greatness will be more speedily attained if more Nigerians resolve to emulate theteam's exemplary unity of purpose, dedication, commitment and devotion to service of the nation.
The President also believes that having conquered Africa, the new Super Eagles can go on to achieve even greater glory at the World Cup in Brazil next year. He assures the team thatit will receive every necessary support and encouragement from the Federal Government forthat next national assignment. President Jonathan thanks the Government of South Africa and the Confederation of African Football for a well-organised tournament and looks forward to receiving the victorious Super Eagles in Abuja onTuesday.
The first part of the celebration took place at Sheraton Hotel restaurant and the 2nd part took place at D'banj night club in Victoria Island, Lagos
Iyabo Ojo, Mercy Aigbe, Sikiratu Sindodo and other Yoruba Nollywood movie stars graced the party.
Wishing her many happy returns.
According to the gist making rounds on the internet, Tee was dating the said lady in the picture above, he got her pregnant, she has a baby and wasn't ready to commit. Three years later he still didn't commit and she has another baby.
He meets another lady (TIWA) who has a bright future and he wastes no time in putting a ring onher finger. What this story teaches us is that having babies for a man doesn't keep him for you - you just have added responsibilities taking care of the kids. With a future of uncertainty.
Ladies be wise!