Tuesday, February 26, 2013
The man who is said to have gone months without a shower was washed in the full glare of the public as his wife and two sons watched helplessly.
Residents stripped him naked and bathed him vigorously using powder soap and floor scrubbing brushes while shouting. They termed the man as a disgrace to other Juakali traders.
They also washed his clothes and inner wear which were extremely dirty due to the nature of his work.
The man who sells charcoal at the Keroka market tried to defend himself shifting the blame to his wife claiming that she does not wash his clothes but his allegations fell on deaf ears.
Below is a brief excerpt:
Is there any part of your body you that men can't resist?
We have the physical aspect and the spiritual and other aspects that surround that question. When we talk about physical attributes, it has to do with my shape, it has to do with whatever you think you can flaunt. For example, at a nightclub where you are expected to dress in a manner that portrays a club girl,in that case, I think I have something I should be able to flaunt. I have got nice breasts (laughs). On a serious note, it also has to do with your educational background. You have to be educated. The way the world is going now, you must be talented and outspoken. You must be an extrovert and must be able to face challenges. I think I have a sound educational background and so too are my physical attributes. So, I am well packaged.
You must be having it tough with men because of your shape and breasts. How do you handle that?
My breasts and shape do get men attracted to me just like it happens to every other lady that ha it but I think I have been able to handle it well. Besides, it is really no big deal to get advances from men because it's like a daily routine, but its left to you as a lady to be responsible and respect yourself.
When would you get married?
Having a man to oneself is another job entirely. You have to search, open your eyes and pray. Its not something you just say 'okay, I love him', while what you have for him is not real. Some will be in love at the beginning but later, as the year rolls by, the love goes off. As regards when I will marry, I will keep you posted.
How often do you have sex?
I read in a magazine that if you can have sex like three times in a week or more, it's really another form of exercise. So, sex is good. But how often I have it is personal and not for the public to know (laughs).
Last year, the 28-year-old rapper whose real name is Wale Folarin met up with Wizkid inNew York when the bestselling pop star was in the US for an EME tour.
They recorded a song which will be featured on Wizkid's upcoming 'Star Boi' mixtape.
Wale is currently signed to Rick Ross' Maybach Music Group label and is planningto release his third solo album this quarter.
During a series of tweets he unleashed during last night's Academy Awards, the polarizing reality TV star saved some of his most vicious words for the hit slavery-themed Oscar winner.
"Django Unchained is the most racist movie I have ever seen, it sucked!" he tweeted.
Trump further explained his objections to the film during an appearance on Fox & Friends.
"I thought it was terrible and a disgrace," Trump said, adding that when people "talk about guns and gun control, that movie — people should watch that."
Sounds like the Donald is salty that Django Unchained racked up so many awards at the Oscars last night. Or he could just be mad that he took a picture with his hair looking like that. Who knows.
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"I've always said that I wanted kids, but I don't thinkI ever would have been ready until now," Kim said ofher baby-on-the-way.
"Sometimes you're just not ready. A person could have it all, and you're not ready for it all. But this is where I probably always should have been," she added, referencing her relationship with her rapper beau.
"[Marriage] is something I know that we both want in our future, but I don't have this sense of urgency about it," she revealed. "I have this best friend who understands me and helps me through all my tough experiences, and vice versa, you know? It just feels like this is it for me."
Ye's big bootied babymama also revealed that she was judgmental towards her sister Kourtney for poppin' out baby Mason before making it official with her boyfriend Scott…….until Kim found herself in the same shoes :
Kim admits her easygoing attitude wasn't always the case, and she confessed she judged big sis Kourtney when her sibling got pregnant back in 2009:
"I was like, 'You're not married! How could you do this?' I was really firm and strict. But she was like, 'Marriage isn't what I want.' And later, I realized she had a better family life than I did."
And not only has Kim learned life lessons from her sisters, but she's also grown from her past relationships.
"I saw fast marriages like Khloé and Lamar's and that was what seemed to work. [Now] I say give it a good six months before you commit. Feelings change, even if it seems so lustful," she explained.
But regardless of [whether or not] Kimye ever decides to take the plunge, the reality star says she couldn't be happier in her relationship:
"I used to think, Well, can you really have it all? The truth, the excitement, and the passion? Now I know you can."
Between the constantly coupled up pics, the freaky-deeky magazine cover , and Kim not being shy about putting her feelings for Kanye on blizzy blast on the regular, these two really seem to be trying hard to convince the world that this is the real thing.
Are you a believer?
He talks about how he discovered Houston at 19-years-old and was there throughout the ups and downs of her career. In his book, Davis addresses rumors that plagued Houston's early career of her having a lesbian relationship with her former assistant Robyn Crawford .
"I really saw her in brief relationships with men. I do write that she did have an interim relationship with Jermaine Jackson when he was separated," Davis said. "I know that she went out with Eddie Murphy for a while until she married Bobby Brown. I only knew of Robyn as her assistant, someone she grew up with, since she was a teenager. I just knew the heterosexual side of Whitney."
Since Houston's death a year ago, the media has tried to point the finger at who enabled the six-time Grammy winner's drug addiction.
"I don't believe it was Bobby Brown," Davis revealed. "I think they did have a co-dependent, unhealthy relationship with each other. But I would never point to him. I have no idea who her enabler was."
After allegedly going to a neighbor's house inebriated and causing a commotion, Bryant was booked at 9:24 a.m., according to Miami-Dade County records. A police report wasn't available.
Bryant was held on $1,000 bail.
Bryant, who went undrafted out of Harvard, is set to become an unrestricted free agent March 12. He had four sacks in eight starts for the Raiders last season, his fourth with the team.
Desmond may never enter the Hall of Fame but he sure as hell is front-runner for funniest mugshot of all time.
The master — think of it as the Mona Lisa of sex tapes — was secured in a safe inside Vivid honcho Steve Hirsch's office. When the blaze erupted Saturday night … Hirsch was miles away at an L.A. Clippers game.
Hirsch got the 911 call and bailed immediately, because the safe not only contains Kim's tape but every unedited master of every celebrity tape in Vivid's stable, including the ones starring Kendra Wilkinson, Pam and Tommy Lee, Jimi Hendrix, Vince Neil, Tom Sizemore, and Chyna.
Also in the vault — several celebrity tapes that have never seen the light of day.
Fear not … because Hirsch made it just in the nick oftime. The safe was singed but the contents were intact.
Like the Sistine Chapel … Kim K Superstar lives on.
SMH, Kim prolly sent Rob over there to burn that ish up after he was being a lil d-bag over her not helpinghis friend do a collabo with Kanye.
He attended Abeokuta Grammar School for his secondary school education.
He holds a Diploma in the Art and Technique of Filmmaking from the London International Film School,London.
Tunde Kelani has worked on many feature films produced in Nigeria as a cinematographer.
He has also worked as a director on many feature films. He now manages Mainframe Film & Television Productions, an outfit formed to document Nigeria's rich culture.
Some of the films, which he has to his credit include Ti Oluwa Nile, Ayo Ni Mo Fe, Koseegbe, O Le Ku, Saworoide, Arugba, and his latest, MAAMi.
The eldest child of the late pop star Michael Jackson will appear in the season finale of The CW's 90210 , The Hollywood Reporter has learned exclusively.
Jackson will play Cooper, a trauma victim who bondswith Silver ( Jessica Stroup ) over the realization -- at a very young age -- how precious life is. He is filming his guest spot this week.
The news comes just one week after Entertainment Tonight announced that the 16-year-old Jackson would be joining the entertainment newsmagazine as an on-air correspondent. "I'm looking to become well-rounded as a producer, director, screenwriter and actor," Jackson told ET 's Brooke Anderson lastweek.
Jackson, repped by Ja-Tail Enterprises, is the latest guest star to drop by 90210 this season. Other notable names have included Carly Rae Jepsen , Ryan Lochte , Nelly Furtado , Carmen Electra , Ne-Yo , Denise Richards , Taio Cruz , Joey McIntyre and Terrell Owens.
Yes, we all knew Argo was going to win best picture, Daniel Day-Lewis was going to win best actor for Lincoln , Les Miserables' Anne Hathaway was going to win best supporting actress, Austria's Amour would be named best foreign-language film, Searching for Sugar Man was destined to take home best documentary feature, and Life of Pi was a shoo-in to pick up the trophy for best visual effects.
But anyone who tells you they were certain about the other big ones is lying: There were no guarantees that Ang Lee would beat Steven Spielberg to win best director; Jennifer Lawrence would beat Emmanuelle Riva to win best actress; Christoph Waltz would beat both Robert De Niro and Tommy Lee Jones to win best supporting actor; Argo' s Chris Terrio would beat Lincoln' s Tony Kushner and Silver Linings Playbook' s David O. Russell to win best adapted screenplay; Django Unchained' s Quentin Tarantino would beat Amour 's Michael Haneke and Zero Dark Thirty' s Mark Boal to win best original screenplay; or that Brave would beat Wreck-It Ralph to win best animated feature. None were sure things.
In the end, I'm gratified to say, I ended up correctly predicting 21 of the 24 winners, tying my all-time best score from seven years ago. And so another Oscar season -- the 12th that I've covered -- is now in the books. But before we all put it on the shelf, it'sworth taking a moment to consider what really happened.
Argo didn't win for the reasons many others have cited. It wasn't because Ben Affleck was screwed out of a best director Oscar nomination (although hecertainly was). It wasn't because DreamWorks bungled the Lincoln campaign (they got the film as far as anyone could have). It wasn't because Zero Dark Thirty was unfairly smeared (even far-left U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich acknowledged that much when I spoke to him at the Oscars). And it wasn't because Harvey Weinstein and associates couldn't make a convincing argument that Silver Linings was socially significant (although they gave it their best shot). No, Argo won because it was the most crowd-pleasing drama among this year's nine best picture nominees, just like recent winners Slumdog Millionaire (2008), The King's Speech (2010) and The Artist (2011). Period.
In a sense -- and this might sound counterintuitive given Hollywood is basically a politically liberal town -- this year's Oscar race could be compared to the 2012 Republican primary. Argo was Mitt Romney , out front from the very beginning -- just go back and read my reporting and that of other journalists who caught its first screening at Telluride in September. People looked hard for viable alternatives -- a Rick Santorum , Newt Gingrich , Herman Cain or Michele Bachmann , if you will -- and there were major spikes of excitement at the first screenings of Silver Linings at the Toronto International Film Festival, Pi and Lincoln at the New York Film Festival and Les Mis and Zero Dark Thirty over the Thanksgiving weekend.
But in the end, Academy voters kept coming back to the movie that was less abstract than Pi , had more vitality and a more polished resolution than Lincoln , seemed less frivolous than Les Mis and was less divisive than Zero Dark Thirty . And while it may not be one of the greatest best picture Oscar winners of all time, it is, for me, a worthy one. (It's also the second in a row in which Hollywood plays a starring role -- and everyone likes to be portrayed flatteringly!)
As for the director's race, Lee joined Spielberg in the elite club of directors who have won two Oscars because he stretched himself with Pi further than Spielberg did with Lincoln . Lincoln is Spielberg's best film in years -- in my view, a masterpiece -- but structurally and thematically it's not all that unlike his other (great) work. Pi , on the other hand, is unlike anything Lee has ever done before. He's a guy who specializes in intimate dramas but decided he wanted to venture into the new world of 3D and made a groundbreaking epic. He already had the affection of the Academy's acting branch, but with Pi he won the enthusiastic support of the tech branches, and I believe that made the difference and propelled the film to a greater accumulation of Oscars than any other film Sunday night. (I want to acknowledge that I was openly skeptical about Pi 's prospects after seeing it at the New York Film fest in October -- but I don't think that I was wrong, as some have suggested, because Lee subsequently returned to the editing room for several weeks. The finished film was considerably better than what I originally saw.)
Lawrence won -- becoming the second youngest best actress winner in history -- for several reasons: She was great (like all of her fellow nominees), she campaigned (as hard as any of them), and she's the young, fun, sexy "It" girl of the moment. She's kooky but lovable and reminds me of Diane Keaton , who won the best actress Oscar 35 years ago for Annie Hall . And while there's absolutely nothing wrong with turning out like Diane Keaton, just keep in mind that Lawrence's fellow nominee Jessica Chastain might well turn out be Meryl Streep , and that if Riva spoke English, was based in the U.S. and cared a little more about winning, she might well have been the one who prevailed. But Lawrence won, and congratulations must be given to her ID-PR publicist Bryna Rifkin , who has now quietly but deftly helped to guide four clients to Oscar wins in the last five years, with Lawrence's win following those of Marion Cotillard ( La Vie En Rose ), Natalie Portman ( Black Swan ) and Jean Dujardin ( The Artist ).
In the case of best supporting actor, not even The Weinstein Co., which distributed both Django Unchained and Silver Linings , believed that Waltz had a better shot than De Niro, who hasn't won in the last 32 years and was being championed for his return to serious acting. But I predicted Waltz's win for several reasons. He gave the biggest performance, in terms of screen time, among the the nominees; in fact, he was originally going to be pushed for best actor, which is the category in which he truly belonged. He is likable enough (whereas De Niro and Jones can be pretty prickly). Even if they were embarrassed to admit it, most people really enjoyed his movie (unlike Philip Seymour Hoffman 's The Master , which was just a bit too weird for many).
And he was the clear standout in his film's ensemble (whereas Alan Arkin could just as easily have been replaced by either of his Argo castmates Bryan Cranston and John Goodman ). Waltz has won two Oscars in four years, something that can be said for only 10 other actors or actressesin film history, an impressive group that consists of Walter Brennan , Bette Davis , Olivia De Havilland , Jodie Foster , Tom Hanks , Katharine Hepburn , Glenda Jackson , Luise Rainer , Jason Robards and Spencer Tracy . Amazing.
Moving on to adapted screenplay, Terrio was the victor because Argo was most people's favorite film, in no small part because of his adaptation of a magazine article and book about CIA operative TonyMendez 's remarkable caper in Iran. He turned that true story into a genre-blending/geography-jumping thriller that made audiences laugh and cry and sit on the edges of their seats even though they already knew the ending.
It was no small compliment to award him the Oscar over Kushner and Russell, two of the greatest writers of dialogue working today. Tarantino, meanwhile, prevailed over Boal for several reasons. Tarantino previously won 18 years ago, for Pulp Fiction , whereas Boal won just four years ago, for The Hurt Locker. Tarantino is a more affable guy. And Zero Dark Thirty never recovered after its historical facts and agenda were first called into question, whereas Django , for all the criticism it received, was never about historical facts (the KKK that it depicts didn't even exist until after the Civil War), and it had no agenda except to entertain.
As for the Oscars show itself? It was a great thrill to be in the room for the second time. And...
I thought that Seth MacFarlane was OK. The opening bit ran too long. The jokes didn't provoke belly-laughs. The closing musical number was a bit stupid and in poor taste.
But he sang, he danced, he made voices, he kept the audience engaged and amused, and I have no doubt that he brought in many younger viewers without losing many older viewers, which is precisely what the Academy hired him to do. Sure, some of his cracks were tasteless, but I'd rather watch a host live on the edge than play it right down the middle. In my opinion, he deserves a return invite. (If he doesn't get one, though, they should consider Seth Rogen and Andy Samberg , both of whom I had my doubts about until they absolutely killed it at the Independent Spirit Awards last year and last Saturday, respectively.)
There were a lot of cool moments, but the one that I may remember longest is watching the greatest living actress, Meryl Streep, present the greatest living actor, Day-Lewis, with an Oscar -- and, in so doing, make him the first man to ever win three best actor Oscars. (He's also the first man or woman to be recognized with an Oscar for a performance in a Spielberg film.) At the Governors Ball after the show,Day-Lewis, clutching his statuette, smiled and told me, "I know that you believed in me, but I make a point of never assuming anything." I think it's safe to assume that Day-Lewis, who is only 55, might yet extend that new record even further.
The tie for best sound editing was also pretty thrilling. There have been five other ties in Oscar history , but not during the years that I've been watching the Oscars, so to be there to witness one was awesome. To be honest, I initially thought Mark Wahlberg -- who I'd run into him before the show at Ralphs -- was joking when he first revealed the situation, since the odds of one happening when more than 6,000 people are voting are obviously not very high.
And to be there in the audience for the return of my favorite actor, longtime Oscar staple Jack Nicholson , who has been away from the show for a few years, was very special.
I'm a huge fan of President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama , but I'm not sure why the first lady was asked to present best picture, especially if she couldn't do so in person -- it felt a little weird. Maybe just because there were a lot of nominees about American history and society this year, such as Argo , Beasts of the Southern Wild , Lincoln and Zero Dark Thirty ? If so, that connection was never really established.
Still, it was cool to witness history-- only once before had the White House directly addressed an Oscars ceremony, and that was in 1941, when President Franklin D.
Roosevelt gave a six-minute address over the radio.
I give big props to Charlize Theron and Channing Tatum for not only nailing their dance number, but for agreeing to do it in the first place. They are big stars who didn't need to expose themselves to criticism or ridicule, but did so anyway. Daniel Radcliffe and Joseph Gordon-Levitt were quite good as well with their less complicated number.
The celebration of movie musicals from the past decade turned out to be terrific, and proved, as the Grammys do year after year, that people love watching live performances during awards shows. Catherine Zeta-Jones was as sexy and nimble as ever re-creating her decade-old "All That Jazz" number from Chicago . Jennifer Hudson rocked the house with her rendition of "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going," the song which single-handedly won her the best supporting actress Oscar for 2006's Dreamgirls , and she received a thunderous standing ovation that seemed to catch even her by surprise.
And the Les Mis team did a great job with their medley -- even Russell Crowe got a big ovation.
The other performances were a mixed bag. Barbra Streisand did a nice job with her "The Way We Were" tribute to the late composer Marvin Hamlisch , although it focused a disproportionate spotlight on Hamlisch and kept several worthy members of the community from being included in the "In Memoriam" segment (among them Harry Carey, Jr. , Andy Griffith , Larry Hagman , Lupe Ontiveros , Ann Rutherford ).
Norah Jones did a nice job with best original song nominee "Everybody Needs a Best Friend" from Ted . But the most anticipated performance of the night for many, Adele 's rendition of the title song from Skyfall (for which she would end up winning the best original song Oscar to go with her Grammy and Golden Globe wins from the past month), proved fairly disappointing. She seemed to be holding back her voice for some reason, and she did not receive a standing ovation.
A lot of attention was paid during the show to 9-year-old Quvenzhane Wallis , the youngest best actress Oscar nominee in history, and rightly so. But,when you think about it, there were also a lot of oldies but goodies in the house who deserve shout-outs, too: 66-year-old Sally Field and 75-year-old Jane Fonda looked fabulous; 76-year-old Dame Shirley Bassey and 70-year-old Streisand sounded great; and Riva was there, on her 86th birthday, as an Oscar nominee, and received a birthday wish from Lawrence, the actress 64 years her junior who beat her. That was nice. (But where was the dude who has always escorted winners up the stairs to the stage? Thank God it was young Lawrence who fell -- and bounced right back up -- and not Riva!)
It's a shame that the Academy wasn't able to reunite all of the actors who have played James Bond -- all six are still alive. I've heard that they tried, but that Sean Connery and Pierce Brosnan were holdouts,denying all of the rest of us what would have been the moment of the night.
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Tonto is definitely a talented actresses as she nailed this "okada riding scene" making it look all natural and real. Thumbs up Tonto, POKO Baby
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Kanye, who enjoys seeing his leading chick in the nude, was naked on set with Kim while posing for the french magazine.
The couple was photographed by Nick Knight.
We learnt the actress is a currently in her second trimester.
The lovers who planned their wedding for later this year were forced to perform a quick legal wedding to officially zeal their union on the aforementioned date.
Toyin Aimahku's pregnancy news is the current talk of the town.
Will she do her white wedding before her baby delivery? That is yet to be answered.
Adeniyi Johnson is an hardworking man.
Joshua said he was on the phone talking with their dad who lives in Ekiti when the singer suddenly snatched the phone from him to complain about a splitting headache before she collapsed and fell into coma.
She was rushed to the hospital but she died on the way due to heavy valentine's day traffic on February 14 in Lagos.
"Although Bimpe (Goldie) appeared energetic and happy all her life, on February 14, 2013, shecomplained of headache which led to her death.Her last words were with her father when she snatched the phone from her brother and asked that she wanted to talk to daddy."While crying about a splitting headache, she asked for prayersupport. Alas she went into a coma almost immediately and died on the way to the hospital due to the Valentine traffic." – Joshua said
So sad may her soul rest in perfect peace.
The project which is a part reality show and part movie is being shot at the soar-away Tinapa Resort on the bill of Mo Abudu, who is the Executive Producer of the project and CEO, EbonyLife TV. EbonyLife TV is a new channel by the TV personality cum entrepreneur, which will debut on DSTV any moment from now.
We learnt she's been putting finishing touches to several contents, as she believes viewership would be determined by content.
Nollywood is one of the few platforms Mo Abudu wants to use to drive the channel and close sources said her choice of Nollywood would be 'new Nollywood'. This, we learnt, prompted her choice of the reigning queens of Nollywood in the mode of Rita Dominic, Kate Henshaw, Funke Akindele and Uche Jombo. However, the level of secrecy on the job is high, as the actresses have been made to sign a non-disclosure contract.
A statement signed by Pamela Ofoegbu, Director, Reality Programming, EbonyLife reads thus: "The show sees the Nollywood Divas collaborate in the production of a brilliant and pulsating short film that spotlights the plight of women across Africa who have to bear the pains of domestic abuse, a crime far too familiar but rarely spoken about. We have signed up four electrifying Nollywood divas who will each play a role in the short film."
The statement also quotes Mo Abudu as saying: "Our current filming will bring our viewers to that compelling intersection between entertainment and reality as we bring some of Nigeria's most celebrated Nollywood screen goddesses to highlight and fight thescourge of domestic abuse, an issue prevalent in the African, and indeed, Nigerian daily life, through reality TV."