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Thursday, December 10, 2009

IS HE DEAD?

Lots of people did say it!

In his response he challenged his opponents to a game of squash saying he could play the the game for 5hrs non stop. Well somebody tell me why isn't he sitted in his chair.

I don'y mean to sound unpatriotic, but i think we should stop visualizing the No. 1 position as a business endeavor. especially when it concerns the lives of over 150million individuals.

I'M JUST SAYING


Thursday, November 19, 2009

>>Out & About

This must already be the most silent blog in the entire universe.
sometimes we get involved in activities that tend to overwhelm us and we loose control
of the time to do the things we love.

Well, alot has happened to me since my last post: mostly the making of a movie premiere
in Lagos, various business offers, a freaky birthday, a truck load of meetings...trips, trips and more trips amongst others.

The Premiere of The Tenant movie which celebrates the hustle of the average African emigrant is scheduled to hold on the 12th of December, 2009 at Genesis Deluxe Cinemas, at The Palms, Lekki, Lagos.

Before the premiere, there will be a special screening of the Tenant to the media in Lagos Nigeria on the 24th of November, 2009. To be a part of this email:

prafrica@bobbytaylor.ca

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

AFRICAN STARS DAZZLE AT NAIROBI EDITION OF MTV AFRICA MUSIC AWARDS WITH ZAIN




Nairobi, 10 October 2009: Nameless (Kenya) and M.I. (Nigeria) were the big winners of the evening at the MTV Africa Music Awards with Zain. The two artists took home two trophies each at the pan-African music celebration, held at the Moi International Sports Complex, Kasarani, Kenya on 10 October 2009.

Nameless won the coveted Best Male artist category at the Awards, which honours and celebrates Africa’s contemporary music stars, as well as the Listener’s Choice category which recognizes the biggest radio hits of the year. M.I. clinched an impressive duo, scoring for Best New Act and Best Hip Hop.

Best Female went to Kenyan star Amani, making it two in a row for Kenyan female performers after Wahu’s win in Abuja in 2008.

Ghanaian star Samini put dancehall firmly on the map with a win for Best Performer, a fitting tribute to his trademark high energy live performances. Artist of the Year went to D’Banj – showing the Nigerian star remains at the top of his game after a triple win in 2008 and his MTV Europe Music Awards win in 2007.

African artists scored three awards: MAMA Legend (Lucky Dube), HHP (Best Video) and Zebra & Giraffe (Best Alternative).

Host Wyclef Jean set the uplifting tone for the evening with an electrifying live set including monster hits ‘Sweetest Girl’, ‘No Woman No Cry‘ and ‘Ready or Not’.

Hip hop phenomenon Akon, making a long anticipated trip to Kenya, rose to the challenge, rousing the crowd with a show-stopping version of his track, Beautiful.

Dr Saad Al Barrak, CEO of Zain, the co-sponsor of the MAMAs, said the evening confirmed the huge talent that Africa possesses and the influence it had upon the world of music. “Much of the music we listen to today has its roots in this great continent. I cannot emphasize strongly enough what a privilege it is for Zain to lend its name to such an event. In doing so, we are both keeping alive the flame of Africa’s cultural consciousness and delivering on our promise to bring you “A wonderful world.”

In keeping with the show’s purpose of bringing Africa together, the MAMA awards featured multiple collaborations between artists from different countries and music genres – mixing up hip hop with R&B, alternative, soul and dancehall, among others. Among the collaborations thrilling the 4,000 strong crowd was a three way tie-up featuring HHP, Brickz and 2FACE, and a stunning collaboration between Kenyan divas Amani and Wahu and Tanzania’s A.Y. and a dramatic hip-hop/rock mash-up between Zebra & Giraffe and Da LES.

The evening closed with a moving performance of Michael Jackson’s crowd pleaser ‘Wanna Be Starting Something’ with Akon and all the other performers.

The My Video Award was won by Patricke-Stevie Moungondo from Congo Brazzaville, who beat thousands of amateur singers to win the coveted MAMA trophy, in the form of a ‘retro/futuristic’ microphone balanced on top of a globe of the world with Africa poised symbolically at the top.

Among the many show highlights were Wyclef’s opening number and a touching tribute to MAMA Legend Award winner Lucky Dube by Wyclef, Nameless and Samini, in honour of the iconic South African reggae star tragically killed in 2007. The ‘One Time’ star also called attention to the plight of the 17 million people in East Africa affected by drought and famine.

Performers at MAMA 2009 included Akon, Wahu, M.I., Samini, HHP, Da L.E.S, Zebra & Giraffe, Lizha James, STL, Amani, Nameless, A.Y., Lira, 2FACE and Blu3.

Guest presenters included Zamajobe, Kel, Redsan, Churchill, the cast of the MTV Staying Alive Ignite TV series, Shuga.

The winners of the MTV Africa Music Awards with Zain 2009 are:

BEST FEMALE Amani (Kenya)
BEST MALE Nameless (Kenya)
BEST PERFORMER Samini (Ghana)
BEST GROUP P Square (Nigeria)
BEST ALTERNATIVE Zebra and Giraffe (South Africa)
BEST HIP HOP M I (Nigeria)
BEST R&B 2FACE (Nigeria)
ARTIST OF THE YEAR D'Banj (Nigeria)
BEST NEW ACT M.I. (Nigeria)
BEST VIDEO HHP (South Africa)
LEGEND AWARD Lucky Dube (South Africa)
MY VIDEO AWARD Patricke-Stevie Moungondo (Congo Brazzaville)
LISTENERS CHOICE AWARD Nameless (Kenya).

For further information on the MTV Africa Music Awards with Zain please go to www.mtvbase.com or mtvmama.mobi, join the MTV base Facebook fanpage at MTV-BASE@Facebook or follow our tweets at Twitter on twitter.com/mtvbaseafrica.

source: http://bit.ly/jzXEb

Thursday, October 8, 2009

MTV Hottest MCs 2009: top 10 list


I'll bet its no longer news that the MTV Hottest MCs 2009 List is out with Jayz emerging as the hottest MC numero uno. The greatest upset of the top ten list came from DRAKE the canadian actor turned MC, who locked the No. 3 spot ahead of Kanye and 50cents. nuf said check out the list below::



#1.Jay-Z
#2.Lil Wayne
#3.Drake
#4.Kanye West
#5.Rick Ross
#6.Gucci Mana
#7.Young Jeezy
#8.Fabulous
#9.50cent
#10.Raekwon

As in 2007 and 2008 the list, determined by the MTV News Hip-Hop Brain Trust, is based on an MC's achievements right now, rather than an entire career.The Criteria is based on a combination of rhyme skill, flow and how those things are implemented musically as the main factors. The Brain Trust also considered buzz, impact, commercial success -- sales, airplay, business ventures, Web presence, endorsements and helping to spawn other artists' careers -- and the intangible, impact: Can an artist not only contribute to the rap game but influence cultural shifts? Are they trendsetters? All of these factors -- and the results of our audience poll, which closed last week and got a vote at the Round Table during the Brain Trust's debate -- contributed to deciding who is the Hottest MC in the Game.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

MOBO 2009

Last night the 14th MOBO Awards took place at the SECC, Glasgow. Hosted by the charming Reggie Yates and superstar Keri Hilson, the show saw jaw dropping performances from JLS, Tinchy Stryder, N-Dubz, Chipmunk and Keri Hilson. As well as a historic performance from War Child's 'Young Soul Rebels' performing "I Got Soul" for the first time together. The evening also paid homage to the late Michael Jackson, with a moving tribute led by La Toya & Jermaine Jackson.

Winners List of 2009 MOBO Awards:

* Best International Act: Beyonce Knowles
* Best R&B Act: Keri Hilson
* Best Video: “Singles Ladies (Put a Ring on It)” – Beyonce Knowles
* Best Hip Hop Act: Chipmunk
* Best Newcomer: JLS
* Best U.K. Act: N-Dubz
* Best Album: “Uncle B” – N-Dubz
* Best Song: “Beat Again” – JLS
* Best Reggae: Sean Paul
* Best Jazz Act: Yolanda Brown
* Best DJ: Trevor Nelson
* Best Gospel Act: Victizzle
* Best African Act: Nneka

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

THE TENANT™ WINS BEST FILM AT THE MID ATLANTIC BLACK FILM FESTIVAL

The movie 'The TENANT™' is fast on the rise as it wins yet another award at The Mid Atlantic Black Film Festival.

'The Tenant' movie was selected amongst many as the official closing film at The Mid Atlantic Black Film Festival, an annual juried film festival that showcases the work and talent of independent film makers.

This remarkable and well put together movie has gained major buzz in the United States, UK, Canada and Nigeria.

'The Tenant' has also been selected as the Opening Movie for this years Canadian Black Film Festival.

The movie is scheduled to screen in three days, on Sept. 25th at Eng 103, George Vari Building, Ryerson University at 6:30pm prompt.

For more information please visit www.cbff.ca

The mulitple award winning movie is also set to premiere in Lagos later on this year. Information regarding the premiere will be made available via print media and various online portals.

For more information regarding The Tenant Movie please email prafrica@bobbytaylor.ca

"Are you the Landlord or Tenant of your life?"
- Broken Manacles.



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Obinna (Lucky Ejim), an African refugee in Canada, faces deportation in 30 days. When all hope seems lost, a chance confrontation with Timothy, his terminally ill landlord, provides him an opportunity to remain in the country. Timothy who is a former immigration officer makes him a deal; he will intervene in his pending deportation if Obinna finds his estranged daughter Nicole and convinces her to see him one last time before he dies. With the clock ticking, Obinna fights to save his dreams, in the course of which he stumbles on a discovery that will shake the very foundations of his beliefs.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

DISTRICT9+Nigeria

"
Has anyone seen the movie District 9?

This movie should be boycotted it portrays Nigerians in the worst light
The movie plays on racial stereotypes Nigerians and exploits South African history of apartheid and basically portrays blacks as savages. Nigerians are portrayed as brutal cannibalistic savages who exploit both humans and aliens. The movie mentions Nigerian women having sex with aliens.

The movie is getting great reviews by both movie goers and critics – not surprising the movie is number 1 at box office. So far the only one who dared to speak out against this movie is movie critic Aromond White and some fans of the movie are going as far as to ask for his resignations"

To read his review please go to the link below

PLAYSTATION+NIGERIA ISH!

At the end of August, Sony was churning some lighthearted PlayStation 3 ads, poking fun at gaming journalists and other nonsense. All in good fun, right? Nigeria did not agree.

The Nigerian government took offense to one of Sony's ads on price cuts. Originally, the silly dialogue went something like this: "Bernie, you can't believe everything you read on the Internet. Otherwise I would be a Nigerian millionaire by now."

Nigeria was not amused. The government promptly demanded an apology from Sony, for allegedly damaging (or attempting to) the nation's upstanding reputation. Apparently, the Nigerian federal government really does believe this advertisement is an attempt to damage Nigeria's international businessinterests.

Information and Communication Minister Prof. Dora Akunyili released a statement in relation to the offense:

It is on record that Sony Corporation has operated in Nigeria since independence and has enjoyed tremendous patronage from Nigerians at home and abroad.

Over these years, there is no established record that the company has recorded any major fraud by Nigerians.

While Nigeria accepts that there are few criminal-minded people within her population like any other country including Japan, the home country of Sony Corporation, the Federal Government has put in place institutions to rid the country of fraudulent practices.


SCEA Statement Regarding PlayStation®3 TV Advertising

"It has come to our attention that a recent TV advertisement for PlayStation® may have offended some members of the Nigerian community. We never intended to create a situation that would upset anyone, and we have taken action to immediately remove the advertisement from the air. We apologize to anyone this may have offended."-SONY PLAYSTATION.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

15-year-old Kimberly Anyadike flew a single-engine Cessna across the U.S into the Guiness Book of records

Ok forgive me here,Kimberly makes me proud of being very Nigerian. Although she is Nigerian i doubt she has ever been here, but who cares, truth is I have been very lazy bout blogging about her for weeks until this morning, I learnt she taped an edition of the Tyra Banks show, and i couldn't hold meself back no more. some positive inspirations enjoy!

She departed with a dream and returned home a record-breaker.

Inspired by the Tuskeegee Airmen, 15-year-old Kimberly Anyadike flew a single-engine Cessna cross-country from her hometown ofCompton,Calif., toNewport News, Va.

Anyadike learned to fly at age 12 through the Compton-based Tomorrow's Aeronautical Museum, which offers aviation lessons in an after-school program for disadvantaged youths, theLos Angeles Timesreported. It was their plane that she flew on her cross-country trip. The brave teenager came up with the idea for the trip on her own, the museum's founder,Robert Petgrave, told the Times.

"I told her it was going to be a daunting task, but she just said, 'Put it on. I got big shoulders,'" Petgrave said. Along for the historic ride were an adult safety pilot and 87-year-oldLevi Thornhill, one of the Tuskeegee Airmen during World War II.

"They left such a great legacy," Anyadike said of theU.S. Army Air Corps' all-black combat unit. "I had big shoes to fill. ... All they wanted to do was to be patriots for this country (US). They were told no, that they were stupid, that they didn't have cognitive development to fly planes. They didn't listen. They just did what they wanted to do."

About 50 Tuskeegee Airmen autographed the young pilot's plane during her journey, the Times reported.

"I wanted to inspire other kids to really believe in themselves," Anyadike said.

whats more is after her historic feat she got a letter of commendation from Former President Bill Clinton, see copy of letter below:



Selah Abrams, Top CNN/TimeWarner Production Engineer to Train Nigerian Music Producers & Entrepreneurs in Lagos.


15th August, 2009
*For Immediate Release
Lagos, Nigeria.

Top Turner Studios (CNN, Cartoon Network, and TNT)/TimeWarner Company production engineer, Selah Abrams is set to storm Lagos, on the 21st of August, 2009 for the Future Moguls: MIX MOGULS and BIZ MOGULS seminars scheduled to take place in Nigeria between the 22nd of August, 2009 and 30th August, 2009. Selah Abrams who is also Chair of the Atlanta Audio Engineering Society would be training upcoming and professional Nigerian Music Producers, in the MIX MOGULS seminar on international music production, mixing and mastering techniques and would also train aspiring entrepreneurs in the BIZ MOGUL seminar on entrepreneurship ‘silicon valley’ style.

Selah Abrams
The MIX MOGULS seminar would be open to professional and amateur production engineers and music producers while the BIZ MOGULS seminar would be open to aspiring entrepreneurs and each seminar would cost twenty five thousand Naira Only (=N=25,000) per head.

Selah Abrams has received several international accolades for his skills and benevolence, part of which include: CNN MyHero Award, Georgia Outstanding Citizen (Cathy Cox, Sec'y of State), Selah’s specialties include: Media production, audio/video/broadcast engineering, graphic design, IT engineering and network design/troubleshooting, Media activism, social entrepreneurship, new media technologies, microfinance, and low-power fm radio setup.

Selah had this to say about the MOGUL seminars:
“my aim is to use my branding, marketing, engineering, teaching, entrepreneurial, and leadership experience to turn innovative ideas into working prototypes and finished projects. New media can bring transparency amongst people, businesses and government to serve the people it exists for. Innovative entrepreneurship is not only the key for keeping our own country competitive and relevant, but also for those in developing countries to ensure that everyone has an opportunity to lift themselves to the situation they desire to be in. Lastly, empowering young people to get in the game and make their mark, I strongly believe, is the obligation of us all, rather than the realm of 'community activists'. These are my strongest motivating forces and the purpose for my life”.

So far the following organizations have partnered to make the seminars a success: FUTURE MOGULS Inc., The Bobby Taylor Company, swagcraft® media, Sol Productions amongst others.

For more information about the seminars please contact:

gossim daniels
The Bobby Taylor Company
+234 706 2929 222
prafrica@bobbytaylor.ca

Monday, August 10, 2009

Banky W. 'Strong thing' video shoot

I could'nt resist putting this up, as we already know Banky just shot the video for the hit track 'Strong thing' off his 'The W Experience' album here is the trailer and beheind the scenes pictures. The video was directed by Eban Oliver of Production Militia studios. The concept of the video was drawn from the John Dilinger themed public enemy concept. 'nuff said:













Sunday, August 9, 2009

The TENANT™: International Award winning Movie set to premiere in Lagos.


1st August 2009
Lagos, Nigeria

Today, Broken Manacles Entertainment a Canadian based film production company owned by Nigerians, announced the forthcoming premiere of their multiple award winning movie called: The TENANT™.

Faced with the onerous challenge of breaking into Hollywood, the duo founded the film production company Broken Manacles Entertainment Inc. The movie which was written, produced, and directed by Jude Idada and Lucky Ejim, two Nigerian immigrants in Canada was shot in various locations in Canada and Nigeria with Dare ‘BabaDee’ Fasasi as co-director. The movie has already won international accolades which include: Audience Choice Award, Best Feature Film–(Hollywood Black Film Festival2009), Beverly Hills, California; Best Feature Film –(Moving Image Film festival2008), Toronto Canada.

The movie billed to premiere in Lagos sometime in October, 2009 at the cinemas tells the tale of the average African emigrant in search of a better future for himself and his family: Obinna, an African refugee in Canada, faces deportation in 30 days. When all hope seems lost, a chance confrontation with Timothy, his terminally ill landlord, provides him an opportunity to remain in the country. Timothy who is a former immigration officer makes him a deal; he will intervene in his pending deportation if Obinna finds his estranged daughter Nicole and convinces her to see him one last time before he dies. With the clock ticking, Obinna fights to save his dreams, in the course of which he stumbles on a discovery that will shake the very foundations of his beliefs.

So far the movie has been screened at various film festivals in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.

In the words of the movie director Lucky Ejim: “…Some of the ideas that emanated from our research was the pain associated with the need to survive, to love and to forgive, but these words alone wasn’t enough to make an interesting film so we decided to quantify pain…”

Following the screening in Canada, some of the guests had this to say:

“.... This film makes Nigeria proud. Great storytelling, Great acting, Great Directing, There should be a part two”
- His Excellency, Professor Iyorwuese Hager (High Commissioner of Nigeria to Canada);

“........ I loved this film. As a successful writer, I couldn’t even fathom the plot line, twists, reversals etc. The language was marvelous. The directing is superb. I am in awe.” - Robert Eisele Writer (The Great Debaters)

The official premiere of The TENANT™ would be preceded by a screening of the movie to the media and the online blogging community on the 30th of October, 2009.

More information about the TENANT™ movie is available at: www.thetenantmovie.com.


Trailer also available on your VEDA QUEST PORTAL


Press Contacts:
Gossim Daniels
The Bobby Taylor Company
prafrica@bobbytaylor.ca;
[+234 706 2929 222]

Monday, August 3, 2009

SMVA Winners!



Best Male Video
• Naeto C – Kini Big Deal

Best Female Video
• TY Bello – Ekundayo

Best Choreography
• P-Square – Roll It

Best Special Effect Editing
• Dipp – Dangerous

Best Cinematography
• Bigiano – Shayo

Best Hip Hop
• Str8buttah – Last Standing

Best R&B or Pop Video
• Darey - Not the girl

Best Duo/Group Video
• P-Square – Roll It

Best Collaboration in a Music Video
• Tuface Idibia ft. Sound Sultan – Enter The Place

Soundcity Viewers Choice
• Bigiano – Shayo

Soundcity Fresh Video
• Steel – South African Girl

Discovery of the year
• Kel - Waa Wa Alright

Hit Producer of the Year (as used in a music video)
• “Suddenly” by D’banj (Don Jazzy)

African Video of the Year
• 340ML (Mozambique)

Best Video
• Tuface - Enter The Place

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Julius Agwu's new video! ft. OJB

I just could'nt resist the urge to post this, not sure if this was Julius being his witty self, but i'm still laughing.


Wednesday, July 22, 2009

rocawear popup shop...marketing with class...

Imagine you wake up one morning and you look out the window and all you see is this beautifully designed truck and also got to know that the best cloths label in the world was out your window selling directly to your neigbourhood from an exquisite pop up shop! ok snap out of it...this is real, rocawear trully rocks!!!





Enough is Enough...#LightUpNigeria


“And God said, 'Let there be light' and there was light, but the Electricity Board said He would have to wait until Thursday to be connected.” – Spike Milligan Lagos

– The first few words of every Nigerian child born and raised in Nigeria, undoubtedly includes these words, “Up NEPA!”, this cry is one synonymous to the restoration of electricity in Nigeria. With over 3 decades of irregular and fickle power supply, it has gradually become a norm; but on the 14th of July, 2009, on one of the popular social online networks, Twitter, what many will soon refer to as a revolution began.

As several people on Twitter shared their experiences and made comments about the situation of power supply in their homes and work places; it became evident that the „so-called‟ norm is in reality, a menace that affects our growth and productivity deeply as a country and as individuals. The discussion continued with more and more people venting, sharing their experiences and while making suggestions on how to remedy the scourge, LightUpNigeria was created.

LightUpNigeria is a movement which has arisen out of necessity in reaction to the current problem with power supply in Nigeria. The movement aims to highlight the problems caused by the lack of constant power supply in Nigeria and raise awareness of the situation globally. Through the awareness raised by this movement, it is highly anticipated that the current policy or policies governing the generation, distribution and transmission of power via the national grid service in Nigeria will be reviewed and reformed.
LightUpNigeria is not a political campaign or organization; everyone in Nigeria is affected by the lack of constant power supply so everyone in Nigeria is part of the movement. Living without constant power supply has become synonymous with being Nigerian.

Expatriates and repatriates alike often cite the power outages as one of their reasons for being reluctant to relocate to Nigeria. It has been proven that Nigeria looses out daily on new investment and business opportunities due to the inherent power issues. The manufacturing, telecommunications, public health, and media industries are but a few of the industries currently being crippled by the lack of power in Nigeria. LightUpNigeria is spreading a simple message „Enough is Enough’. LightUpNigeria wishes to use one universal voice to raise awareness globally through every and any platform available. The movement is demanding action from the Nigerian government and political office holders, both at the local, state and federal levels, to solve the power supply problem. LightUpNigeria requests that:

  • A clear target of a minimum of 300 Watts per Capita by 2015 be included in the power bill
  • A clear plan with timelines showing when each megawatt will be added to the grid be made available to every Nigerian
  • An act of power in both legislative houses be created which will make the power supply problem in Nigeria a national priority
  • The Nigerian government, both at the local, state and federal levels, adjusts budgets and spending to make supplying power to Nigerians a priority
  • Credible, recognized industry experts and proven managerial resources be appointed to the power sector to bolster the human capacity
  • The Nigerian government, both at the local, state and federal levels, to enhance the generation, transmission, distribution and storage of electrical power and its sources.
LightUpNigeria will work with likeminded groups and Nigerians to achieve the aforementioned goals; and will be open to discuss and execute suggestions and recommendations from everyone involved and interested in this one cause to LightUpNigeria.

LightUpNigeria is not a collection of energy experts. It is a united Nigeria asking for results in the power sector; hence it is focused on demanding results rather than discussing the merits of any solution. It is the general position of LightUpNigeria position that lighting up Nigeria is no brain surgery. Other African countries have successfully done this. It is not a technology problem or a "know how" problem. It is a problem of will and focus. Hence LightUpNigeria will not be telling the government "how" but is merely demanding that the government commit and dedicate resources to simply replicate here what has been achieved easily elsewhere.
The website, www.lightupnigeria.org, will provide information on the movement and developments as they occur.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

::channel O music video awards nomination list::



The nomination list is finally out and you can vote for your favourite artistes @ www.channelo.co.za.

1. BEST MALE VIDEO
A. Naeto C for Ki Ni Big Deal
B. Pro for Uthini Ngo Pro
C. Buffalo Souljah for Judgement
D. Hip Hop Panstula for Mpitse
E. Darey for Not The Girl
F. Xod for I Want You Back

2. BEST FEMALE VIDEO
A. Amani for Tonight
B. Lira for Wa Mpaleha
C. Lizha James for Estilo Xakhale
D. Nneka for Heartbeat
E. Thandiswa Mazwai for Ingoma
F. Sasha for Only One

3. BEST NEWCOMER
A. The Dream for Plenty Plenty
B. Brian Temba for Dominoes
C. Nneka for Heartbeat
D. Khuli for Tswak Stik'em
E. Jay Ru for Big Boi Anthem
F. Xod for I Want You Back

4. BEST DUO OR GROUP
A. Da L.E.S. feat. Bongz & Maggz for We On Fire
B. Kalibrados for Bambribam
C. P Square for No One Like You
D. Buffalo Souljah/Taygrin/Gal level for My Type Of Girl
E. Mwana Fa/Ay Mamba for Naongea Na Wewe
F. D'Banj feat. Mo Hit Stars for Pere

5. BEST DANCE VIDEO
A. Master Jam feat. RJ. Benjamin for Change The World
B. Goldfish for This Is How It Feels
C. Winnie Khumalo for Live My Life
D. Tzozo & Professor for Vuma
E. Lady May for Ndota
F. Black Coffee feat. Bucie for Turn Me On

6. BEST RAGGA DANCEHALL VIDEO
A. Kalaharians for Work The Middle
B. Buffalo Souljah for Judgement
C. Bantu for Where Di Water
D. Wahu for Sweet Luv
E. Paulino Q for Shake It On Me
F. Risasi/Collo for Wat U Wote

7. BEST AFRO POP
A. Kelly Hansome for Maga Don Pay
B. Winnie Khumalo for Live My Life
C. Steel for Omoge
D. Theo for Ndihambela Phezulu
E. Durella for Enu O Se
F. Gal Level for Touch Me

8. BEST KWAITO
A. Gazza feat. Bleksem for Passop
B. Brown Dash for Back 2 Kasi
C. Howza for Styla Samahala
D. Damara Dik Ding for Bakuten
E. The Dogg for Hands Up
F. Mzekezeke for Nigi Hamba Phansi

9. BEST R&B VIDEO
A. Lira for Wa Mpaleha
B. Gxploits for Tear Rubber
C. Amani for Tonight
D. Darey for Not The Girl
E. Brian Temda for Dominoes
F. 2 Face Idibia/Sound Sultan for Enter The Place

10. BEST HIP HOP VIDEO
A. Okyeame Kwame for Woso
B. Hip Hop Pantsula for All I need
C. Zeus for Gikima
D. Jay Ru for Big Boi Anthem
E. Pro for Uthini Ngo Pro
F. Black Rhino for Black Chata

11. BEST AFRICAN SOUTHERN
A. Teargas for Take You Out
B. Taygrin feat. Wendy Harawa for Moto
C. Lira for Wa Mpaleha
D. Lizha Jame for Estilo Xakhale
E. Rhythmic Elements for 2 By 2
F. Negro Blue for Um Beijo

12. BEST AFRICAN WEST
A. Ikechukwu for Shoobeedoo
B. J. Martin feat. Ti Maya & P Sqaure for Good Or Bad
C. Okyeame Kwame for Woso
D. Nneka for Heartbeat
E. 9ice feat. 2 Face for Street Credibility
F. Kwaku T & D-Black for Move

13. BEST AFRICAN EAST
A. Amani for Tonight
B. Mwana Fa/Ay Mamba for Naongea Na Wewe
C. Xod for I Want You
D. Wahu for Sweet Luv
E. Black Rhino for Black Chata
F. Cannibal for I Wish

14. VIDEO OF THE YEAR
A. Taygrin feat. Wendy Harawa for Moto
B. Da L.E.S. feat Bongz & Maggz for We're On Fire
C. Okyeame Kwame for Woso
D. Naeto C for Ki Ni Big Deal
E. Rhythmic Elements for 2 By 2
F. Amani for Tonight

The Album Djinee

leave all this crazy talk about empty swagger, Djinee has got his R&B street cred if there is is anything like that. The former soundcity veejay overkilled it on his latest delivery: 'The Album Djinee'.
I have bumped all the tracks on the album for some time now and belive me i am a satisfied customer.

The beauty of this Album does not just lie in the maestro ability of djinee but the production genius of M.I and his younger brother Jesse Jagz and between them they produced 8 tracks on the Djinee Album. What amazes me the most is the fact that its a rare feat to have professional rappers play keyboards/pianos, save for pips like Kanye West...

Then there is the touch of the Production King himself: Cobhams Asuquo who produced 4 of the tracks on the Album. Do i need to give you anymore reason to buy the album?
If you were to define a good album or musical production, how would you do that? As for me i would just define that in one word: DJINEE.

my personal favourite is the Overkillin it remix ft. Iceprince, Jesse Jagz and M.I the track was wicked and had some ill Rhymes.




Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Light Up Nigeria! -More than a Twitter revolution


A few Nigerians have decided to speak up on the pathetic power situation in the country for the past two days tweeters on twitter have been burning up there keypads with the tag '#lightupnigeria'. This initiative has the support of the likes of eldee, Banky W, Kel, M.I amongst other Nigerian arists. In their words: 'enough is enough'


Sunday, July 12, 2009

VEDA Technology, Proudly Nigerian, Global Spirit.


sometimes the difference between a global brand and a local brand is the spirit behind the brand. world class brands like Google, Apple Inc, and Microsoft became what they are today by developing an out of the box culture within their organisation.

A good brand identity goes beyond fancy packaging and expensive commercials. The concept of Branding involves a collection of the various characters and constituents of a product, person, or organisation, and for
a product, person, or organisation to become a world class brand all constituent elements must be in sync as seen in a matrix such that when one element of a matrix is disturbed, it affects the entire system.

putting all the intellectual ramble above into perspective, one evidence of all the factors outlined above is VEDA Technology. A Nigeran based computer manufacturer, that has introduced a unique computer harware solution to the Nigerian and African Market.

VEDA technology possesses what its competitors lack: youth, Quality relationships, and innovation. With computer designs by the same firms that design for other world class computer manaufacturers, it is set to bring a breath of fresh air to computing in the African continent.

Currently VEDA technology has to its credit, 4 product designs which include:

1.VEDA Fly[Intel Mobile Core, 16OGB SATA HDD, 2GB RAM, DVD-RSuper Multi, 1.3m Camera, wifi b/g, 4 Cell Smart Li battery]


2.VEDA EXL[Intel Core 2 Duo, 250GB SATA HDD, 2GB DIMM, DVD Super multi + S/W, 1.3MEGA PIXEL Camera, Bluetooth V2.0, 6 Cell Smart Lithium battery, wi-fi big, 4in1 Card Reader]

3.VEDA Touch[Intel Core 2 Duo, 250 GB SATA
HDD, 2GB DIMM, DVD Super multi+S/W, 1.3MEGA PIXEL Camera, Bluetooth, Switchable 110-240V power supply]

4.VEDA pulse[Intel E2200 2.2 Ghz Cpu,160 GB SATA HDD,1GB DRAM MODULE,
DVD ROM ODD,10/100/1000 Ethernet, 7.1 Sound Card, 9inl Card reader w/adaptor, 19” WXGA LCD Panel Monitor]

For VEDA Technology, its loyalty to its users goes beyond delivering quality computing power to its users, it also involves giving the end user satisfaction and more computing power. The QUEST application designed by VEDA Technology which it also bundles with a
ll its computers free of charge to the end user is a free resource and multimedia application designed for business, entertainment, information and communication by its users. VEDA computer users also get the rare privilege of access to content from award winning artists, authors and movie producers and directors. Furthermore Users also get easy access to instant messaging and social networking applications amongst other functions.

I have one challenge for you:
'If you can show me any other indigenous computer manufacturer that can match the VEDA offering,we would buy you a Maserati Gran Turismo and throw in a VEDA EXL.' now how about that?

VEDA TRULY ROCKS!!!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

MJ related random thoughts


for some reason i get the urge to pen stuffz..bt what about? hmm lets see:

Ok watching MJ's memorial last night i loved all the special performances.
usher sang so good he made the jackson family console him..aint that ironic?

Usher planted a peck on Mrs. Jackson. I didn't notice any closeups on Joeseph Jackson.
Uncle Stevie was totally FAB on the grand piano everytime i see him I remember our won Cobhams Asuquo, God is trully awesome.

MJ was a big fan of that little dude Shaneen Jafargholi who also sang at MJ's memorial: well he aint so little no more, If someone like MJ were a fan of mine how would i feel?

Liz Taylor, Diana Ross, and uncle Quincy Jones refused to attend the memorial, in the words of Elizabeth Taylor: ' i have refused to share my grief with the world'. by the way MJ's WILL cedes parental guidance of his children in case of Mrs. Jackson's absense to Diana Ross.

I saw Janet but didnt see Jermaine Dupri anywhere around.

Nelson Mandela (Mandiba) sent in his condolences himself and MJ became very good friends over the years.

AEG did an awesome job on the memorial sure they would have successfully executed the 50 concerts for MJ. I still think the concerts should go on.

If you got an MJ concert ticket, hold on to it tight it will soon be worth much on ebay in some years...lol.

Now is a good time for MJ's album to be released..if you think the Beatles and uncle Elvis sold albums, MJ's fresh album is about to rewrite world album sales records.

Jermaine Jackson wore MJ's gloves while singing, true?

Where was Nick Canon when Mariah was singing @ the memorial?

I wonder why NEYO was not allowed to sing at the memorial, we all know he wrote songs for MJ plus after Usher, genuwine he's the next MJ influened protege in line.

R. Kelly left Naija early enough, why wasn't he lined up to perform @ the memorial.

The CNN backstory on the MJ memorial was tight.

Just some thoughts from my twisted mind...

Thursday, July 2, 2009

what have you done about your dreams today?

good morning, good afternoon, good night..how have you lived your life?
between Talib & Mosdef this statement rings loud.

Indeed life is as simple as that...alot of us are in different seasons of our lives like timezones, for some its evening for others its morning.

Isn't it rather unfortunate how much of our dreams and aspirations are left to die on cute writing pads with spiral rings which we pull out and refine from time to time and end up doing nothing about...lol.
I think it was John maxwell that said we as humans have the ability to think ourselves out of ideas...never heard any 'truer' statement, this is cos we refuse to start small.

yeah they say ideas rule the world very true, but its not just having 'em ideas count but running with those ideas and giving them life that matters most.

If we as humans wait for perfect conditions before moving in on our dreams we would never accomplish anything cos there will never be a perfect condition.

Finally I would lik to appreciate you for being a part of this group, our dreams would never ever be a reality without the privilege of access which you have give us. Thank You!

please feel free to invite your friends who share in our ideology...

move one positive step in the fultilment of your dreams today!

~gossim daniels

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Starting a Management Company


    Focus

  1. Management companies come in a variety of forms. The first step in starting a management company is to define the industry or type of services on which the company will focus. The real estate industry utilizes residential and commercial property management companies and appraisal managers. The entertainment industry is rife with outside management firms that deal with every aspect of the field, from event management to artist management. Financial management firms offer debt management, investment management and account management. Business employs strategic management companies and outside project managers on a regular basis. All management companies share the goal of relieving the client of certain aspects of their business so they can concentrate on their core competencies.
  2. Business Plan

  3. Once the focus of the management company is found, the next step is to write a business plan. The narrower the focus of the company, the easier it will be to write a business plan because much of the direction is self-evident. Start with a goal, whether it's to sign three bands to the company or land one large IT client in the first 3 months. Be specific. Include short- and long-term goals. Consider the resources required to achieve those goals. Staff, office equipment, travel, association fees and entertainment expenses should be included in the initial needs assessment. Include timelines and expected revenues. Finally, write down specific activities and measures to be taken that will bring in the business to make the company successful.
  4. Action

  5. Because management companies rely primarily on talent and time, there is very little start-up funding required to start a business. Office space is not required until the company is large enough to hire full-time administrative staff and bring on additional consultants and salespeople. Many management consultants work successfully from home offices. Ideally, a new management firm is started in response to a particular need that already has been identified. Starting a management company with a couple of solid clients can bring in the income needed to keep the business going while ongoing marketing efforts work to bring in more business.
  6. Success

  7. Many management companies develop long-term relationships with clients who can bring in referrals for more business. When clients hire the firm for specific projects, follow up on a regular basis to keep the company name in front of the client for future needs and to request referrals. Hire staff as needed to maintain accounts. Network in the industry that the company serves. Join trade groups and attend trade shows to support existing clients and to build a broader base of contacts. Beware of relying too heavily on one large account. Network among other management firms through organizations, such as the American Management Companies Institute, to share ideas and to take advantage of educational opportunities to improve the business.
credits: http://www.ehow.com

Thursday, June 25, 2009

El mariachi of the THISDAY MEDIA empire


British model Naomi Campbell and Nigerian media mogul Nduka Obaignena attend a photocall for “This Day’s Africa Rising’ Music And Fashion Festival” at Royal Albert Hall in London on June 25, 2008.

Friday, June 12, 2009

::onestop talent brand management::


I could bet my 'bottom kobo' anytime that beckam was never half as good as JayJay Okocha...(i'm sure you will mosdef agree) then why is Beckam worth more than JayJay. or what is it exactly that makes the signature of a club swinging sports man (TIGER WOODS) worth over $250,000,000 on an AMEX card; or that makes a black rapper from the marcy's project the top earning hiphop head on earth?

Its called 'QUALITY BRAND MANAGEMENT' why is it so hard for eyes to be opened to the 'humongous' oppurtunities that exist for celebrity brands in Nigeria.

In the U.S as i know it, as an artist when your album goes platinum...your career is just gettin started.

my point exactly?
lots of opportunities exist in product endorsements, franchise development...squash the marketing mumbo jumbo... if you are an artist?, and you dream of your own footware line, fragrance line,
david & Victoria beckam fragrance
clothsline( already overated)...blah blah .. if it sells you when u sleep...who else would you talk to but SWAGCRAFT.

Truth is @ swagcraft we are not just interested in the sales we would most definately help you make, we believe that your overall success as an artist can be leveraged upon for the good of your fans generally and the enviroment.

Our strategy simple, 'ONE STOP'
if you are fresh or an old timer looking to live your dream
call us on: +234 [0] 706 2929 222
or email us: holla@swagcraft.com

so like we always say @ swagcraft: " if you fancy a david beckam, a Tiger woods or a JayZ, we could help you be the next YOU

guess thats why we are referred to as: the fame engine

SWAGCRAFT: people brand management | concept management | brand association

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Saturday, June 6, 2009

M.I-SAFE OFFICIAL VIDEO DROPS

Well i guess the wait was worth every second. Finally the official safe video drops.
Ladies and gentlemen i present to you the gospel of SAFE by M.I according to Mex of pixel chaos.



Tuesday, May 19, 2009

HipHop World Awards '09



Its official results for the Hip Hop World Awards '09 are outlined below:

Artiste of the Year- 9ice

Album of the Year- 9ice

Song of the Year- Gongo Aso by 9ice

Recording of the Year- Michelle by Etcetera

Producer of the Year- ID Cabasa

Best Music Video- Roll It by Jude Okoye

Best Reggae/Dancehall Album- Gift and Grace by Timaya

Best R and B/Pop Album- Gongo Aso by 9ice

Best Rap Album- Talk About It by M.I

Best Collabo- Good or Bad by J. Martins featuring Timaya and P Square

Best Rap Single- Ki Ni Big Deal by Naeto C

Best Vocal Performance (male) - Don’t Break My Heart by Banky W

Best Vocal Performance (female) - In The Music by Omawumi

Next Rated- Omawumi

Hip Hop World Revelation- M.I

Lyricist on the Roll- Mode 9

Best Street Hop- 04 Ka Si Be

Hip Hop World Hall of Fame- Phillip Trimnell

Saturday, April 18, 2009

::The Tenant::


Ok I am usually one who is not easily impressed...lol esp. not in the area of movies and music. This movie Written and Produced by Jude Idada and Directed by Lucky Ejim means alot to me as it tells the story of the average Nigerian in the diaspora looking to make sense of life.

The Tenant tells the story of Obinna, an African refugee in Canada, who has thirty days to leave the country or face deportation. Timothy his terminally ill white landlord makes him a proposition; if Obinna can get his estranged daughter to make peace with him before he dies, then he will by virtue of his being a former immigration officer, intervene in his deportation. As the clock ticks on, Obinna has to do the impossible to find Timothy’s daughter and convince her to return home. In less than 30 days, he has to turn the wheels of hate to one of love.

This movie definately carries the 'G' stamp. Please find below the trailer for 'The Tenant'.

Friday, April 17, 2009

::go down there:: premiere!

sup pips! I just could'nt resist joining in on the premiere frenzy for 2baba. It seems to be the video era for Tuface as his brand new video for 'go down there' featuring the Ghanian born British rapper sway, premiered online today the 17th of April, 2009 online. Forgive me but it seems like the Video God has been unleashed in tubaba's life his second solid video offering just a few months after 'enter the place'. what else can i say but: 'WATCH'... Hypertek in the building.
*He has definately recreated himself*

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