Friday, July 31, 2009
"To ba b'oni sakara pade | Pasan to ma fi na e oje l'o nje | Kini won se npe o | Shakara oloje ni". Those are the lyrics to one of my favorite Fela songs "Shakara Oloje." Of course I'd like that song seeing that I dey feel where Fela dey come from... esp the verse about the girl doing Shakara. What is shakara some might ask? Well shakara is the act of faking the deal. Acting like you don't want when you actually do. Pretty much fronting, as our yankee people would say. These days it's commonly used in the chasing phase of a relationships... esp with Naija babes. Ok... enough definition... Make I enter the main thing.
Naija babes and shakara. Na wa ooo. Sometimes it's as if dem born Naija babes, come give them "Shakara" as middle name. It's like their standard Modus Operandi(M.O.). Except if they see Dbanj, Denzel, or someone like that, then all that flies out of the window. But for the masses like us(guys), we have to put up with the Shakara to get anywhere with a naija babe.
To my guys, have you ever tried to approach to naija babe, and she sizes you from head to toe, squeezes her face, looks at you in disgust, and then replies "Yes, Can I help you?"... Kai!! Liver failure sets in immediately... Wetin man fit do after that kind of response? It's like all the air just escaped from your lungs. At this point, any reasonable guy would know that the babe doesn't like him or is not feeling his P, so he'll respect himself, say what he has to say, and try to forget that ever happened... until her friend tells you that she's actually feeling you - "you know now... babes have to form small."
Ok... no wahala... let's try again. This time you decide to call her (as recommended by the friend). You're lucky if you're able to squeeze 2 mins of conversation from the babe. She's even carrying on another conversation with her friend in the background and all your questions are answered with one word answers. "So What's up now? How are you?" Response - "Fine"...."What do you do?" - "Work"... "So the wedding was great yesterday, right?" - "Yes." You might even try to make her give you more than one word answer so you ask "So tell me about yourself?" Response -"I don't know... What do you want to know?" ... and we're back to square one. At this point, boys don begin vex small... What's the babe feeling like sef? You report back to her friend, and tell her that the babe shakara too much abeg. Of course her friend convinces you one more time... "The babe is feeling you man... she was just telling me about you yesterday sef. She's just nervous that's why she's acting like that."
Toh`.. no yawa. One last try. You hit the babe up again, and immediately ask her out on a date. After she's told you how busy she is on saturday afternoon, friday night, thursday night, and saturday night, you're finally able to get a sunday evening appointment. You go out on the date, and the babe is forming the whole time... texting someone every 10 mins, giving you the standard one word answers, not laughing at your "dry" jokes that all other babes laugh at... I mean the babe even ordered one expensive meal and only ate 2 spoons... Chei!!. Which kind forming be this one now? Nothing seems to be going well. At this point, you're convinced beyond all reasonable doubt that the babe not only is not feeling you, but actually finds you quite disgusting for some reason. You vex for her friend for playing you, and lying to you, delete the girl's number and continue about your life. That one don end... or has it?
One random day about 4 days later, your phone rings, and you look at the phone. The babe is actually calling you... "Ah ah... maybe it's a mistake, or maybe she's calling to ask for a favor." When you answer the phone, the babe is actually talking and creating a conversation, and tells you that forgot about her abi... some even go as far as asking you out on a date sef. Na wa o. At this point, omo boyz are either not interested anymore, or they jump on the opportunity and it's smooth sailing from then on out.
So my question to Naija babes is: Why all the shakara? It makes it difficult for guys to differentiate if the babe is fronting or she really doesn't like us. Awon boyz... which one be your limit? I know for me after the first phone conversation, I'll rake for the babe's friend and end it there. Me I don't like insult abeg. Let's hear it... Babes, Guys, what's your take on Shakara?
Real estate isn't faring well in Las Vegas lately but loss often leads to opportunity. Case in point, this three-story penthouse in the Sky Las Vegas complex on the Strip. It was once listed at $10.3 million when it was published in Architectural Digest's Estates for Sale but that was a couple of years ago in a booming real estate market. Now it is listed at $2.99 million with Luxury Realty Group.
For your money you get approximately 5184 square feet of living space with four bedrooms and huge windows showcasing Strip views in two directions. The penthouse has two terraces, one with an outdoor kitchen and an outdoor hot tub. The condo also includes two wet bars; multiple ice makers, wine refrigerators and dishwashers; a home theatre and a home gym.
WE LIKE THIS CRIB...
VERY INTERSTING VLOG, CHECK IT OUT....
SO WE DECIDED TO PUT TOGETHER SOME RECENT PICS OF RIHANNA BECAUSE SHE'S ALWAYS LOOKS GREAT WHEN SHE'S OUT AND ABOUT. SHE AND HER STYLIST ARE SUPPOSEDLY BFF SO YOU CAN TELL RIHANNA DEFINITELY HAS A HAND IN PICKING OUT WHAT SHE WEARS, WHICH IS AMAZING FOR SOMEONE HER AGE......MOST CELEBS JUST DEPEND ON THEIR STYLIST TO KEEP THEM LOOKING FRESH AND HOT... ENJOY
VERY DOPE INTERVIEW. CHECK IT OUT, JAY-Z OPENS UP A LITTLE BIT IN THIS ONE.
Here's what Swizzy had to say via his twitter page: ''JUST GOT DONE WITH THIS 8:41 AM ITS ONE OF MY NEW FAV PAINTINGS I DID THIS YEAR ITS FROM THE MOTHERS CHILD EDITION 09………:) ART IS LIFE & LIFE IS MUSIC! HAPPY FRIDAY……….''
DO Y'ALL LIKE THE PAINTING???
It’s going to cover everything from his days on the streets as a drug dealer to his fairytale wedding to Beyonce. He’ll also be revealing his rapping secrets.”
The autobiography is expected to tie in with his next album, The Blueprint3, which is due to come out in September.
Apparently he wants to finally open up about his marriage to Beyonce Knowles–something really only she has semi-done up until now. Reportedly he’s going to talk about why he decided to put a ring on it and how his past relationships affected this one. What better way to sell an upcoming album and the first of a three part book deal–dish on the best worst kept secret relationship in the industry.
FIRST OF ALL WHY WOULD ANYONE TRY AND PROVOKE SLIM SHADY LOL? I THINK NICK CANNON AND MARIAH MIGHT HAVE JUST PISSED EM OFF LOL. LISTEN FOR YOURSELF, THE LYRICS ARE SO DOPE.
AND WE ALL THOUGHT KANYE WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR MESSING UP THE VIDEO. LOOKS LIKE IT WAS DRAKE HIMSELF THAT HAD A HORRIBLE VISION FOR THE VIDEO. U SHLD HAVE TAKEN KANYE UP ON HIS OFFER AND RE-DID THE VIDEO DRAKE. WHAT DO Y'ALL THINK????
this Monaco LS Chronograph Calibre 12 watch is "based" on the Tag Heuer Monaco 360 concept watch.
Underneath the designer dial, is a basic array of subdial discs, save for the dial and hand for the chronograph hours located at 6 o'clock. For the most part the dial is just a series of visual tricks to make it look more complicated than it really is. For example, take the "linear" seconds counter located at 3 o'clock. It looks like a horizontally laid out linear gauge, but in reality it is just the appearance of that with a disc bearing a spiral red line underneath that looks like it travels across the linear dial. The same goes for the chic looking counters at 12 and 9 o'clock - nothing that special and more gimmicky.
Powering the watch is Dubois Depraz automatic mechanical chronograph movement inside of the 40.5mm wide steel case that is WR to 100 meters. Style of course refers to the "futuristic" concept Monaco watches that some of you have lusted for, but for me this Monaco LS Chronograph watch is simply not that satisfying a consolation prize to those interesting concepts which are not available. Not a bad watch, but certainly underwhelming once the initial novelty of the style wears off.
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Carmelo Anthony and his fiance LaLa Vazquez pose on the red carpet during the launch party for TAG signature series of body sprays at The London Hotel Tuesday night in West Hollywood, California. Carmelo is one of the new spokespersons for the TAG brand.
Actor Idris Elba attended Fabolous’ new CD/DVD launch for his brand new album ''Loso's Way'' in NYC on Monday night.
BET 106 AND PARK HOSTS ROCSI AND TERRENCE AND SINGER/SONGWRITER RYAN LESLIE AT FABOLOS'S ''LOSO'S WAY'' MOVIE SCREENING AFTER PARTY
Rapper/Actors Common and Queen Latifah on location for their new romantic comedy-drama “Just Wright” on the streets of Manhattan on Tuesday afternoon.