Monday, September 7, 2009
LOL HILARIOUS, IN MY OPINION I'VE ALWAYS FELT PROPOSING TO SOMEONE IS A PRIVATE MOMENT BETWEEN TWO PEOPLE THAT MIGHT POTENTIALLY SPEND THE REST OF THEIR LIVES TOGETHER... HOWEVER THIS COULD HAVE BEEN STAGED, BUT WHAT WOULD BE THE REASON TO STAGE THIS THOUGH. ANYWAYS IT WAS A GOOD LAUGH!!!!
Zipper BuildingCreative building design that looks like it is being unzipped
Zipper SunglassesCool zipper sunglasses designed by Lee Cooper for Alain Mikli
Zipper HandbagBlack leather biker clutch bag covered in zip pullers with wrist strap.
Zipper DressMade from 120 metal zippers by Sebastian Errazuriz, this adjustable dress allows you to just zip or unzip it to whatever style or length desired
Zipper Flip Flops/ShoesModular zipper shoes can convert from high-top running shoes to flip flops in just a few seconds
Zipper LightDavid Ngo has used an illuminating object, some fabric, and zippers to create the Zipper Light
The Contestant: Bez
Born Emmanuel Bezhiwa Idakula, in Jos, Nigeria, ‘Bez’ grew up as a musical child, absorbing every bit of music around him and transmitting it through his beloved instrument – the guitar. He pursued an undeniable passion for music in college, and honed his guitar skills day by day to produce one of the most remarkable playing styles.
Tagged as “the next big thing” by the Guardian and Thisday newspapers in 2008, his style can be described as a hybrid of jazz, soul, and world music – a really eclectic sound he terms ‘alternative soul’. Though different from the ever-popular ‘afro hip-hop’ genre, Bez believes the quality of his music will carve a niche for itself and take him to greater heights.
Cobhams Asuquo likes to say that his music career started when as a child he used to puff his cheeks to play the 12-bar blues. Today, he is known for producing some of the finest artistes in Nigeria. Noteworthy among these artistes is the Nigerian soul-singing sensation, Asa, whose 2007 debut album became an international hit. In addition to producing the album, Cobhams wrote and co-wrote several of its hits songs. In 2005, Cobhams signed on to Sony ATV London as a songwriter. After working as Head of Audio Productions at a local label, Questionmark Entertainment, he set up his own recording facility in 2006. He is CEO/ Head of Productions of CAMP (Cobhams Asuquo Music Productions), an all-encompassing entertainment company that discovers, nurtures and exposes great talents. Cobhams has won multiple local and international awards for his creative and entrepreneurial contributions to the Nigerian music industry.
The Contestant: Mo’Cheddah
Modupe-Oreoluwa “Mo’Cheddah” Oyeyemi Ola describes herself as a “new-age African woman”. Already labeled by some as the hottest female artiste in a long time, her versatility in both rapping and singing have earned her the titles ‘The Hip-Pop Princess’ and ‘The Swagger Diamond’. Mo, who grew up in Lagos, began working toward a career as a rap artiste at the tender age of 12. After the passing of her supportive beloved father when she was age 15, she committed herself to a demanding double life as both a Creative Arts student at the University of Lagos and a hip-hop artiste. Mo has since gone from strength to strength, recording tracks with heavyweights like M.I., Saucekid, Kel, Tha Suspect and many more on Vol.1 of the Knighthouse Street Scriptures Album in 2008 – a laudable feat for an 18 year old.
Mo is currently putting the finishing touches to her debut album, which will be released later in 2009. The album is being produced by Knighthouse, who first met and nurtured Mo when she was aged 12, and will include beats from prolific producers like Dr. Frabs, X-O and Jesse Jagz, as well as collaborations with M.I., Terry tha Rapman and more.
The Producer: Knighthouse
Knighthouse is the brainchild of a dynamic trio of high impact creative individuals – Aderogba ‘Rogba’ Arimoro, Lanre ‘Sabre’ Oladimeji and Temitope ‘Othello’ Gomez. Together they established Knighthouse in October 2006, driven by the desire and hunger to change the face of music production in their environment. Voted ‘Team of the Year’ at the 2009 Future Awards, Knighthouse forms strategic partnerships with independent young people of various talents. The team has produced songs for a range of artistes including Terry Da Rapman, Kel, Mode 9, Ill Bliss, Rooftop MCs, and KB of the Trybesmen, and is now working on The Knighthouse Street Scriptures project.
Team 3The Contestant: Blaise
Obafunke “Blaise” Martin-Luther is a rapper, lyricist, composer, spoken word poet and even a producer in her own right. With musical influences spanning from Queen Latifah, A Tribe Called Quest and Tupac Shakur, to Bob Marley and Fela Kuti, it’s no wonder that this young woman has earned the aliases ‘The Scorcher’ and ‘The Torch Bearer’. A meeting with Eldee, front man of the hip-hop group, The Trybesmen, in 2002, proved to be a turning point for Blaise who was included later in the same year as part of the ‘Da Trybe’ collective on the hit single “Oya”. Soon afterwards her singles, “The Definition” and “Bragging Rights” (a collabo with former Da Trybe mate, Freestyle), earned top spots on several radio stations across the country, leading to a number of Hip Hop World Awards nominations for the young artiste. Blaise has composed and produced music for television and theatre productions, and also featured in MTV Base’s Advance Warning in 2008.
Her next move is the release of her album ‘Delivery Report’ which features herself, Cobhams and Jonah the Monarch on production, and a collaboration with M.I. The album will be released on her label – The Beat Cellar.
The Producer: Mr. Daz
Mr. Daz is the force behind the record and production company, Nuverge, which has its roots in a range of genres including hip-hop, R&B and classical music. His collaboration with the artiste Faze on “Tattoo Girls” led to a series of other dazzling productions for top Nigerian artistes, most notably “Collabo” by Deebee. Immersed in music from as early as 16 when he performed with the gospel hip-hop band ‘AFXC’, Mr. Daz is a trained musical theorist and sound engineer – and one with a long-running career as a classical chorister to his credit. Mr Daz has produced hit records for a variety of artists including Ecetera, Slam, Terry tha Rapman, Ruffman, Ego, Blaise, Illbliz, Nyore, Ksho and many more.
The Producer: Dokta Frabz
Dokta Frabz’s philosophy in life is “If you can’t be good, then be bad”. Funny, adventurous and dexterous, he is known for a versatility in production that allows him to switch genres with ease, between styles of music of his choosing. Frabz grew up listening to Timbaland, Dr Dre and Dark Child but firmly believes in the indigenous music industry here in Nigeria. He runs N’sayne Entertainment and is excited about Jimmy Flames who he describes as vibrant, talented and diligent. The line-up of artistes he has worked with include Durella, Weird MC, Shank, D’banj and Kween.
The Contestant: Ice Prince
Ice Prince has been described as the “Crown Prince of Hip-Hop”. The lyricist and Jos-native (born Panshak Zamani), cites his musical influences as Nigerian artistes M.I. and Jesse Jagz alongside Notorious B.I.G, Rakim, Jay-Z, Common, Talib Kweli and Kanye West. In 2004 his debut single, ‘Extraordinary’, hit the airwaves in Jos, propelling him to instant fame in the city. Prior to that, his deft lyrical delivery on M.I.’s hit single, ‘Blaze’, also featuring Jesse Jagz, earned him the nickname “the lyrical miracle”. He has since collaborated with other artists like Dekunle Fuji, Banky W, Kel, Gino, Terry Tha Rapman, Sauce Kid, Djinee, El Dee and Naeto C. Ice Prince has performed at the Hip Hop World Awards, Rhythm Unplugged and Thisday International Music and Fashion Festival among others. His debut album, on the award-winning Chocolate City Music label, is due for release in early 2010.
Jesse Jagz has gone from playing the drums at age 7, forming dance groups and gospel groups, to becoming a multi-award winning producer and well-respected artiste in his own right. His production credits include M.I., Mode9, Banky W, Majek Fashek, Ruby, Ice Prince, Faze, Djinee, Kel, Shank, Tosin Martins, Sasha and a host of others. Jesse has represented Nigeria at leading international music festivals, and has opened phenomenal shows for the likes of Jay Z, Rihanna, Usher and Beenie Sigel. Past solo hit singles include Bend Down Low, Sugar Cane Baby and The Greatest, while his newest singles Wetin De and Pump It Up are currently topping charts across the country.
Have a plate engraved with a message for the one you love without them knowing about it. When you take them out to dinner, ask the waiter to serve their meal on that plate.
Wrap up a small gift for your sweetheart and put it in his/her favorite box of cereal.
Call a restaurant where your love lives and have them deliver a nice meal to him/her.
Surprise your sweetheart one day when he/she expects you to be at work with a picnic lunch at a local park.
Make your love breakfast in bed and serve it with a rose, a love poem and a sweet kiss.
You can make it extra special by feeding it to him/her.
Cook dinner in your fireplace. Eat and enjoy the evening in front of it with no distractions other than a sweet romantic music playing in the background.
Make some heart shaped sugar cookies and decorate them. Then leave them on your sweethearts passenger seat in their car, so they go to work knowing how much they are loved.
Go to the beach and bring a blanket and a radio. Sit on the blanket while feeding each other chocolates or fruits, with some soft music playing. Then tell your mate how you feel about them, while holding hands and walking in the sand.
Make love dishes which are designed to romantically inspire your partner. They symbolize love and have an aphrodisiac effect.
TALK ABOUT RAW TALENT !!!!! SO SICK.......
Bape released a handful of New Era 59Fifty Caps over the weekend in four colors: black, green, orange and yellow. Priced at 8,925 YEN, these New Era 59Fifty Caps are now available at Bape stores as well as Bape’s online store.
We get a first look into the collaborative sneakers between CLAE and Stussy LA, which is hosting the footwear brand’s new Shop-in-Shop. The kicks feature a clean two-tone color scheme with blue canvas uppers, red accents, and premium tan leather piping. Only 100 pairs will be produced, seeing a release through Stussy LA at the end of October.
LOL LMAO HILARIOUS, JAMIE IS CRAZY FOR REAL LOL, I'M LITERALLY STILL LAUGHING AS I POST THIS. DEFINITELY CHECK OUT THIS VIDEO. PURE COMEDY!!!!
Nokia has launched the X6 phone. The Nokia X6 has a 3.2-inch touchscreen and 32GB of storage, the iPhone's new competitor? It is slim(only 14mm thin) and features include a 5-megapixel camera, dual LED flash, TV-out, video editing, A-GPS with Ovi Maps, online sharing, Nokia Music store, full web browser, Flash Lite support and 16 days standby time, 35 hours of music playback.
It will ship from the fouth quarter of 2009 for EUR459(about $650).
TUFACE TALKS ABOUT THE EVENT IN CALABAR..
Host: NUEVA MEDIA LIMITED, VIKE ENTERTAINEMNT
Party Type: - Birthday Party
Price: 2000 REGULAR & 3000 VIP
Start Time: Friday, September 18, 2009 at 10:45pm
End Time: Saturday, September 19, 2009 at 5:45am
Location: The Pinnacle Pub & Night Club
Street: MARINA RESORT
City/Town: Calabar, Nigeria
THIS IS GONNA BE A GREAT EVENT, TUFACE IS DEFINTELY ONE OF THE NEW AGE NIGERIAN MUSIC PIONEERS, AND WITH NUEVA MEDIA AND VIKE ENT HOSTING AND PROMOTING THE EVENT, IT'S GUARANTEED TO BE A GREAT NIGHT. GET YOUR TICKETS NOW!!!!!
NEW ARTIST: MASSPIKE MILES (NEW SINGLE) - LOVE DRUNK FEAT RICK ROSS PLUS BEHIND THE SCENES VIDEO FOOTAGE
MASSPIKE MILES THE FIRST ARTIST TO BE RELEASED UNDER RICK ROSS'S NEW MUSIC LABEL MAYBACH MUSIC IS AN RNB ARTIST THAT HAILS FROM BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS AND IS ALSO ONE HALF OF THE PRODUCTION CREW THE TRACK DEALERS. WE'RE DEFINITELY FEELING THE NEW SINGLE AND FROM THE BEHIND THE SCENES FOOTAGE FROM THE VIDEO SET, IT LOOKS LIKE THE VIDEO IS GONNA BE PRETTY GOOD.. CHECK OUT THIS EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW BELOW WITH MILES VIA HIPHOPDX.COM
Early Beginnings: “Well to be honest, I initially wasn’t into singing. I was into Biz Markie [click to read], Run-DMC, and others; that’s who I was listening to. But one day I was at the Boys & Girls Club and they was doing a talent show and singing Tevin Campbell’s 'Tomorrow' with a lady teaching it. She heard me and said, ‘Wow, you should sing this.’ From that first week of singing, I gained a lot of attention because I was able to do what grown folks could do. So I did the talent show, made a couple different moves, and by the time I was 11, I had a major deal on Warner Brothers Records. I was in a group called Perfect Gentlemen, kind of like a boy band, directed by Maurice Star, who also produced for us.”
“I had a rude awakening at a young age. I understood what it meant to be a professional at a young age. So as I grew older, and developed other traits musically, such as producing, I always look back on my experiences as a young kid coming up. I learned a lot man. It definitely helped out to where I’m at right now because a lot of the things I’m going through now I had already been through as a youngster.”
On His Label Life 4 Life: “I have an artist right now, Smoke Bulga, who just dropped his music video on MTV featuring Jim Jones [click to read] called 'Money On My Mind,' which I produced. I got another crew called Rushya, who’s heavy on the Boston underground scene. I’m going hard with those guys and that’s who I’m working on right now. As far as writers and producers, I’m always open for more talent.”
His Mixtape The Pursuit Of Happiness: “The thing is what I gave to the people [on that mixtape] I felt that they deserved. Nobody really knew who I was, so I felt like, if I’m going to interrupt these people’s lives with my music, why not give them something feasible, something with substance? Let me show off some of the beats I’ve done over the last year. I got Shawty Lo on there, and I could have sold that beat. I know Fabolous [click to read] and T-Pain [click to read] are on there too. But at the end of the day, I felt like people needed that to understand who I was musically.”
On The Struggle: “My album is really conceptual. My music needs to have substance and meaning, because that’s what I’m a fan of. You can expect to hear my struggle, my strife, my pain, my agony, my love, my ups and my downs, and most importantly, real stories. I want to captivate your thoughts with my music. The first single is called 'Luv Drunk,' featuring Rick Ross [click to read] and produced by StreetRunner. I also got [Carol City Cartel] on the album, Smoke Bulga and Rushya as well. You might hear [Lil] Wayne [click to read] too. As far as other people being on my album, I don’t have a problem with that as long as it fits the build. And the album’s gonna have about 12-14 records.”
Giving Back To The Community: “I just started the Masspike Miles Music Fund, basically to start music programs within Boys & Girls Clubs and YMCAs across America, starting with Massachusetts and its surrounding areas. I also started a diabetes fund because I grew up around diabetes; every morning my grandma took an insulin shot. As I got older I began to learn more about diabetes through my family members and how much it affects people’s lives. So I started the fund in dedication to my nana, who’s 90 years old and still kickin’ it. I’m doing things like that right now to expand Boston, Massachusetts and the New England area as a whole.”
Final Thoughts: “What I can say is that I’m gonna give people the best music I can possibly make. They’re gonna hear something that hasn’t been done in a long time. They’re gonna see a person that is a chameleon as far as the music industry goes. Every music video and every song I do will be an underlying statement to the people that I am music, with a capital M.”
The new Rolls-Royce Ghost serves to demonstrate that everything is relative. While the Ghost is less large and massive then the Phantom, at 17.7 feet long it is by no means small. In spite a slightly smaller displacement at 6.6-liters, the Ghost's all-new V12 engine takes advantage of the latest technology that it afforded to it by being part of the BMW family to produce far more power than the Phantom. Two turbochargers and direct fuel injection allow the new engine to produce 563 hp and 575 lb-ft of torque.
A look inside tells that unlike the Phantom this is a car meant to appeal as much to the driver as the rear seat passengers. The more supportive front seats and thicker rimmed steering wheel imply a driver might actually want to take advantage of the 4.7 second 0-60 acceleration.
But this is of course a Rolls so rear seat occupants are still coddled in a lounge style seat with power closing coach doors. Within the doors themselves, the Ghost retains the umbrellas found in the Phantom so that no one ever has to get wet. The Ghost is expected to be priced between €200,000 and €300,000 before taxes when it goes on sale
Ola was best known for her innovative boutique on the Sunset Strip called “Skitzo” and her work with former lover David Bowie for his film: “The Man Who Fell to Earth”. She also designed and tailored outfits for John Lennon, Ringo Starr, Diana Ross, the Pointer Sisters and many others. Ola was an integral figure in the uber cool sunset strip rock scene and her style is widely credited for directly influencing the style and image of modern rock music. Ola sadly lost her battle against lung cancer at the age of 62.
Slash and Ola
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Flea was spotted at the shrine last year, during ‘Felabration’ celebrating the life of the legend.
So I liked this article so much that I had to re post it here on our site. I too saw the District 9 movie and was disappointed in the way Nigerians were being portrayed in the movie... I also posted the Sony ad that made a negative comment about Nigerians.. These perceptions do lead to a negative stereotype that affect all Nigerians whether it be true or not... There are definitely a number of Nigerians out there that are not representing our nation in the best light. However that is also true for every other nation or country. When I saw this article I thought it did a good job of showing some important historical facts about our great nation Nigeria and how we have affected the entire globe positively in so many different ways... I hope the article proves to be enlightening and also informative.. Enjoy