Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Like we said in part I we're big fans of Mr. Steve Stoute.I mean this dude is a genius... Such a large body of work he has under his belt, I love what he says about how Nas being a true artist.........................
The Federal Government of Nigeria failed in its attempt to bring the country's electricity generation to 6000 Megawatts of electricity by December 2009. Kano based industrialist, Alhaji Mohammed Umar made this statement about the government's attempt:
"It is only an irresponsible leadership that would set an unrealizable target for itself. Why did government set a target when it knew it was not in control of a critical component such as gas supply? In more advanced countries, this is more than enough to cost a government its tenure. But not here, I bet you nothing will happen," he said.
The Minister of Power, Dr. Babalola made this statement:
"Towards the 6000 MW target, PHCN is repairing some of the generating plants units in Afam, Sapele, and Ughelli. In terms of machines available to highlight some of the issues in gas supply, we have about 5300 MW of capacity available. With those units being repaired and one of the IPPs being finished, we should be able to have the 6000 MW.
"Two things at any point in time will determine what you generate, number one is the demand that I just explained and the other one is gas supply. Gas supply has actually improved as we have seen over the past several months that it is a pure constraint in power production in Nigeria.
We expect that production will vary from base load which is when demand is low especially at night. Anything from about 4000 MW during the day, that is why we want to ensure that we have at least 6000 MW to be able to cope with the demand when it is needed,"
"What determines actual generation is gas. It's just like your car, what determines the distance it covers is the amount of fuel in it. If you have a full tank you can cover more mileage. What we have seen so far is that if gas supply improves, and we expect more to be available before the end of the year.
With the Niger Delta issue then, most of the gas supply pipelines were badly affected and one of the major plants, that is the one operated by Chevron was out for a long time but they are fixing that now and that alone accounts for about 2000 mmscf per day or 800 MW of electricity generation per day," he said.via vanguardngr.com
Go behind the scenes wit Lloyd and the Young Money camp as they film the video to their second single ''BedRock''.
“You need “thick skin” to deal with the entertainment industry…”Model Melyssa Ford is the latest celebrity to collaborate with Derek Blanks on an alter ego photo shoot. She came up with the concept “Thick Skin vs. Thin Skin” while hiking one day and enlisted make up artist Saisha Beecham and Derek Blanks to work their magic and bring it to life.
Check out her interview below as she talks more about her alter ego spread......
You know I had to post this.....................
V Magazine commissioned filmmaker Stephen Smith to create a stop-motion video that encapsulates Chanel's eternal chic which features pieces from Chanel's Cruise 2010 collection. This video was made to commemorate V's issue #62 starring Natalie Portman on the cover in full Chanel gear.
A couple of years ago, I went to visit a good friend of mine in his house. I met his girlfriend there and we got a talking. In the process, I found out that he had been going out with this lady for awhile, in retrospect that should have been my clue in, after all I am his close friend and I had never heard of this woman. After the lady had left, I sat down to have a personal one on one with my friend. Of course, the ever curious Pammy, had to talk about that lady. The conversation went like this:
Pammy (laughing happily) : “wow! I see the signs”
Male Friend: ” What signs?”. ” What are you on about now?”
Pammy: “she seems to be the one o!”. (At this point, I was already planning my traditional getup for his introduction ceremony).
Male friend (with a bemused look on his face): “the one for what?”
Pammy:”ah ah. Marriage. This is the first time I have ever seen you so serious about a woman in my life”
Male friend (laughing uproariously): ” Not in this life time, she is a single mother”.
Pammy (confused look on my face): “what does that have to do with anything? She isn’t with the father of her child so why is that an issue?. It is obvious you love this woman”.
Male friend (still laughing): “Please o! Don’t you know that you do not take on people’s problem. A single, young, successful man will never marry a single mother unless there is an extra incentive. It isn’t done unless he is off his knockers. You just use them to pass time till you are ready”.
Pamela at this point is pissed off and amazed at this kind of thinking. So, it is fine to f*** a single mother, and be in a quasi relationship with a single mother but you can never take this person seriously! Allow me to become Zimbabwean for two seconds as I say asi chi nha!
Now, I felt that this kind of mentality was just one for my friend who I had put under my “Pammy’s cuckoo list” but I happened to log into one of my favorite Zimbabwean forum sites and this topic was under discussion. The question really was, “why do Zim men want to date the single mother?” A lot of the response brought up were basically on the same line as my friend:
a) easy to sleep with.
b) no need for any form of commitment.
c)many do not expect any form of commitment from men.
Now, I am a bit concerned about this because it seems that many African men view these women in the same line as prostitutes. My question is, what makes these women so different that they cannot expect to receive or give love? Why must the rule be different for men and women when it comes to single parenthood? A man can have children with twenty different women and he is still looked at as a prime catch for any woman but women can’t do the same and be looked at in the light of being someone’s wife. This is a double standard that needs to be addressed.
So, as I often say, edumacate me……why won’t you take a single mother as a wife? For single mother’s, how have you found the dating scene?
*PS: Pamela isn’t a single mother. Pamela is anti double standards in relationships. Pamela is definitely against men who get women pregnant with no intention of marrying them and go chasing other women in their late teens and early twenties (you know who you are!). Oh yes, for those African women having sex with African men, be careful…it is very easy to become yesterday’s discarded newspaper if you get pregnant for him without a ring on that finger, so wrap it up, take those pills and everything in between. To be forewarned is to be forearmed!
Big ups to Jaguda.com for all these interesting articles........
Stuart Weitzman's luxury diamond and gemstone embellished shoes always attract attention, usually on the feet of a starlet at a red-carpet event. But Weitzman's "Million Dollar" platinum shoe has received a unique honor, a country postage stamp issued by the Spanish government. The shoe features 464 Kwiat diamonds with a total carat weight of 61.92 mounted on a platinum mesh frame. The creation of the shoe was a collaboration between Platinum Guild International, Kwiat Diamonds and Stuart Weitzman. The stamp bears Stuart Weitzman's name and a picture of the show. Weitzman was celebrated at an event held at the National Shoe Museum in Elda, Spain, marking the 50th anniversary of the internationalization of the Spanish shoe industry. Weitzman's factories have been located in Alicante, Spain's shoemaking headquarters for the past 37 years.
A million bucks huh????
Lol, 50 strikes back at Jay-z I see...... 50 says lets pull the numbers out then if you wanna talk numbers Jay lol. He says it took him 4 years to sell the same amount records Jay-z sold in 15 years. 4Mehn Hip-Hop is getting more and more like the WWF....