Friday, 29 July 2016

Ten most influential Nigerians for July 2016

The first month in the second half of the year, the peak of summer July started with drama, thanks to Di'ja. Giving Nigeria puzzle, just to tell us she born. Mtcheeewww. And Papa Majek Fashek started accusing Uncle Timi Dakolo, na wa o. Koko-master tory come, secret wedding ko, court marriage ni. Hian, PSquare again with their unending and boring publicity stunts. Lol See Noble Igwe, using marriage to seek attention, o si wife, not cook. Smh. Adekunle Gold thinking he is in Europe, o kwa ya, I dey dey wait to hear him and bloggers tory, o je bi. I can't fit to shout o, One Africa Music Fest, still dancing jare. Dino Melaye sha, Rest In Peace Bukky Ajayi and stay strong Mayowa. I am seriously praying for you.   

10. Majek Fashek/Timi Dakolo : So Majek Fashek thinks he has recovered fully, okwa ya? He really thinks that he can take the music industry again? His accusing Timi Dakolo stealing his song  is just the wrongest thing to do in an attempt to get some attention. Well, drug addicts are almost low on esteem and can do anything to boost it. At least, Timi didn't make a great deal of it, he only went ahead  to explain how their business went.   

9. D'Banj : Imagine the Koko-master doing a secret wedding. 'Chai, that will be bad market'. *in Chigurl's voice* Whoever started the rumour should better not try that again. Lol. Koko-master may be due for marriage, but a secret wedding is just so below him. Though he claimed he would be doing a secret wedding whenever he decides to tie the knots, for now the bobo is still single. And maybe seriously searching.   

8. Di'ja : Isn't it high time Dija learnt how to be a celebrity? Isn't it unfair that her fans were still not settled with a conclusion over her marriage rumour of December last year being true or not? Then, she surprised everyone with her child delivery news. She really got a lot of people wondering, and to think that she coded the news in an animated video. She really needs to learn from her Mavin colleague Tiwa on how to be in the news for just dressing up. How can she be pregnant and carry it for 9 months and no one knows? Speaks so much of her irrelevance though. Lol. Well, she got herself some 'undeserved' attention with this stunt.   

7. Peter Okoye/Paul Okoye (PSquare) : Someone really needs to call Heaven. Mama and Papa PSquare needs to come down and give their sons some real spanking and leave them with some good advice and probably ideas too. How would the two people turn their IG accounts to a stage and their fans unwilling audience. Today Peter laments for being left out, threatening fire and brimstone, tomorrow he comes with an entire diifferent story. And Paul says little or nothing,and has said nothing about Peter claiming that the feud between the duo is over. This two should just get good song writers to save their asses from hitting oblivion faster than Peter can type rants on IG   

6.  Noble Igwe : So, this Oga decides to cash in on his recent marriage and be the talk of the town. Oh Chim!!! He was slammed by his IG followers after his wedding and earlier this month was slammed again because of his heart throb, over cooking matter. Freeze sha made his own opinion known too.  Baba, carry matter for head, go print 'Wife, not cook' on top polo dey sell am 4500. In this 'Buhari' period. O di egwu, though Banky is liking the polo, Noble's followers are still ready to frustrate his attention seeking.   

5. Adekunle Gold : This one stays in his room and dream of being with people's wife, abi? He probably wanks with the people's pictures, but no he can't keep it inside any more, so he had to tell the whole world. Thanks to photoshop, brother carry himself put for Kim Kardashian's picture, definitely gotten from Fergie's milf video. And in his mind of mind Chris Teigen and John Legend's baby is his baby. You people better start a pray for Adekunle Gold hashtag. And hey he released an album. An album he surprised everyone with, an album that was supposed to be on iTunes, for only rich people, but Nigerian bloggers no gree. They have been saving lifes, lol. Brother para o, threatened to sue bloggers. *relaxes* Feels like home video to me, I'm watching.   

4. One Africa Music Fest : 'By the way I'm better than you, that's why I'm wanted, that's why I'm wanted'. That's why Tiwa is wanted. Oh dear, Tiwa's performance at the One Africa Music Fest is cool for days and her making the Roc Nation sign after her performance got people slamming her on IG. Ain't my business though, wishing for a repeat of that performance. Boy, Kaffy and her team were the BOMB. Words can't express the energy they took to the OAMF. 'E ma dami duro, e mi omo baba olowo'. Such epic throwback from Davido and you would lose your shoes dancing to it. Jidenna repping Nigeria, brought masquerades to the stage. And his fashion sense wasn't left behind. He thrilled everyone. I am sure you know Wizkid, Banky W, Praiz, Flavour, Diamond and every other performing artiste nailed it. Can someone tell Paul Okoye this should happen again? 'I'm a classic man...'   

3. Dino Melaye : So this man has an excess secretion of semen that he wants to start impregnating all the female senators. Why ever he chose Tinubu's wife as his first choice. And threatening to beat the woman makes it all the more funny. Lol. And to tell the whole world that the 'impregnate Tinubu's wife' idea is absurd because she af reach menopause., Oh mi Gawd!!! I just can't deal with this one. Please Adeola of keeping it real should come and tell this man that he needs to visit Yaba left. Lol   

2. Bukky Ajayi : Her demise is a big loss for the Nigeria movie industry. The news of her death at 82 shook a lot of people - her fans, colleagues and friends. Though passed at an old age, I still wish she stayed. Rest In Peace Bukky Ajayi.   

1. Mayowa Ahmed : It started with the #savemayowa who was in stage 4 of ovarian cancer. A lot of people were touched by the situation of this young lady. Toyin Ayimakhun took it upon herself to plead with people to donate in a video, and within 48 hours, $100k dollars was raised. Then came the twists, Linda Ikeji reported that the news was a scam, and today the family of dear Mayowa is trying to clear their names. I wouldn't know which side of the story to believe, but Toyin should better know what she's doing and Mayowa's people had better not been misleading Nigerians. #prayforMayowa

Thursday, 28 July 2016

Review of Kiss Daniel's 'Jombo' video

Kiss Daniel doesn't need an introduction, of course, he has been churning out hit after hit in recent times. His recent work, the visual of Jombo off his debut album, New Era released in May embodies distinction, and humour in a way Kiss Daniel has never delivered before now.   

The 3 minutes plus visual wonder depicts Kiss Daniel's (Jombo) attempts to identify with the parents of a girl he impregnated. Not knowing that the girl was born of a 'gra-gra' man (your father is violent)  and a female 'Mike Tyson'(your mother is blackbelt).   

The video ending with Jombo' s acceptance by the girl's parents somewhat made the video lose its' credence. Come on, it's Africa, no one impregnates a girl, go alone like Adele does in her videos,with an unkempt hair and ear ring and get an embrace. Not to think of someone from a different tribe. I nu kwa m. The typical African parents would have most likely frowned at his supposed attempt to be a responsible father with such looks (unkempt hair and ear ring) smh.   

Who goes to the farm for introduction, on top that kind serious matter. To think he met the mother-in-law to be fighting. Lol. Can you imagine the female Tyson celebrate her being a blackbelt with a pathetic look, as if she received all the beatings, especially the one she gave to the first guy. Gawd!!! I can't deal, just can't. On a lighter note, wrong facial expression, after such victory, just wrong.   

And the camera angle in 1:58 when he took to his heels is a bit over stretched, so much that the feel was lost. There came the struggle screaming. Would have been better if it was swift.   It's understandable to have dancers in music videos. But definitely, not in every music video, In this video, there's no relevance or need for the dancers who were more like fill ups. They evidently had fun playing around, even when they had no import in the video.  

Regardless, of the little shortcomings of the video, it undoubtedly slayed. Seeing a different Kiss Daniel with some applaudable acting skills. Have you met his priceless facial expression in 0:47, 'ololufe, I no want run, but then, your father's violent'. Lol, totally nailed it. Really, he would give Falz a run for his AMVCA with his nervousness portrayal in 'Introduction day 3'. For the first time, Kiss Daniel has a beautiful video vixen. Lol. And she didn't just come with some beauty and banging body, she came with her, some substantial acting prowess.   

This piece won't end without giving acknowledgement to the setting of the video, the vegetation which blended with the costume. The costume on its' own stands out with its' 'African-ness'  and elegance. Would really try out one of the Kiss Daniel's looks.   

The clarity of the video and the beauty of the story won't go unnoticed. Though, the comic nature of the video contrasts with the theme of the song, as such issues are handled more seriously than portrayed in the video. Lol. Sometimes, I take life too serious though. Kiss really brought this home, sealing his stance in the Nigeria music scene. The director Ani James deserves a kudos, Wizkid, Shey Shay, Tiwa Savage and other music artistes should run after him. This video is a yes for me. 

Sunday, 10 July 2016

On Banky W's Gidi Love

Being an eligible bachelor must come with its' unique challenges. The kind of challenges Banky W understands well enough. A dear friend would say of Banky, 'It's not a celebrity wedding if Banky isn't there, and there as the Best man'. That shouldn't be taken literally though. But, it seems that Banky is the only one single among his friends. And any one who has tied the knot, must have heard about how good it's to avoid unmarried friends as they won't grow your marriage.

Thursday, 7 July 2016

UNIZIK Fashion Show and Awards to be better next year

Team Unizik Fashion Show and Awards, UFSA2016 wishes to express gratitude to everyone who participated in this year's award and to make clarifications over the issues arising from this year's award - credibility of the award winners and the artistes who never got to perform. 

Adieu Bukky Ajayi

The news of the death of veteran actress, Bukky Ajayi today hit many Nigerians badly. Though, passed at age 82, many of us still wish she could live longer.

Bukky Ajayi is one of the faces I fell in love with as a child. I remember her in the movie witches even when I am sure I can't remember the story line of the movie as I had watched it as a child.Watching her say to co actress, Rachael Oniga, 'they would be killing you and killing you and tell you, I love you' in the movie, 'Lamentations' remains an image clearly stored in my head. How do I forget her in, Diamond Ring? She was the reason I even bothered to watch the 2013 movie, 'Mother George' and as expected, she brought it home for me. My little interest in 'Hotel Majestic' was because of her.   

Bukky Ajayi happens to be one of the people, I revere. Watching her receive her 2016 Iconic Award got her into my role models list. It was just beautiful seeing her being celebrated at old age. That only resolved my decision to put my name down in the sands of time, as I would love to be awarded as such.  

Rest In Peace Bukky Ajayi, Adieu.

Monday, 4 July 2016

How to start a photography career in Nigeria (2)

A career in photography is one a lot of youths will willingly take up. But, with limited information on how to go about this, a lot of Nigerian youths have been discouraged from taking up photography as a career. This notwithstanding the lucrative nature of photography and the fun the profession offers.

Sunday, 3 July 2016

Joel's Break of Dawn (Titanium cover) lyrics

Joel after making his debut in May, decides to do Sia's Titanium cover. Follow to download. Not many covers can be this good. Joel explored his lyrical expertise, adding his lines to reflect his personal experience and vulnerability. Check out the lyrics and thank me later.  

Unsung : Judith Adonogo, proprietoress Brook Christian Academy

Judith Peace Adonogo is the proprietress Brook Christian Academy, a school that offers free education to most of its' pupils. According to Ms. Adonogo, her country Uganda is challenged with offering the right education to her citizens at an affordable price. So, she decided to serve her country using her experiences from training at VSO Rwanda, British Council, USAID Early Childhood Foundations UK and many other international organisations. In this exclusive interview, she revealed her motivations and the challenges involved in running a nursery school that offers most of its' pupils free education. Read...