I make bold to say that virtually everyone in Nigeria knows about that small state in Nigeria where dreams are made. A place where anyone, and I mean anyone, can make their fortune (or so they say). I’m talking about Lagos aka Lasgidi; the city that never sleeps.
Everyday life in Lagos is more less a day spent in the gym. The hustle and bustle is a never-ending cycle like in a bee hive. For one to survive in this bee hive where the streets and roads can barely breathe, one has to imbibe that hustler orientation; swindle or be swindled, that is the code that many live by.
Navigating through the streets of Lagos is a unique experience, one of a kind I’d say. Buses never cease to ply the roads regardless of the time. The bus drivers are quite a bunch, with them curses are a way of greeting, slangs replace eulogies, flirting is normalised.
It’s funny how you can spend the whole day in traffic though you can console yourself with the fact that you can buy virtually anything right there in the middle of traffic congestions. sellers of various kinds of products; snacks, drinks, vouchers, newspapers and drugs chase down moving vehicles in a bid to make a living. The influx of rural-urban immigrants plus the state of many roads within the city have not helped matters. Every day, tens and hundreds of hopeful troop in to battle it out for a piece of the supposed goldmine.
As the day chameleons into night, this beautiful city takes another shape. Night life in Lagos is something to behold, you’d be amazed at how different kinds of lights give the city a new look, the night crawlers emerge as the day users return to the safety of their homes.
Bars and clubs take the centre stage and its time to unwind. Drinking and partying is at full throttle especially on Friday nights and trust me when I say no one parties like Lagos. Night business men and women go about their businesses while vigils hold across the nation. On Saturdays, weddings are usually the order of the day while other events and parties are thrown in the mix and on Sunday morning, the church is the place to be.
Lagos like other states is home to many; the good, the bad, the ugly and the weird but it’s that ‘gung ho style’ that get and go spirit, the rush hour scrambles, that belief that you can always hold your own against all odds, the way this city merges sublime beauty and ugliness beyond imagination, all that in one perfect jigsaw puzzle that sets Lagos apart from her peers.
Written by Daodu Deji.
Award winning Ghanaian dancehall artiste, stonebwoy whose birth name is Livingstone Etse Setekla has disclosed the songs he plays whilst making love.
According to the artiste, there are lots of his songs that will stimulate the act of sex but he will pick his ‘skin to skin’ song.
Stonebwoy made the revelation during an interview with Dr Pounds on the ‘Hitz High Table Show’ on Hitz Fm.
He said “I think I have a lot of songs that inspire the emotion, but I think I will play ‘skin to skin’.
The reigning artiste of the year at the Ghana music awards continued by saying, playing the wrong song at that particular time can destroy the mood.
“There is a song (that describes) the thing itself…… so if you play a different song, you (mess) it up”, he said.
The ‘Go higher’ hit maker added that contrary to perceptions by some ladies that he is not a romantic due to the kind of songs he sings.
“Some girls may think I am not romantic, but I am”, he added.
Source: Ghana web.com
Yaaaaaaay!!!!!!!……………….So I finally got to meet the face behind poetic birdy.
He is such a cool-talented young man and also cute *winks*. I met him at a poetry show yesterday, where he launched his new spoken word single “Don’t rule me out”.
The audience really loved him, especially the ladies. Below is the link to his new spoken word tune:
Listen and be inspired and also drop your thoughts.
Watch this space out for more of his works and a one on one interview with poetic birdy.
Ghanaian actor John Dumelo has expressed extreme dissatisfaction about an incident that didn’t happen but was circulated in the media.
In his latest interview with delay, john had a few pointers for his cherished fans. He strongly advised his loyal fans to be wary of fake accounts of people impersonating him online.
A lot of scandals have come and gone john’s way. There was the scandal about him getting married to a lady in the United States because he wanted permanent resident permit. Dumelo admitted knowing the said lady, but quickly disassociated himself because of what she did.
Dumelo claimed all those documents were forged. He also denied having any sexual relations with her.
During the interview, Dumelo admitted that the most ridiculous, report he has ever heard was that, he had gone to rape a girl in Nigeria.
He added that, there was no evidence to validate the incident and that; he did not even know the girl.
Source: Ghanaweb .com
Jidenna Theodore Mobisson, known as Jidenna may finally be able to ward off the recent backlash from Nigerians after his controversial interview with urban news channel VladTV. Starring Jessica Chibueze & Jidenna who are both Nigerians, the All Things Ankara site – a platform founded by Nikki Billie Jean has produced an editorial in honor of their “Nigerian Renaissance” theme. The “All Things Ankara Ball” which is in commemoration with Nigeria’s 55th independence day celebration on October 1st, marks its first ever official inaugural.
The campaign images feature a combination of French Renaissance, Nigerian and other African aesthetics. Also featured is a pair, along with a few guards, flower bearers and ladies-in-waiting, with a setting which bears a close resemblance to the famous Chateau de Versailles.
The official slogan for the All Things Ankara Ball is a phrase derived from Fear & Fancy (a social club co-founded by Jidenna), “Come Dry, Leave Wet”. It simply means going to a party dressed to the nines;“to perfection in the most fashionable attire” (Come Dry) but having a good time, dancing and sweating out your clothing (Leave Wet). This event also gives Jidenna, who loves to incorporate African prints into his ‘classic’ style, an opportunity to justify himself as someone who is in fact proud of his Nigerian heritage.
During his interview with VladTV, the rapper shared his experience of burying his father years prior, “Our family was light. Therefore when we go to our village… and when I actually buried my father, I had to bring a lot of AK47s. Because when you’re light skinned, you’re heavier target for being kidnapped. Because you’re seen as more valuable. For me being light skinned in Nigeria, in my family, it was difficult. It was always challenging. We were hounded. We were robbed.” However, his comments- specifically those related to his skin tone sparked a controversy on Twitter Nigeria, providing a base for momentary national bonding.
The All Things Ankara Ball will take place, Saturday, October 17th, 2015 at Adele H. Stamp Student Union Grand Ballroom at The University of Maryland in College Park, Maryland.
Source: Ventures Africa.com
One of the hottest DJs in Nigeria Rotimi Alakija known as DJ Xclusive is getting married on Thursday October 1st, 2015. He got engaged in July 2014, to his long time girlfriend Tinuke Ogundero.
The two will have their traditional wedding on Independence Day and their white wedding will be on Saturday, October 3rd 2015.
DJ Xclusive began his professional disc jockey career in 2003 by performing at various night clubs, including Penthouse, Aura Mayfair, funky Buddha and Jalouse.
DJ Xclusive became the resident DJ for cool fm 96.9 in 2011 and also joined Empire Mates Entertainment as Wizkid’s official DJ. DJ Xclusive released a single “PANGOLO” alongside Timaya.
Source: Gist me love.com
Elvis Eze a Nigerian has physically assaulted Ghanaian actress Yvonne Nelson because she did not give him a hug. The strange incident happened in the presence of several eyewitnesses Saturday night during the birthday party of actress Ingrid Alabi in Accra.
Reports say Elvis was one of the several persons invited to Ingrid’s party, where he met Yvonne as well as other celebrities including Eddie Nartey, Van Vicker, Nikki Samonas, Jasmine Baroudi, and Ghana movie award boss Fred Nuamah.
Elvis was said to have joined Yvonne to take photos with Ingrid and some others but after the photos, he requested a hug from Yvonne but she declined.
This infuriated him and he started assaulting her verbally before chasing her up to her car when she leaving the party grounds. Elvis Eze, apparently bent on unleashing violence on the actress, fiercely pushed her head as though he was inviting her to a wrestling match and was heard screaming at her and using abusive words saying “who the f**k do you think you are? Who are you? Who do you think you are?”
It took the timely intervention of eyewitnesses to rescue the frightened actress from the physical attack she was receiving from Elvis.
The incident was reported to the east legon police in Accra and a team was sent to contact Ingrid Alabi to assist in locating Elvis. On reaching the house Elvis was supposed to be staying, occupants said he was not home. An elderly man who identified himself as the owner of the house, however, took the contacts of the police team and promised to produce Elvis once he sees him.
Source: Ghana web