2009/10/31

SHYNE RETURNING TO BELIZE VIDEO!!

Check out the video of rapper Shyne returning to Belize after a deportation order. He apparently looks guant but then again he has been through a lot.



Who knew, "The Brooklyn-based rapper was born in Belize, where his father is currently the prime minister and is set to welcome his estranged son. Shyne was raised stateside by his mother, who reportedly is based in New Jersey after relocating from New York following her son's trial in 2001. Michelen said it came down to Shyne making the decision to either "fight from detention or fight from freedom," and he chose the latter. " Source

His dad is the prime minister of Belize? Interesting.

REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA KANDI BREAKS DOWN WHILE DISCUSSING AJ.

Here is the video of Kandi breaking down while discussing her ex fiance's tragic passing.



It turns out that the man accused of AJ's death, Frederick Richardson, has been released from jail on $10000 bond on October 20th. Apparently, a coroner's report revealed that AJ died from respiratory arrest related to sickle cell disease.

So sad and touching.

2009/10/29

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PICTURE OF GENEVIEVE NNAJI AND OMOTOLA'S BRAND NEW MOVIE IJE!!

All new first look, we can say! Genevieve  and Omotola star as sisters in this upcoming international movie!  From the look of things, the movie is going to be grand!




"IJE tells a tale of Chioma, a child growing up in the Nigerian countryside, who warned her restless sister, Anya, about the trappings of the American Dream. Now ten years later, Anya is accused of killing three men in a Hollywood Hills mansion—one of them her record producer-husband. Chioma travels from Nigeria to Los Angeles, and with the help of a young, unproven attorney, discovers that the dark secret her sister wants to keep hidden might be the only thing that can win her freedom."

Will you be watching? I know I will. By the way did you know you can reuse bottled water bottles? check out how on this cool site: http://thedigeratimind.com/2009/10/28/how-to-save-money-on-bottled-water/

2009/10/28

GUESS WHAT STYLISH FASHION READERS!!! OUR STORE IS NOW OPEN! LACE FRONT WIGS AVAILABLE!

Naijagal is going global everyone! We have opened up our new online store for ladies who love style! We have very included affordable LACE FRONT WIGS similar to the one you view below:




Go ahead and treat yourself, shop shop shop! You deserve it. Oh and did we mention that we have included Ralph Lauren shirts, baby phat and designer handbags at an amazingly low price?

Check out an actual picture of one of our best selling lace front wigs!




Check it out for yourself by checking out 9JAGAL'S STYLISH STORE! 

Do you love lace front wigs, how often do you buy? What is the most you would spend? Go on comment away; we want to read all about it!

2009/10/21

GHANA'S FILM RISING STARS WATCHOUT NOLLYWOOD. - NAIJAGAL Business Ideas, Fashion, Technology and Entertainment!

RE VISITING OUR FAVORITE POST PERHAPS WE CAN SAY WE CAME UP WITH THE NAME GOLLYWOODGHANA'S FILM RISING STARS WATCHOUT NOLLYWOOD. - NAIJAGAL Business Ideas, Fashion, Technology and Entertainment!

VIDEO OF MICHEAL JACKSON'S "THIS IS IT" CLOTHING!

One can only wonder what would have been had Micheal Jackson gone on with the "This is it" concert. Well, at least we can thank designer Zaldy for showing us the truly amazing costumes that would have been worn by Micheal during his concert tour.



Did that just bring tears to your eyes as it did mine? This is it would definitely have been truly inspiring, but alas we would have to be content with the Movie now. By the way are you going to see it on opening night?

R.I.P KANYE WEST DEATH HOAX!


pic source scrapetv.com
Okay this has really gotten out of hand, could it be that some people have too much time on their hands? The internet has been going wild with this hoax, kanye west supposedly died in a bizarre car crash in Los Angeles involving two luxury cars early this morning leaving rapper Kanye West dead, a second injured, a third arrested for gross vehicular manslaughter! Not true.

According to MTV,

"At press time, it was unknown where the rumor started, but some were pointing to the image board 4chan.org as the origin of the phony report that West had died in a crash involving two custom cars in Los Angeles. It quickly blossomed into e-mail chains and comment threads on Facebook and Twitter.


Computer security blog Sophos.com tracked the origins of the scam, tying it to hackers who used the rumor to push the false reports to the top of Internet search engine results. By Wednesday morning (October 21)."

Please for the love of life, people should stop starting stupid rumors, it is not funny at all! It is downright hurtful. Kanye is alive and well.

ALL NEW! AIRIS MUSIC SET TO RULE THE WORLD!


Beautiful and amazingly talented, Airis is the brand new artist from the Trybe Records family. Soulful and easy to listen to, Airis has an irresistible musical voice. We can say she reminds us of a young aretha franklin. Her brand fo music is said to be Afro Pop, we say it is brilliant and calming. Well don't take our word for it, listen for yourself.




This is certainly going to be a hit song!
Oh and yeah, you saw it first here on NAIJAGAL!

2009/10/20

BRAND NEW FIRST LOOK! LAURA IZIBOR'S SHINE!!



Brand New music video.

CHECK US NOW OUT ON 9JAGAL!


Well readers, its been 3 years thus far. Wow, how time flies! We are writing more and more on both naijagal.blogspot.com and our new magazine site http://9jagal.com/mag

Be sure to support our community site built just for you! http://9jagal.com.

We welcome your comments regarding the community site. Built just for you our dear readers. Let us know your suggestions and questions. We are dying to read them. It helps us improve.

Thanks again. By the way be sure to join the 9jagal fan page, lets interact.

2009/10/18

BRAND NEW VIDEO FROM LAURA IZIBOR DONT STAY!

Irish Nigerian superstar Laura Izibor's brand new video enjoy!


TOO HOT!!! 9ICE'S BRAND NEW SINGLE IS OUT!!

 
We are excited to tell you dear readers the exciting news!

Multiple award winning Alapomeji recording artist 9ice has officially dropped the first single off his upcoming album "TRADITION". The single titled "GBAMU GBAMU" is one of the many hit songs recorded by 9ice. The album which has been tagged "the most anticipated album of 2009" features hit track after hit track, no instrumentals and no skits.

A fusion of proverbial lyrics in his mother tongue (Yoruba), a danceable tune, and a unique style that is known to belong to 9ice, Gbamu Gbamu gives a brief insight of what to expect from TRADITION. In Gbamu Gbamu, 9ice sings about how happy and content he is with his life, career, music and achievements. To start off the first verse it is clear he wants to audience to get up and dance as he tells them to put on their dancing shoes, and move their waistline while getting their groove on. He gives us a brief background history by stating matter of factly that if you want to know his "trick", go back and ask for "omo Iya Agba ni oke aro" telling us in essence that, he may be 9ice but he has not forgotten his roots.

The track which was produced by ID Cabasa, is clearly a 9ice track and just the tip of the iceberg on what to expect on Tradition. Not leaving out his usual style of teaching and inspiring the listener through his music, 9ice makes statements such as “Ti oju Ba farabale a ri imu” ( a lesson in patience), and “Ifa Fani Lapo Ya, ore ma ma mu yo” ( a lesson about greed).

9ice, who is one of Nigeria’s hottest megastars and one of the youngest connoisseurs of our traditions, proves without a doubt that he is a force to be reckoned with in the music industry. And as he said in Gbamu Gbamu, "as you pose, na so you go show", you just cant fake real talent.

The video for Gbamu Gbamu is currently in the works. For additional questions and /or booking inquiries please contact booking@9iceonline.com

links to listen to the new single
http://iLike.com/s/ACYpZ
http://www.ilike.com/artist/9ice

We love it don't you just love it?

2009/10/16

SNIPPLET FROM THE NEW UPCOMING NAIJA STEAMY NOVEL?

Okay I just got this in my inbox, remember I blogged about the novel ABEKE, which will be available for download sometime in march according to the authors. Well here is an unedited snippet. Your comments of course are welcomed

CHAPTER 1

“Are you coming over Abeke?”
That was Rex calling over the phone. He always had a way with words. Why in the world would I want to attend his party? Could it be because his father is the governor of Lagos or could it be because I am just plain bored with his antics?
“Abeke? Did you hear me or are you suddenly deaf?” I heard his voice once again through my cell phone. Oh goodness, I just wanted to hang up the phone already. But for some stupid reason, I could not bring myself to. Well who cared anyways it was his phone credits not mine.
“Listen I am going to send the driver to pick you up on Saturday, the party is at the Vortex on queens drive, be ready. Oh and one thing, you have to wear white. It is an all white party.”
Before I could utter a word, he hung up the phone! I could not believe it that I, Abeke the lady every man “worshipped” could be treated this way and yet take it. Well what can I do, he is after all the most sought after bachelor in the country.
Sex with Rex was also mind blowing, of course I had to teach him a few tricks of my own, and I loved it that I could please him.
I remember the first time we had sex; it was the night his father got sworn in as the governor. Rex was having a party at one of his father’s many mansions and a friend of mine, Lola, so happened to invite me over.
There he stood incredibly handsome, smooth brown complexioned and six foot tall. I felt his eyes staring at me, mind you all the girls in the room were all over him. Yet I was the one he was attracted to. He had on a pair of large aviator “stunners shades”.
“Isn’t that silly?” Lola asked nudging my elbow. “Who is he trying to impress?”
“Eh who?” I asked feigning ignorance; of course I knew who she was talking about.
“Him, party boy, wait a minute I will introduce you two.”
Before I could say no, Lola dragged me over to him.
“This is Abike, a good friend of mine darling.” What she just called him darling, were they together? I wondered.
“Abeke…..” He said with out taking off his shades. “Hope you are having a good time, let’s dance.” Who was I to refuse this sexy goodness of a guy? The next thing I knew I was dancing to the music by popular musical group, psquare.
“No one be like you” the song blared away. Of course rex was not actually dancing to the song; instead he had his arms wrapped firmly around my waist, swaying side to side slowly. His issey miyake perfume began taking over my senses. I still hadn’t seen his eyes, but from what I had seen in pictures from the vortex parties on face book, they were gorgeous. One wondered how the governor birthed such a handsome guy. Well one only needed to see his mother. Rex had taken after his mother, thank God.
I could feel his chest pressed firmly on my breasts, his right hand gliding down to grab my backside while the left held a huge bottle of the drink, “Moet”.
I was officially under his spell. I could tell he was under mine as well. We probably danced in the same position through four songs; occasionally I would hear a friend say hello to him.
“You are beautiful,” he whispered into my ears. Then he turned around, a bottle of “moet” in one hand, the other holding my arm and leading me slowly out of the party venue and into a waiting Hummer. Motioning the driver of the vehicle, he said
“My condo and no looking back”
“Yes oga.” The driver replied looking straight ahead.

2009/10/15

AUDIO OF USHER'S 911 CALL!



TMZ retrieved the audio from Usher’s 911 call which he placed explaining that his car had been keyed after an argument with his ex-wife Tameka Raymond. I’m curious as to how TMZ obtained it then again they are TMZ. I only have one question. How does someone who calls 911 get placed on hold ? Isn’t 911 for emergencies? Is this an ATLANTA THING?

2009/10/11

THE 2009 MAMA AWARD WINNERS!!

The 2009 MTV Africa Music Award also popularly known as the MAMA award winners are listed below. We have also included videos from each of the winners so enjoy.
Best Male
Nameless (Kenya)


Best New Act
M.I. (Nigeria)


Best R&B
2 Face (Nigeria)


Best Hip Hop
M.I. (Nigeria)


Best Female
Amani (Kenya)


Best Performer
Samini (Ghana)

Best R&B
2Face (Nigeria)


Best Group
P-Square (Nigeria)


Best Alternative
Zebra & Giraffe (South Africa)


Best Video
HHP – Mpitse (South Africa)

Artist of The Year
D’banj (Nigeria)


Hope you loved the videos, congratulations to the winners and all the nominees who are winners as well

Chimamanda Adichie: The danger of a single story VIDEO!


This video is certainly a must see video.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's novel Half of a Yellow Sun has helped inspire new, cross-generational communication about the Biafran war. In this and in her other works, she seeks to instill dignity into the finest details of each character, whether poor, middle class or rich, exposing along the way the deep scars of colonialism in the African landscape.

Adichie's newest book, The Thing Around Your Neck, is a brilliant collection of stories about Nigerians struggling to cope with a corrupted context in their home country, and about the Nigerian immigrant experience.

Adichie builds on the literary tradition of Igbo literary giant Chinua Achebe—and when she found out that Achebe liked Half of a Yellow Sun, she says she cried for a whole day. What he said about her rings true: “We do not usually associate wisdom with beginners, but here is a new writer endowed with the gift of ancient storytellers.”

"When she turned 10 and read Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart, about the clash between Igbo tradition and the British colonial way of life, everything changed: ‘I realized that people who looked like me could live in books.’ She has been writing about Africa ever since."

Washington Post

BRAND NEW SONG FROM MICHAEL JACKSON THIS IS IT CLIP!

Here it is the first snippet of Michael Jackson's brand new song going live at midnight on  his website! We are so excited! Gosh we cannot wait to download this song. How about you?

2009/10/08

FIRST PICTURE OF JENNIFER HUDSON'S SON!

So adorable, Jennifer Hudson is pictured with her precious handsome son in the latest edition of People magazine. People magazine asked the following questions:



 Jennifer Hudson and son David Photo by: Derek Blanks / Ken Barboza Associates / Hilton Media Group

"How hard was it keeping your pregnancy under wraps?

"David and I were the only people who knew for a long time. I would forget I was pregnant, it was so easy. I didn’t have any morning sickness, no cravings either. I just thought, ‘Oh, well, we’ll wait until it’ll tell on itself.’ I didn’t show until I was seven months so that made it easy right there."

Your son was delivered via C-section, what was your recovery like?

"Everybody told me how much it was going to hurt afterwards but I think I have a different tolerance for pain than others. By that night after I had the baby, I'm like, 'Look, I can’t sit in this bed anymore. I’ve got to get up!’ I’ve been up and about since he was born. To me, the pain is no different than when you work out a muscle you’ve never worked out before and it’s sore.""

Adorable wouldn't you say?

STUNNING OH DICHI PRESENTS "NAIJA GIRLS" SONG! THIS WILL BE A HIT!


Odichinma (Oh Dichi) was born in Watts, California in 1984 to two Nigerian parents she began singing at the tender age of 4 years old. Her first music role model was her Father who began recording her with her younger siblings on a tape player.

Once she heard her own voice playback out of the speakers she was amazed, and wanted to continue recording herself. Her father also loved video taping her and her siblings as they danced and sang to a wide variety of music. She went on to start singing at talent shows and small events. She was blessed to be apart of the Mariners All Girls Show Choir for four years, which toured different states and performed all over the So Cal area. In college she continued to make music in her spare time while studying Acting, Sociology, and Film. She has performed in the following cities/areas: Los Angeles, Riverside, Cerritos, Lynwood, Hawthorne, Hollywood, Anahiem, Torrance, NewYork, Hawaii, San Diego, San Fransisco, Texas, New Jersey, Washington DC, and Nigeria.

She has written over 50 songs, and records most of her music in California and NewYork. She likes to be a wellrounded musician so she listens and sings all types of music. Her collaborations include LudeBoi, Quiz, Conflict, Tayo, Jvion, Jazarri, KO, Micheal Okri, and most currently the talented/driven Meaku. She works with the following producers, Sinister Beats, Cras Bangers, Mikey Mic, Doc Savage, Drumma Boi, Twenty 20, Synphony, SixSeven, Meaku and others.

We say she is well on her way to great success or what do you say readers?

Check out OHDICHI's song, our new theme song ‘Naija Girls’


Be sure to join us on twitter http://www.twitter.com/naijagal

Just for the record we will be posting on both http://naijagal.blogspot.com and http://9jagal.com/blog moving forward.

Thanks for your support over the years readers! We love you all. By the way, what do you think of the song? LOVE IT OR.... COMMENT AWAY THANKS!

2009/10/07

JUST IN CASE YOU MISSED IT, MONIQUE'S SHOW PREMIERED ON BET!!

Just in case you missed the premiere of the MONIQUE SHOW on monday, have no fear, we have got you covered.

Check out a clip from the show which featured Monica!




Apparently her show's premiere received stellar ratings Kudos to her!

In other news check out how you can save on travelling last minute on THE DIGERATI MIND

2009/10/05

A MUST READ BY THE NEW YORK TIMES ON PUTTING AFRICAN STYLE ON THE PAGE!!!

Special Report

Putting African Style on the Page

By ROBB YOUNG

Sub-Saharan Africa doesn’t bring to mind the image of a woman with perfectly manicured nails flipping through glossy magazines in search of the latest handbag or celebrity haircut. Yet such women are there, and in far greater numbers than the media’s portrayal of Africa might suggest.



In wealthy neighborhoods of Lagos; Nairobi; Luanda, Angola; Dakar, Senegal, and the like, ladies of leisure, successful businesswomen and aspirational middle-income housewives make up an attractive demographic that, in the past, relied on international fashion magazines for style and beauty information.



But in the past few years, while Condé Nast, Hearst and Hachette Filipacchi were expanding throughout Asia, Eastern Europe and the Middle East, a handful of African publishers was busy staking claims to this publishing territory. The result has been a wave of new glossies, like Arise, Haute, Helm and True Love, that put an African spin on fashion.



“Honestly, upwardly mobile African readers are crying out for this magazine,” says Helen Jennings, editor of Arise, a monthly style title started late last year by the Nigerian media tycoon Nduka Obaigbena, who also owns the country’s leading newspaper, This Day. “Because the local magazines aren’t as high end or progressive, and no other international titles speak directly to an African readership, Arise has really caused a stir.”



Arise occupies a unique position among magazines in English-speaking Africa as it alone packages both pan-African and global content, producing a provocative blend that Ms. Jennings calls “afropolitan.”



With a reported circulation of about 60,000 and averaging about 140 pages a month, the magazine is distributed to seven other African countries and around Europe and North America. In its no-expense-spared fashion shoots, clothes by African designers are paired with global brands like Yves Saint Laurent, Loewe and Ralph Lauren using popular black international models like Oluchi Onweagba and Rahma Mohamed.



Interviews with high-profile black celebrities, like the singer-songwriters Akon and VV Brown, and others, appeal to global advertisers. Tommy Hilfiger, Juicy Couture, Graff, L’Oreal and Lacoste are all represented in the magazine’s pages — and their prestige has helped pull in ads from fashion brands based in Nigeria, Ghana and Tanzania.



But Arise’s embrace of glamour and celebrity is tempered by a nod to the underground and an appreciation of irreverent reportage. A recent issue included a saucy exposé of African WAGs (the British acronym for wives and girlfriends of soccer players) that appeared alongside quirky items about Ugandan skateboarders, a multimedia prodigy from Ivory Coast and the leather-wearing biker subculture that grew up in Soweto after apartheid.



African publishing has progressed in recent decades, but some major obstacles to real success still exist, including isolation from key business partners and underdeveloped distribution networks.


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So several of the African titles have opened editorial headquarters in Europe or the United States to be closer to brand samples, top models, talent agencies, photo facilities and printing companies of a higher standard than most in Africa.

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Arise, for example, operates out of London while Helm, an Ethiopian quarterly edited by Rahewa Yemane, is based in Washington. Although these locations help editors produce quality content, they also drive up cover prices as the finished magazines must be shipped to African newsstands. (The cover price for Arise in global distribution is £4.95, or $8; 1,255 naira in Nigeria.)

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While a financier’s deep pockets can be all that’s needed to start a magazine, several factors — including market size, literacy and wealth — are needed to sustain it. Most of sub-Saharan Africa’s statistics in these categories are poor, but they sometimes belie the real potential.



Literacy rates are still appallingly low in many sub-Saharan countries, but parts of the population with enough disposable income to afford magazines and some of the advertised products have much better literacy rates than the national averages. And in Nigeria and Kenya, which have become regional centers for publishing, literacy is better than 70 percent and 80 percent, respectively.



Africa’s pockets of wealth also are often buried in gloomy macro statistics.



“In most sub-Saharan African countries, only 5 percent to 10 percent of the population is at the top of the income pyramid,” said Sakina Balde, an analyst for Africa and the Middle East at the market research firm Euromonitor International. “While this might seem insignificant, in highly populated countries like Nigeria, for example, it represents a large number of individuals.”



According to its 2008 data, there were 110,200 households in Nigeria with an annual disposable income of more than $75,000 — and last year the country’s 150 million residents spent $750.4 million on newspapers, magazines, books and stationery.



“Nigeria and Angola are both oil producers and many people made a fortune in the oil industry or through various businesses,” Ms. Balde said. “High- and middle-income earners in these countries have an insatiable desire for luxury products and this is not waning with the economic slowdown.”



The continent’s wealth, though disproportionately concentrated, already is being spent on luxury goods by affluent Africans who shop in cities like London, Paris, Johannesburg and Dubai. Several luxury retailers and stores in London, for example, already count Nigerians among their top five spenders, trailing only Chinese, Russians, Americans and Arab tourists from the Gulf. And in Lagos, new boutiques like Temple Muse and Leila Fowler are catering to the elite locally by stocking both international and African designer labels.



“Some established designers like Deola Sagoe and the like have even been able to open flagship stores for their clients,” said Wadami Amolegbe, chief editor of Haute, an independently published Nigerian fashion quarterly, and its online sister site Fashionafrica.com, which serves as a pan-African designer directory.



Though Ms. Amolegbe says Haute began as just a “pet project” after she returned to Lagos from New York three years ago, she said its combination of in-depth designer interviews and catwalk reports has been embraced by a loyal readership in Nigeria who are clued into international style, supportive of African labels, and understand that “fashion is more than just following trends.” She declined to disclose the magazine’s circulation and there is no central circulation audit service in Africa.



But the emergence of niche publications like Haute and Helm doesn’t presume that a fashion magazine sector in Africa will be big business just yet.



Apart from South Africa, where editions of Elle, Marie Claire, Glamour and Cosmopolitan have been around for the better part of a decade, major international publishers continue to shy away from Africa.



A Kenyan Cosmopolitan was tested in 2005, said Julia Raphaely, managing director of Associated Magazines, the Hearst partner in South Africa. But the company decided to discontinue it, she said, “to focus our energy and efforts on our brands in this market.”



Still, “certain African countries are starting to become interesting for international publishers,” according to Christine Scott, general manager of the London-based International Federation of the Periodical Press.



While Asia and Eastern Europe continue to be the most popular destination for the expansion of fashion magazine brands, several industry executives agreed that the current global downturn and the changing media landscape worldwide may make a wide open market like sub-Saharan Africa rather attractive after all.

source NYTIMES

2009/10/03

EX-FIANCE OF KANDI AJ OF REAL HOUSE WIVES ATLANTA DIES!



Police confirmed Friday, Oct. 2, 2009 that "Real Housewives of Atlanta" star Kandi Burress' ex-fiance, A.J. Jewell was killed at an Atlanta night club. Police said Jewell died after a fight at the Body Tap club on Marietta Boulevard pic source myfoxatlanta.com

The ex-fiance of Kandi Burruss star on "Real Housewives of Atlanta" passed away tonight after a brawl erupted at a club in Atlanta.

According to MYFOXATLANTA "A.J. Jewell suffered severe head injuries during the fight at Body Tap and was rushed to Piedmont Hospital, where he later died"

Poor Kandi

2009/10/02

BEYONCE'S DAD SLAPPED WITH A PATERNITY SUIT!

Say it aint so,






"Alexsandra Wright filed the case in L.A. County Superior Court. Wright lives in L.A. -- she works in the name-branding business. We're told she's in her late 30s.

Wright, who is 6-months pregnant, filed the case last week, alleges Knowles is the father. Sources say Wright is repped by Neal Hersh, who is currently repping Lamar Odom in the prenup negotiations with Khloe Kardashian.

Mathew has been married to Tina Knowles since 1980," Story Developing


Source

KOURTNEY KARDASHIAN'S HAIR EXTENSIONS!

Check out a picture of Kourtney Kardashian getting her hair sewn in.

photo credit: pacificcoastnews.com


Wow and we always thought the Kardashian girls all had full locks. Apparently they wear extensions just like a lot of women. There you go with the movie good hair coming out soon, it is not just African American women wearing weaves but all women.

Since we are on the topic of hair, here is one video I love to watch, the lace front wig and how to wear it.

Do you wear a weave, will you see the movie "GOOD HAIR" well Naijagal wants to know. SEE MORE ABOUT THE KARDASHIANS  ON http://naijagal.net

CHICAGO ELIMINATED FIRST IN THE BID FOR THE OLYMPICS!

How sad, Chicago got eliminated first in the bid to host the 2016 summer Olympics! President Obama flew  to seal the deal but it did not work out. Well till 2020 then.

MEET THE NEXT GENEVIEVE NNAJI VANESSA NZEGWU!

By Benjamin NJOKU

She’s a self-taught visual artist and a screen goddess, who holds a lot of promise for her generation. Right from when she launched into the mainstream movie world some few years ago, Vanessa Nzegwu is an actress to admire and watch on screen.
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Since she started experimenting on canvass, Vanessa may not have abandoned her love for acting, as she admits that “acting is what I have loved to do in life.” In this encounter with HVP, this beautiful actress recounts her journey into the world of make-believe, what defines her relationships with the opposite sex, and her expectations in life.

When was your first movie?

I acted my first movie in 2003. I ‘ve been in and out of the industry. I started from Kano before I moved to Enugu. I wanted to act and sometimes, the job doesn’t come easily. And so, you have to try your hands in some other things.
Vanessa Nzegwu

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But after awhile, I decided to come back to the industry to try my luck. In the past, I did some movies where some producers gave me roles that I did not like.

So, I turned them down but they said, ‘oh! She’s rude, she’s this..or that…’. Why don’t I just take a break since I’ ve done something good before now?

How long was the break?

That was in 2004. I came back in 2005 to do a movie before I stayed off screen again for sometime. I wasn’t back into Nollywood until recently.

You started out from Kano ….

Yes, I started from Kano but it was on stage. I can’t exactly remember the name of that play that launched me into the world of acting. I just finished my secondary school education then, and found myself acting on stage. It didn’t take me much time to venture into Nollywood.

From Kano, how did you break into Nollywood?

When I started on stage, there were some actors that were invited to Kano State to watch us perform on stage.
Vanessa Nzegwu

The likes of Sam Loco Efe and Tom Njamanze. After watching us on stage, they passed a remark, saying to me, “ You’re good.

We are going to have productions in Enugu.” They invited me to join them, since according to them, I have all it takes to be an actress. I took time to think about it, before making up my mind to give it a trial.

As it were, I travelled to Enugu to launch out, and the very first day I arrived the Coal City, I got a role. For me, it was quite encouraging and I decided to stay. But then….

How did you get the role in Enugu?

I had to register as a member of the Actors Guild of Nigeria(AGN). I actually went to Enugu for registration.
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But when I got there, it was the job that came calling. So, I said to myself ‘what are you going back to do?

Why not just stay back, and get more jobs for yourself?’ Because then, we had very few people who could be good in acting in Enugu. That was how I stayed back. I left Enugu for Lagos. The place appeared to be static for me.

There were no challenges coming my way. And the kind of roles that were given to me were not challenging as such.

I needed someone to challenge me; to make me stand up and face the realities of acting. I needed someone to tell me, “You need to do more than what you’re doing,” and I felt I could have that here in Lagos. So, I moved down to Lagos, and so far I’ve been in Lagos and am still in Lagos.

In the movie you acted in, you’re in love with the guy and along the line, you started feeling jealous. In real life situation, are you jealous?

The way I reacted there, even though it’s a script, is something a whole lot of women would do, and even worse.

Some would even go to the extent of attacking their partner. But my character there wasn’t that violent. So, I couldn’t do more than what I was told to do. But then, as a person, I like being sincere to people. I think I will have time to think about what I did wrong or why he took that course of action.

Because for me to have accepted you as partner, you should be able to tell me what you can and cannot do. And if eventually you did it, and you’re truly sincere and show remorse and no matter how you cry and say I don’t love you, at the end of the day, you will still come back to that guy.

What do you think of yourself?

I think am someone God has created to set things right, to help the less-privileged, and in as much as I don’t have the whole world, I try to do my best with the little I have.

What are your assets ?

By assets, if you mean what I can make money with them, I will say my hands. Because without my hands, I cannot make money.

Considering the fact that you are a very beautiful woman, what can you say about the many men that come around you?

I try as much as possible to be down to earth with them. I try to make them comfortable but not too comfortable. And I try to let them know that this is how far I can go with them, unlike some people who will try to give in because there is no other way out. I try to be diplomatic about it.

Are into a relationship?

Yes, I am.

Is it one that will likely lead to marriage?

You don’t predict what will happen. You just do your own part by finding someone who suits you and then you let God do the rest.

What do you look out for in a man?

I look out for naturalist. You just have to be natural. You have to be sensitive, and also, you have to be creative. When I mean creative, I mean being able to make out something out of nothing even when it looks like all hope is lost, you’re able to put yourself together and say I have what it takes and I can make something out of this.

You are a good dancer.

Thanks a lot.

So do you go to parties?

Yes, once in a while, I go to parties.

Have you ever broken somebody’s heart before?

That’s something I have to really think about. The way I handle my fans is the same way I handle my relationships.

In a sense that after awhile, if you find out that it’s not something that is leading you to the next level, you look for a way of ending it amicably. Both parties would decide and at the end of the day, you remain friends because you never can tell where you will meet yourselves again and what you can benefit from that person.

How do you describe the word, love?

To me, love is a gradual thing. Sometimes, you can see love as being stupid. You can also do stupid things for love. It’s just doing something different from the normal things that you do.

Have you ever been disappointed by friends?

Yes. Most times, I ‘ve been disappointed by friends.

Was it in a relationship?

In relationship, I would not say, I’ve had so many disappointments. Sometimes, we end up being friends. So, at the end of the day, nobody is hurt.

Where do you hope to see yourself in the next few years?

In the next few years, I see myself in the international scene and am working very hard towards it. And then, whatever is making those people better than us, I will be able to bring it back and make the industry a better one.

At the same time, I am hope to set the structure for the up and coming fine artists.

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BIG POPPA AND KIM ENGAGED?


Are Big poppa and Kim of the Real Housewives really engaged? How in the world do you get engaged to a man who is already married?

Well she wanted a ring and she got a ring! So who knows what that means; in any case our favorite show " Million dollar Listing is coming back on air!


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