By now you all know it doesn’t take very much for me to do a post on Tiwa Savage. She could be crossing the street to get the paper, and I wou Meditation Power – Acoustic Brainwave Activation ld find a way to make an event of it. It’s real love I tell ya. Kele Kele came out in 2010, and pretty much owned 2011. It’s the song that turned [...]
Who can forget that piercing moment when on February 18 2012, Whitney Houston's casket was carried out the Newark, New Jersey church where she first sang as a little girl. 'I Will Always Love You', eerily and fittingly scored this heart-wrenching finale as the world said goodbye to one of the most influential voices of all time. Nigerian lifestyle site Ndani TV recorded Ghanaian singer
Miss Black France was recently crowned and it got me wondering – what was the point? Are we still at a point where we need to beg to be included in pageants that have been including representatives of black beauty for years now? What are side pageants such as Miss Black France offering that the bigger main competitions just aren’t? I’m of two minds about this. One is they might be [...]
The lyrics leave nothing to the imagination, but the imagination is blown thinking a woman who was beaten up by the man featured in the song would go back to him in any way. Looks like Rihanna’s done it in a provocative way too. Gone back to him, publicly, and suggestively – even if only in song. Rihanna has gone to the edge and we think that for her, there’s [...]
No sooner had the announcement been made that the film adaptation of Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s award-winning novel Half Of A Yellow Sun was to star Thandie Newton, than a petition rang out. By now many people, mostly of Igbo or other Nigerian origin, have complained that the casting of Thandie Newton as the book’s Igbo female protagonist Olanna, is a slight they are not willing to suffer. The [...]
Trevor Noah, the young South African comedian who has built his stock in trade on telling uncomfortable jokes about race, was great on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno last week. If I want to tell someone I admire them, but then slap them afterwards, like he did, this would be my time to do it. He made us laugh, and he made us proud. He almost didn’t embarrass us. [...]
Remember the term ‘yuppy’? It sometimes feels as if there is a special little corner of hell that these strange words go to, after having been used and abused.