David Cameron sets out the main priorities for the UK's
Presidency of the G8: trade, tax and transparency
"Argo" wins best picture
Ben Affleck's Iran rescue thriller "Argo" has won best
picture from the Academy Awards.
Nominations at the 2012 World Music Awards
are apparently going well for D’banj as his hit single
Oliver Twist has been nominated in four categories at the
2012 World Music Awards, the highest nomination by any
Nigerian artiste. The song is nominated in the Best African
Act, Best Music Video, Best Song of the Year and Best World
D’banj is also booked
to perform at the Awards which will hold December 20th in
In a similar
development, D’banj has also reportedly signed a
distribution pact with UK giant music label, Sony Music
Entertainment’s RCA Africa label; one of the flagship labels
under Sony Music Entertainment.
Sony also signed a
strategic partnership with D’Banj’s Nigerian record label DB
Records, who’s catalog includes artists and producers such
as J.Sol, Jay Sleek and DeeVee. DB will now have their
records distributed by RCA which is also home to Christina
Aguilera, Kelly Clarkson, Alicia Keys, Mario, Monica, and
China to build own Neverland as
Michael Jackson tribute
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Chinese
developers are commemorating the late
Michael Jackson by building a scaled-down
replica of his Neverland Ranch on an island off Shanghai, a state-run
newspaper said on Friday.
AP Source: Michael Jackson dies in LA hospital
June 26, 2009 03:43:42
By NEKESA MUMBI MOODY
and DERRIK J. LANG
Hundreds of people gathered outside the hospital as word of his death
spread. The emergency entrance at the UCLA Medical Center, which is near
Jackson's rented home, was roped off with police tape.
"Ladies and gentlemen, Michael Jackson has just died," a woman boarding
a Manhattan bus called out, shortly after the news was announced.
Immediately many riders reached for their cell phones.
In New York's Times Square, a low groan went up in the crowd when a
screen flashed that Jackson had died, and people began relaying the news
to friends by cell phone.
"No joke. King of Pop is no more. Wow," Michael Harris, 36, of New York
read from a text message a friend sent to his telephone. "It's like when
Kennedy was assassinated. I will always remember being in Times Square
when Michael Jackson died."
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) -- Adele is coming to the Golden
executive producer of the show says the 24-year-old
Grammy-winning pop star is set to make her first post-baby
appearance at Sunday's ceremony, where she is nominated for
original song for the James Bond theme "Skyfall."
"Oh, no – not her again," was what winner
Meryl Streep feared those inside L.A.'s Hollywood & Highland Center were
thinking on Oscar night. Was she ever wrong.
The actress, who's been nominated a historic 17 times, won the Best
Actress Oscar at Sunday's 84th annual Oscars for The Iron Lady,
in which she played former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher....
In celebration of the beauty of
Afro-Brazilians, we have listed a few of Brazil's beautiful
Even though Brazil wants to
celebrate an image of unity and inclusiveness, we find that
the erasure in the stands at the World Cup is a telling
reminder that blackness isrendered
that country. What some Brazilians of African descent are
saying is that there has always been a denial in Brazil
about the role of black people in the country. EvenSeleção starNeymarhas
come in for some criticism over how he has changed his
The women we’re highlighting are actresses, singers,
models, television presenters and even a sports star. Obviously beauty
is not the only thing we can talk about when it comes to
Afro-Brazilians, but when people talk about Brazilian beauty and
especially that of models, they automatically think of those models
who have more of a European look. The variety and range of skin tones
in Brazil is therefore not widely celebrated, even though Brazilians
have this famous type of beauty.
In celebration of the beauty of Afro-Brazilians, we
have listed a few of Brazil’s beautiful black women.
Lucy Ramos – actress:
bellow are the pictures and numbers:
Bombom - singer and dancer, tv presenter, 2-Taís
Araújo – actress:
Camila Pitanga – film and
television actress, former model,
Fabiana Claudino – volleyball
Adriana Alves – actress and former model,
Alves – model and actress
Fradique – model , 8-Nanda
Lisboa – actress:
“NuNote Lounge Fest 2009” In Moscow with Tony
APA-Moscow (Russia) – Tony Allen, one of Paris-based
Africa’s jazz players, is among several foreign and local musicians
participating in a thrilling musical festivals dubbed “NuNote Lounge Fest
2009” in central Moscow over this weekend, the organizers told APA on
Born in Lagos, Nigeria in 1940, of mixed Nigerian and
Ghanaian parentage, Tony Allen - read details...