Friday, 5 July 2013

2 KINGS CONCERT - THE BIGGEST CONCERT IN NIGERIA HOLDS ON 25TH AUGUST, 2013 AT EKO HOTEL, LAGOS



Nigeria is about to witness the biggest concert of the year as two of the biggest names in Nigerian music share a stage live in concert.
Scoale Entertainment in conjunction with Too Much Music, present Femi Kuti and 2face Idibia in the “2 Kings Concert”. The prestigious Eko Hotel and Suites will play host to this event on the 25th of August 2013.



Femi Kuti (born Olufela Olufemi Anikulapo Kuti) is the eldest son of afrobeat pioneer, Fela Kuti. He plays the saxophone, trumpet and keyboards. He started out his career in music as a member of his father’s band and then went on to create his own band Positive Force in the late 1980s. His international career began in 1988 when he was invited by the French Cultural Centre in Lagos and Christian Mousset to perform at the Festival d'Angoul√™me (France), the New Morning Club in Paris and Moers Festival in Germany. 

Like his father, Femi has shown a strong commitment to social and political causes throughout his career. His songs have been sampled by different international artistes while featuring international acts in his work like in 2001, where he collaborated on his album “Fight to Win” with a number of U.S. musicians, including Common, Mos Def, and Jaguar Wright.

In addition to several award for musical excellence, Femi Kuti has been nominated for a Grammy award three times in the world music category in 2003, 2010 and 2012.

2face .jpeg2face Idibia (born Innocent Ujah Idibia) is one of the most successful hip pop artists in Nigeria, while consistently ranked as one the best Nigerian musicians of all-time, 2face has received five Headies Awards, four Channel O Music Awards, one BET Award, MTV Europe Music Award, MTV Africa Music Award for his musical work, and numerous additional nominations. He was a member of the defunct Plantashun Boys, whose disbandment saw the release of Idibia's debut album Face 2 face (2004), which established him as a viable solo artist.

Following the release of his debut album in 2004, he has had three more, which recorded resounding successes upon their release going on to consolidate his position in Nigerian and African music.


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Scoale Entertainment stages the concert in conjunction with Too Much Music, to launch “Music Against Hunger”. The MAH project will create a volunteer platform for music Icons to encourage every youth to pursue personal excellence and use their capacities for the sake of others by promoting a life of service dedicated to creating a hunger free nation with harmony in all aspects of life.

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Scott Oritsejemineyin Igbene

Executive Producer

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

MARY J. BLIGE HAS USD$145,000 SUIT SLAMMED AFTER "CANCELLING TEXAS CONCERT TO PERFORM WITH THE ROLLING STONES'

Mary J. Blige's money woes continue as she is sued for $145,000 after 'cancelling Texas concert to perform with the Rolling Stones'


Sued: Mary J Blige has been hit with a $145,000 lawsuit for cancelling a Texas concert
Sued: Mary J Blige has been hit with a $145,000 lawsuit for cancelling a Texas concert

Mary J. Blige is being sued for allegedly cancelling a concert in Dallas, Texas, so that she could perform with the Rolling Stones in New York. 

The No Drama singer and her production company are being sued by Vision Entertainment Worldwide (VEW) after she pulled-out of the gig on December 9, 2012.
The 42-year-old star was reportedly paid a deposit of $145,000 to perform but cancelled the concert a few days before it was scheduled to take place after she accepted the offer to perform with Mick Jagger and his band at the Barclays Center, reports TMZ.

VEW is seeking $145,000 in damages from the performer who has run into other money problems in recent times.
The singer was hit with a $3.4million tax bill last month after being accused of avoiding her US federal taxes for three consecutive years from 2009.

In addition to her federal taxes, Mary also reportedly owes the State of New Jersey over $900,000 in back taxes. Mary's money woes do not end there, as she was sued earlier this year for allegedly defaulting on a $500,000 bank loan, which she took out between 2005 and June 2012. 

Owing cash: The singer is trying to sort out her problems with the tax authorities

Owing cash: The singer is trying to sort out her problems with the tax authorities

The singer confessed recently that she had not taken the best financial advice but is trying to fix the problem.  'The problem isthat I didn't have the right people in the right places doing the right things.

'This should have never been allowed to happen but it did and now we are fixing it,' she said.

Changing her mind: The star allegedly cancelled the concert so she could perform with the Rolling Stones
Changing her mind: The star allegedly cancelled the concert so she could perform with the Rolling Stones

Taking the stage: Mary was seen performing at the 8th annual Apollo Theater Spring Gala on June 10
Taking the stage: Mary was seen performing at the 8th annual Apollo Theater Spring Gala on June 10


Tuesday, 18 June 2013

LIL WAYNE DENIES ANY DISRESPECT AFTER TRAMPLING AMERICAN FLAG IN NEW VIDEO

'I didn't step on the flag on purpose!' Lil Wayne denies any disrespect after trampling American flag in new video



Lil Wayne has denied intentionally disrespecting the American flag after appearing to trample it in his new music video. 

The often controversial rapper spoke out as the backlash grew following his apparent attack on the national symbol. 'I didn't step on the flag on purpose!' he tweeted. 'It's a scene in a video where the flag drops behind me and after it drop it's just there as I perform.'

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Poor Old Glory! Lil Wayne trampled an American flag on the set of his God Bless Amerika video in New Orleans Saturday
Poor Old Glory! Lil Wayne trampled an American flag on the set of his God Bless Amerika video in New Orleans Saturday

But it remains to be seen if Wayne's denial will calm the angry response to the video.
Twitter users have vented their frustration at the 30-year-old's unpatriotic attitude, branding him 'disgusting' and a 'scumbag'.
Wayne returned to his old 'stomping' grounds of Hollygrove, New Orleans to shoot the video for 'God Bless Amerika', a single off his album.

Leaked cell phone footage captured the four-time Grammy winner clutching an old-fashioned microphone before a large hanging flag on Saturday.

'My country 'tis of thee': The 30-year-old rapper returned to his old 'stomping' grounds of Hollygrove to shoot the single off his album, I Am Not A Human Being II
'My country 'tis of thee': The 30-year-old rapper returned to his old 'stomping' grounds of Hollygrove to shoot the single off his album, I 

Am Not A Human Being II
The flag was then dropped on the asphalt by a grip on a ladder, revealing a massive crowd of Louisiana locals.

Weezy - born Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr. - continued to rap as he casually strolled on top of the crumpled star-spangled banner.

Lil Wayne wore a vest reading 'Jesus saves I spend,' red basketball shorts covered in gold crosses, and Air Jordans.

His old stomping grounds: Leaked cell phone footage captured the four-time Grammy winner clutching an old-fashioned microphone before a large hanging flag
His old stomping grounds: Leaked cell phone footage captured the four-time Grammy winner clutching an old-fashioned microphone before a large hanging flag

The real America? The flag was then dropped on the asphalt by a grip on a ladder, revealing a massive crowd of Louisiana locals

The real America? The flag was then dropped on the asphalt by a grip on a ladder, revealing a massive crowd of Louisiana locals

Lil Wayne's song, produced by Cool & Dre, has equally controversial lyrics. 'My country 'tis of thee / Sweet land of kill 'em all and let 'em die / God bless Amerika / This so godless Amerika.'

Director Eif Rivera uploaded several snapshots over the weekend of the heavily tattooed rapstar being filmed in his old 'hood.
The director has also helmed hip-hop videos for rappers 50 Cent, French Montana, and Fat Joe.

Unpatriotic? Weezy - born Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr. - continued to rap as he casually strolled on top of the crumpled star-spangled banner
Unpatriotic? Weezy - born Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr. - continued to rap as he casually strolled on top of the crumpled star-spangled banner
Not illegal: Due to the First Amendment, it is unconstitutional for a government to prohibit the desecration of a flag due to its status as 'symbolic speech'
Not illegal: Due to the First Amendment, it is unconstitutional for a government to prohibit the desecration of a flag due to its status as 'symbolic speech'
'This so godless Amerika': Director Eif Rivera uploaded several snapshots over the weekend of the heavily tattooed rapstar being filmed in his old 'hood

'This so godless Amerika': Director Eif Rivera uploaded several snapshots over the weekend of the heavily tattooed rapstar being filmed in his old 'hood

Louisiana banned casting contempt on the flag 'by word' as well as 'by act,' but the US Supreme Court overruled the state laws in 1990.  Due to the First Amendment, it is unconstitutional for a government to prohibit the desecration of a flag due to its status as 'symbolic speech.'

However, the Got Money hitmaker had nothing but praise for African-American Army soldiers on Memorial Day.
'Today I remember and pay homage to the negro soldiers that served and fought in World War II,' Lil Wayne tweeted to his 12 million followers.

Controversy: Last month, Mountain Dew dropped the father-of-four as spokesman when he 'unapologetically' compared the beating of civil rights icon Emmett Till to rough sex

Controversy: Last month, Mountain Dew dropped the father-of-four as spokesman when he 'unapologetically' compared the beating of civil rights icon Emmett Till to rough sex. 'Today I remember all the real ni55az we lost.'

Last month, Mountain Dew dropped the father-of-four as spokesman when he 'unapologetically' compared the beating of civil rights icon Emmett Till to rough sex.

Weezy, who had fronted the soft drink since last year, came under fire in February for his verse in Odd Future's song Karate Chop.

He rapped: 'Pop a lot of pain pills/'bout to put rims on my skateboard wheels/beat that p***y up like Emmett Till.'

'Today I remember and pay homage to the negro soldiers': The Got Money hitmaker, seen here with Nicki Minaj, had nothing but praise for African-American Army soldiers on Memorial Day

'Today I remember and pay homage to the negro soldiers': The Got Money hitmaker, seen here with Nicki Minaj, had nothing but praise for African-American Army soldiers on Memorial Day

Culled from: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2343927/Lil-Wayne-denies-disrespect-trampling-American-flag-new-video.html#ixzz2Wa7VkKBf 

BRIDE-T-BE ORGANISED DREAM WEDDING IN JUST 10 DAYS AFTER HER BOYFRIEND WAS DIAGNOSED WITH PANCREATIC CANCER AND GIVEN JUST MONTHS TO LIVE

Chris Clark, 41, was diagnosed with terminal cancer in October last year


  • Told there was nothing doctors could do and that he had just 6 months left.  Within minutes of diagnosis, he proposed to his girlfriend Charlotte, 30.  

  • She had already made an online scrapbook of her dream wedding and thanks to family and friends they enjoyed a dream rural wedding.  Chris has defied doctors predictions and is still feeling well 8 months later

  • A bride-to-be has organised the wedding of her dreams in just 10 days after her terminally-ill husband proposed to her.

Cancer sufferer Chris Clark, 41, proposed to his girlfriend Charlotte within minutes of finding out his condition was terminal.
With the help of family and friends, it took just 10 days to organise the wedding they had dreamed about.

Last October Charlotte organised a last minute wedding to terminally-ill boyfriend Chris Clark. He proposed within minutes of being diagnosed with a terminal cancer

Charlotte and Chris Clark married just 10 days after he was diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer last year. He proposed within minutes of being diagnosed

Charlotte, 30, had made an online scrapbook of her dream wedding months before Chris's illness, which helped her with a speedy wedding turnaround.

Chris was told he may only have months to live by medics at Warwick Hospital last September after being diagnosed with a rare form of pancreatic cancer that had spread to the stomach.
 
He had started suffering pains in his side while on holiday which grew in intensity, and was also feeling tired and had lost his appetite.

After a series of tests, Chris, a photographer, was diagnosed with secondary cancer in July 2012.

Charlotte and Chris were married in October October 2012 at St Gregory's Church in Offchurch, Warwickshire. before getting married she had already made a scrapbook of her perfect wedding
Charlotte and Chris were married in October October 2012 at St Gregory's Church in Offchurch, Warwickshire. Before getting married she had already made a scrapbook of her perfect wedding
Charlotte said that their engagement was always going to happen, it was only a question of when.

Charlotte said that their engagement was always going to happen, it was only a question of when. After his proposal, Chris broached the idea of a quick register office ceremony, but Charlotte wanted to have her dream rural church wedding

The couple, from Offchurch near Leamington, Warwickshire, found out it was terminal in September and were told nothing more could be done to treat the tumour.

Chris, 41, said: 'I already knew I wanted to be married to Charlotte so when they said it was non-curable I knew what I was going to do.

Charlotte and Chris Clark are pictured with Chris' children a from a previous marriage (son Connor, centre, son Logan, right, and daughter Sennen, left)
Charlotte and Chris Clark are pictured with Chris' children a from a previous marriage (son Connor, centre, son Logan, right, and daughter Sennen, left)

'When I was told the news it was like an explosion, I felt deaf and a bit disorientated. I just got up and walked out as they said I've got to have more tests.'

Chris and Charlotte were sitting in a hospital waiting room five minutes later, in a state of shock, when he turned to her and popped the question. Then just minutes after, he was in a hospital bed undergoing another round of gruelling tests.

Charlotte said the big day was the wedding she had always dreamed of. The couple had been together for six years before they wed but always knew they would eventually tie the knot

Charlotte said the big day was the wedding she had always dreamed of. The couple had been together for six years before they wed but always knew 
they would eventually tie the knot

Family and friends were informed of his prognosis before the couple told them their good news. 'Our engagement was always going to happen, it was only a question of when,' added Charlotte, a social worker who met Chris six years ago at a wedding.

After his proposal, Chris broached the idea of having a quick register office ceremony.
But it was not quite what she was hoping for, because for the six months before Chris became ill Charlotte had been planning her dream of a rural church wedding.

Generous friends, family and local businesses rallied round to make the couple's magical wedding come true in just over a week.

Friends, family and local businesses rallied round to make the couple's magical wedding come true. Despite having a week's notice to be at the event, some 300 people shared the couple's big day at a neighbouring farm. She had compiled an online scrapbook with her wedding wish-list, detailing everything she wanted from the venue and who would be bridesmaids to the design of her wedding dress.

Charlotte says, 'The whole day was just like the wedding I had dreamed of. We have been together for six years, and have always known we would get married, but had been taking our time.

'Even though Chris hadn't asked me yet I would save links and pictures in a folder on my tablet that I would want in my future wedding.

Chris - a freelance photographer who once served in the Navy - suffers with is a hereditary form of cancer but he didn't know about his risk because he was adopted.
Chris - a freelance photographer who once served in the Navy - suffers with is a hereditary form of cancer but he didn't know about his risk because he was adopted. He was given just six months to live but is still alive, eight months after the wedding

'When we decided to do a wedding in ten days the preparation I had done was a God-send, and made things lots easier.

'We were lucky as loads of family and friends have businesses that are involved in weddings in someway. 'Chris's brother has a marquee business, we have a friend who is a photographer and another who is a florist. The wedding more or less planned itself!'

'The whole day was just how I had dreamed.'

Charlotte said they count their blessings every day. She said: 'We keep thinking it could be ten times worse. Chris is feeling pretty good at the moment so we're making the most of that. He's my inspiration'
Charlotte said they count their blessings every day. She said: 'We keep thinking it could be ten times worse. Chris is feeling pretty good at the moment so we're making the most of that. He's my inspiration'

Generous friends, family and local businesses rallied round to make her magical wedding come true in just 10 days, and the pair said 'I do' in a church ceremony at St Gregory's Church in Offchurch, Warwickshire, on October 6th 2012.

The couple were surrounded by 100 family and friends including Chris's children Connor, 20, Logan, 17, and Sennen, 15, from a previous marriage.  Despite having a week's notice to be at the event, some 300 people shared the couple's big day in October at a neighbouring farm.

Charlotte said: 'It was amazing. It was everything I wanted and more.'

Charlotte, a social worker, met Chris seven years ago at a wedding
Charlotte, a social worker, met Chris seven years ago at a wedding

On June 30 Charlotte will join more than 4,000 women taking part in the Race for Life to help raise more than £400,000 for Cancer Research UK's life-saving research projects
On June 30 Charlotte will join more than 4,000 women taking part in the Race for Life to help raise more than £400,000 for Cancer Research UK's life-saving research projects

After their wedding, Chris - a freelance photographer who once served in the Navy - started seven bouts of chemotherapy.

The rare cancer he suffers from is a hereditary and he did not know about the risk because he was adopted. However, he has already defied the statistics as doctors said the average life expectancy from the point of diagnosis was six months.

Despite his ongoing treatment Chris is accompanying Charlotte on training runs.
Despite his ongoing treatment Chris is accompanying Charlotte on training runs. He also plans to be the first to cheer her past the finish line when she completes the 10km Race for Life

Charlotte said:'"We are all hoping and praying the cancer hasn't grown. We're trying to live a normal life and we are very pragmatic about the future. 'We count our blessings every day. We keep thinking it could be ten times worse. Chris is feeling pretty good at the moment so we're making the most of that. He's my inspiration.'

On June 30, Charlotte will join more than 4,000 women taking part in Race for Life 5km or 10km courses to raise more than £400,000 for Cancer Research UK's life-saving research projects.

Chris said: 'I'm incredibly proud of Charlotte for what she's doing because she could so easily sit back because she's so busy with work and worrying about me. It shows the woman that she is to me'
Chris said: 'I'm incredibly proud of Charlotte for what she's doing because she could so easily sit back because she's so busy with work and worrying about me. It shows the woman that she is to me'

And despite his ongoing treatment Chris is accompanying Charlotte on training runs.  He also plans to be the first to cheer her past the finish line when she completes the 10km route at the Race for Life at Stoneleigh Park, Kenilworth, Warwickshire.


Chris said: 'I'm incredibly proud of her for what she's doing because she could so easily sit back because she's so busy with work and worrying about me. It shows the woman that she is to me.'

To enter Race for Life visit www.raceforlife.org


Culled from: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2343712/Bride-organised-dream-wedding-just-10-DAYS-boyfriend-diagnosed-pancreatic-cancer-given-just-months-live.html#ixzz2Wa22PUkR 



Friday, 14 June 2013

SHOCKING FOOTAGE OF THE MOMENT RAPPER 2 CHAINZ WAS TARGETED BY ARMED ROBBERS

Shocking video has emerged of the moment rapper 2 Chainz was targeted by a group of gun-wielding men during what appeared to be an armed robbery attempt in San Francisco.

In the CCTV footage, obtained by TMZ.com, the 35-year-old musician is seen walking along the street with a group of friends when two men approach, with one wielding a gun.

2 Chainz is then seen running in a blind panic and tripping up on the road as one of the men stands over him pointing the gun directly at him.

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Shocking: Rapper 2 Chainz was targeted in an armed robbery attempt in San Francisco earlier this week
Shocking: Rapper 2 Chainz was targeted in an armed robbery attempt in San Francisco earlier this week



Police later told the gossip website that the rapper had his mobile phone and wallet taken.

However, 2 Chainz denied anything had been taken, writing on Twitter: 'Rule #1 if a rapper gets robbed people usually post items that has been taken. Rings, chains, watch, money etc.

'Rule #2 if a rapper gets shot he usually go to hospital or dies.'
He added: 'Nobody took Anything from me, i didn't get shot, I'm not in jail, Don't know wut else to tell ya. Sorry if I disappointed anyone, maybe next time. (sic)'

The robbery attempt came after 2 Chainz landed in hot water again after he was collared for purportedly possessing Promethazine.

Arrested: Rapper 2 Chainz tweeted this picture of himself posing with Maryland troopers after getting arrested in the state on drug charges
Arrested: Rapper 2 Chainz tweeted this picture of himself posing with Maryland troopers after getting arrested in the state on drug charges 

The antihistamine is commonly used as an anti-allergy drug, but is also one of the two main ingredients in sizzurp - made by combining prescription-strength cough syrup containing Promethazine and codeine with sugary sodas like Mountain Dew or Coca-Cola.

According to TMZ, was booked on felony narcotics possession, but while he was also carrying marijuana, he had less than an ounce. His latest arrest comes after he was collared on drug charges in Maryland, where he was performing at a college homecoming event in February.

Maryland State Police spokesman Sgt. Marc Black said troopers stopped a van for speeding near Easton, Md., and smelled a strong odor of burnt marijuana from inside.

A backpack in the van had a marijuana grinder and trace amounts of marijuana, police said.
The rapper, whose real name is Tauheed Epps, claimed possession of the backpack and was arrested, police said.

Taken into custody: 2 Chainz, real name Tauheed Epps, was cited for having drug paraphernalia and marijuana and was released. The citation carries up to a year in jail and up to a $1,000 fine
Taken into custody: 2 Chainz, real name Tauheed Epps, was cited for having drug paraphernalia and marijuana and was released. The citation carries up to a year in jail and up to a $1,000 fine

Epps was cited for having drug paraphernalia and marijuana and was released. The citation carries up to a year in jail and up to a $1,000 fine.

Last year, 2 Chainz released his solo debut, 'Based on a T.R.U. Story,' which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Charts and has achieved gold status.  He also has several Top 10 hits on the R&B/Hip-Hop charts as both a lead and featured artist.

After the arrest in February, 2 Chainz' website tweeted a photograph that appears to show him posing with two police officers.

Black said the Maryland State Police could not confirm the authenticity of the photograph but is investigating.
'Locked me up and then Wanted pictures smh,' read one tweet, using the abbreviation for shaking my head.

Epps was scheduled to perform Thursday evening at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. His website later tweeted a photo from the stage and wrote the 'show must go on.'




Culled from: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2340986/Shocking-video-moment-rapper-2-Chainz-targeted-armed-robbers.html#ixzz2WDPOhQ6n