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Did I end the part one with an “oops”? It should have been an ooooooops!!! What was I thinking? Thought I locked the main door? What do I do now? He has never spanked me before…what will he do now? would he tell my mother? (then I’m DEAD!!!) then I realized I had not locked the kitchen door(most houses have a kitchen door…I think?!)…but something struck me, he had not noticed me(or maybe he did). His eyes were fixed on the plasma, for some ten seconds he gazed hard on the TV and I noticed a huge bulge in his pants(it was kinda on my eye level you know?!)….oops!!!
It was then he looked down at me and couldn’t help but notice the bottle sticking out of my orifice and instead of yelling the shit out of me, he pulled me up, walked me to the bathroom helped me clean up the juice stain on my laps and he actually did help me clean my vagina gently stroking it under the running water and the sensation itself was hormone-testing and climax fetching but I had to figure what was going on in his head, his silence was killing me(so were his fingers!!!)…could he be so drunk he had not realized what had happened? Or maybe he’s doing the silent treatment?….then I noticed the bulge again….oops!!!
He then spoke without looking into my eyes “funmi you have been a very bad girl, there are two ways outta this situation I could either make you explain to your mum or I’d explain what real sex feels like or show you”(I know!!! I didn’t wanna mention my name before)”where is your sense of humour” he said. Then his fingers slid deeper into my vagina and reminded me whom my mum would believe if we both relayed our stories and I shouldn’t bother screaming because the generator was on, moreover, mum wasn’t going to be back till a few more hours, then he carried me back to the couch half naked, quarter confused and the rest of the fractions; MAD. Then he whipped out that ugly thing you guys pride yourself in, it was the biggest I’ve seen (even bigger than Muri the madman’s dick)then he started explaining to me the importance of using a condom…I know!!!…ooops
He picked up a tear from my face and used it to rub my clitoris(now I know all the parts thanks to my dad) and I couldn’t help but to let out a soft moan and then he guided his thingy into me an inch at a time.it felt good at every point in time and amidst my tears I felt good till I saw a head throbbing out of the blinds and a voice saying “oga NEPA don bring light, I wan switch over”….oops
I have to stop here for now…watch out for part three(the concluding part!)…the gateman, neighbor, mum and the lawyer walks in…or maybe not!!!
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This is the second of a 10 part series that I recently started. For those of you that don’t know.

I’m going to list 10 of my favorite upcoming artists (in no particular order) and maybe post a song or two of them that I can find. Notice that I said 10 of MY favorite upcoming artists. Maybe you will disagree with some of the people I list here and maybe you will agree with them. I can say sha that you MUST agree with at least half of the list. If, however, you vex for the entire list then please at any convenient time kindly go and hug transformer. The information I write about these artists is mostly based on the information I can squeeze from the internet and the few sources that I have.

Number 1 was Mo’Chedda. Click here for the link.

The second artist on my list is the youngest member of the EME records, and Naija’s new kid on the block, Wizkid!

I don’t think this guy requires that much introduction cuz if you haven’t heard about him then you must have been living under a rock under the sea for the past year (and also on a very long thing). Born Ayodeji Balogun, Wizkid has been singing since childhood and at the age of 11 dropped an album (in his church in Lagos) under the name Lil’ Prinz. Since then Wizkid has been polishing his skills and collaborating with various artists, and in 2009 he made his first big appearance on Mr. Incredible’s “Fast Money Fast Cars”, then on a few tracks in Banky W’s latest album, all of which he did not fail to deliver the goods. He got signed onto Banky W’s label Empire Mates Entertainment in 2009 and his first official single under that label “Holla at your boy” solidified Wizkid as Naija’s RnB Harry Potter! (Get it?). Not to forget his freestyle “Tease me” which is on a whole other level (In my opinion slightly overrated though). He is currently studying Sociology at the Lagos State University.

An album is in the works and from what he tweeted, there’s going to be “mahd stuff” on it. I trust there will be some killer collabo’s on that album so be on the lookout. Keep this guy on your radar cuz Wizkid is on the move and right now there aint no stopping him!

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Being a JJC at this blogging business I’ve been itching to blog about anything I can think of… the other day during one of one of my brainstorms I was listening to a song my Mo’Cheddah and I was thinking to myself… “mehn I don’t know why people are not going gaga for this chic!”.. Then it hit me! Not the answer to why people are not crazy over Mo’Chedda, no (they actually are). What hit me was, why not write something up about upcoming Nigerian artists. Yes, I realized that I am always searching the web-waves for the latest single by the latest artist from Nigeria. As in eh, TALENT DEY NAIJA!! From the publicly known musicians like Femi kuti, 2Face Idibia, P Square etc etc.. to the yet to be recognized talents like [the ones I will name later]. Countless talented artists are springing up like flowers at the dawn of spring! (wtf??) and in the next, say, 8 years, I have no doubt that the Nigerian music industry will have carved a name for itself internationally (maybe 8 years is even too long).

I’m going to list 10 of my favorite upcoming artists (in no particular order) and maybe post a song or two of them that I can find. Notice that I said 10 of MY favorite upcoming artists. Maybe you will disagree with some of the people I list here and maybe you will agree with them. I can say sha that you MUST agree with at least half of the list. If, however, you vex for the entire list then please at any convenient time kindly go and hug transformer. The information I write about these artists is mostly based on the information I can squeeze from the internet and the few sources that I have.

The first person in my list is of course Mo’CheddaH.

Born Modupe Oreoluwa in Ogun state, Mo’Cheddah grew up in Lagos and, like most talented musicians, she was into music at a very young age. She sings (very well in fact), raps, and, after watching her latest video, has some steps up her sleeve. The first song I heard with Mo’Cheddah in it was “The finest” alongside Sauskibaba and Teeto. Then she vocally killed it with her single “If you want me”. Those are good hits but personally I like her appearance in the song “Stamina” by Skuki. You can be too sure that this chic is going to blow big time! Mo’Cheddah is also a nominee for the Hip Hip World Awards as the next rated artist (together with Jesse Jagz, General pype, Skuki, and D’prince). Her new album “Franchise Celebrity” is set to drop sometime in the first week of august and I’d advise to cop it immediately. You’ll definitely not be disappointed!

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This just came across us and it’s wowing to say the least. Interesting conversation. Check out the message from Rugged Man.

“It started as a rumour that 9ice caught his wife Toni Payne giving Ruggedman a blow job. I wondered where such a terrible rumour emanated from only to find out it was from 9ices song titled ”once bitten twice shy”.In the song done by my own friend,he sang that he saw his ”girl” (Not his wife Toni Payne) giving his ”friend”(Not Ruggedman) a blow job.Since 9ice himself did not mention anybodys name in the said song I thought nothing of the evil,wicked rumour,but it spread wider and i heard a lot of people started assuming a lot and i have been called so many things by people over something i did not do.

Even some shameless soft sells unproffessionally published the rumour based on heresay, without talking to the partys involved,but i dont blame them.Some will publish anything just to sell.

I expected 9ice as a friend to come out and clear it up by announcing to people that it was not me he sang about in his song but till date he has not done so to reasons best known to him i guess.I called 9ice to talk about it and clear it up and he said so many things including that he will not come out and clear my name that has been dragged into a maliscous rumour.
I did not want to believe that 9ice has refused to clear it up because it is helping his album sales like some people have said.I did not want to believe it but I am happy i recorded the conversation and I want you all to hear for urselves what he said to me so that this rumour can stop once and for all.

Hear 9ice himself now and know that NOTHING OF THAT NATURE EVER HAPPENED BETWEEN TONI PAYNE AND RUGGEDMAN.

Pls after this,if anybody dares to mention my name in such a thing again its only God that will deal with such a person.

Ruggedman”

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Election bells are ringing! And the politicians are answering indeed. There has been so much chatter floating around regarding the 2011 presidential elections in Naija and I feel that it is my duty as a Nigerian to say something (and to vote!). I believe the first thing everyone thinks of when the issue of the 2011 elections is raised is the return of General Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida a.k.a IBB. Now first of all I have to say this; Hate this guy or love him, you just have to give him some credit for having such a cool name. It just rolls off the tongue… Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida.

Today I read an article titled “How IBB plans to rescue Nigeria” on the Vanguard website. It is an interview with Kazeem Afegbua, spokesperson for General Babangida and that interview is the closest thing to a good word on IBB’s bid to run for presidency. Every other news I have come across regarding the return of IBB is about how no one should vote for him, how he ruined Nigeria from 1985 to 1993, how he killed Dele Giwa etc etc… And the General went ahead to complicate matters when he said this about the Nigeria youth (the group who, if they all vote, might be able to determine the outcome), “Because we have seen signs that they are not capable of leading this country and so we feel we should help them. May be they are not given the proper education that is why. I have spent 17 years since I left office. Haba! The younger generation is supposed to be in charge by now.” Some people even went on to say that if IBB won the elections they would just start looking for nationality in another country. I don’t know if that’s a joke or not but I do know that I simply cannot wait for the election race to get into full swing!

Now I’m going to dive into a few WHAT-IF’s here. I am not stating my stance whatsoever on this issue but let us just create a controlled scenario here and experiment a bit because I believe that it is always a good idea to see any issue from all angles before coming to a conclusion, even if that conclusion is already obvious from the beginning. WHAT IF IBB is not the same person he was 17 years ago? WHAT IF he has ‘changed’ for the better, will his experience over the years help our dear country? and the greatest WHAT IF of them all… WHAT IF he is right about the Nigerian youth? Are we ready to lead Nigeria? If given the chance, will we, the youth, be able to salvage what is left of the ‘Giant of Africa’?…

Now I know a lot of you will be quick to say a resounding NO to all those queries, but like I said, its a different angle.

Now on to the main issue why I’m writing this. We all know that IBB is running for president in 2011. But is he the only one running? Who else is out there? I know that the official race has not begun but at least we should have heard of a few. Looking around I was able to sniff out a few names like Donald Duke, Atiku, Goodluck Jonathan and the guy that owns Ovation magazine (Dele Momodu). So there are other potential candidates in this race. My question is, since everyone is saying we should not vote for so-and-so because of all the bad things they have done in the past, who then should we vote for that has a good reputation and a bright future? And please this is no rhetoric question, I really do want to know who among the people I listed (and those running that I do not know of) is capable of leading Nigeria?

I posted this question a few days ago as my facebook status and as a tweet and a few people hinted towards Donald Duke. As I said, I am not stating my take on this (yet) but just presenting my findings. One of the comments I got was, and I quote “your votes dont matter.. its naija!!“… Is that true?.. do our votes as a collective people determine who takes the seat of power? or is the whole state of Nigeria determined by a select few that only have their interests in mind? So many questions that I do not have the answers to…

I am not a highly political person and that is one of the reasons I have withheld my position on this topic (for now) but I sure as hell want to see positive change in my country so this is one of the ways I shall speak up! I guess my plea here is that shouting around about who not to vote for is one side of the process. We should not forget that we will still vote in the end so why not find a worthy person and shout about him or her!

My 2-kobo’s on the issue.

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Constance Alex – George is a multi talented singer/song writer with a power house voice that melts every soul and yet commands you and will have you up on your feet. As an independent two of her original songs “Some One For Me” and “He Doesn’t Know It” are the movie sound tracks for the movie “Between Kings and Queens”. She guest starred at the movie premiere performing both sound tracks of the movie at the movie premiere. In March 2010 Constance travelled to Nigeria to promote her single “Take Me Away” from the album “I’m In Love” which is currently making a huge buzz both on Television and Radio. Her single and her full album “I’m In Love” will be released nationwide by TMG one of the biggest Christian marketing companies in the United States, adding with bookings for her promo tour which is currently in works now. Constance Alex have proven that you can be anything and get any Where as long as you work hard, put God first and believe in yourself regardless of how much people around you do or do not believe in you. In her words “ Earlier in my career I had no support, no help from any one, I struggled for so many years, working two jobs to support myself and sponsor my musical career, my goals and dreams seemed too big and too much to achieve judging from where I was, it will seem impossible. I am still working my way to the top and I know I will get there”.

Constance Alex was born in Denver Colorado to her Nigerian parents in 1984. At a tender age her mother relocated to Nigeria where Constance spent so many years before returning to the United States. She have struggled in life, known poverty, disappointment, abuse and yet she have not allowed her past keep her down. She is working hard and harder than ever and soon the whole world will see and know this star as she continues to rise……Watch out for her and more from her…..

Check out her tracks

Take Me Away

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Seeing these pics of the late President Umaru Yar’Adua kinda sobered me up. The 4th Nigerian president to die in office in 50 years. There is no winner in death, and in all honesty regardless of what opinion we had of him for what he did or did not do, we do have to pay our final respects, and allow him to Rest In Peace. Pictures are courtesy of sahara reporters.

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Once again, pics are courtesy of Sahara Reporters

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LAGOS, Nigeria – Nigeria’s acting leader Goodluck Jonathan was sworn in Thursday as president of Africa’s most populous country, as the body of his predecessor was flown north for a traditional Muslim burial hours after he died following a lengthy illness

 Jonathan put on a sash bearing the green, yellowNIGERIA PRESIDENT and white colors of Nigeria, signifying he had formally taken over for President Umaru. Yar’Adua though Jonathan had served as acting president for months.

   Late Thursday morning, soldiers escorted a stretcher bearing the body of Yar’Adua, wrapped in a Nigerian flag, onto a military cargo plane bound for his native Katsina state.

Yar’Adua, who long had suffered from kidney ailments and was recently hospitalized in Saudi Arabia because of heart inflammation, died Wednesday night after apparently succumbing to his ill health. Officials said he would be buried before sundown Thursday.

Jonathan now will serve as president through next year’s vote, likely to be held by April 2011. He also will be able to select a vice president to serve underneath him, subject to Senate approval.

In a brief address, Jonathan promised that his administration would focus on good governance during its short tenure, focusing especially on electoral reform and the fight against corruption.

“One of the true tests will be that all votes count and are counted in our upcoming presidential election,” Jonathan said.

An unwritten power-sharing agreement within Nigeria’s ruling party calls for the presidency to alternate between Nigeria’s Christians and Muslims. Yar’Adua, a Muslim, was still in his first four-year term though — meaning there could be a political fight brewing in the ruling People’s Democratic Party over allowing Jonathan to contest the presidency.

“Jonathan must be interested in contesting for the presidency, but he still has not revealed his hand and he’s still pretty hesitant about signaling what his intentions are,” said Mark Schroeder, the director of sub-Saharan Africa analysis for STRATFOR, a private security think tank based in Austin, Texas.

“Jonathan will certainly keep his hat in the ring and that will ensure he remains an influence within Nigeria‘s political system. Whether he has enough support (to run for president) … that’s another big question.”

Yar’Adua’s death came almost three months after Jonathan had assumed control of Nigeria as acting president and less than a year away from the next presidential elections in a country once plagued by military coups. Some Nigerians who awoke to the news of Yar’Adua’s death were initially skeptical, as the masses remained uncertain about the ailing leader’s condition for months.

Yet the streets in Lagos, the country’s spiraling megacity in the south, remained quiet as Jonathan declared the day a public holiday and the start of a seven-day mourning period in the nation of 150 million people.

The oil-rich Niger Delta, which has seen militant attacks throughout the impoverished region since 2006, remained quiet as well, allowing foreign oil companies to pump out the crude in relative security.

Schroeder said Nigeria’s political leaders knew they needed to quickly swear Jonathan in as president to show the world there was no power vacuum. When Yar’Adua went to a Saudi Arabian hospital on Nov. 24 to receive treatment, he failed to formally transfer his powers to Jonathan, sparking a constitutional crisis.

Jonathan assumed the presidency Feb. 9 after a vote by the National Assembly while Yar’Adua was still in Saudi Arabia.

“The U.S. wants political stability in Nigeria so that’s there’s stability in the oil sector,” Schroeder said. Nigeria was the No. 4 oil exporter to the U.S. in February, sending about 896,000 million barrels of crude a day to the U.S., outstripping even Saudi Arabia.

Jonathan said Thursday that peace in the Niger Delta, home to the country’s oil industry, remains a priority. Attacks by militants there last year crippled oil production. Yar’Adua had tried to peacefully end the insurgency but those efforts frayed due to his increasing illness.

Jonathan said Yar’Adua left a “profound legacy” for him to follow.

“He was not just a boss, but a good friend and a brother,” Jonathan said.

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Associated Press Writer Bashir Adigun contributed from Abuja, Nigeria.

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President Yar’ Adua is Dead. According to THISDAY he passed on earlier this night between 9.30 and 10pm.

He has been battling acute pericaditis, an inflammation of the membrane around the heart, since November last year for which he received treatment at the King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

He was brought back to the country under the cover of darkness in February and since then had been held incommunicado.

He will be buried tomorrow.

Source: This Day Online

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Finally a proper video comes out for that song we all love to jam to – even up till now. Remember that one wor wor video that came out before and everyone was asking wtf that mess was? Well the man definitely stepped up now. The video is directed by Sesan as usual and he even has Genevieve as his video vixen.

This video, added to the rumors that the two have been going out for a minute now can only be one of two things – the rumors are true or they are planning one sick publicity thing that is bound to work out great for the two of them and their career. Anyway, enough talk, enjoy the video and let me know how you like (or hate) it!

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The 2010 Tony Award nominations were announced on Tuesday, May 4 by Jeff Daniels and Lea Michele. The awards will be presented on Sunday, June 13 at 7pm at Radio City Music Hall and broadcast live on CBS.

  led the pack with 11 nominations, while Memphis picked up 8 nominations and Ragtime got 7 nods. On the play side, the revival of Fences received 10 nominations, followed by Red with 7 nominations, and A View from the Bridge with 6.

Sahr Ngaujah and company in Fela!
Sahr Ngaujah and company in Fela!

The musicals Fela! and La Cage Aux Folles

On the acting side, Jan Maxwell received two nominations, as Best Actress in a Play for The Royal Family and Best Featured Actress in a Play for Lend Me a Tenor. Maxwell’s Royal Family co-star Rosemary Harris also received a nod for Best Featured Actress in a Play.

Other acting nominees include Catherine Zeta-Jones and Angela Lansbury for A Little Night Music; Red co-stars Alfred Molina and Eddie Redmayne; Fences stars Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, and Stephen McKinley Henderson, A View from the Bridge stars Liev Schreiber, Jessica Hecht, and Scarlett Johannson; Kelsey Grammer, Douglas Hodge, and Robin De Jesus from La Cage Aux Folles; Sean Hayes and Katie Finneran from Promises, Promises, and Chad Kimball and Montego Glover from Memphis.

As previously announced, The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center in Waterford, Connecticut will receive the 2010 Regional Theatre Tony Award. The 2010 Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement will be presented to playwright and director Sir Alan Ayckbourn and Tony Award- winning actress Marian Seldes. The Isabelle Stevenson Award will be presented to Tony Award-winning actor David Hyde Pierce. The 2010 Tony Honors for Excellence will be presented to the Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York, B.H. Barry and Tom Viola.

A full list of nominees follows:

Best Play
In the Next Room or the Vibrator Play
Next Fall
Red
Time Stands Still

 

Best Musical
American Idiot
Fela!
Memphis
Million Dollar Quartet

Best Book of a Musical
Everyday Rapture
Fela!
Memphis
Million Dollar Quartet

Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
The Addams Family
Enron
Fences
Memphis

Best Revival of a Play
Fences
Lend Me a Tenor
The Royal Family
A View from the Bridge

Best Revival of a Musical
Finian’s Rainbow
La Cage aux Folles
A Little Night Music
Ragtime

Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play
Jude Law, Hamlet
Alfred Molina, Red
Liev Schreiber, A View from the Bridge
Christopher Walken, A Behanding in Spokane
Denzel Washington, Fences

Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play
Viola Davis, Fences
Valerie Harper, Looped
Linda Lavin, Collected Stories
Laura Linney, Time Stands Still
Jan Maxwell, The Royal Family

Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical
Kelsey Grammer, La Cage aux Folles
Sean Hayes, Promises, Promises
Douglas Hodge, La Cage aux Folles
Chad Kimball, Memphis
Sahr Ngaujah, Fela!

Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical
Kate Baldwin, Finian’s Rainbow
Montego Glover, Memphis
Christiane Noll, Ragtime
Sherie Rene Scott, Everyday Rapture
Catherine Zeta-Jones, A Little Night Music

Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play
David Alan Grier, Race
Stephen McKinley Henderson, Fences
Jon Michael Hill, Superior Donuts
Stephen Kunken, Enron
Eddie Redmayne, Red

Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play
Maria Dizzia, In the Next Room or the Vibrator Play
Rosemary Harris, The Royal Family
Jessica Hecht, A View from the Bridge
Scarlett Johansson, A View from the Bridge
Jan Maxwell, Lend Me a Tenor

Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical
Kevin Chamberlin, The Addams Family
Robin De Jesús, La Cage aux Folles
Christopher Fitzgerald, Finian’s Rainbow
Levi Kreis, Million Dollar Quartet
Bobby Steggert, Ragtime

Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical
Barbara Cook, Sondheim on Sondheim
Katie Finneran, Promises, Promises
Angela Lansbury, A Little Night Music
Karine Plantadit, Come Fly Away
Lillias White, Fela!

Best Scenic Design of a Play
John Lee Beatty, The Royal Family
Alexander Dodge, Present Laughter
Santo Loquasto, Fences
Christopher Oram, Red

Best Scenic Design of a Musical
Marina Draghici, Fela!
Christine Jones, American Idiot
Derek McLane, Ragtime
Tim Shortall, La Cage aux Folles

Best Costume Design of a Play
Martin Pakledinaz, Lend Me a Tenor
Constanza Romero, Fences
David Zinn, In the Next Room or the Vibrator Play
Catherine Zuber, The Royal Family

Best Costume Design of a Musical
Marina Draghici, Fela!
Santo Loquasto, Ragtime
Paul Tazewell, Memphis
Matthew Wright, La Cage aux Folles

Best Lighting Design of a Play
Neil Austin, Hamlet
Neil Austin, Red
Mark Henderson, Enron
Brian MacDevitt, Fences

Best Lighting Design of a Musical
Kevin Adams, American Idiot
Donald Holder, Ragtime
Nick Richings, La Cage aux Folles
Robert Wierzel, Fela!

Best Sound Design of a Play
Acme Sound Partners, Fences
Adam Cork, Enron
Adam Cork, Red
Scott Lehrer, A View from the Bridge

Best Sound Design of a Musical
Jonathan Deans, La Cage aux Folles
Robert Kaplowitz, Fela!
Dan Moses Schreier and Gareth Owen, A Little Night Music
Dan Moses Schreier, Sondheim on Sondheim

Best Direction of a Play
Michael Grandage, Red
Sheryl Kaller, Next Fall
Kenny Leon, Fences
Gregory Mosher, A View from the Bridge

Best Direction of a Musical
Christopher Ashley, Memphis
Marcia Milgrom Dodge, Ragtime
Terry Johnson, La Cage aux Folles
Bill T. Jones, Fela!

Best Choreography
Rob Ashford, Promises, Promises
Bill T. Jones, Fela!
Lynne Page, La Cage aux Folles
Twyla Tharp, Come Fly Away

Best Orchestrations
Jason Carr, La Cage aux Folles
Aaron Johnson, Fela!
Jonathan Tunick, Promises, Promises
Daryl Waters & David Bryan, Memphis

Source: Theater Mania

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    Are these African Engineers competing with Google, Youtube and Facebook?
    Take a look at this Preview Trailer for their website launch.  They created
    a website called Dakoja (www.dakoja.com) and there is not too much about
    what they do and how they do it, but are you curious when you see it?  They
    had an official private screening of the website and its features earlier
    this month in the state of Washington DC, USA.

    Are they a video website, music website or social network for Nigerians and
    Africans?  Rumors are splitting between these three things.  They’re being
    very protective and secretive of what they are, but they believe they are
    the fastest and best of whatever they are, and claim it will change online
    media in Africa and Nigeria for a very long time.  The website was
    engineered over a period of 2 years.

    Can they really be the next big thing?  Can they really be as big as
    facebook or Google or Youtube as attendees of the private screening claim?

    Check out DAKOJA preview Trailer Here–>(Link to) www.dakoja.com

    We will keep you posted as we hear more.

    They are also on facebook…Join their Fanpage so you will know when
    anything new happens!

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    I’ve been sitting here for the past 7 minutes thinking of a title for this post, and for the love of me I can’t find one. I can tell you though this post has absolutely nothing to do with Cabin Biscuits and Cornflakes. I want to write about my country, Nigeria. Something is happening in that country. There is a long overdue revolution taking place and I am super excited because I get to tell my children.. “and OUR generation said #EnoughIsEnough!!”. The first trace of this uprising that I saw was in the #LightUpNigeria movement. When that first started I was all for it. I mean I was tweeting, posting, commenting on everything light-related. For a while most of it was just web-talk and I must confess I started to feel like this was just ‘mouth’… Then the rallies started, and other groups started emerging. Now I strongly believe that the Nigerian youth are not backing out of this. Not this time.

    Today I read a blog post by one of my favorite Nigerian RnB stars, Banky W, and I was really inspired. For a short while I was lost in a daydream of a Utopian Nigeria where there was order, stability, good government, and constant light! Suddenly a thought slid into my mind. I remembered a few years back when I was talking with a classmate of mine about how corruption has taken over our country and he said something that I could never get over. This is not exactly what he said but its exactly how I remember… “Well our father’s have had their turn to chop money and when my turn comes I must chop too”…

    I am all for a better Nigeria, I will do everything within my power to see that Nigeria becomes a better place. But today I had an electric jolt of reality that not all Nigerian youth are as optimistic and good-hearted as I am. As much as I would love to dwell in the naivety that all will be “Cabin Biscuits and Cornflakes”, it won’t. Just because a good number (and I say that with all optimism) of us youth see change in a future Nigeria, does not mean that there aren’t a few of us that are purposely pessimistic about our Fatherland. I have a (Bad?) habit of seeing things in practical and real terms and the fact is when Nigerian power is handed over to the next generation, corruption is not just going to be magically obliterated.

    I don’t mean to bring anyone’s spirit down or anything but I say what I see and from what I see the real challenge starts when ‘we’ are the one’s in power and have to confront our own comrades regarding bad governance and corruption. Its one thing to tell someone else that they are doing it wrong and its another thing when the issue is raised among peers.. I know that its a good idea to take this one step at a time and I can understand if you think that this issue will be dealt with when the time comes, but it does not hurt to mention it now. As a popular saying goes, “The end of everything is always the beginning of something”.

    From what I have been reading, and please correct me if I’m wrong here, it seems like most people see this revolution as the Nigerian youth telling the current generation in power that they have messed things up and should give us youths a chance to show that there is still hope for Nigeria. I don’t think this should be seen as one generation versus the other. I mean if and when we do get that power to shape Nigeria and, God forbid, we do not see the change we all envisioned, who then are we going to blame? I don’t know about you but I see the sudden outcry as a battle between what Nigeria is and what Nigeria could be. Old school Nigeria or New School Nigeria, you fall into one of those categories and that is what determines which ‘side’ you are on. My friend that I talked about, he was seeing things as what Nigeria is and was willing to just go with the flow.

    When Nigeria just got her independence I doubt that the likes of Nnamdi Azikiwe and Tafawa Balewa had this, the current state of Nigeria, in mind. I bet they were filled with all the hopes and dreams that we have now, so where did it go wrong? I’m sure they had plans for our great nation, so where did all those plans go to? Just like the dawn of the ‘new Nigeria’ in 1960 I think this will be another memorable moment in our history. I do pray that, in another 50 years our children will not be seeking change but will still be reaping the harvest of our leadership.

    This is totally unrelated to this post but I am very curious as to why we say “Nigeria got HER independence” but in our anthem we say “to serve our FATHERLAND”. Please comment with your thoughts. lol

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    150px-Ahmed_Sani_Yeriman_BakuraThis is an article from the Washington Post. It is damn right gross. What kind of country do we “love”? Nigeria is a beautiful place but there are some disgusting aspects of our country that makes me sick. This is as similar to Utah and Texas cases of grown man marrying small girls. The only difference is that our country thinks it is ok for government officials to do so. Some may argue that their respective parents are 20 years or more apart, understood, but that was during a different era and most of those marriages happened when both parties are of legal age.

    Nigeria‘s parliament on Thursday launched an investigation into whether a 49-year-old senator illegally married an underage girl, a crime punishable by up to five years in jail.

    Women’s rights groups have demanded the resignation of Senator Ahmed Yerima, accusing him of marrying an Egyptian teenager in violation of the OPEC member’s child rights law.

    “If we have a man like Senator Yerima in the senate, what happens to our Act (law) on child abuse?,” said Chinelo Iriele, head of the Global Association of Female Attorneys.

    Ethics committees from both chambers of parliament have begun investigations on Yerima, who could not immediately be reached for comment.

    In an interview with the local newspaper Daily Trust published on Thursday, Yerima said his wife was not as young as 13-years-old — as reported in the Nigerian media — but refused to give her age, saying it was an invasion of her privacy.

    As governor of Nigeria’s northwestern Zamfara state, Yerima introduced the strict enforcement of Islamic law, sharia along with 11 other northern states in 2000.

    Under sharia a person is allowed to marry at any age as long as parental consent is provided. But states and the federal government have imposed varying minimum age requirements, ranging from under 14 to 18-years-old.

    Africa‘s most populous nation is roughly equally divided between a mainly Muslim north and largely Christian south.

    More than 200 ethnic groups generally live peacefully side by side but there have been regular outbreaks of violence, particularly in the “Middle Belt” separating the north and south, where sectarian clashes have killed hundreds this year.

     

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    Here are the funeral arrangments for Da Grin. It still breaks my heart to post anything about Da Grin. I can only imagine what the family is going through. If you’re around the area, def try to show support and attend.
    Thursday April 29: Candle light procession from his former house – No. Emmanuel Dada Street, off Bello road, Surulere to Ojez, National stadium, Surulere.Time: 6pm
    Friday April 30: Burial Service at Atan cemetery (Ebony Private Vault) Yaba Time:12noon
    Sunday May 2: Family Visitation at 43 Kola Oretuga str,off Meiran Rd, Iyana Meiran bus stop A.O.L.C.D.A Time:12noon.

    In addition, check out a tribute track from Sound Sultan for Da Grin titled Rewind Time. Enjoy!!

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    Anyone that knows DJ Neptune knows that he rarely disappoints with his mixes and let’s party naija vol 3 is no exception.

    DJ Neptune aka The Mix Tape King is back once again to share that good music you always ask for. DJ Neptune  just finished the DJ NEPTUNE PRESENT’S LET PARTY NAIJA VOL 3 Mix tape cd and it is looking really good for listening pleasure. This Mix tape is a continuation to the LET’S PARTY NAIJA VOL 2 and it features some of the songs making waves within and outside Nigeria.

    DJ NEPTUNE PRESENT’S LET PARTY NAIJA VOL 3

    Tracks on the Mix Tape cd was compiled and mixed by DJ Neptune for Nep2une Entertainment and it’s strictly for promotional use

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    Vocal SlenderRemember Vocal Slender from Episode 1 of BBC’s “Welcome to Lagos” documentary? If you don’t, then you are seriously on a long thing! Vocal Slender, born Eric Obuh, was a scavenger at the Ojota refuse dump. He earned a living by rummaging through trash and selling items he was able to salvage. For Eric, this was merely a means to an end. His true passion was MUSIC! He had big dreams of becoming a “vocal slender, lyrical inspector”! In the BBC documentary, Eric was featured recording his single “Owo Yapa”, and saving up money to buy new clothes and take photos for his album cover. Eric showed that in order to get where you want to be in life, you have to capitalize on whatever cards life deals to you and make the most out of every situation. Against all odds, Eric has fulfilled his lifelong dream, not only on a national level, but on a global scale. His debut album “Send Them Come” is available on iTunes for download. Songs start at just $0.99 each. I previewed his album, and I was really impressed – it’s a fusion of smooth vocals with Dancehall/Reggae/Ajegunle-inspired beats, and lyrics that echo his life and struggle in Nigeria.

    Check out Vocal Slender’s Myspace page to listen to his tracks – http://www.myspace.com/vocalslender

    To buy his songs or entire album, please visit                                                                                                                http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/send-them-come/id362320803

    Feel free to join Vocal Slender’s facebook page                                                                                                                http://www.facebook.com/album.php?profile=1&id=159700064#!/Vocalslender?ref=ts