Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Udeagha Joseph Kalu “U-DEE” is a commercial Rapper and does good music, started his music carreer professionally in 1999 after performing in everal shows from 1996 to 1999, He joined KC Presh crew after they won the first edition of Star trek in 2002.
He has performed alongside international acts like 50cent ,Jarule, Kelvin little , Akon, LLcoolJ,Nas, Nelly,Tpain,Kanye west ,Ludacris,Busta rhymes and Rkelly.
He Came out with a video single titled’ Sewere’ in South Africa directed by Godfather Productions in 2009 under Blingz Records.Presently with Jombo records a record label based in Spain and Nigeria, managed by Afroconcepts ML.
His new single “use ur head” produced by Jiggy Jegg and the video directed by Patrick Ellis and produced by Afroconcepts is enjoying a favourable airplay so far.
He is set to take over the industry by storm …he is Hot!!! expect the best from him!
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Wednesday, March 21, 2012
24 year old Nigerian model, Tamar Awobotu, on Saturday May 17th won the annual Top Model of the World Competition which held in the UK. The 5 '11' model, who is signed to Ice Models South Africa, beat 44 other contestants from around the world to win top prize.
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Growing up in Lagos as the youngest of 19 children, The.Folake! - real name Folake Olowofoyeku - always dreamt of delving into the arts as a musician but her now late parents however insisted on her becoming a lawyer. With the opportunity to move to New York City to study, Folake left Nigeria and while in NYC, focused her artistic endeavours on a BA (Hon) in Theatre and a Diploma in Audio Engineering. With a brief career competing in the NCAA league for her College’s Basketball team, Folake began her career as a versatile actress.
She earned a Best Actress Award for her lead role in When They Could Fly at the prestigious ReelHeART International Film Festival in Toronto, Canada and over the years, her acting career has flourished, from numerous stage productions to Film and Television, leading to her role in the Jodi Foster-directed The Beaver. Folake proceeded to make several appearances on the Law and Order franchise, 30-Rock and White Collar. Her voice has been utilized for voice-over campaigns with The Bill & Melinda Gates foundation, The Coca-Cola Company, Money Gram and Emirates Airline and her latest film - a 3D horror/comedy film - titled Hellbenders is due to be released in US Theatres in March 2012.
With a strong foot in the acting world, Folake changed the course of her career to pursue wholeheartedly her passion for Music. Musically inspired by Michael Jackson, M.I.A, Slash and Fela Kuti, The.Folake! is creating music that induces a party atmosphere and creates a voice to the realities faced day to day in Nigeria. The.Folake! describes her genre as Afro-Rock/Electro-House - fusion of her musical influences, combined with her own natural musical style.
Thursday, March 1, 2012
NAME: FRANCISCA OWUNMI
STAGE NAME: CISCA
AGE: 27STATE OF ORIGIN: DELTA STATE
ROLE MODEL: BEYONCE
FAVOURITE COLOUR:BLUE AND PINK
PROFESSIONAL WORKS: In 2001 she took part in the commonwealth beauty pageant and finished at the top 20 slot. Later years later in 2005 she got involved with Amstel Malta Box Office but didn’t qualify. Later Big Brother Nigeria came in 2006 and she was selected. Wrote for Revista, an international magazine based in Ghana.
Delta born Francisca Owumi, stage named Cisca is a multitalented person who’s been into TV presenting, writing for magazine, supporting NGOs, fashion designing and now wants to take her childhood passion of music more seriously.
“I am a very talented person. I could go into music, acting, I can do anything. But you have to be sure what it is you want.” This is Francisca Owumi for you. You get the feeling that she’s bold and sure of whom she is while you are with her. “I am not trying to be somebody else or please anyone, I just want to be me.” Shy according to her but animated as well. While chatting, do not expect the well mannered, boring, top-of-the-world attitude you get from most celebrities. She would get into some acting spontaneously, from time to time, laughing and brightening a rather dull office atmosphere.
Her dynamic personality could be from her selection of musicians she models after. At a time she looked up to Alicia Keys. “When Keys started, her first album blew my mind.” At a time Francisca would burst into singing Keys songs at home and have her mother tell her to calm down and remember she was not on stage. “I go bunkers when I listen to John Legend. Brandy too. I can sing Brandy from the first to the very last track.” Now Beyonce and Lady Gaga are artistes she constantly listens to.
They definitely have had to influence her kind of music, pop. “I sing pop; that is me.” But then she also understands the makeup of Nigerians, her primary audience. For Nigerians, part of being the happiest people in the world, is the love for dancing. Nigerians want to listen to music in the car and be able to move their body. And so for Francisca, this Nigerian attitude is influencing her music. “I want to sing songs that make people happy and they can relate to, either young or old.”
She’s always had a background for music but didn’t take it seriously. The trigger to do so came when she watched Beyonce’s stage performance. Always has been a fan of Beyonce. “Not that I worship Beyonce like some of my friends, I just love her passion and enthusiasm; it’s amazing. Watching her come on stage each time, made me decide that if Beyonce can do this why then can’t I.” Her mind made up, she went into music with the initial nervousness. Eventually her confidence grew and now she sings and has fun. “It is not like I want to be unserious, but I think you should have fun in what you do.”
Music with Francisca began when she was young. She used to be very close to her pastor who always said to her “You this girl go and join the choir”. 10 years old and shy girl she eventually joined when she found the courage. After some years in the choir as a child, she decided to give school her full attention while nurturing an opportunity when she would be back to singing. Now she is but not in the choir. She is not going into gospel music because according to her, “It is not my calling.” As an all rounder, a musician and dance freak, she feels she cannot bring her dance freak drama into gospel. “There is this much that the pastor can take from you. I am very extreme, and love to explore different things.”
In 2001 she took part in the commonwealth beauty pageant and finished at the top 20 slot. Later years later in 2005 she got involved with Amstel Malta Box Office but didn’t qualify. “It was all about the adventure for me.” Reason why after a degree in English she did her Masters in Accountancy. Later Big Brother Nigeria came in 2006 and she was selected. While in the house, she was known to burst into singing. “Music is a passion for me. I may be shy but when it comes to music, nothing can hold me back. Yes sometimes I used to get scared about peoples reaction to my singing, but the passion burns greater.”
She is a bunch of talents that includes acting, fashion, TV presenting, a passion for the youth and music. And did we forget to mention writing. “I love writing, just that I am lazy about it.” She may never get around to writing a novel but for music, she loves it that she writes her songs. “Music writing is what I have chosen. I write personal experiences into songs.” Only few people know that she used to write on relationship for Revista, an international magazine based in Ghana.
But everybody, or can we say those who have seen her dance knows she’s got the body for it. “Everybody knows me to be a dance freak as well. I have heard close friends tell me to open a dance school.” Plus she loves working with young people too. “Yes I like to discover myself but I love to discover young talents too.”
After sometime doing TV in South Africa, writing for an international magazine in Ghana and supporting a couple of NGOs, Francisca since after Big Brother Nigeria has decided to focus on her number one love, music. “I am coming in at this time, because I had to study what the industry is all about and how I can come in.” Currently under no record label, she is working big time to come out with lots of singles, with a number of them already finished. By the way, her mother is her number one fan, who she says, gives her over 150 percent support.