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Friday, 13 March 2009

Question for the ladies + An evening of Karaoke at Swe Bar Pix

A man was very good to God, he kept God's comandment and all. God asked him one morning
God : My son you have been so good to me, you have kept my commandments and have lived a righteous life. What do you want me to do for you?
Man : Pls God can you build a bridge from Nigeria to America so I can go there regularly as I please.
God : My son it's not that its impossible for me to do but pls could you ask for something else.
Man : Ok, God pls I would like to know what's going on in the heart of my wife.
God : Hmm, pls that bridge you wanted, do you want it to be single lane or double lane?

Moral: its easier to build a bridge from here to America than to know whats going on in the heart of a woman.
LOL

Men always say they don't understand women, just like we don't understand men...right ladies?

Now here's the thing; in our mag, we have about 10pages dedicated to men and we have a particular page where women advise men on different issues.

In the next edition of our mag, we want to tackle the topic below...

What Men Still Don't Understand About Women
One of our writers actually submitted an article to us with the above title, but after going through the questions men frequently ask and her answers; as a woman, I didn't agree with some of them, so I decided to bring it here to get different opinions from the ladies.

Since they seem confused about us, let's enlighten them.

Here are some questions frequently asked by men...please pick one and answer for us

1. After you've broken up with a guy, do you ever think about getting back together with him?

2. Do you consider online chatting cheating?

3. Why do you nag us?

4. Can you live without sex?

5. Why do attached women flirt with single guys?

6. What does it mean when you won't say the L-word? 'Love'

7. What's the deal with wanting a big rock?

Please, we need at least 5 answers to each question...you guys need to come through for me...abeg, it's for the mag!

Oh, by the way, why do we nag? That's because you guys have ears but you never listen, so we have to repeat ourselves over and over and over again. Call it nagging if you want ;)

Waiting for your responses...

Meanwhile, check out pictures of the Karaoke event @ Swe Bar that held last weekend.
Enjoy...

An evening of karaoke at Swe Bar


Banky W




Noble Igwe


Eldee and Banky W



Djinee


Tosin Bucknor, Kel and Anthonia Ajibola



Pix thanks to Anthony Ayana Ajibola

We need articles/writers for the magazine...if you're interested , please email me lindaikeji@gmail.com

Will bring you Naija Ent. News next.

Thanks.

Thursday, 12 March 2009

Forbes 2009 Top 20 World's Richest Men

Forbes released their World's Billionaires list yesterday March 11th...
Check it out...

It's been a tough year for the richest people in the world. Last year there were 1,125 billionaires. This year there are just 793 people rich enough to make the list.
The world has become a wealth wasteland.

Like the rest of us, the richest people in the world have endured a financial disaster over the past year. Today there are 793 people on our list of the World's Billionaires, a 30% decline from a year ago.
Of the 1,125 billionaires who made last year's ranking, 373 fell off the list--355 from declining fortunes and 18 who died. There are 38 newcomers, plus three moguls who returned to the list after regaining their 10-figure fortunes. It is the first time since 2003 that the world has had a net loss in the number of billionaires.

The world's richest are also a lot poorer. Their collective net worth is $2.4 trillion, down $2 trillion from a year ago. Their average net worth fell 23% to $3 billion. The last time the average was that low was in 2003.
Bill Gates lost $18 billion but regained his title as the world's richest man. Warren Buffett, last year's No. 1, saw his fortune decline $25 billion as shares of Berkshire Hathaway fell nearly 50% in 12 months, but he still managed to slip just one spot to No. 2. Mexican telecom titan Carlos Slim Helú also lost $25 billion and dropped one spot to No. 3.

Top 20
1. William Gates III
Net Worth: $40 billion
Source: Microsoft/U.S.
Age: 53
Marital Status: Married, three children

2. Warren Buffett
Net Worth: $37 billion
Source: Investments/U.S.
Age: 78
Marital Status: Widowed, remarried; three children

3. Carlos Slim Helú
Net Worth: $35 billion
Source: Telecom/Mexico
Age: 69
Marital Status: Widowed, six children

4. Lawrence Ellison
Net Worth: $22.5 billion
Source: Oracle/U.S.
Age: 64
Marital Status: Thrice divorced, remarried; two children

5. Ingvar Kamprad
Net Worth: $22 billion
Source: Ikea/Sweden
Age: 83
Marital Status: Divorced, remarried; four children

6. Karl Albrecht
Net Worth: $21.5 billion
Source: Supermarkets/Germany
Age: 89
Marital Status: Married, two children

7. Mukesh Ambani
Net Worth: $19.5 billion
Source: Petrochemicals/India
Age: 51
Marital Status: Married, three children

8. Lakshmi Mittal
Net Worth: $19.3 billion
Source: Steel/India
Age: 58
Marital Status: Married, two children


9. Theo Albrecht
Net Worth: $18.8 billion
Source: Supermarkets/Germany
Age: 87
Marital Status: Married, two children


10. Amancio Ortega
Net Worth: $18.3 billion
Source: Fashion/Spain
Age: 73
Marital Status: Divorced, remarried; three children

11. Jim C. Walton
Net Worth: $17.8 billion
Source: Wal-Mart/U.S.
Age: 61
Marital Status: Married, four children

12. S. Robson Walton
Net Worth: $17.6 billion
Source: Wal-Mart/U.S.
Age: 65
Marital Status: Divorced, remarried; three children

12. Alice Walton
Net Worth: $17.6 billion
Source: Wal-Mart/U.S.
Age: 59
Marital Status: Twice divorced


12. Christy Walton & family
Net Worth: $17.6 billion
Source: Wal-Mart/U.S.
Age: 54
Marital Status: Widowed, one child

15. Bernard Arnault
Net Worth: $16.5 billion
Source: Luxury goods/France
Age: 60
Marital Status: Divorced, remarried; five children

16. Li Ka-shing
Net Worth: $16.2 billion
Source: Ports, retail, energy/Hong Kong
Age: 80
Marital Status: Widowed, two children

17. Michael Bloomberg
Net Worth: $16 billion
Source: Bloomberg LP/U.S.
Age: 67
Marital Status: Divorced, two children

18. Stefan Persson
Net Worth: $14.5 billion
Source: Hennes & Mauritz/Sweden
Age: 61
Marital Status: Married, three children

19. Charles Koch
Net Worth: $14 billion
Source: Koch Industries/U.S.
Age: 73
Marital Status: Married, two children

19. David Koch
Net Worth: $14 billion
Source: Koch Industries/U.S.
Age: 68
Marital Status: Married, three children

Nigerians on the list
261. Aliko Dangote
"Net Worth: $2.5 billion
Source: Industries/Nigeria
Age:51
Marital Status:NA

601. Femi Otedola
Net Worth: $1.2 bil
Source: Energy/Nigeria
Age: 42
Marital Status: Married, four children

Info thanks to http://www.forbes.com/
You can go there to check the full list of the World's Billionaires

Photo of the day

BADASS!
Cheers.

Wednesday, 11 March 2009

...It's called CANCER!

It's DEADLY...
Very DEADLY...


Actor Patrick Swayze is dying...



TV Star, Jade Goody is going home to die...



It's called CANCER...

Please go for a CHECK UP!
Please!

NOMINEES FOR HIP HOP WORLD AWARDS 2009

HHWA1 ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Best album (solo or group) in year under review that meets judges’ requirements of excellence (in every realm: songwriting, production, rendition, promotion and acceptability (sales, popularity)

ENTERTAINER
Artiste - D’Banj
Producer(s) - Don Jazzy
Record Label - Mo Hits Records

GONGO ASO
Artiste - 9ice
Producer - ID Cabasa, Puffy T
Record Label - Alapomeji Records
PARADIGM SHIFT
Artiste - Mode 9
Producer(s) - Kraftwork, Jonah D Monarch, Wazbeat, Light house, Jesse Jagz
Record Label - Red Eye Music

TALK ABOUT IT
Artiste - M I
Producer(s) – Jesse Jagz, M.I, Kraftwork
Record Label – Chocolate City

UNSTOPPABLE
Artiste – 2Face
Producers – J Sleek, Mic Tunes, Chakademus & Pliers, R Kelly, Sharks, Ozzy, Wayne Mc, Jiggy Jegg, B. Howard
Record Label – Hypertek Records

HHWA2 ARTISTE OF THE YEAR
Most critically and commercially adjudged artiste in the year under review Overall most successful artiste for the year under review.

D’BANJ
OLADAPO DANIEL OYEBANJO JUNIOR

PSQUARE
PETER AND PAUL OKOYE

TIMAYA
INETIMI ALFRED ODOM

9ICE
ABOLORE AKANDE

HHWA3 SONG OF THE YEAR
Most popular song from an album in year under review. Decided by voting

“FALL IN LOVE”
Album- ENTERTAINER
Artiste- D’banj
Producer - Don Jazzy
Record Label - Mo Hits

“INCASE U NEVER KNOW”
Album - MUSIC BUSINESS
Artiste – 2Shot ft. Timaya
Producer – Terry G
Record Label – Umunamu Records

“GONGO ASO”
Album- GONGO ASO
Artiste - 9ice
Producer - ID Cabasa
Record Label - Alapomeji Records

“GOOD OR BAD”
Album - GET SERIOUS
Artiste - J Martins ft. Timaya and P-Square
Producer - J Martins
Record Label - Don Family Records

HHWA4 RECORDING OF THE YEAR
Best single recording (on-air only or released) by artiste or group in year under review. Originality and production very essential

“STREET CREDIBILITY”
Album - GONGO ASO
Artiste - 9ICE FT. 2Face
Producer – Id Cabasa
Record Label - Alapomeji Records

“NOT THE GIRL”
Album – UNDAREYTED
Artiste - Dare Art Alade
Producer - Tee-Y Mix
Record Label – Soul Muzik

“MITCHELL”
Album – ETCETERA
Artiste – Etcetera
Producer – Etcetera and Jo’kaynie
Record Label – X3M

“CAN’T DO WITHOUT YOU”
Album – UNSTOPPABLE
Artiste – Tuface Ft. Melissa Briggs
Producer – Mic Tunes
Record Label - Hypertek Music

HHWA5 PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
The individual responsible for producing the most acclaimed album in the year under review. His CV for the year includes top notch tracks and production credits no one can fault.

TEE-Y MIX
Album Title – YOU KNOW MY P
Artiste - Naeto C
Song Title – “KI NI BIG DEAL”

DON JAZZY
Album Title- ENTERTAINER
Artiste – D’Banj
Song Title – “FALL IN LOVE”

ID CABASA
Album Title – GONGO ASO
Artiste - 9ice
Song Title – “GONGO ASO”

TERRY G
Album – MUSIC BIZNESS
Artiste - 2 Shotz
Song Title – “IN CASE YOU NEVER KNOW”

JESSE JAGZ
Album – TALK ABOUT IT
Artiste – M.I
Song title – “SHORT BALCK BOY”

HHWA6 BEST MUSIC VIDEO (AWARD GOES TO DIRECTOR)
Best conceptualist, best edited, best picture, best directed and most exciting video in year under review as voted by fans and decided by the jury.

ALFONSO DORMUN
Album Title – BIG BOY
Artiste - eLDee
Video Song Title – “BO SI GBAN GBA”

JUDE OKOYE
Album Title - GAME OVER
Artiste - P Square
Video Song Title – “ROLL IT”

DJ TEE
Album Title - CV
Artiste – Mo Hits All Stars
Video song Title – “PERE”

IGHO
Album Title – GET AWAY
Artiste - Igho
Video song Title – “NAIJA BOY”

HHWA7 BEST REGGAE/DANCEHALL ALBUM
Best reggae or dancehall album in year under review

GIFT AND GRACE
Artiste - Timaya
Producer(s) - K Solo, Akeem D’Beat, Jeggs, Spankie, Terry G,
Record Label – Dem Mama

ME MUSIQ AND I
Artiste – Blackface
Producers – George Nathaniel, Blackface Naija, Terry G, Pro-Kessy, Henry Hope,
Record Label – Loud Houz Entertainment

ICHIBAN
Artiste - Chakka Da’ Souljah
Producer(s) - Del B
Record Label - Premier Music

MY SHINE
Artiste – Black Solo
Producer(s) - Jah Mix, Zeeno Foster, DMM
Record Label - Kiss Music

HHWA8 BEST R ‘N’ B/ POP ALBUM
Best R&B or pop album in year under review (by single individual or group)

ENTERTAINER
Artiste- D’Banj
Producer(s) - Don Jazzy
Record Label- Mo Hits

UNSTOPPABLE
Artiste – 2Face
Producer(s) – J Sleek, Mic Tunes, Chakademus & Pliers, R Kelly, Sharks, Ozzy, Wayne Mc, Jiggy Jegg, B. Howard
Record Label – Hypertek Records

ETCETERA
Artiste – Etcetera
Producer(s) – Etcetera, Jo’ Kenny, Mr Daz, Chris Yakub
Record Label – X3M

GONGO ASO
Artiste- 9ice
Producer(s) - ID Cabasa, Puffy T
Record Label- Alapomeji Records

MR CAPABLE
Artiste - Banky W
Producer(s) - ID Cabasa, Music Men
Record Label - Empire Mates Entertainment

HHWA9 BEST RAP ALBUM
Best album by a rap artiste or group in year under review

TALK ABOUT IT
Artiste- M I
Producer(s) - M I, Jesse Jagz, Kraftworks
Record Label- Chocolate City

PARADIGM SHIFT
Artiste - Mode 9
Producer(s) - Kraftwork, Jonah D Monarch, Wazbeat, Light house, Jesse Jagz
Record Label- Red Eye Entertainment

SECOND TURNING BY THE RIGHT
Artiste - Lord Of Ajasa
Producer(s) - ID Cabasa,
Record Label – Oti Po Ju

YOU KNOW MY P
Artiste - Naeto C
Producer(s) - Tee-Y Mix
Record Label - Storm Records

HHWA10 BEST COLLABO
Best R&B, Pop or hip hop collaborative track (including cameos) in year under review

“STREET CREDIBILITY”
Artistes – 9ice FT 2Face
Producer – ID Cabasa
Record label- Alapomeji Records

“LE FENU SO”
Artistes - Lord Of Ajasa FT 9ice
Producer – ID Cabasa
Record Label- O Ti Po Ju

“GOOD OR BAD
Artistes - J Martins FT Timaya AND P-Square
Producer – J Martins
Record Label- Don Family Records

“E FI MI SILE”
Artistes - YQ FT Da Grin
Producer – Dr. Frabz
Record Label- 2 Koncept Entertainment

“BUSH MEAT”
Artistes - Sound Sultan FT 2Face & W4
Producer – J Sleek
Record Label- Naija Ninja

HHWA11 BEST RAP SINGLE
Best single released on-air recording of a rap song

“SAFE”
Artiste(s) – M I ft Djinee
Producer – M.I
Record Label- Chocolate City

“TALKING TO YOU”
Artiste(s) – Mode 9 ft Banky W
Producer – Banky W
Record label- Red Eye Music

“WA WA ALRIGHT”
Artiste(s) – Kel
Producer – Suspect
Record Label- Capital Hills Records

“KINI BIG DEAL”
Artiste(s) – Naeto C
Producer – Tee-Y Mix
Record Label- Storm Records

HHWA12 BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE (MALE)
Single male artiste with most outstanding vocal performance on a single song or album

DARE ART ALADE
Album Title - UNDAREYTED
Record Label – Soul Muzik
Producer- Cobhams
Song Title - “NOT THE GIRL”

BANKY W
Album Title - MR CAPABLE
Record Label - Empire Mates Entertainment
Producer- Muzik Men
Song Title - “DON’T BREAK MY HEART”

ETCETERA
Album Title - ETCETERA
Producer- Etcetera and Jo’Kaynie
Record label – X3M
Song Title- “MICHELLE”

WANDE COAL
Album Title - FROM M TO M
Producer- Don Jazzy
Record Label – Mo Hits
Song Title- “TABOO”

HHWA13 BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE (FEMALE)
Single female act with most outstanding vocal performance on a single song or album

OMAWUNMI
Album Title - WONDER WOMAN
Producer - Cobhams
Record Label – Wonder Woman
Song Title - “IN THE MUSIC”

NIKKI LAOYE
Album Title - ANGEL 4 LIFE
Producer - Cobhams
Record Label – Wahala Media Entertainment
Song Title - “NEVER FELT THIS WAY BEFORE”

WAJE
Album Title- BREATHLESS (Unreleased)
Producer - J Martins
Record Label – Dome Records
Song Title- “SOMEWHERE”

HHWA14 NEXT RATED
Most promising upcoming officially unreleased act in the year under review
YQ
Track Title – “E FI MI LE”
Record Label – 2Koncept Entertainment

MP
Track Title – “PASA PASA”
Record Label – Lime Lite Records

KEL
Track Title – “WA WA ALRIGHT”
Record Label - Capital Hills Records

D’JINEE
Track Title – “LADE”
Record Label – Polar Media

OMAWUNMI
Track Title – “IN THE MUSIC”
Record Label – Wonder Woman

HHWA15 HIP HOP WORLD REVELATION
Best new artiste in the year under review

M I
Album - TALK ABOUT IT
Full Name – JUDE ABAGA
Record Label – Chocolate City

BANKY W
Album- MR CAPABLE
Full Name – BANKOLE WELLINGTON
Record Label – Empire Mates Entertainment

NAETO C
Album- YOU KNOW MY P
Full Name – NAETOCHUKWU CHIKWE
Record Label – Storm Records

NIKKI LAOYE
Album- ANGEL FOR LIFE
Full Name – NIKKI LAOYE
Record Label – Wahala Media Entertainment

HHWA16 AFRICAN ARTISTE OF THE YEAR (NON NIGERIAN CATEGORY)
Special award for an individual African artiste with the most outstanding album and astonishing achievements in year under review

BUFFALO
“BUBBLE YOUR BUMZ”

TINNY
“I DEY KOLO”

DOGG
“CAN YOU FEEL IT”
WITNESS
“ZERO”

HHWA17 LYRICIST ON THE ROLL
Rap Artiste with best lyrical depth and performance on a single song or album
MODE 9
Album Title- PARADIGM SHIFT
Record Label- Red Eye Music
Song Title - NINE

M I
Album Title - TALK ABOUT IT
Record Label - Chocolate City
Song Title – TALK ABOUT IT

LORD OF AJASA
Album Title - SECOND TURNING BY THE RIGHT
Record Label - O Ti Po Ju
Song Title – ESA LO BA DE

DAGRIN
Album Title – CEO (Unreleased)
Record Label - Satty Record and Mi So Fun Yin
Song Title - PON PON PON

HHWA18 BEST STREET HOP
The most popular street-hop single in year under review

“E SA LO BA DE”
Artiste- Lord Of Ajasa

“PON PON PON”
Artiste- Da Grin

“04 KA SI BE”
Artiste- DJ Zeez

“E FI MI LE”
Artiste-YQ

“COLLABO”
Artiste- DeeBee

HHWA19 HIPHOP WORLD HALL OF FAME
Non competitive category
GRAND MASTER LEE
PHILLIP TRIMNELL

So what do ya think about this year's nominations?
Let me just say here that my favorite Naija song right now is Bracket's 'Yori Yori'...totally love it. It's even my ring tone sef ;) and what happened to 'Koni koni love by Klever Jay and Danny Young? It deserves to be recognised!

Let us know what you think about the nominations
Cheers!

Monday, 9 March 2009

FM&B Edition 5 out!

Our Mag's 5th edition is finally ready. This mag takes forever doesn't it? Ko easy ;) I can't even begin to explain the difficulties in publishing a mag in this parts; but we'll keep on keeping on.

The mags should be hitting the stores in about a week. We need to sort some things out (distribution), then I'd let you all know where you can buy the mags. We have even reduced the price from N700 to N600 and it stays that way for a while...


Here's what the cover looks like (with a few corrections).

We still used the same model...Oby Ezenduka...you guys didn't like the other photos we used, so we settled for this.
What do you guys think about the cover?
You know what they say...if you have nothing good to say, don't say nothing at all...Lol..

You know if I made a million bucks for everytime I heard 'Because of the recession, we are cutting back on spending, so we can't advertise with you', I'd be a multi-millionaire. All through January and February, I went on the road to get adverts for the magazine...I do that solely for now (Marketing is so far the hardest part of my job) and I can't begin to count how many doors were shut in my face.

For every one advert I got, at least three turned me down, so you can imagine how many places I went to and how difficult it is to convince people/companies to put money in a mag that's relatively new.

When we are faced with these difficulties, it would be so easy to give up...people will understand, but that means letting our dreams die...we must never do that, no matter how difficult it is, we must all keep pushing. If one door closes, we find a way to open another one.


Despite the fact that a lot of companies turned me down...I kept on pushing until some said yes!
I'd like to say a big thank you to all the companies helping to keep the dream alive.
Thanks to...


Amigos


Holdent


Gentle Touch


Mama Lemon Soap


Prestige Cosmetics

Pharmaderm


And Lacasera Drinks

There's no failure except in no longer trying. We all owe it to ourselves to succeed...let's keep on trying.
Still want to know what you think about the cover...
Cheers

Sunday, 8 March 2009

World News + Jokes

naTsvangirai's wife dies in car crash

Morgan Tsvangirai, Zimbabwe's prime minister, has been hurt in a car crash in which his wife was killed, his party has said. Read full story here...http://english.aljazeera.net/news/africa/2009/03/200936195926250445.html

Rihanna and Chris Brown to release book together

With Chris Brown’s arraignment on charges of assault and criminal threats delayed until April 6, the Chicago Sun-Times reported on Thursday that the singer’s management team is working toward rehabbing his image with a possible deal with Rihanna.
According to Sun-Times columnist Bill Zwecker, Brown and Rihanna plan to co-author a book about abuse and appear together on a number of talk shows in a deal, which also reportedly includes a $10 million clause regarding Brown’s future actions toward her.

Dying Jade Goody baptized

Goody, whose cancer is terminal and has spread to her brain, was baptized in her London hospital on Saturday, along with her two young sons.
Jade had hoped to be good enough to do it at a church but was feeling too ill and the christening had to take place at the hospital chapel.
Her publicist said the "very pale and fragile" Goody was in a wheelchair and assisted by nurses during the service at London's Royal Marsden Hospital.
The ceremony is the last thing the reality TV star will do in the public eye, says her rep.

Travis Barker and Shanna Moakler to Wed Again.

Rocker TRAVIS BARKER and SHANNA MOAKLER are planning to wed again - just a year after finalising their divorce. The couple ended its two-year marriage in 2006, but became close again after the Blink-182 drummer almost died in a plane crash in South Carolina last September (08).

Barker and pal Adam 'DJ AM' Goldstein were the only survivors of the tragedy, which left four dead. And the rocker and his ex admit the crash was the inspiration behind their decision to become man and wife once again.

Former beauty queen Moakler tells Us Weekly magazine, "We would like to renew our vows and have another wedding. "It's not so much about the wedding but about having a celebration of each other and getting through all the crazy things we've been through. "When you almost lose a loved one, it makes you appreciate things you took for granted." The couple has two children - three year old Alabama and five-year-old son Landon.
I love happy endings...

Jokes
And that's how the fight started
I asked my wife, 'Where do you want to go for our anniversary?'
It warmed my heart to see her face melt in sweet appreciation.
'Somewhere I haven't been in a long time!' she said.
So I suggested, 'How about the kitchen?'
And that's when the fight started...

My wife and I are watching Who Wants To Be A Millionaire while we were in bed. I turned to her and said, 'Do you want to have sex?''
No,' she answered.
I then said, 'Is that your final answer?'
She didn't even look at me this time, simply saying 'Yes.'
So I said, 'Then I'd like to phone a friend.'
And that's when the fight started...

I took my wife to a restaurant. The waiter, for some reason, took my order first.
'I'll have the strip steak, medium rare, please.'
He said, 'Aren't you worried about the mad cow?''
I said nah, she can order for herself.'
And that's when the fight started...

One year, a husband decided to buy his mother-in-law a cemetery plot as a Christmas gift.
The next year, he didn't buy her a gift. When she asked him why, he replied, "Well, you still haven't used the gift I bought you last year!"
And that's how the fight started....
LOL!
Cheers everyone!

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