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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

You Searched For Wut???

People search for the most random things. I have no words for any of these. Absolutely none. Some people need to fear Jesus small.


Monday, March 28, 2011

LOL Generation? Huh?

x________x

This would be better if he said, "Soon, 9ja yth wud LOL. Onli 1 prez undastnds yhur language"

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Siji Wants You to "Ijo"

You know, up until I saw this video, I thought I was a good dancer. But mehn, these people Break. It. Down. I am going to use this video as a textbook for dance until so that I'm not embarrassed when I go back to Nigeria this summer. I musto know de latest mofs.

SIJI - 'Ijo'(Official Video) from SIJI on Vimeo.


The song is a departure for Siji's usual mellow, acoustic soul sound - it's uptempo, funky and electro, almost like a fuji-house mashup. I've recently become a dance music head, so I'm definitely feeling it. One thing I love about Nigerian music is the simplistic approach that they take to production: you don't need to have a packed soundscape or throw in a crapton of effects and instruments - sometimes the music just needs breathing space so that it really get down.

(via MTV Iggy)

Friday, March 25, 2011

Music From The Diaspora

Hey everyone, it's me again. Sorry for not posting for so long - I've been on a decidedly non-Nigerian music binge and thus haven't found anything particularly interesting for you. However, once again thanks to the people at the MTV Iggy Blog (I'd specifically like to thank Beverly, who posts a lot of African music) I have some music for you all.

More and more Nigerians are getting into music these days, both at home and abroad. It used to be you could count on one hand the number of popular artists out there. Now I can barely keep track. Too bad it's mostly hip-hop and R&aB, with scatterings of indie music here and there - I would love to see what kind of music a Nigerian rock band could come up with. Anyway, I've stumbled upon a few Nigerians making music in obodo oyibo who are worth checking out:

1. The GTW

His name stands for "Greater Than Wealth" - which is totally a motto meant to be painted onto the back of a molue. Proof, in my opinion, that he's a true Nigerian. Hailing from Chicago, he recently dropped a mixtape and a couple of videos. I get a slightly Wale-before-he-got-famous type vibe from him, which is a good thing - he's not yet been changed by popularity, and still feels like he's coming from a genuine place. Here's the video for his song, "Blow Me Away" which has a great instrumental that combines a Nigerian beat with a nice neo-soul ambiance - best of both worlds for sure. The mixtape itself is a mix of new and old school sounds with some great raps and a bit of social commentary thrown in. Something for everyone, so make sure to check it out.



2. Chris Akinyemi
Aww, he's such a cutie. Here's New Jersey based singer-songwriter Chris Akinyemi's track "Radio", a song that criticizes the state of the music industry. It's also refreshing to see a different sound coming out of the diaspora - a little more pop-oriented than most Nigerian artists, but still with hip-hop and R&B influences. One for the teenagers, for sure:


Chris Akinyemi - "Radio" OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO from Jackpot in the West Productions on Vimeo.

3. KEX

Okay, so about four years ago Nosa and I stumbled across a project group called ASHTHOMAS which was a collaboration between some producers and rappers. We still talk about their album, the ASHTHOMAS Project Vol. 2: The Ascension. At the time, their sound was fresh, they had potential, they were going to change the game. But then, they all but disappeared. So when one of the rappers, KEX popped up again, I was on it immediately. He's currently based in the UK, making a quiet return to the scene with "In My Dreams", thoughtful and skillfully done, with a pretty compelling video. Trust me - Nigerian music needs this dude back on the scene - so show him some love so that he can get a Twitter or something and we can keep up with him. And so Nosa and I can stop talking about their old album and start talking about a new one - fingers crossed! (video via Last Plane to Lagos)

Thursday, March 24, 2011

ChiGul on "What About Us?"





Don't be a weist!

Jailed For Facebook Update? Teek Tho!


Mukhtar Ibrahim Aminu was chilling with his cattle one day when heard his governor was supporting Jonathan. So what did he do? He whipped out his blackbooory (word to Apollonia) and sent out a quick facebook update.
O Allah disgrace Sule Lamido and the rest of his cursed friends. O Allah curse Sule Lamido and the rest of his cursed friends
Harmless facebook update. I've probably said worse too. Ten days later, Mukhtar was arrested and sent to the Nigerian police HQ in Abuja where a judge says he must be placed in jail. Here's where it gets interesting. Mukhtar's dad is a politician that just switched to an opposition party. Clearly, Mukhtar's arrest was politically motivated but, at the risk of sounding naive, doesn't the kid have freedom of speech?

Sule Lamido, you get a Tonto side-eye for this.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

AfroCandy Wants Us to Vote Goodluck



Her message
Guys, watch this video, AfroCandy shows a little support to our president Goodluck Ebele Jonathan. Written, composed and directed by AfroCandy. That's how to show love to your beloved country.
Yo! Afro, have a seat \____

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Ladies & Gentlemen, I Present...

...the Tonto side-eye

Tonto Lite




Friday, March 18, 2011

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

#BlackberryBabes Twitter Watch Party

So #NigerianPeopleTwitter is having "Blackberry Babes" twitter watch party. Get on it, bruv




Join the funnay and tag tweets with #BlackberryBabes

EDIT: The embed isn't working apparently. Direct link. I really should get an award for my contributions to Nigerian Online Foolery. Jussayin'

EDIT 2: The uploader set it to private on youtube too. Sad day in Lagos. Very sad day.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Damn Western Culture


Only God can deliver us from attention seeking girls. There were never any attention seeking whores before this Westerners came. 

Sun Girls Are Models Now?


As usual, I couldn't tuck my amebo in on twitter. Someone dropped a link to this blog on my TL. The "About Me" section is interesting to say the least. (She's on twitter too)


Am 5:10ft runway and photography model,i can b d gurl next door the next minute, d star of d runway & the red carpet,wit great sense of humor as a promising model i lik doing runway jobs strictly 4 top fashion designers in ma state (like DaCoVa, MIA, Auggie, Tiffiny Amber, Modela, Tones Africana, House of Nwocha, House of Mifes, Lawiza) modeling for lingerie wears, make overs(Sleek, Victoria Jackson, BOD,) ad i love modelling 4 magazines (Exquisite, Fashion Tips, Youth and Styles, Nigeria Top Models Magz) *smile* i love goin on tour meeting nu pple makin good friends e.g (EME aikpo) ad am very creative, stylish, i love colours, i have a very high esteem mixed wit great pride, i love I'm an angel, I'm a devil, i am sometimes in between; Im as bad as it can get and good as it can be; Sometimes im a million colours, sometimes im black and white........i am all Extreme! try to figure me out, you never can! Im filled wit self belief and haunted by self doubt; I like to be by myself, i hate to be alone.. I Love killing to RUNWAY!!

No words, bruv. Absolutely none.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Don't Be A Weeiiissst!

A friend sent this to me as a voicenote.





Nigerians won't kill me. Hahaha

Blackberry phone? Eeeez Big Deal!




But why is bruv bringing her "embarrassment"? Why must she be made to feel ashamed in the presence of her friends? How will Wizkid ping her if she isn't on bb?


What does she mean? Who will "lubb" his back? What is this headache thing she is talking about? 

(Sidenote: I flatlined @ "Chukwuemeka namesake")


Her name is Apollonia? Deeeeeaaaaaaddddd. Can't. Do. This. No. Mo'.


Proudly Homophobic?

When did people start becoming proud of hate? Live and let live. Is it your nyansh that bros is firing?

Monday, March 7, 2011

Eve's Cousin on X-Factor



Since Eve can't help her cousin score a record deal, I'm guessing she decided to do herself. I don't blame her. Eve's irrelevant ass is probably auditioning for American Idol in Nebraska or some place where no one will recognize her. Honestly though, I don't know why Don Jazzy won't give Majela a shot. We know he's a fan and she can do no worse than D'Prince or that one that sang "Ooze", which by the way is MY jam.


Majela for Mo Hits!!!!!!


PS: Don't get how 2+2 = vagina? See

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Long Time No Blog

Found this in the twitter. Had to share.

It's been a while so I figured I'd add a bonus too