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10 Signs You Might Need A New Boyfriend

Do you sometimes think your boyfriend is losing interest in you? Or your relationship just isn’t what it was shaped up to be? If this is you then you’re in the right place. When you first begin dating, you may have believed you could end up getting married or at least getting engaged but as time goes by; you begin to notice some things aren’t what they used to be.

There are a lot of reasons why couples breakup. Apart from the really obvious reasons like infidelity, sometimes, things just don’t feel right because of reasons so small you might not be able to put your fingers to what exactly, Follow these simple steps to know if he’s worth staying with or not.

 

Not heading anywhere

Most women enter into relationships not knowing where they lead, this sometimes is good cause frankly, everyone loves a good surprise but there comes a time you have to ask yourself, where exactly is this headed? When you go 5 months of dating and you notice there really isn’t any sign of intent, pack your things and go.

 

He’s secretive

If he constantly stops you from taking a look at his phone, he’s holding something back... something he’d rather have you not see.

 

He’s a deadbeat

The end goal of any relationship should be marriage, with that at the back of your mind, if he isn’t showing any sign of responsibility (financial) nor has no goals, “miss me with that bullshit”

 

Everyone says NO

This is a little difficult for people. When everyone says you should quit, trust me, it’s better if you do. You only have 1 set of eyes and one body...who knows what people have seen him do, and where?

 

If sex is the only thing right in the relationship

There is no problem if the reason you’re in the relationship is to meet your physical needs but if this isn’t that sort of relationship, it’s a bad sign if all you do is fuck. “Some individuals prioritize needs like sex and physical attractiveness. And while those relationships can last for years, they typically don’t last for many years,” psychologist Seth Meyers, Ph.D., author of Dr. Seth’s Love Prescription

 

His Negative personality traits are becoming harder to ignore

Everyone has bad traits. Most people are aware of this but still choose to enter into relationships because for some reason, the Love you feel makes you overlook these traits. When these traits begin to irritate you in the slightest, there could be a problem but when it gets worse, you need to get out because that could mean the love you feel is wearing out or that he has started taking you for granted.

 

Still attached to your Ex

If one of you is still attached to any of your previous partners, it is time to leave because that means you’re not 100 percent emotionally committed to the relationship.

 

You don’t feel like a priority

When you have to fight for attention then the relationship has long lost its spark and you need to leave or at least rekindle the fire.

 

You’ve been hurt

If you’ve been hurt in any way, physically, mentally or emotionally, GET THE HELL OUT OF THE RELATIONSHIP.

 

You only see at appointed times

He meets you only at certain times of the week as per his convenience. He can’t meet you on weekends neither can he talk to you in the evenings because he’s hanging out with his friends, and doesn’t want to be disturbed. But he expects you to be free to meet him or speak with him every time he calls or wants to meet you.

 

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If your relationship status prompted you to read this then you probably need to look for a new boyfriend.

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How The New Spectranet Prices Rank Amongst Other Popular ISP’s

On the 15th of March, Spectranet made effective their new data prices and although it had been in the news a long time ago, a lot of Spectranet subscribers didn’t take it with kindness. The new data plans cost almost two times their previous prices but what you probably don’t know is that Spectranet is still without any doubt the cheapest internet service provider for heavy downloaders and residential users.

If you are a heavy downloader, you wouldn’t be thinking of going back to the basic cellular data MTN or Airtel can provide you. With download speed of up to 4mb/s on peak hours, Spectranet is still your best bet. How about the price? Here is what you do not know, even with the increase; Spectranet is still more affordable than Swift and Smile.

 

Smile

 

Here’s the trick with smile, their Mifi, or SMifi as they call it is actually the cheapest there in town. It goes for 5,500 and comes with free internet for one month but what happens when that one month is done, LOL. That’s easy, you basically have to pay for all that free internet with you subsequent tariff.

Smile unlimited – 19,800

5GB – 5,500

3GB – 4,000

1GB – 1,500

Night plans.

20GB – 14,000

10GB – 7,500

Suddenly, Spectranet doesn’t feel that bad.

 

Swift

 

Among these three ISPs, Swift has been around the longest and is your best alternative if you’re planning to leave Spectranet after the price hike.

 

Swift budget – 300MB for 500

Swift budget plus – 1GB for 2,000

Swift economy – 3GB for 4,000

Swift essential – 14GB for 7,000

Swift club – 20GB for 10,000

 

Night plans.

5pm to 9am – 34GB for 8,000

 

You can tell from the plans and prices listed that although the prices have been jacked up by a little too much, it still stays cheapest amongst the top ISPs around now.

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Blackberry Users Say Goodbye To Facebook And WhatsApp

These two social apps will no longer be available to Blackberry, Nokia and Windows mobile users by the end of 2016.

Whatsapp was the first to make this announcement as she celebrated her seventh year of operation. Whatsapp, bought for $16 Billion by Facebook in 2014 was launched in 2009 and then recorded 70% of its users used Blackberry mobile and Nokia phones but according to Whatsapp blog, these times have been long gone.

“Mobile operating systems offered by Google, Apple and Microsoft – which account for 99.5 percent of sales today – were on less than 25 percent of mobile devices sold at the time.

“As we look ahead to our next seven years, we want to focus our efforts on the mobile platforms the vast majority of people use. So, by the end of 2016, we will be ending support for WhatsApp Messenger on the following mobile platforms: Blackberry (including Blackberry 10), Nokia S40, Nokia Symbian S60, Android 2.1 and Android 2.2, Windows Phone 7.1.”

“While these mobile devices have been an important part of our story, they don’t offer the kind of capabilities we need to expand our app’s features in the future. This was a tough decision for us to make, but the right one in order to give people better ways to keep in touch with friends, family, and loved ones using WhatsApp.”

“If you use one of these affected mobile devices, we recommend upgrading to a newer Android, iPhone, or Windows Phone before the end of 2016 to continue using WhatsApp.”

Blackberry expressed their disappointment in Facebook’s decision and said “We fought back to work with WhatsApp and Facebook to change their minds, but at this time, their decision stands.”

“Despite this, we have worked hard to ensure our end users have the best experience in light of this decision, and are continuing to search for alternate solutions.”

The company encouraged users to let Facebook know how they feel on the social media.

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Nigeria Is The 20th Worst Place To Be A Woman

“If you are a woman living in Nigeria, your life is among the most difficult for women all over the world” Says Thecable.ng

Nigerian women have it tough living in terms of indexes as economic, educational, health and political opportunities, a World Economic Forum (WEF) research has shown. 

The global gender gap published in 2015 ranks 145 countries in terms of opportunities available for women to live fulfilling lives and Nigeria came in at 125. In all sub-indexes, Nigeria has decreased since the first publication in 2006, falling seven places from 2014 to land on the 125th position in 2015.

The global struggle for gender equality has been generally slow and according to research done, women earn today what men earned in 2006. According to thecable, in 2006, global average annual earnings for women was $6000 while men earned $11, 000. In 2015, women earned $11,000 and men earned $21,000.

If nothing is done about this pace, WEF says “it will take the world another 118 years – or until 2133 – to close the economic gap entirely”.

“Progress in the economic and political worlds has been proven to be self-reinforcing, so interventions such as quotas – which have been demonstrated to have wider positive effects – offer insight into how the gap could be closed further in future,” WEF said in its report.

But things don’t look so bright for women in Nigeria as the nation’s legislative arm, in March, shut down a bill to promote gender equality in marriage, education and economic opportunities.

Only three countries in Sub-Saharan Africa made it to the top 20 of the general ranking. Rwanda at 6th position, Namibia at 16th position and South Africa at 17th position.  Finally, the lowest performing countries from the region are Nigeria (125) Côte d’Ivoire (133), Mali (137) and Chad (142).

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Burger King Is Coming To Lagos

“Burger King, the American fast food restaurant is coming to Nigeria first or early second quarter of the year” says a reliable source.

According to our source, the global food giant has entered into a deal with a soon to be revealed Nigerian company who are the official franchise owners.

This is in line with the company’s African expansion plans given the rising growth of the continents middle class which has witnessed a growing demand for global food chains, supermarkets and retail giants with many making their entry into the country.

This follows the announcement by Walmart of the company’s plans to come into Nigeria beginning with Lagos. The retail giant disclosed this following a meeting with the Governor of Lagos state, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode in 2015. 

Currently, Burger King has stores in South Africa, Morocco and Egypt. The company announced its plans to enter six other African countries before the end of 2016 and we can confirm that an outlet is set to be established in Nigeria soon.

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Nike To Release Mamba Day ID In Honour Of Kobe's Last NBA Game

Kobe Bryant’s last NBA game will soon be upon us. April 13th has been dubbed “MAMBA DAY”, marking the five-time champion’s final NBA battle after two history making decades. Right at tip-off, Nike will celebrate Kobe’s incredible career with the “MAMBA DAY” design option on NIKEiD which features gold/black graphics which illustrate his career achievements since he started his career in 1996. The Kobe 11 Mamba Day iD will be available for a limited time just after tip-off on Wednesday’s game between Lakers and Jazz.

 

The design includes a graphic element highlighting 8 of Kobe’s notable stats which include the dates of his first and last games (11.01.96 and 4.13.16), five world championships, four All-star MVP awards, 18 All-Star appearances, 81 points scored in a game, 20 years played in the league and 24 for his jersey number.

Here’s a look at the Mamba Day iD.

 

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11 Cooking Hacks That Will Change Your Life

Put your ice cream container inside a ziplock bag before refrigerating to avoid it getting rock hard.

 

 

Use Ovens to quickly ripen bananas.

 

 

Empty tic tac containers make the best spice containers.

 

 

Use a thumb tac for a perfectly boiled egg.

 

 

Slice small food items with ease.

 

 

Shake your eggs 2-3 minutes before boiling to get gold colored eggs.

 

 

Wrap paper towels round soda bottles to cool faster.

 

 

Grain to water ratio... not like you're going to count rice but you get.

 

 

Quickly remove eggshells.

 

 

Use cupcake liners to prevent bugs from entering your drinks.

 

 

Cake sizes and how many people they serve.

 

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People Are Eating Their Placentas Now And It's Actually Healthy...Weird But Healthy

The placenta is that flattened circular organ in the uterus of pregnant mammals nourishing and maintaining the fetus through the umbilical cord. The placenta does more than just connect the developing fetus to the uterine wall to allow nutrient uptake, it also provides thermo-regulation to the fetus, waste elimination, and gas exchange via the mother's blood supply, fight against internal infection and produce hormones to support pregnancy.

Now although in most parts of the world, people dispose of the placenta after childbirth but there’s a new and emerging trend called Placentopaghy and it involves eating the placenta of your young after childbirth. It’s easy to discard this as another “white” nonsense but it actually has its benefits which experts are still struggling to confirm.

Those who believe in placentophagy say it raises breast milk quantity, energy and could level off your hormones, lowering your chances of postpartum depression and insomnia after childbirth.

A lot of popular celebrities have flirted with the idea of placenta eating. Zim Zolciak, Holly Madison, Gaby Hoffman, Mayim Bialik, Tamera Mowery, Kim and Kourtney Kardashian have all tried placentophagy...

 

doesn’t sound so crazy now huhn?

 

How do i eat my Placenta?

 

 

There’s a lot of ways to do this which ranges from baking to frying to boiling... Hell, some even make smoothies out of it but the most common and least disgusting way of consuming the placenta is by having it made into pills, yes, placenta pills is a thing too.

Apparently, the placenta provides you with mineral, vitamin and protein supplement which helps your postnatal self recover painlessly... ian't that something you could do with proper diet and a good hobby?

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D'banj Set To Have His Own Reality Tv Show

Yeah, we are talking about the same D’banj... D’banj has just recently revealed he is going to be featuring in a couple of Hollywood movies – not Nollywood, Hollywood. Now, you might ask why D’banj isn’t venturing into our local movie industry. I’ll answer you by simply reminding you that D’banj has always loved the finer things in life.

D’banj joins a list of other notable Nigerian musicians who act (Davido, Falz, Tiwa Savage e.t.c.)

D’banj who currently hosts the MTV-produced show -LipSync Battle Africa told South African radio host, Anele Mdoda that he’ll be trying his hands in movies in coming years.

“Once you say you’re an entertainer‚ you don’t want to limit yourself‚” D’banj said.

“So yes‚ I’m going into Hollywood. It might be here in South Africa where I’ll be having a reality show about me.I told you I might be on Isidingo soon.”

Make of this whatever you want but I’m eager to see what Banga Lee has for us.

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From These Indications, The Next Game Of Thrones Episode Is Going To Be Lit

Oh crap, not these guys again. We haven't seen any sign of them this season but if their introduction is going to pick up from where they stopped last season then we're in for a treat.
How does little finger always manage to sniff out where poor sansa is, got a feeling she would be the one to end his little run.
Jon Snow preparing for battle against one of the major families, something he hasn't done in years.... sorry seasons.
Mama the mama.
Arya Stark learning the ways of the many faced god after getting her sight back.
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This Is A Piano And It Is No Ordinary Meal

Believe me when I say Nigerians are not the type to shy away from nutritional experiments. From the hot and spicy Yoruba foods to the subtler yet captivating eastern delicacies, Nigeria is home to over 3,000 local delicacies enjoyed not only at home but abroad.

Makurdi, the capital of Benue state located in central Nigeria opposite the Benue river is home to some of the finest foodies and you’d read all about that soon enough.

With food prices as cheap as they get, you can cook a handful of soups for as cheap as 2,000 Naira with change to spare.

There’s something new in town and it’s called the Piano where people take any swallow of their choice and instead of going with a single soup or stew, they make several and dip their handful of swallows in any soup or stew of their choice as they eat – think of it as advanced tasting.

A twitter user @chix58 explained to her timeline how she made her Piano which consists of 8 different soups with less than 2,000 Naira. This gave rise to a series of tricky questions.

What happens when you’re done, what happens to the left over soup – Well, someone else comes to play the piano.

How much money do i need to make my own piano – Well, as little as 3,000 should do the trick, depending on what type of Piano you want, a grand piano costs more obviously.

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Game Of Thrones Recap: Brandon Explains What Hodor Means In A Sad Sad Episode

With the entire Of monsters and men announced to be making appearances on yesterday’s episode, everyone knew it was going to be special. A tale of destiny, a tale of love and a tiny bit of betrayal, episode 5 really ties a lot of loose ends.

Following what seems to be a Stark redemption themed season, Sansa Stark finally grows a pair has she stands up to face the one guy who has manipulated her and coaxed her into staying with the Boltons. Peter Baelish definitely got what was coming to him but don’t be too quick to right him off – a part of me wished Lady Brienne had thrust her sword into his two faced head once and for all.

Brandon Stark remains with the gods as he tests his limits delving further into time. In his travels, he stumbles upon how the white walkers were created and who did the creating and for what purpose.

As the Iron born search for a rightful heir to the throne, Theon backs his sister up with a beautiful speech as she lays claim to the throne following her father’s death even though the Salt throne has never had a queen. Seems like a straightforward decision but Yara Greyjoy’s pep talk was cut short when her uncle Eulon Greyjoy demanded the throne be given to him even after admitting to murdering the late king. In an interesting turn of events, Eulon is made king while Yara and Theon flee with their loyal bunch from Eulon who vows to murder them both.

Following from previous seasons, we’ve come to expect zero empathy from Daenerys Targaryen towards Sir Jorah Mormont who has sworn by his life to protect and love her. Even though I think this is the last we will ever see of him, their scene together in this episode is the most heart warming scene I’ve seen on this show for two seasons... (I wouldn’t want to spoil this for you).

Talking about love, the romance brewing between Tormund the wildling leader and Lady Brienne has become more obvious for all to see.

In what would be the most thought provoking happening in this episode, Brandon reveals what Hodor means in one of his travels. He reveals the source of the name “Hodor” which is short for “Hold the door” which apparently was Hodor’s destiny... To die while holding the door for Brandon to leave... and live.

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Who Needs Fuel When You Can Run Your Generator On Cooking Gas

It seems God has a plan for us after all. Just days after the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) disappointed us and suspended the strike action, I began looking for an alternative way to live in a country where there’s an average of 2 hours of electricity supply every day. Just as I was about giving up, I saw a tweet which read “RUN YOUR GENERATOR ON GAS”, I didn’t pay much attention to the tweet but the attached video did what it was put there to do – persuade me to open the link.

Then I saw what my eyes have not seen before, a generator... an actual generator running on propane tanks and making almost no noise. This new development ranks up there with other amazing Nigerian technologies like the new easy to open peak milk container and sachet tomato paste so I’m sharing it with you.

Its advantages are numerous really. Running your generator on gas is cheaper and more economical. It is eco-friendly as it makes your generator produce zero smoke. The engine oil used lasts longer and it allows your generator last longer before it requires servicing.

According to the distributors, “12.5kg gas of N2,500 gives you 35-40hrs of electricity on 2.5Kva gen - that's about N63.00/hr or 7days, if you run gen for max of 5hrs/day”

The technology is simply, it’s an easy to install hybrid carburettor that converts your existing petrol generator to also run on domestic/cooking gas.

 

DISTRIBUTORS TAKE ON THE SAFETY OF THIS DEVICE


Lots of Nigerians are still afraid of gas, as some think it could cause explosion. Truth is a running propane gas cylinder on generator is safer than running it on cookers. Cookers naturally generate flame (naked fire), yet do not cause explosions, as the cylinders are built to handle the generated flame, whereas your generator doesn't generate flame. Again, if there's a leakage from your cylinder/hose in your kitchen, gas can easily accumulate and any ignition can cause fire, being that your kitchen is an enclosure, whereas your generator and cylinder, being outside, has adequate ventilation, which will naturally circulate away any leaked gas - reducing the chance of fire and explosion, in case of fire ignition.

Although we recommend you keep your generator and cylinders outdoors to avoid overhearing, and use a hose of 3-5 yards. Also, avoid having your generator in a cluster of running generators, like we have in some apartments.

 

This device isn't compatible for 'I better pass my Neighbour' (the smallest tiger generator) and generators with capacities above 10kva. Yamaha generators are not compatible also).

The device costs N30,000 for 2kva - 3.5kva generator capacity or N40,000 for 4kva -10kva generators

You only need to buy a gas cylinder, regulator and hose (if you don't have already).

 

If you’re interested in making your life a whole lot easier, contact any of the closest distributor to you.

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The Philosopher’s Muse: An Alternate Art Exhibition

Last Easter was an exciting one for art lovers in Lagos with the recently concluded art exhibition “The Philosopher’s Muse: An alternative Art Exhibition” which opened on Saturday, 26th march 2016 and closed on the 2nd of April 2016 last weekend. The opening brought in roughly 200 to 300 art lovers from across Lagos to “The Gallery” @ Blue Mahogany, an initiative by Blue Mahogany to showcase the artists in the growing contemporary arts scene in Nigeria.

The event drew 53 extra which came to cover the event to interview some of the artists and had a mix of veteran exhibition attendees and a few who are new to the art and design scene.

The event was opened by AyoolaGbolahan and featured budding young contemporary artists to more experienced creatives. A few notable pieces which appeared to be attendees favorites were the graphic fashion illustrative style of Francis Sule who produced two works titled Drug, Sex and Alcohol an illustration of the dangers of the fashion world in a style that is both dangerous edgy and full of raw sexual magnetism and a portrait of the Lagos based Photographer Yagamezi titled Yagazi. Twin Paintings by OlajumokeLateef were also one of the crowd favorites, being noted that Olajumoke has been featured in numerous exhibitions across Africa as well as in the art TwentyOne gallery. Other artitsts who exhibited were Sadiq Williams, YacoubAdeleke, AzubuikeOnonye of the “cardiac series”, Stacey Okparavvero, Morountodun Obaigbo, YadichinmaUkoha-Kalu, OlufemiArogundade, OlusayoAjetumobi, AdeboroOdunlami, Namang Blackie, Marcia Mar, Crystal Deroche, and Metal Designer Sam Ukweku.

Some notable figures at the exhibition were Jeffery Akoh, OmonMordi, Ada Umeofia and a few regulars at everyone’s favorite underground hipster scene Stranger Lagos.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At the end of the day, the event felt upbeat and exciting and all the attendees seemed to have a good time and experienced an art exhibition in a vibey alternative way. The major goal behind the event in many ways was to say, art exhibitions can be fun and exciting.

The exhibition was an initiative of Morountodun Obaigbo and Sadiq Williams, who got the opportunity from Blue Mahogany to use the space and used this opportunity to add to the budding contemporary art scene in the form of this exhibition. “If you get an opportunity to do something significant, why shouldn’t you share that opportunity with the world.”

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Adele Goes Missing After Every Album But We Really Don't Mind

Adele goes missing after every album but we don’t see it as a problem because she always comes back with a classic.

She certainly did this time with the release of her third studio album. After “19” and “21”, Adele had made a name for herself as arguably the best female vocalist in the music industry. Her sophomore album “21” won her 6 Grammy awards in 2012 but as usual she took some time off to grow older and four years after that she’s here to win our hearts once again with “25”.

She seems to always draw her inspiration from failed relationships although we never hear much about the relationships in the first place.

A while back, The English singer and songwriter released her first single “Hello” off the “25” album and immediately topped charts worldwide. It became the first ever song to sell a million digital copies within a week of its release. The song was so good it has had well over 480 million hits on Youtube including tons of covers from both foreign and local artistes here in Nigeria. The success of this song can’t be overstated as it even had its own game “The hello challenge” all over the social media. It was indeed the best song she could have led with.

As far as pop goes, this could be the album of the year by fine margins and although the album just got released officially, we Adele fans already listen to it with a bit of sadness.

Who knows what her next album will be called. 30?

That’s way too long

 

Top 5 Tracks

  • Hello
  • Water Under The Bridge
  • Send My Love
  • I Miss You
  • When We Were Young

 

 

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Nigerian Football Legend Stephen Keshi Dies At 54

It would seem death is on a rampage for the famous this year.

Days after the death of Muhammad Ali, Nigeria loses one of her most cherished football icons. Both as a football player and as a coach, Stephen Keshi or "Big Boss" as players fondly call him has reached the heights of African football by taking Nigeria all the way to winning the CAF trophy.

He also managed Togo and Mali, and his playing career included some time at Anderlecht in Belgium.

Reports say he suffered a heart attack which led to his death.

As a player, Keshi was part of the Super Eagles team that won the Nations Cup in 1994 and narrowly missed out on a World Cup quarter-final place the same year.

And as coach, he coached the national side over three spells, famously leading Nigeria to the 2013 Nations Cup title in South Africa and the last 16 at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

 

 

Although his contract was not renewed after the World Cup, he later returned on a match-by-match deal following the team's failure to reach the 2015 Nations Cup finals.

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Everything You Need To Know About Grimmie's Killer

Grimmie who contested in the sixth season of NBC’s The Voice was shot dead on Friday at around 10:30 pm after concluding a performance in Orlando. From young Youtuber to third place on The Voice, Grimmie was loved by many.

Police announced her death early Saturday morning on Twitter.

“With deep regret, we have confirmed Christina Grimmie, @TheRealGrimmie has died from her injuries,” Orlando police tweeted.

 

The Killer

 

 

Kevin Loibl, 27, had been carrying two loaded handguns, two magazines, and a large hunting knife when he fatally shot the 22-year-old singer, Orlando Police Chief John Mina reported.

Police have identified the suspect who on Friday night shot and killed singer Christina Grimmie, a former contestant on NBC’s The Voice, while signing autographs after a concert in Orlando.

Orlando police believe the suspect; Kevin came to the show with the sole intent of killing the musician.

 

 

Several witnesses say that Loibl approached Grimmie and shot her and when Grimmie’s brother, Marcus, instantly tackled him, Loibl killed himself.

Orlando Police Chief John Mina said during a press briefing on Saturday morning that officers received a distress call around 10:30 p.m. Friday at the Plaza Live venue, and responded within two minutes but when they arrived, they found that two people had been killed, including Grimmie.

“This isn’t a crowd that you would suspect would be carrying guns into an event like this,” Mina said.

Police said the 27-year-old had no known ties to Grimmie but still travelled to Orlando from his home in St. Petersburg to commit the crime.

Investigators continue to search through Loibl’s phone and computer to see if there was a motive for him carrying out such action.

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Yeezy 750 Boost: Gone In Sixty Seconds

How fast can you sell celebrity merch?

This has to be a record of some sort. The Yeezy 750 boost has been in such high demand since its release mostly because of the method of sale. Kanye opens the sales gate and shuts it whenever he feels like. Yesterday night, Kanye west opened the gate for fans to purchase his exclusive sneakers and according to him sold out in less than a minute... sounds crazy yeah? i know.

 

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Lucifer Is Coming Back Sooner Than You Think

The first season of the TV show “Lucifer” aired on FOX on January 25, 2016 and has since then gathered a lot interest from viewers and critics. Seeing the show gain over 7 million viewers, FOX in April decided to renew the TV show for a sophomore season. The show centres around Lucifer Morningstar, the devil himself on a vacation in Los Angeles after getting bored of doing his “Dad’s” dirty works. He finds himself in a tangled mess with his crime fighting – detective sidekick Chloe Decker while trying to run a successful night club and avoid been coaxed into returning to hell by his angel brother (Amenadiel) who believes the writing in the first season earned it a second instalment.

“We got picked up for Season 2, so obviously. What they came up with for Season 1 worked and was successful and it worked well enough to get us a second season that looks like it’s going to be longer than the first season.” D.B. Woodside, who stars as angel Amenadiel.

The TV show created by Tom Kaponis scored high with the viewers rating it 7.6/10. Rotten tomatoes gave the season one a 49% and IMDB an 8.4 out of 10 based on 42,800 user votes.

 

Release date

As earlier mentioned, the crime dramedy was renewed for another season this April and despite mixed reviews from critics, it comes as no surprise because people who actually watch it rate it highly enough. FOX has yet to announce the release date for the sophomore season but according to rumours, it is scheduled to return this fall.

 

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The New Rolls-Royce Concept Is At Least 2 Centuries Ahead Of Us

The British company is calling it the “Rolls-Royce VISION NEXT 100” and people are struggling with the right adjectives to describe it. This particular self driving car meets the demands of every gratuitous millionaire who is looking for ways to burn money... but it’s zero emission so that’s really okay.

 

Wheels standing at 28 inches and made with 65 pieces of aluminium, for no reason at all.

 

It’s almost hard to tell what’s going on with the wheels but lord have mercy, it does look sleek. To announce the cars arrival, the BMW-owner luxury car makes wrote a press release scarce of actual technical insight but managed to describe the car using an array of very peculiar words.

Effortless

Autonomous

Spacious

Beautiful

Revolutionary

Authentic

No-compromise

Coachbuilt

Personalized

Zero-emissions

Bespoke

Exquisite

Helpful

Discreet

Vigilant

Powerful

Advanced

Precious

Contemporary

Natural

Sensual

Luxurious

Regal

Opulent

Futuristic

Artful

Sensual

Graceful

Expressive

Dramatic

Bold

Smooth-bottomed

Unruffled

 

 

All the luxury space you can afford.

That’s a lot of words, yes.... It’s safe to say that the Brits aren’t trying to coax you into buying this car with automobile jargons, if you have the money and want the luxury, this is your car.

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What Does The Game Of Thrones Finale Trailer Tell Us About What Happens Next

If you don't know, well now you do. The season is coming to an end on sunday and we have to endure another horrifying year until it graces our tv screens again..

Looking ahead to the epic conclusion to what has been for me, one of the best seasons politically in the show, the only question i have now, are we looking at an all female ruling?

Have a peek of what the finale has for us.

 

I once asked our twitter users what they felt Game Of Thrones would be like in the end, I got some very interesting answers, the most impressive of them all was a suggestion that things would return to the way they were at the beginning with the Starks ruling over the North, the Lannisters being once again powerful and being friends with the Starks once more, Kings Landing been controlled by a mad king who somehow has dragons to spare but somehow losing his life later on.

In an interesting turn of events, the Starks took back the North last Sunday and i fear my Twitter follower might be on to something. I'm not here for all that though, let's see what Sunday looks like.

 

Here we see the bastard behind the Red Wedding, Walder Frey and Jamie having a "peaceful talk". Jamie who has been a friend to the Starks (at least to some extent) is joining forces with the Freys... or is that a double agent set up just initializing? could Jamie be the one to kill off that selfish old bastard?

 

This one is pretty intense stuff, we see Loras Tyrell getting ready to atone for his sins and of course, just like Cersie, he has gotten the buzzcut treatment too. Is this all part of his sister's plan to free all the Tyrells from the grasp of Cersie by hiding them under the protective arms of the new law in town?

 

"Are you afraid? Good. You're in the great game now, and the great game is terrifying."

The smartest shortest man to walk the streets of Westeros, or rather the seven kingdoms, Tyrion. In this scene, he basically is telling Daenerys about what she has gotten into, the bloody game... There is no turning back, a great woman once said "You either win, or you die"

 

Finally, we hear Sir Davos screaming at Melisandre in front of Jon Snow "Tell him what you did to her". The obvious bit here is that he was making reference to the Baratheon daughter she burned alive at the stake. Her reaction is pitiful really.

She looked ashamed, a woman who had lost fate in her practice for the longest time but found a new reason to believe in her one true Lord again. Sad stuff.

 

 

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The All White Yacht Party, Starring: YCEE and Dorcas Shola Fapson

The All White Yacht Party is the first of its kind ever held in Nigeria. The exclusive event, organized by Amberrich Lifestyle, hosted a few familiar faces such as Tinny Engertainment music sensation, Ycee, actress/ presenter extraordinaire, Dorcas Shola Fapson, Spice Tv Presenter, Elma Godwin, while Chocolate City Dj, Dj Lambo was on deck, amongst other luxury lifestyle enthusiasts. Creative Director of Amberrich Lifestyle, menswear designer, Ifeanyi Nwune, says "the event was put together to give people out here a different vibe of night life and create a situation where every single moment is an adventure they would never forget." The event was supported by Bella Naija, Lasena Water, Billion Champagne and Spice Tv.

The event lived up to expectation as invited guests enjoyed a taste of the luxury life, you can see for yourself.

 

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Windows 10 Battery Drain Now Has A Fix With The New Build

In the second week of June, Windows users who own either a mobile or PC running on Windows 10 were finally able to get their devices running on the new 10586.420 build. This build contains no major new feature but addresses some very important issues users have battled, with the most important improvement being the battery drain fix.

Windows 10 PC

KB3163018 (OS Build 10586.420) includes major upgrades and security fixes. No new operating system features are being introduced in this update.

  • Internet Explorer 11 performance is improved when loading web pages with roaming user profiles.
  • Improved reliability. Internet Explorer 11, Microsoft Edge, Cortana, audio playback, audio playback in Groove Music app, Maps app, Miracast, and Windows Explorer are all more reliable.
  • Balloon tip notifications no longer always appear in the upper left side of the screen.
  • VPN now works properly when switching between different network interfaces (for example, switching between Wi-Fi and cellular).
  • Narrator improved to read bulleted lists, hyperlinks, and image information better.
  • Location services fixed so that navigation apps can keep up with a user’s actual location.
  • Security issues fixed with Internet Explorer 11, Microsoft Edge, Server Message Block (SMB) Server, Microsoft Graphics Component, Group Policy, DNS Server, Windows Diagnostic Hub, Kernel mode drivers, Microsoft Windows PDF, Windows Structured Query, Adobe Flash Player, JScript and VBScript, and Web Proxy Autodiscovery Protocol (WPAD).
  •  Additional issues fixed with Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer 11, Bluetooth, Cortana, Wi-Fi, Windows Camera app, revised daylight saving time, USB, TPM, Graphics, Group Policy, downloading music or movies purchased through the Windows Store, Network Diagnostics and Windows Explorer.
  • Battery drain which made a lot of windows users downgrade back to 8.1 has now been taken care of.

 

Windows Mobile

  • General improvements. Microsoft made improvements to reliability, performance and stability.
  • Cortana. Cortana was improved with a fix for a problem that sometimes resulted in a crash when performing a search, and corrections to inaccurate times after Daylight Savings Time (DST) on meeting cards and reminders.
  • Battery drain fix. This fixes a problem that could result in unexpected battery drain while syncing mail using IMAP.
  • Maps improvements. The Maps app includes better stability, improved accuracy, and reduced latency with driving directions.
  • Messaging offers improved reliability when syncing text messages from the phone to the cloud.
  • Power down. The amount of time it takes some phones to completely power off after “Goodbye” disappears has been reduced.
  • Re-add a Microsoft account after an upgrade. Some phones were unable to re-add a primary Microsoft account without resetting after upgrading from Windows Phone 8.1.
  • Install keyboard and languages after an upgrade. Some phones were unable to install keyboard and languages without resetting after upgrading from Windows Phone 8.1.
  • Update schedule. The number of days a phone can go without restarting to receive an update has been reduced from 14 days to 7 days.
  • Phone will keep ringing when interrupted by an SMS.
  • Project My Screen fixed. It would stop working on some phones.

 

 

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BrymO's Music Is Great, His Tweets... Not So Much

 

I’m not quite sure what prompted BrymO to tweet these words. Was it the fact that well over 100 unarmed black people were killed in the US by the same people who were meant to protect them, or could it be because of Alton Sterling; the latest victim to this sad fact, or is it the fact that Nigeria as a whole is sinking in a mess created by its own political leaders who are for the most part, obviously black?

Well whatever the reason is, surely BrymO could have represented it in a more reasonable, and sensible way.

Read this tweet.

 

Now what is BrymO saying? I agree with him to a point; which point? "Black Man likes to suffer"

That in its own is a pretty senseless talk and trust twitter to give him a taste of their crase.

 

Now if you're feeling slightly swayed to BrymO's side, read this.

 

I'd say, fuck you for making us like you with your good music, otherwise, this is unacceptable.

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Pokémon Go: What’s All The Fuss About?

First it was Temple Run, so quickly it became Candy Crush and then the incredibly annoying Flappy Bird. I turned to social media a couple days back and it seemed we had turned back the hands of time, everyone was talking or rather hunting Pokémons.

According to Vox, a teenage girl even found a dead body while looking for Pokémon. And police in Missouri claimed that four suspected robbers lured in victims with the possibility of Pokémon.

The Nintendo owned franchise that took the world by storm in the late 1990’s is making its way back through a mobile game called Pokémon Go. The mobile game available on both Android and iOS platforms is well on its way to becoming the most actively used App on the Android platform.

How does this App work?

Simply put, Pokémon Go accesses your phone’s GPS and recognizes where you are in the game and makes Pokémon appear at specific locations around you in actual real life lol quite something eyy? This combination of real life and game reality is called “Augmented Reality” and you should be seeing more of that as you get older. As you play the game, you would unlock different Pokémon characters as you move from place to place... I’ll say it’s a clever way to encourage people to exercise a little.

So why are people so excited to go Poké hunting? The idea is simple, ever since the first Pokémon screening, fans of this idea have always asked the question “What if Pokémons are real and are existing in the real world?” This mobile game aims at answering that question... I personally found one in my living room.

So here’s the thing, Pokémon Go isn’t available in the Nigerian Apple store and will require you to switch Stores but if your Bank account is linked, then that wouldn’t solve your problem either. You will have to create a fresh Apple account and link it to the U.S. Store but make sure you don't include bank details  

If you use a Droid, here's what you have to do.

  1. Go to Settings > Security > and allow permission to download 'Unknown sources'
  2. Download the Pokémon Go APK file, from download site such as APK Mirror or APK Pure. After downloading, say 'OK' to the warning message
  3. Swipe down from the top of the screen and select 'Install' on the Pokémon Go file in the notification centre
  4. There have been reports of malicious software appearing in Pokémon Go APK files so make sure to check reviews before downloading. Or to avoid hackers having access to your phone.

Pokémon Go really is a good game, the only down side being that it just kicks in full swing without any proper introductory speech or learning curve to go through.

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Tjan’s Aduke Now Has A Video And It’s Every Bit As Heartwarming As Its Audio

Amazing songwriter/Vocalist, TJAN released Aduke months ago. A truly breathtaking radio worthy song about love and companionship featuring the multi-talented Cohbams Asuquo which seats at a comfortable position midway through our monthly music chart. The video has just been released and it’s just as heart-warming as the audio. Shot and directed by Kemi Adetiba, here is the video to the Amazing Aduke.

 

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Russian Billionaire Offers $1 Billion To Breed Lebron and Serena

A report circulating on the web suggests a white billionaire is ready to splash $500 million apiece to have a super sport baby courtesy 22 grand slam winner, Serena Williams and Lebron James. According to Cremebmp, Russian billionaire, Vladist Sugarin is going to invest $1 Billion in acquiring a baby that would dominate all sports.

The billionaire is giving the pair till the end of the week to give a feedback and he is even willing to offer some ownership in his company which is worth over $15 Billion.

Now, I know genetics might not work this way... and even if it does, they aren’t horses, or dogs.

Now the story which was published by Cremebmp, which is a website that specializes in parody stories is somewhat fake, but what if...what if.

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These 5 Movies will Change Your Mind About Falling In Love

Think love is all sunshine and rainbows? Think again because these days, we’re even more susceptible to heartbreaks. The following movies show couples who fall deeply in love only to fall out of it for a lot of crazy reasons; some justifiable, some senseless and some for no reason at all.

If you’re in love or hoping to land the perfect relationship, you have to watch the following movies to learn a few things.

 

The Great Gatsby (2013)

This movie is an adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s 1925 novel. Leonardo Dicaprio plays Jay Gatsby, a billionaire known for throwing the most outrageous parties every week. Gatsby lives just across the bay from Daisy Buchanan, a woman he had a romantic relationship with years ago. Gatsby revealed he threw those lavish parties in hopes of her making an appearance which she did eventually.

Daisy who is married to an unfaithful and undeserving husband Tom decides to continue her love affair with Jay who treats her way better than Tom ever did. In an attempt to clear up this mess, the involved parties organized a seat down which didn’t end the way they intended. Gatsby and Daisy leave in the same car with Daisy behind the wheels. That night, Daisy accidentally kills Myrtle who happens to be Tom’s lover and although Daisy clearly committed the crime, Gatsby decides to take the blame for it and tells Daisy not to bother.

Seeking revenge for the death of his wife, Tom gets told by George that the car belonged to Gatsby and that he suspected Gatsby was Myrtle's lover.

The next morning, Gatsby hears the phone ringing and, thinking it is Daisy, climbs out of the pool. He is shot and killed by George; the green light on Daisy's dock is the last thing he sees.

Gatsby’s funeral was pretty sad, other than the media and Nick who narrated the entire story, there was no one present... not even Daisy who he threw those lavish parties for, who he took the blame for.

 

Gone Girl (2014)

If any movie shows how quickly love expires, it’s gone girl. Former New York-based writer Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) and Amy (Rosamund Pike) fell in love so quickly and decided to get married but what happens five years into the union?

They paint a picture of a happy home to the public while their marriage looks all the more feeble as the days go. On the day of their five year anniversary, Amy decides to go hiding leaving a trail of crazy and scary hints and evidences littered all in separate places for Nick and the police to have fun with. Nick who was an unfaithful companion becomes the prime suspect in her disappearance and although he wasn’t guilty, a series of over the top transactions and ridiculously well planned evidences painted him a disturbed man with a good enough reason to kill his wife who had made the world think she was pregnant. 

 

Blue Valentine (2010)

Blue Valentine shows a married couple, Dean Pereira (Ryan Gosling) and Cynthia "Cindy" Heller (Michelle Williams), shifting back and forth in time between their courtship and the dissolution of their marriage several years later. With Dean who was a house painter and Cindy a nurse at a clinic, the movie shifts between present and past trying to uncover what went wrong between a young high school dropout and a pre-med student living with her parents.

The past shows how Dean decides to take responsibility for a child that wasn’t his all in the name of love while the present shows how Dean’s lack of ambition and Cindy’s retreat into self-absorption cause potentially irreversible cracks in their marriage.

 

Take This Waltz (2011)

Michelle Williams (againnnn) is torn between the husband Lou (Seth Rogen) whom she loves and a new man Daniel (Luke Kirby) in her life, whom she's unable to ignore.

Margot meets Daniel on a business trip and they hit it off immediately, she reveals to him that she was married.

Five years of marriage and Margot, a 28-year-old freelance writer struggles with her feelings for Lou. In an interesting turn of events, Daniel happens to be living down the road from Margot’s house which makes things a bit tricky for her struggling marriage. As the film progresses, Margot interacts more with Daniel and ultimately leaves her husband to be with him.

 

Revolutionary Road (2008)

The movie adaptation of Richard Yates' 1961 novel sees Titanic shipmates, Frank (Leonardo DiCaprio) and April Wheeler (Kate Winslet) always see themselves as far-removed from the conventionality of suburbia. Yet that is exactly what creeps up on them when they buy a house in Connecticut. He toils 10 hours a day in a job he hates, while she, as a 1950s homemaker, yearns for fulfillment and passion. Rebelling against the torpor of their lives, the couple plan an escape that may push them to their limits while raising two children.

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The Governor Of Oyo State Is Hanging Out With His “God Daughter”

This isn’t Satire, no; this is live from Instagram, Malika Haqq American star from E!’s Keeping up with the Kardashians posted a photo of her and her supposed God Father who is none other than the governor of Oyo state; senator Abiola Ajimobi.

Malika who is also known for her role as Penny in the 2005 film sky high co-starring her twin Khadijah posted this selfie with senator Ajimobi who isn’t fondly talked about anymore in his state.

 

Reunited with my God Father @abiolaadeyemiajimobi #NigeriasFinest #OyoStateGovernor

A photo posted by Malika (@forevermalika) on

Senator Ajimobi has not paid the civil servants in his state since the beginning of the year and just weeks after the unpaid workers began a state wide strike, rumour has it that he replied saying “If you don’t have money, how have you been getting to work for the past 6 months” now i’m not here to validate that but really though, is that really his God daughter? Nigerians aren't having any of that, that's for sure.

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Taylor Swift’s Weak Attempt At Condemning Kim’s Snapchat Videos

Arguably the biggest event in Taylor Swift’s career since the other biggest event which unfortunately involved a “West” making a mockery of her but this time rightfully so.

Kim Kardashian West took 5 months planning or rather deciding whether or not to end the career her husband gave a huge lift. Famous one of the tracks on Kanye West’s latest project had a few controversies surrounding it, one was the concept behind the video and earlier, we had a few concerns about the lyrics.

“For all my Southside niggas that know me best / I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex / Why? I made that bitch famous.”

Kanye west took to Twitter on February and said he went ahead to ask for Taylor’s permission before releasing the song. Even though his wife Kim earlier said the phone call was recorded, Taylor’s representative on February 12 said this:

Kanye did not call for approval, but to ask Taylor to release his single Famous on her Twitter account. She declined and cautioned him about releasing a song with such a strong misogynistic message. Taylor was never made aware of the actual lyric, ‘I made that bitch famous’.

Three days later Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech at the Grammys went thus: “I want to say to the young woman out there, there are going to be people along the way who try to undercut your success or take credit for your accomplishments or your fame.” – A direct statement hitting at Kanye for his “I made that bitch famous” line.

Fed up of all that nonsense, Kim posted a full video of the telephone conversation on her Snapchat almost as if she telegraphed the entire dispute from start.

 

 

 

Here’s a full transcript of the telephone conversation.

Kanye West on the phone with Taylor Swift: "You still got the Nashville number?"

Taylor Swift: "I still have the Nashville umm area code, but I had to change it."

Kanye West reads the "Famous" lyric: "To all my southside n----s that know me best, I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex."

Taylor Swift: "I'm like this close to overexposure."

Kanye West: "Oh, well this I think this a really cool thing to have."

Taylor Swift: "I know, I mean it's like a compliment, kind of."

Kanye West: "All I give a f--k about is you as a person and as a friend, I want things that make you feel good. "

Taylor Swift: "That's sweet."

Kanye West: "I don't want to do rap that makes people feel bad."

Taylor Swift: "Umm, yeah I mean go with whatever line you think is better. It's obviously very tongue in cheek either way. And I really appreciate you telling me about it, that's really nice."

Kanye West: "Oh yeah, I just had a responsibility to you as a friend you know, and I mean thanks for being so cool about it."

Taylor Swift: "Aw thanks. Um yeah I really appreciate it, like the heads up is so nice. [inaudible] Even asking or seeing if I would be okay with it and I just really appreciate it. Like I would never expect you to like tell me about a line in one of your songs."

Kanye West: "It's pretty crazy."

Taylor Swift: "And then the flowers that you sent me, I like Instagrammed a picture of them and it's like the most Instagram likes I've ever gotten. It was like 2.7" [video cuts off]

Kanye West: "Relationships are more important than punch lines, ya know?"

Taylor Swift: "I don't think anyone would listen to that and be like that's a real diss she must be crying. You've gotta tell the story the way that it happened to you and the way that you experienced it. You honestly didn't know who I was before that. It doesn't matter that I sold 7 million of that album before you did that which is what happened, you didn't know who I was before that. It's fine."

Taylor Swift: "I might be in debt, but I can make these things happen. I have the ideas to do it and I create these things and concepts. I'm always going to respect you. I'm really glad that you have the respect to call me and tell me that as a friend about the song. It's a really cool thing to do and a really good show of friendship so thank you."

Kanye West: "Thank you, too."

Taylor Swift: "And you know, if people ask me about it I think it would be great for me to be like, ‘Look, he called me and told me the line before it came out. Jokes on you guys, We're fine.'
You guys want to call this a feud; you want to call this throwing shade but right after the song comes out I'm going to be on a Grammys red carpet and they're going to ask me about it and I'll be like, ‘He called me.' It's awesome that you're so outspoken about this and be like, ‘Yeah, she does. It made her famous.' Its more provocative to say ‘might still have sex…' It's doesn't matter to me. There's not like one [line] that hurts my feelings and one that doesn't."

 

 

That moment when Kanye West secretly records your phone call, then Kim posts it on the Internet.

A photo posted by Taylor Swift (@taylorswift) on

Taylor swift then took to Instagram and posted a photo saying "Where is the video of Kanye telling me he was going to call me 'that b****' in his song? It doesn't exist because it never happened. You don't get to control someone's emotional response to being called 'that b****' in front of the entire world."

She captioned the photo: “That moment when Kanye West secretly records your phone call, then Kim posts it on the Internet.” but that's too late, the internet's mind is made up.


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Farewell To Kickass Torrents

The day we feared the most is finally upon us; the most visually appealing torrent site has been taken down. Artem Vaulin, Ukrainian owner of file-sharing website KickassTorrents (KAT), has been arrested by Polish police on U.S. charges of criminal copyright infringement and conspiracy to commit money laundering.

With millions of daily unique visitors, KAT which was founded in 2009, has become the world’s number 1 torrent site beating even Pirate Bay.

 

 

The 30 year old Ukrainian was arrested in Poland on Wednesday and will stand trial in the U.S. after he has been extradited by the United States. According to BNO news, A criminal complaint filed in U.S. federal court charges Vaulin with one count of conspiracy to commit criminal copyright infringement, one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering, and two counts of criminal copyright infringement.

Leslie Caldwell of the U.S. Justice Department had this to say about Vaulin:

"Vaulin is charged with running today’s most visited illegal file-sharing website, responsible for unlawfully distributing well over $1 billion of copyrighted materials, in an effort to evade law enforcement, Vaulin allegedly relied on servers located in countries around the world and moved his domains due to repeated seizures and civil lawsuits."

 

The complaint further reveals that the feds launched an undercover investigation and posed as an advertiser, which revealed a bank account associated with the site.

It also shows that Apple handed over personal details of Vaulin after the investigator cross-referenced an IP-address used for an iTunes transaction with an IP-address that was used to login to KAT’s Facebook account.

It wouldn’t be hard to initiate a Pirate-Bay-ish comeback but with investigations still ongoing, it would be a foolish and risky decision.

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The Best Trailers From Comic-Con 2016

Comic-Con, the popular gathering of Comicbook followers and men with no chance of ever getting laid anytime soon took to San Diego and has already seen some pretty crazy exclusives from both Marvel and DC. It's a bit of a challenge for fans who are struggling to keep up with the recent upsurge in Comicbook movie adaptations.

We did a round up of all the exclusive trailers you should be seeing from the recent craze.

 

Justice League 2017

 

Wonder Woman 2017

 

Suicide Squad 2016

 

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

 

Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them 2016

 

The LEGO Batman Movie 2017

 

Kong: Skull Island 2017

 

Blair Witch 2016

 

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GOLD Review: Adekunle Gold Is Here To Stay And Thankfully So

Adekunle Gold in Beyonce like manner decided he wasn’t going to wait till the 28th before releasing his much anticipated GOLD album. Yesterday evening, the album became available for purchase on iTunes and we listened to it to see just how good Adekunle is.

A career that started off with a One Direction cover has come a long way in the right direction with a 16 track album titled GOLD which just about does justice to the album title. The album features just one artiste and yes, you guessed right... Simi who mixed and mastered most of the songs on the album was the only artiste featured on her “lover’s” debut album. One thing that stood out for me during my first listen were the beautiful guitar riffs in most of the tracks especially on friend zone.  Amongst the new tracks on the album, here are a few of my choice selections.

Ariwo Ko: This song shows Mr Adekunle’s ability to handle even the most difficult instrumentals. The pseudo reggae track produced by YBNL faithful Pheelz confirms what I’ve always asked myself about Adekunle.

Beautiful Night: A classic Adekunle song about love with a beautiful synth afropop vibe.

Fight For You: Easily one of my favourite songs from the GOLD album, Fight for you talks about Adekunle gold fighting the battles facing his beloved who he somehow missed out on.

Friend zone: A fast tempo song that describes the struggles and thoughts that run through a Nigerian male when the girl he desperately wants refers to him as “Brother”.

My Life: At this point, I’m asking myself “How does a musician sound the same and so different on every track?” Adekunle presents a much different approach to music that even the older folk can relate to and this song really shows how.

Nurse Alabere: Just about my favourite track on the album. A beautiful soulful song even complemented by the talking drums and flutes.

Temptation: Adekunle does something most Nigerian artistes don’t, he tells stories also... Purely hypothetical but he is able to convey his message from the voices of total strangers that don’t even exist.  

No Forget: If you were like me who thought Falz had taken Simi from Adekunle, think again. Simi who is the only artiste featured on this album proves her worth and significance in the life of Adekunle with unreal synergy.

Paradise: Adekunle feels like he’s enjoying paradise and why not too? His songs in the mouth of most Nigerians why shouldn’t he?

Indeed Christmas came early for lovers of good music. If you ever had any doubt that Adekunle is a man on a mission then you should give this album a listen. For $10, the GOLD album is a bargain.

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Lucifer Is Coming Back This September And Here Is The Trailer To Go

Having told you earlier in June that our beloved Supernatural show Lucifer had been renewed for a second season slated for fall 2016, we are following that up with more good news for #TeamLucifer, At the San Diego comic convention, there were some great trailers at display for both film and TV show viewers and we brought you our pick of the bunch from the Film section.

There was just about enough time to squeeze in a trailer for the second season of Lucifer as well as a release date which isn’t too far away, here is the season trailer for Lucifer which returns on the 19th of September.

“We got picked up for Season 2, so obviously. What they came up with for Season 1 worked and was successful and it worked well enough to get us a second season that looks like it’s going to be longer than the first season.” D.B. Woodside, who stars as angel Amenadiel.

The TV show created by Tom Kaponis scored high with the viewers rating it 7.6/10. Rotten tomatoes gave the season one a 49% and IMDB an 8.4 out of 10 based on 42,800 user votes.

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Game Of Thrones Is Coming To An End Season 8 But Here Are Some Brilliant Spinoff Ideas

With the end coming soon for Game of Thrones, there have been talks or rather speculations about a soon to be spinoff to keep the beautiful franchise afloat. With the show runners David Benioff and Dan Weis revealing that the show would indeed come to an end after its eighth season and even considering shorter final two seasons for the remaining two, it leaves fans waiting to see if there would indeed be a spinoff sometime soon.

 

Asked about the possibility of a spinoff, David Benoiff and Dan Weis remained adamant they were simply just rumors.

“I know that [HBO programming president] Mike [Lombardo] made off-the-cuff comments to that effect,” says Weiss.

“No. If that were to happen it would have to come from [Benioff and Weiss] really feeling something, or [author George R.R. Martin] really feeling that it was the right thing to do. Not knowing how this particular story ends, I don’t know. There are plenty of characters, secondary characters, [that] you could build a world around. We’re always going to be drawn to a strong creative vision. But we are not going to do that unless we feel their passion. “

(Lombardo told reporters at the Television Critics Assn. press tour in January that “there’s enormous possibility to be mined” in a prequel.)

Lombardo’s position remains unchanged and comes as a relief to most of us here because in as much as we would love to see and explore certain terrains of the show which have been in the dark, most spinoffs end up been conceptualized and focused mostly on raking in huge cash for the cable companies.

With Lombardo confirming that this isn’t an option yet, at least till the show is over, here are a few unexplored parts of the show people want a little light shed on.

Prequel one could be the rule of Daenarys’ father aka The Mad King, it would definitely be great to see him in action, as well as Robert Baratheon's rebellion. This would bring back dead characters Robert, Dany’s brother Viserys Targaryen, and Ned and Catelyn Stark. Additionally, a two handed Jaime Lannister would be a big character, as he served in The Mad King’s Guard, eventually assassinating him to save the Kingdom. 

Prequel two could be the way of the North as a lot of viewers believe we were snatched away from the peaceful protocols the north observed too early. This of course will bring back over 80% of the Stark family who have been killed including their wolves and of course two-legged Brandon.

We know that a lot of fans we disappointed with the decision to end the season sooner than we expected and with the possibility of a spinoff not in the table for discussion yet, let’s just enjoy what is left of the show.

 

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Nike Is Selling $1,200 Sunglasses Just For The Olympics

This special pair of sunglasses designed for Rio athletes goes for $1,200 on the Nike store and although it was designed for athletes, you can get yourself one too. It is called the Nike wing and it is designed to wrap your face right around your temples to thrash the tingly feeling you get at the tip of your ears.

Sure, this doesn't sound like a big deal but when you think of this being at least 400,000 naia, you chill a little. The product which is designed in partnership with German optical manufacturer Zeiss features a ventilated silicone brow-bar to prevent fogging. The Nike Wing also weighs four ounces less than your average pair of sunglasses which could come in super handy if you’re trying to win the same race Mr.Bolt’s a part of.

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America Is Now Home To ATM Pizza

In a world where food and cutlery are now printed with 3D printers, nothing fascinates anymore... Well not nothing, the United States; home to the New York cupcake ATM just acquired another food dispensing monstrosity.

Xavier University in Cincinnati is now the place to be if you’re hungry for a hot slice of pizza at any time of the day. As reported by mashable, the $55,000 ATM is located in the dorm Fenwick Hall and will be available every hour on the hour come fall 2016.

 

 

"We were looking for a way to solve this problem of having a late-night pizza option on campus," Assistant Vice President for Auxiliary Services Jude Kiah told Cincinnati.com.

Seventy pizza flavours will be prepared by the Xavier University's dining staff each day and put into the ATM for students and other hungry folk.

The mechanics behind the machine is simple. Pizzas are stored in an inbuilt refrigerator until someone inserts $9 and makes a selection. Then, the pizza is transferred into a convection oven, where it spends three minutes getting “dressed” before coming to the party.

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Why Men Desperately Need Feminism

Men and women are biologically, sexually and psychologically different and those are facts, facts beyond human argument. Coming down to economical, mental and political aspects which is in human reach, men and women still aren’t the same but the difference is they could be and they should, which leads us to the feminism movement purely centred on the equality of rights politically, socially and economically between men and women. Women have fought for feminism for almost 200 years with little or no help from men. But this article isn’t for women and it’s not for the ignorant men who have willingly refused to understand feminism, this is for the men who want to understand more and the men who are scared to be labelled feminists. This is what feminism means from the views of a man.

 

Gender Expectation

 

Male roles are centred in strength, honour and action, which are healthy themes, but they have all evolved as humans do to concepts such as arrogance, lack of conscience, violence, hyper aggression, objectifying sex and restricting emotions which all fall under the umbrella of hyper masculinity. Young boys are wounded by a world that demands them to be this invisible concepts but ever-present concepts. Emotional neglect is what lays the groundwork for emotional numbing which later explodes into a wild ego of hyper masculine misbehaviour i.e. rape, brutality, rage, discrimination, arrogance and wilful ignorance which are all normalized by people with phrases like “boys will be boys”. These boys become men and these men become responsible for the world. Feminism is a breath of fresh air, a window into the spectrum that gender roles fall into.

 

Rape Culture and Mental Health

 

3 out of every 10 men were molested as little children, 1 out of every 10 men has been raped and just 14% of men raped share their experiences. In 2014, 75% of suicides were committed by men, male to female teenage suicide is currently 3:1 and less than 40% of men who died of suicide ever had psychiatric help. Feminism is restructuring gender roles and helping us fine tune what masculinity is defined by. Current male gender roles force a man to always be strong even when he isn’t, to uphold the masculine themes of strength, power and impregnability. But that is a lie, sometimes men are weak and vulnerable and they need help. Vulnerability has been made to look like a limitation but it is purely a symptom that something needs to be handed more delicately. Feminism is also taking men to a higher standard. Women are inherently wrong when raped, wrong for being a woman, wrong for being at the wrong place at the wrong time but why are men allowed to be such savage animals, why aren’t their morals immediately questioned as opposed to the victim?  Instead of attacking the dress codes and morals of women, why do we not attack the vile behaviour of a man to defile a woman? If men take up the role of provider and protector why do we irrationally and unconsciously protect guilty men? Let the standard of feminism teach us better.

 

Income Inequality

 

Money is what gives us men the power that we have, it used to be physical power but now it is economical power and giving the right opportunities and a fair playing ground economical power is up for grabs to anyone. In Nigeria, statistics have shown that for every 1 naira made by a woman a man makes 1.08 naira more, though there have been a continuous increase in women who are now in the labour force there haven’t been an increase in women going to school which can be argued that men are encouraged and sponsored more to go to school than women are. Men with children are significantly paid more than women with children in fact statistically their pay reduces after childbirth. Tinuke (2013)

As fathers, brothers and sons we want the best for the women in our lives especially the women who sole breadwinners. Do not handicap women because in this time they carry the same economical and family burden a man carries but are still not eligible for the full economical profits. Let my mother, sister and daughter get what they deserve let them be able to support themselves and the men in their lives not because they have but because they want too. So many men have been forced into a life of crime because of the burden of responsibilities both men and women can share.

 

Parental Roles

 

gender roles proposed the current day roles and stereotypes when it comes to parenting. Women were boxed into the role of a domestic caregiver and housekeeper, which left men to be the provider and protector of the family. Thanks to feminism, women can strive to be just more than someone’s wife and someone’s mother, she can aspire to be anything under the sun though, yes, she will still have more obstacles than men would. Nonetheless there is still a stigma on single fathers and stay at home fathers. Fathers who question the idea of the sole custody of their children belonging to their mothers in a divorce, husbands who choose to sacrifice their careers to be a stay at home parent not because they have too but because they want too, fathers who have lost their wives and are pressured to remarry because only a woman can raise a child. Historically speaking yes women do make the best parents because of responsibility was forced on them and it is woven into how they are raised but if we can start to decimate the stigma of men taking on more domesticated paternal roles years to comes things would be much different.

This also applies to single mothers who are looked upon as incapable of keeping a man or labelled a careless slut, which in effect psychologically harms the sons they raise. As they see people subject their mother to stigma and pressure that impairs the way they view themselves and other women. Let feminism embolden men to not also be boxed into categories and stereotypes.

 

Feminism brings to the table the idea and notion that spectrums exist in the way we identify ourselves. There are no two sides to anything when it comes to human behaviour, there are 7 billion people on this earth and no 2 people act the same way so why do we let culture categorise people before they are even born, before they can even experience life. Human nature isn’t stagnant it is dynamic so social politics should be dynamic also. Feminism is the notion, which highlights that men are from earth, women are from earth deal with it and let everyone live.


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Why Everyone Is Talking About Stranger Things

I have to be completely honest, I usually don’t take television show recommendations from friends let alone twitter and the reason is simple; The Flash, Gotham and Empire, which was why I knew I was on to something when I took a particular interest in Stranger Things off a thread compiled by one of my followers. I saw the poster and immediately made a mental note to check it out. A couple of days went by without me implementing – much to the delight of my bad habit but just like in the show, something kept calling me; something I had no choice but to answer to. So with a heart full of hope and a head full of doubts I decided to binge watch this show and to my surprise, how good the episodes turned out to be left me agog for the next one.

Set in 1983 and filled with popular culture references, Stranger things enters the minds of four or would I say three geeky high school kids considering that one was abducted 15 minutes into the first episode by an alien from an alternate dimension opened by the scientists at Hawkins. This alien drags Will into a different dimension the kids call the “Upside Down” and they are left with trying to find a gate to the other dimension and save their friend who somehow still communicates with his mother Joyce.

Will’s mother Joyce is played by Winona Ryder who made no mistake in all 8 episodes. Joyce having lost her husband to the city stays alone with her two kids and has to work at a grocery store everyday even on Christmas and Thanksgiving Day to make sure the boys lacked nothing. Undoubtedly the star of the show so far, Joyce remained unhinged and edgy as expected and even when the show got crazy, it really never was anything near her own crazy. The scene where she had to take in two weeks advance to get Christmas lights in an attempt to communicate with her son remains one of my favourites. Thought crazy, Joyce was alone with no one to share her beliefs until Chief Police Hooper who lost his daughter to cancer earlier before the incident began stumbles upon the secret laboratory and blows their cover open. Hooper bonds with Joyce and they both begin a series of investigation which would lead to Will’s discovery.

There’s no way i can talk about this show without making mention of Eleven, aka L. It’s sweet when a character can win your heart with as little as 50 words all season; she barely said anything but her eyes did most of the talking.

Eleven was taken from her mother who was a volunteer in the Hawkin test programs. Unknown to her mother, she was pregnant at the time of the test and before L was born, she was taken away. She somehow develops super telekinesis abilities and is taken to be groomed into some weapon. She runs away through the sewer and finds herself mixed up with Will’s friends Lucas, Dustin and Mike to complete the quartet and assist in the search for Will.

You’d be surprised to find that in the middle of all this mess, there’s still the triangular love thing happening. Intelligent and attractive Nancy falls in love with charming bad boy Steve and during a party night she loses her tag along friend to the alien. In an attempt to find her, she teams up with nerdy-timid Jonathan Byers, Will’s brother and Steve gets jealous... LIKE C’MONNNN CAN’T YOU SEE THERE’S BIGGER FISH TO FRY?

The rest of the supporting characters really did a good job.

Everyone was brilliant. Lucas’ scepticism, Dustin’s appetite for adventure and other things, even mad scientist Dr. Martin Brenner was excellent. Although Netflix haven’t started the renewal process for a second season, I honestly can’t wait for this one to return.


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Trump Or Clinton? Who Is Best For Nigeria

It’s nearly decision time in the United States and whether we like to admit it or not, that means it’s decision time for the rest of the world.

Nigerian reporter, one of my favourite internet hiding places shares its thoughts on how the campaigns and results could affect Nigeria.

The transition of democracy in Nigeria has brought about an improved bilateral relationship between Nigeria and the United States of America. The US has continued to support and rebuke the Nigerian government when necessary, as Nigeria consistently remains a pro-American nation.

According to the 2012 U.S. Global Leadership Report, 77% of Nigerians approve of U.S. leadership, with 9% disapproving and 14% uncertain, and according to a 2013 BBC World Service Poll, 59% of Nigerians view U.S. influence positively, with 29% expressing a negative view. According to a 2014 Global Opinion Poll, 69% of Nigerians view the U.S. favorably. An estimated one million Nigerians and Nigerian-Americans live, study, and work in the United States, while over 25,000 Americans live and work in Nigeria.

This report shows how important the Nigeria-U.S. relationship is, as Americans decide the start of a new political era.


"Both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are hoping to occupy the oval office as the 45th President of the United states after the November polls. Each presidential candidate continues to plead his/her course during rallies, debates and conventions. Over the past few months they have shook hands, held babies, and been asked what is best for America moving forward. One of the most contended issues is how they intend to strengthen foreign relationships. Nigeria remains a close ally of the U.S., hence it is important to know whose policy would best favor our country.

Donald Trump, as a political figure, is a man who seems restive. The Republican presidential nominee has been so open with his immigration plans. He has promised to build walls to shut out immigrants, promised to create a deportation force, and he plans to re-negotiate trade deals and security aids to less privileged countries, he even threatened to deport Nigerians during a speech in Wichita, Kansas.

Hillary Clinton on the other hand seem to be Nigerians’ favorite, although not every Nigerian agrees. She has been in the political spotlight for decades hence, she’s believed to be a steady and safe hand in the White House. However, following the recent allegation from the Republican party about her inaction towards the Boko Haram crises leading to the kidnapping of school girls in northern Nigeria, many Nigerians have become skeptical about her presidency.

As Americans decide who will be occupying the White House for the next four years, Nigerians hope that their choice of president favors Nigeria and the international community at large."


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Successful People Are Sharing Their First Seven Jobs On Twitter And They’re Really Inspiring

So this is Nigeria and for the most part, we all probably had to take some degrading job at some point to earn extra cash. Over the weekend, we got to see how people made money early in life and some of the most inspiring stories came from those living the life now... obviously. These popular celebrities are living proof that where you start doesn’t really matter if you know what you’re doing.

WTH is a table sleeper?

Of course, everything is a joke to some people.

Stephen Colbert: Before the show, starring... Boring Jobs

House of Cards creator Beau had 14 jobs before finding fulfilment, what a life.

Greatest tweet EVER

These tweets were pretty awesome... I mean, I’m on my 3rd job now and I think I’ll be alright.

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You’re Only As Good As Your Management Team

“A dream you dream alone is only a dream, a dream you dream together is reality” John Legend. 

Just like every business, the music business follows similar protocol; to turn a dream into a reality takes talent, time, determination and the right team. If you’re an up and coming artiste and you think of music as a 100 meter dash, you need to banish that thought. Behind every successful artiste, there is a cast of equally important people who play vital roles in keeping the artiste afloat. Think of it this way, there’s only so much an artiste can do, if you need to stay in the right frame of mind to make decent music, you need people handling the things that normally will get in your way. The simple truth is this; you’re only as good as your management team because if you begin your career alone, there will come a time you wouldn’t be prepared for the next level.

IYANYA MOVED HIS BUSINESS TO A MUSIC MANAGEMENT COMPANY NAMED “THE TEMPLE MANAGEMENT COMPANY”

We all know the Iyanya story. He announced on the 11th of July that he was leaving his record label. A label which he co-owns by the way. He set up Made Men Music Group MMMG in 2011 but due to problems with his manager and friend Ubi Franklin he decided to leave which confirms that no matter how big you get, the wrong team is the wrong team... Iyanya moved his business to a music management company named “Temple Management Company” much later.

And then there is Skales; the second half of the EME hopeful twins a couple of years ago. Late in May, Skale's Record label accused his manager of fraud. His Manager allegedly made off with 13 million naira. That’s what you get for doing business with the wrong set.

 

What exactly does a music management team do for you?

Having studied a handful of artistes, I noticed a trend; a lot of artistes would rather have a personal manager than have a team of fully committed members. That could work for you if you don’t have the platform to get into a music management company but it is very inefficient and rarely yields result... If you fall into that category, you could always build your own team.

A MUSIC MANAGEMENT TEAM ASSIGNS A PERSONAL MANAGER TO YOU BASED ON THEIR ANALYSIS OF YOU, YOUR MUSIC AND ITS NEEDS.

As mentioned earlier, a personal manager is a good idea but here is why you need a team. A music management team assigns a personal manager to you based on their analysis of you, your music and its needs.

A music management team also provides you with all the required publicity you need. They have the capacity to help with social media adverts, online promotions of your songs and shoots. A concert promoter if you get big enough to perform at specific gatherings is also provided for you.

Retail sales managers work or have the capacity to link you up with major music distribution means like the popular major markets that supply music. If you ever wonder why you see Wizkid’s albums or Davido’s music on the streets, this is the guy responsible and this guy will work closely with your management team.

ANOTHER REALLY IMPORTANT THING TO TAKE AWAY FROM THIS IS THE FACT THAT THEY HANDLE THE LEGAL ASPECT OF THINGS WHICH SAVES YOU A LOT.

A major part of any business is the money making part of it. The only way to test the profitability of your trade is to evaluate the amount of money it rakes in. When you do begin to make money, you have to keep making money faster than you spend it or end up like M.C. Hammer. A management company handles the business part of your work as they handle your finances and predict new ways to make more for you. Another really important thing to take away from this is the fact that they handle the legal aspect of things which saves you a lot.

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Honest Trailers Is Celebrating Its Emmy Nomination By Making Fun Of Other Emmy Nominees

This March, the TV Academy decided to include a shortform category which is good news if you are a YouTuber. This category goes beyond YouTube producers to Adultswim artistes and other video making outlets available in today’s world. Among the nominees for an Emmy in the Short form category is the ScreenJunkies’ Honest Trailer series.

If you don’t already watch Honest Trailers then you haven’t been using YouTube like you should be. Honest Trailers takes everything disappointing in a movie and uses them to create an actual honest trailer of the movie complete with proper score, cinematic effects and actual movie narrations of the typical movie narrator guy. The channel has grown rapidly since its inception and has over 5.6 million subscribers. The ScreenJunkies brand has huge support from celebrities and just recently featured Ryan Reynolds in their Deadpool parody video.

 

So how does Honest Trailers celebrate their nomination? They create a trademark hilarious clip saying funny but true things about other Emmy nominees. This perhaps is the first time a nominee makes fun of other nominees if you discount animated comedy shows. Risky? Brilliant? Only time will tell.

NOBODY REALLY WATCHES THIS MANY SHOWS TBH, PERHAPS THEY HAVE A POINT.

"With more than 400 scripted shows on television, no voter on earth has time to watch them all, so instead of just voting for your friends this year...”

In the video above, Honest Trailers rips into all your favourite shows in typical ScreenJunkies manner and reveal details like the fact that Blackish is made by the creator of America's Next Top Model, or that two seasons into Better call Saul and everybody still calls him Jimmy isn't really working well with the title name.

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Bobrissky Is Nigeria’s Dj Khaled And We’re Okay With It... Really

Serving daily inspiration via Snapchat has become the real deal over the last year. There was Dj Khaled with his keys but as good as his daily motivation was, although Khaled was able to milk the crase while it lasted, it soon became repetitive and tiring. In search of a daily dose of comedic inspiration, Nigerians turned over to Bobriskky, a man dressed up and made up as a woman.

 

 

Are y'all following #Bobrisky on #Snapchat ah!!! Make sure you do: Bobriskyy He is hilarious.

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Bobriskky who has made a living off romantic relationships with his many “baes” brags about Bentleys, private jets and all sorts of things gotten from his lovers. Here is where things get interesting. So Bobriskky is a man yeah? Although dressed and made up as a woman, he is believed to still be a male down there. He brags about being with men so i don’t really see how that works.

IF ANYONE KNOWS WHO BOBRISKKY'S BAE IS PLEASE TELL US OH!!

Bobriskky who has completely changed his skintone sells beauty products for men and women who want to be just like him. First there was Vic O then there was Tblak the Nigerian pornography star and like all internet celebrities, Bobriskky has fans and a lot of them to be honest.

 

A lot of us who watch his snapstories want to believe he talks about imaginary baes but according to a friend of his, he in fact tells the truth – at least for the most parts.

Here are famous quotes from the shman of the hour.

“The only way you can make it in life is when you are umbul and less proud”

“Without you guys, Bobriskky is nobody... Without my bae, Bobriskky is nobody”

I’ll leave you with a video and popular tweets from his many fans.

 

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Kentucky’s Ark Encounter Features A Replica Of Noah’s Ark

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Kentucky’s creationist Ark Encounter is an 800-acre park in located in Kentucky with a 510-foot-long replica of Noah's Ark built to meet the exact specifications described in the bible.

The park which is a profit driven entity designed to spread creationism is a secondary attraction to the Creation Museum 40 miles away. The structure which has the capacity to contain thousands of people at the same time is described as the world’s largest timber framed structure. Although the turn out on opening day wasn’t much as the ark isn’t complete yet, this attraction could be the next spot for Christian tourists all around the world. A few concerns have been raised concerning the structure’s historical accuracy. The structure presents a more biblical approach to things as it suggests the world is 6,000 years old as opposed to the 4.5 billion proposed by scientists and as a result includes model dinosaurs in the belief that humans and dinosaurs coexisted at the time of the big flood.

 

Source: Vice

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How Good Is Wale Turner’s Debut Track ‘NO’

Wale Turner, the Nigerian Instagram rapper who has been making underground music for a while now is currently having his 15 minutes of fame but for how long? His new music suggests he is going to be around for a long while.

Following frequent freestyle releases through popular social media platform Instagram, a lot of people have picked up on him as someone to watch out for. This sudden recognition earned him a meeting with Chocolate City and Nigerian icon MI Abaga, and even more recently a collaboration with Pheelz; the producer responsible for majority of the hit rap singles served to us by YBNL.

Just yesterday, he released his first official single to announce himself to the Nigerian music industry. The song titled NO was produced by Pheelz and you can listen or download the track here.

 

No one knows for sure if he YBNL will look into adopting him into the label. If the song shows anything, it is that this is a boy who has a lot of talent and the future for him looks quite promising.

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J.K. Rowling Introduces New Harry Potter Short Story Collection

On the 6th of September, J.K. Rowling; writer of everything Harry Potter is releasing a new world of Wizardry ebooks she calls the “Pottermore Presents”

The collection she calls a treat for fans is a trio that delves deeper into the world of wizadry.

“We’ve learned so much more about the wizarding world this year already. There's the play and script book of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two, and soon there will be even more to discover when Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them lands in cinemas this November.”

The three ebooks will cost $2.99 apiece and would tell untold stories of the characters we loved, hated and settings never fully explained in the books or movies.

THE NEVER ENDING FRANCHISE IS LAUNCHING A NEW COLLECTION OF EBOOKS

Hogwarts: An Incomplete and Unreliable Guide dives into Hogwarts as a wizarding school exploring its nooks and crannies.

Short Stories from Hogwarts of Power, Political and Pesky Poltergeists explores the darker roots of the wizarding world. The problems faced by the Ministry of Magic, the horrors of Azkaban prison and enjoy an entirely new original piece of writing by J.K. Rowling on Horace Slughorn.

Lastly, in Short Stories from Hogwarts of Heroism, Hardship and Dangerous Hobbies, Pottermore shows you the beauty behind Hogwarts; the staff responsible for the wizarding school, a little more to discover about Care of Magical Creatures teacher Silvanus Kettleburn, as well as another new piece of writing from J.K. Rowling on Minerva McGonagall, and her involvement in the second wizarding war.

On the 6th of September, the books will be available on iBooks, Kobo Books, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble for just $2.99 for a piece of the three part collection.

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Twitter Now Allows Any User Filter Out Hurtful Tweets

Twitter is saying NO to harassment and is allowing everyone choose what they want to see. Users can now choose to limit their notifications to only the people they follow – this doesn’t necessarily stop harassment but puts a limit to how much of that you have to deal with. Once this is put in effect, twitter will automatically block out tweets from strangers including those of them who practice cyber bullying. On the down side, this will make it very difficult for old friends to find you. Once you get a follow back tweet request from people whom you know, it will not be visible from your notification tab.

A second anti-harassment tool is the expanded ability of the twitter quality filter which aims to “improve the quality of Tweets you see by using a variety of signals, such as account origin and behaviour” this way, newly created accounts and accounts involved in suspicious activities will have a limited reach as they will be filtered out of your timeline and notification tabs.

These features aren’t exactly new; they have been in place for years but only to verified profiles. Twitter is basically allowing everyone enjoy the cyber peace and sanity most high-profile celebrities enjoy.

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Apple Is Saying Goodbye To The Home Button In 2017

We are standing just a month away from the release of the next iPhone but somehow, it’s the 2017 iPhone the world keeps talking about. We already know a lot about the 2017 iPhone; from the return of the all glass back to the complete redesign and removal of the earphone jack. Just when we think we’ve seen all there is to the new generation of iPhones, Apple shows us another angle.

 According to Bloomberg, in 2017, iPhone is saying goodbye to the home button. In celebration of the device’s 10th year anniversary, using OLED display technology, the entire front will appear to be a single sheet of glass.

Nikkei Asian Review reported earlier this week that Apple is likely to introduce a third smartphone option next year with a curved display. In fact, the report states Samsung may even be the supplier for these curved OLED displays.

Apart from the removal of the headphone jack, the iPhone 7 is said to feature 2 rare cameras and a memory boost to 3GB of RAM. According to Verge, it will also contain a pressure-sensitive home button that relies on the same type of vibrating haptic feedback used in the Apple Watch and the trackpad of the new Apple MacBook.

 

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Mark Zuckerberg Is In Lagos And We Are All Excited

Founder and CEO of the Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg arrived Nigeria earlier today. His first destination was none other than the CoCreation Hub, Yaba, Lagos.

His visit here is to meet with the tech giants in Nigeria and discuss how tech development and entrepreneurship can benefit from his platform.

Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, met with Pope Francis at The Vatican on Monday where they held a question and answer session and talked about his future plans for the world before doing some sightseeing and setting their sights to Lagos unannounced.

“Next stop: Lagos! This is my first trip to sub-Saharan Africa. I'll be meeting with developers and entrepreneurs, and learning about the startup ecosystem in Nigeria. The energy here is amazing and I'm excited to learn as much as I can.

Our first stop is the Co-creation Hub Nigeria (CcHUB) in Yaba. I got to talk to kids at a summer coding camp and entrepreneurs who come to CcHub to build and launch their apps. I'm looking forward to meeting more people here!”

 

 

@zuck is live in Nigeria! #CCHUB #FirstTimeInAfrica #Facebook #Instagram

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Having only recently invested in Andela, Mark is eager to see just how much Nigeria has to offer the world and indeed, we are all happy to have him here.

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The Coolest High Resolution Photos From Mark Zuckerberg’s Visit To Co-Creation Hub

Following up on our previous story, Mark Zuckerberg did spend a couple of hours checking out what the folks at CoCreation Hub were up to, he shared some intelligent thoughts to some of the younger ones and did a little motivational talk before leaving.

Here are the coolest photos from his visit taken by our very own creative director

IF YOU'RE LOOKING FOR A WALLPAPER, WE'VE GOT YOU

 

 

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20 Famous People And Their Famous Last Words

Famous people are famous for living fascinating lives.

Most of the time, these people during their hour of death somehow find a way to drop some of the most amazing and thought provoking words of their lives. Out of the very many, here are my best.

  1. Composer Gustav Mahler died in bed while conducting an imaginary orchestra. His last word was, “Mozart!”
  2. Frank Sinatra “I’m losing it.”
  3. George Orwell “At fifty, everyone has the face he deserves.” died at age 46.
  4. Nostradamus’ final prediction, “Tomorrow, at sunrise, I shall no longer be here.” He was right.
  5. Steve Jobs “Oh wow, Oh wow, Oh wow.”
  6. Murderer James W. Rodgers in front of a firing squad in Utah was asked if he had a last request. He replied, “Bring me a bullet-proof vest.”
  7. Archimedes, mathematician, killed while working on a mathematical problem “Stand away, fellow, from my diagram.”
  8. Bob Marley “Money can’t buy life.”
  9. Leonardo Da Vinci “I have offended God and mankind because my work did not reach the quality it should have.” Really? Really?
  10. Prince during his last public appearance "Wait a few days before you waste your prayers on me."
  11. Karl Marx “Last words are for fools who haven’t said enough.” I guess he was right.
  12. Osama bin Laden “Don’t turn on the light.”
  13. Marilyn Monroe “Say goodbye to Pat, say goodbye to the president and say goodbye to yourself, because you’re a nice guy.”
  14. Corey Monteith “I want to get better.”
  15. Hugo Chavez “I don’t want to die, please don’t let me die.”
  16. Elvis Presley walked into the bathroom for another “reading” session. That was what he said when he wanted to pop pills. Before he died, his fiancé who saw him enter into the bathroom said “Don’t fall asleep in there”, his response, “OK, I won’t.” – But he did.
  17. Malcom X “Brothers! Brothers, please this is a house of peace!!” just before his assassination.
  18. Martin Luther King Jr’s last words were to ask musician Ben Branch "Make sure you play 'Take My Hand, Precious Lord'. Play it real pretty."
  19. Marvin Gaye "I'm going to get my things and get out of this house. Father hates me, and I'm never coming back." Shot by his father as he stepped away.
  20. John Lennon “I’m shot.” Duhh?
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Interesting Facts About Some Of Your Favourite Shows

From the sharp dressers in Suits to the far less self conscious men in Silicon Valley, we decided to give a critical look into some of your favourite TV shows to reveal things you probably never knew about them.

 

Game Of Thrones Loves Cameos

Everybody watches Game of Thrones. All through the six seasons so far, the show has drawn millions of viewers who manage to miss every hidden cameo appearance by their favourite artists.

Asides Icelandic bands Sigur Ros, and Of monsters and men appearing on the show, Will champion of Coldplay played a part entertaining the guests at the famous red wedding. The show also has seen show runners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss appear. David Benioff’s parents also took some time off to act in the show.

 

 

Silicon Valley’s Peter Gregory

We all know Peter Gregory, the billionaire angel investor who saved Pied Piper from the fund crisis. Well, as we all know, Peter was played by Christopher Evan Welch who didn’t make it to the second season because he died. What we do not know is that Christopher Welch had been battling lung cancer since 2010. Just a day after receiving information that he landed the Peter Gregory role, he got news from his doctor that the lung cancer had spread to his brain and would eventually kill him.

If you knew about the show back then, this shouldn’t be news to you but if you’re late to the party, you probably aren’t aware of this.

Welch went on to shoot five episodes before he died in December 2013. Unsurprisingly, his character, Peter Gregory also died and left HBO to figure out how the show would proceed... As it later turned out, they did a good job with that.

 

 

The Walking Dead Has Some Interesting Stats

In a post Zombie apocalypse world, the word Zombie is never mentioned and up until I gave up on the show, no one ever called zombies zombies instead they call them walkers, lurkers, roamers, floaters.... you know, anything goes, just not zombies.

Actors who play zombies on this show have to go to zombie school to learn how to move and act like one. And after each show, the zombies have lunch/dinner together away from the actual people.

 

 

Modern Family Has Quite The Cast

The acting on Modern Family is probably one of the reasons why I fell in love with the show. The cast features some pretty interesting people playing pretty interesting roles. Take for example, Luke Dunphy. Luke is portrayed by Nolan Gould who surprisingly is a boy genius. Hard to believe yeah? Well, Gould has been a member of Mensa since he was 4 years old (Mensa is the largest and oldest high IQ society in the world). He has an IQ of 150 and graduated from high school when he was 13 years old.

Another thing you might not know is that Cam isn’t gay. Eric Stonestreet who plays the role of Cam is straight in real life. Julie Bowie (Claire Dunphy) who gives 100% energy in her acting wears a pacemaker. The actress has been wearing one since her 20s because of heart problems while Gloria (Sofia Vergara) was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in 2000 when she was 28 years old, but had a full recovery after treatment.

 

 

Homeland

Obama’s favourite Tv Show, Homeland has quite the opening credit... Some of the images used are actually photos of Claire Danes as a kid. The fictional character Carrie Mathison was actually supposed to be Claire and was supposed to be played by Halle Berry but after she turned the role down, the writers had to change the fictional name because Claire Danes got the role. She also told the Entertainment Weekly that she was the one who decided Carrie had Bipolar 1.

The show is based on an Israeli show called Hatufim which is Hebrew for Kidnapped or Adbducted.

 

 

Family Guy

Family Guy, a franchise worth over $2billion was the first animated program to earn an Emmy nomination for best outstanding comedy since the Flinstones. The show focuses on Peter Griffin and his family of 5 if we include his Dog and his baby Stewie for whom the writers pick when they want his sayings to be understood by other family members.

Quagmire who was modelled after Bob Hope is actually 68 years old according to his license which revealed he was born in 1948.

In every episode, someone yells What The Hell. This is part of a running joke by the writers and most of the time, Lois always ends up saying it to Peter.

Family Guy creator, Seth MacFarlane had a ticket for Flight 93, the plane that was heroically reclaimed from hijackers and crashed into a field in Pennsylvania on the famous 9/11. Seth MacFarlane was supposed to be on board that plane. His agent mistakenly told him the wrong boarding time and he got to the airport too late. Waiting for the next plane, he saw the news that the flight had been hijacked and crashed and turned to the guy next to him and said: Oh my god, that was the flight I was supposed to be on.

The show has gathered a lot of hate and has been cancelled multiple times. Along with that, it has been named worst TV show of the week at least 44 times by the Parents TV council.

 

 

Narcos

According to producer Eric Newman, Narcos was supposed to be a full-length feature movie but when they began talking about how in-depth they wanted to get into the backstories of the main characters, the team knew straight away there will be way too much content to pack into a 2 hour screentime.

Brazilian actor Wagner Moura had to learn Spanish to play the Escobar role so he took classes at a local university and read everything that had ever been printed about Pablo Escobar.

Escobar used $2,500 worth of rubber bands a month just to keep his money in bundles and although 10% of his hidden cash was eaten by rats, he lost billions in dollars but that never made a difference in his overall worth. He made so much money that he had to buy a private jet specifically to transport money. It is believed that while on the run, he had to set fire to $2 million just to keep his cold daughter warm... I think I’ve made my point on how rich he was.

 

 

Suits

Every single suit Harvey wears is designed by Tom Ford and he wears up to 10 looks in every episode. The women wear Dior, Victoria Beckham, Prada, Zac Posen and Burberry.

The show was originally called A Legal Mind and if you ever wonder why Harvey and Donna have such amazing chemistry, that’s because they have known each other for over 20 years and it was upon Harvey’s recommendation that Sarah Rafferty got to play Donna.

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What Are We Supposed To Do With The New Snapchat Glasses?

Surely they don’t expect us walking around with these ridiculous spectacles.

Snapchat, the company responsible for the whole of humanity’s recent hunger for filming their every activity, yesterday unveiled its new name Snap Inc. It also unveiled a new piece of hardware; glasses that come with inbuilt cameras that capture videos you can upload immediately via the Snapchat app.

WELL, THANKS TO SNAPCHAT SNAP, YOU CAN NOW HAVE THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE AT A WIZKID CONCERT AND SHOW THE WORLD AT THE SAME TIME

 

This makes me think, what am I supposed to do with this? Does it even have a preset for me – I’m short sighted and I don’t suppose you just have it in your pocket till you need to film a Snapstory.

According to Wall Street Journal, when you slip Spectacles on and tap a button near the hinge, it records up to 10 seconds of video from your first-person vantage. Each new tap records another clip.

That’s how it works but what happens when you run out of battery?

Well, you simply put in inside its special case to charge again.... when fully charged, it can film an entire day’s worth of events according to Verge

The glasses will cost $130 (that could be anything between 40,000 to 500,000 these days), will come in one size, and be available in three colours: black, teal, and coral.

How do I transfer the video?

Apple iPhone trumps Droids... yet again. “If you have an Android device, you have to transfer them via Wi-Fi. If you have an iOS device, they will transfer by default via the glasses' Bluetooth connection. Or, you can choose to can transfer them at a higher resolution over Wi-Fi”. That’s what Verge said.

The glasses Spiegel refers to as a “toy” is designed to be worn for “kicks” during fun activities that require active participation like an outdoor barbeque or something like that. Spiegel also admits it will take some time getting used to “We’re going to take a slow approach to rolling them out... It’s about us figuring out if it fits into people’s lives and seeing how they like it.”

With Instagram joining in the game, CEO Evan Spiegel is hoping this can re-establish Snapchat’s dominance as the one true annoying video exchange platform.

So back to the original question, what are we supposed to do with this piece of hardware?

Wear it clubbing and get reminded that there’s no sun inside?

 

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Who Needs Friends When NEPA Is Giving Us Light Like This?

Saying power supply has increased over the last few months is an understatement. Areas where there has been little or no electricity supply all year have witnessed some of their finest power moments in years.

I stay in an area in Lagos where we average about 20 hours of light every week but all that has changed... There’s light on an almost constant basis and we now average 18 hours of electricity ever day.

It is safe to say that before May 2016, majority of us spent more time in the dark with the ever increasing fuel prices and the ever present power outage.

Over the years, one of the problems we faced as a nation was the issue of electricity. If all else doesn’t go right with Nigeria and we don’t have jobs to keep us busy, the least we can do is stay home and enjoy some decent television – we couldn’t do that before with the kind of power situation we had to endure.

There has been so much light over the past months, I have had to continue paying for my DSTV; something I considered a huge waste of cash back in February, and if things stay like this, I might just get myself the recently released play station 4 (If the dollar says so).

 

So now that there is so much light, if you’re wondering what you should do with it, here are a few suggestions... If you don’t have job, that is.

 

Video Games

This one can really ruin you so before you decide on this path, you have to make absolutely sure that you have no job, commitment or any(thing/one) depending on you for food or basic shelter. Video games are amazing when there isn’t NEPA to cut your joy in half just when your autosave is autosaving. There has been an amazing stream of video games this year alone and with the new play station 4 on the way, combine the 4k resolution with FIFA 2017 and you have yourself a My-Life-Is-Finished cocktail.

 

Watch Television

This sounds like a regular advice but chill... There’s so much good stuff on DSTV these days (If you pay for it). If you watch cartoons, there are new episodes of Regular show, Adventure Time, Gumball, and Clarence to start your day. I wouldn’t advice to switch over to the movie stations (There’s laptop for that) but if your DSTV Catch up works, you can binge watch TV shows and re-watch every gruesome minute of Arsenal’s win this weekend.

Ps, if you didn’t get the memo, with 6,000 you can watch all the football you want and in HD too if you buy a Zapper decoder for 9,900.

 

The Only Thing You Need Friends For Is To Collect Movies

Since there’s almost always light, your PC never really runs low so the best thing you can do for yourself is to stock up on motion pictures... Movies, shows... Anything that works for you. The worst thing that can happen to you is to have a fully charged PC that cannot deliver simple entertainment. If you need a list of movies to see check this compilation but if you’re a series person, check this.

 

Start A Blog

If there’s one thing you’d quickly realize, it’s that boredom is just boredom regardless of how much fun things you think you’d rather be doing. Sometimes, the best way to handle it is to write down your thoughts and a very productive way of doing that is by starting a blog. Take this serious and you might just become the next Linda Ikeji.

 

You’ve Been Using The Internet Wrong

If all you do with the incredibly cheap internet we have today is tweet, snapchat and whatsapp, then you’ve been using the internet wrong. The most fun you can have online is on YouTube. Head on to YouTube and enter the keywords “Honest Trailers”, “Elders React”, “Teens React”, “How It Should Have Ended” and be marvelled by the amount of great stuff you’ve been missing on.

 

Find A Way To Pay Your Bill

If you’re living with your parents, this might not be for you but if you don’t then you probably should think about finding a way to pay for all the electricity you want to blow on playing Video games, Binge watching shows, and watching YouTube funnies all month.

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Africa Needs To Stop Ruining Good Hollywood Movies

There is no doubt Africa’s movie scene has seen some great improvements over the last decade... At least that is what recent popular movies will suggest. I’m here to tell you not to believe the hype... or do, but not too much. In the midst of all the said improvements we are making in our movie sector, there are some movie makers who have really taken it upon themselves to bring down the glory of the continent by releasing unspeakable evil in form of movies. Whoever said the Godfather needed a reboot?

All of the African movies that end up doing really well on charts are movies of original concepts and although resources are limited here, we make do with what we have and more often than not, we produce good movies. But when a movie producer from Uganda thinks he has the right to continue the Terminator series by taking Skynet on a cross continent jump, you can only assume the end result will be far from pleasing.

I can’t say how bad, I’ll let you be the judge of that.

 

Godfather

How do you take an award winning movie adaptation of an award winning book then turn it into this? I’m so glad this isn’t a Nollywood movie.

Spider Girl

I don’t know who said it was a good idea for us to have our own Spider Girl, but whoever did this, i’m not forgiving him.

Jugunnu

This is the Yoruba kingdom’s take on the Kung-fu movie Drunken Master... Not a Hollywood movie but a classic nonetheless. Just watch it for yourself.

Terminator

Forget skynet and realistic cyborgs, this is the real deal.

Typical Ugandan Action Movie

At this point, you really cannot blame us for trying with our little resources. Come to think of it, an exhaust pipe and a frying pan makes a good machine gun.

B14

This is the last in our dear collection... You’ll see why.

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The Starboy Controversy Shows Why Music Management In Nigeria Is Still In Its Infancy

How important is it to trademark an entity? The reaction to The Weeknd’s next album and the sense of vulnerability Wizkid feels right now should give you an idea.

Over the last few months, the name Starboy has become synonymous with Wizkid. Although music heads have rightly pointed out the name was originally attributed to Movado, Wizkid fanatics have taken to twitter to express their distaste over Abel Tesfaye’s decision to title his Album Starboy.

Let’s back it up a bit, shall we?

 

 

I suppose this is as good a point as any to start.

The announcement by The Weeknd to call his album Starboy came as a surprise to the entire Nigerian music community and not just because we’re all too familiar with the Real Starboy but because we know the reverberations this could have on our beloved Wizkid’s career.

You know how International artistes are with merchandising, yes.

There is Wizkid who has worked so hard to get his name out there and has perhaps gone a step ahead of the likes of D’banj. And there is The Weeknd who arguably had quite a similar rise to success.

A lot of people see this and ask What harm could an album name possibly cause? I’ll answer that for you… You know how International artistes are with merchandising, yes. What happens if Abel copyrights the Starboy brand because I’m sure as hell Wizkid hasn’t – Not in Nigeria and not in the U.S.

When an international artiste takes a step like this, what usually follows are loads and loads of celebrity merchandise… Take for example Kanye west and Pablo and that doesn’t just happen, it usually comes with a lot of paperwork reserving the rights to use the name for commercial purposes.

Perhaps the album announcement should have spurred Wizkid to seek legal counsel but shouldn’t that have happened a long time ago If under proper guidance?

Certainly some people see it that way.

 

 

If this eventually happens, this could potentially put a halt in Wizkid’s steady progress as he might be unable to commercially use the Starboy brand in the U.S. and that includes album, concert and merchandise sales.

This should serve as a wakeup call for Nigerian artistes and music management agencies. If it can happen to Wizkid, how much more a Sina Rambo… or a Dammy Krane.

Now there is the Who actually deserves to be called Starboy talk which just disgusts me to be honest.

 

People say Wizkid has been blocking people who don't agree he is bigger than Abel.

 

Frankly, I just think we should let Wizkid have it.

Bobo yen ti try, if we are going to be honest.

 

Light humour aside, there is still another problem here.

The industry isn’t kind to Wannabes. If The Weeknd decides to go ahead with the album – which he will, the Starboy brand will over the course of months become more and more synonymous with his name – that will happen too. Pretty soon, Americans when they look up Wizkid would sum him up as a second rate The Weeknd and that is bad for business…. You know, what PES is to FIFA and what Honeywell Noodles is to Indomie. So this period between now and the release of the Starboy album is very crucial for Wizkid as he has to somehow remind people who he is before he is long forgotten…. His tweet already shows the fear, the tension and the realisation of what could happen if he doesn’t act fast.

Read our post on Proper music management.

 

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Eminem’s New Eight Minute Diss Track Is Aimed At Trump

Well, Eminem has said he’s working on a new album but along with the good news was even better news... Trump gets the Eminem treatment, about time if you ask me.

Eminem shared his new track; an Eight minute diss track he titles “Campaign Speech” littered with raps about Trump, Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman, Daniel Pantaleo, Colin Kaepernick, Robin Thicke, and many more.

"Consider me a dangerous man/ But you should be afraid of this dang candidate/ You say Trump don't kiss ass like a puppet?/ 'Cause he runs his campaign with his own cash for the funding?/ And that's what you wanted?/ A fuckin' loose cannon who's blunt with his hand on the button/ Who doesn't have to answer to no one?/ Great idea!"

This is Eminem’s first Solo track this year and he’s directing it at the could-be first man of the United States.

Make of it, whatever you may.

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The Nintendo Switch Is The Future Of Portable Gaming

Nintendo during an interview with Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu revealed that the upcoming hybrid console won’t be playing Wii U Discs or 3DS cartridges – but who cares right? From first look, it’s almost impossible to fully grasp what the Switch can do so let’s get you up to date. To the left, we have the portable/Detachable shell which contains the Joy Con (That's what the controllers are called) and to the right, we have the portable dock inside a casing of its own.

 

 

 

So here’s someone enjoying "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild" on his TV using the Nintendo Switch.

Let’s say he has somewhere to be but doesn’t want the fun to stop, here’s what he does. He removes the joy controllers from the detachable shell and attaches them to the portable dock, Voila, you have a portable gaming station.

In some cases, as required by the game, you can prop the game and use one-half of the controller on each hand… Just like the Wii remote.

If you’re not a fan of the portable gaming idea, you can get a Pro controller which looks quite similar to that of the Xbox.

And it’s even better with friends…

 

We have seen probably 4/5 different configurations which the Switch can adapt.

Instead of coming on discs, games will come in small SD like cartridges. Very Ballsy move from Nintendo, the Switch launches March 2017.


Photos: Business Insider

Gifs: Verge

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Burna Boy Was Interviewed On Noisey And The Internet Is Already Having Fun With His Responses

Burna Boy has had his NOISEY questionnaire session which according to him was littered with stupid questions. Burna who is a known Fela fanatic reacted to the question “Fela Kuti, Wizkid or Beenie Man” with a series of questions of his own. Trust me, no one saw that coming… Even me.

Burna’s response to that question surprisingly fits perfectly into a lot of situations and trust the internet to make you realise this.

There's always a food guy

I need some money...

Everyone wants a woman who can help out... but these days...

And of course, it's not a party if Nigerian guys don't get some...

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We Can’t Wait To Find Out The Future Of Linda Ikeji’s Social Networking Platform

Can one become a tech entrepreneur without knowing how to write code? Linda Ikeji has perhaps just given the perfect answer to this question. The buzz about “LIS” has been on for a while now but how will I know? – I happen to avoid Linda Ikeji’s blog like a plague.

Linda Ikeji launched her very own social Networking platform yesterday and she’s calling it Linda Ikeji Social. LIS isn’t just another Nairaland or Naijapals, it is a platform much like Facebook, Path, and Twitter but with an advantage of direct wealth creation through a few mechanisms. According to Linda Ikeji, she is sharing some of her money with users.

Anyhoo, after a lot of hesitation, I decided to sign up. Mostly for the sake of a review if I’m going to be honest. The platform seems to run really well before you sign up. But just after you get in, everything becomes so unappealing, tasteless and if I may say “rushed”. I wouldn’t be too critical of LIS yet though, the money-making part of it is what will bring people on board, 100% sure about that.

So let’s get into a few things we’ve learned so far

Your homepage displays the menu tab on the extreme left, and moving right, you have the main section subdivided into News and Activities.

If you notice clearly, the News section takes its feed directly from the Linda Ikeji blog which made me realize what her plan probably is – to slowly shift her fan base to this new platform and kill off the blog.

 

Just after that is something of a shopping section which I really don’t understand yet. Who sells these items? Linda? Konga? Jumia? DealDey? If these are from users to other users, who is to tell the authenticity of these products? Or is this OLX Social?

How do you make money off this?

If you have the patience, watch Linda explain all there is in this 10-minute-long video.

 

If you don’t, here is the gist… If you have exclusive stories with attachments, you can submit them and get paid 1,000 for every successful entry. According to Aunty Linda, you can make as much as 10,000 every day if you desire – I Don’t suppose it’s that easy though.

If you manage to get up to 50,000 users following your page, you get an ad slot for page which will entitle you to 20% of whatever the ad placer pays – Who’s to know exactly how much though? If you get 100,000 followers, you get 2 ad slots.

 

So what do we make of LIS?

Is it just blue facebook?

 

A simple Photoshop trick says YES.

Some think it is “revolutionary”

 

Wait till they start charging money for verification badges

 

 

While this seems like a perfectly great idea, have start-ups gone past the age of starting slowly before incorporating more complex ideas like wallet management, direct social network shopping, etc? You never know. This looks like a lot to manage but if anyone can do it, Linda can… She perhaps still runs her blog under-staffed after all.

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‘Lucifer’ Steals Nine Extra Episodes On Its Way To Yet Another Season Renewal

The Devil has taken one step further in spreading his gospel by picking up a season renewal off Fox.

Variety reports the show played by the charming Tom Ellis which is just 6 episodes into its second season has been given a nod for a third instalment as well as nine extra episodes of runway.

Lucifer which stars Tom Ellis as the witty, self-indulging and charming prince of darkness who got bored of following his dad’s rules and decided to come to LA where he works hours solving murder cases has been welcome quite alright since its commencement earlier this year.

The Tv show isn’t too big on ratings and we are well aware of that but its sophomore season has proven to be just enough for showrunners Joe Henderson, Ildy Modrovich and director Len Wiseman to press for an early renewal which the network eventually gave in to.

Lucifer continues to deliver, with great blasts of dark humor and ambitious storytelling. The show has turned out to be a true wicked pleasure, the perfect companion to Gotham, and we couldn’t be more pleased to order these nine additional episodes.” said Fox entertainment president David Madden after the renewal.

While the far future might not look too promising, Jerry Bruckheimer and Jonathan Littman have good reason to be excited even as much as the rest of us, especially after the kind of episode we saw on Monday.


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Jumia’s Approach To Black Friday: Our First Look At This Year’s Deals

Shopping in Nigeria has always been a difficult and time consuming task. Luckily for us, e-commerce came right in time but with the loads of options we have, one could argue just getting yourself to an actual store is easier. There’s Konga, Jumia, Dealdey, yudala and Payporte  just to mention a few. A lot of Nigerians believe these online stores pump their prices way up in exchange for the comfort you get when you forsake the stress of shopping… Whether this is true or not remains to be confirmed but on one day, all the statistics and mathematics go straight out the window.

As you’re aware, Black Friday signifies the day lots of people can get a lot of the things they need at a really discounted price. This retail bonanza comes up only a day after thanksgiving and falls on the fourth Friday of November – This year, it comes up on the 25th of November.

This year’s Black Friday is going to be the messiest of them all. We all know how servers crash and websites pack up as early as 12:30 am on Black Friday morning – That was before the Naira plunged remember. With the economy in a mess and Nigerians looking for an easy fix anywhere, Black Friday is going to be a mess and our e-commerce stores aren’t doing anything to prevent the impending traffic overload… Well, all but Jumia.

Jumia

Jumia have taken time out to stretch the one day rush into 12 remarkable days of savings, almost like the 12 days of Christmas. You can now shop deals on each day to get amazing discounts ranging all the way to 55% on your favourite things. All this lead to the big finale on the 25th. Jumia are quiet about what deal the 25th brings but I’m sure the floodgates will be open for discounts on all products but with everyone doing their shopping 11 days earlier, it probably should be a safe zone.

Dealdey

While Dealdey and Payporte are saying nothing about their deals, Dealdey promises up to 90% discount on certain products.

 

Konga

Konga on the other hand have shown their intent in the Black Friday sales by releasing quite a number of discounted products available for purchase right away.

 

Jumia looks like the place to be this thanksgiving but you can’t tell just yet… If Payporte puts up an initial price of 50,000 for an iPhone 7, you know where the crowd’s going to port.

 

Additional stores to check out this Black Friday

Slot

Kaymu

 

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Claire Danes And Mandy Patinkin Take Us Through Season 6 In New Homeland Trailer

Don’t let the poster fool you, Carrie is just as unstable as we know her to be. With new episodes starting Sunday January 15 at 9pm ET/PT, it sure is going to be a great start to the year. From our earlier stories, we’ve kept you up to date with everything Homeland, however, recent stories have surfaced and we’ve come to know that the entire season will take place between Election Day and the inauguration.

SHOWTIME

 

With Trump winning the presidential elections, the showrunners might have made changes to the script we thought will materialize a few weeks ago. Along with the poster, the cable network has released a four-minute clip which shows behind the scenes featurette of the new season and what we expect along with narrative and insight provided by Claire Daines and Mandy Patinkon (One of our three favorite people).

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Nigeria’s First Shawarma Festival Is Happening This December, Excited?

So here, we all love Shawarma, we know but have you ever imagined a festival dedicated entirely to the love and consumption of Shawarma?

HECK YEAHHHH

Fen Rouge and Café Neo are bringing to Lagos its first Shawarma festival. There’s going to be all sorts of Shawarmas sourced from the finest shawarma outlets in the country all for a 2,000 gate fee. Tickets come with raffle number and here is why, there will be 20 shawarmas expected to be way larger than usual. Rumours say they might actually be the biggest shawarmas ever made. That should be a record of some sorts. Anyhow, they will be given out based on a ballot of those raffle numbers.

FREE INSANELY BIG SHAWARMAS UP FOR GRABS

There are more freebies up for grabs and there is also supposed to be a secret cinema as well as fire entertainers.

Shar-fest is a first of its kind in Nigeria and will be held at Café Neo’s outlet in Ikoyi: 19b Adeyemi Lawson Street off the part of Bourdillon road near Falomo, Ikoyi, Lagos.

It’s a one of a kind event with celebrities and entrepreneurs coming in to entertain and inspire; whichever you’re interested in, come through. In addition to this, the first 200 people in get free Gizz-dodos.

YOU CAN’T SAY NO TO FREE PLANTAIN

All that been said, there’s just one problem… it’s almost impossible to eat shawarma like a responsible human being; you know how twitter reacts to those photos.

DON'T BE THIS GUY.

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