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7 Things You’ll Fall In Love With When You’re Shipped Back To Nigeria

Yeah, just in case you didn’t know yet, Donald-duck face-Trump is going to be the 45th President of the United States of America. It wasn’t like there was a better candidate, or wait, was there a better candidate? Someone who isn’t racist, who isn’t a bigot, who has years of political experience, someone who isn’t going on trial for rape? I don’t think so, because if there was, Americans are sensible people and would have voted for that person.

But that’s not why I’m here. Well Trump told everybody he was going to take back America for the American people, which means all you foreigners can get the hell out as he intends to “Make America Great Again”.

In layman terms, he’s shipping your asses back to your countries. I know this might seem gloomy and sad but here’s a list of things you’ll fall in love with from the moment your ship arrives in Apapa with your ‘bruv and innit’ accent.

 

Jollof rice

I had to get this out of the way real quick, is the thought of eating Jollof rice when you want, where you want, not enough reason for you to get on that ship by without Trump forcing you?

 

Viewing Centres

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This is for the people who like football, yeah I know watching football in your air-conditioned living room on your wide screen HD TV is mad but how about watching it in a place where the person next to you is more likely to break your head with a bottle than hug you when celebrating a goal? Exhilarating eh?

 

Escape 

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No, I’m not talking about escaping Trump’s bigotry, I’m talking about the night club. Have you really clubbed if you have never been to escape? The exchange rate is still crazy and I’m assuming Trump will allow you to take your savings when you leave, so you should have no problem shutting down escape with just a few dollars.

 

Traffic

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Have you ever spent over an hour in a traffic in which your house is right in your view? Need I say more? If the yellow buses don't make you feel at home then nothing can... Get prepared for all the "smells" though.

 

Fully cooked meat

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This is the second thing that has to do with food that is making this list, but what is more important than food? I’m not talking about the rare steak where you can still taste the blood of the animal or the unseasoned chicken that tastes like rubber, I’m talking about the well-cooked meat that is seasoned with Know chicken that your neighbour from the three blocks away can perceive the aroma, yup that one.

 

Insults

I’m not talking about your mama jokes type of insults, I’m talking about ‘Oloriburuku-Oloshi-mashanfani-ayiri-oniranu’ all said in one breath type of insults. People insult you here just because, it is nothing personal. They can buy you Orijin immediately after. Fascinating, right?

 

The people

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You have dollars to spend so naturally, we will like you. Nigerians are a great people, they’re funny, they’re accommodating, and they see the best in people, so you shouldn’t have a hard time settling in.

 


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Falz and Simi? Simi and Adekunle Gold? -- A Love Triangle We Can't Seem To Understand

What’s going on with Simi and Falz? And where does Adekunle Gold fall in this equation?

Brethren, like it or not as Nigerians we all have been racking our brains for a while now trying to find the answer to this imperative ‘jamb question’-- ‘Are Simi and Falz an item? No doubt we’ve all noticed the ‘chemistry’ between these two and recently the pair debuted a couple of wedding themed photos which had the entire nation even more excited about their supposed love. The pictures spent no time in causing social media uproar.

Some unauthentic sources claimed the pictures were from their pre wedding shoot. Days later however, the duo announced that the pictures were actually promo for their upcoming EP ‘Chemistry’. Even after their announcement twitter was still not letting go of the false buzz. Instead they had as much fun with it as they could. Memes upon memes were tweeted and some of them are admittedly hilarious.

          

The pair was even tagged as the official sweethearts of the Nigerian music industry. However, according to many sources, Simi and Adekunle Gold are currently in a solid 5 year relationship. So what’s the dealio? Are Falz and Simi pulling a ‘Jhene Aiko and Big Sean’? Does this mean there's trouble in paradise for Simi and Adekunle Gold? And if not, how is Adekunle Gold comfortable with all this? There are so many questions we need answers to!

 

Folarin Falana who goes by his popular stage name ‘Falz the Bahd Guy’ quickly rose to fame after his popular ‘ello bae’ skits on Instagram. Eventually we got to know him better as a rapper and he blew our minds with many hits like ‘Karashika’ and ‘Marry Me’. He later collaborated with Simi for the hit ‘Jamb Question’ and then did it again with ‘Soldier’, now they have an EP called ‘Chemistry’. Jhene Aiko and Big Sean also have an EP… hmm is this a sign? Nevertheless these two undoubtedly make crazily beautiful music.

All of their songs amazing in their own rights have caused the media to ask a lot of questions. Are they dating? One might argue that the reason these two are always seen around each other is because of their multiple musical collaborations however, it can only explain their ‘chemistry’—yes I did it again, sue me. Lol—to an extent. These two seem to genuinely love each other’s company. They are constantly filmed and photographed together laughing and having fun. You would most likely see the pair headlining events together rather than separately. So, are they friends with benefits or is it all strictly business between the two songbirds? This question begs for an answer most especially because Simi is rumored to be YBNL-signed Adekunle Gold’s bae. You just read that last word in Falz’s voice didn’t you? LOL.

Well, according to thenet.ng, Adekunle Gold and Simi have been dating for a quite a while. Multiple sources report that their relationship started way before either of them were in the public eye.  If you’ve listened to Adekunle’s GOLD Album—if you haven’t you should, it’s fantastic!—you probably heard Simi’s vocals as backup for most of the songs and you’ll notice that she was the only feature on his entire album. Their song ‘No Forget’ is just as electric as any Simi & Falz song there is. Simi, who is a master of mixing tracks, also mixed every song on his album apart from one. But this is not enough proof that the pair are an item, yet alone 5 years deep in a relationship.  There is really no solid evidence that Adekunle and Simi are dating or even ever dated.  They’ve been photographed here and there but, it’s all still a little sketchy. If they are really together then these two are about the two sneakiest pair in the entertainment industry. Lowkey is definitely an understatement.

    When addressing dating rumours, Simi is never direct; rather, she prefers to have a little fun with it. A fan asked her earlier this year if she was one of Adekunle Gold’s ‘former ex-girlfriends’ and this was her response;

Present ex-wife?....hmm, well she didn’t say they were never together right? Uhh! Still so confused. Simi we need answers!

Dear Simi,

Please shed some light on your ever-so-secret love life so that all of us Nigerians can finally get a good night’s rest.  Forever your loving fan, Adeyinka.

Adekunle and Simi are almost never seen in public together unlike Simi and Falz who are in the spotlight at almost every opportunity. There are  photos of the two before major fame, but none now that they’re both huge stars. Falz is a frequent guest star on Simi’s snapchat likewise, Simi is usually on his. Recently it was Falz’s birthday and Simi took to Instagram to congratulate her friend and fellow artiste by posting a picture of their performance together at ‘Industry Nite’

Yet another ‘close’ picture of the pair together.

Thenet.ng reports that Simi and Adekunle are tighter than a knot despite all of the speculations.  A source for thenet.ng said “Even now that Adekunle is on tour in US, his car is with Simi and she still goes to his house. She’s just good friends with Falz nothing more. Just so you know, Simi mixed and mastered Adekunle Gold’s album, if they aren’t cool together will she do that?”

Whatever the situation may be, it appears Adekunle strongly supports his boo despite the social media ruckus, tweeting the cover of the duo’s EP.

The cover features a topless Simi and also a shirtless Falz. One might say that for ‘just friends’ Simi and Falz are dangerously close in this picture. Ello, Mr. Falana why har yew so clozz to harnoder man’s bae? Please endeavor to shift back. The measure of closeness between you two could fuel an atomic bomb!—you get it? Cause their EP is called Chemistry? No ? I get, I get it. I’m Boron…..LOL. Okay I’m done.

Might this ‘love triangle’ just be a parallel line we’ve all misjudged? Who knows? Maybe Simi isn’t even dating either of them.  All we can say is, we hope whomever any of the three ends up with gives them a lot of joy and makes them happy.

 

Scenes in a not-ever-going-to-happen-reality

Adekunle to Simi: orente, iyawo mi. (orente by Adekunle Gold)

Falz to Simi: Ello bae. (ello bae by Falz)

Adekunle to Falz: Ello what? There’s a man for every woman and a woman for every man, na so dey talk. Go find your own. (Ready by Adekunle Gold)

Simi to Adekunle:  Adekunle. Falz and I can’t explain it but, we have chemistry. I’m sorry but you know this love thing. Love don’t care, who you be, where you dey from. Love don’t care at all. (Love Don’t Care by Simi)

Adekunle to Simi: but Simi, I love you die, I need you die, baby mi jo, please come be my wife. (Sade by Adekunle Gold)

Falz to Simi: can’t wait for the first child when we do christening .  (Enough by Falz & Simi).

Adekunle: ahh, my heart can’t take this anymore. Mo ti gbiyanju, mi o mu m’ora mo oh. E ba mi pe Nurse Alabere. (Nurse Alabere by Adekunle Gold)

 

 

 

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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 Attended The 3 Thrones Concert And Left With A Loooooot Of Photos

The 3 Thrones Concert took place on the 23rd of October. The Game Of Thrones Themed event was headlined by Davido, Tiwa Savage, Phyno, and of course we were there. We really want to give a brief description of how the event went down but we can't... We however have photos from the event, make of them whatever you may.

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Wizkid’s Full Performance, Full Winner’s List And Everything From The MAMA

STARBOY TO THE WORLD

Yup, that was Wizkid doing what Wizkid does.

Here is a list of the winners... and losers from the just concluded MAMA

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

  • Black Coffee (South Africa)
  • Diamond (Tanzania)
  • Sauti Sol (Kenya)
  • Wizkid (Nigeria)
  • Yemi Alade (Nigeria)

BEST FEMALE

  • Josey (Ivory Coast)
  • Mz Vee (Ghana)
  • Tiwa Savage (Nigeria)
  • Vanessa Mdee (Tanzania)
  • Yemi Alade (Nigeria)    WINNER

BEST BREAKTHROUGH

  • Babes Wodumo (South Africa)
  • Emtee (South Africa)
  • Falz (Nigeria)
  • Franko (Cameroon)
  • Nasty C (South Africa)
  • Nathi (South Africa)
  • Raymond (Tanzania)
  • Simi (Nigeria)
  • Tekno (Nigeria)

 BEST FRANCOPHONE

  • Franko (Cameroon)
  • J-Rio (Gabon)
  • Magasco (Cameroon)
  • Serge Beynaud (Ivory Coast)
  • Toofan (Togo)

 LISTENER’S CHOICE

  • Adiouza (Senegal)
  • Bebe Cool (Uganda)
  • Burna Boy (Nigeria)
  • Den G (Liberia)
  • EL (Ghana)
  • Jah Prayzah (Zimbabwe)
  • Jay Rox (Zambia)
  • Kansoul (Kenya)
  • Kiss Daniel (Nigeria)
  • Lij Michael (Ethiopia)
  • LXG (Sierra Leone)
  • Meddy (Rwanda)
  • Messias Marioca (Mozambique)
  • Prince Kaybee (South Africa)
  • Reda Taliani (Algeria)
  • Saad Lamjarred (Morocco)
  • Sabri Mosbah (Tunisia)
  • Sidiki Diabate (Mali)
  • Tamer Hosny (Egypt)
  • The Dogg (Namibia)
  • Yamoto Band (Tanzania)

 SONG OF THE YEAR IN PARTNERSHIP WITH GOOGLE

  • “Shaktibobo” – Olamide (Nigeria)
  • “Reggae Blues” – Harrysongz feat Olamide, Kcee & Iyanya, Orezi (Nigeria)
  • “My Woman, My Everything” – Patoranking feat. Wande Coal (Nigeria)
  • “Godwin” – Korede Bello (Nigeria)
  • “Ngud” – Kwesta feat. Cassper (South Africa)
  • “Roll Up Re-Up” – Emtee feat. Wizkid and AKA (South Africa/Nigeria)
  • “Soweto Baby” – DJ Maphorisa feat. Wizkid (South Africa/Nigeria)
  • “Baddest” – AKA feat. Burna Boy, Khuli Chana, Yanga  (South Africa/Nigeria)
  • “Wololo” – Babes Wodumo feat. Mampintsha (South Africa)
  • “Coller la Petite“ – Franko (Cameroon)
  • “Unconditionally bae” – Sauti Sol feat. Alikiba (Kenya/Tanzania)

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

  • “Jump” – Anatii & Cassper feat. Nasty C (South Africa); Director: Kyle Lewis
  • “Caviar Dreams” – AL Bairre & PhFAT (South Africa); Director: Daniel Levi
  • “If I Start to Talk” – Tiwa Savage feat. Dr Sid (South Africa); Director: Clarence Peters
  • “Kisasi Kumi” – Sheeba (Uganda) – Director: Sasha Vybz
  • “Niquer Ma Vie“ – Youssoupha (Congo) – Director: Antony Abdelli & Jose Eon

BEST HIP HOP

  • Olamide (Nigeria)
  • Kiff No Beat(Ivory Coast)
  • Ycee(Nigeria)
  • Emtee(South Africa)
  • Ricky Rick(South Africa)

BEST COLLABORATION

  • Patoranking ft. Sarkodie – No Kissing
  • Sauti Sol ft. Alikiba – Unconditionally Bae
  • AkA ft. Burna Boy,Khuli Chana & Yanga – Baddest
  • Dj Maphorsia ft. Wizkid & Dj Buckz – Soweto Baby
  • Nasty c ft. Davido  & Cassper Nyovest – Juice Back Remix

BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT

  • Drake   WINNER
  • Beyonce
  • Adele
  • Future
  • Rihanna

BEST LUSOPHONE

  • NGA
  • Nelson Freitas
  • C4 Pedro
  • Lizha James
  • Petro Show

BEST MALE

  • Wizkid(Nigeria)
  • AKA(South Africa)
  • Patoranking(Nigeria)
  • Black Coffee(South Africa)
  • Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania)

BEST LIVE ACT 

  • Flavour(Nigeria)
  • Stonebwoy(Ghana)
  • Cassper Nyovest(South Africa)    WINNER
  • Eddy Kenzo
  • Mafikizolo(South Africa)

PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR

  • Linda Ikeji
  • Wizkid
  • Caster Semenya
  • Pearl Thusi
  • Pierre Emerick Aubameyang

BEST GROUP

  • R2Bees(Ghana)
  • Sauti Sol(Kenya)    WINNER
  • Toofan(Togo)
  • Navy Kenzo (Tanzania)
  • Mi Casa (South Africa)

BEST POP

  • Tresor 
  • TiMO ODV.
  • LCNVL
  • Desmond & The Tutus
  • kyle deutsch & shekhinah     WINNER

source: jagajagagist

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Retweets Are The New Currency

Retweets is the new online currency and people are already cashing out.

If you’ve been on Twitter for the past two days you already know what I’m talking about, so this post is mainly for those people who live under rocks and only come out to check our website.

People asking for retweets in exchange for something isn’t a new thing on Twitter, we have all seen people asking you to retweet a tweet so they can take someone who is supposedly out of their league to prom and we have seen giveaways of products to the person who could pull the highest number of retweets.

It’s all cute and nice right? Well this last few days have seen these sort of tweets increase exponentially and they range from the cute to the funny to the downright ridiculous

First one we check out

just look at the camaraderie

 

And celebreties got in on the act also 

 

Then there was this

 

 

Nothing Could go wrong with that. we're all having fun right?

Yes, there is always that person 

 

So people, spend your retweets wisely, they come at a premium now. 

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Chocolate City First Lady, VICTORIA KIMANI Returns With “GOTA”

Victoria Kimani has released her first official single off her soon to be released “SAFARI” album. The track titled “GOTA” is the singer/songwriter’s first ever song in her native Swahili language, and it was produced by Chocolate City Producer Reinhard, and features Congolese band AIRLINE.

“GOTA” was premiered earlier today on Kiss FM Nairobi and received positive reviews from listeners who called in and sent in messages of support on social media.

Victoria Kimani who recently released “All The Way” featuring Khuli Chana says “I am excited about this song because of the energy and passion with which it was made. I know it is something my fans across Africa will be proud of”

The singer who has been influenced by Nigerian, Kenya and American cultural influences just concluded recording her first ever album which is due to be released before the end of the year. The album “SAFARI” lends credence to her image as a wholly pan-African artiste with a global sound who is proud of her African roots.  

“GOTA” is available on iTunes and other major music platforms globally.

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Game Of Thrones Characters: Then & Now

Here’s a little treat for the Game Of Thrones fans. All the characters you love, have a positive and negative shade to them. You love them at times, you even hate them at times, but no matter who lives or dies, you want to keep watching the TV Series that has broken all barriers of being the Best TV show ever and you waiting for the next episode.

The performances make you so engrossed in the story that you often forget that there are real people hiding beneath Daenerys Targaryen, Jon Snow and Cersei Lannister. Often these actresses and actors have appeared in many other productions prior to their appearance on HBO’s most popular series. Check out the actors of the greatest show before they became a part of this historical phenomenon.

Take a look at the list and see if you can find your favorite GoT character before they arrived in Westeros

       1. CERSEI LANNISTER

She used to look a lot less sinister, innocent even...

       2. SER JAIME LANNISTER

Who knew he had a giddy side..

       3. ARYA STARK

So innocent... so innocent... 

       4. JON SNOW

He actually looked like he knew a lot more than he knows now.... oh well.

       5. LADY MARGAERY TYRELL

Oh Margaery... Oh innocent sweet Margaery with your crystal blue eyes how you blossomed into a beautiful lady.. too bad you met a fiery demise.

       6. SANSA STARK

Lady Sansa with hair of red who knew you used to be golden haired bred.

       7. SER DEVOS

A long time in service as a knight. 

       8. LADY CATELYN STARK

A movie made in '92 i know black don't crack but damn!!

        9. DAENERYS TARGARYEN

Before and after the Khal.... #enoughsaid

       10. TYRION LANNISTER

Beardgang hides a weak chin

       11. TORMUND GIANTSBANE

A lifetime as a wildling puts hair on your chin and death in your eyes.. rightfully so

       12. LADY BRIENNE OF TARTH

The armour and misdemenor hides this 6ft 3in beauty

       13. SER JORAH MORMONT

Such a strong jaw line model worthy... too bad you're turning into stone.

       14. RAMSAY BOLTON

Looked a lot less crazy.. good thing the dogs ate his face.. #justsaying

       15. LORD TYWIN LANNISTER

For someone who hates his own child cos he's a dwarf you have some skeleton's in your closet don't you think

       16. KHAL DROGO

Hearthrob today... yesterday... and in the future..

       17. LADY OLENNA TYRELL

Lady Tyrell your beauty is ageless and timeless.

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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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"god" From A King

With his unique sound, 27-year-old LA based Nigerian Rapper Chauncey Amaechi known by his stage name ‘King Chuck’ is breaking musical barriers, by any means necessary.   Having recently released his single “god”, the independent artist is basking in the success of what many supporters believe is a ‘hit record’. Without hesitation, I believe the same.

A proud Nigerian, King Chuck says he began to incorporate his culture into his music following his three year visit to the country.

“[While there] I basically embraced the culture. It became a part of me and the basis of why I was doing African music,” he told TNJ in an exclusive interview.

While having the talent to indulge in both, King Chuck says his love for music surrounds more around rap than it does singing.

“It’s weird when people say that I sing. [To me] a singer is my sister. I grew up in the church, so we used to be in the house [singing]. You know, Brandy and Monica. [laughs] But the groundwork of my love was definitely rap, since I was like 5.”

Influenced by the sounds of the greats, ranging from Biggie Smalls, Big Pun, Big L to Lauryn Hill, King Chuck says his music has always been different. His new single is a testament to that statement, as ‘god’ possesses a different sound, a different delivery and a different message.

“Every time we listen to the radio, most of the songs are about the same thing. A girl broke your heart or you’re trying to pop some bottles, so [his producers] were like “let’s do something where we actually have a message as well as something people can repeat. So that’s how we came up with the concept of ‘god’.”

King Chuck says he doesn’t want to short live his single and when he feels it has received the proper buzz, he will release his anticipated EP.

“[I’m] courageous. I say that because I have an interesting story, all from my journey. All based off music. I’m from New Haven [Connecticut] and people don’t really support, it’s like a bucket of crabs. When you do something left-field, people don’t always receive it. My music has always been different, I dropped out of school for this. There were a lot of things I had to go through to keep this thing going and I kept that courage and kept pushing.”

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https://m.soundcloud.com/thebreed1/king-chuck-god

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Suicide Squad: A Success or Failure for the DCEU?

With a global box office that's about $500 million bigger than its production budget and a 26% score on movie review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, there are a lot of people wondering just whether or not Suicide Squad is going to be considered a success when all is said and done.

First off, real talk: about a week ago, when I realized that Suicide Squad was close to earning $500 million at the global box office, I casually remarked to a friend that a $600 million haul would likely be seen as a hit internally by Warner Bros. With that number seemingly surpassed as confirmed by director, David Ayer, that's an observation that seems to be turning into reality but more on that later.

It should also be acknowledged that the answer is likely to depend heavily on who you're asking.

The movie scored an "alright" B+ CinemaScore, and according to Rotten Tomatoes it earned 68% positive marks from audiences. That's somewhere in between the 65% scored by Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and the 75% from Man of Steel. So even while Suicide Squad earned the lowest rating yet from critics, audiences seem to generally like it.

(Yes, 68% is hardly an overwhelming number, but combined with the box office, it seems to be a pretty good indicator that people are thinking.)

Batman v Superman itself is a bit of a complication, too: the film is reported to have been budgeted at about $240 million, with a worldwide box office tally that more than tripled that number at $872 million. That would be a success for most movies, but given the profile of the project and the movies it was being compared to (including Marvel's $1 billion-grossing Captain America: Civil War), it's generally acknowledged that Warner Bros. wanted more from it internally.

Right now, Batman v Superman's theatrical run is sitting at almost $200 million more than Suicide Squad has made yet, and it seems unlikely, just due to the pace at which movies tend to earn their money, that Suicide Squad will equal that number.

Possibly more likely - although still a bit of a stretch, probably - is that Suicide Squad might catch up to the $773 globally earned by Guardians of the Galaxy, which could be a pretty meaningful metric.

The Guardians number may seem arbitrary, but there's something to be said for the comparison. First of all, Suicide Squad is one of a number of movies based on somewhat lesser-known comics projects, which have benefited from the success of Guardians. Given the copycat nature of Hollywood, some of them have even been attributed to the success of Guardians, but that's likely simplistic thinking: with comic book movies doing the kind of business they have been since about 2005, it was inevitable that sooner or later most of the A-listers would start to become exhausted and we would get some lesser-known comics characters onscreen.

Guardians, though, is an interesting basis for comparison because it is generally considered to be an unqualified hit. With a budget nearly identical to that of Suicide Squad and a similarly huge promotional campaign backing it, the biggest difference is that Suicide Squad featured cameos by Batman and The Flash -- although Guardians not only showcasing Thanos but explaining for the non-comics audience what the Infinity Stones are might even up that handicap.

Currently, Suicide Squad is about $100 million away from equalling Guardians' take, and it's pacing ahead of Marvel's surprise sci-fi hit by about $50 million worldwide. Still, Suicide Squad's reviews stung, and it's earning its money at a much slower clip than Guardians was at the same point. It started out huge but has dropped precipitously week over week and after four weeks at the U.S. box office, it's already earning less per week than Guardians did. This makes it feel pretty unlikely to catch up to the $772 number - or the $333 Guardians made domestically (Suicide Squad is currently sitting at $274).

So some of this might come down to whether or not Warner Bros. was hoping for a Guardians-size success. Early on, it was hinted that they had much more modest hopes for Suicide Squad; since it was being produced relatively inexpensively compared to the recent Batman and Superman films. Of course, that was before a torrent of praise for the film's trailers, before Batman v Superman did less than they wanted - basically it was back when Warner Bros. had a whole different take on what Suicide Squad was.

So...was Suicide Squad a hit? If you ask critics, absolutely not: fewer of them liked it than liked Batman v Superman, and that's pretty dismal. If you ask fan, it's a reserved yes. The impression seems to be that the movie could be better, but that it does what it sets out to do and entertains its audience. And if you ask Warner Bros.? Well, that's up in the air at this point, but that $600 million mark - especially if it can cross $300 million domestic (which should be a matter of days now) - is a pretty big number that's nearly four times the movie's production budget. It seems like that's hard to sneeze at.

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Iron Man’s Female Successor, Riri Williams Is Going To Be Called Ironheart

Last month, Marvel Revealed the Iron Man role was going to be passed on to a 15 year old female who happens to be a black genius. As expected, Riri Williams wasn't going to keeping the Iron Man title. Just recently, as reported by Wired, she will be going by Ironheart.

Williams’ first appearance in the Marvel Universe was back in May when she was introduced to us in Invincible Iron Man #9 where she created her own Iron Man suit in her dormitory at MIT and later got kicked out of school. According to Verge, Wired reports that Williams will get a proper introduction with the first issue of the next Invincible Iron Man volume coming out this fall, with Stark officially endorsing her new superhero role.

IRON WOMAN SOUNDS OLD FASHIONED AND IRON MAIDEN LOOKED LIKE A LEGAL NIGHTMARE

Invincible Iron Man writer Brian Michael Bendis spoke to Wired about the choice of name, saying the team had dismissed Iron Woman as "old fashioned". "Iron Maiden looked like a legal nightmare," said Bendis. "And Ironheart, coined by Joe Quesada, after I told him my planned story for Riri, speaks not only to the soul of the character but to the Iron Man franchise as a whole. Tony first put on the armor to save his heart. Riri puts it on for different reasons altogether but still heart-related. When people see her story, you’ll be amazed at how simple and brilliant Joe’s suggestion was."

This isn’t the first time a woman or a person of colour is taking on the Iron Man role, the introduction of her character only shows Marvel Universe’s attempt at being more diverse and inclusive. And for those who will miss Tony Stark, he isn’t completely going away; his personality is living on as part of Ironheart. He is reportedly going to form the basis of the new armor’s Artificial Intelligence.

Source: Verge

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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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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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All That’s New And Bubbly In TV Land

Okay so hi guys! A new TV season is coming soon, a season that will be full of superheroes and lawyers and PRISON BREEAKS! Okay, I’m a little excited but why won’t I be when all this glorious deliciousness is about to appear on screens once again.

What’s new in TV-land

Suits

Suits kicked of their 6th season this July and have already aired 2 episodes. Episode one showed The Pearson-Specter-Litt family handling the realities of Mike Ross leaving to jail. Virtually all of their staff was gone (except that one cool IT guy with the glasses) and they just got served a law suit for every case Mike ever touched (can they even count how many cases he’s touched?). Yikes!

  • According to hofmag.com, Mike Ross can expect to find many troubles in prison during the course of this season. In episode one, he meets Paul Schulze, an inmate who presents himself as an ally but was secretly out to get Harvey, and doesn’t mind using Mike as pawn to get to him.
  • Details are not clear yet on how Harvey, Jessica and Louis are going to pull through their respective ordeals but, trust them to put up one hell of a fight.

The Flash

         Season 2 ended on the biggest of all cliffhangers, when Barry went back in time. So what can we expect in season 3 when it returns March 2017? Here’s what we know

  • The first episode of season 3 will be called ‘Flashpoint’ and is already shooting.
  • There are going to be new speedsters. Yup! Get ready to meet Kid Flash, as Wally West. There will also be a new evil speedster.
  • New characters! If you’ve missed Tom Felton’s gorgeous blonde hair, get ready to see it again! The former Harry Potter actor will be introduced to the show as detective

The Vampire Diaries

Finally! Finally! The Vampire Diaries is ending. After 8 years and 7 seasons of the series that brought you witchcraft, romance, blood-sucking and so much Vampire drama,  its final season will start October 21st 2016. I feel so emotional.  This was the series that made me start watching series. It’s the end of an era you guys. #TVDForever.

What to expect in the 8th and final season

  • “This season, get ready to meet evil herself.” Were the words we were teased with from the Season 7 finale.  Julie Plec hinted that the ‘Evil’ who we can only assume is a woman because of the ‘herself’ part, is rooted back to ancient times.
  • Our two favorite bad boys, Damon and Enzo will be, and I quote “doing some gnarly s—t”
  • Bonnie is still magic-less and trying to find herself,  Stephan is sulking and missing his big brother and Caroline is busy helping them both find Damon and Enzo.

The Originals

It’s been confirmed! Like I suspected, there’s going to be a time jump. Specifically 5 years. This was strategically arranged so that Hope could grow. We can now, expect Hope to be a larger part of the show instead of just being a giggling baby.  So what might we hope for in Season 4?

  • According tvline.com Hope is made very aware of her family’s suffering and misses her dad very much.
  • Hayley is still on the journey to save everyone and has to locate the seven werewolf pack.
  • We can expect to learn more about the powerful Vincent
  • Still no word on where Marcel stands in season 4.
  • Last and certainly the saddest, Hayley and Elijah grow apart. After all the relationship goal vibes they were giving us, it seems 5 years in a coffin was enough to separate these two love birds.

Prison Break

My, my. It gives me so much pleasure to be writing about this. I can’t even explain how happy I am this series is coming back!! For those of us that followed this legendary series we know that at the end of season 4 Michael Scofield lost his life to a brain tumor and even though it was a sad, tragic death, we all made our peace with it. But, it turns Mr. Scofield is alive and well and wait for this major plot twist *drum roll*… he’s in jail, again! Here’s all we know about the upcoming season 5:

  • Michael is locked in a prison cell in Yemen and his older brother is determined to come to his rescue
  • Almost all our favorite characters are coming back! You can expect to see Sarah, C-note, T-bag and others when the show resumes 2017
  • Michael is coming back with new tattoos as well as Lincoln
  • This new season will deal with ISIS and what’s going in the world of terrorism today.

 

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12 AM While You Sleep - The EP

After a brief hiatus following the release of his debut single in April (Now That We're Here Ft Toby Grey), the rapper, singer and songwriter Martyn who turns 22 today the 26th makes a comeback with this six track body of work titled 12 A.M While You Sleep - The EP, as a gift to his fans. The project serves a wonderful fusion of Hip-Hop, Rap, House and Electronic Techno. His intellectually tasking lyrics, soulful melodious voice and beautiful compositions make this a must listen. 
Twitter & Instagram official handles: @Martyn_YNS

Tracklist 
1. While You Sleep 
2. No Nights Off 
3. Living The Life 
4. Magic Friday
5. City Lights 
6. Seven (Instrumental) 
7. Seven

https://t.co/YjMQ3CLm1r

 

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The Best Of The Worst Videos From Project Fame 9

It’s our favourite time of the year, Project Fame is back for the ninth year but the fun and thrill the past auditions brought us stay the same. Some came to sing, some came to rap and others, well..... others just came. We searched all over the internet to bring to you some of the best of the worst video clips from the ongoing auditions.

 

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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.

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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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Lost His Wife, Lost His Job – Teebillz, WYD?

Nigerian rapper, CQD has apparently sacked his manager TeeBillz. Tunji Balogun who was in the news some weeks ago is in the news again and like the last time, not for a good reason. TeeBillz who has been under the covers since attempting suicide last month has just been fired by his artiste CDQ who claims his decision to sack Tunji wasn’t personal in anyway but strictly business and to put it simply, TeeBillz’s situation wasn’t helping with that.

 

Speaking with Hip tv, CDQ had this to say about his decision.

 

“About me and Teebillz, I mean, me and Teebillz are still good. Still cool, we are family.. But I’m straight like that, I am real. I have not been able to talk to him for a very long time – since the incident that happened. I tried to message him but it wasn’t going through and everything. So i had to move on with my life.. You know.

I mean, I’ve got ambition that I’m chasing, so for no reason would i allow anything to lock that down. I am a goal getter and I can’t allow anything to slow me down. So that’s it! Me and Teebillz are still cool, we are still family. Anytime we see, we would still holla, but at least, I’m a street guy, I have got to move, gotta move, gotta move. That is what matters the most. My career comes first before anything else.”

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"Dele na my boy, Dele na my boy" Dele Momodu doesn't seem to be bothered

Dele Momodu, Iconic journalist while speaking with Joy tv, Ghana spoke about Davido's comment in on of his songs "Dele na my boy" apparently, the old man sees nothing wrong with this and claims David only wants to sell a record.

"David is my child, all he is doing is to sell records"

In the full interview, here is what he says.

 

“I have never responded to any of Davido’s comments, this is the first time I would do that. After ‘Osinachi remix’ video, I called his father… Success is a very tough thing to manage, and your fans can mislead you sometimes. I know that what he is doing is what most artists do all over the world, to sell their record. so you have to create controversy. I don’t think David ill see me face-to-face and say I’m his boy. I’m his father.

Even the video… That’s what is selling his record, and I’m very comfortable with it. while will i fight my own child? I can’t fight him. Now, we’re connected together for life through that baby. I can never fight David. He is too small to me.

He didn’t call me a thief , he called me a boy. Why should I react to something that’s not true, do I look like anybody’s boy? That would mean I’m childish”

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