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VAN VICKER FANS here are new pictures of VAN VICKER during his visit to New york

all I can say is he has a lot of lady fans!
I guess he is also a DJ below

NOW ONTO THE USHER WEDDING SAGA! How The Stylist Got Her Groove Back.

Okay according to

"A source who is close enough to Ursh to know exactly what's going on has relayed some interesting info to YBF. Apparently it is indeed true that Momma Patton wasn't going to their wedding...but it wasn't only because of Tameka. It also had to do with her planning her own wedding and doing interviews she's slated for to get some publicity. Surprise surprise. And now Tameka has been "rushed" to the hospital and has been seen "holding her stomach". But my source says back when she was about 4 months preggers, the whole baby story fizzled THEN and they wouldn't be surprised if there was a miscarriage story to come out in days to come. Wow. And yes, I'm still sticking by my exclusive story from months ago that the baby is/was not Ursh's. Folks everywhere doubted me at first but I see folks hopping on the bandwagon now."

Some folks are pointing to the Enquirer article below as the reason for the wedding being called off.

"Tameka is an ex-con whose first lover was gunned down in a drug-related execution-style shooting." Poor Usher has no idea who he's marrying," Tameka's half sister Valencia Foster told The Enquirer. " Tameka, fleeing from a troubled home life, moved in with Valencia when she was 11. "She arrived with $14 in food stamps in her purse," recalled Valencia. "She turned out to be a nightmare. "By 14, she had become involved with a married drug dealer five years older than her, Valencia says. "I banned him from the house – but four years later she was pregnant with his baby when his car was ambushed and he was riddled with bullets. Tameka missed being with him in the car by minutes." -- The National Enquirer

Whatever it is hope they make it through together.

Update: check out a picture from their second wedding

So what do you think of the pictures? I will be profiling a hot singer later on today so stay tuned in to NAIJAGAL.

I have known that beauty comes in curvy sizes as well as size zeros. In Africa, full figured CURVY ladies are certainly considered top beauties as opposed to skinny. Well Ngozi Smith, whose father is Nigerian is currently a contestant on MONIQUE'S NEW SHOW "F.A.T CHANCE".

According to the show's official website,

"At 37, Ngozi is the oldest contestant in the competition. She considers herself a spiritual person. Her name means "God's Blessing". She grew up on the South Side of Chicago and served in the US Army before being honorably discharged. Ngozi enjoys creative writing, photography and cooking. She is a stay at home mom of three children. Her dream is to help her Nigerian father's village by building a state-of-the-art community school"

Check out the trailer of the show below.

Now before you say FAT? F.A.T is an acronym for FABULOUS AND THICK! Here are some pictures of MISS NGOZI. Now don't you just love it? Kudos to her!
Can you say her public relations firm is working overtime? They are trying to stop people from viewing her infamous video.

Basically, what occurs when you try to view the clip of Beyonce's misteps on youtube, you get rerouted to 'THE RETURN OF BEYONCE MOVIE'.

This is certainly great news because now everyone will get a taste of an African movie. Oh by the way when you click links to the clip, you would see your favorite blog 'naijagal'. Too bad though, the clip is on CNN now. Lets watch her super PR TAKE THAT ONE DOWN.

The wedding between Usher and his pregnant fiancee has been canceled. The multiplatinum singer and his longtime girlfriend, Tameka Foster, were to wed Saturday.

However, a statement released Saturday by publicist Patti Webster exclusively to the AP read: "It was announced today that the wedding ceremony for Usher Raymond IV and Tameka Foster was canceled. No additional information will be given."


I Just love it? What do you say?

You got it first on NAIJAGAL

Give me a break! A once in a life time experience indeed! How is Barbados any better miss thang! Maybe now THISDAY MUSIC festival will learn to honor their own before spending big cash on so called stars! To think I premiered her video, glad to hear though Miss RhiRhi had a blast in her words. What do you say readers?

Check out her new picture from a photoshoot above!
Miss Kelly and her dancers preparing for a new video! What do you say?

This was one of my favorite videos, I blogged about it previously but you have to see it again! Africa is open for business!

Do you love the video or what?
According to news reports including CNN at Tuesday night's concert in Orlando the music superstar fell while stepping on her trench coat and then tumbling head-first down 12 steps at the Amway Arena.

And guess what the here is the youtube clip:

oh well must be something in the water or what do you say? Hope she is alright.
Thanks to naija's premier photograhers purefoto, here is my take on the fashions from Thisday festival.

Now here are pictures from the just recently held Nigeria Entertainment Awards in New York. This is going to be a weekly wednessday question of whose style is hotter!

Now readers you tell me whose style is hotter! Is it the fans from home or the fans from the diaspora ?

Nice animation, apparently he has fans as far away as Japan and if this isn't proof, then I do not know what is. Do you like the video? I love it.
Here is how we remember our queen!

And here she is today!

I am confused as to what happened here? What do you say readers? Do you like her new look?

I am definitely feeling this one! What do you say readers?

Watch out for this guy who loves FELA. He is set to be the next top designer!
read more about him on naijablog

I wonder does this still count?

Who is he to talk about poverty in Nigeria? Does he realize how much the tickets cost? hello, it was not cheap and "what did he mean by it is going down?"

He also talks about HIS EX GIRLFRIEND KIM. Is she truly his best friend? Diddy, why did you not marry her?

Here is an open question to you, Diddy, how much did you get paid for the concert?

We want to know and how much are you going to give back to help save poverty in Africa?
hey blog owners! lets have a link swap, if you came to this blog by chance, add Naijagal to your blog and I will add you to mine. I want to get to know my readers who I seriously speaking appreciate so much. Thanks so much. oh and watch out for my naijagals list weekly post! which would talk about the housing market and how to find deals on the web, where i live 24/7 ok scratch that not 24/7 but sometimes....

Now music for your sunday KEMISTRY

Here is an except of the interview with essence magazine, all I can say Eddie is in serious "wahala" (trouble)

"This is no cautionary tale about baby mama drama. Melanie Brown, better known as Scary Spice, the free spirit of the legendary UK pop quintet, the Spice Girls, is fed up with the rumors regarding her whirlwind romance and breakup with Oscar nominee, Eddie Murphy. After the comedic actor publicly denied knowledge of the paternity of their 3-month-old daughter, Angel Iris Murphy Brown, Mel B is finally ready to have her say. In part 1 of an exclusive two-part interview, spoke with Brown about her upcoming Spice Girls reunion tour, the wedding she'll never have with Eddie, the media frenzy that has interrupted her life, and surviving single motherhood. (When asked to respond to this article, representatives for Eddie Murphy said: "We do not comment on Mr. Murphy's personal life.") Congrats on the Spice Girls reunion!

MELANIE BROWN: Thank you. We start rehearsing in November and our first concert is in Los Angeles this December. We will be touring six continents, 11 cities and eight countries and you can go online and register your country to be considered as a tour stop. More than 3 million people have responded so far, and in L.A. alone we have 800,000 people that want to see the show, which is mind-blowing! But with more than 40 million albums sold, why are you so shocked?

MEL B: It's just surprising to learn that so many people want to see the show. Not only in America and England, but worldwide it's like serious stuff. So far the response has been brilliant. What are you looking forward to the most after nearly a decade of not performing together?

MEL B: (Laugh) Don't say a "decade." That makes me feel bloody old. Seriously though, I'm just looking forward to getting back together again. The five of us share this inexplicable bond and connection. It¹s like being on a high hanging with four of your best friends that completely have your back. I think women deserve to share that kind of connection with their girlfriends. So you don't think things will be different?

MEL B: We've all matured and are at a different stage of our lives—we're way more relaxed and mature. We've all been married, divorced and had children. We will have seven kids on tour with us so we¹re not going to be partying. I'd like to switch gears and talk a bit about your relationship with Eddie Murphy, the father of your 3-month-old daughter, Angel Iris Murphy Brown. First, how did the two of you meet?

MEL B:At the end of last May, I had just returned from a trip to Hawaii. We met through mutual friends at a group dinner and just hit it off that night. Afterwards, we didn't spend much time apart. So you two jumped right into a relationship?

MEL B: Not really. We took our relationship slowly physically, but mentally we were right on point with each other and became really good friends. When you live a life through the media like both of us have, you instantly have a connection and a mutual understanding, especially when you're not all "Hollywood." Eddie wasn't then so we were just two cool people enjoying time together. It's also been reported that you attended a barbecue last July, and that following August you accompanied him and his five children on a family vacation to Hawaii with your eldest daughter, Phoenix Chi. Was your purpose to bond as a blended family?

MEL B: My whole point was to introduce the kids and have them spend time together. We went on vacation with family and friends and everyone got along like a house on fire, which was lovely. My big thing is if my kid doesn't like you or your kids then it's a no-go. Trust me, if my daughter doesn¹t like someone then I don¹t like them. It's as simple as that. I also hear that his brother, Charlie Murphy, gave you the thumbs-up while your mom also approved of Eddie.

MEL B: Yeah, he spoke to my mum on the phone when I was in London and reassured her, because my mom had never met him. I held a big dinner party in Los Angeles so my dad could meet him and my dad really liked him. My mum said, "Eddie and I didn't shake hands, but everything's fine." Did you ever live with him in his Beverly Hills mansion?

MEL B: No, I have property because I have to keep my child's lifestyle somewhat regular. I wasn't going to change up my lifestyle that quickly. But my daughter was being homeschooled at his house with two of his kids, so I was there most of the time. Really? Whose decision was it to have her homeschooled?

MEL B: Well, my daughter was getting behind in her regular schoolwork so he suggested that she be homeschooled. On his property they have a whole classroom setup. So I let her attend for about a month and when she caught up to speed with her work she went back to school. How did you two officially break up?

MEL B: There was no official breakup. I went to London and on my return flight I learned that he made that announcement about wanting a DNA test on that TV show. Then I saw him on the red carpet with Tracey Edmonds and that's when I knew we were over. Whoa, what a way to find out. What was your gut reaction?

MEL B: I laughed because that wasn't the guy that I knew who told me he wanted to have a baby and get married. I just didn't believe it. I had my lawyer send me the link for the clip of that Dutch TV show. I had to see it to believe it. When I saw it my heart dropped down to my gut. Obviously, there was something within him that I didn't know. Then I thought, If that's the kind of person that he truly is, then I'm better off by myself. I had to switch gears because I had press outside my property walking up to my front door. It was awful because I was pregnant. Eddie and I were extremely low-key; you didn't see me going anywhere with him maybe once or twice. One of the reasons I moved to this country was to avoid the limelight so I could take my kid to the park and do my grocery shopping. So to have him embarrass me worldwide and have press knocking on my door—frankly, I was pissed and I was like, "Thank you! You have now put me in a whole different lifestyle where I have to have security, move to a new house, and move my kid out of the school she attended." That was no fun. Did you still think it was a joke after watching the clip?

MEL B: No, it wasn't a joke because I saw the link and I heard what he said and then I saw the pic, actually I wouldn't allow myself to look at it--he was on the red carpet with another woman.

This is not a cautionary tale about baby mama drama. Melanie Brown, better known as Scary Spice, the free spirit of the legendary U.K. pop quintet the Spice Girls, is fed up with the rumors regarding her whirlwind romance and breakup with Oscar nominee Eddie Murphy. After the comedic actor publicly denied knowledge of the paternity of their 3-month-old daughter, Angel Iris Murphy Brown, Mel B is finally ready to have her say. (When contacted for this article, Eddie Murphy's representatives said, "We do not comment on Mr. Murphy's personal life.") While I'm sorry to hear things didn't work out with Eddie, I'm happy to hear you have a new man, film producer Stephen Belafonte. I have to ask: Is he related to actor Harry Belafonte?

MELANIE BROWN: (Laughs) Yeah, thank God I've known him for seven years, so I know that he won't be detrimental or disrespectful. And he loves kids—he has a 2 1/2-year-old son. But no, he's not related to Harry Belafonte. Seven years is a long time. How'd you meet?

MEL B: We met on the film set of Talk. We had a connection then, but at the time Stephen had a girlfriend and I had a boyfriend. Throughout my pregnancy when Phoenix spent weekends with her dad, I would go to this really cool spot in Mexico to meditate. I realized that throughout the madness, I had to keep strong and sane so that my baby would come out with the love and light surrounding it. He has met my mum and kids, and they like him. He's just a very caring and considerate person. I guess you were single and ready to mingle.

MEL B: No, I wasn't. When you're going through something like I did and you're pregnant, you really start thinking, That's it. I'm done with everyone—I just want friends. I can hold off on the physical. So he became a really close friend of mine and really supportive. Then one day he said, "You know, I've liked you for a long time." And I was like, "Really? I didn't know that." That part of me got shut down, which is what happens when you get hurt. How long have you two officially been dating?

MEL B: As far as a serious relationship, I would say that happened a couple of months ago. Are you two engaged?

MEL B: No, I read that and laughed. I was like, "Oh, we are? This is the first time I've heard of it." But we're very happy together. I don't care how much money you have or don't have, just be a cool person who loves kids and dogs. I read you had a power meeting at Mr. Chow with high-profile attorney Gloria Allred.

MEL B: Yeah. My only concern is that Eddie has to be responsible. If that means I have to hire a different lawyer and a female lawyer who only has the mother's and baby's best interests at heart, and it's truly not about the money, then you're my girl. If that's the route I have to go down, then that's the route I'm going. Believe me, it's taken me three months to even realize that, because like any mother I'm thinking that the dad is going to show up and be responsible. Well, that's not happening and that hasn't happened to date. As of today, Eddie has made no attempts to visit or call?

MEL B: No. But that's all going to change because he has to take responsibility. It takes two to make a baby and two to raise it. If you have a baby with y me, you will be in that child's life, whether it's every week or once a year. I'm not going to have a baby and allow someone to go underground. And I'm not talking about money—I'm talking about the fact that Angel has a mum and a dad just like Phoenix has a mum and a dad.

Well what do you all say? Wonder what she will do with all that money she is bound to receive? Will she buy real estate in swanky Los Angeles?
Top actor Hrithrik Roshan!
Aishwarya and her handsome hubby Abhishek

The hottest movie in bollywood right now!


And another...

And music from a movie I will be watching right now as I blog! DOR!

lovely so how is your weekend going?

Next is Salaam Namaste from 9ja opeke's blog

Nice videos, what do you say? I have so much more in store later on today. So watch this space. So how is your day going? I am going on a trip today and this should be fun!

With God anything is possible wouldn't you say? I feel blessed right now, how about you?
With 2.5 Million dollars a year, according to FORBES, Lets just say Liya is sitting pretty these days.

In conversation with OPRAH
Below is a picture of liya with her darling daughter
Liya was born and raised in Addis Ababa. Also Liya is a stunning model who happened to be the first African face of Estee Lauder Cosmetics. Liya is also married to Kassy Kebede, a highly successful Ethiopian hedge-fund manager I might add.

Here is what FORBES said about LIYA "As the first black model in Estée Lauder's history, the 29-year-old Ethiopian beauty is hailed as a ground-breaker. She also models for H&M, the Gap, Anne Taylor and Givenchy."

Dreams certainly come true. So where ever your are, in whatever continent. Stick to your dreams regardless of what anyone says or what do you say?

Leave a comment, Naijagal would like to know.

I just love the song above. Watch this space for more information about her. Also look out for a new post each week called NAIJAGAL's LIST!
Loving it! Oh the energy so much fun! Here are the first pictures of PDIDDY in Lagos at the concert!
American Royality and the king of HIPHOP PDIDDY!

pictures by gettyimages!

The kids seem to be having a great time, as shown in the pictures.

NEYO singing and looking cool.

Next stop DBANJ!

Nigeria's superstar DBANJ onstage above! and below once again.

Sasha doing her thing on stage, work it girl

Neyo on stage luv the ladies around him, definitely feeling the look And finally.....

John Legend doing his thing, question where is Tayo? So what do you think readers? Did you go to the concert? This is certainly a positive image for an industrious city!