Check out the January edition of BLAST MAGAZINE FEATURING BANKY W!




The question we want to know is and maybe you can tell us readers; what is going through BANKY'S mind during this fun photoshoot? You fill in the blank! Banky is _________________________________?
We are sure you must have been wondering whats been going on with Naijagal this past week! Well lets just say a lot! 2010 is going to our amazing year! We have a couple of sites in process, yes we are that busy! A Mother's favorite receipe book, recommended by yours truly and so much more!

It is christmas day and you know what we are going to change things! Yes from now on Any lady from Africa is a Naijagal! So to show you why we say so take a look at video clips of beautiful African Girls from different parts of the beautiful continent! Naijagals from all over enjoy. Starting with West Africa!



MY BEAUTIFUL NIGERIAN SISTERS! TRIBUTE FROM A GUY VIDEO!



MY BEAUTIFUL IVORIAN SISTERS IVORY COAST!




MY BEAUTIFUL SENEGALESE SISTERS!



MY BEAUTIFUL GHANIAN SISTERS!



CAMEROON



Oh my, I love my sisters from all over Africa more to come, where are you from? Are you reading this? Tell us why you love your homeland! What are you doing today?
She is back , everyone. Sade made an appearance at her listening party in NYC for her new “Soldier of love"







Can you believe she is fifty? She looks the same to us. We love her and guess what we already preordered her CD. What do you say??
We were the first to tell you about Sade Adu's return, now the other blogs are catching on! Well go ahead and check out her brand new song, SOLDIER OF LOVE!!





Love it! I already pre ordered my copy; you should too! Thanks again readers for making NAIJAGAL Number 2 on Afrigator.com! 

NOW RATE THE SONG:




You are the reason we blog. Our site uploads fast, unlike the others; be sure to join 9JAGAL.COM, we are going to have exclusive freebies and stuff on there because we believe every one is a winner on 9jagal.
Enjoy the video below:





What are you thoughts? HIT OR MISS??

A known favorite from this season's episode of big brother Africa hosted by MNET won the $200000 prize! His name is Kelvin, Check out his bio:




Age 27
Country Nigeria
Hometown Jos
Occupation Entertainer
Biography 27- year- old entertainer Kevin has a BA in English Language and has 7 siblings. He’s proud to be Nigerian because Nigerians stand out and survive any situation – “which is why you’ll find a Nigerian almost anywhere. ” A Manchester United fan whose hobbies include rapping, Kevin would like travel to Hollywood to see a movie in the making there. If he wins Big Brother Revolution, Kevin will spend his money on creating an entertainment empire and will share some of it with friends and family who have stood by him.

Well, he was certainly a fan favorite, mine too! Thanks in part to my sweet mom! What do you say readers? Are you as excited as I am about the win? What in the world is he going to do with $200000! What would you do with $200000; comment away, we want to know
A smart youtuber created this slow jam remix from the Tiger Woods Voicemail. I believe this will end up being the ringtone of choice for a lot of folks.



What do you think about the remix? Love it or hate it?
 We absolutely love the family picture of Djimon Honsou and his family with Kimmora Lee Simmons!



Love is all we can say, love love love! Happy Holidays!!What Do you Think?


According to Radaronline:


pic source radaronline
"Rachel Uchitel was set to go public and admit her affair with Tiger Woods until a last-minute flurry of phone calls between her rep and representatives for the golfer, RadarOnline.com is reporting exclusively.
Multiple sources told RadarOnline.com exclusively that Tiger’s people are desperate to keep Rachel from talking about Tiger and that they were willing to go a long, long way to keep her silent.
One source claimed that Rachel was negotiating a $1 million payoff by Tiger’s people to remain silent. When asked about this, Gloria Allred told RadarOnline.com, “no comment.”"

If this is true, it pays to be the alleged mistress of a sports star! Whats your take on this?
The brand new store has been set up and we are partnering with the company, Join the group of facebook! They are working on getting the shoes to all 50 US states, LAGOS and other locations including BENIN! It is worth checking out!



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Spoke with a guy friend recently and here is his take on tiger's voice mail below:


1. Never leave a message on your jump off's answering machine


2. If the Answering machine picks up, hang up.

3. Never call your jump off from your home phone or cell

4. Use a calling card or a prepaid phone

What is Your Opinion?


In Tiger's words
"I have let my family down and I regret those transgressions with all of my heart. I have not been true to my values and the behavior my family deserves. I am not without faults and I am far short of perfect. I am dealing with my behavior and personal failings behind closed doors with my family. Those feelings should be shared by us alone.


Although I am a well-known person and have made my career as a professional athlete, I have been dismayed to realize the full extent of what tabloid scrutiny really means. For the last week, my family and I have been hounded to expose intimate details of our personal lives. The stories in particular that physical violence played any role in the car accident were utterly false and malicious. Elin has always done more to support our family and shown more grace than anyone could possibly expect.

But no matter how intense curiosity about public figures can be, there is an important and deep principle at stake which is the right to some simple, human measure of privacy. I realize there are some who don't share my view on that. But for me, the virtue of privacy is one that must be protected in matters that are intimate and within one's own family. Personal sins should not require press releases and problems within a family shouldn't have to mean public confessions.

Whatever regrets I have about letting my family down have been shared with and felt by us alone. I have given this a lot of reflection and thought and I believe that there is a point at which I must stick to that principle even though it's difficult.

I will strive to be a better person and the husband and father that my family deserves. For all of those who have supported me over the years, I offer my profound apology."

This comes right in time before the release of US Weekly where this lady Jaimee Grubbs below is claiming to have had an affair with the superstar!
 

 In her words "she and Tiger went on to have 20 sexual encounters."

RadarOnline.com has released what it says are sexual text messages that Tiger Woods sent to one of his alleged mistresses, cocktail waitress Jaimee Grubbs.
“I will wear you out…when was the last time you got (bleeped)?” one message read. Another one from Tiger read, “Send me something very naughty…Go to the bathroom and take (a picture).”



We still love tiger regardless. Wishing him all the best; this is a time for him to be with his family or what do you say?
Top Super Model and Victoria Secret star, Heidi Klum and superstar singer husband SEAL today released the first official pictures of their gorgeous and adorable seven-week-old on their official websites, SEAL.COM.Check out the adorable photos of LOU SULOLA SAMUEL. We say she is so adorable and the camera loves her truly!


 

 
What do you say readers? Isn't she just precious? Congrats to Heidi and Seal~
Tinu comes out with this catchy song; this will surely resonate with ladies all over the world.


okay readers you tell me, love it or forget it?
Did you know ACTOR JIM IYKE sings? or may we say raps? Well, he does. Check out his cool new video featuring top artist "TUFACE"


Did you also know he is working on a fashion line? YES dearie, it is going to be called EXTRA TERRESTRIAL! What are your thoughts, do you love this song? Will you buy it? Will it be your ring tone? We want to know!
Superstar golfer Tiger Woods was transported the hospital early Friday after crashing his vehicle into a fire hydrant near his residence in Windermere, Fla., outside Orlando.




"According to an official release from ( Florida Highway Patrol)FHP and reported by Florida Today, Woods, had pulled out of his driveway in a Cadillac SUV.
As he began to drive  .... (Woods) struck a fire hydrant," FHP reported. The front of Wood's vehicle "then struck a tree" located at a neighboring property.
Woods was transported to Health Central Hospital in Ocoee in serious condition, FHP reported, according to Orlando Sentinel. However, a hospital employee said at 2:30 p.m. ET that Woods was not a patient. A hospital operator would not say if Woods had been treated and released."

We hope he pulls through safely
Hello everyone, I hope you had an amazing thanksgiving. Well our favorite super star Sade returns finally. Check out the album cover below:


The highly anticipated new body of work from SADE Soldier Of Love, will be released WORLDWIDE on February 8, 2010. Be sure to pre-order the album. It will be worth it! Be sure to mention you saw it first on Naijagal! Can you believe Sade is 50! She is gorgeous, wouldn't you say?
Shocker tonight, Taylor Swift just won Artist of the year at the American Music Awards! She beat out Michael Jackson and  other super stars on the list! Amazingly, Kanye was no where to be found on stage to request a recount!

TOP Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty got married today in what was described as an amazingly lavish ceremony in western India earlier today.



The pretty 34-year-old was clad in a red sari embelished with diamonds and emeralds as she exchanged vows with London-based businessman Raj Kundra in a close-knit family wedding in Khandala, a hill resort near Mumbai.




Shilpa Shetty's father made it to the wedding despite being diagnosed with malaria, and her sister Shamita Shetty (right) was also there after pulling out of an Indian reality show to attend the wedding.



The businessman had a chariot pulled by two horses to take him to the service as shown below:





Fascinating, did you know when you purchase an item in an American store, you are asked "credit or debit" ? you should definitely choose Credit and here is the reason why:

Read the full post from The digerati mind.
The legends are back! Charlie BOY and Dr Alban unite to deliver this smooth lovely tune  enjoy!



I love it, do you?
About a year ago you listened to my voice blog, talking about how I love Zaho! Just in case you missed that voice post here it is again.


Comment | Copy This


Now check out the video of my favorite song Cest Chelou by Zaho, this time with subtitles. French women do not play! Enjoy!


Now you know why I love this track so much!


Oprah Winfrey gave an announcement tonight as to why she is ending her show in tears.

"I love this show and i know when it is the right time to say goodbye".
She said it took her months of prayers to make the decision. Tearfully she thanked her audience.

The show is going to end in season 25 in 18 months in 2011.

"I intend to soak up ever meaningful event with you"

Fans are shocked, I am literally in tears; but you know she has to grow and look forward to new opportunities.
Here is the full video of superstar Janet Jackson speaking with ABC'S Robin Roberts. It is a must watch video clip, enjoy!


Beautiful video, the video quality is seriously impressive. Kudos to the amazing director Gbengan Salu!
Enjoy you bad music video in high definition!



Not bad wouldn't you say?


pretty cool video, if I may say so myself.





For kids from the 80s here is video for you guys!
You are probably aware that Japan has a fantastic fashion style! Well did you know the fashion came from rebelling against the traditional Japanese society? The new Japan sets the fashion trends. What they wear today, American teens and everyone all over the world wears tomorrow!

Enjoy this full length documentary and thanks for reading Naijagal!





I am inspired by their style personally. so brand new and fresh!



The highly anticipated music video featuring Beyonce and Lady Gaga is here! Check out  THE FULL MUSIC of this impressive song! This is going to be a true hit!



Love it! How about you readers?
Never in the history of Afrigator have two blogs ended up tied! We represent both blogs and now we are working on some major posts! These posts  will be placed exclusively on 9jagal.com and naijagal.blogspot.com. Also we are working on our blog radio show! yes you can finally speak to naijagal! Or does she really exist?






Stay connected and join our twitter for all the updates! Psst here is a secret, we will be exclusively on the red carpet at the American music awards!

Uwem Akpan the admirable priest who wrote the equally fascinating book "Say you are one of them" is seen pictured above with Oprah during  a web discussion on  November 9 (0003hrs GMT). This is probably a first right?



African American Country Music Super star DARIUS RUCKER JUST WON THE BEST NEW ARTIST AT THE COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS! IMPRESSIVE!!
Okay this one is for you readers, check out a before and after look of base ball star Sammy Sosa!


photo by yahoo



According to a the Chicago Tribune who spoke with Rebecca Polihronis, an acquaintance of Sosa.Rebecca claims that that "he is going through a rejuvenation process for his skin."

Hmmm skin rejuvenation? Whats that about? Now comment away, what do you think really happened? I guess the hair is under going rejuvenation as well.
AFP - For Raghu Ghai, the day begins and ends at the same place -- a gym in New Delhi where he pursues his quest for bulging biceps, a "six-pack" stomach and slab-like chest muscles.



Ghai, 28, explains his body obsession was triggered by Bollywood actors who increasingly display toned bodies that send a new message to Indian males: it pays to keep yourself in trim.

"If Indian heroes can now look hot, then I can have a body to attract women too," said Ghai, who works as a marketing executive at an automobile company.

He takes his mission seriously -- cardiovascular exercises, weights, a high protein diet and energy supplements.

"I am not ashamed that I am a gym addict," he said, adding that he often skips late-night parties, alcohol and heavy Indian food to devote three hours a day to working out.

Gyms equipped with sophisticated treadmills, cross trainers and entertainment systems have mushroomed across urban India and are now opening in smaller towns too.

Fitness First, one of the world's largest gym companies, arrived in India only last year and now has branches in Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore, with plans for rapid growth.

Its 22,000 square feet (2,000 square metre) club in Gurgaon -- Delhi's booming satellite city -- boasts 120 state-of-the-art exercise machines, a large free weights area, and studios for yoga, "spinning" (indoor cycling), and aerobics.

"We have a robust plan to expand our business. People join gyms to ape Bollywood, but fitness is also becoming a lifestyle choice," said Fitness First managing director Vikram Bhatia.

Santosh Das, owner of the independent Fitness and Health gym in New Delhi's suburb of Patel Nagar, agrees.

"It is a thriving sector," he said. "Women work out to fit into smaller sizes and men want to sculpt their bodies.

"A pot-bellied man with unkempt hair, dull and dry skin was an acceptable image of men but courtesy of Bollywood, this has changed."

Das's gym opened in 2004 and he has applied for a bank loan to set up three more branches in Delhi.

The potential for profit is clear. Ozone, one of the city's smartest gyms, costs 140 US dollars a month and boasts three floors of exercise rooms as well as personal trainers, steam rooms and a juice bar.

Driving the craze are Bollywood's adored new generation of muscle-bound heroes.

For decades, leading men were measured by the thickness of their chest hair, their gallant treatment of women or their singing and dancing skills.

But -- eyeing the earlier worldwide success of Hollywood action heroes Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger -- Bollywood stars finally got off the sofa and into the gym.

Salman Khan and Sanjay Dutt led the way, before megastar Shah Rukh Khan showed off a much-envied "six-pack" stomach in the 2007 blockbuster "Om Shanti Om" and Aamir Khan beefed up and stripped off for the 2009 smash-hit "Ghajini".

Now millions of young and middle-aged Indian men are striving for perfect torsoes to show off under tight T-shirts.

"Indians men want to have the 'oomph' factor," said Murali K. Menon, fashion and fitness editor of Man's World magazine, adding that his readers also use more male grooming products such as after-shave and even consider cosmetic surgery.

"If gyming and exercise does not give me the required look then I will consider abdominal contouring surgery," Jamsheed Pandole, 32, an entrepreneur who shaves his chest and hero-worships Shah Rukh Khan, told AFP.

Such thoughts are far from the traditional Indian male exercise of gentle outdoor yoga and morning walks, but today's men want fast results.

"Nearly 60 percent of my clients between 35 and 45 undergo liposuction to get rid of stubborn fat and over 25 percent register for procedures to get instant abs," said Sushil Jain, a plastic surgeon at Delhi's Gangaram Hospital.

And the struggle against nature looks set to continue.

"A sculpted body is now essential for actors," said Taruna Sathe, a Bollywood trade analyst in Mumbai. "And, in real life, girls want boys to look the same way as their film heroes."

source
OH WHAT A NIGHT!
According to the wall street journal "The bill passed by a 220-215 margin and garnered the unexpected backing of one Republican, Rep. Anh "Joseph" Cao of Louisiana. Thirty-nine Democrats voted against the measure

The vote was too close to call heading into Saturday's day-long debate that stretched late into the evening. House leaders made a surprise last-minute concession that blocks abortion from the new government insurance plan in order to win over wavering Democrats.

The vote was a major victory for President Barack Obama and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.), and moved them toward a goal that has eluded presidents for decades. Mr. Obama came to the Capitol on Saturday morning and assured Democrats they would remember the vote as their finest moment in politics should he sign it into law. "Opportunities like this come around maybe once in a generation," he said."

So the health care bill in the US finally passed amazing!
Okay you know we would have this video on  and ready for prime time viewing on NAIJAGAL! Well here is what Rihanna had to say about the apology given by Chris Brown below





She said she felt as though he was reading from a Teleprompter! Oh ho not a good look! Rihanna looked tough though in our opinion! She also mentioned that he had no soul in his eyes!



Well, we have a scoop for you today readers! You may recall when the wedding website interest began back in 2006 with the amazing blog from Adaure. 

You might  also recall  Adaure  noted on her site



" FOR REALLL!!!! BANKE IS THE TO-GET-MARRIED-GO-TO BABE!"


Well guess, what readers; we got a chance to sit down  and chat with the "top match maker" herself about her match making skills, her new company and advice for anyone looking to find their soul mate (husband or wife) in the diaspora and beyond. Read and learn!






Hello Banke, it is a pleasure to be speaking with you. We have heard all about the amazing work your company "faith based match finder is doing. We are going to start of with three questions. First off, What inspired you to start this fascinating and may I say much needed faith based matchmaking? When did you finally take the plunge to get started? 2009? How successful has it been thus far as you match people with possible life partners?

Thanks Naijagal, I enjoy reading your blog. I‘ll like to give a brief history of FMF and how it all came about. I remember my first hook-up or introduction which was back in 2000. I knew 2 friends, thought that they would make a good fit and then proceeded to introduce them. They went on to begin a relationship. Consequently other hook-ups ensued and before I knew it, it became a hobby. I became the match-maker for my circle of friends, family, church and before i knew it i was introducing people even across continents. Initially it started as a hobby then it became a passion and then i began introducing only Christians and to the glory of God there are several marriages and countless relationships that God used me as a tool to connect, till date.




What should women who live in the diaspora look for when searching for a perfect mate?

 My focus is on faith-based connections, that is people who are Christians and have a passion for the things of God. My recommendation to women living in the diaspora is to seek God first and ask Him for guidance and direction when searching for a perfect mate. Obviously its not as simple as I’m making it sound but for the sake of not writing an epistle I would only add that women also need to examine themselves for what they’re looking for, if they are capable of sustaining it when they do meet.(which means they have to be prepared i.e. whole and should have rid themselves of any baggage they might have. This will help them make better decisions. Their criteria also has to be realistic.

Have you found that owning a matchmaking company, a faith based one at that comes with tremendous challenges? 

 Not really. Its given me an opportunity to interact with people, offer some relationship counseling and bring joy into people’s lives. The only tricky part is not all folks who say they’re “Christians” are really Christians. But by God’s grace and virtue of the way our services operate, we have been able to follow up with people, verify the information they give us and stay on top each of our matches.


Can a lady or gentleman using your services to find a mate date multiple partners from your service? How exactly does it work? 

 Answer: No none of our clients can date multiple partners. Once prospective clients fill out the form on our website, we receive the details on the form, and schedule a thorough and confidential interview with them and then fill out a questionnaire based on the information provided. This thorough interview over the phone or physically in some cases will enable us to discern what the client wants in a potential partner. (To register and qualify for membership with FMF, you must meet certain criteria). We will also talk about previous relationships so we can know what has not worked for in the past.
A picture of a potential client is required. This is for us to put a face to the voice and to store in our database. (This pictures are viewed by our admin team only we do not share any of the pictures publicly). Based on the information provided, we proceed to discuss several possible matches with the client, before finally selecting a match for the client. Members of our staff are very experienced and always select the right and appropriate matches based on the client’s desires and goals. We will tell you openly and honestly, if you are being realistic in your desired attributes for a partner, as we need to feel confident that we can meet your needs. If we mutually decide that it makes sense to proceed, we will discuss, finalize your membership and get you ready for your first introduction.

Aside from having similar interests and faiths, should physical attraction come into play?

Oh yes, the profile that each client fills out is a combination of personality, lifestyle, interests, goals, passion and physical attraction questions.


Could you share with us a successful story? Our readers are dying to read all about  it!



For the answer and the concluding portion  of this intriguing interview be sure to read the PART 2 9jagal.com HERE



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Okay you do know the real reason for this blog right? No? Well it was inspired by fashion!
Oluchi rocking a gold Rachel Roy with a gorgeous over the knee length boots was pictured recently at the Motorala idroid launch! Can we just say for the record, Oluchi looks sixteen; beautiful as always. Or what do you say?

Oluchi on the left, on the right model Damara Lewis pics Modellina

Just an FYI We will be posting a lot more fashion events on 9jagal.com so be sure to check it out!
Well so halloween was this past saturday and everyone got dressed up! I must say Beyonce looks good as SPIDERWOMAN.


ICE T'S Coco as well the devil and Rihanna as Tiger;


Mariah Careh went as an angel with hubby Nick Canon.


My halloween was a blast, partied like crazy! Thanks to the fab Cranberry Fashionistas~

What are you all up to? How did you spend your halloween?
The holidays are fast approaching, so we thought, what would make the most magical gift this season?

Check our a new brand new item called the Crystal Singing Bowl.





These fascinating masterpieces are "made from over 99.9 percent pure quartz crystal, a naturally occurring element. The crystal is placed in a mold and heated to 4000 degrees. Because our bodies are also composed of a crystalline structure, using Quartz Crystal Singing Bowls for healing and meditation allows us to respond more quickly and favorably to the sound as therapy."

The bowls produce a pleasant soothing sound when played; ideal for relaxation and therapy.

Whats even more?
Each Quartz Crystal Singing Bowl is has been delightfully crafted to be extra sturdy and durable. The bowls range in size from 6 inches on up to 20 inches. Depending on the bowl you purchase they vary in pitch with a range from high and clear to deep and soothing.

These bowls are made fine crystal quartz. The bowls also make an amazing conversational piece at your home or even at the holiday party you plan on hosting.

Each Quartz Crystal Singing Bowl is crafted to be sturdy and durable. They vary in size from 6 inches on up to 20 inches. They also vary in pitch, ranging from high and clear to deep and soothing. Generally, the larger the bowl, the longer the sound will reverberate and the lower the pitch will be.

Be sure to check out the Crystal Singing Bowls this holiday.
Check out the video of rapper Shyne returning to Belize after a deportation order. He apparently looks guant but then again he has been through a lot.



Who knew, "The Brooklyn-based rapper was born in Belize, where his father is currently the prime minister and is set to welcome his estranged son. Shyne was raised stateside by his mother, who reportedly is based in New Jersey after relocating from New York following her son's trial in 2001. Michelen said it came down to Shyne making the decision to either "fight from detention or fight from freedom," and he chose the latter. " Source

His dad is the prime minister of Belize? Interesting.
Here is the video of Kandi breaking down while discussing her ex fiance's tragic passing.



It turns out that the man accused of AJ's death, Frederick Richardson, has been released from jail on $10000 bond on October 20th. Apparently, a coroner's report revealed that AJ died from respiratory arrest related to sickle cell disease.

So sad and touching.
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All new first look, we can say! Genevieve  and Omotola star as sisters in this upcoming international movie!  From the look of things, the movie is going to be grand!




"IJE tells a tale of Chioma, a child growing up in the Nigerian countryside, who warned her restless sister, Anya, about the trappings of the American Dream. Now ten years later, Anya is accused of killing three men in a Hollywood Hills mansion—one of them her record producer-husband. Chioma travels from Nigeria to Los Angeles, and with the help of a young, unproven attorney, discovers that the dark secret her sister wants to keep hidden might be the only thing that can win her freedom."

Will you be watching? I know I will. By the way did you know you can reuse bottled water bottles? check out how on this cool site: http://thedigeratimind.com/2009/10/28/how-to-save-money-on-bottled-water/
Naijagal is going global everyone! We have opened up our new online store for ladies who love style! We have very included affordable LACE FRONT WIGS similar to the one you view below:




Go ahead and treat yourself, shop shop shop! You deserve it. Oh and did we mention that we have included Ralph Lauren shirts, baby phat and designer handbags at an amazingly low price?

Check out an actual picture of one of our best selling lace front wigs!




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Do you love lace front wigs, how often do you buy? What is the most you would spend? Go on comment away; we want to read all about it!
RE VISITING OUR FAVORITE POST PERHAPS WE CAN SAY WE CAME UP WITH THE NAME GOLLYWOODGHANA'S FILM RISING STARS WATCHOUT NOLLYWOOD. - NAIJAGAL Business Ideas, Fashion, Technology and Entertainment!
One can only wonder what would have been had Micheal Jackson gone on with the "This is it" concert. Well, at least we can thank designer Zaldy for showing us the truly amazing costumes that would have been worn by Micheal during his concert tour.



Did that just bring tears to your eyes as it did mine? This is it would definitely have been truly inspiring, but alas we would have to be content with the Movie now. By the way are you going to see it on opening night?

pic source scrapetv.com
Okay this has really gotten out of hand, could it be that some people have too much time on their hands? The internet has been going wild with this hoax, kanye west supposedly died in a bizarre car crash in Los Angeles involving two luxury cars early this morning leaving rapper Kanye West dead, a second injured, a third arrested for gross vehicular manslaughter! Not true.

According to MTV,

"At press time, it was unknown where the rumor started, but some were pointing to the image board 4chan.org as the origin of the phony report that West had died in a crash involving two custom cars in Los Angeles. It quickly blossomed into e-mail chains and comment threads on Facebook and Twitter.


Computer security blog Sophos.com tracked the origins of the scam, tying it to hackers who used the rumor to push the false reports to the top of Internet search engine results. By Wednesday morning (October 21)."

Please for the love of life, people should stop starting stupid rumors, it is not funny at all! It is downright hurtful. Kanye is alive and well.

Beautiful and amazingly talented, Airis is the brand new artist from the Trybe Records family. Soulful and easy to listen to, Airis has an irresistible musical voice. We can say she reminds us of a young aretha franklin. Her brand fo music is said to be Afro Pop, we say it is brilliant and calming. Well don't take our word for it, listen for yourself.




This is certainly going to be a hit song!
Oh and yeah, you saw it first here on NAIJAGAL!


Brand New music video.

Well readers, its been 3 years thus far. Wow, how time flies! We are writing more and more on both naijagal.blogspot.com and our new magazine site http://9jagal.com/mag

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Irish Nigerian superstar Laura Izibor's brand new video enjoy!


 
We are excited to tell you dear readers the exciting news!

Multiple award winning Alapomeji recording artist 9ice has officially dropped the first single off his upcoming album "TRADITION". The single titled "GBAMU GBAMU" is one of the many hit songs recorded by 9ice. The album which has been tagged "the most anticipated album of 2009" features hit track after hit track, no instrumentals and no skits.

A fusion of proverbial lyrics in his mother tongue (Yoruba), a danceable tune, and a unique style that is known to belong to 9ice, Gbamu Gbamu gives a brief insight of what to expect from TRADITION. In Gbamu Gbamu, 9ice sings about how happy and content he is with his life, career, music and achievements. To start off the first verse it is clear he wants to audience to get up and dance as he tells them to put on their dancing shoes, and move their waistline while getting their groove on. He gives us a brief background history by stating matter of factly that if you want to know his "trick", go back and ask for "omo Iya Agba ni oke aro" telling us in essence that, he may be 9ice but he has not forgotten his roots.

The track which was produced by ID Cabasa, is clearly a 9ice track and just the tip of the iceberg on what to expect on Tradition. Not leaving out his usual style of teaching and inspiring the listener through his music, 9ice makes statements such as “Ti oju Ba farabale a ri imu” ( a lesson in patience), and “Ifa Fani Lapo Ya, ore ma ma mu yo” ( a lesson about greed).

9ice, who is one of Nigeria’s hottest megastars and one of the youngest connoisseurs of our traditions, proves without a doubt that he is a force to be reckoned with in the music industry. And as he said in Gbamu Gbamu, "as you pose, na so you go show", you just cant fake real talent.

The video for Gbamu Gbamu is currently in the works. For additional questions and /or booking inquiries please contact booking@9iceonline.com

links to listen to the new single
http://iLike.com/s/ACYpZ
http://www.ilike.com/artist/9ice

We love it don't you just love it?
Okay I just got this in my inbox, remember I blogged about the novel ABEKE, which will be available for download sometime in march according to the authors. Well here is an unedited snippet. Your comments of course are welcomed

CHAPTER 1

“Are you coming over Abeke?”
That was Rex calling over the phone. He always had a way with words. Why in the world would I want to attend his party? Could it be because his father is the governor of Lagos or could it be because I am just plain bored with his antics?
“Abeke? Did you hear me or are you suddenly deaf?” I heard his voice once again through my cell phone. Oh goodness, I just wanted to hang up the phone already. But for some stupid reason, I could not bring myself to. Well who cared anyways it was his phone credits not mine.
“Listen I am going to send the driver to pick you up on Saturday, the party is at the Vortex on queens drive, be ready. Oh and one thing, you have to wear white. It is an all white party.”
Before I could utter a word, he hung up the phone! I could not believe it that I, Abeke the lady every man “worshipped” could be treated this way and yet take it. Well what can I do, he is after all the most sought after bachelor in the country.
Sex with Rex was also mind blowing, of course I had to teach him a few tricks of my own, and I loved it that I could please him.
I remember the first time we had sex; it was the night his father got sworn in as the governor. Rex was having a party at one of his father’s many mansions and a friend of mine, Lola, so happened to invite me over.
There he stood incredibly handsome, smooth brown complexioned and six foot tall. I felt his eyes staring at me, mind you all the girls in the room were all over him. Yet I was the one he was attracted to. He had on a pair of large aviator “stunners shades”.
“Isn’t that silly?” Lola asked nudging my elbow. “Who is he trying to impress?”
“Eh who?” I asked feigning ignorance; of course I knew who she was talking about.
“Him, party boy, wait a minute I will introduce you two.”
Before I could say no, Lola dragged me over to him.
“This is Abike, a good friend of mine darling.” What she just called him darling, were they together? I wondered.
“Abeke…..” He said with out taking off his shades. “Hope you are having a good time, let’s dance.” Who was I to refuse this sexy goodness of a guy? The next thing I knew I was dancing to the music by popular musical group, psquare.
“No one be like you” the song blared away. Of course rex was not actually dancing to the song; instead he had his arms wrapped firmly around my waist, swaying side to side slowly. His issey miyake perfume began taking over my senses. I still hadn’t seen his eyes, but from what I had seen in pictures from the vortex parties on face book, they were gorgeous. One wondered how the governor birthed such a handsome guy. Well one only needed to see his mother. Rex had taken after his mother, thank God.
I could feel his chest pressed firmly on my breasts, his right hand gliding down to grab my backside while the left held a huge bottle of the drink, “Moet”.
I was officially under his spell. I could tell he was under mine as well. We probably danced in the same position through four songs; occasionally I would hear a friend say hello to him.
“You are beautiful,” he whispered into my ears. Then he turned around, a bottle of “moet” in one hand, the other holding my arm and leading me slowly out of the party venue and into a waiting Hummer. Motioning the driver of the vehicle, he said
“My condo and no looking back”
“Yes oga.” The driver replied looking straight ahead.


TMZ retrieved the audio from Usher’s 911 call which he placed explaining that his car had been keyed after an argument with his ex-wife Tameka Raymond. I’m curious as to how TMZ obtained it then again they are TMZ. I only have one question. How does someone who calls 911 get placed on hold ? Isn’t 911 for emergencies? Is this an ATLANTA THING?
The 2009 MTV Africa Music Award also popularly known as the MAMA award winners are listed below. We have also included videos from each of the winners so enjoy.
Best Male
Nameless (Kenya)


Best New Act
M.I. (Nigeria)


Best R&B
2 Face (Nigeria)


Best Hip Hop
M.I. (Nigeria)


Best Female
Amani (Kenya)


Best Performer
Samini (Ghana)

Best R&B
2Face (Nigeria)


Best Group
P-Square (Nigeria)


Best Alternative
Zebra & Giraffe (South Africa)


Best Video
HHP – Mpitse (South Africa)

Artist of The Year
D’banj (Nigeria)


Hope you loved the videos, congratulations to the winners and all the nominees who are winners as well

This video is certainly a must see video.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's novel Half of a Yellow Sun has helped inspire new, cross-generational communication about the Biafran war. In this and in her other works, she seeks to instill dignity into the finest details of each character, whether poor, middle class or rich, exposing along the way the deep scars of colonialism in the African landscape.

Adichie's newest book, The Thing Around Your Neck, is a brilliant collection of stories about Nigerians struggling to cope with a corrupted context in their home country, and about the Nigerian immigrant experience.

Adichie builds on the literary tradition of Igbo literary giant Chinua Achebe—and when she found out that Achebe liked Half of a Yellow Sun, she says she cried for a whole day. What he said about her rings true: “We do not usually associate wisdom with beginners, but here is a new writer endowed with the gift of ancient storytellers.”

"When she turned 10 and read Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart, about the clash between Igbo tradition and the British colonial way of life, everything changed: ‘I realized that people who looked like me could live in books.’ She has been writing about Africa ever since."

Washington Post

Here it is the first snippet of Michael Jackson's brand new song going live at midnight on  his website! We are so excited! Gosh we cannot wait to download this song. How about you?

So adorable, Jennifer Hudson is pictured with her precious handsome son in the latest edition of People magazine. People magazine asked the following questions:



 Jennifer Hudson and son David Photo by: Derek Blanks / Ken Barboza Associates / Hilton Media Group

"How hard was it keeping your pregnancy under wraps?

"David and I were the only people who knew for a long time. I would forget I was pregnant, it was so easy. I didn’t have any morning sickness, no cravings either. I just thought, ‘Oh, well, we’ll wait until it’ll tell on itself.’ I didn’t show until I was seven months so that made it easy right there."

Your son was delivered via C-section, what was your recovery like?

"Everybody told me how much it was going to hurt afterwards but I think I have a different tolerance for pain than others. By that night after I had the baby, I'm like, 'Look, I can’t sit in this bed anymore. I’ve got to get up!’ I’ve been up and about since he was born. To me, the pain is no different than when you work out a muscle you’ve never worked out before and it’s sore.""

Adorable wouldn't you say?

Odichinma (Oh Dichi) was born in Watts, California in 1984 to two Nigerian parents she began singing at the tender age of 4 years old. Her first music role model was her Father who began recording her with her younger siblings on a tape player.

Once she heard her own voice playback out of the speakers she was amazed, and wanted to continue recording herself. Her father also loved video taping her and her siblings as they danced and sang to a wide variety of music. She went on to start singing at talent shows and small events. She was blessed to be apart of the Mariners All Girls Show Choir for four years, which toured different states and performed all over the So Cal area. In college she continued to make music in her spare time while studying Acting, Sociology, and Film. She has performed in the following cities/areas: Los Angeles, Riverside, Cerritos, Lynwood, Hawthorne, Hollywood, Anahiem, Torrance, NewYork, Hawaii, San Diego, San Fransisco, Texas, New Jersey, Washington DC, and Nigeria.

She has written over 50 songs, and records most of her music in California and NewYork. She likes to be a wellrounded musician so she listens and sings all types of music. Her collaborations include LudeBoi, Quiz, Conflict, Tayo, Jvion, Jazarri, KO, Micheal Okri, and most currently the talented/driven Meaku. She works with the following producers, Sinister Beats, Cras Bangers, Mikey Mic, Doc Savage, Drumma Boi, Twenty 20, Synphony, SixSeven, Meaku and others.

We say she is well on her way to great success or what do you say readers?

Check out OHDICHI's song, our new theme song ‘Naija Girls’


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