Monthly Archives: August 2009

Mish Mash End of the August Round up

So a lot happened this August here is a mish mash of other bits in no particular order here it goes!

Usain Bolt wowed the world

He first smashed the 100 meter race

And the the 200m

RIP Aaliyah

It’s the 8 year anniversary of music artist Aaliyah’s tragic death

 Baby Joy 

Grammy Award winner Jennifer Hudson gave birth to her son David Daniel Otunga Jr who weights 7 pounds 14 ounces.

Jennifer Hudson

Rihanna does Vogue Italita

Well the supplement anyway

Rihanna Vogue Italia September 09 Supplement Cover

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Very Grace Jones!

Lisa loses her licence

So Solid Crew Lisa Maffia is on a 12 month driving ban after failing a breath test.

Lisa Maffia

 Roots and Business

Levi Roots who after appearing on Dragon Den received investment in his Reggae Reggae Sauce  which is now worth £8 million performed at the annual Jerk Cookout which had a huge turnout.

Levi Roots

 Lady Saw

The first lady of Dancehall Lady Saw performed at Stratford Rex in London.

Lady Saw

Anna Wintour wears Prada

Trailer release for the Anna Wintour documentary ‘The September Issue’

Can not wait for this!

Kokolette

Bolanle Okhiria won Nigerian artist D’Banj’s reality TV show Koko Mansion

Bolanle Okhiria

Carnival Time

Here are some amazing designs from Designs from Mahagany Art

Swans

Dragon

and heres a track to get you in the mood for carnival

Starts at (55)

Sade Says ‘Enjoy the Bank Holiday’

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Mobo Awards Launch Party : The Guys

 The secret to a good party is good people and at the Mobo Awards 2009 Launch Party like the girls, the guys were out in full force, guests included…

Peter Andre

 Peter Andre who looked slick as always. According to the pap-grapevine his ex Katie Price aka Jordan was less than a mile away

JLS

JLS love these guys but they may look back on this and ask lot of questions for example why? 

Ortise Williams

 Seriously Ortise why? Eyes actually hurting!  They may be able to redeem themselves as JLS is up for Best Newcomer and Best Song

Lemar

The lovely Lemar is up for Best RnB / Soul Act

Donae'o 

The King of Funky House Donae’o has been nominated for Best UK Act (Woo Hoo!)

Chipmunk

One of the youngest in the game Chipmunk, who just recently passed his A-Levels (congrats) is nominated in Best UK Act, Best Hip Hop Act, Best Video and Best Song!

Flawless

Suited and booted Britian’s Got Talent Flawless as always the guys looked smooth

David Haye 

Boxer David Haye in a very colourful T-shirt!

Namure Aibangbee, Kojo and DJ Longers 
Namure Aibangbee, Kojo and DJ Longers

Film Director Namure Aibangbee whose début film ‘Find Her Keep Her’ premieres at the O2 Vue cinema on 11thSeptember, staring Kojo and Rachel Ritfeld.

George Sampson

Britain’s Got Talent dancer George Sampson looked too cute and genuinely chuffed to be there

Reggie Yates

TV presenter Reggie Yates was also there

 Napper

 as was one of London’s top club promoters Napper

…Boy meets Girl…

 Noirin and Cairon

The ex Big Brother housemates Noirin and  Cairon had a moment

H Boogie and Bashy

Bashy and H-Boogie performed on the night

Kimberly Wyatt and DJ Ironik

 Shock is what sprang to mind when the stage managed departure of Kimberly Wyatt from Pussycat Doll with DJ Ironik took place

Kimberly Wyatt and DJ Ironik

WTF!?!?!

 And then this But wait… Bashy?…Bashy? Is that you?

Bashy

BISH  BASH BAFFLED!!!! Does anyone know the meaning of this?!?! Could it be anything to do with THAT track he made a while ago? Who knows? Bashy is nominated Best UK Act and Best Album.

Sade Says ‘Ladies won this time. Happy Voting’

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The Nominations

Vote now at www.mobo.com

Best UK Act

Alesha Dixon

Bashy

Beverley Knight

Chipmunk

Dizzee Rascal

DJ Ironik

Donae’o

Mr Hudson

N-Dubz

Tinchy Stryder

Best UK Newcomer

Alexandra Burke

Jade Ewen

JLS

Laura Izibor

Master Shortie

Best R&B/Soul Act

Beverley Knight

Ciara

Jeremih

Keri Hilson

Lemar

Best Hip Hop Act

Chipmunk

Dizzee Rascal

Drake

Eminem

Kanye West

Best Video

Bonkers – Dizzee Rascal

Boy Does Nothing – Alesha Dixon

Diamond Rings – Chipmunk ft Emeli Sande

Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It) – Beyonce

Supernova – Mr Hudson ft Kanye West

Best International Act

Akon

Beyonce

Ciara

Drake

Eminem

Jay-Z

Kanye West

Keri Hilson

Lady Gaga

Mariah Carey

Best Song

Beat Again – JLS

Diamond Rings – Chipmunk ft Emeli Sande

Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes – K.I.G. Family

Number One – Tinchy Stryder ft N-Dubz

Strong Again – N-Dubz

Best Album

808s and Heartbreaks – Kanye West

Catch 22 – Tinchy Stryder

Catch Me If You Can – Bashy

I Am… Sasha Fierce – Beyonce

Uncle B – N-Dubz

Best Reggae

Movado

Sean Paul

Serani

Tarrus Riley

Vybz Kartel

Best Jazz Act

Diana Krall

Herbie Hancock

Madeleine Peyroux

Melody Gardot

Yolanda Brown

Best African Act

Amadou and Mariam

Baaba Maal

Eidee

Femi Kuti

K’Naan

Lira

Mujava

Nneka

Oumou Sangare

Salif Kelta

Best Gospel Act

Desire to Worship God

Kiki Sheard

Mary Mary

New Direction

Crew

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Mobo Awards 2009 Launch Party : The Girls

The Mobo (Music Of Black Origin) Awards Launch party was held at the swanky May Fair Hotel in London. Braving the very moody weather musicians, fashionista and the uber cool of the music industry made every effort to attend the event.  A full house = good times but who done better the Girls or the Guys? First up the girls…

Kanya King

 The Boss Lady herself Kanya King MBE sported a Christian Audigier dress.

Tulisa N Dubz

N Dubz’s Tulisa looked good in this season’s surprise colour blue . N Dubz are nominees and are up for Best Act and Best Song

Booty Luv

 Booty Love showed us some….love and looked lovely nonetheless

Jade Ewen

Jade Ewen (Nominated for Best Newcomer) looked amazing in D&G and mystified paps when she changed outfit for her performance hours later

Su-Elise Nash and Sarah-Jane Crawford

Su Elise (ex Mis-Teeq )and Sarah-Jane Crawford were right on trend with their little back mini dresses.

Sabrina Washington

Always one step ahead Sabrina Washington, pulled off this daring look

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and she was one the first chicks  to rock this hair do and it still looks good.

Bev Knight

 Soul singer Beverley Knight MBE also rocked in black…

H Boogie

 As did H-Boogie who performed with Bashy on the night

Kimberly Wyatt

Adding a touch of glamour in very shinny pink was Kimberly Wyatt  from the Pussy Cat Dolls (*whisper* she’s the one that does the standing opensplit) 

Elen Rives

 Also spotted was Frank Lampard’s ex-fiancée Elen Rives who may have turned a top into a dress! (Good colour though).

Noirin

 Norin however, did not represent – nice idea and all but …. No!

Mz Bratt, loving  it, loving it

Mz Bratt

 Oh no baby girl,

Ms Bratt

LABEL!!!

Cherri V

Singer whose making waves at the moment Cherri V was her usual bubbly self

Fenix

 New girl group Fenix blended right in

Rachael Williams

Top Model Rachael Williams looked cute in pink

Egypt

As did singer Egypt in orange whose funky house track ‘In the Morning’ is out on 7th September

Sade Says ‘Not bad Ladies’  

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Ready Steady Shetty!!!

Shilpa and RajThe Beautiful Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty looked fabulous in a Donna Karen dress as she arrived with  her fiancé, entrepreneur, Raj Kundra at the grand opening of a new Indian restaurant ‘Tiffinbites’ which is part of the V8 Gourmet Group, the largest Indian restaurant group in the UK.

Max Clifford and Shilpa Shetty Actress and Model, Shilpa, was joined by her publicist Max Clifford  but once inside things weren’t quite so simple.

IMG_8562_Shilpa_Shock_FLYER_EXP“What make you so confident that this venture will succeed when so many restaurants are failing at the moment?” asked a reporter.“You only have to go to the likes of Nobu too see that the top restaurants are succeeding. If there is a recession I can’t see it.” said Raj.

IMG_8512_Shetty_Shock_FLYER_EXP“Will you have ‘Popadoms’ on the menu?” A radio reporter asked Shilpa.

Shilpa couldn’t conceal her embarrassment and the room went silent. Shilpa’s fiancé Raj Kundra said: “I don’t think It’s wise to make reference to the late Jade Goody.” By which point the press conference was effectively over.

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Fashion Party : Puma teams up with LCF

So Puma teamed up with London College of Fashion students to create designs which explored the relationship between Fashion and Music with the winning designs being sold on ASOS.com. The celebration party took place just of Carnaby Street in central London.

 Flawless

Ex Britain Got Talent contestants Flawless attended the party. But had a very lucky escape, as five members of the group who were travelling in a chauffeur driven people-carrier collided with a 640 tonne coach at 6.30 pm.

Flawless car crash

Eye witnesses said to FLYER “There was a huge bang and one of the coaches tires burst. At first I thought there was a bomb.”

Flawless Driver

The driver of the ‘people carrier’ said: “It was really frightening to find myself being dragged down the road. The Irony is that the boys had already complained about their previous taxi driver.”

Flawless

Flawless looked however slightly jaded but it was all smiles for the cameras

Flawless

Other guests included Celeb DJ Goldierocks

Goldierocks

Ex Blue Peter presenter Zoe Salmon

Zoe Salmon

Frankmusik (former student of LCF but dropped out to pursue a career in music)

Frankmusik

Tahita lead singer of band New Young Pony Club

Tahita New Young Pony Club

 UK rapper Sway vitamin water in hand

Sway

Star of ‘Sugar Rush’ Olivia Halliman wearing a cute silver and blue skirt

Olivia Hallinan

and actor Michael Obiora who plays Ben Truman in the BBC’s Hotel Babylon

Michael Obiora

Michael has just had his first book published ‘Black Shoes’ which is out now!

Sade Says ‘Fashion Rocks’

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Happy Birthday to Ya!!!! Jason Statham

Star of Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and Snatch, Jason Statham celebrated his birthday (early due to filming) at Planet Hollywood in London.

Jason Statham

Arriving in a £80,000 sport car, Jason was surrounded by well wishers and fans.

Dolly Rockers

Guests included the feisty new girl group Dolly Rockers

Karly and Kenny

Big Brother Couple Karly Barbie and Ken(ny) also made an appearance

Karly

Someone tell me WHY Karly has her own named tattooed on her back!?!

Goldie

Goldie was also there with his other half.

Tolula Adeyemi

Tolula Adeyemi (Model and now Celeb DJ) looked cool in Vivienne Westwood

Oritse Williams and Sarah-Jane Crawford

Oritse Williams (JLS) and Sarah-Jane Crawford (TV presenter Channel 4 and E4) left the party together!

Sarah-Jane Crawford

Sarah-Jane rocked a vintage dress from Topshop with a Vivienne Westwood bag

Sarah-Jane Crawford and Oritse Williams

They would not admit that they are a couple and deliberately kept apart. But if they were indeed a couple they would be a very cute couple!

In the style of Stevie Wonder Sade Says ‘Happy Birthday to Ya!’

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Bolt Smashes It

Usain Bolt the fastest man in the world has smashed his own world record to bits! He previously held the record at 9.69 but yesterday at the world championships in Berlin Bolt ran the 100 meters in record breaking 9.58 seconds.

Usain Bolt

It’s fair to say Bolt represents  a new generation of runners! Britain’s Dwain Chambers who also ran, completed the race at in personal best of 10 seconds. 

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