Friday, November 26, 2010

Where to go this weekend?

Congratulations to THE NET NG as they celebrate One Year!

WHats Happening This Weekend?
- Celebrity Read Africa
Come catch your favourite celebs reading passages from their favourite books! Guest performances also by Christine, Le'mmon and more!
Terra Kulture, 3pm

- One Soul's Album Launch
One Soul launches his new album with an album listening concert at Silverbird Galleria with special guest appearances!
Silverbird Galleria, 3pm

- Underground
Underground seeks to discover new talent and help give them an immediate platform! There are also guest performances by more established acts!
Soul Lounge, 5pm

- NMVA's
The Nigeria Music Video Awards hold at Eko Hotel this Sunday

- Jedi brings to you a comedy concert with a little help from his friends

Ten Things You Should Know About Karaoke You Can

Ten Things You Should Know ABout KARAOKEYOUCAN
1. It will be hosted by Area Mama, with a lot of help from Angela and Bobby Taylor. If you havent met Angela yet, #thankmelater

2. KAraokeYouCan holds at Swe Bar. That's at City Mall Onikan

3. KARAOKEYOUCAN holds on the FIRST Wed of every month. Yup! Jan- Dec next year, be there or p square!

4. The first edition holds on the FIRST WEd of DECEMBER, Wed Dec 1st. 4pm!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

5. So what happens at the event? Well if Area Mama can Karaoke, You Can! Come in, get the karaoke list, pick what songs you would like to perform alone or with a group of friends, and then sing your hearts out.

6. You are in good company! Our confirmed guests who will also be singing include Nyore, Christine and Chidynma. And o yes, Denrele!

7. And it gets better! We have some signed c.ds, posters and free drinks to give away!

8. And Overdose has a surprise for you all. Okay let me ruin it jo- he will be at the event, and we get to watch his new video for his new single, 'Drinks in a Glass'!

9. Quick reminder! Its on Wed Dec 1st, 4pm at Swe. And it is free, but you have to get on the guestlist!

10. O, so that is the catch? Yes it is. But it is an easy catch to catch na! All you have to do to get on the guestlist is one or more of the following
- send an sms to 07035169111
- add this pin, 22775AC2 and give them your name
- follow @theareamama or @sharedazzle on twitter,and then dm your names!

And there you were thinking there was something more to it!

So, those are ten things to know about KARAOKE YOU CAN.
Here is one thing we would like to know-

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Swe... SMVA's and Nigeria Idol!

So the weekend came and ended. It's Tuesday already, cant wait for Christmas.
So lets talk about how this weekend went for me real quick shall we?


My mum told me the other day not to take vodka cos it has forty percent alcohol. Okay mummy!
I did go for the Vodka party and had a blast at Swe. Dj Deluxe of Swe as always, had us dancing, there were free drinks and more, and the company (Djinee, Bolu and co) was amazing!
To cap it all, Christine performed ''Im a Star'.
If you have ever tried to speak with a bunch of people at a bar, you would know what that feat was! Cos she had them paying attention and asking for her singles!
So i guess we have one to watch!

Sound City Video Music Awards.
I like how the SMVAs insist it is all about the videos and so there are technical issues to consider, which means winners are not always the popular choices!
Its an interesting argument, and i wouldnt neccessarily fight with it, but it is hard to balance technical with popular!

So the awards.
First off, one of the better co-ordinated award events of this year. I truly liked the event flow.
One negative, i did not enjoy the VIP... I suppose there was a justification for putting the VIP seats at the gallery, but there were no ushers up there telling us what! So people kept seats, people stood all through....
I love performances and the SMVA's gave us several!
Did i like them? Well yes!
For the most part
Best performances on the night? E.M.E and Sasha!
Worst? A certain alapomeji family should have put their craft together better. ANd maybe if 9ice had appeared at the end, it would have salvaged the situation. By the way, i really like lady, she should have done her own version of street credibility though!
I tried to escape the red carpet to be honest, but i think i was still caught on camera!


And yes! It is back, and this time, seems to want to be better
i loved the first season of Nigeria Idol though, I mean, it had Mike Majic as the host, and produced Timi Dakolo, Omawumi, Temitayo George and more!
So you wont hear any complaints from me

This season has Misi Molu and Anis as hosts, and from the first episode i saw, Anis has a good sense of humour which translates on air...
The judges are interesting. I mean, yes, Jeffrey invented the moonwalk, but his comments show there is more to him than that. He seems to want to be the nice one though, like a randy jackson
Yinka Davies is technical, i would be scared to sing in front of that powerhouse i swear
And Audu is... well Audu! Funny, knows his onions, and funny!

Not looking too bad, let's see how it goes. And at least, we know we have guaranteed laughs for the first few episodes with those auditons o!

Monday, November 22, 2010


Yes! Yes! Yes!

For all lovers of Karaoke, this is the s.h.a.r.e event for u!

Every First Wed of the month!

Swe Bar

4pm - 8pm

s.h.a.r.e Network hosts Area Mama and her special guests, and of course YOU, to Karaoke You Can (cos Area Mama can!)

Get ready to sing, pick up signed c.ds from some of your favourite artistes and celebs, mingle with people, and hey, maybe win some prizes... and of course, walk the red carpet!

Each month has a different flavour and theme, and you can find out whats happening by following @sharedazzle @theareamama

Dont forget!

Every 1st Wed of the month
Swe Bar
4pm to 8pm
Karaoe You Can... cos Area Mama can!

Friday, November 19, 2010

A Very busy November Weekend!

So, i have recently been trying to take things slow and pace myself. This weekend however, there is no denying that the most rest i am going to get will be in-between events!

So what is happening this weekend?

The weekend starts off at Swe with the Vodka Party! I know, a vodka party? Well it is to introduce party goers to a specific brand of vodka and it would be nice to see how that goes but i am also very excited about the fact that talented Christine Ben-Ameh will be performing on the night!
i do hope she does 'ungraceful'. It is my favourite track of hers. For now!

The Sickle Cell Advocacy and Management Initiative continues with its awareness drive by bringing sickle cell in a fun form to students and workers alike!
THis event holds on Saturday 20th at the Unilag Sports COmplex at 11am and will feature dances (SOD being one of the headlining acts), performances (with Rooftop MCs and Le'mmon as some of the acts to watch out for) and more!
The Gate Fee is an affordable N300 for singles and N500 for couples and i hear there will also be free genetic counselling and tests available.

This won't really make the general list as it is a private party but i am excited cos i get to m.c a friends wedding.

The SMVA's hold on Saturday Night and i hear Uti is hosting. Great! Where is my big money?
So the last time i went for an awards show, i wore this dress which was raved and talked about
I plan on trying to avoid the red carpet and cameras this time around. LOL
CON.tra.diction wont though, she will be there to mingle with everyone
I am looking forward to the performances for sure.

I remember standing right by the stage to watch M.I and Freshly Ground perform last time around. Lets see what i do this time around
O wait, may i wear flats? My back hurts!

So yup!
Full weekend but i hope to catch brunch at Bishops Cottage on Sunday. I like the mini-burgers. And chicken. And candles. And.....

What else.

o quick one, erm, aunty Dora, naija for life o!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Future Awards extends deadline for nominations!

The Future Awards Announces Extension of Nomination

Due to requests for more time, nominations for The Future Award have been extended. The new closing date for the nominations is Sunday, November 21, 2010.

The 6th season of The Future Awards was launched on the 30th of September, 2010. Twenty categories will be recognized in the awards this season. These categories are Best Use of Advocacy, Actor of the Year, Best Use of Technology, Best use of Science, Business Owner of the Year, Comedian of the Year, Best Use of Science, Creative Artist of the Year, Journalist of the Year, Magazine of the Year, Musician of the Year, Music Producer of the Year, On-air Personality of the Year (Radio), On-air Personality of the Year (TV), Professional of the Year (Corporate), Professional of the Year (Creative), Screen Producer of the Year, Sportsperson of the Year, Team of the Year, the biggest for Young Person of the Year and for Excellence in Public Service.

Nominees must be Nigerian citizens and must be aged 18 – 31. If you want to nominate anyone, all you need to do is go to the website, click the ‘Nominate’ link and fill in information about the nominees’ work and why you think he/she should win. Kindly ensure you get all nominations in by midnight November 21.