P-Square – “Collabo” ft Don Jazzy (official video)

P-Square finally release the long awaited video to arguably the biggest song off their recent album, “Collabo“. Nothing short of an archetypical P-Square video, the flick which also features Don Jazzy, is a classy pictorial with a brief comic storyline about it. Shot in SA on different beautiful and crisp scenes, the Clarence Peters / Jude Okoye directed video is nothing but top notch.

(New Music) “Feeling The Boy” – Teddy-A ft Timaya -

Teddy-A flips the page for 2015 with a certified hit featuring the Egberi Papa 1 of Bayelsa Timaya; titled ‘Feeling The Boy’. The Big A Entertainment powered act consolidates on the success of his earlier tracks like ‘Ije Love‘, ‘Welu‘ and ‘African Baby‘ with this collaboration with the Bum Bum King who delivers effortlessly on the Young D produced song. Teddy-A and Timaya drop this addictive tune you would love in the season of love. You’ve got to be ‘Feeling the Boy‘.

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10 Hot Ankara Designs To Bring To Life!

Ankara fabric which is now emerging into a fashion trend worldwide, originated from West Africa. This certain textile known as “Wax” in some countries, has been around long since, but was mainly use in the manufacturing of traditional garments usually worn by our mothers and aunts. Ankara is now seen on the runway as celebrities have been spotted wearing gorgeous designs and more individuals have adopted this new style as their own. Not only is it used to make clothing, Ankara is also use in the production of shoes, furniture, handbags, and accessories. If you are looking into making some gorgeous and trendy Ankara designs, below are some inspirations that will have you looking  Fab-u-lous!

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All pictures belong to their rightful owners! Photo Source: Pinterest. If you want to bring some of these designs to life, contact Amadou, (214-241-9749) a professional tailor in Dallas! Be sure to mention Nabou to get a discount on your first custom made attire.

The Boy Who Is The Inspiration behind Yvonne Nelson’s latest Movie Dies Two Weeks After Production.

Famous Ghanaian Actress and Producer Yvonne Nelson has a new production called “If Tomorrow Never Comes“. The movie was inspired by a boy Kweku, who suffered from “Cerebral Malformation“, which basically paralyzed him. He couldn’t talk, walk, sit, or stand. This little angel died 2 weeks after the production of the movie. What confused me about this production is that kweku was cast to play himself in the movie. I’m sure special care and precautions were taken but I’m I the only that thinks that they could’ve gotten a talented child actor to play the part?
There is a reason why the boy’s biological mother did not play his mom in the movie, even though the inspiration stems from her son. Yet, Yvonne played the role…..Why? Because she is a skilled actress, and can bring the story to light. Now my question is, why couldn’t they do the same for Kweku.

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I highly understand that she’s trying to raise awareness for his condition, (which by the way I respect and admire her for that), however, I believe they could have gotten a talented child actor to execute the part. Yvonne grew quite fond of kweku during the production, she took to social media to express her condolences and feelings about his death. We deeply sympathize with her and Kweku’s mother for their lost. May his soul Rest In Peace!
What are your thoughts on the situation?

Feeling Keke Palmer’s New Cut?

Keke Palmer is all officially grown up now! The actress/singer has recently been flooding out timelines with her “grown up” short hair do. Flashback to when Rihanna first debuted her short cut, that was when fans concluded that she had grown up to a matured woman. Well I see the same trend for Keke. What do you think of her hair cut?

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(New Video) Flavour Ft. Chidinma – “Ololufe”

New music video “Ololufe” by Flavour N’abania in collaboration with Chidinma Mz Kedike. Directed by Godfather Productions.

Picture Of The Day! Lupita Shares Her Mother’s Pic!

Lupita Nyong’o shared a collage picture of her and her mother’s couple of days ago on Instagram. Let’s just say the “Apple doesn’t fall far from the tree”. She is an exact replica of her beautiful mother! Lupita recreated her mother’s picture from 1983, for her behind the scene pics for Lucky magazine. What do you think of the picture?

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Valentine’s Day DO’s & DON’Ts For African Men!

OK Fellas, I know you guys must be sick and tired of hearing that African men are not romantic at all. So in-order not to fall into that category, your girl msnabou got your back! I’m going to help you guys  have the best Valentine’s Day  with your ladies. Somethings on the list should be obvious, but I understand that not everybody is cut  from the same cloth; therefore, I am going to list down pointers that you will hopefully use, to make your lady feel special.

DO celebrate Valentine’s Day – so what if it’s just another commercialized day and you don’t need one day to show her how much you love her (and no, we don’t want to hear all of that). The point is, Valentine’s day has become a day to celebrate love, romance and  your significant other. So don’t be the Grinch that stole Valentine’s Day and please be in the spirit! Ladies are generally more into special holidays and they usually are the ones doing most of the planning, it will be nice for once if you surprised her with a fun-filled romantic day! We love surprises! (hint)

Photo Source: Essence.com
Photo Source: Essence.com

DON’T forget – in fact, this one has to be the most important pointer. You can’t celebrate the day, if you forget the date …..right? We know you might have a busy work schedule, but even if it means jotting down a reminder on your mobile phone, by all means, DO IT! Continue reading Valentine’s Day DO’s & DON’Ts For African Men!

12 Fun Hair Color Inspirations To Try This Spring/Summer!

Spring is right around the corner and you know what that means,…..summer is almost hair (see what I did there 😉)! What better perfect time to spice up your natural hair and dive into the fabulous world of hair dyes. Hair coloring is a growing trend in the natural hair community because it adds personality and spice to your overall look. We believe anyone can rock a hot pink hair color, you just got to have the confidence to work it! Remember ladies, (or gents) … it’s just hair! So don’t be afraid to explore the variety of hair colors just waiting to be chosen by you! Below are some dazzling inspirations that will have you running to Sally’s beauty supply in no time!

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Now you know this list is not complete without msnabou’s signature look!

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WizKid Live In The Gambia!

Yes, you read it right. The Starboy will be performing at the Independence Stadium for The Gambia’s 50th Independence Celebrations on February 28th. This exclusive event brought to you by Absolute Entertainment, will mark the Nigerian Superstar’s first time in the country, which should guarantee a sold out concert. The show will be opened up by local artists before WizKid hits the stage. Tickets are selling at D400 for regular admittance and D1000 for VIP access. It is advised to get there on time as you don’t want to miss a sec of his performance. For more info, call 2121212 or Refer to the flyer for details.

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FGM Activist Jaha Dukureh Met With UN Secretary General.

As Reported by The Guardian,
The extent of female genital mutilation in the US has been exposed following pressure from campaigners, including a global campaign against FGM led by Jaha Dukureh, a 25-year-old mother from Atlanta, who was cut as a baby in her home country of Gambia. With the backing of the guardian , Dukureh launched a petition last May successfully calling for a new prevalence study into FGM and for a working group to be set up. Jaha was recently honored with an Award by President Bush Sr.

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According to the UN Facebook page:

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon met with Jaha Dukureh, an activist and survivor of female Continue reading FGM Activist Jaha Dukureh Met With UN Secretary General.

How will you spend Valentine’s Day?

As Valentine’s Day is slowly approaching, I would love to know how you plan on spending the day, or rather, with whom.

Top 10 Nigerian Movies to Watch on Iroko Tv!

It is a cold night and you are  spending some alone time with a glass of red wine, in your Olivia Pope glass. You have exhausted your eyes looking for something to watch on Netflix’s endless collection… after all, you have already caught up on your favorite shows.  Why don’t  you  head over to the African counterpart of Netflix, IrokoTv.. ..but which movies are worth watching there?…. you might ask. See, that’s where I come in :-).  I took it upon myself to cut down on your browsing time, by listing some good  movies to watch… you know the ones without a part 5, or the ones where the sequel is titled under a completely different name. Thank me later after you enjoy these outstanding flicks!. What are some of your favorite Nigerian movies?

1) Apaye

2) Sinking Sands

3) Sisters at War

4) I Sing Of A Well

5) Contract

6) Family Man

7) World Of Lust

8) Flower Girl

9) Ties That Bind

10) Oge’s Sister

11) The Mirror Boy

12) Knocking On Heaven’s Door

sooo…. I know I said 10 but i figured you guys will like the extras ;-)

Bob Marley’s 70th birthday to be celebrated with unreleased material

Today February 6th, would’ve been Bob Marley’s 70th birthday if he were still alive. He may not be with us physically, but be rest assured that his birthday will be recognized throughout the World. Bob Marley’s birthday will be celebrated by the release of unseen footages and unheard recordings by his estate.

According to telegraph.co.uk:

The first release will be the CD/DVD/Blu-Ray combo pack “Bob Marley and The Wailers – Easy Skanking In Boston ’78,” which will feature two historic live shows from Boston’s Music Hall in June 1978.

Throughout the year, the estate will also be overseeing deluxe editions of Marley’s most memorable albums. Robert Nesta “Bob” Marley was born February 6, 1945 in Nine Mile, St. Ann Parish, Jamaica, cutting his first single “Judge Not” in 1962, aged just 17.

After teaming up with Peter McIntosh (Peter Tosh) and Neville Livingston (Bunny Wailer) to form The Wailing Wailers (who later became simply The Wailers), Marley and co travelled to London to release debut album “Catch a Fire” in 1973.

After releasing album “Burnin'” in the same year, Marley split with his bandmates, calling in a new backing band, who recorded 1975’s “Natty Dread,” “Rastaman Vibration” (1976) and the seminal “Exodus.” (1977)

“Exodus” remained on the British charts for 56 straight weeks, and netted Marley three UK hit singles, “Exodus,” “Waiting In Vain,” and “Jamming.” It was also named Album of the Century by Time Magazine.

After racking up single hits including “Is This Love,” “Satisfy My Soul” and “Redemption Song,” Marley passed away in Miami on 11 May 1981 from cancer complications. He was just 36 years-old.

“Bob Marley & The Wailers – Easy Skanking In Boston ’78” will be released through Universal Music on 17th February 2015

Source: telegraph.co.uk

J. Martins ft. Youssou N’dour – “Time Is Now” (video)

Ok! So how did I miss this collabo? I must say it is very different from J. Martins style of music, but he did a great job featuring The Legendary Senegalese singer, Youssou N’dour in this powerful song.
Time Is Now” is themed with messages of change for the better. Change in attitudes, change in the way we treat each other, and change for a better Africa.
The time is now to make the change we want to see.
Video directed by John Njaga demps & Unlimited L.A.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Nominated for a Grammy Award!

Did you know that Nigerian Writer, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie might add a Grammy Award to her name in a few days?

According to the SaharaReports:

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, critically acclaimed Nigerian novelist and award-winning author of Americanah ​ has been nominated for a Grammy award for her feminist-inspired collaboration with American entertainer Beyonce, on her 2013 track “Flawless.”

Following her TEDx talk on why “We Should All Be Feminists,” Beyonce incorporated the writer’s essay into her single, which further brought more life to her craft.
Adichie, whose work has been translated into thirty languages, has also appeared in various publications, including The New Yorker, Granta, The O. Henry Prize Stories, the Financial Times, and Zoetrope.

Adichie​ has also received several awards and distinctions, including the Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction in 2007 and a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship in 2008.
This nomination for “Album of the Year” with her fellow feminist is just yet another achievement for the writer.

Lil Wayne to Release Latest Album “Free Weezy Album” For Free!

Despite the ongoing tension between Cash Money Records and Lil Wayne, the rapper revealed on Twitter early yesterday that he will be releasing the Free Weezy Album in the near future FOR FREE!
With Weezy’s Tha Carter V album still hot, Lil Wayne is suing Cash Money Records, including co-founder Birdman, for $51 million. Asking to be cut from the contract from the label, the YMCMB rapper says he has not been paid the advances he was supposed to recieve once the album was finished, thus deeming the contract void. Cash Money Records has been home for Wayne since he was a teen.

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why women like the bad boys – but prefer the good guys (5 tips good guys can learn from bad boys without becoming one)

Originally posted on Life is Rozie:

There seems to be a common misconception about bad boys – and how women tend to prefer them. A friend of mine said to me a while back “Roz, I’m done being the good guy. Good guys get hurt – and girls don’t want good guys – they want the bad boys. So I’m done being the good guy.”

This broke my heart. This friend of mine was (and still is) one of the most awesome guys I had ever become friends with. I tried in vain to explain to him that not all girls like the bad guys. If the girls he is after do prefer bad boys, then he should probably find other women who will appreciate him for who he really is.

Well, that was a failed attempt. He didn’t listen to me, and embarked on a journey to ‘change’ himself in order to become what he…

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Lupita Nyong’o covers Lucky Magazine’s March 2015 issue!

And yet she strikes again… Our favorite girl Lupita Nyong’o graces the March 2015 issue cover of Lucky magazine. Although the magazine won’t hit new stands until the 17th of this month, they will be sharing her complete cover story and shoot details early next week. The Oscar winner looks flawless in a vibrant skirt set from Balmain’s spring/summer 2015 collection. I really I’m feeling her hair growth and forever slaying natural makeup. You go girl!

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