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Friday, January 24, 2014

See What Marijuana Has Done To Snoop Dog abi Snoop Lion

He may be Down Under to perform at the annual Big Day Out music festival, but Snoop Lion, otherwise known as Snoop Dogg, is making headlines for a very different reason.
The 42-year-old rapper and illustrious marijuana user has posted a series of photos of himself next to what appears to be a large bowl of cannabis, which is considered an illegal substance in Australia.
The controversial photo was taken in the rapper's luxury suite in the Queensland Gold Coast's famous Palazzo Versace earlier this week.

Snoop Lion, aka Snoop Dogg, poses with large bowl of what appears to be uncut cannabis in his hotel suite on the Gold Coast on Tuesday

The rapper himself is sitting in the background, his matted dreads sporting streaks of grey as he tilts his head and looks provocatively to camera.

Charles Novia writes on Genevieve’s Etisalat endorsement & the dangerit portends

So yesterday, Genevieve became the latest Etisalat ambassador in a contract said to worth N100m. In this latest article, Charles Novia talks about the politics of celebrity endorsements citing Genevieve’s latest endorsement as his focal point.

A couple of days ago, there was an excited buzz on social media in Nigeria that Nollywood actress, Genevieve Nnaji, has been signed on as one of the new Brand Ambassadors of Etisalat, a telecommunications company operating in Nigeria and sundry parts of the globe. Amid the congratulatory messages from her fans sent to her on some sites, a few cynical remarks caught my attention. (By the way, congrats Ms Nnaji!)

One commentator simply known as ‘Da Trut’ wrote in one of the comments section in a blog which I reproduce here;
‘Congrats, Genevieve. But wait o…your Boyfriend, D’Banj is a Glo Ambassador and now you are an Etisalat Ambassador. It has been reported that two of you will marry this year after being live-in-lovers and dating steadily for a while now. Since both of you have not denied this piece of news, I assume that it is true. With this new deal of yours, does it mean you cannot attend any show sponsored by Globacom in which D’Banj is a headliner despite him being your BF and you being expected to support your beau? And same goes for him too in any of your Etisalat sponsored shows? Won’t your relationship be strained by this?’

However nosy this comment may seem to some people, there is an underlying fact which many celebrities and of course the general public have overlooked when it comes to signing brand endorsements. Most of these contracts, if not all, are watertight for the artiste. The dos and don’ts imposed on the artistes could be argued in a civil rights court of law! But then, most artistes are quick to sign off the dotted lines basically because of the lump sum being paid to them by the competing brands. Which is all well and good too, depending on how you look at it.
And don’t get me wrong. I wholly commend all the brands cashing in on the perceived goodwill and traction many of these celebs have and investing in their art and to a large extent, the entertainment industry. These brands have uplifted the creative industries through such investments and the industry is the better for it. Really, it is.
However, a glaring reality is coming to the fore and many may laugh it off right now but it is staring at us in the face. In 2013, many of the live events and sponsored concerts were tepid in performance value. Many of the top acts had been signed by one telecom brand or the other and since the headliners in the music industry have divided their brand endorsements among various telcos, many could not perform for friends or business concerns where a competing telco or brand was a major or support sponsor. This was basically because of watertight caveats in the artistes contracts which forbids them from attending such shows. Thus, most of the live concerts in 2014 in Nigeria were either lacking in major star power or just repititive in talents signed on by the brands. And the performance value of such events were basically average. Many of the brands which had campus shows suffered this fate.
In October 2013, the Nollywood Movies Awards held at the posh Intercontinental Hotel, in Lagos. Comedian Basketmouth had been hyped as the compere of the evening, supported by Dakore Akande. I was standing at the red carpet lobby, interacting with invited guests as we had cocktails when one of the organisers, Alfred Soroh, came up to me. He whispered to me that there was a problem and it had to be solved urgently. Apparently, immediately Basketmouth came out of the lift and saw a huge backdrop with Etisalat written on it, he quickly dashed back and refused to compere the show. His reason was that he was a Glo Ambassador and could not be seen on an Etisalat sponsored show. It makes sense. When I asked the organisers if they didn’t think it out before deciding on Basketmouth as the compere, they explained that Etisalat came in just a few days to the event. Segun Arinze, a tested and trusted hand, had to be drafted immediately to co-compere the event.
The example above is one of many others which are a usual occurrence. My gut feeling is this; the business will grow for the brands but the whole performance and event industry may very well suffer for this. For example, if a movie awards event had MTN as the major sponsor and 50% of the nominees are Glo Ambassadors, only an idiot would need explanations on why half the nominees would not be present at the awards even if they eventually won. Same goes for music awards events. This cycle is becoming predictable. And the performance value suffers for it.
But there may be those who would argue that the brands are capable of sponsoring their own events with only their brand ambassadors as headliners. I concur but for every show such brands sponsor, it becomes predictable. I would know that any MTN show would have Wizkid, KCee, Davido, Don Jazzy and other ambassadors as performers just as a Glo event would have MI, Bez, Lynnx, Omawunmi, Burna Boy, D’Banj etc as performers. Truth be told, when you watch them once, you have watched it all. Bring them up again in another sponsored show, even for free and many would reluctantly attend just as many would not. Performance value.
Brand Managers reading this may well snigger at this but I would advise that they meet with their counterparts in other companies suffering this same problem and iron out a few of these issues. Artistes must be free to attend other shows of competing brands as long as they don’t endorse the sponsoring brand nor endorse their own brand in such shows. Harmony is needed. The entertainment industry should not be cannon fodder for the corporate wars. In 2014, we all must enhance the performance value. (By the way, that phrase is my coinage and I think I like it.)
The artistes themselves must step up their game. There is too much emphasis on the cars they buy or the shoes they wear by their publicists, which is not bad by itself but it gets overdone and sometimes come out in bad taste. Artistes should be seen to be adding value to their lives and the society through more of personal social responsiblity programmes rather than personal ‘I don buy am’ publicity stunts. Granted, how they spend their money is entirely their business but the people out there don’t really know how they MAKE their money most times. And it’s not from shows or endorsements only as they are made to believe. Story for another day. What I am saying is; how many of these new generation artistes have impacted positively on the moral conscience and inspirational equity of the youths? Very few. In music, almost none. In Nollywood, just a cosmetic impact. Story again for another day.
But I am not going to knock anyone in this write-up. I commend the dedicated efforts we all have put over the years to build the entertainment industry to this level. But the level is still in a pre-foundation stage. The structures are lacking. As we like to say all the time ‘ but we will get there!’. Where ‘there’ is is as good your guess as mine.
And my opinion is basically, my opinion.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

PHOTO: Lagos Big Girl Murdered, Beheaded For Rituals [VIEWERDISCRETIONADVISED]

This is no photoshoot, this is real people!!! Things are happening, please read: 
The headless lady pictured above was said to have left home to club and party with some friends a couple of days ago, Mimiubini.com gathered that the lady who is a Lagos runs babe was approached by a rich man at Elegushi beach where she and her friends had stopped by to party and have some fun.
According to report, she was said to have been taken to an unknown hotel by the man after both

parties had reached a conclusive agreement on pricing. Exactly 7am the next day, her dismembered body was found somewhere around Mushin axis, Lagos in what looked like a case of rituals. Her left breast was cut off, right hand was also found missing while her intestine was also taken away.

Residents immediately reported the caser to the police, while many cried and pitied the dead lady who they claim was obviously used for money rituals; many said she must have been enjoying the “runs” business all along until this happened.
We urge every girl/lady to please remain extra careful particularly in this yuletide season.
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Ghanaian Actress Jackie Appiah Releases New Pictures

Pictures are Ghanaian leading actress, Jackie Appiah posing with her 2013 Ghana Movie Award trophy for Best Actress in a Leading Role. You like? See more photos after the break:

Friday, January 17, 2014

What I Can Do To Stop My Wife From Wetting Our Bed?

Dear MUB Readers 

The situation is so embarrassing that she wears diapers to sleep. She blames it on the 3 kids we have but I do not believe this. True she was not like this when we got married, the first time she wet the bed was the week we found out she was pregnant with our first child. I can not even tell my family because they are not so fond of her and asking them for help will only make them hate her. I have advised her to see the Doctor but she says as long as she is able to wake up two times at night she will be fine. It is affecting our sexual life because I only see her as a bed wetter.

I love her please help me!