Do you write, sing, play an instrument, dance, rap etc. Send me a video of you doing what you do and I ll share it for the world to see. We need new talent and fresh minds on the arts scene. You are my TALENT of the week
Today’s X-Factor features my very own sister.I am mighty grateful for my sister Pamela Erere, after whom I founded the Pamela ERERE Foundation – PEF. Though not here today, she has given me the balls to start an organization that has helped hundreds of women and children in Nigeria and we still striving. I am so proud to be her sister, I only wish she would have met my kids. But it’s fine, it’s not for me to decide or destine. She always wanted to make a difference in the lives of women and children and dared to fight for what she believes in, now she does it anyway. Every time I think about my sister, the following words of Franklin Roosevelt comes to mind “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while DARING GREATLY, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat”. To donate to the PEF visit www.pefhelp.org Happy birthday Pam.
Now that’s what I m talking about. Taking NO for an answer. With the degree, all the hard work and maybe some student loans. Oh best believe that this young man will get a job. Way to go son, super proud of you. You get my X- Factor nod today. See the gist below
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I am waiting in line, are you?
From Jodi Picoult, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Storyteller and My Sister’s Keeper, comes a gripping and beautifully written novella, now available exclusively as an eBook. Set in the wilds of Africa, “Larger Than Life” introduces Alice, the unforgettable character at the center of Picoult’s anticipated new novel, Leaving Time, which goes on-sale in the US, Canada, and Australia on October 14th (4th November in the UK).
A researcher studying memory in elephants, Alice is fascinated by the bonds between mother and calf—the mother’s powerful protective instincts and her newborn’s unwavering loyalty. Living on a game reserve in Botswana, Alice is able to view the animals in their natural habitat—while following an important rule: She must only observe and never interfere. Then she finds an orphaned young elephant in the bush and cannot bear to leave the helpless baby behind. Thinking back on her own childhood, and on her shifting relationship with her mother, Alice risks her career to care for the calf. Yet what she comes to understand is the depth of a parent’s love.
“Larger Than Life” is only $1.99 in the US, Canada, and Australia and £1.49 in the UK.
If you follow me on twitter you have probably already seen my tweets about this show and how addicted I am to it. I am particularly in love with the actor Deyemi Okolanwon who plays Tokunbo. Many of you have told me to leave the crush alone but it’s really not that. I am just super impressed that Nigeria has such talent and we are being allowed to have access to it. Of course I die for OC Ukejie, but I knew him before and wasn’t surprised by the perfection that showed on film, but Deyemi? He I didn’t know.
We can’t give all the kudos to the actors though. The overall production of the show is magical and I don’t think Nigeria has seen anything like it. I honestly think it’s a little ‘abroadish” which means that the lines, concept, idea etc. are not quintessentially Nigerian. Rightfully so though. These young people are entrepreneurs trying to make something of their lives in LAGOS!. The Lagos scene is pretty much abroadish nowadays so , i guess it works out.
Overall, I am alive today because of ‘Gidi Up’. Not even fronting. I live !!!!!!! This is a must watch. I have seen all of season 1 and most of season 2 on youtube. The Ndani website has it too but here’s the link.
You can send me a money order for my services later. Send me your feedback and see a photo of my boo in my head, Deyemi. Below. yasss!!!
I am still in tears. This boy was released by a kidnapper when he won’t stop singing a gospel song. Watch the report and hug your kids a little tighter. #amazeballs
Reverend Father comes up to officiate a wedding and sings the best rendition of ‘Hallelujah” yet. Chills down my spine baby. Blows everyone away. #amazeballs
Facebook is getting into the virtual reality business.
The social networking giant announced plans Tuesday to buy virtual reality firm Oculus VR for $2 billion, its latest high-profile acquisition.
Oculus makes the Oculus Rift headset, which covers your eyes and immerses you in a virtual environment that responds to your head movements.
The Rift has demoed at tech industry events to rave reviews, though it isn’t yet available to consumers. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg declined to comment on when that might happen. Developers interested in building software for the device can purchase it for $350, and the company has received more than 75,000 orders so far.
The news follows Facebook’s purchases of mobile messaging service WhatsApp last month for $19 billion, and mobile photo app Instagram two years ago for $1 billion.
“Mobile is the platform of today, and now we’re also getting ready for the platforms of tomorrow,” Zuckerberg said. “Oculus has the chance to create the most social platform ever, and change the way we work, play and communicate.”
As a company that makes its own hardware, Oculus is very different from Facebook’s previous acquisitions. But Zuckerberg said Facebook isn’t “going to try to make a profit off the devices long term.”
Facebook plans to help Oculus develop first as a platform for immersive gaming, before expanding into other fields like education and live media.
Oculus, Zuckerberg said, fits into Facebook’s long-term goals of “building the knowledge economy” and “connecting everyone.” Continue reading
I have never seen cuter babies. If these words are coming out of my mouth, maybe out of my fingers then you better take it seriously. O M freaking GGGGGg. These girls look like angels. Where is their mother, father? Who created these little nuggets. If I were their mum, I would charge people for touching them, even looking at them, lol. Want to hold my daughter? That’s fine, it will be $20 per minute. For both girls, I ll give you a discount $30. Their beauty is unreal. My next 2014 goal would be to kidnap them and run away with them and call it a day. #justkidding
Anywho, this duo of cuteness overload are entered in the Pears Nigeria Baby competition, where the general public can vote for babies and make them the face of the brand. (Pears is more like the Nigerian version of Johnsons) for those who don’t know. So vote for them and make this happen. Here’s how to vote- 1) visit www.pears.com.ng
2) Search names Lisa/Sheila
Doesn’t get much easier than that. I can’t even get over this picture. More pics when you continue Continue reading
The Voice Italy Rocked by Singing Nun! Sister Cristina Scuccia Takes on Alicia Keys’ “No One”—Watch Now!
Sister Cristina Scuccia’s got soul—in more ways than one!
The 25-year-old Catholic nun brought her Godly gifts The Voice Italy, wowing the audience during blind auditions with her rendition of Alicia Keys’ “No One.”
All four coaches were visibly shocked when they turned around and saw Sister Christina for the first time wearing a black habit and silver cross. Coach Raffaella Carrà, an Italian singer, asked Cristina if she was actually a nun. “Yes,” she replied, per Catholic News Agency, “I am truly, truly a sister.”
“I came here because I have a gift, and I want to share that gift,” she continued. “I am here to evangelize.”
You all know that I am such a sucker for John Legend and his Wife Chrissy Teigen. Their dynamic to me is heaven. Anyway, I am sure everyone has heard this song by now, some of you may not know who the singer is but yes, it our very own John Legend. I am not a hopeless romantic or nothing like that but honestly, this video, the lyrics to the song, Chrissy, the sexiness. Dang! I had to share and confess that this is all I have been listening to. Didn’t even realize she was in the video since I had never watched it. But I did on Saturday and that was it. Can I just say that the song was inspired by his love for his wife, then fiancee. I am hooked and there’s no getting me free lolol
About three years ago, I was in a little off-Broadway play. I thought it was great and was proud of it. But one night after the show, at an audience Q&A session, a guy said, “Don’t worry about The New York Times.” I’d learned never to read reviews, but this confirmed they must have been bad. And for a couple of days, that slayed me. I’d always thought that if I believed in what I was doing, people would respond well, even if they had different tastes. But at that moment I realized this was simply untrue. Then I thought, Maybe I’m completely wrong about everything. I became so sensitive to others’ opinions that I had a hard time saying, I know I love this, so who cares what everyone else thinks?
It took me a while—and it’s an ongoing challenge, to be honest—to stop seeking approval. But one day, and this might sound cheesy, I took my daughter, Ramona, to see the new Muppets movie. There’s a part where Kermit the Frog says, “Maybe you don’t need the whole world to love you, you know? Maybe you just need one person.” When I heard that, I started crying. There’s just so much pressure to be a great mother, wife, friend, actress, or whatever your job may be. If some aspect of you wants everyone to universally love and understand you and approve of everything you do—well, that’s a sad life. You’ll bend yourself into a pretzel trying to be all these things you think you’re supposed to be.
These days I’m better at saying, Wait a minute. It’s all right if others don’t approve, because I believe in what I’m doing. I’ve found some strategies that help. A friend of mine, Emma, once told me, “You’re going to drop the ball sometimes. That’s how it goes.” This is a person who’s not constantly trying to please everyone or afraid of making mistakes—she just lives her life. So now I think, What would Emma do? A year ago, I even did another play at the same theater with many of the same people, and this time I felt so much stronger. I thought, This is my work. I’m doing the best I can. I know not everyone will love it—and that is fine.
This duo D&Chi don’t play. I first heard them perform at the PEF fundraiser in Dallas and I was blown away. The singing/songwriting group eat, breath and drink music. You can tell by their soul that they are unique.
Now they have their new single out titled “You are”
If you are ready for some soul touching vocals and performance, click the link below.
I can assure you they are the next aha! in music. Such a cliche? Why not listen and find out?