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Friday, 15 July 2016

Drake is on set for “Childs Play” video

After shooting the video for “One Dance” in South Africa, Drake has come back to the United States and more specifically Houston to shoot the visuals for “Childs Play”.
Drake’s last album Views is a huge success made of several hits. From “Hotline Bling” to “Too Good” which is already played on radio, the rapper never stops from making you dance and sing along. Now he’s ready to make you spend some time watching his videos as he’ll be releasing two of them, one for “One Dance” shot in South Africa, and the other one for “Childs Play”.
For “Childs Play” video, Drake has decided to go back to the US, in Houston, Texas. It seems like it’s gonna be a little bit sexier than “One Dance” video since the rapper has been shooting at V Live, a strip club in the city, where he’d also have hosted a party. V Live welcomed him with a MVP trophy – nothing’s too good for Drizzy, Drake was also spotted at Cheesecake Factory restaurant he refers to in “Childs Play” when rapping: “Why you gotta fight with me at Cheesecake? / You know I love to go there / Say I’m actin’ lightskin, I can’t take you nowhere.” You must be patient before being able to see the result for “Childs Play” video, but the one for “One Dance” will surely be dropping very soon!

Brazil to boost Olympics security after Nice attack

             Brazil's interim president will hold an emergency meeting with cabinet ministers Friday to bolster security for next month's Olympics, officials said after a suspected terrorist attack in the French city of Nice.
"We think we will have to intensify the security monitoring system. We will have to increase the number of checkpoints and controls," Defense Minister Raul Jungmann told TV station Globo.
Interim president Michel Temer's office said he would meet with his intelligence chief and defense and justice ministers at 4:00 pm (1900 GMT) in response to the Nice attack, which killed at least 84 people.
The attack, perpetrated with a 19-tonne truck, showed that "any tool, any instrument, any vehicle can be the vector of a terrorist act," said Jungmann.
The head of the intelligence service, Sergio Etchegoyen, said fears over security at the Rio de Janeiro Games, which open on August 5, had "gone up a notch" after the attack in France.
He said new security measures would include extra checkpoints, barricades and traffic restrictions.
"We're trading a little comfort for a lot more security," he told a press conference at the presidential offices.
Brazilian intelligence officials met with French counterparts Friday for a briefing on the Nice attack, he said.
The French resort city is in shock after a Tunisian-born man drove a white truck into a huge crowd gathered to watch the annual Bastille Day fireworks display, leaving a gruesome trail of bodies in his wake.
The attack triggered new fears in Brazil, already on alert after the French military intelligence chief said France had been informed of a planned terror attack on its team at the Rio Olympics.
In June, Brazil's intelligence service said it had detected Portuguese-language messages linked to the Islamic State group on an online forum.
An even more explicit warning came after bloody Islamist attacks in Paris last November, when a French jihadist tweeted that Brazil was the "next target."
Brazil plans to deploy 85,000 police and soldiers to provide security for the Olympics -- double the number used in the 2012 London Games.

Azarenka announces Pregnancy, sits out rest for 2016


Former world number one and two-time Australian Open winner Victoria Azarenka announced Friday that she is pregnant and will miss the rest of the season.
The 26-year-old from Belarus said her baby is due towards the end of the year but that she intends to resume her career.
"While recovering from the knee injury I sustained at Roland Garros, I received news from my doctors that my boyfriend and I are going to become parents at the end of the year," Azarenka said in a statement on Twitter.
"We couldn't be happier and feel very blessed to begin this exciting journey of building a family together."
World number six Azarenka, who won the Australian Open in 2012 and 2013, pulled out of the French Open in her first round tie with a knee injury and hasn't played since.

Andriy Shevchenko named as new Ukraine

Former AC Milan striker Andriy Shevchenko was on Friday appointed coach of Ukraine, the 2004 Ballon d'Or winner's first job as a manager.
The 39-year-old replaces Mykhaylo Fomenko who resigned after Ukraine were knocked out of Euro 2016 without scoring a single goal.
The former Soviet republic's side was the first to be knocked out of the European championships after losing to Germany, Northern Ireland and Poland.
At his peak Shevchenko was renowned for his lightning counter attacks and clinical finishing and he was a prolific with Dynamo Kiev and AC Milan as he was for Ukraine, for whom he scored 48 times in 111 matches.
With AC Milan he won the Champions League in 2003 after a penalty shoot out win over Juventus, and clinched Serie A in 2004, when he was named European footballer of the year.
He had a less prolific two year spell at Chelsea, where he won the FA Cup and League Cup before returning to Dynamo Kiev, where he first shot to fame helping his side to five straight league titles from 1995.
The 39-year-old signed a two-year deal that may extend through to 2020. Its financial terms were not disclosed.
Shevchenko on Friday appointed former AC Milan defender Mauro Tassotti as one of his assistant coaches.

‘Many foreigners and children’ among Nice dead and injured

French President Francois Hollande said Friday that “many foreigners and young children” were among those killed or injured after the truck attack on a crowd celebrating Bastille Day in Nice, with around 50 fighting for their lives. “There are French among the victims and also many foreigners from every continent and many children, young children,” said a clearly moved Hollande in a speech from a hospital in the French Riviera city. “As I speak 84 people are dead, and around 50 are in a critical condition between life and death,” he added. Witnesses said a truck drove at speed into a crowd for two kilometres (1.3 miles) after around 30,000 people had been watching a fireworks display on France’s national day. Hollande previously described the attack on the palm-lined Promenade des Anglais as being of an “undeniable terrorist nature”.

K. Michelle gets roasted after attempting to speak “Nigerian”

In a video she posted on Instagram, R&B singer K. Michelle wanted to show she could speak “Nigerian” but ended up sounding ridiculous and not funny at all.
Oooops, it looks – and sounds – like K. Michelle made a huge mistake ! Yesterday the singer posted a video in which she said she was speaking “Nigerian”. But lemme tell you something, Kay: “Nigerian” isn’t a language, as Nigeria has tons of living languages with different names…
In the video, you can hear her talk about what she’s eating – great, K., but your “Nigerian accent” is kind of awkward, and everyone can notice it even if they don’t speak the language…
People were very petty in the comments – but at the same time so funny. You can read things like: “I love you k !! But you gotta get it together Nigerian ain’t a language”, “ain’t no Nigerian I heard here”, “sounds Jamaican”, “she sounds like she was auditioning for a Shakespeare play”… Ok, it’s true that she’s overdoing it. She tried to defend herself by writing in the caption: “All you school teachers who nobody loved calm down. Nigerian ISNT a language but it’s Nigerian Pidgin English. Stop talking to me. I promise I’m smarter than you”. FYI, Pidgin is a creole language mixing English and Portuguese and it’s spoken in Nigeria.
K. Michelle kept on giving her show and published two other videos. The last one was VERY embarrassing – it seems like the artist had been rehearsing for hours and now she’s finally reciting her lines. In the caption she even tagged American-Nigerian rapper Wale and used the Nigerian phrase “how far?” (meaning “what’s up?”) before she boasted: “I’m killing it huh?” Well we’re not so sure about it but at least you tried…

Six rules for wedding guests in Nigeria

Wedding ceremonies in Nigeria are great, especially ones organized in the western parts of the country. While a lot of the celebrants are expected to observe certain traditions and follow certain rules, the guests are not spared either, as there are certain etiquette rules they too have to abide by while attending the occasion. If you are visiting Nigeria and planning on attending a wedding, you are going to want to put your best foot forward. And that means getting well acquainted with what the rule book says. To give you a head start, Jumia Travel, Africa’s No.1 online hotel booking portal, shares 6 rules for wedding guests in Nigeria Do not wear any shade of white The general idea is that the brides wear white or shades of the colour, including ivory, cream e.t.c. You are not allowed to try and upstage the bride by wearing anything that is primarily white or a dress in a hue that is really close to white. You can however wear something with a touch of white, as long as the white does not dominate the ensemble. Actually, you are also not allowed to wear anything that will keep all attention on you rather than the bride. Stay away from plunging necklines, and thigh high slits. It is her day and it is important she has all the attention. Ensure you follow the couple’s photography and social media rules There are so many visual platforms now and users are always keen to upload photos of “awwh-worthy” moments to their social media platforms. While most couples will allow you to do just that at the wedding, ensure you do not trump either the bride or the groom in the photo. In other words, do not post a less-than-flattering photo of the bride even if you happen to look really cute. Again, remember to include the couples’ hashtags on all the wedding photos. If you aren’t sure what they want, just do not post anything. Also, try not to get in the way of the professional photographer who has actually been paid by the groom to take official photos of the wedding. Do not bring a Plus One on your discretion Unless there is a crystal-clear ‘plus one’ addendum on the invitation, please do not come with anyone else including your boyfriend, girlfriend, bestie or child. The couple makes their budget and plan according to the invitations sent out and affirmed, and so, bringing extra people just makes things a lot more difficult as regards seating and catering. Take a gift to the wedding The norm for Nigerians is to go to the wedding, dance eat and go home. Unless they are related to the bride or groom, they hardly attend with a gift. A few , especially those in Lagos, justify not gifting the bride and groom with the excuse that they paid forAsoebi or they will spray cash on the dance floor, but should that suffice? Unless the invitation specifies “no gifts”, it is important that you take a gift in honor of your invitation. Great thing is that you have up to about 6 months to give the bride/groom a wedding present, so if you miss your chance at the wedding itself, you can still send them something. Go easy on Souvenirs Souvenir time is always a bit chaotic in Nigerian weddings. No matter how negligible the package or empty the goodie bag, wedding guests tend to see it as a gold medal and go extra lengths to secure even more than one for themselves. Some people even now take some part of the decoration, like a floral arrangement or centerpiece on the table, home. It is important to note that weddings are not a grab and go opportunity. Wait for your turn when souvenirs are being distributed and if you see something on the table you want to take home, ensure you ask the bride or groom or wedding planner first. Attend every second of the wedding ceremony The norm in Nigeria is that wedding guests skip the church ceremony and just go to the reception event as they never want to sit through that long religious ceremony. This is not an acceptable practice though, as the couple who sent you an invitation expect you to join them for the full experience. A ceremony and reception go hand in hand. You may think the bride and groom will not notice, but the truth is that they remember who shows up and who does not…and remember those who leave early too.