Month: February 2011

PUMA ENLISTS CEDELLA MARLEY TO DESIGN OFFICIAL UNIFORM FOR JAMAICAN OLYMPIC TRACK AND FIELD TEAM

Photographs via Vogue UK /  Parlour Magazine Sports apparel giant Puma has enlisted fashion designer Cedella Marley (daughter of Bob) to design the official uniform for the Jamaican track and field 2012 Olympic team. In an interview with Vogue UK Cedella disclosed, “It’ll be Grace Jones meets my Dad. I’m trying to weave a red, gold and green tag on the inside but really it’s about the athletes. There will be elements of Dad’s look about it though, especially him in those tracksuits he used []

UK NEWS: LONDON PROMOTER “KIDNAPPED” IN NIGERIA RELEASED?

Several days ago it was reported that promoter/co-owner of popular London nightclub Runway Mike Neri had been kidnapped in Lagos Nigeria, along with a female companion. Now I’m hearing through the grapevine that they have now been allegedly released, but no word on who paid the 20 million Naira ransom. A source jokingly said, “Mike will probably make an appearance at Runway this week”. This is a strange story that smells extremely fishy (like a bag of rotton fish), and has the words ‘publicity stunt’ written all over it.  Also []

UK TV /VIDEO: RASTAMOUSE DEBUTS ON CBEEBIES

New animated CBeebies series Rastamouse made it’s debut on BBC 1 several days ago and so far the reviews have been quite positive. It’s definitely going to be a huge hit with the kids. TV/radio personality Reggie Yates is the voice behind Rastamouse, and I plan on sending him an old “how to speak Jamaican Patois” book, that I brought back from Jamaica as a child in the 80s (lol). “Yeh mon, Yeh mon!” I’m only joking Reggie. Do you son, do []

DJ KOOL HERC’S MYSTERY ILLNESS REVEALED / “BILLS NOW BEING HANDLED” REPORTS DJ PREMIER’S BLOG

Several days ago DJ Premier announced on his radio show that Hip Hop pioneer DJ Kool Herc (real name Clive Campbell) “was very sick” and needed financial assistance, but provided no other information. Many, however assumed he was at death’s door due to Premier’s impassioned plea for donations. Click HERE to read more about this situation if you missed it.   Now the New York Daily News has revealed that Herc is suffering from kidney stones.  If you wish to know more about kidney stones click HERE. Herc’s sister, Cindy Campbell, []

UK NEWS: LONDON CLUB PROMOTER KIDNAPPED IN NIGERIA

I was skeptical at first when I first read about this incident but I’ve since been told by a reputable source that sadly this story is in fact true.  It’s been reported on several African based websites that the co-owner /promoter of popular London nightclub Runaway Michael Neri also known as Mike L, a long with female companion Ify Eneli have allegedly been kidnapped in Lagos, Nigeria, Via It’s Crystal Celebrity Supposedly there has been a message going around in Nigeria since 29th January saying ” Michael Neri and Ify Eneli kidnapped while leaving []

UK NEWS: NICKI MINAJ TAKES OVER LONDON’S CHOICE

Today Choice, London’s number one urban station, is proud to announce it has signed rapper and international style icon Nicki Minaj to host her own show throughout February. Playing some of her favourite urban hits and tracks from her debut album Pink Friday – which was certified platinum just a month after its US release – the award-winning and Grammy nominated artist will be taking over the early afternoon show from Saturday 5th February.  The announcement comes hot-on-the-heels of Nicki’s whirlwind visit []