Month: June 2012

RACE ROW: COUNCILLOR TELLS FOOTBALLER MARIO BALOTELLI TO ‘GO AND WORK IN THE FIELDS’

The sly shots, the prodding and the blatant racism just keeps on coming folks! First its scum bag football supporters at Euro 2012 making monkey chants and throwing bananas on the pitch, and now its some dumb right wing politician attempting to bait footballer Mario Balotelli. They really want to see this man completely lose it. Via The Daily Mail An Italian regional councillor has sparked a race row after he posted on his Facebook page a picture of footballer Mario Balotelli working in fields as an immigrant worker. Paolo Ciani, 51, of []

UK FILM: WOOLWICH BOYS (TRAILER)

“Woolwich Boys” marks the feature film debut of Commonwealth Film Award Winner, Anthony Abuah. Woolwich Boys is a feature film that focuses on the lives of four Nigerian friends, who embark on a life of ‘419’ fraud crime between 2003/04. Based on true events, the story is focused on the metoric rise of ‘Wale’, a teenager who has recently arrived in Britain from Nigeria. When he is unable to complete his studies, he is enticed into a life of crime. The cast includes []

‘THE VOICE UK’ HOST REGGIE YATES DEFENDS SHOW

In an interview with tabloid rag The Sun The Voice UK host Reggie Yates defends the show which did poorly in the ratings and shoots down comparisons to its ITV rival The X-Factor. A clearly irritated Yates said, “To compare us to The X Factor, which has been on for nine years, just feels unfair. We’d just started, and if you rule out all the comparisons and look at what we did, then I think you’d see we did a bloody good job first time around. “I []

UK FILM RELEASE: LAST FLIGHT TO ABUJA (OFFICIAL TRAILER)

After a hugely successful world premiere at The Troxy Cinema in East London in front of over 1300 guests, Last Flight to Abuja, the new Nollywood, disaster themed suspense thriller by award winning UK based Nigerian director Obi Emelonye, is now set to be released across 14 London cinema screens from Friday 29th June. Last Flight to Abuja starring some of Africa’s biggest screen acting talents – Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, Hakeem Kae-Kazim and Jim Iyke – is the very first Nollywood film set []

UK EVENT: THE WORLD BASKETBALL FESTIVAL COMING TO BRIXTON

NIKE ANNOUNCES 02 ACADEMY BRIXTON LINE-UP UPDATE! Academy Brixton, in the heartland of British Hoops. The iconic Brixton venue will host a spectacular fusion of music and basketball with exclusive appearances from basketball heroes past and present – the first legendary name confirmed is Scottie Pippen. At this unique, highlight event the stage will be a rolling showcase of music and basketball with the soundtrack supplied by global and local stars.  Angel has been added to the festival bill alongside headliners Big []

ADIDAS CANCEL “SLAVEWEAR” TRAINERS AFTER BACKLASH

Well.. well.. it looks like Adidas won’t be releasing this mess in August after all. Via CNN German sports apparel maker Adidas withdrew its plans to sell a controversial sneaker featuring affixed rubber shackles after the company generated significant criticism when advertising the shoe on it’s Facebook page. The high-top sneakers, dubbed the JS Roundhouse Mids, were expected to release in August, according to the Adidas Originals Facebook page. “Got a sneaker game so hot you lock your kicks to your ankles?” a []

ADIDAS SET TO RELEASE NEW “SLAVEWEAR” TRAINERS IN AUGUST

Mad News reader Nemat brought these ridiculous new trainers to my attention a week ago but I just kept thinking this has to be a hoax. No way would sports giant Adidas release this cheap, tacky, ugly and some will say controversial shoe. Boy was I wrong. The Adidas JS Roundhouse Mids will be available to buy in August which has caused outrage. Some have likened the orange “bracelets” to the shackles worn by black slaves in 19th Century America and have branded them “slavewear”. All I can []

THE VOICE CANCELS UK TOUR DUE TO POOR TICKET SALES

The Daily Mail reports that BBC show The Voice (UK) has cancelled its UK tour because of poor ticket sales. A spokesperson confirmed that, ‘Unfortunately, The Voice UK Live has been cancelled due to lack of ticket sales – customers are advised to contact their point of purchase for ticket refunds.’ The Voice UK started out strong in the ratings but as the weeks went by the show gradually began to lose viewers, which explains why the BBC eventually decided to cancel []