Month: December 2012

FILM TRAILER: IF ONLY (BY FREDI KRUGA) / MY THOUGHTS ON ‘PROJECTS’ AIMED AT BRITAIN’S BLACK YOUTH

IF ONLY is a short film written and directed by Fredi ‘KRUGA’ Nwaka under his  newly formed C.R.I.M.E (Creating Role Models In Media Enterprise). C.R.I.M.E works with ex offenders, gang members and troubled teens and turns their stories into short films. It teaches them all aspects of film making as well as social skills, networking and helps provide them with opportunities to further their careers in media and entertainment. This project was funded by The Big Lottery Awards For All and was made []

UK RADIO NEWS: RAS KWAME JOINS CHOICE FM

It was announced today that DJ Ras Kwame will host his own show on Choice FM on Sunday afternoons from 4pm-7pm, starting on Sunday 30th December. Featuring some of the biggest names from the UK’s hip-hop and R&B scene, Ras’ show will also showcase and support some of the best up-and-coming homegrown talent around. Ras started his career in music as a club DJ in the early 90s, moving on to promote the iconic nights,Starlight Club and Subterranea Club – the latter of which []

VIDEO: THE I’MPOSSIBLE CONVERSATION (LONDON DECEMBER 12, 2012)

On Wednesday December 12th the last I’mPOSSIBLE Conversation of 2012 took place at Pearson PLC headquarters in London. Author and journalist Hannah Pool presided over proceedings during the evening while panelists Foluke Akinlose MBE (founder of Precious), model Rachel Ritfeld, Rachel Springate (founder of Enright Entertainment) and  Louise Powell (former head of Harrods Womenswear International Designer Collections Department and now co-founder and CEO of LK Resourcing Ltd), spoke honestly and frankly about their careers, personal lives and obstacles that they have each faced and in some cases continue to face. There were some truly inspiring and deeply []

UK NEWS: TEENS GIVEN LIFE SENTENCES FOR THE MURDER OF KWAME OFOSU-ASARE

Via BBC News Two teenagers have been given life terms for the murder of an innocent schoolboy. Kwame Ofosu-Asare, 17, was stabbed after being chased through the Moorlands Estate in Brixton, south London, in March. Judge Richard Marks ordered Nelson Idiabeta, 18, of no fixed address, should serve a minimum term of 19 years and Nathaniel Okusanya, 19, from Lambeth, must serve 20 years. BBC London Crime reporter Guy Smith spoke to Det Chief Insp John McFarlane and Kwame’s uncle Alexander Asare. CLICK HERE []

BLACK MEN IN CRISIS: FOOTBALLER DJIBRIL CISSE ATTENDS WILL.IAM BASH

QPR striker Djibril Cissé also rocked up to Will.iam’s launch party last night dressed like this…. I didn’t think this man was capable of  looking even more ridiculous with his dyed blond hair and beard. Someone should have torn off those stupid boots and used them to beat some sense in to his head . CLICK HERE to view more photographs of Djibril Cissé and Top Shop tycoon Philip Green’s daughter Chloe who I suspect probably encouraged this ‘Will.iam part 2’ mess [Thanks Yinka]

NIGERIAN FILM: TURNING POINT (HOLLYWOOD MEETS NOLLYWOOD -TEASERS 1 & 2)

TURNING POINT – Hollywood meets Nollywood Ade (Igoni Archibong) is a playboy Nigerian-American investment banker working at a successful firm in New York City. He is in a relationship with keen-to-marry African-American Stacey (KD Aubert). Her family (Ernie Hudson, Cynda Williams) had been cautious of this “African” but begin to warm to him due to his professional success and charm. However, Ade’s manipulative mother (Patience Ozokwor) back in Nigeria would rather her son gets serious and dumps “that girl with no traceable []

UK ANTICS & TOMFOOLERY ABROAD: “MIAMI TO THE BAHAMAS VIP YACHT PARTY…..”.

UK ‘rapper’ Moonlight (soon to be seen in the UK “reality” show Clubland UK click here to watch trailer) along with a friend hire’s a yacht in Miami, invites some “models” onboard and then they all proceed to act like they are starring in a really bad late 1990s/early noughties rap video. I watched this yesterday and could not stop laughing. RIDICULOUS. … I wonder if this “VIP party” actually made it to the Bahamas or did they just sail around in circles? Your thoughts please….