Month: October 2013

UK NEWS: X FACTOR CONTESTANT LORNA SIMPSON ‘ASHAMED’ AFTER APPEARING IN LOW BUDGET ‘HOOD’ FLICK

X Factor contestant Lorna Simpson has talked about the shame she feels after appearing in the straight to World Wide Web low budget film ‘Hood Loyalty’, released last month. When asked about the explicit sex scenes featuring her and Jeremiah Kirlew, Lorna said: I’m so ashamed I took part. It wasn’t even lots of money, I just thought it would help my career. We weren’t actually having sex. It was just acting. I didn’t realise it would be explicit, but by the time we []

VIDEO: THE I’MPOSSIBLE CONVERSATION (AUTUMN EDITION 2013 – LONDON)

… On September 25th I attended the Autumn edition of The I’mPOSSIBLE Conversation hosted at L’Oreal headquarters in Hammersmith, London. Panellists Carlene Firmin (MBE), Donna McConnell (The Daily Mail showbiz editor), Paulette Randall (responsible for black British TV comedy classics The Real McCoy, Desmond’s and assistant director of the London 2012 Olympics opening ceremony),  Shingai Shoniwa (Noisettes front woman and Mizani UK brand ambassador) and Tumi Soyinka (senior product manager for Mizani UK) alongside host Eliza Anyangwe (The Guardian) all shared stories of their journey’s []

BRITISH BLACK PANTHER EXHIBITION

An exhibition presenting the legacy of the British Black Panther movement will be coming to Brixton in October. Taking place at the Photofusion Gallery during Black History Month, the show will feature current portraits of Panther members and archive photographs shot by Neil Kenlock, the official photographer of the British Black Panther Movement.  A documentary film will also accompany the exhibition. The show has been curated by The Organised Youth project, a group of 13-25 year olds who were inspired by the youthful []

UK RADIO NEWS: REGGAE DJ NATTY B AND DADDY ERNIE, DAVE P AND MARTIN JAY AXED IN CAPITAL XTRA TAKEOVER

It was officially announced today that Choice FM is now to be known as Capital XTRA and as expected there are casualties and will probably be more. The Voice reports that Choice FM veteran Reggae DJ Natty B has been axed by the station. Natty tweeted: “It is with deep regret that last Sunday…was my final show on Choice FM. This has come as an unexpected surprise as has the news that the station will be now known as Capital Extra & []

UK RADIO NEWS: IT IS OFFICIAL – REST IN PEACE CHOICE FM….. HELLO CAPITAL XTRA

Well folks it is now official. Choice FM is no more. Big news! From Monday, we're taking the music you love national with our new look and name, Capital XTRA — Capital XTRA (@CapitalXTRA) October 3, 2013 Via Radio Today Choice FM will disappear on Sunday to make way for Global Radio’s latest brand extension – Capital XTRA – on national DAB and in London on FM. The new station will launch this Monday with “Kojo & Jade with XTRA in the morning” []

THE VOICE NEWSPAPER FRONT COVER (OCTOBER 3RD – 9TH 2013) – ‘GOODBYE CHOICE FM?’

For those of you who missed the news on the recent changes over at Choice FM – CLICK HERE and CLICK HERE .  I had a feeling that the brutal sacking of long time Choice employee DJ 279 (also known as Numbers) and the hiring of Tim Westwood was just the beginning. The word on the streets is that they plan on changing the station’s name to ‘Capital Extra’. Hmmmm….. If the rumours are in fact true then I look forward to reading []