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KEEP A CHILD ALIVE ANNOUNCES BLACK BALL LONDON 2011 – HOSTED BY ALICIA KEYS AND MARK RONSON AND FEATURING TINIE TEMPAH

Keep a Child Alive’s Annual Fundraiser, the Black Ball returns for the third time to London. Hosted by Alicia Keys and Mark Ronson, this star-studded event will take place on June 15th 2011 at Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Road, London NW1 8EH. The evening celebrates the work of Keep a Child Alive (KCA) while raising money to provide treatment, care, nutrition and a future to children and families affected by HIV/AIDS in Africa and India. Tinie Tempah is the first artist to be announced to []

VIDEO: JUSTICE FOR SMILEY CULTURE MARCH (LONDON)

Thousands of supporters and family members of 80s Reggae star Smiley Culture (real name David Emmanuel) marched to Metropolitan Police headquarters New Scotland Yard yesterday (16 April)  calling for a public inquiry in to his death. David died during a police raid inside his home on March 15 and according to the MET died from a stab wound to the chest while “making a cup of tea”. Rest In Peace David Emmanuel aka Smiley Culture.

UK NEWS: COMEDIAN EDDIE KADI JOINS CHOICE FM

There seems to be a lot of changes taking place over at Choice FM. First it was announced that ‘Britain’s number 1 comedian’ Kojo is taking over the weekday breakfast show with co-host Max and now Eddie’s jumping on board the good ship Choice. The comedian announced the jaw dropping news via Twitter. Guys! I'm very happy to tell you all that tomorrow will mark the debut of my new saturday breakfast show on London's Choice FM!!! 9am-1pm — Eddie Kadi (@EddieKadi) April 15, 2011 Choice FM executives obviously have some sort of []

UK MUSIC: MYM – HOLD ME DOWN

‘Hold Me Down’ is the debut single from new artist MyM’s (real name Maryam Shofowora). The single will be featured on her debut album ‘Changing Rooms’ to be released in late 2011. The 23 year old from South London describes her sound as “a mixture of genre fusing different styles together”, using a lot of live instruments giving it that theatrical edge” LISTEN TO HOLD ME DOWN Hold Me Down will be released on the 21 April 2011

UK EVENT REVIEW: THE LAUNCH OF AML AMEEN’S AMEENDREAM ENTERTAINMENT AND SCREENING (LONDON)

Last night I attended the official launch of British actor Aml Ameen’s film and television production company, AmeenDream Entertainment held at UK film body headquarters BAFTA. (Yeah that’s right “haters” Miss Mad News was swanning around BAFTA headquarters! Deal with it! *sarcasm*.  After starring in the hit film Kidulthood,TV drama The Bill and other TV/stage projects, Aml set up production company AmeenDream in 2009 ‘with a clear mission to deliver stories that entertain, provoke thought and inspire, as well as providing alternative representations of youth and the urban community in the []

UK EVENT: FOUR KORNERZ LIVE IN CONCERT (LONDON)

Multi-award winning all-brother band Four Kornerz are to release their new single Superstar on Monday 2 May, 2011. This is the band’s first officially release since their ground-breaking independent album release Soulectric (2007) which included the hit singles Clap Clap and Gonna Make It. This latest masterpiece from the London based-quartet dons the familiar leads from Deji, the eldest of the four brothers.  Known for their inspirational lyrics, Four Kornerz once again adopt the same stance but unusually from a female’s perspective. []