Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Karma is real!

I love this story about Karma! Every Good you do must one day come back to you! Watch and see what I mean!

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Do you believe in reincarnation?

A question that everyone has asked at least once in life: Is there reincarnation? The science has not yet found an answer, and yet there are many who believe in it. I found this video from the web and I was amazed at the similarity between current stars with deceased people.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

African Diva: Lizha James

Elisa Lisete James Humbane, popularly known as Lizha James was born December 12, 1982 in the capital of Mozambique. She is one of the biggest musicians in Lusophone Africa. 
By the age of 14, Lizha joins one of the most famous house music groups in Mozambique - Electro base. However her career gains a boost only when she started to perform solo,
launching her first album in 2000.

Lizha James has since won four Channel O Music Video Awards. Including twice as "best female artist". 

She was also a model for companies like Coca Cola, Sabco; Mcel; King Pie, etc.
Lizha is married and has one daughter.

These are my favorite songs by Lizha James, I hope you like it as much as I do!

Lizha James - Quem Ti Mandou (Who sent you)

Lizha James - Mama 

Lizha James ft. Perola - Leva Boy

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Emmanuel Houndo - Drunk in Love by Beyonce

Hey Guys, listen to this young westafrican Violinist! I really love his version of "Drunk in Love" by Beyonce ft. JayZ, this really melts my heart.


Monday, February 10, 2014

True love: Peter Okoye and Lola Omotayo

I really love the love story of Peter Okoye (P-Square) and his wife Lola Omotoya
Peter share their love story in an interview Genevieve magazine. Read the story:

"After we had scaled the hurdle and became friends, I kept preventing her from coming to my house because everyone called her boss.From her wristwatch and everything, I would be like."CHEI! This person no be my level"
One day, I took ill and I guess she tried to reach me but I wasn't picking up. She then called brother who told her I was ill. To my horror she then came over to my house. To be honest with you, I was so ashamed that after she left, I wanted to know who invited her to my house"That person don buy my trouble".

I remember living in a small room which my brother and I shared.Our bed was a mattress on the floor. The wardrobe had clothes overflowing to the floor and the room was littered with unwashed plates and half drunk pure water nylons. I was lying down as a broken fan did its best to circulate the air and she walked in and said hello.
I felt as if I was dreaming. The picture of five boys sharing a two-room apartment was definitely an eye sore. I didn't know where to look when she came in. She just tip-toed to where I was and looked at the environment then called her driver and asked him to come into the compound.

"She picked two shirts and asked me where I kept my underwear.I didn't want her to go there so I told her they were washed and drying outside .She helped me get into her car and took me to her house. I remember sleeping in her arms as we drove through thick traffic. Although I wasn't really ill by this time, I pretended  to be very ill especially as I saw the layout of pounded yam and Egusi with goat meat... she gave me some medication and I stayed at her place for three days and kept pretending to be ill because I din't know how to go back to my house.

Infact it was the first time in my life I was sleeping in a room with an air conditioner"
Now tell me this love story didn't being tears to your eyes...

Peter Okoye's a really good guy, many others would after they have fame and success leave the woman.

Lola is a good lady, she don't look down on him but lift him up. She proofs to him that she loves him no matter the condition he is in.

Friday, February 7, 2014

Music: Eagle Eye Cherry - Save tonight

Eagle-Eye Lanoo Cherry (born 7 May 1971, in Stockholm, Sweden) is an American-Swedish musician. He is the son of jazz artist Don Cherry and the brother of Neneh Cherry. At the age of 12, he was sent to school in New York, where he stayed on to work as an actor and a drummer in various bands. It was not until 1996 that he returned to Sweden to begin writing and making his debut album, Desireless, which became a commercial success throughout the world during 1998-1999. I still love this song!

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Music: Detox ft. Toofan - Shine for me

What a beautiful song! "Shine for me" is a song by Cameroonian singer Detox featuring Togolese successful duo Toofan. A great combination of English and French. You will definitely love to dance on on this nice track!

Yvonne Nelson and John Dumelo dance video!

A hilarious video of Yvonne Nelson, John Dumelo and Majid Michel. Danced on song "Oga at the top" remix. I love the song and their dance moves are just to die for! I liked the facial expressions of John Dumelo. It looks sooooo hilarious!

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

African Divas: Alicios Theluji (Congo)

Alicios Theluji

Alicios Theluji is an emerging African singer. She was born in November 1987 in Congo and spent there until her 7th birthday. Unfortunately, she had to flee with her family to Kenya because of the civil war. She sings in four languages ​​(English, French, Swahili and Lingala). Her music is heavily influenced by Congolese rumba and Zouk rythms. Her first hit single was "Mpita Njia" which she sang with the equally talented Juliana K. The lyrics are about a heartbreaker.  An exceptional artist whose thoughtful lyrics reflect the themes of everyday life. 

Alicios is not only talented, but also smart, she pursues an online degree on Business Administration at BTH University in Stokholm / Sweden.

In an interview with TAP may Alicios was asked what influenced the African youth the most. Her answer has impressed me very much.
Here is an excerpt from the interview:

TAPmag: What 3 issues do you think affect the African youth the most today?

  • Lack of confidence: The majority of African youths believe that there are other races that are superior than them when it comes to intelligence. History has somehow proven that right; at least the history thats being put on our faces. Its up to parents and teachers to help these children improve their self esteem because it will allow them to dare, dream bigger and to believe in their ideas. Everything starts with an idea and you only get to make something big out of your ideas when you have confidence in yourself. Its very important for the youths to be told our history from the African perspective. We need to tell them about our heroes; that will only strengthen them.

And as Whitney Houston once sang '' give them a sense of pride, to make it easier....'' 

  • Lack of freedom of speech: As a young person or mostly a woman, your voice is not really attended to. When interacting with adults, sometimes even appearing smarter than them is seen as a sign of disrespect. In African families, Dad is always right! Even if you have a better idea than him, you will still have ti keep it to yourself because he is supposed to always look smarter than you. So we are not really encouraged to be free thinkers and to express ourselves from an early age. A brain is like a muscle, if you dont engage it, it gets lazy and eventually dies. I also think our governments can really use the youths creative minds to the benefit of everyone. Young people are very creative, if nurtured and used properly, I really believe they can produce more than we think.
  • Lack of opportunities/jobs: Just the thought of you not being able to get a decent job after you've finished university alone takes away your motivation and will to study and go through school. 
Alicios Theluji

TAPmag: If you had to change something about Africa, what would it be!

It would definitely have to be Tribes and tribalism...they draw lines among us and i feel like they have more disadvantages than advantages. We need to understand that ''we can'', TOGETHER! I really want to see Africa united. Our own tribes have been used as a wepon to destroy us throughout the history. We've come a long way, but we still have so much to do. And I believe that we'll get there! If we UNITE!!!

Read the full interview hereTAPmag

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Gospel song: Mena Mwana - L' Eternel est bon

Hello Dears, I'm wishing you a wonderful sunday. Be blessed and controled by God and his love!

(Sung in French)
Et mon âme te loue, Et mon âme t’adore (My soul praises you, My soul adores you)
Et mon âme te loue, Car nul n’est comme toi (My soul praises you,For there’s none like you)
C’est un chant nouveau, Qui monte dans mon cœur (There’s a new song,From my heart)
Un cantique d’amour, Pour mon seul sauveur (It is a song of love for my only savior)
Il m’a pris de loin, Il m’a lavé (He took me away and washed me)
Et m’a racheté, Et placé à ses côtés (Redeemed me, and placed me beside Him)
Je n’ai plus peur de rien, je ne crains plus rien (I’m no longer afraid, I fear nothing)
Car le bon berger, Est de mon côté (For the good shepherd is by my side)
Même les ténèbres, n’ont plus aucun pouvoir sur moi
(The darkness has no power over me)
Car la clé de la mort, c’est mon maître qui la tient
(And it is my master who holds the keys over death)
Quand Il me tient la main, (When He holds my hands)
Nous fonçons droit dans l’armée de l’ennemi (We run at the advancing army)
Et le grand Goliath, se retrouve par terre (And Goliath the great falls to the ground)
Lui seul me suffit, Lui seul est tout pour moi (He alone is everything to me)
Quand je ne sais comment dire, je me mets à chanter (When I do not know how to speak, I sing)
L’eternel est bon (x3), il est bon pour moi (The Lord is good, He is good to me)
Ses bontés divines, son amour parfait (His divine goodness, His perfect love)
Ses empreintes d’en haut, font ma différence (His hand from above, is my difference)
Je ne suis qu’une fille, et lui est mon Papa papa papa
(I am simply a child, and you my father)
Oh regarde bien, j’ai les traits du ROI (Look closely at the face of the King)
Lui seul me suffit, Lui seul est tout pour moi (He alone is everything to me)
Quand je ne sais comment dire, je me mets à chanter (When I do not know how to speak, I sing)
Lui seul me suffit, Lui seul est tout pour moi (He alone is everything to me)
Quand je ne sais comment dire, je me mets à chanter (When I do not know how to speak, I sing)