Monday, February 28, 2011
A few weeks ago I blogged about voting Goodluck Jonathan back into the presidency. Since then a lot of thins have happened, He called the South-West Governors rascals, People died in Portharcourt during his rally, He was walked out on in Kaduna and he said an Egyptian-like revolution wasn't possible in Nigeria. Are you really going to vote this man?
This is the livestream of Darey's album lunch. Its titled 'DoubleDare' and it comes in 2 parts 'Heart' & 'Beat'.
Saturday, February 26, 2011
Monday, February 21, 2011
The Sowambe Awards is a social media award show cofounded by Loy Okezie and Francis Oghuma in July last year. Sowambe is a website that will feature social media talents, news, early adopters, brands, trends and people using social media within Africa. Sowambe Awards would be recognizing the best social media adopters, talents and professionals as well as social media-based web platforms in Nigeria.
The Awards would have about 25 categories and will allow participants and the public to nominate and vote online for their favourites, based on a clear understanding and good judgment on activities in the social web.
The Sowambe Awards ceremony would gather people interested in lifestyle and trends in social media, web startups, technology & software developers, enterprises, investors, industry watchers, broadcasters, celebrities and students in order to celebrate social media excellence in Nigeria. Voting closes February 28th, 2011. I have to say its quite annoying that for every vote i have to enter my email address and then head back to my mailbox to verify. They should have just used poll daddy or something.
The full list:
Best Social Media Personality
1. Tayo Aderinokun (MD/CEO, GTBank)
2. Fela Durotoye (MD, Visible Impact)
3. Nmachi Jidenma (Founder, CP-Africa)
4. Egghead Odewale
5. Gbenga Sesan (ED, Paradigm Initiative Nigeria)
Best Social Media Celebrity
1. Banky W
4. Omotola (Omosexy)
5. Wande Coal
Best Social Media Politician
1. Babatunde Fashola
2. Nuhu Ribadu
3. Goodluck Jonathan
4. Dele Momodu
5. Donald Duke
Best Social Media Site
Best Social Media Activist
1. Amara Nwakpa (LightupNigeria)
2. Gbenga Sesan (EnoughisEnough)
3. Chude Jideonwo (The Future Awards)
4. Egghead Odewale
5. Ohimai Amaize (B.L.I.N.G)
Best Social Media Thinker/Influencer
1. Yinka Olaito (The Branding Gavel)
2. Paulette Erijo (Letche/Beezbox)
3. Dayo Adefila (Insight Communications)
4. Abasiama Idaresit (Wild Fusions)
5. Adeola Kayode (Teleios Consulting)
Best Use of Twitter (Personal Brands)
1. Pastor Chris Oyakhilome
2. Don Jazzy
3. Pastor WD Favour
4. Genevieve Nnaji
5. Eldee The Don
Best Use of Twitter (Corporate Brands)
2. Arik Air
3. UBA Group
4. Etisalat Nigeria
5. Airtel Nigeria
Best Use of Facebook (Personal Brands)
1. Fela Durotoye
2. Wande Coal
3. Goodluck Jonathan
5. Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde
Best Use of Facebook (Corporate Brands)
1. Always Nigeria
3. Hennessy Nigeria
4. MTN Project Fame
5. Samsung Mobile
Best Use of YouTube (Corporate Brands)
1. UBA Group
4. Globacom Limited
5. Oceanic Bank
Best Social Media Newspaper
4. The Guardian
Best Social Media Jobs Site
Best Social Networking Site
Best Social Media TV/Radio Station
1. The Beat 99.9 FM
2. Top Radio
3. Rhythm 93.7 FM
4. Channels TV
Best Micro/Blogging Platform
5. Blogger (Blogspot)
Best Social Aggregation Tool
Best Ad Campaign on Facebook
1. The Experience 2010
2. Peak Talent Show
3. MTN Fastlink
4. Babatunde Fashola
5. Diamond Bank
Best Digital Media Agency
1. Seed Media
2. Wild Fusion
3. ByteSize Nigeria
4. Tregeo Creatives
5. Inove Media
Best Twitter Trend
4. Wande Coal
5. Sanni Keita
To vote head to Sowambe.com
Saturday, February 19, 2011
Yesterday, twitter officially suspended Ubertwitter and twitdroyd for violating twitter's policies. Both apps are owned by Ubermedia, who recently acquired tweetdeck for $30million.
Twitter says The apps violated their Direct Messaging policies. Twitter also says they suspend hundreds of applications on a daily basis and those apps are generally used by a small number of users.
Mashable reached out to twitter for more information. Twitter also says:
“We ask all developers in the Twitter ecosystem to abide by a simple set of rules that are in the interests of our users, as well as the health and vitality of the platform as a whole.
We often take actions to enforce these rules; in fact, on an average day we turn off more than one hundred services that violate our API rules of the road. This keeps the ecosystem fair for everyone.
Today we suspended several applications, including UberTwitter, twidroyd and UberCurrent, which have violated Twitter policies and trademarks in a variety of ways. These violations include, but aren’t limited to, a privacy issue with private Direct Messages longer than 140 characters, trademark infringement, and changing the content of users’ Tweets in order to make money.
We’ve had conversations with UberMedia, the developer of these applications, about policy violations since April 2010, when they first launched under the name TweetUp – a term commonly used by Twitter users and a trademark violation. We continue to be in contact with UberMedia and hope that they will bring the suspended applications into compliance with our policies soon."
Ubertwitter has changed their name to Ubersocial following the suspension.Ubersocial is available for download and is also available for iPhone, and desktop[on Beta].
So what are the options
I've scouted the web for Alternatives to UberTwitter and Twitdroyd and i've ignored the official twitter apps because they suck.
Seesmic for Blackberry
Snaptu for blackberry
Seesmic for Android
Tweetdeck for Android
Source: Twitter support Mashable
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Joulesdakid started rapping in ss1. His First ever battle was on a talent show in school. Then he started performing at school shows and inter school competitions. He's an alumnus of Doregos Private Academy and in SS3 he became the social prefect.
He did his first couple of songs with ACE for the 09 prom performance (mo gbana felil feli and
others). He then graduated and went to Oxbridge, where he performed at the school carol in December 09 (and he killed it). Up Next was his performance at ECHO in december 2009 with HYM *performed song: OMOGE FINE* hit the studio again dropped *MY SWAGG AMD IMMA DO HER GOOD*.
While in oxbridge he recorded 2 songs with some other guys *you aready know and all eyes on me*. He is currently wworking on dropping his *ransom freestyle*, *i'm ill* and his new hit single that he hasnt decided a name for yet*. He's moving on to Nottingham University this september.
Before we forget, joulesdakid yea battled TIMIX at the masquerade ball and he's about to get on a track with, HYM, MIDNITE,THA DRILL, SWELE and whole lot more.
FACEBOOK FAN CLUB: JOULES DA KID
Monday, February 14, 2011
The battle of the tablet market continues. As soon as the iPad was released we started seeing strong competition from Japan, India and now Nigeria. The Inye Tablet PC is a 7inch mobile tablet [yes, its mobile, your iPad isn't :P] running on Google's Android 2.1. So let's take a look at the specifications:
Many facebook users are beginning to see facebook's all new design for viewing photos. The new interface has larger images and a small popup kinda box that opens up on the page you're viewing.
Facebook started rolling out this interface sometime in September last year, now facebook has confirmed that they have begun rolling out to all users on Saturday. The main thing about the new phots interface is that users will be able to go through photos in the lightbox layer without disrupting the underlying page. The new Photos also includes High-resolution photos, photo download links and bulk tagging. I haven't gotten the new interface yet but as soon as I get it, i'll get some screenshots up. For now, i've got this picture from Mashable
Sunday, February 13, 2011
Earlier this week, Updates to the Samsung Galaxy tab and Samsung Galaxy S got leaked on line. The Galaxy S II will come with a 1GHZ dual core processor, 4.27 inch screen, 8.49mm thickness, WiFi and HSPA, Bluetooth 3.0, 116g in weight. The Galaxy S II will also come with a Readers Hub, Social Hub, Games hub, Music Hub, 8 megapixel camera with HD recording, HD link allowing users watch HD content on TV and storage of 16GB or 32GB.
The Galaxy TAb 10.1 on the other hand wil come with a 10.1 inch display, 1280X800 screen resolution, Android Honeycomb OS, 8 megapixel camera, full HD video recording and playback.
Source: Mashable, Samsung Hub
Saturday, February 12, 2011
You see from the beginning of February, guys begin to look for girls to val and girls look for who to 'val' them. Many of these valers(he that asks) and valees(she that gets the stuff) go without asking or being asked but the valers dont have problems. And then on February the 13th, the valees wake up! Realising they are going to roast, they hurry to the salon to get their hair and face fixed just so potential valers realise and 'val' them. Its February 7th as I write this and about 50% of the female population have changed their hairstyles. Yeah! And you thought only boys were not smiling.
Anyways these valees go to work/school/shop/whatever hoping somebody they like notices and vals them. Most times it doesn't happen! And then the real desperation sets in. They cut their skirt short or wear really tight leggings and suck belle so the shirt go fine and they'll go out with almost any guy. Even if he has one eye and one leg and he will surely take them to Mr. Biggs! Desperation day for valers is by far the best day to ask a valee to be valed. Why? You need to pay attention and read the above! So if you're gonna ask someone out this season, tomorrow is the day(hopefully, you wont be late)
*Shoutsout to the awesomest Bro in the world, Barney Stinsson for calling our attention to desperation day*
Friday, February 11, 2011
I was listening to a song, when I heard the line "if God had an iPod, I'll be on His playlist."
This got me thinking, and my thoughts were based on my lifestyle. I realised that if God did have an iPod, I WILL be on His playlist. Why?
For every time I speak to Him, He listens attentively and He works on my requests. I don't have to see that He has done it, I just have to feel progress and know that the Lord, my God has done it.
Know your God
Appreciate your God
Because one day, some day, some time in the future, you'd wish you appreciated Him and the fact he has you on His playlist.
How big must God's iPod be? We are a large population. Many of us believe in Him and talk to Him. So how big?
Embrace your faith.
Embrace unconditional love when you see it.
Sent via BlackBerry® from T-Mobile
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
The first single off Naeto C's 'Super C Season' album has got its video. Watch it, share with your friends and tell us what you think in the comments section below.
Video for the remix of Mr.Endowed ft. Snoop Dogg. The video was shot on location in Los Angeles and directed by Sean Cameos. The video feature Don Jazzy, Wande Coal, K-Switch and Chris Aire. I love the Baba Aja part! LOL! Oh and remember the Koko Mobile phones we talked about last year? They show up in this video!
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
About a few weeks ago Google acquired Googli.ng and Microsoft also acquired the domain Bi.ng. .ng is Nigeria's top level domain and is run by NIRA, the country's official TLD registrar. Earlier in January, Thisday newspapers acquired thisday.ng for N6million. NIRA has since stated that domains for companies with identified trademarks will cost N3million. We're not sure what Google and Microsoft will do with the domains acquired.
We expect that more companies will acquire domains this year.
Friday, February 4, 2011
This is the video for Lynxxx's Alabukun featuring Banky W. Alabukun is lynxx's second video, the first being 'Change your parade'. Alabukun was directed by Tom Robson. Enjoy and leave us a comment.
Thursday, February 3, 2011
FUN FACT: In the video for ''Dead Presidents'' by Plumbline, CON.tra.diction performs SORRY SONG as the video opens.
HEr second single is a remix of an earlier release.
Skales raps on ''Superstar'' to bring the message home!
Superstar Remix ft. Skales DOWNLOAD LINK
Sorry Song ft. Rooftop MCs DOWNLOAD LINK
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
According to 'Social Mythbusting', a report by e-mail marketing provider ExactTarget In the last few weeks we've seen many people asking for reduction in the use of social network services like Facebook and Twitter because they don't favour face-to-face interaction. Basically, they said we're obsessed.
The study was conducted in 2 phases:
1. A series of groups containing 44 people that were cenetred around the reasons consumers engage with companies via e-mail, facebook and twitter and
2. A survey taking by 1506 U.S citizens[aged 15 and older] that played off themes addressed during the focus groups.
The survey found out that among those who are using facebook increasingly 27% of them said they have more face-to-face meetings with their friends and 60% of them said their meetings with their friends have stayed the same. Also for people using facebook more, 19% of them said they call their friends on the phone more, 63% said their calls have remained the same, while 19% said they made less calls. Here's the infographic:
Among those who use twitter increasingly, 46% of them said they have more face-to-face meetings with their friends and 7% said they have less meetings with their friends in person. Also 33% of the respondents said they call their friends more, while 55% of them have their calls remain the same and 13% made less calls.
I guess, we're not that obsessed afterall and if we are the obsession is leading to more face-to-face interactions than we think. So show your parents this when they complain you spend too much time on twitter!
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Goodluck Jonathan. And I have to ask are we really going to toll this line again.
We voted Obasanjo in 1999, kept him till 2007 and we have nothing to show for it. We voted Yar'Adua in 2007, they hid him from us till he died and we're back to '99 again.
Are we going to vote Goodluck Jonathan who we all know doesn't even want to run[wikileaks link] based on the fact that he was a University Lecturer? We really have to get this lecturers are really smart leaders out of our heads anyway? I know really dumb people that are professors!
Maybe one man in the person of Goodluck Jonathan is gonna change the entire party. I really doubt that. The delegates who chose Goodluck Jonathan know that he's going to listen to them and kiss their ass! My point is we all know the PDP is made up of all the people that have destroyed our nation in the past decade [People Destroying People]. Do you think one man is going to change this group of people who put him in the place? All the ministers are going to be PDP, all the Special Advisers, official aides, e.t.c. All our problems start with P: Power, the Police and the PDP.
Before you vote please think really deeply. Are you tired of the current Nigeria and do you want a change? Then vote for the opposition!
Insanity is when we do the same thing over and over again and expect different results - Albert Einstein