Twitter timelines once again lit up in response to a vicious argument between Sudanese-American writer Kola Boof and D.C. rapper Wale. Although I’m not quite sure what initially set her off (Boof’s Twitter rant was long and extensive), apparently Boof accused Wale, who is of Nigerian descent, of encouraging kids in Nigeria to bleach their skin in order to look like the women depicted in his videos.
In a series of tweets, Boof accused Wale of being color-struck, in part due to the women pictured in his “Pretty Girls” video.
WATCH VIDEO BELOW
“I don’t like @wale because he’s another Colorstruck Black Man who’s videos are pretty much White Supremacist images,” Boof complained.
“The fact that @wale is Nigerian makes it all the worse, because he’s setting the wrong example globally for our race. A loser. There wasn’t a single Black woman in ‘Pretty Girls’…so what in the f-ck was he saying about African women?? His own race? @wale and all the rest of these Self-hating Niggerstock Bastards don’t celebrate Black Beauty bec. they can’t C it”
“As an African Mother….nothing is more disappointing or makes me more ashamed than the mindset of the Black Male. Our worst fucking enemy on this planet…has turned out to be our own sorry ass self-hating sons. PERIOD. @WALE is a little Punk Bitch Nigerian Skin Bleacher who wants to escape his own people & gets PAID 2 do so”
Offended by Boof’s assertions, Wale shot back, taking a swipe at Boof’s well-publicized abusive relationship with terrorist Osama Bin Laden, and questioning her loyalty to her people.
“According to this lunatic @kolaboof I promote ‘skin bleaching’ and I hate black women,” he countered.
“And @kolaboof thinks that because she contributed to writing a few books, that she can talk down to me. With all due respect ms I can sit up here and say you were porking terrorist like a lot of your peers say. But I’d rather not, because I’m ignorant to whatever relationship you had with Ol’ Boy [Osama bin Laden] and my ignorance to THAT particular subject will keep me quiet. W/ that said u shd 2. @kolaboof your pretentious. Your a disgusting human being, an absolute disgrace to the very people you pretend to endorse.”
Even though I’m not interested in Wale and Kola Boof’s Twitter spat for gossip’s sake, I am intrigued by the matters at the heart of their conversation.
While Wale’s video for “Pretty Girls” did receive harsh criticism because many people felt it did not feature any darker skinned women, there were several Black women who appeared throughout the video. However, Boof’s insistence that Wale doesn’t feature “Black women” in his videos, when he clearly does, leads us to another fascinating dialogue.
Who or what defines Blackness?
For some, like Boof, Blackness isn’t defined by simply having some African ancestry. One glance at her timeline and it’s clear that when Boof says “Black” she means, African women, or darker hued sisters with “kinky hair,” which for those of us in America, can be a problematic definition.
Through various tweets Boof repeatedly discussed “authentic Blackness” and labeled those such as Denzel Washington, Ester Rolle, and Lauryn Hill as possibly being “authentically Black,” while sisters like Beyonce fall outside of the confines of Blackness in Boof’s mind.
This debate over who is and who is not Black has a long and complex history. From the one-drop rule, to the difficulty some multiracial people feel in classifying themselves, Blackness—especially in the Diaspora—can be tricky (or even impossible) to define.
The release of the video 'Fall in Love' by Mo Hits crew strong man, Dapo Oyebanji (D'banj), where the singer was seen kissing and necking popular actress, Genevieve Nnaji paved way for months of tales and rumours! Still the buzz has not died down. The video which was followed by an incredible link of the two as lovers hit the entertainment industry with people feasting on the news that instantly became hot item for celebrity and entertainment journals, not leaving out the blogs and other news sites on the internet.
The romance, believed to be a gimmick to attract sales and give D'banj a hype based on the international recognition of Genevieve Nnaji who is also on the height of her career judging from a profile-cast of her by American TV host, Oprah Winfrey on her show, really hit the target with people falling for the line that the duo had indeed, fallen in love.
Another twist to the tale was that Genevieve was paid N2 million by the Mo Hits crew for the role she played in the video and that D'banj actually wanted more than an acting role as he plotted to woo the actress into a relationship.
Lending credence to this was the MAMA awards 2010, where they both
presented an award. The stylish singer made bold his act when he told his co-presenter, Genevieve, right on stage if she knew they we-are the hottest couple in Nigeria, and the actress, who wore an embarrassing look, clearly avoided the question.
Further investigations revealed that the duo had a brief romance which wasn't really serious before the actress blew the whistle on whatever 'deal' she had with the singer.
Presently, it is said that the actress, for some time now, has been avoiding D'banj as she reasoned on the effect the love-tale might in the end have on her career.
Ivorian music star, Freddy Meiway, did not mince words when he disclosed recently that he loves sucking the milk from the breasts of a woman. There is no way one can suck a woman’s breast milk without inserting the nipples into the mouth and Meiway’s confessions sent minds imagining how his face would look like with the breasts of a woman stuck in his mouth.
Meiway made this revelation just before performing his ‘Miss Lolo’ song at the International Conference Center during the Miss Ghana Pageant.
The song, which sent every single person at the auditorium dancing, glorifies the big breasts of a woman. Most ladies at the event clung to their breasts as they danced to the Lolo song.
After his second act of the night, he pleaded with Ghanaians to stop taking Akpeteshie and rather opt for breast milk. Later during his performance, Freddy Meiway and his dance machinery wowed the crowd with their exciting dance steps of his ‘Zoblaazo’ song.
Source: News One
CONGO RUMORS: The Meje 30 Photo-shop Allegation Saga continues with even greater venom.
After a very brief stint as a dancer in one of Koffi Olomide's bands , Meje 30 left the band in a huff , stating that the Grand Mopao ( Koffi ) was constantly harassing her for S*exual favours ..
Koffi is quite notorious for this kind of behavior towards Female members of his band... To the extent of fathering a male child with one of his dancers , Fifi Yolou.
WARNING: NUDITY IMAGES BELOW
Exploited Female Dancers ..?
She was immediately recruited into Tshala Mwana's band where she has become prominent and is now taking over the band from the aging Tshala Mwana. Koffi meanwhile has been grooming Cindy le Coeur as his lead female singer and there is fierce competition between the two ladies. Cindy le Coeur and Koffi Olomide:
It is alleged that Koffi commissioned the publication of scandalous photo-shopped pictures of Meje 30 after her recent Kampala live concert in order to discredit her and improve the sagging popularity of Cindy le Coeur.
Meje 30 at the live Kampala concert
The alleged Photo-shopped picture:
The great Art of Photo-shopping:
Well anyone who has used photoshop to blend together the body parts of different people knows how difficulty it is.
Take the case of the most famous of Meje 30's Uganda picture, the one with the legs deliciously spread for the pleasure of Men (and some Women)...
In order insert the private parts of another Woman, you would have such a part oriented in such a way that it fit the general direction in which Meje 30 is facing.
Furthermore, when a human being contorts in a direction, the skin at the various body locations involved that translation stretched on tensed side and compresses on pressurised size.
All these thing alter the morphology of that part of the anatomy to conform with the causative forces..
In the case of Meje 30, there was compression, and therefore more wrinkling on the right, and there tension and more smoothing on the left...
Close examination reveals that her anatomy as manifested in that picture obeyed the rules of physics. Had that not been the case, and the picture fabricated, the photoshopper would have had to blur one side to make it blend.
If you have used photoshop, blurring cannot be hidden at high resolution. Therefore many people resort to air-brushing.
Airbrushing only serves to smooth the surface.. it eliminates wrinkling, and none of that was evident..
Additionally, if you examined her private parts under high magnification, you saw that essentially, the geography was consistent from picture to picture.
ZIMBABWE RUMORS BY: CHARLES ONYANGO-OBBO
Following reports that Zimbabwe strongman Robert Mugabe had been “left in turmoil” by his wife’s affair, I decided to take the high road.
Terrible, you can’t excuse adultery, I thought after the South African Sunday Times newspaper reported that Grace Mugabe, who is 41 years younger than Zimbabwe's 86-year-old president, had had a five-year affair with the big man’s closest buddy, Central Bank chief Gideon Gono.
Still, I thought this one was different. Mugabe has sent his once prosperous country, and the opposition Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MDC) to hell and back. A shrewd political operator, he has survived many threats and close calls. After robbing the MDC of election victory last year, the matter was eventually settled by the formation of a coalition government in which he remains president, and MDC leader Morgan Tsvangrai Prime Minister. And “Uncle Bob” is still calling the shots.
Only Grace’s infidelity seems to have pierced his armour. When I suggested on my Facebook page that if a devastated Mugabe were to give up power in shame, or collapse in distress, adultery would turn out to have been the greatest democratic force of recent times in Zimbabwe, there were not many sympathisers.
Friends observed that Mugabe deserved it, because he stole Grace from another man (he was allegedly having an affair with her while his wife Sally lay in her death bed).
Another thought if, by some strange twist of fortune, Mugabe stepped down, it would make one of the greatest headlines of the year: “Sex scandal makes forces and African giant to step down”, he said, would be a good one.
Another claimed that Confucius, the great philosopher, had foreseen this Bob-Grace difficulty, when he wrote something like; “Man at 86 years old marries woman at 45 years old! Is like buying book for others to read”. I think he made that one up, I couldn’t find it when I checked it out.
A colleague said that Grace had brought down Pfizer, the makers of the impotence drug Viagra. I was flummoxed. He explained that Viagra had given aging strongmen the possibility to return to the sex market, and marry young wives. That dramatically enhanced their image of virility, a necessary portrait of strength for an elderly despot clinging to power in a Third World country.
A cuckolded Mugabe, he opined, “looks vulnerable, and must surely be less threatening in Africa where big men lose too much pride when it is discovered some other men stole their wives”.
The gods of democracy must be crazy. It is the only way to understand the fact that the loins of First Lady Mugabe, should rattle a titan who survived the jails of the colonialists, has stood to the international community, and has pummelled his local enemies into acquiescent collaboration with him in government.
Rumors By: CHARLES ONYANGO-OBBO