Monday, September 29, 2008

Farewell Mr. Paul Newman, But You Will Always Be in Our Hearts

Paul Leonard Newman (January 26, 1925 – September 26, 2008)

There were some people I wished they would live forever and not die. Paul Newman was one of them.

Paul Newman was an American actor who was one of the greatest men in the world for his humanitarian acts and donated over US$220 million to many charities before he passed on. Paul was also a film director, entrepreneur, and auto racing expert. He won an Oscar, two Golden Globe Awards, a Screen Actors Guild Award, a Cannes Film Festival Award, an Emmy award, and other laurels. He won championships as a driver in Sports Car Club of America and his team won trophies in the open wheel IndyCar racing. His food company Newman's Own is very popular.

Paul Newman passed away at home in Westport, Connecticut on September 26, 2008, after suffering from lung cancer.

Pop's Favourite 'Dutchess', Fergie, to Perform Live Show in Dubai


29 Sep 2008 10:30 Africa/Lagos

Pop's Favourite 'Dutchess', Fergie, to Perform Live Show in Dubai

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, September 30/PRNewswire/ --

- Black Eyed Peas lead singer to perform at Dubai Media City, UAE on November 14th, 2008

- Tickets on sale Sunday 5 October at 12 noon Dubai/10 a.m. London
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International +971-4-210-8567 or Online

- Box Office me: UAE Retail Agents, UAE +971-4-367-6520 International
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from the U.K & Europe

Midas Promotions, in association with On Golden Pond Pictures multimedia entertainment company and Blue Giraffe Sports, today announced that one of the pop industry's favourite female singers and Black Eyed Peas front woman Fergie will appear live in concert on November 14th at Dubai Media City. The show will be Fergie's first live solo performance in Dubai where she is scheduled to perform tracks from her multi-platinum debut solo album "The Dutchess."

Tickets will go on sale on Sunday 5 October at 12 noon Dubai/10 am London at and at Ticket prices start at 295 AED / pounds Sterling 43.70 / Euro 55.00 There are also concert ticket / hotel / plane packages from the U.K & Europe available at 1001 Luxury

Says Fergie: "I'm so excited about sharing my music and performing live for my fans in Dubai. I love interacting with the audience and I can't wait to get back on stage doing what I do best."

In 2003, The Black Eyed Peas were recording their third album, 2003's Elephunk, when invited Fergie to try out for a song called "Shut Up." She got the gig and instantly bonded with the trio to record five additional songs on the album after which she was invited to join them permanently.

After two BEP albums, Fergie turned her sights on a solo career. Her first album, released in September 2006, The Dutchess, is reminiscent of the Black Eyed Peas sound, most likely due to fellow BEP member,, featured on production duties. Fergie worked with an array of talent, and the lyrics focus on Fergie's own brand of style and delivery.

Fergie has had six hit songs from The Dutchess, with "London Bridge", "Fergalicious", "Glamorous", "Big Girls Don't Cry", "Clumsy", and "Finally" becoming number one US singles. Her singles, "Fergalicious" and "London Bridge" reached #2 on the United World Chart, while "Fergalicious" and "Glamorous" both made it to #4. "Big Girls Don't Cry" became Fergie's first worldwide #1 single, and is her most successful single to date. The album has so far spawned three U.S. Billboard Hot 100 number one singles and five Top 5 hits, making The Dutchess the seventh album from a female artist to spawn five Top 5 hits.

The concert follows the news that the singer has been cast as Saraghina in "Nine," a big-screen adaptation of the Tony-winning musical. She joins an A-list cast including Daniel Day Lewis, Marion Cotillard, Penelope Cruz, Nicole Kidman, Judi Dench and Kate Hudson, directed by Rob Marshall ("Chicago"). Filming is set to begin in October.

About Midas Promotions

Midas Promotions promotes major international artists in 13 countries in Asia-Pacific, including China and Vietnam, and a further six in the Middle East, and were also responsible for Robbie Williams' sell-out concert in Dubai at Nad Al Sheba.

About On Golden Pond Pictures

On Golden Pond Pictures is a multi-media entertainment company, producing movies, television, and concerts around the world committed to delivering the best entertainment available. Our mission is to inspire the passion for live music, and connect fans with their favorite artist while creating superior experiences that are memorable and last a lifetime.

About Blue Giraffe Sports

Blue Giraffe Sports (BGS) is a leading talent management and consulting agency with offices in New York, Atlanta and Perth. BGS both exclusively represents premier celebrity talent and provides corporate brand consulting in the worlds of sports, fashion and entertainment.

INFO (UK): Junior Oakes or Stephen Emms @EMMS PUBLICITY +44-0-20-7226-0990

Source: Midas Promotions

Junior Oakes,, or Stephen Emms,, both of EMMS PUBLICITY, +44-0-20-7226-0990, for Midas Promotions

Monday, September 22, 2008

Janet Jackson's Rock Witchu Tour Sells Out in Los Angeles and Las Vegas

Janet Jackson's Rock Witchu Tour Sells Out in Los Angeles and Las Vegas; LL Cool J receives roaring welcome on his first date of the tour. (PRNewsFoto/Live Nation) LOS ANGELES, California UNITED STATES 09/21/2008

22 Sep 2008 12:00 Africa/Lagos

Janet Jackson's Rock Witchu Tour Sells Out in Los Angeles and Las Vegas

LL Cool J receives roaring welcome on his first date of the tour

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Music icon Janet Jackson kicked off her highly anticipated Rock Witchu tour to rave reviews, major media coverage and fan adulation during opening week of the smash tour, selling out Staples Center in Los Angeles and Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas last week. Adding to the excitement in Los Angeles was the addition of hip-hop superstar LL Cool J, who joined the tour at the Staples Center on September 17th and will continue on the Live Nation produced tour from Chicago on September 25th through the final date at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas on October 22nd.
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"Janet Jackson still a trend-setter, diva, and marvelous performer -- When she decides it's time for a tour, Ms. Jackson makes sure it's done right. And when she promises fans the show is going to be packed with hits, costumes and dancers, she doesn't disappoint."
Vancouver Sun

"Some two hours and 35 songs later, Jackson had played all 10 of her No. 1 hits, as well as her other blockbusters ... That's how a true pro gets back to business after a seven-year absence from the road."
Contra Costa Times

"Any show following Janet Jackson into GM Place will find it difficult to match her."
Vancouver Province

"Offering up a lengthy and engrossing song-and-dance spectacle that delivers on every level..."

"Nine seamlessly executed costume changes are only the beginning. This show is all about dominance, and Jackson held the whip."
Los Angeles Times

Rock Witchu kicked off on September 10th in Vancouver, BC with unparalleled dance routines and stage production featuring more than two hours of music including fan favorites and smash hits "Control," "Rhythm Nation," "Pleasure Principal," "All For You," "Young Love," "Let's Wait A While," "What Have You Done For Me Lately," "Escapade," and more along with new singles "Feedback" and "LUV," spanning three decades of music that have made Janet Jackson one of the most celebrated performers in history.

LL Cool J joins the tour on the heels of 13th album release, Exit 13. More than a hip-hop artist, more than an actor, the author, television producer, two-time Grammy Award winner LL Cool J is an American icon who kicked opened his own doors to music, Hollywood, television, publishing, and along the way created opportunities for countless others. His 20 million album sales worldwide are just the tip of the iceberg for this international megastar, recipient of countless industry awards.
For more information on Janet Jackson and the tour go to, or For additional information on LL Cool J go to

Live Nation is the future of the music business. With the most live concerts, music venues and festivals in the world and the most comprehensive concert search engine on the web, Live Nation is revolutionizing the music industry: onstage and online. Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, Live Nation is listed on the New York Stock Exchange, trading under the symbol "LYV." Additional information about the company can be found at under the "About Us" section.

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CONTACT: JANET JACKSON CONTACT: W&W Public Relations, Patti Webster,
+1-732-469-5955 x228,; LL COOL J CONTACTS: Dan Klores
Communications, Rhett Usry, +1-212-981-5214,, or Keesha
Johnson, +1-212-981-5212,, or LIVE NATION CONTACT:
Liz Morentin, +1-310-975-6860,
Web site:
Janet Jackson
LL Cool J

Celine Dion's My Love

22 Sep 2008 11:00 Africa/Lagos

Columbia Records Proudly Announces the Release ofTwo New Career-Spanning Albums from Celine Dion. A Single Disc Entitled 'My Love...Essential Collection' and a 2-CD Set Entitled 'My Love...Ultimate Essential Collection'

New Celine Single, 'My Love,' Impacts Radio On September 22

Both CDs featuring chart-topping hits, classics, rarities and brand new songs will be in Stores & Online, Tuesday, October 28

NEW YORK, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- On Tuesday, October 28th, Columbia Records will release two special edition CDs featuring career-spanning repertoire from Celine Dion, the biggest selling female artist of all time. "My Love...Essential Collection" is a single disc featuring 17 songs, consisting of Celine's biggest hits...songs such as the international chart-topper "All By Myself" (her unforgettable interpretation of the groundbreaking Eric Carmen power ballad), "Where Does My Heart Beat Now" (Celine's first English-language single), her landmark 1996 Olympic Ceremonies performance of "Power of the Dream, the brand-new never-released "There Comes A Time," and, from her Taking Chances Tour, a live recoding of the lead track "My Love." "My Love" -- a semi-autobiographic song recently written for Celine by Linda Perry (Christina Aguilera, Dixie Chicks, Gwen Stefani) -- has become a show-stopper every night during Celine's sold-out World Tour, which is currently in flight across North America. "My Love" impacts at radio on September 22nd.


The two-disc edition, entitled "My Love...Ultimate Essential Collection," is a 26 song set that has been further expanded to include rarities like "(You Make Me Feel Like A) Natural Woman," "The Prayer" (a duet with Andrea Bocelli), "Tell Him" (a duet with Barbra Streisand), "I Knew I Loved You," "Dance With My Father", and "Pour que tu m'aimes encore" (the biggest song of Celine's French career).

Celine's "My Love..." anthologies cover virtually every single aspect of her extraordinary career, including fan favorites, a definitive assemblage of chart-topping international successes, as well as new and unreleased recordings culled from once-in-a-lifetime experiences that Celine has participated in over the years. Celine Dion - "My Love...Essential Collection" - single disc edition1. Where Does My Heart Beat Now2. Beauty & The Beast (duet with Peabo Bryson)3. If You Asked Me To4. The Power Of Love5. My Love (Live From The Taking Chances Tour)6. Because You Loved Me (Theme From Up Close & Personal)7. The Power Of The Dream (taken from opening ceremony of the 1996 Summer Olympics)8. It's All Coming Back To Me Now9. All By Myself10. My Heart Will Go On (Love Theme From Titanic)11. I'm Your Angel (duet with R Kelly)12. That's The Way It Is13. A New Day Has Come14. I'm Alive15. I Drove All Night16. Taking Chances17. There Comes A Time (previously unreleased)Celine Dion - "My Love...Ultimate Essential Collection" - two disc edition1. Where Does My Heart Beat Now2. Beauty & The Beast (duet with Peabo Bryson)3. If You Asked Me To4. Love Can Move Mountains5. My Love (Live From The Taking Chances Tour)6. The Power Of Love7. Pour que tu m'aimes encore8. (You Make Me Feel Like A) Natural Woman9. Because You Loved Me (Theme From Up Close & Personal)10. The Power Of The Dream (taken from opening ceremony 1996 Summer Olympics)11. It's All Coming Back To Me Now12. All By Myself13. River Deep Mountain High14. Tell Him (duet with Barbra Streisand)15. My Heart Will Go On (Love Theme From Titanic)16. To Love You More17. I'm Your Angel (duet with R Kelly)18. The Prayer (duet with Andrea Bocelli)19. That's The Way It Is20. A New Day Has Come21. I'm Alive22. I Drove All Night23. Taking Chances24. There Comes A Time (previously unreleased)25. Dance With My Father26. I Knew I Loved YouCeline Dion is the biggest-selling Female Artist of All Time, with worldwide album sales of over 200 million. Her RIAA Diamond Award albums "Falling Into You" and "Let's Talk About Love" have each sold over 30 million worldwide. She has five Grammys -- Best Pop Vocal Performance ("Beauty and the Beast"); Album of the Year & Best Pop Album ("Falling Into You"); Record of the Year & Best Female Pop Vocal Performance ("My Heart Will Go On") and two Best Song Oscars ("Beauty and the Beast" & "My Heart Will Go On"). Over 3 million people saw her in "A New Day" in Las Vegas, during its record-breaking five year run of sold-out shows. Following the Las Vegas engagement, Celine released her Taking Chances CD, which went top 5 in every major market around the world, and launched her first Worldwide Concert tour in over nine years. The tour has been playing to sold-out Stadiums and arenas since it debuted in South Africa on Valentines Day 2008, and once completed it will have crossed five continents, 24 countries, and 95 cities, enroute to playing for an audience of over 3 million people.Currently the tour is in full swing throughout North America, stopping in every major city in the US and Canada, playing to sold-out arenas every night. "This tour has been an incredible journey for me," says Celine. "First of all, it's given Rene and I a chance to travel the world with our 7-1/2 year old son, and as well, we've had my mother who is 81 years old traveling with it's been a wonderful family experience, and I feel really privileged. At the same time, it's been so rewarding for me to reach out to my fans and perform many of the songs that they have supported me on for so many years. We do some new songs, of course, but we make sure to do the long-time favorites as well."

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CONTACT: Kim Jakwerth, Marleah Leslie and Associates, +1-323-966-4669,, or Fran DeFeo, Sony Music Label Group, +1-212-833-5784,

Web Site: Celine Dion

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Love Lives On Even When Nothing Else Matters

I have to cope with the stress of the megacity of Lagos since I returned after staying long on Bonny Island. I have been busy doing my best for the public appreciation of the new Supple magazine. I am glad and grateful to the Almighty God for the corporate and general public acceptance of the magazine. My commitment to the progress and success of Supple is a labour of love as illustrated in the following poem I composed out of my love for the magazine.
The success of the Publisher is my success.

I was captivated by her lithe supple body
As she swayed to the rhythm of my melody.
She smiled at me with glints in her bright eyes
As she greeted me with her sparkling white teeth.
I stretched out my hands to welcome her into my heart and soul
She sauntered into my loving arms and we locked in the communion of love

I gave a young woman named Peace, the opportunity to work, but she lied that she could operate a PC. The Publisher of Supple tested her and she failed. She did not report for work today. She was recommended by Chichi, the secretary of the Publisher.
Later Chichi told me that she was in a bad mood and she was looking drepressed. I asked her what was troubling her and she told me that she was sad, because her family had no money to pay for her compulsory matriculation examination. She told me the examination fee and I said that was not a problem, because she would get the money for it from me. She smiled and was now looking happy. Charity is the greatest love. Charity should not be a difficult task. Be happy and merry in caring and sharing.

Love inspires me to act or react in response to what I see, hear or feel. Love keeps me going even when other things no longer move me. I live and work for love and love is the elixir of my life.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Stars Shine For Fashion Week

Stars love the famous New York Fashion Week and trust me to be the first Nigerian to show it online and of course, exclusively on Kisses & Roses TV since last week and here is my Editor's Choice.

Designers from around the world have descended on New York City for fashion week, and some of the best moments take place off the runway. David Evangelista reports

China's OMNIALUO Brand Makes Its United States Debut Today During New York Fashion Week

China's OMNIALUO brand makes its United States debut today during New York Fashion Week. The OMNIALUO fashion show presenting the Spring/Summer 2009 Collection themed “Beauty Blossoms” will be held on Friday, September 12, 2008 at 5:00 p.m. ET in The Salon at Bryant Park. (PRNewsFoto/OmniaLuo, Inc.) SHENZHEN CHINA 09/11/2008

12 Sep 2008 12:00 Africa/Lagos

China's OMNIALUO Brand Makes Its United States Debut Today During New York Fashion Week

SHENZHEN, China, Sept. 12 /Xinhua-PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- OmniaLuo, Inc., (OTC:OLOU) (BULLETIN BOARD: OLOU) ("OmniaLuo" or the "Company"), a China-based company engaged in the business of designing, developing, marketing and distributing fine women's apparel under the brand name OMNIALUO, makes its United States debut today by presenting the collection "Beauty Blossoms" during the OMNIALUO fashion show starting at 5:00 p.m. ET in The Salon at Bryant Park as part of the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York.

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About OmniaLuo, Inc.

OmniaLuo, Inc. ( ), based in China's fashion capital of Shenzhen, is in the business of designing, developing, marketing and distributing fine women's apparel under the brand name OMNIALUO. OMNIALUO's apparel embodies elegance, femininity and sophistication for China's rapidly growing class of urban and affluent female professionals. With its rapid and strategic expansion plan, OMNIALUO plans to increase its retail presence to more than 250 retail stores and distributor relationships by year end 2008. Under the leadership of Zheng Luo, the Company's founder and award winning chief designer, OMNIALUO is positioned to become a solid luxury brand in China.

Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995

This news release contains forward-looking statements, including statements that include the words "believes," "expects," "anticipates," or similar expressions. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, performance, or achievements of the Company to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Factors that may affect these forward-looking statements include, among others, our dependency on our chief executive officer, principal stockholder and chief designer, our sensitivity to economic conditions and consumer spending in China, competition in our industry, our ability to effectively manage our growth, our ability to raise capital in the future, changes in China's economic or political situation, and other factors set forth in our Annual Report on Form 10-KSB filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission or otherwise set forth from time to time in our other public filings. This news release speaks as of the date first set forth above and the Company assumes no responsibility to update the information included herein for events occurring after the date of this news release.

For more information, please contact:

Company Contact:
Xiaomei Liu, CFO
OmniaLuo, Inc.
Tel: +86-755-8254-1808

Investor Relations Contact:
Mr. Crocker Coulson
CCG Investor Relations
Tel: +1-646-213-1915 (NY office)

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CONTACT: Company Contact: Xiaomei Liu, CFO of OmniaLuo, Inc.,
+86-755-8245-1808, or; Investor Relations Contact:
Crocker Coulson, President of CCG Investor Relations for OmniaLuo, Inc.,
+1-646-213-1915 (NY office),

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Tuesday, September 09, 2008

The Beautiful Ones Are in Nigeria.

The beautiful ones are being born and I have met them.
One of them came yesterday, beautiful brown skin and long braids and flashing white teeth and with soft voice.
She waited for an hour, because I was busy and I later joined her.
We spoke about the romance of life in Lagos.
She has kept herself and walked with her head high.
Yes, you can be pretty and sexy and party and still remain pure and true.
"I am back now and we are going places," I said.
I saw the glints in her brown eyes.
She has the unique poetic beauty that is not common.
She is a Nigerian sweetheart and she is not the only one in Nigeria.
We have many Nigerian sweethearts who are still pure and true.
They have beauty with dignity and integrity and yes, Sasi, I love them all.

The photographs are coming.

Saturday, September 06, 2008

Better Sex: Crushes Are OK

(Chicago, IL) Dr. Laura Berman answers viewers' questions about sex and relationships, saying in this segment that married people often have crushes and it's OK, providing you keep it in check.

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Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Help To Search and Find This Missing Child Named Jewel


I was busy in the office in Lagos when I received the following mail and I decided to post the news of the missing girl named Jewel.
Yes, she could be your child or mine and if you were her family, you would have done more than posting the news and picture online, so that as many people as possible will help you to search and find her before it is too late.

Help the family to find Jewel.

If this was your daughter you would forward it.

Missing 3 year-Old Girl - Jewel.
You never know, who knows whom.


Racharel Strong (father) - 404-357-1881
Simona Strong (mother) - 404-313-4255
Tiesa Locklear (aunt) - 678-234-4902
Tramesa Locklear (aunt) 678-480-1635
Ursala Williams (aunt) 678-362-5246