Riri has kept her name on our lips for 10 years now, and while we’ve been listening to every word the Bad Gal has sung since she first came into our lives with her 2005 debut For a decade, we’ve been screaming Rihanna’s name, except we’ve been pronouncing it all wrong — or at least not pronouncing the way that she does. Most of us say, “Ree-ah-na,” but on Sunday, RiRi posted a Instagram video to announce that she’s on Snapchat and urged you to follow her. Her name is “Ree-anna.”At the end of the video, Rih subtly reminds us that we’ve been butchering her name all this time. She’s been real cool about it the past 10 years (if it was me I’d be fourfiveseconds from wildin’), but maybe,we should get it right before the new album hits.
‘.Bro just chose to write it here because after all you’ve been doing to me you don’t answer my Calls same time being arrogant to me on your texts… BUT One of the greatest virtues my Mum ever left me with is the virtue of Respect & Humility. 1st I respect anyone who came into the Music Ministry ahead of me and that’s why I respect your position in the Industry remembering you came 3 years b4 Kenya heard my Name. But Bro it seems you’re taking my Kindness for weakness… Just because BAHATI is known by Kenyans as soft spoken ati Nimpole hataongea. I agree but is just because GOD had not given me a go ahead, I try my best Nkunyamazie just to let God lead my path. You have tried many times to Create a “BEEF” between us because you’re always looking for a “SCANDAL” but do you know Why I have never answered anything about you Bro????? First.. Because am not called for Fame.. This’s God-given and GOD can take it from me anytime He wants so I try to HUMBLE that He may Receive the glory. Second.. I have a Society back where I come from in MATHARE that look up to me not as a Celeb as an inspiration. Bro Willy am here to make a Change I didn’t come to compete with you in Singing “BONGO MUSIC” but God put me here to be A VOICE TO THE, GHETTO, EASTLAND… AFRICAN CHILD. My mission is not the Music.. My mission is the Message to get home for the African Child and if there’s any other way God can use Let Him do I’ll stop Singing to make you happy. But Bro remember you came into Music b4 me but why are you making me feel as if we are in a Competition????When I release a Song do you have to rush or be on Standby releasing yours to Counter Mine?????? Remember you had told many People around that your song was a minor song just to distruct the public from Embracing my Song#LOVER… Are we in the Gospel???? Are we doing this for God or fighting to see which Name is Big?????? The main aim of writing this to you is Because am Not even at peace with your spies you send all Over me to know what New am doing .. Are we still in the Gospel?????…….. Been quiet but I thought that is not salvation so I would like the Public.. Fans & Family to help me in THIS .. I recorded a Song with producer TEDDY B you went listened and undercover you recorded the Same Song, same Message, Same Producer even shamelessly same TITLE ::#MAPENZI…. bro you did that because I can’t open up to the public ukidai Bahati ni Mpole. Remember you’ve stolen 2songs already but kept Quiet … Now you going to every Producer who has my UN-RELEASED songs bribing them you get my Songs that KENYA has not even heard and then rushing to release them.. Already you have stolen my Next NEW song that am supposed to release and Rushing to release it next Month b4 I release mine… NDUGU YANGU… TUMEOKOKA KWELI????? But you know what Bro.. I have forgiven you and even given you the songs. #MAPENZI… #MARIA which you now call #SALIMA don’t hold just rush & release it. But Always Remember it’s not Music that Sustains a Musician but the GOD IN US!!! I depend on GOD to be in the position IAM . Lastly Willy Paul no One is Holy so.. forgive me if I have ever wronged you in anyway. But jua tuu hujakua ukinifanyia Poa Bro.” Wily paul mchafu or msafi?
Mtoto wa Mama literally broke the internet when he posted an accusatory letter to fellow gospel artiste Willy Paul.In a heartfelt letter, Bahati accused Willy of stealing not one, but two of his songs and re-recording them.The letter stated that Willy went as far as bribing producers to get Bahati’s unreleased songs.Willy allegedly re-recorded Bahati’s song under the title Mapenzi. He is now accused of stealing another Bahati song, Maria, which he plans to release with the title Salima.In an exclusive interview with SPD, Bahati confirmed that indeed he had tried to reach out to Willy Paul several times but his efforts have not been forthcoming.’Willy has taken advantage of my kind and polite nature. He knows I do not like beef so he keeps pushing me,’ Bahati said. ‘The first song he stole I politely told him off. I let it go. But when he took a second, I called him and he was very abrassive and rude in his response.”Why did you choose to post this on your social media pages,’ we asked him.The outrightly annoyed Bahati, said that he had decided to take it to Facebook since Willy Paul had proven difficult to reach.’I have collected enough evidence and I felt it was time that the world knew just what has been happening. I have been facing a lot of challenges moving forward and when it’s a fellow gospel artist, it totally breaks my heart,’ Bahati concludes.This is not the first time Willy Paul has been accused of lifting song content from other artists. His big hitTAMTAMwith Size 8 caused a storm after Elijah a local artist accused the star of stealing his song, even challeging him to take it court. Willy has also been accused of lifting content from secular songs. More recently he released Vigelegele which critics say bears an uncanny similarity to Burna Boy’s Check and Balance hit. Claims that he has repeatedly refuted.
Talks have resumed in Switzerland ahead of Tuesday’s deadline for a preliminary nuclear deal with Iran.
Foreign ministers from six world powers are meeting their Iranian counterpart, amid hopes of a breakthrough after almost 18 months of negotiations.
They want to impose limits that would prevent Iran from producing enough fuel for a nuclear weapon within a year.
Iran, which insists its nuclear programme is peaceful, wants to see crippling sanctions lifted in return.
Iranian and Western officials have said that a deal is possible, but that some issues are still to be resolved.
What do they want?
- The United States, Britain, France, Germany, Russia and China want a suspension of Iran’s most sensitive nuclear work for more than 10 years
- Iranian negotiator Hamid Baidinejad has said “15 years is out of the question” but “10 years is being discussed”
- Iran had originally insisted on keeping nearly 10,000 centrifuges in operation
- In November, Washington indicated it could accept around 6,000
- Iranian officials say they have been pushing for 6,500-7,000
Thank you, ladies and gentlemen and those of you still making up your minds. Welcome to the OkCupid refresher course.
It’s great to see so many of you here. And to the fellow in the back with the blowup doll, please deflate her. Yes, I know she makes you feel more confident, but hopefully, when this class is over, you won’t need her anymore. Oh, I see, she’s your sister. Then welcome to class, sister. There’s someone for everyone in online dating land.
Let’s get started. First, your profile photo. This is the most important element in online dating, which determines whether users will want to meet you and you’ll be off on the most intoxicating dates you can imagine — Rome, Paris, London — or whether you will die alone.
There are three things to remember for your photo: smile, smile and smile. No one wants to see a potential mate scowling and looking menacing. That comes later. And, of course, photos should have been taken within the last two years, which is 10 years in online dating time.
No bathroom selfies, either. Users make fast, instinctive decisions when scanning profile shots, and what a selfie says is that you didn’t care enough to make an effort.
A woman sees a selfie of a guy in his bathroom, she thinks, “He’ll never change his shirt when we go out, and anyway he looks like an ax murderer.”
A guy sees a photo of a woman in a bathroom mirror and thinks: “She’s obviously self-absorbed and would never go into the kitchen and get me a beer. And anyway, she’s too old.”
Ask a friend to take your photos, preferably in a spot with flattering natural light. Guy in the back with Ms. Blowup, you should just ask a passer-by.
For your additional photos, you’ll want to have at least one full-body shot and it must be tasteful. Gentlemen, no bare torso photos. Women find them very off-putting, particularly that one where you’re lounging on a beach chair with a tray of nachos on your gut. Nor do women like weightlifting shots, particularly in prison yards.
Ladies, show as much skin as you like.
O.K., now we’ve come to the self-summary section. This is not the place to humble-brag. It is not the place for humble-humble, either, and brag-brag will make you sound like a conceited jerk. Brag-humble-brag can be charming, but it is an advanced move, and if you could do it, you wouldn’t be here, would you?
Guy in back, if she’s your sister, what is she doing on your lap? Show some class! Put her back on her seat. Where was I? Oh, right, the self summary: This is the place to get beyond the superficial and explain who you really are, avoiding personal sexual kinks, at least until the third paragraph.
This is not the place to state, “I have a fetish for hairy women,” as I see one of you did in your practice form. This is the place to discuss your profession, your favorite pastimes, and whether you have full pension benefits.
And ladies, if you’ve leaned in and you’re now a proud C.E.O., good for you. But this is not the place to mention it. You don’t want a man to think: “She’s running the company? She’s definitely too old.”
I see we’re running out of time, so let me help you out with the next sections.
The only answer to “What I’m Doing With My Life” is “Looking for someone to share my 700,000 airline miles.”
The answer to “I’m Really Good at” is a bit more complicated. Men, write “fixing things and making late-night runs to the deli.” Women, write “baking” and be specific: “baking brownies” or “making banana pancakes.”
Pancakes are good because of the smutty innuendo. When do you have pancakes with another adult? As a reinvigorating middle-of-the-night snack or as a grateful morning after. When you get right down to it, pancakes are the most sexually charged food in the market.
I’m surprised they don’t have a package with Betty Crocker nibbling the Pillsbury Doughboy’s neck. Yeah, he’s fat, but have you ever made it with a fat guy? They have the plumpest, smoothest skin; it’s like swimming in silk.
And if you want to find that guy on OkCupid, here’s the trick: You look for photos taken from only the shoulders up. Message those guys pronto and you will be in for a night — oh, sorry, I got carried away there.
Now we’ve come to one of the most important sections on OkCupid: “Six Things I Could Not Do Without.” Even if you don’t mean it, be sure to include “family” or “my two great kids” (and make sure to get the number of kids right).
Women might also want to list “My online porn collection” and men should write: “the Woodbury Common Outlet, honestly any outlet. Sunday outlet shopping, it doesn’t get better than that.”
Now, let’s see how you would do it. You, with the hairy woman fetish, would you like to come up to the blackboard and try a list of the things you could not do without?
O.K., let’s look at this. “Things I could not live without: hairy legs, hairy arms, hairy breasts, hairy thighs, hairy feet and worshiping hairy you.” Very good, although I’d amend that last to, “Family — and worshiping hairy you.”
And now can we get a woman up here? You, in the vintage wrap dress, don’t be shy. Let’s see what six things you could not live without.
O.K., “The West Village townhouse I bought in the 1970s for a song, my Sam & Dave albums, AOL, my checkbook, my Rolodex, the Sunday papers.”
I’m truly sorry, dear, but I’m afraid I have to advise you to forget online dating. Because, from the evidence, you’re old.
THE BBC is refusing to discuss whether Top Gear will ever return to television after Jeremy Clarkson was suspended over a “fracas” with a colleague and the rest of the current series was pulled from the schedules.Clarkson, 54, is reported to have tried to punch a male producer on the BBC2 show last week, though the incident was only reported to the Corporation on Monday, resulting in his suspension on Tuesday morning.The producer has been named in ‘The Mirror’ as 36-year-old Irishman Oisin Tymon – with the row reportedly seeing Clarkson losing his temper when his dinner was not ready on time.Filming for this Sunday’s episode, which should have taken place on Wednesday, was cancelled and no more episodes will be broadcast while an investigation is being carried out.