February 25th, 2013 § § permalink
There’s Nollywood actress Omotola Jalade Ekeinde’s personal trailer on the set of her first ever US Television Debut, VH1′s original scripted comedy series ‘Bounce.‘
Omotola has a guest role on the series which stars among others, Hollywood A’ Lister; Kimberly Elise and Dean Cain. Bounce follows the lives and loves of the Los Angeles Devil Girls, the dance team for the country’s No. 1 professional basketball team.
Omotola Jalade with co-star Kimberly Elise.
This is a huge deal for Omotola Jalade who is officially the first Nollywood star to gain a US Prime Time TV role. Congratulations woman!
Follow @Realomosexy on Twitter for first hand information on the actress.
Omotola certainly knows how to build relationships. I have a feeling that Kimberly Elise presented this opportunity to her, as the two women were co-stars in Leila Djansi’s ‘Ties that Bind.’ I’m excited to see how she performs among her Hollywood trained colleagues. I’m rooting for you Omosexy.
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October 2nd, 2012 § § permalink
I have often wondered which of my favourite African-American Actor or singer originated from Cameroon. You see as a young girl growing up in Yaounde, Cameroon, I always imagined R&B singer R. Kelly as my husband. That’s right, I planned our whole lives together down to our children’s’ names. Ah! My beautiful fantasy world.
As I grew up and fantasy faded and reality pushed harder and forced me to deal with it. I realized that my chances of being Mrs R. Kelly were… (I’ll leave you to complete that statement.) So imagine my surprise when I stumbled upon African Ancestry and their role in helping African-Americans trace their genealogy (roots) back to the motherland. Secretly I still hope that my dream husband R. Kelly will turn out to be Cameroonian. I can hear you laughing…
Below are some African-American celebrities of Cameroonian ethnic Origin.
Actor Don Cheadle
Comedian and Actor Anthony Anderson was pretty excited to be part Cameroonian.
When asked where he thinks he’s ancestors come from, Anthony Anderson said this;
the Artist in me wants to say Cameroon because that’s where the Artists come from.”
Watch the video below for his reaction;
Oscar nominated actress Taraji ‘Penda’ Henson ethnic background also hails from Cameroon. Her middle name gave it away for me as it’s a name from the Littoral region of Cameroon. Watch the video below for her reaction;
Actress Vanessa Williams‘ reaction when she traced her roots to Cameroon touched me to the core as it seemed so genuine. So glad to have you sister. Watch her reaction below;
Tasha and Sidra Smith.
Identical twin actress, Tasha Smith’s ethnic background includes the Bubi people of Equatorial Guinea and the Tikar people of Cameroon. Note to Tasha: Time to claim your nationality from Equatorial Guinea. They are a very RICH nation now. Lol! But I think you’ll love Cameroon better.
Actor Chris Tucker’s ancestors also hail from the Bamileke people in Cameroon. I hope he inherited some of their business sense.
Conscientious rapper Lonnie Rashid Lynn, Jr. aka Common is the latest celebrity to trace his origins from Cameroon according to African Ancestry.
Ooh la la! By the way, Common has a daughter with a Nigerian woman called Ekaete. I guess this brother has been connected to his African roots for some time now.
R&B singer Raheem Devaughn has also traced his roots to the Tikar people in Cameroon and the Balanta people of Guinea Bissau.
Acclaimed movie director Spike Lee was one of the first celebrities to trace his African roots. His ancestors hail from Niger and Cameroon.
Grammy Award winner and acclaimed songstress Roberta Flack best known for her song ‘Killing Me Softly’ also hails from Cameroon. Wow!
Quincy Delight Jones Jr also traced his genealogy back to Cameroon.
Pentecostal pastor and author Bishop T.D. Jakes is also a brother. Who would have thought?
And of course Yaphet Kotto who is the great-grandson of King Alexander Bell of Douala.
Donnie Simpson – Cameroon
Dr. Ysaye Maria Barnwell – Cameroon
Frank Ski – Cameroon & Nigeria
Mark Thompson – Sierra Leone & Cameroon
Dr. John Hope Franklin – Cameroon
It’s great to know that we did not lose most of our ancestors to the bottom of the sea as they were carted away to work as subhumans in faraway lands.First of all, wow! That is a lot of talent from Cameroon. I guess there’s something in our DNA that just screams entertainment. Lol!
Let me make a suggestion here, basing it on the fact that these celebrities would be interested in adopting Cameroon. If I was Paul Biya, I will approve Dual Citizenship for Cameroonians. Some of these names could really benefit our economy in different ways or even inspire the younger Cameroonian generation in some way.
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September 20th, 2012 § § permalink
Flab chested US correction officer turned rapper Rick Ross’s new video which was shot in the slums of Lagos, Nigeria seems to have outraged quite a large number of Nigerians. Watch the video below:
Now read some of the comments culled from Linda Ikeji’s blog.
September 19th, 2012 § Comments Off § permalink
Franchika Abey is a 14-years old American singer of Cameroonian heritage, who was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, USA. She is a trained vocalist and about to release her first single ‘A kiss.‘ Watch the video below:
Franchika with Cameroon Ambassador to the USA, HE Joseph B. C. FOE ATANGANA, at the just ended “2012 U.S.-Cameroon trade conference’ in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
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August 20th, 2012 § Comments Off § permalink
Rihanna and Chris Brown in happier times.
Click here to watch the full video
August 19th, 2012 § Comments Off § permalink
11-year-old Willow Smith, daughter of superstar Will Smith and actress Jada Pinkett, shared this letter she wrote ‘years ago’ to her mother’s late friend, the legendary Tupac. It’s hard for me to understand why so many people have nothing positive to say about this letter. I think it’s sweet that her mother was able to convey how much of a friend rapper Tupac was to her, and how much she misses him. Heck, I still miss Tupac and I never even met the man.
A look at the letter below, gives us an insight into the bond that Tupac and Jada shared.
True friendship never dies. RIP Tupac!
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August 10th, 2012 § Comments Off § permalink
Pop star, Beyoncé seems very keen on sharing her normally private life with us lately. she regularly posts personal pictures of herself on the social media site, Tumblr. This picture of her well-manicured fingers, boasting pictures of herself and husband, rapper Jay Z, is one of her latest posts.
Something about Jay Z seems to have captured this woman’s heart. Love na helele!
Would you follow this new “nail love declaration” trend?
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March 14th, 2012 § Comments Off § permalink
Who knew Whitney Houston had a ‘son?’ 22 years old Nicholas “Nick” Gordon, is the boy whom Whitney took in to live with as her son when he was just 11/12 (depending on the source). Now blogosphere is abuzz with rumours that Nick and Bobbi Kris (Houston’s only biological child) are in a love/sexual relationship. Well, that is if the tweets below are anything to go by;
And he followed it up by tweeting this picture (picture on the right), after rumours of their ‘relationship’ spread on blogosphere.
Are they blood related? No. Can a traumatic experience like death, bring two people together? Yes. Do I find it slightly gross? Yes. Are they happy? seems like it. So…
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March 8th, 2012 § Comments Off § permalink
I’m sure by now, anyone with Internet connection has heard of the passing of “The Voice,” American diva Ms Whitney Houston. I am not going to dwell on the cause of death on this post, if interested, you can read more about it here.
I must have been about 8 yrs old when I heard the song ‘One Moment in time.” and for one moment in time, my world stopped spinning as that distinct soulful yet raspy, powerful yet sensual voice took my mind to another world. I had never ever heard a voice that beautiful, so beautiful that even my young mind bowed to its beauty. Although I could not truly understand the meaning of some of the lyrics in her songs, the powerful emotions that only Ms Whitney Houston could convey, delivered the message straight to my heart. I became a fan.
Whitney Houston’s voice was truly a gift from God. I don’t know about you, but there are some people whom I’ve never met, yet in my mind I have shared a lifetime with them. Whitney Houston was one of those people. Her music has always been the ‘background noise’ in my life. After she passed on, a lot of people claimed that it felt like loosing an aunt. This led me to ponder on what kind of talent a fellow human has to possess, in order for millions to feel that special bond with them?
Do these talented people know how much their Gift affects lives? Is that why they feel so pressured? Or are they too selfish to even consider that their gift was meant to be shared with the world? The Bible says “to whom much is given, much is expected.” do our expectations drive them up the wall? We often hear them say ‘ We are only human and bleed just like you.”
Okay, I accept, they are only human and therefore we should treat them as such. I know they bleed, but are they mere mortals, No. Why? Well that’s because they were blessed with a ‘special’ gift, which you and I do not have. Therefore the proverbial ‘much’, has been given to them and I believe I’m justified in expecting more from them. The best I can do is pray for them when they face their trials and tribulations. And hope that they realise that ‘their’ gift, is ours to share.
I gotta admit, Whitney shared hers generously. Unfortunately, sometimes her personal demons got the best of her. Still when I look at the many years and effort she dedicated to her fans, I can’t help but say “to whom which much was expected, much was given” albeit insufficient to us.
RIP Whitney! You’re still giving me.
Check out the rest on Youtube.
January 5th, 2012 § Comments Off § permalink
I’m glad to see our African Artists going global. Over the holidays, Akon signed Nigeria’s finest; Tuface Idibia, P-Square and WizKid as representatives for his Konvict Record Label in Africa.
Facebook messages from Cameroonian Fotemah Mba, VP A&R at Konvict Music served as further confirmation to this stoRY.
Congratulations all round. Like Akon said “We’re taking over!”
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