Tuesday, 30 January 2018
Daily mail has given us an insight on the weight this six year old is pulling.
She was taken to the Grammy Awards on Sunday night in LA (something of a tradition — she's been attending since 2015).
Seated between her parents, she shushed them with effortless authority when they started clapping singer Camila Cabello during her speech — and caused an instant internet sensation.
Of course, you can't entirely blame the child for her high-handed attitude. But it's worth considering the peculiar lifestyle which has allowed her to get away with being so spectacularly bossy.
While other children may be playing in the park and having fishfingers for tea, Blue Ivy is already a mogul-in-the-making. She has her own staff, a personal stylist, a chef and bodyguards. Plans are already afoot for her to launch her own fragrance and clothing lines and her commercial worth is such that her name is being trade-marked.
Her lifestyle is beyond lavish. Home is one of five mega-properties — two in Los Angeles and one each in New York, The Hamptons and Miami. Birthday parties are screechingly overstated affairs, and, yes, she already has a pony. Truly a pampered billion-dollar princess.
it's fair to suggest Blue Ivy is never short of attention. There are two full-time nannies. Her younger siblings — twins Sir and Rumi who were born last June — also have two nannies each.
Before she started school, the nannies were reportedly giving Blue Ivy a head start in French, Swahili and art.
The same report suggested she is a 'picky eater' which will be a challenge for the chef, who apparently tempts her with wholewheat pasta shaped like ballet dancers and pureed asparagus.
There is also a full time security detail. There were reports that when she was born, in New York's Lenox Hill hospital in 2012, the security entourage was enormous and obstructed other hospital visitors.
When it comes to getting dressed, she calls on the services of stylist Manuel Mendez, who is based in New York and employed by Parkwood, Beyonce's management company. For the past two years Blue Ivy has been styled by Manuel, rather than sharing a stylist with her mother, who is looked after by Ty Hunter, or her father who is dressed by June Ambrose.
Obviously all three fashion experts talk to each other about their plans — hence the striking monochrome theme at the Grammys on Sunday night where the parents wore black and she wore white.
Adoring daddy Jay-Z — real name Shawn Carter, a reformed drug dealer turned superstar rapper and producer — seems to be keen to launch his tot into the business. She became the youngest person featured in a chart single when the noise of her heartbeat taken from an ultrasound scan featured in his 2012 song Glory.
He used a recording of her first cries on the same track. His 2017 album 4:44 (which failed to win in any of the eight Grammy categories in which it was nominated) included a track titled Blue's Freestyle/We Family. It is a 40-second showcase of his daughter rapping. Some of it is unintelligible but she does shout out 'Boomshakalaka!' although it's a little too soon to say if she has talent.
She has a 'Feat. Blue Ivy' credit on the piano ballad Blue on her mum's 2013 album Beyonce.
Blue Ivy also has a starring turn in Jay-Z's track Family Feud, and is featured in the seven-minute video, released this month.
The song is about the damage caused by his infidelity and in the video he is seen confessing his sins in church while Blue Ivy sits on a pew and mum Beyonce wanders around.
He sings: 'Yeah I'll **** up a good thing if you let me. Let me alone, Becky' a reference to 'Becky with the good hair' who Beyonce said he cheated with in her album Lemonade. Many would question the wisdom of letting a six-year-old star in a music video about the downsides of cheating on your wife. Perhaps it's little wonder she is good at making the shushing movement to Mum and Dad.
Nothing but the best is good enough for Blue Ivy, and she attends the Center for Early Education in Los Angeles.
The family moved from New York to the West Coast last year so she could attend — on the urging of Beyonce's close friend Gwyneth Paltrow, who insists there's no better place to raise a family.
The CEE costs between £15,000 and £21,000 a year which Jay-Z, 48, and Beyonce, 36, can easily afford as they are worth a combined £887 million. Founded by psychoanalysts in 1939 it is a progressive school and wildly oversubscribed — 1,000 applicants chase 60 places each year.
The children of Jack Nicholson, Jodie Foster and Barbra Streisand have all attended. Last year Beyonce performed at the school's annual concert — a whopping affair held at the Shrine auditorium which also hosts the Oscars. Not to be outdone, Blue Ivy took centre stage in a ballet routine.
In September, Beyonce and Jay-Z spent £18.5 million on a home in the Hamptons. The house has seven bedrooms.
They own a huge three-floor apartment in New York and are renting a mansion in Malibu for £306,000 a month that has four pools and bullet-proof glass.
Last summer they were reported to have added their most impressive home yet to their property portfilio when they bought a £95 million pile in Bel Air. It is not known if they have yet moved from their other LA home.
It has eight bedrooms, 11 bathrooms and garage with space for 15 cars. A real estate source said: 'The house is beyond words. No expense was spared.'
Blue Ivy's first home in New York had a £14,000 cot shaped like a royal carriage and her parents spent £50,000 on a Barbie doll encrusted with diamonds.
The family also has a £170 million, 2.5-acre private island off Florida — bought for Beyonce's 29th birthday.
Topless Kim Kardashian holds open a fur coat to expose her milk shakes as she shares series of VERY racy snaps
Before posting the image Kim had blurred the nipple of her exposed breast. Great! As if it makes it any better.
The mother of three posed in a skimpy bikini on the beach for a shot posted earlier on Monday.
The image was inspired by Bo Derek's breakout 1979 10, and featured Kim lounging on the beach in Malibu wearing a bikini.
Like Bo's, her hair was braided in corn rows prompting some to accuse her of cultural appropriation.
Well, Kim on her 'I don't give a f**k' type attitude, who also wore her hair in braids for the later fur coat image. See more photos below
Full list of Grammy winners:
Album of the year
Record of the year
Song of the year
Pop solo performance
Pop vocal album
Traditional pop vocal album
Pop duo/group performance
Country solo performance
Country duo/group performance
Rap performance (single or track)
Urban contemporary album
Traditional R&B performance
Alternative music album
Rock performance (single or track)
American roots song
American roots performance
Contemporary Christian album
Jazz instrumental album
New age album
Song written for visual media
Score soundtrack for visual media
Compilation soundtrack for visual media
Musical theater album
Spoken word album
Latin pop album
Contemporary instrumental album
Sunday, 3 July 2016
There are many people that say "oh I do believe in true love, in sickness and health , and they have no clue what they are even saying, this here is an example of the taste of real love.
The Australian ex-model Turia Pitt suffered burns to 65 per cent of her body, lost her fingers and thumb on her right hand and spent five months in hospital after she was trapped by a grassfire in a 100 kilometre ultra-marathon in the Kimberley. Her boyfriend decided to quit his job to care for her recovery. Days ago, in an interview for CNN they asked him:
"Did you at any moment think about leaving her and hiring someone to take her of her and moving on with your life?"
His reply touched the world:
"I married her soul, her character, and she's the only woman that will continue to fulfill my dreams."
How many of you men can do this?
Saturday, 18 June 2016
Beyonce stepped out in this gorgeous Ankara outfit in NYC on Friday. She looked amazing. See photos below , I also put up five previous Ankara looks she has rocked in the past as well ..
Former President Goodluck Jonathan is soliciting with all Nigerians to support the Federal government in this fight against terrorism. Jonathan stated this via his twitter handle while condoling with families of the victims of Boko Haram attack in Adamawa state on Thursday June 17th.
Suspected Boko Haram members stormed a funeral service in Kuda village, Adamawa state, opened fire at the mourners , killing 20 other them who were mostly women.
Isn't this madness under the cloak of a religious war, or some cause? What exactly are they fight for, am sure they don't even know.
The wait is finally over and I believe the abuja residents are breathing their sigh of relief. The Abuja-Kaduna high speed train project is finally ready. The official test-run of the transport system took place yesterday, June 28. It begins full commercial operations once it is inaugurated by President Buhari in July. That cuts down loads of transportation palava. Meanwhile Lagos has waited decades to just complete the tracks. See more photos below...
Thursday, 16 June 2016
Jamie Vardy and Daniel Sturridge rose from the bench to score as England came from behind to defeat neighbours Wales 2-1 in Thursday’s all-British Euro 2016 clash in Lens.
Just as he had in Wales’s opening 2-1 win over Slovakia, Gareth Bale put Chris Coleman’s side ahead with a long-range free-kick that England goalkeeper Joe Hart could only fumble into the net.
But Vardy and Sturridge came on at half-time and after the former had equalised in the 56th minute, the latter smuggled in a stoppage-time winner that fired Roy Hodgson’s men to the top of the group.
Wales are a point back in second place, above Slovakia on head-to-head record, and need to beat Russia in Toulouse on Monday to guarantee one of the two automatic qualifying berths.
A draw against Slovakia in Saint-Etienne will suffice for England and they will approach the game with renewed optimism after belatedly kicking their tournament into gear.
Angry Calvin Harris unfollows Taylor swift, deletes pictures of her on his social media plus tweets skull emojis
It's break up season they say, and this has certainly turned out to be an ugly one. Perhaps the young man thought or hoped they could get back. Sometimes once shes gone she's gone. Anyways Taylor Swift's ex-boyfriend Calvin Harris is apparently unhappy after he saw pictures of her kissing 35 year old British actor, Tom Hiddlestone. Shortly after the photos surfaced, Calvin posted his reaction on twitter saying "Oh boy it's about to go down," followed by three skull emojis. However, just minutes after the tweet was posted, it was deleted.
He seemed pretty upset as he unfollowed Taylor and her brother Austin Swift on Twitter and Instagram and also blocked her fans who noticed it and sent him tweets about their relationship. He then started to delete every photo of Taylor on social media.
Taylor and Calvin broke up two weeks ago and the two seemed to indicate that their split was amicable. Calvin and Taylor confirmed the split by tweeting:
"The only truth here is that a relationship came to an end & what remains is a huge amount of love and respect."
Calvin has since deleted the break-up tweet after photos of Taylor and Tom having a PDA-filled outing emerged.
Meanwhile Taylor has also removed posts of herself with the Scottish DJ from Instagram.
Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston, met at the Met Gala last month, and have reportedly been enjoying a ‘secret romance’ after her split from Calvin Harris.
The relationship was uncovered when pictures of the pair kissing on a beach near Taylor's home were published by The Sun newpapers
Source - dailymail
However speaking with State House correspondents before the National Economic Council (NEC) meeting at the state house Abuja today, Osinbajo said President Buhari would need to have the weekend to himself and would return to work on Monday June 20th;
“The President will be back on Sunday. I spoke with him yesterday evening and I think it is just the best that he takes the weekend off. He will certainly be back on Sunday. I think the most straightforward thing is when he will be back. He will be back on Sunday. There is no point rushing back on Friday or something like that. He will just take the weekend off and be back on Sunday. He is in perfect health and ready to resume work on Monday morning. Mr. President is in good condition, he is fine, he is very well. He should take a day or two off in London and rest a bit and come back hale and hearty on Sunday and be ready for work on Monday. So we expect him back on Sunday"he said