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Another childhood picture from Rihanna

Kim Kardashian posts a very toothy and cute picture of baby North west

North west is the baby’s name not her location.

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Paris hilton gets a secret admirer in malibu! Very romantic wouldn’t you say?


Afcon_2013Nigeria plays Burkina Faso in the finals of the African Cup of Nations which is the most prestigious football tournament in Africa (similar to UEFA European Football Championship). This tournament is a FIFA recognized tournament which is spearheaded by CAF (Confederation of African Football).AFCON was conceived in 1957 as a continental tournament and was first hosted in Khartoum, Sudan This year sees the likes of South Africa, Zambia, Ghana, Mali , Tunisia , Angola , Nigeria , Algeria , Burkina Faso , Morocco , Niger , Togo , Cape Verde, Congo and Ethiopia divided into 4 different groups A to D(for detailed group stages information,see our blog via Today`s final is between Nigeria and Burkina Faso. Check out some known facts about these two teams below:
– The Nigerian Super eagles have won this prestigious tournament twice with the first won in 1980(also as the host),and the last won in 1994.
– Burkina Faso has never been in an African Cup of Nations final

– The last time Nigeria was in the finals was in 2000 when they were beaten by Cameroon in a penalty shoot out.
– If Nigeria wins tonight`s final against Burkina Faso, their coach Stephen Keshi will be the second(after Mahmoud El-Gohary of Egypt) African national coach to lift the trophy as a player and coach.
– Burkina Faso held Nigeria to a 1-1 draw during the group stages.
– Nigeria and Burkina Faso would be playing each other twice in one tournament

Who will be the final winner of this year`s African Cup of Nations 2013? Will it be Nigeria redeeming her football image on the world football stage or will it be Burkina Faso making a grand entrance like Zambia did last year?


African Cup of Nations 2013 South Africa – Fixtures,Updated Results, and Table

This year`s African Cup of Nations(AFCON 2013) is being held in South Africa. As part of our continued commitment towards providing you with entertainment information, we will regularly update fixtures, group tables, goals and any other relevant information regarding this tournament. Afcon_2013
***Please note that results, fixtures and group tables will be constantly updated throughout this tournament***
Enjoy 🙂

Saturday 19 January 2013

South Africa 0 v Cape Verde Islands 0
(National Stadium 18:00)

Angola 0 v Morocco 0

Sunday 20 January 2013

Ghana 2 v DR Congo 2
Agyemang-Badu 40′ Mputu 53′
Asamoah 50′ Mbokani 68′ (pen.)
(Nelson Mandela Bay 17:00)

Mali 1 v Niger 0
Keita 84′
(Nelson Mandela Bay 20:00)

Monday 21 January 2013

Zambia 1 v Ethiopia 1
Mbesuma 45+3′ Adane 65′
(Mbombela Stadium 17:00)

Nigeria 1 v Burkina Faso 1
Emenike 23′
(Mbombela Stadium 20:00)

Tuesday 22 January 2013

Ivory Coast 2 v Togo 1
Y. Touré 8′
Gervinho 88′ J. Ayité 45+2′
(Royal Bafokeng Stadium 17:00)

Tunisia 1 v Algeria 0
Msakni 90+1′
(Royal Bafokeng Stadium 20:00)

Wednesday 23 January 2013

South Africa 2 v Angola 0
Sangweni 30′
Majoro 62′
(Moses Mabhida Stadium 17:00)

Morocco 1 v Cape Verde Islands 1

(Moses Mabhida Stadium 20:00)

Thursday 24 January 2013

Ghana 1 v Mali 0
Mubarak 38′ (pen.)
(Nelson Mandela Bay 17:00)

Niger 0 v DR Congo 0
(Nelson Mandela Bay 20:00)

Friday 25 January 2013

Zambia 1 v Nigeria 1

Mweene 85′ (pen.) Emenike 57′
(Mbombela Stadium 17:00)

Burkina Faso 4 v Ethiopia 0
Al. Traoré 34′, 74′
D. Koné 79′
Pitroipa 90+5′
(Mbombela Stadium 20:00)

Saturday 26 January 2013

Ivory Coast 3 v Tunisia 0
Gervinho 21′
Toure 87′
Konan 90′
(Royal Bafokeng Stadium 17:00)

Algeria 0 v Togo 2
Adebayor 31′
Wome 90+3′
(Royal Bafokeng Stadium 20:00)

Sunday 27 January 2013

Morocco 2 v South Africa 2
El Adoua 10′ Mahlangu 71′
Hafidi 82′ !! Sangweni 86′
(Moses Mabhida Stadium 19:00)

Cape Verde Islands 2 v Angola 1
F. Varela 81′ Nando 33′
Heldon 90+1
(Nelson Mandela Bay 19:00)

Monday 28 January 2013
Niger 0 v Ghana 3
Gyan 6′
Atsu 23′
Boye 49′
(Nelson Mandela Bay 19:00)

DR Congo 1 v Mali 1
Mbokani 3′ (pen.) Mah. Samassa 15′

(Moses Mabhida Stadium 19:00)

Tuesday 29 January 2013

Burkina Faso 0 v Zambia 0
(Mbombela Stadium 19:00)

Ethiopia 0 v Nigeria 2
Moses 79′ (pen.), 90′ (pen.)
(Royal Bafokeng Stadium 19:00)

Wednesday 30 January 2013

Algeria 0 v Ivory Coast 2
Adebayor 31′
Wome 90+3′
(Royal Bafokeng Stadium 19:00)

Togo 1 v Tunisia 1
Gakpé 13′ Mouelhi 30′ (pen.)

(Mbombela Stadium 19:00)

Saturday 02 February 2013

Ghana 2 v Cape Verde 0
Wakoso 54′(pen), 90+5′
(Nelson Mandela Bay 17:00)

South Africa 1 v Mali 1(added extra time)
Rabtie 31′ Keita 58′
Tshabalala 1 Diabate 1
Furman 0 Tamboura 0
Mahlangu 0 Traore 0
Majoro 0 Ma 1

(Moses Mabhida Stadium 20:30)

Sunday 03 February 2013

Ivory Coast 1 v Nigeria 2
Tiote 50′ Emenike 50′
Mba 78′
(Royal Bafokeng Stadium 17:00)

Burkina Faso 1 v Togo 0(added extra time)
Pitroipa 105′
(Mbombela Stadium 20:30)

Wednesday 06 February 2013
Mali 0 v Nigeria 4
Echejile 25
Ideye 30
Sissoko (o.g)44
Musa 60
(Moses Mabhida Stadium 17:00)

Burkina Faso 1 v Ghana 1
Bancé 60′ Mubarak 13′ (pen.)
B. Koné Vorsah
H. Traoré
Paul Koulibaly Atsu
Bance Afful

Mah. Samassa 21′
(Mbombela Stadium 20:30)

Saturday 09 February 2013
Mali 3 v Ghana 1
Mah. Samassa 21′ Asamoah 82′
Keita 8′
S. Diarra 90+4′
(Nelson Mandela Bay 20:00)

Sunday 10 February 2013
Nigeria v Burkina Faso
(National Stadium 20:00)

Team W D L GF GA GD Pts
South Africa 1 2 0 4 2 2 5
Cape Verde 1 2 0 3 2 1 5
Morocco 0 3 0 3 3 0 3
Angola 0 1 2 1 4 −3 1


Team W D L GF GA GD Pts
Ghana 2 1 0 6 2 4 7
Mali 1 1 1 2 2 0 4
Congo DR 0 3 0 3 3 0 3
Niger 0 1 2 0 4 -4 1

Team W D L GF GA GD Pts
Burkina Faso 1 2 0 5 1 4 5
Zambia 1 2 0 4 2 2 5
Nigeria 0 3 0 2 2 0 3
Ethiopia 0 1 2 1 7 -6 1

Team W D L GF GA GD Pts
Côte d’Ivoire 2 1 0 7 3 4 7
Togo 1 1 1 4 3 1 4
Tunisia 1 1 1 2 4 -2 4
Algeria 0 1 2 2 5 -3 1

African Gangnam Style from Cote d`voire

PSY`s Gangnam style has not only gone viral, but has also been modified to show case different cultures worldwide! Check out “African Gangnam Style”, yet another Gangnam style parody, courtesy of Aanika straight from Cote d`ivoire, West Africa. Happy viewing 🙂

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Condolences to Connecticut!

We are not going to make a notorious person popular, so there will be no mention of the perpetrator of this heinous act. However, we cannot fail to mention the dreams buried, the aspirations vapourized, the hearts crushed and the sea of tears shed over this sad, very sad incident not only for Connecticut, not only for America, but for the whole world!

…And may the innocent souls of the 20 children and 6 adults rest in peace.


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Lessons Learnt from London 2012

The London Olympic and Paralympic 2012 games has come and gone, but what significance has this “Worldwide Sporting Festival” had on London and London on the world in general?

Warmth: London has a diverse range of people and cultures, and more than 300 languages are spoken within its boundaries which makes it an automatic “homecoming” for foreign visitors, tourists and participants in the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games. People automatically identified with not just their own people, but took time to learn about other cultures as well. All over London, there were fairs, stands and showcasing of different cultures and talents which made London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games one of the most multicultural Olympic games of all time. London is definitely a “World City”…literally !

Unity: There was definitely a sense of unity within team GB which transcended beyond race, religion, demography and other social measuring parameters. This sense of unity was also shared by the general populace with people adorning team GB tops which made them feel like a part of something significant, and special.

National Pride:  There was as much ardour and gunning for Mo Farah as well as Bradley (Wiggo) Wiggins, for David Weir (Weir-Wolf) as well as Jessica Ennis. Everyone was a full or part team GB fan.

Ability redefined: Ability redefined in terms of ability to win,victory was victory irrespective of whether it was the Olympics or Paralympics, number of team medals not necessarily by whom.

Sense of Community: With the Olympic and Paralympics torches going through different towns and boroughs around the U.K, everyone had a sense of belonging that comes with being part of a community. The roads were lined with children, adults and even senior citizens cheering away as the Olympic and Paralympic torches were displayed by everyday people who have contributed one way or the other to their community.

Financial gains: Considering there is an ongoing global economic crisis the world over, this period was not quite a bad time for pubs, coffee shops, hotels, cabbies, restaurants and so many others individually run businesses in the UK to “Smile all the way to the bank” during the games making more than they do on a regular day…Not bad for a month`s job then eh?

Altruism: Londoners were asked to kindly take public transport instead of driving all around the city during the games to ease congestion within the Olympic zones and guess what? They did :)! A survey showed that visitors clearly admitted that Londoners were very warm, and eager to point a lost visitor/tourist in the right direction.

Fun & Entertainment: The opening ceremony showcased UKs talent in art, music, history and much more, as well as a mixed spectrum of colours emanating from the fireworks which could be viewed for miles on end. Contrary to a lot of opinions about the stereotypically “Conservative Britannia”(See our blog titled “Stereotypical nature of man”),even the monarch herself showed the world how “cool britannia” she was. Also, there was, no doubt , a love for the best signature poses-With Usain Bolt`s archer pose, Mo Farrah`s overhead  “M”, and even Yohan Blake all recognized worldwide. The paralympic closing ceremony ended on Sunday the 9th of September with a bang. We had A-list celebrities like Rihanna, Coldplay and Jay-z performing live with 7.5 million viewers glued to their T.Vs. The London Paralympic games has been acclaimed to be the best paralympic games yet! The greatest show on earth(as London 2012 has been coined) ended in a grande finale.

Closing ceremony picture courtesy of philippryke

I could go on and on talking about how the games have impacted the society and the world as a whole, but I do not want to bore you. If anything, the things i have learnt from the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games are there is strength in unity, the world is getting smaller than it seems, and I love Moroccan food :)…It will definitely go down as one of the best olympic and paralympic games i have ever witnessed in my lifetime(grandkids watch out) 😀

Please enjoy the video attached.

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Summer time: Nottinghill Carnival 2012

Last weekend gone was another Summer carnival weekend here in the UK. What better way to enjoy the carnival weekend (after all the dreary weather) than to be at the NOTTINGHILL CARNIVAL!

Did you know that Nottinghill carnival is Europe`s biggest carnival? Did you know that the nottinghill carnival started in 1964 as a way for Afro-Caribbean communities to celebrate their own cultures and traditions after the abolition of slave trade? It has now become a way of celebrating individual cultures across the globe here in the UK where people of all cultures,races, ethnicities,countries and demographics come together(Afrocentricity Unleashed cannot afford to miss out on this) to celebrate summer. Please check out some pictures courtesy of DJA Media from the Nigerian corner where we had legendary nigerian musician Sir Shina Peters, renowned DJs Dayo Adeneye(D1) and Kenny(keke) Ogungbe present, as well as other popular afrobeats artistes,comedians, models, and actors celebrating. HAPPY SUMMER…or what is left of it :)!

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To be and not be








To be ambitious and not greedy

To have pride and not being proud

To appreciate and not patronize

To be smart and not cunning

To emulate and not imitate

To compete and not rival

To respect and not fear

To be resilient and not desperate

To be charismatic and not condescending

To be popular and not notorious

Dedication and not slavery

To work, and not steal

To love not use people

To be loyal and not bound

Unify and not segregate

To admire and not envy

To encourage and not mislead

To be prudent and not selfish

To be generous and not lavish

To be wise and not sly

To be quietly confident and not socially awkward

To be brave and not foolhardy

To be outspoken and not loud

To be principled and not rigid