It's such a beautiful day here in London, so I'm going to try and write this one quickly so I go out and enjoy the sun while it lasts.
I hope you are good and pleased that I have been blogging quite a bit lately. Once I get into it I actually enjoy it. I think it's the pic and vid uploading that is the most tedious part but what's a blog without pics? BORING!
Anyhoo, so last night I had an amazing evening. I went down to The Monarch in Camden and stepped into Milly's World to support some stupendously talented UK rising stars.
My main reason for going was to see my sister Obenewa and my cousin Angel but I was also very pleasantly entertained by the beautiful vocals of Miss Cleosol.
Cleosol opened up the show with her fantabulous band and gave it all...she's got a great stage presence and is easy on the eye too.
Have a butchers:
Here's some footage I took with my lil camera
Next up was my sis...you know I'm slightly biased...BUT she's BAAAAAAAAD and A WICKED (excuse the excitement)...She's just excellent.
Anyway...see for yourself! www.obenewa.com
My family and West London properly represented last night! Next up was my cousin Angel...who I'm sure is no Angel lol, but has the voice and face of one nevertheless!
He blew us all away with his acoustic set. I wish I recorded more but it's hard to record and enjoy the set at the same time. So next time you'll have to come and see him for yourself!
As an artist, sometimes going to shows leaves you frustrated because some Artists have no heart....meaning I just don't feel anything from them when they perform. Like they're doing it for the wrong reasons or it is simply not their calling.
Last night I left the venue buzzing that I had witnessed some proper talent which inspires me also to step my game up.
I'm really proud of my cuz and sis cos I know how hard they work and how much music is their life. They WILL succeed!
Anyway mi dears...I bid you good day as I walk off into the sunshine. I'm off to buy school shoes for my boy as he insists on using them as football boots. Oh the joys of Motherhood!
Have a great day.
Love and Happiness
Wednesday, 18 May 2011
Tuesday, 17 May 2011
Can you believe I'm posting again?
I made a conscious effort to take a few pics and a little bit of footage this week. I can't promise I'll keep it up...but I'll try.
So...How are you? How's life been treating you? I'm very well, thanks for asking :)
What can I tell ya?
Oh...so you know I said I wasn't into doing videos because I'm not really into that video vixen malarkey....ummm...well...I only went and bloody did another one! lol
Okay...but here's my reason (excuse). It was for a very good friend of mine, poet,G.R.E.E.D.S'. Starring in it apart from myself are comedians Kat, Simply Andy and A Dot! They are hilarious. It should be out, I think this week, but I'll post it up for you, here, on Facebook and my twitter so that you can see it as soon as it's finito!
In the meantime...here's an incy wincy clip from behind the scenes
Getting my make up touched up by RuMel
Moi and G.R.E.E.D.S
So filming for this video took up all of Friday and half of Saturday...but Saturday night it was party time.
My friend Mark De Clive Lowe AKA Mashi was in town from LA and performed a totally improvised set at Uprock's Party!
I had a fab time. And after a late night snack on Edgware Road, I didn't reach home till 6am!
I'm telling you...I'm out of practice with these late nights and paid for it on Sunday...and Monday to be honest. Hanging up my party shoes for a bit. I'm not so resilient in my old age!
As soon as I get pics from the shoot and from my last show, I'll post them along with the Official G.R.E.E.D.S video for "There She Goes Again" starring yours truly :)
Ciao for now
Sunday, 1 May 2011
Erm so ...yeah it sounds mad to be saying Happy New year considering it is now May but as usual I dropped off blogging.
I guess I have a love/hate relationship with writing. I love it because I like to communicate and express myself but I hate the fact it is so time consuming. But hey, it is what it is.
If I tried to cover my 5 months of absence on here I won't be able to go out and enjoy the beautiful day we're having today in London (which is rare so I'm going to try and grab some rays).
I'm actually not sure where to start....
Okay, a couple months ago I was asked to be in a music video. Now I'm not into all that video vixen malarkey. But as it was Don E who asked me I obliged. He's an artist I looked up to when I was younger and it's nice to see him still making moves in the industry and producing quality soul music.
Here is the video...and before you say it...YES I know, I have a big butt!
I'm sure you must remember me mentioning my friend and fellow artist, Incisive before. Well he released valentine's EP which is FREE to download. There are some great collaborations with myself, the beautiful Terri Walker and the amazing Shakka!!!!
Here's the track I recorded with him last year which you can have for absolutely FREEEEE!
He has also developed a brand new concept, "The Car Show" and he asked me to be a part of it. Basically he is getting different artists to perform a track in his car...in one take! Here's my attempt alongside my backing singers Kyri and Stephanie!
What else? Oh I won an Award!
Hehehehehehehehe, watch me just casually drop it into the conversation like it's nothing, I'm such an egg! lol
Well to some it may not be a big deal, but to me it's a great thing because it was an award that you guys, my supporters helped me achieve, by voting for me!
I won the Urban Vision Award sponsored by UVF/iMG/Universal Music Group for Best visual video of the year 2010 for my video "You Are The One" !
Last week I performed at the Legendary Charlie Wright's Jazz Club in Hoxton. Quite a few of you showed your faces despite it being a mid-week show, so I'm truly thankful, plus we had lots of fun! I had two photographers taking pics so hopefully in my next post I can show you some pictures.
I have a few more shows coming up which are TBC so I'll give you the heads up on those too.
That's my most recent news for now. If you want to let me know what you're up to holla at me on Twitter. I'm always up for a good old chinwag. And if you're on Facebook please add my Music page
That's all for now folks.
Have a blessed Sunday,
Love and Happiness