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Saturday, February 20, 2010

DRIIS Official album of IDRIS ELBA

“Driis”, the alter ego of actor Idris Elba and DJ Driis has finally released his awaited album titled “High Class Problem Vol 1″.

The album was recently released in England where Driis calls home and so fare it has been well received as it paints a different picture from the actor.

For those in the loop Driis first love has always been music, he started out as a DJ and an MC in East London before his career as an actor took off yet still despite his success in acting he always remained true to his first love.

Driis is the rare kind of dude who transition from acting to music without any contradiction and his “High Class Problem Volume 1″ proves just that.

This album contains different musical elements from soul, reggae, hip-hop and jazz. This album invites the listener to a whole new world of Driis, where the purity yet very mature sound keeps you on locked down wanting to listen just a lot longer. This is one of the best album released from the UK by far this year.

For more on Driis and his newest offering log onto DRIIS or Click HERE to get more info on his new CD.

Idris Elba has been one of my favorite actor and I knew him from being a DJ for a long time too, so I was happy to listen to his music and thought that he didn't sound bad at all.


A ghanaian at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games

Kwame Nkrumah-Acheampong, nicknamed the Snow Leopard, is on the prowl for a gold in the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic games. He has drawn a lot of interest as an African skiing in the Olympics after his introduction to snow 5 years ago. The Alpine Slalom race is scheduled to take place on February 27, 2010. He will make history as the first Ghanian skiing in the Winter Olympics.

Kwame Nkrumah-Acheampong, Alpine Skiing
180 cm (5' 10")
Weight: 85 kg (187 lbs)
Date of Birth: December 19, 1974
Age: 35
Nationality: Ghana
Birthplace: Great Britain
Nickname: Snow Leopard. (, 12 Mar 2009)
Other Sports: He represented Ghana at the West African Student games in tennis. (, 28 Jul 2009)
Education: Tourism-University of Cape Coast: Cape Coast, Ghana

Quite the athlete, he also represented Ghana in the West African Student Games in tennis. Kwame took ski lessons when he got a job as a receptionist at a ski center. In an interview with BBC, he stated that , “The only thing we [Africans] have to overcome is the cold.” He credits his family and his faith in God for his success.

Dedicated to encouraging Ghanaian youth to ski, he has set up the Ghanian Winter Olympic Association and is working on building an artificial ski slope in Akuapem Hills, Mamfe, Ghana.

He supports Sabre, a British charity that builds schools in deprived areas of Ghana, and donates his spare money to a charity that is working on help save the snow leopard from extinction.
To cheer him on watch the Winter Olympics on February 27, 2010 and let us see if he brings the Africa’s first gold in this year’s Winter Olympics.

For the official website of the 2010 Winter olympics games click HERE

I wish him the best of luck.


Friday, February 5, 2010

Only in China

Can you imagine going to the Zoo and be offered the "priviledge" of seeing tigers feed on a live animal. If you don't believe me check the pictures below (WARNING, it is pretty graphic) and also experience my loss for words when I was first saw it too.

The Siberian Tiger Park in Harbin, China is facing criticism for allowing visitors to participate in an unlikely form of entertainment: They can pay to see tigers feed on a live animal.

So yes tourists can choose from a menu what they’d like to see the ferocious beasts eat, chickens are served as appetizers to the tigers (at a cost of $5.50), followed by a live cow (at a cost of $205) dumped from a truck and pounced on immediately. And yes, tourists can take photos and watch with binoculars from a bus nearby.

I must admit that this is one the most disgusting and disturbing story I have heard in a minute.


Thursday, January 14, 2010

How To Help Victims Of the Earthquake In Haiti

Two days ago, the largest earthquake to hit Haiti in 200 years ripped through the nation’s capital Port Au Prince. The red cross estimates 3 million people to have been affected by the earthquake. Haiti’s population is 9 million, so that means one third of the country is injured, dead or displaced.

As the death toll continues to rise in Haiti, Wyclef Jean a native of Haiti continued his humanitarian efforts by speaking out publicly in an effort to encourage people across the world to make donation.

Read his statement and learn how you can help below:

“Haiti today faced a natural disaster of unprecedented proportion, an earthquake unlike anything the country has ever experienced. The magnitude 7.0 earthquake – and several very strong aftershocks – struck only 10 miles from Port-au-Prince.

I cannot stress enough what a human disaster this is, and idle hands will only make this tragedy worse. The over 2 million people in Port-au-Prince tonight face catastrophe alone. We must act now. President Obama has already said that the U.S. stands ‘ready to assist’ the Haitian people. The U.S. Military is the only group trained and prepared to offer that assistance immediately. They must do so as soon as possible. The international community must also rise to the occasion and help the Haitian people in every way possible.”

Many people have already reached out to see what they can do right now. We are asking those interested to please do one of two things:

* Either you can use your cell phone to text “Yele” to 501501, which will automatically donate $5 to the Yele Haiti Earthquake Fund (it will be charged to your cell phone bill),

* or you can click here to DONATE.

To Also Donate through UNICEF:

Here’s the number to call to donate money or to help in the relief efforts 1800 UNICEF or visit

In the meantime the devil in person has surfaced on planet earth. His name is Pat Roberson and he said yesterday and with no remorse that Haiti deserved the earthquake. Pat Robertson Blames the Earthquake on the Pact that Haitians Made with Satan.

On the Christian Broadcasting Network’s “700 Club”, after a lengthy interview with a missionary who talked about helping the victims earthquake in Haiti, Rev. Pat Robertson had some interesting thoughts as to why the earthquake struck the impoverished nation:

"And you know, Kristi, something happened a long time ago in Haiti, and people might not want to talk about it.

“They were under the heel of the French, uh, you know Napoleon the 3rd and whatever, and they got together and swore a pact to the Devil.
“They said, 'We will serve you if you'll get us free from the French.'
“True story.
“And so the Devil said, 'Okay, it's a deal.’
“And, uh, they kicked the French out, you know, with Haitians revolted and got themselves free.
“But ever since they have been cursed by, by one thing after another, desperately poor.
“That island of Hispaniola is one island. It’s cut down the middle. On the one side is Haiti on the other side is the Dominican Republican.
“Dominican Republic is, is prosperous, healthy, full of resorts, etcetera.
“Haiti is in desperate poverty.
“Same island.
“They need to have and we need to pray for them a great turning to God and out of this tragedy I’m optimistic something good may come. But right now we’re helping the suffering people and the suffering is unimaginable.”

To view the video Clickhere

Robertson’s tale stems from a legend that Jean Jacques Dessalines, who led the Haitian revolution against the French Army, entered into a pact with Satan disguised as a voodoo deity in exchange for a military victory, which finally happened in 1803.

One minister of a Haitian-American church -- who does not believe this legend -- recently wrote about the frequent references in Haiti “to a spiritual pact that the fathers of the nation supposedly made with the devil to help them win their freedom from France.

As a result of that satanic alliance, as they put it, God has placed a curse on the country sometime around its birth, and that divine burden has made it virtually impossible for the vast majority of Haitians to live in peace and prosperity in their land…

The satanic pact allegedly took place at Bois-Caïman near Cap-Haïtien on August 14, 1791 during a meeting organized by several slave leaders, under [Dutty] Boukman’s leadership, before launching what would become Haiti’s Independence War.”

This man is a virulent danger to the entire world and sooner or later he will definitely get what he deserves. The full extent of the devastation in Haiti won’t be determined for some time, so if you can't donate, pray for all the victims.