Communication In A Relationship

Communication is a vital part of our lives: a typical day involves many interactions between ourselves, our work colleagues and clients, our children, our friends, our ex’s, future relationships, etc. This interaction takes place where we live, work, relax, socialize and wherever we perform routine tasks.

Communication skills are critical for building healthy relationships, especially when one realizes that one of the most common causes of relational breakdown is a lack of communication. Just as communication can be the most important part of a relationship; arguments can be the most destructive aspect – the closer we are to someone, the more easily we can bruise or be bruised. There is very little truth in the saying: “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can never harm me.” It’s not what we say, but rather how we say it, that most often hurts another person.

Do you identify with any of these statements?

“He never listens to me when I talk!”

“She talks and talks, but never actually says anything!”

“It’s like talking to a brick wall”

“I can’t get through to you”

“We can’t talk about anything important without getting into a fight”

“She’s too emotional – she’s either crying or shouting or complaining. It’s easier to avoid her”

“He always gets defensive when I try to talk about issues”

Communication is a complex process; of which speaking only makes up for 10-20%. The other 80-90% is made up by facial expressions, body language, tone of voice, etc.

Communication is the art/ science of transferring a thought/ idea/ information from the mind of one complex human being to the mind of one or more complex human being(s). For communication to be effective, it must be a two-way process.

Dynamics of Interpersonal Communication

1. Facts: are both people communicating about the same set of facts? Try to separate the facts from thoughts or feelings.

2. Interpretations, Thoughts or Perceptions: Each person interprets a fact differently based on their belief system, personality, values and experience.

3. Feelings: how we are feeling, our current mood and frame of mind, etc can sub-consciously affect decisions and thoughts.

4. Intentions, Needs or Wants: hidden agendas; are we looking for comfort, clarification, information or simply a chance to interact? We judge ourselves on our intentions.

5. Actions: choice of words (is the intent to create harm?) + tone of voice + non-verbal speech = body language, posture, eye contact, facial expressions, etc.

“The medium is the message” => the way the message is delivered is the message itself.

6. Self: The communication centre, which includes the issue, topic or conflict at hand, has been “filtered” by the facts, interpretations, thoughts, feelings, intentions, and choices of behaviour / actions.

Listening and Feedback

Did I say what I meant to say? – Invite feedback to clarify communication.

Someone who’s not listening lets their mind drift and is already preparing the next argument or opposing thought; inaccurate feedback or limited eye contact.

Listening is an active, not a passive process. When two people argue, they only hear “what they want to hear”, not what’s actually said. This equates to the accusation of “not listening”. Most couples start arguing and within 5 minutes are arguing about the way they are arguing.

Don’t argue when you’re angry – you will not be able to listen objectively. Give yourself time to cool down and then broach the subject when you are in a more reasonable frame of mind.

It’s important to give feedback – checking and confirming. Did I understand you correctly? Is this what you mean? I heard you say this: am I right? Feedback can be verbal / non-verbal e.g. a nod, smile, silence or a cold shoulder. No feedback is in itself a form of feedback.

If the words and actions contradict each other, it is better to believe the actions!

Conflict Resolution

Conflict resolution can either be Constructive or Destructive.

Destructive Style – hinders or inhibits the conflict resolution process:

Confrontational (win or lose, blaming)

Sabotage (focus on weak points, shaming)

Manipulation (blackmail, withdrawal)

Giving in (passive, submissive)

Avoidance (denial, withdrawal)

Constructive Style – trying to minimize the issues and avoiding the difficulties in resolving the problems:

Compromise (meet halfway, understanding)

Accommodate (open discussion, communication without confrontation)

Partnership (solutions, forgiveness, honesty)

When trying to resolve conflicts, try to clarify your goals, as you will probably share many of the same goals despite of your differences. Avoid bargaining, as this may lead to each party taking a rigid position which in turn can flare tempers.

When resolving conflicts, remember that their causes may run deep. Sweeping issues under the carpet isn’t going to work in the long term, as old baggage will be brought up each time an argument starts. Try to fully resolve each issue as it comes along. You may find the following method useful:

1. Ask the other person for their feelings. Your conflict probably isn’t about the issue that caused it to start in the first place. Don’t forget that your goal is sorting out the problem, not winning an argument!

2. Ask the other person to define the problem. Stick to solving one problem at a time, that way you can understand each problem as the other person sees it.

3. Express your own feelings. Be careful to word them carefully, for example use phrases such as “I feel…” rather than “I think you…”

4. Define the problem as you see it. As your feelings come out, the solution may become clearer. Remember that by you listening to the other person; you will have set the tone for them to listen to you.

5. Create multiple solutions. Don’t go back to your original agenda. Aim to find alternative or creative solutions that reduce emotions and tension.

6. Rate the possible solutions. Remember that no one can force an unacceptable solution on the other.

7. Combine and create a mutually acceptable solution. Create something acceptable to both parties, if this doesn’t work – go back to step 1 and ensure both parties are being totally honest.

8. Be sure both parties agree to work towards resolving the issue.

Troubleshooting For Problems in Communication

Control or Power Issues: Effective communication cannot take place if one person has “control” over the other or where there is not mutual respect and equality of relationship. To stay in control leads to relational isolation as the underdog reacts in anger at being manipulated or belittled.

Triangulation: Do not bring in a third party to avoid direct confrontation. If you have a problem with someone, go directly to that person. Don’t dump your accusations on mutual friends or your children in the hope of winning support to balance the scales in your favour – it leads to more substantial and long-lasting damage, especially when a child is used as a weapon between parents.

19 Steps to Effective Communication

1. See communication as an opportunity to praise, build-up, affirm, heal, support and give positive reinforcement, rather than to correct, criticise, tear down, hurt, wound, lash out at. Praise opens doors to further communication, while criticism shuts them down.

2. Remember that actions speak louder than words; non-verbal communication usually is more powerful than verbal communication. Avoid double messages in which the verbal and the non-verbal messages convey something contradictory. (Credibility gap)

3. Define what is important and stress it; define what is unimportant and de-emphasise or ignore it. Avoid fault-finding.

4. Communicate in ways that show respect for the other person’s worth as a human being. “Avoid statements which begin with the words “You never …” or “I think you …”.

5. Be clear and specific in your communication. Avoid vagueness.

6. Be realistic and reasonable in your statements. Avoid exaggeration and sentences which begin with “You always …”

7. Test all your assumptions verbally by asking if they are accurate. Avoid acting until this is done.

8. Recognize that each event can be seen from different points of view. Avoid assuming that other people see things like you do. (Perception)

9. Recognize that your family members and close friends are experts on you and your behaviour. Avoid the tendency to deny their observations about you – especially if you are not sure.

10. Recognize that disagreement can be a meaningful form of communication. Avoid destructive arguments.

11. Be honest and open about your feelings and viewpoints. Bring up all significant problems even if you are afraid that doing so will disturb another person. Speak the truth in love. Avoid sullen silences.

12. Do not put down and/or manipulate the other person with tactics such as ridicule, interrupting, name-calling, changing the subject, blaming, bugging, sarcasm, criticism, pouting, guilt-inducing, etc. Avoid the one-upmanship game.

13. Be more concerned about how your communication affects others than about what you intended. Avoid getting bitter if you are misunderstood.

14. Accept all feelings and try to understand why others feel and act as they do. Avoid the tendency to say, “you shouldn’t feel like that.”

15. Be tactful considerate and courteous. Avoid taking advantage of the other person’s feelings.

16. Ask questions and listen carefully. Avoid preaching or lecturing.

17. Do not use excuses. Avoid falling for the excuses of others.

18. Speak kindly politely and softly. Avoid nagging yelling or whining.

19. Recognize the value of humor and seriousness. Avoid destructive teasing.

Summary

As you look ahead to new relationships, you need to be able to break old and faulty communication patterns to allow for healthier interaction. The use of praise and positive reinforcement will reconstruct wounded and broken self-images and will build self-esteem, particularly in children. By becoming an effective communicator, you will also grow and become a better person which will positively enhance all your relationships.

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Kim Kardashian Also Takes The Ice Bucket Challenge | Photos

 

Kim Kardashian West is the latest celebrity to take part in the Ice Bucket Challenge, which raises awareness and funds for the fight against amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

Kim got wet on stage during an appearance on ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’  – which aired today Tuesday, September 9, 2014.

The ALS Association during the summer Ice Bucket Challenge has raised more than $100 million in donations.

Apple iPhone 6 – Price and Specs

 

Apple iPhone6 4.7 inches with retina Display comes with ISO 8, Dual core 1.4 Processor, Retina+ Sharp IGZO capacitive 1704 x 900 pixels, 4.7 inches touchscreen, 16M colors, 16 Storage 1GB DRR3 RAM, 8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels, autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash, Simultaneous video and image recording, touch focus, geo-tagging, face detection, HDR panorama, HDR photo rear and front 2 MP Camera, EDGE, GPRS, GPS, AGP, BLuetooth, WI Fi, 3G and 4G Smartphone by Apple.

Apple has laid to rest months of speculation by unveiling not one but two models of iPhone 6 – one larger than the other, but both significantly bigger than the existing device.

The company also launch the long-awaited Apple Watch, a wrist-mounted smart device that works in conjunction with the phone.

The iPhone 6 is just 6.9mm deep, making it the slimmest handset Apple has ever made. Its bigger brother, which will be called the iPhone 6 Plus, is 2mm thicker.

The new models look indistinguishable from the leaked photos and videos published widely in the past few weeks.

Here’s what we know so far about the iPhone 6:

  • It will come in two screen sizes, 4.7 inches for the iPhone 6 and 5.5 inches for the iPhone 6 Plus. That compares with the four-inch screen of the iPhone 5S.
  • The frame of the iPhone 6 will be 6.9mm thick, and the iPhone 6 Plus 7.1mm thick. 
  • The design is a departure from recent models, with rounded sides replacing the sharp-edged, flat-sided iPhone 5S. 
  • The iPhone 6 screen resolution will be 1,334×750 pixels, which Apple describes as Retina HD; the iPhone 6 Plus will feature a full HD resolution of 1,920×1,080 pixels
  • The screen will be protected by ion-strengthened glass (but not the much-discussed sapphire crystal)
  • The iPhone 6 has improved camera specs, with an eight megapixel sensor, a new focusing system and slow-motion video at 240 frames per second. The iPhone 6 Plus also has optical image stabilisation.
  • The larger screen on the Plus model will allow multi-tasking, allowing the user to see an email inbox and message at the same time, for example. The app dock can also be moved to the side of the screen, instead of the bottom.
  • As expected, the handsets will come a Health app that will integrate with Nike’s fitness app
  • They will also include a built-in barometer.
  • Both iPhones will be available from 19 September in the UK, but British prices are yet to be confirmed.

The Daily Telegraph reports that “these phones are thinner than anything Apple has ever made: 6.9 mm”

 

6.10pm: Tim Cook, Apple’s chief executive, arrives on stage a little late, but he breaks with company tradition and goes straight to the big news: Apple is launching two new phones, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Cook’s predecessor, Steve Jobs, always started with routine announcements and saved the biggest unveiling until last.

Does Apple slow old iPhones before a new release?

 

iPhone 6: what to expect

9 September

As the world’s technology press descends on Cupertino, California, for the launch of the iPhone 6, the Apple rumour mill has gone into overdrive. In the year since the relatively low-key launch of the iPhone 5S and 5C, rumours have come and gone about the new specs and features likely to find their way into its successor.

While some of it seems to be based on wishful thinking, much is likely to prove well founded. Here is our round-up of the most frequently discussed iPhone 6 specs, and how likely they are to make it into production.

iPhone 6 launch date: Analysts are expecting two versions of the iPhone 6, but it is unclear whether both will make an appearance tonight. It’ll be a huge surprise if Apple doesn’t produce a 4.7-inch device, but some analysts also expect to see a larger, 5.5-inch handset. Others think that the bigger iPhone 6 will not appear until later in the year. It’s also unclear when the new phones will go on sale, but 19 September is the date most frequently predicted.

iPayments: Recent reports suggest that Apple is working on a mobile payments system that will be unveiled alongside the iPhone 6 on 9 September. “Apple has reached an agreement with American Express to work together on its new iPhone payments system,” Re/code reported, and Bloomberg later added that Visa and Mastercard have also signed up. The system is likely to use near field communication (NFC) technology, which transfers data to be transferred between a device and a reader when the two are held against each other. The iPhone 6 would therefore work in the same way as the contactless debit and credit cards which have recently entered circulation.

Sapphire crystal: the use of sapphire crystal (also known as sapphire glass) for the iPhone 6 screen has been one of the most persistent rumours about the new handset. Apple is known to have invested heavily in the super-strong manmade material, which is resistant to scratching and bending, but recent reports suggest that it has been having trouble making it in sufficient quantities – and at sufficiently low costs – to furnish an iPhone production run of 100 million units or more. The Guardian recently suggested that Apple may end up using a blend of glass and sapphire crystal.

A Liquidmetal shell: As Apple strives to make the new handset as slim and strong as possible, some commentators have speculated that it may turn to Liquidmetal, an alloy that’s stronger than aluminium. In theory that would mean the handset could be lighter and slimmer without skimping on strength or build quality, but in practice it seems unlikely. Although one of the inventors of Liquidmetal predicted two years ago that Liquidmetal cases would be possible by mid-2014, its use has so far been limited to small components.

Liquidmetal components: This is much more likely. Documents published by Apple-watching website MacRumors, suggest that the alloy could be used in buttons and switches in order to toughen up what have often proved to be weak points on previous iPhones.

Aluminium frame: Although Liquidmetal may be off the cards, most of the leaked images and technical drawings suggest that Apple will adopt an all-metal rear frame for the iPhone 6. Previous iPhones have made either extensive or decorative uses of glass, but this year’s preview shots appear to show a rear panel fashioned entirely from aluminium – with a cut-out for the Apple logo.

Super-slim frame: Whatever it’s made from, most commentators expect the iPhone 6 to be noticeably slimmer than its already svelte predecessor. A few months ago some were predicting a depth of just 6mm, but specs supposedly leaked by Amazon in recent weeks suggest we can look forward to a 7mm iPhone. The slender dimensions are apparently causing problems for component-makers: the difficulty of making a battery that’s just 2mm thick has reportedly led to production delays.

A8 chip: Concerted speculation that the new device would include a revamped processor has been “confirmed” by Venturebeat. “The A8 will run at a frequency of 2.0 GHz per core and will create noticeably faster response time and graphics rendering in the new phones,” its source says. “By comparison, the A7 chips in the iPhone 5 run at only 1.3GHz per core.” Even if those details prove wide of the mark, a newer, speedier chip is a safe bet: Apple is unlikely to build an all-new phone around old technology. 

13-megapixel camera: There has been comparatively little speculation about the iPhone 6 camera, but tentative reports out today suggest that Apple may build in a 13-megapixels sensor capable of recording high-resolution 4K video. “Apple is well-known for investing millions into its camera sensor, though the company has always refrained from entering the megapixel count race because adding more megapixels tend to have an negative effect on the low-light performance,” Tech Times says. But the website sounds a note of caution: “The original source comes from a Chinese web forum, which may not be the best place to find legitimate iPhone 6 leaked information.”

Optical image stabilisation: MacRumors says the bigger of the two iPhone 6 models “may include camera improvements in the form of optical image stabilisation with modules produced by sensor company InvenSense”. Camera performance is becoming increasingly important at the top end of the smartphone market, and analysts suggest that optical stabilisation, which reduces image blur, could help to justify a larger price tag for the 5.5-inch iPhone 6.

A curved screen: At the end of last year Bloomberg carried a report predicting the next iPhone models would have screens that curved down at the edges. Curved screens are said to be more durable, more comfortable to use, and better suited to watching videos and playing games, according to Sky News. This would be a bold move for Apple, which usually likes to stand back and see how other phone-makers fare with new, risky technologies – and more recently a source told The Wall Street Journal that Apple has no plans to make use of curved glass. However, despite all the leaked images apparently showing the iPhone 6 with a flat screen, rumours of curved glass have resurfaced, most recently in the Daily Mirror.  

Quantum dots: This is probably a technology for future handsets, not the iPhone 6. Patent filings suggest Apple is experimenting with tiny crystal semiconductors just a few thousandths of a millimetre across, which could improve the colour and sharpness of mobile screens. “The techniques Apple describes would let its screens not only show colours more accurately,” Business Insider says, “but also show a wider gamut of colours.” The publication had predicted in March that the quantum-dot screen may be ready this year, but no further reports of the technology have emerged.

Battery life: Mixed signals have emerged about the iPhone 6 battery life. On the positive side, analysts have pointed to iOS 8, Apple’s new operating system, and its new A8 processor as evidence that the company is paying more attention to power consumption. The chip, says 9to5Mac.com “adds significant performance and efficiency enhancements in order to improve the iPhone’s battery life”. On the other hand, more recent reports suggest that the slim frame of the new phone has forced Apple to adopt a battery that is just 2mm thick. Taiwanese sources suggest that the new battery has a “similar capacity” to its predecessor, which may dash hopes of significantly improved performance.

Eye-tracking: Some rumours suggested that the iPhone 5S would be eye-controlled, allowing users to scroll through pages without touching the device. When the technology failed to materialise in the last model, hopeful observers shifted their attention to the iPhone 6.

NFC: Another long-predicted feature, Near Field Communication or NFC would allow the phone to act as a payment system. Users would wave their handsets over a receiver to transfer money in shops and restaurants, or between friends. Several Android and Windows Phone devices already support NFC payments, but Apple has yet to make the leap.

Health monitors and apps: Apple has already unveiled its new operating system, iOS 8, and what we’ve seen so far suggests that Apple is turning its attention to health and fitness. Smartphone accessories such as the Fitbit and FuelBand have proven the demand for health-monitoring devices, and reports suggest that the iPhone 6 will  be able to keep track of its owners pulse and body temperature, as well as other metrics. These features may work in conjunction with the long-awaited Apple iWatch

Price: Financial analysts suggest that the iPhone 6 will be more expensive than its predecessors, in part because of the cost of new components, and in part to re-establish the profit margin eroded by last year’s upgrade. When Amazon Japan apparently leaked details of the new device last month, the price, which was the equivalent of £100 higher than a similar iPhone 5S model, took many commentators by surprise. It’s unclear whether the leak reflected genuine pricing information, or even if it was a way for Apple to test reaction to a price rise. 

Production run: After relatively minor iPhone upgrades last year, analysts expect this year’s more substantial changes to create unprecedented demand. According to the Wall Street Journal, Apple “is asking suppliers to manufacture between 70 million and 80 million units combined of two large-screen iPhones with 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch displays by Dec. 30”. That’s substantially more than the 50 to 60 million iPhone 5S and 5C production run last year, and a huge leap from the 35.2 million iPhones sold in the three months to June.

Iphone 6 Other Features

– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic – AirDrop file sharing – Siri natural language commands and dictation – iCloud cloud service – iCloud Keychain – Twitter and Facebook integration – TV-out – Maps – iBooks PDF reader – Audio/video player/editor – Organizer – Document viewer/editor – Photo viewer/editor – Voice memo/dial/command – Predictive text input

iPhone 6 Plus pre-orders commence on September 12 and will ship a week later on September 19.

Latest Apple News. Apple iphone 6 Released date set to 9 Septemer 2014. (latest rumore about iphone 6 Released date)

Latest iPhone 6 Update 9, September 2014

Iphone 6 Prices With contract 16 GB $199, 32 GB $299 and 64 $399 and Without Contract $649 for 16GB, $749 for 32GB and $849 for 64 GB

NB: For Nigerians, it currently goes for N124,000

The President Knows More About Boko Haram Than He Is Willing To Reveal – APC

 

The National Leadership of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has accused President Goodluck Jonathan of exhibiting a shocking act of indiscretion by hobnobbing with an alleged Boko Haram sponsor, Ali Modu Sheriff, an alleged Boko Haram sponsor.

In a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the party wondered what message President Jonathan was sending to his compatriots and indeed to the international community when he took Modu Sheriff along during his visit to Chad Monday to confer with President Idriss Deby on cooperation against terrorism.

“This action by President Jonathan confirms what the APC has always believed: That the President either knows more than he is willing to admit on the issue of those who are behind the Boko Haram insurgency or he is willing to sacrifice the battle against terrorism on the altar of political expediency.

Either way, this action by the President is the height of indiscretion at best, or a palpable exhibition of callowness at worst.

“It also confirms our fears that Modu Sheriff was planted as a mole in the APC by his friends in high places, who are jittery about the birth of the party and would do anything to destabilize it,’’ it said.

APC said the President could not pretend not to be aware of a report sent home by Nigeria’s Defence Adviser in Ndjamena, Chad, in 2011, detailing the suspicious activities of Modu Sheriff in Chad concerning alleged Boko Haram sponsorship and asking the Federal Government to investigate him.

“If this is a joke, it is one joke taken too far, especially at a time that Nigeria has been losing territories after territories to Boko Haram; at a time that the same Modu Sheriff has been fingered by another source other than the Nigerian Defence Adviser in Chad, and at a time that calls are being made for an independent investigation into the allegation that Modu Sheriff and former Army Chief Azubuike Ihejirika are Boko Haram sponsors.

“Or could it be the case of it takes a thief to catch a thief?’’ it queried.

Four Types Of Women A Nigerian Man Would Most Likely Settle Down With

Women who are at the top of the marriageable list are;

Light Skinned Women

There is a popular Yoruba song that goes “omo pupa o, omo pupa la wa n fe; omo pupa o ju wo mo feran re o” it literally means “light skinned girl you are the one we want to marry, light skinned girl, please I love you.”

Most men will give their right arm to date and marry a light skinned girl. In the olden days (and now) light skinned girls attracted more suitors and their bride price were quite exorbitant. Light skinned women are always the centre of attraction and most men who date them believe that marrying (a much coveted) light skinned girl will do wonders for their egos.

Most dark skinned women have taken to using skin bleaching crèmes in order to compete with their fairer counterparts.

Women With Ample Flesh

Most Nigerian men will not marry a skinny woman but they would rather sleep with her instead. Many men from the western and eastern part of Nigeria believe that a woman is more beautiful if she has ample flesh, some men have been known to date only women who have big butts! Most Yoruba men are of the opinion that sleeping with a skinny woman is like sleeping with a man, but sleeping with a woman that has some ample flesh will give them something soft to hold on to.

Understanding Women

An intolerant woman will sure have a hard time finding a man to settle down with. No Nigerian man wants a woman who will grill him at the slightest opportunity. If a Nigerian man suspects you to be intolerant of his (sometimes) bad behaviour, he will drop you like a hot potato.

The trick most women employ is to become his legal wife first, and after the wedding (now they have a firm foot hold) they’ll draw up a list of do’s and don’ts for their husbands to abide by.

Hardworking Women

Most men in Nigeria will never consider marrying a woman who is not gainfully employed or runs a business of her own. Gainfully employed women are at the very top of a searching bachelor’s list. The present economic situation in the country is not making things any easier for men, who are mostly the bread winners of many Nigerian families. Most men want a wife who can help support the family (financially). Most women and a few men still believe that it is the man’s responsibility to provide for his family and allowing a woman to do part of his job is nothing but an insult to his manhood

Tyga Denies Dating 17-Year-Old Kylie Jenner

 

It’s only been a month since Tyga’s and Blac Chyna’s reported split, and he’s already fighting off new relationship rumors. Media Takeout reported Monday (Sept. 8) that T-Raw, 24, is dating Kim Kardashian’s 17-year-old sister, Kylie Jenner. Kardashian also happens to be close friends with Blac Chyna.

Media Takeout’s “TOP SNITCHES” claim the “Rack City” rhymer and Jenner went on a “romantic dinner for two” at Beverly Hills hot spot Phillipe Chow last night. Tyga and Jenner were photographed together and apparently trying to keep a low profile inside the restaurant, which is notorious for celebrity diners and paparazzi. “Our insider managed to SNEAK BACK by their booth and saw the two holding hands,” the site says, adding, “as we told you – the AGE OF CONSENT in California is 18 years old. So if Tyga tried any FUNNY BUSINESS…that’s a FELONY!”

Tyga responded to the new couple rumors via Twitter, calmly at first. “Rumors come and go But you keep your shadow Everywhere you go it follows,” he wrote.

Two hours later he was back on the social networking site — with his caps lock in place — to send out an additional message. “I HATE BLOGS!” tweeted the YMCMB rapper. “DON’T BELIEVE THE RUMORS, BEEN FRIENDS WITH THE FAMILY FOREVER. WERE [sic] ALL JUST FRIENDS.”

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Davido & Cassper Nyovest Dominates Channel O Music Video Awards 2014 Nominations

Africa’s leading urban music channel, Channel O, today announced the nominees for the 2014 Channel O Africa Music Video Awards.
Spread across a staggering 14 categories, this year’s Channel O Africa Music Video Awards nominees are a showcase of Original.African music from all corners of the continent – befitting to the dashing 17 year old music channel that has and continues to consistently be a pioneer for Africa’s musicians and music for well over a decade.
The Channel O Africa Music Video Awards are the only public voted annual music video awards show broadcast around the continent that exclusively feature African artists and now in their 11th year, 2014 will see the awards taking place on Saturday, 29 November at Nasrec Expo Centre in Soweto.
Leading with the most nominees this year is South African and new kid on these Hip Hop streets Cassper Nyovest; Mr “Caracara” himself K.O and Nigeria’s Davido with five nominations each.
MOST GIFTED MALE
CASSPER NYOVEST – DOC SHEBELEZA
DAVIDO – AYE
RIKY RICK FT OKMALUMKOOLKAT – AMANTOMBAZANE
K.O. FT KID X – CARACARA
SARKODIE – ILLUMINATI
MOST GIFTED FEMALE
THEMBI SEETE – THUNTSHA LEROLE
BUCIE FT HEAVY K – EASY TO LOVE
LIZHA JAMES FT UHURU – QUEM TI MANDOU
TIWA SAVAGE FT DON JAZZY – EMINADO
SEYI SHAY – IRAWO
MOST GIFTED NEWCOMER
DREAM TEAM FT TAMARSHA, AKA & BIG NUZ – TSEKEDE
CASSPER NYOVEST – DOC SHEBELEZA
EMMY GEE FT AB CRAZY & DJ DIMPLEZ – RANDS AND NAIRAS
DIAMOND – NUMBER ONE
PATORANKING – GIRLIE O (REMIX)
MOST GIFTED DUO, GROUP OR FEATURING
UHURU FT OSKIDO & PROFESSOR – Y-TJUKUTJA
DJ CLOCK FT BEATENBERG – PLUTO (I REMEMBER)
R2BEES FT WIZKID – SLOW DOWN
K.O. FT KID X – CARACARA
KCEE FT WIZKID – PULL OVER
MOST GIFTED DANCE
UHURU FT OSKIDO & PROFESSOR – Y-TJUKUTJA
DAVIDO – SKELEWU
DJ CLOCK FT BEATENBERG – PLUTO (I REMEMBER)
P SQUARE – PERSONALLY
BUSISWA FT VARIOUS – NGOKU
MOST GIFTED RAGGA DANCEHALL
BUFFALO SOULJAH – BASAWINE
OREZI – RIHANNA
JESSE JAGGZ FEAT WIZKID – BAD GIRL
PATORANKING – GIRLIE O (REMIX)
SHATTA WALE – EVERYDOBY LIKES MY TING
MOST GIFTED AFRO POP
DAVIDO – AYE
MAFIKIZOLO FT MAY D – HAPPINESS
DIAMOND – NUMBER ONE
FLAVOUR ADA ADA
IYANYA – JOMBOLO
MOST GIFTED KWAITO
UHURU FT OSKIDO & PROFESSOR – Y-TJUKUTJA
CHARACTER FT MONO T & OSKIDO – INXEBA LENDODA
BIG NUZ FT KHAYA MTHETHWA – INCWADI YOTHANDO
DJ VETKUK VS MAHOOTA – KHABA LENJA
DJ CNDO – YAMNANDI INTO
MOST GIFTED R&B
2FACE FT T PAIN – RAINBOW
JIMMY NEVIS FT KWESTA – BALLOON
GB COLLECTIVE FT BRIAN TEMBA & REASON – CHOCOLATE VANILLA
DONALD – CRAZY BUT AMAZING
NIYOLA – TOH BAD
MOST GIFTED HIP HOP
CASSPER NYOVEST – DOC SHEBELEZA
KHULI CHANA FT DA L.E.S & MAGESH – HAPE LE HAPE 2.1
PHYNO – ALOBAM
K.O. FT KID X – CARACARA
AKA – CONGRATULATE
MOST GIFTED SOUTHERN
DJ CLOCK FT BEATENBERG – PLUTO (I REMEMBER)
CASSPER NYOVEST – DOC SHEBELEZA
AKA – CONGRATULATE
ZEUS – PSYCH
K.O. FT KID X – CARACARA
MOST GIFTED WEST
R2BEES FT WIZKID – SLOW DOWN
DAVIDO – AYE
BURNA BOY FT D’BANJ – WON DA MO
OLAMIDE – TURN UP
DR SID FT DON JAZZY – SURULERE
MOST GIFTED EAST
SAUTI SOL – NSHIKE
DIAMOND – NUMBER ONE
NAVIO – NO HOLDING BACK
EDDY KENZO – SITYA LOSS
ELANI – KOOKOO
MOST GIFTED VIDEO OF THE YEAR
EMMY GEE FT AB CRAZY & DJ DIMPLEZ – RANDS AND NAIRAS
DAVIDO – AYE
K.O. FT KID X – CARACARA
BURNA BOY – RUN MY RACE
TIWA SAVAGE FT DON JAZZY – EMINADO
DR SID FT DON JAZZY – SURULERE
RIKY RICK FT OKMALUMKOOLKAT – AMANTOMBAZANE
CASSPER NYOVEST – DOC SHEBELEZA
SARKODIE – ILLUMINATI
DJ CLOCK FT BEATENBERG – PLUTO (I REMEMBER)
AKA – CONGRATULATE
DIAMOND – NUMBER ONE

Mikel Obi arrives Super Eagles camp wearing Ebola gloves

According to multiple eye witnesses, the Super Eagles midfielder arrived at the Eagles Calabar camp this afternoon wearing protective hand gloves.

When asked by coach Stephen Keshi why he was wearing gloves, Mikel Obi reportedly replied

“Coach I have up to four hand gloves and if you don’t mind, I can give you one. I’m not joking with this virus oh” Mikel jokingly told Keshi and everyone present laughed.

The Eagles are preparing for the AFCON qualifiers against Congo this Saturday. 17 players including Mikel are now in camp. Odemwingie is out due to injury while Vincent Enyeama is out due to family reasons.