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    African magic at Oscars 09

    It was a goose-bump inducing moment of pride. And it made up for waking up at 2am to cover the Oscars for work. Seeing Soweto Gospel Choir up there on the Oscar stage. Sure, it was only for a few minutes, but the fact that Hugh Jackman gave a shout out to “Soweto Gospel Choir from South Africa” made it a memorable one. Some other memorable moments that made this year’s ceremony entertaining for me included: * Kate Winslet’s speech: say what you will, the woman has had to sit through this ceremony five times before, and five times before has lost out on Oscar glory. I would also have…

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    Grammy Drama

    Woke up early, 2am-early, to go to work and get the latest on the Grammys. As I was getting dressed, had E!News Red Carpet on, and heard that Chris Brown had apparently been taken in for questioning, and that neither he nor girlfriend Rihanna would be at the ceremony. Word is he either got into a fight with someone else, or he got into a fight with Rihanna…Woaaah…Another Woaaah! moment was MIA almost ready to pop out her baby, performing alongside Jay Z, Kanye West and T.I. Really, she was literally ready to give birth, even telling Giuliana Rancic that she had someone on standby if she did go into…

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    Pride (In the Name of Love)

    I am an incredibly happy citizen of the world right now – as most of the citizens of the world are! Watching Barack Obama being inaugurated was an absolute treat. As too was the special concert that was organised on Sunday. Seeing U2 perform Pride (In the Name of Love) in front of the Lincoln Memorial – the very spot where Martin Luther King Junior uttered those words that would reverberate through history – was an emotional moment. It truly brought a tear to my eye. And Bono brought home the simple message that “it’s not just an American dream, it’s an African dream…an Israeli dream…a Palestinian dream.” Some may…

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    Hips Don’t Lie

    It’s been a concert-filled three days. Top of the list definitely was Wyclef Jean’s “private and exclusive” gig at the Bassline. To say he rocked the party is the understatement of understatements. This man performed for over three hours. I have never been entertained like that before! Best bits? – The way he cheekily sauntered onto stage, with that naughty smile that he wore throughout his show – together with the lower-than-low-slung jeans. – He started the show – as he ended it three and a bit hours later – with a heartfelt song penned in honour of Lucky Dube. – The medley he did of Fugees hits – No…

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    Hello?

    Sure he may not be the hippest cat to visit our shores in recent times, but there’s no denying Lionel Ritchie is legendary. This man has won an Oscar (for Say You, Say Me from White Nights) and Grammy awards (a handful), yet he is as warm and approachable as if he were an old friend. Plus he could show celebs of today – his daughter Nicole included – a thing or two. He looks good for a 59-year old, really healthy – like he’s taken care of himself (or had lots of work done!). His charismatic personality also makes him a likeable guy. 94.7 Highveld Stereo’s Rude Awakening held…