#MCM: Irshaad Ally

So today is the start of my official #MCM segment. Hip hip hooray! Let’s get started, shall we?
I decided that my very first #MCM should go to someone right here from Cape Town because local is mos lekker!

My Man Crush Monday is………….. Mr Irshaad Ally!   

Now most of you might know him from Pasella and also from the movies Stukkend and the popular, Four Corners. 

  He appeared in television shows such as: Homeland, ekasi: Our stories and Strike back. He also landed the lead role in a South African movie called Suidooster.

  

Now some might not know this but entertainment wasn’t always Irshaad’s passion. 

  He was in actual fact a Graphic designer. He started off at an Ad Agency as a runner and worked his way up to the graphic designer position. Only after being a contestant on Survivor South Africa: Malaysia, in 2007 his entertainment career began.  

  

He was also nominated for a Golden Horn Award for Best Achievement by a Supporting Actor in a Feature Film in 2015 for his role as Gasant in Four Corners. Let’s take a minute to talk about his role as Gasant. Am I the only one who was totally obsessed with the character he played in this? Talk about acting! I’ve always seen Irshaad on Pasella but this role made me take a second look.

  
  
  

 Although we are man-crushing hard on this beautiful Monday morning, Irshaad is a married guy. Sorry ladies 😱

A fun fact about Irshaad. He mentioned in an interview with who’swho southern Africa, that his first job was cleaning the yard (this is a common chore for a young boy), but did you know that he was a “sliding-door-operator” also commonly known here in the coloured community as a gaatjie? 

  

 Started from the bottom now he’s here!

You’re welcome 😊

#MCM 🏃🏻 and #WCW 💃

Attention! Attention! I have something to mention! 📢

So having a #MCM also known as Man Crush Monday, fast became a trend on social media. Whether it is on Facebook or Instagram, everybody knows when  monday comes, they need to let the world know who they crushing on.

  
When #MCM became a trend, there had to be an appreciation day for the ladies aswell. So then the trend #WCW started. Woman Crush Wednesday is a day dedicated to the ladies on social media. 

 

Why am I telling you this? Well, I have decided to add something new to my blog and surprise, surprise it will be #MCM and #WCW

Starting this Monday, I will be posting my very first #MCM here on my blog! Then on a Wednesday, I will be doing the same by posting my #WCW

  
Appreciating the males and the females of the world, whether it is international celebs, celebs that are from the Mother land or even my Mom and Dad❤️. My dedicated “crush days” has no limits! 

  

Man Crush Monday and Woman Crush Wednesday, LET’S DO THIS! 

Introducing, William Singe!

Everybody loves listening to covers of popular songs on Youtube. It has become a norm for people all over to do their own version of these songs. It’s wonderful to see how many talented people there are across the globe. It’s even better if you find someone who just blows your socks off.

Well, I stumbled across someone who had me thinking “Why isn’t this guy famous yet?!” The person I am talking about is 23-year-old, William Singe. This guy is all the way from Sydney, Australia.

If you one of those people that doesn’t believe in covers because you believe that only the original artist should sing their songs, then I suggest you listen to this guy. Not only does William sing songs by different artists, he also makes the songs his own. He takes songs with up beats and turns them into slow jams. For example Fetty Wap’s 679. Not sure what I mean? Take a listen here:

He takes popular songs and does his own renditions of them.Did I mention that he plays his own music for his covers? No instrumental version or backtrack! This guys is talented.

William has a way of taking songs that you wouldn’t even listen to and make number one on your playlist. As another example, I am not a fan of Lifestyle by Rich Gang ft. Young Thug and Rich Homie Quan because in my opinion, its too noisy! But when William works his magic, I have this cover on repeat. Listen for yourself and see why I am feeling this track now:

Usually, I hate it when people take songs and try to change it, but with this one I am definitely not complaining. ❤

Fell in love with his voice like I did?  Follow the link below to subscribe to his page and to listen more:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmgraatPo7ScrvCuQxNTG7g

You’re Welcome!

 

Hey, It’s Saint West! 

After weeks of waiting, we are finally blessed with a picture of little Saint West. Proud Momma, Kim Kardashian took to her website and also her app to share this adorable pic!

Kim posted this photo of her son on her late dad’s birthday. In the post, she says that she shared it knowing that her dad would have loved to see his grandchildren.

The first glimpse we got of little Saint was days after his birth, when Kim K posted a picture to her Instagram of Big sister, North and Saint holding hands. A photo of just their tiny hands had the media going crazy. Really? Hands? Can we finally be at peace now knowing what this cutie looks like?

What do you think, does he look like his Mom or Dad? Or is it too early for those kind of questions?

Two for one surprise! Rihanna drops Official video for Work! 

If you thought that the song Work itself is amazing, then you would absolutely love the video to go along with it!

Now most really amazing songs, has really crappy music videos but not this one honey, oh no no!

Rihanna took her time with this one and can we just admit, she delivered and proved why the saying “worth the wait” exists!  

The official music video, which was directed by Director X, dropped today and it is filled with island flavour. Island flavour OVERLOAD to be exact! This music video setting will remind you of Rihanna’s Man Down  music video, which was shot in her hometown, Barbados.  This video was shot in a Caribbean restaurant in Toronto.

This whole music video is a party. People grinding on each other and having a good time. You will think you went back in time and you are now on the set of Dirty Dancing. Remember that famous scene where everyone is just on top of one another, supposedly dancing? Picture that with just a whole lot more grinding. Also the amount of twerking in this video is so much that it will have you attempting it after watching this. But whose complaining? Rihanna is a natural when it comes to winding those hips, so for the #Navy this is a plus!

  
Can we just talk about Drake in this music video? One would think that with all this island flavour, where does Drake fit in? But girls 😍, Drake is fire! When it gets to his verse, we see him against a wall and Riri twerking and grinding up on him while he does his thing. It amazes me how cool and calm he stays while there is little to no space between Rihanna’s booty and his… You know? Drake is THAT guy! 👏

But wait, there’s more! As the music video ends, you wonder “but why is there three minutes left if the video is finished?”, well let me tell you about Miss Fenty and Drizzy! Not only did they record one music video for Work, they recorded TWO! Because who listens to this track once? I can hear the heavens just opening “haaaaaaaaah 😇”.

 

In the second music video, which was directed by Tim Erem, the setting is more intimate than the first one. Just Drake, Rihanna and a couch. Yes, a couch!

Rihanna dances and sings as if she’s alone in the room while wearing a short skirt and a sheer top that shows her nipples, while Drake sits in the background and enjoys the show.

Do you envy Drake yet? 🐸☕️ While watching this video, you get the feel of Drake’s Hotline bling video. Maybe it’s the lights, but when you watch it you will feel the same.

www. rap-up.com

 

The work these two produce together is fire! One cannot help but think about that important word ; CHEMISTRY! Drake and Rihanna’s chemistry is at a high in these videos and it is starting to become harder not to notice it!

If you haven’t yet made an effort to watch this video, then just follow this link:

You’re Welcome!

Work, work , work, work, work!

Let You know – Sketchy Bongo & Shekhinah

Yeah I’m just tryna let you know

Let you know, Le-let you know

That we going off the wrong road yeah

And I’m just tryna let you go

Let you go, Le-let you go

But I don’t wanna say no…

[Verse 1]

In the beginning it was all okay (yeah)

Anytime, any place

I was with you loving you

But never tried to smother you

But we keep moving at the same pace (yeah)

Always in the same flow

Never late even though we had grown (No)

[Pre-Chorus]

But it’s always the same,

why can’t you change when know how I feel?

When you know this is real,

Why would you walk in and change up the deal?

Keep my feelings contained

I don’t mess with the game

But still you show up this late,

and you mess with my brain,

and I can’t remember to say…


[Chorus]

Yeah I’m just tryna let you know

Let you know,Le-let you know

That we going off the wrong road yeah

And I’m just tryna let you go

Let you go, Le-let you go

But I don’t wanna say no more

(X 2)

But I don’t wanna say no more

But I don’t wanna say no more

But I don’t wanna say no…


[Verse 2]

Two shots that I want tonight (yeah)

Two shots and Ima tell it to you right

Two shots still no love

I’m drinking to the bottom

but you don’t show up

(but you don’t show up)

[Pre-Chorus]

But it’s always the same,

why can’t you change when you know how I feel?

When you know this is real,

why would you walk in and change up the deal?

Keep my feelings contained

I don’t mess with the game

But still you show up this late,

and you mess with my brain,

and I can’t remember to say…


[Chorus]

Yeah I’m just tryna let you know

Let you know (let you know)

Le-let you know (let you know)

That we going off the wrong road yeah
And I’m just tryna let you go

Let you go (let you go)

Le let you go (let you go)

But I don’t wanna say no more

Yeah I’m just tryna let you know

Let you know, Le-let you know

That we going off the wrong road yeah

And I’m just tryna let you go

Let you go, Le-let you go

But I don’t wanna say no more

But I don’t wanna say no more

But I don’t wanna say no…

Kiss It Better – Rihanna 💋

  
Intro]

Kiss it, kiss it better, baby

Kiss it, kiss it better, baby

[Verse 1]

Been waitin’ on that sunshine, boy

I think I need that back

Can’t do it like that

No one else gon’ get it like that

So why argue? You yell, but you take me back

Who cares, when it feels like crack?

Boy, ya know that you always do it right

[Pre-Chorus]

Man, f**k yo pride

Just take it on back, boy, take it on back, boy

Take it back all night

Just take it on back, take it on back

Mmm, do what you gotta do, keep me up all night

Hurtin’ vibe, man, it hurts inside when I look you in your eye

  
[Chorus]

What are you willing to do?

Oh, tell me what you’re willing to do

(Kiss it, kiss it better, baby)

Oh, what are you willing to do?

Oh, tell me what you’re willing to do

(Kiss it, kiss it better, baby)
[Verse 2]

Been waitin’ on that sunshine, boy

I think I need that back

Can’t do it like that

No one else gon’ get it like that

So why argue? You here, here to take me back

Who cares, when it feels like crack?

Boy, ya know that you always do it right

[Pre-Chorus]

Man, f**k yo pride

Just take it on back, boy, take it on back, boy

Take it back all night

Just take it on back, take it on back

Mmm, do what you gotta do, keep me up all night

Hurtin’ vibe, man, it hurts inside when I look you in your eye

[Chorus]

What are you willing to do?

Oh, tell me what you’re willing to do

(Kiss it, kiss it better, baby)

Oh, what are you willing to do?

Oh, tell me what you’re willing to do

(Kiss it, kiss it better, baby)
[Verse 3]

I’ve been waitin’ up all night

Baby tell me what’s wrong?

gonna make it right, make it all night long

I’ve been waiting up all night

Baby, tell me, what’s wrong?

Going to make it right, make it all night long

[Pre-Chorus]

Man, f**k yo pride

Just take it on back, boy, take it on back, boy

Take it back all night

Just take it on back, take it on back

Mmm, do what you gotta do, keep me up all night

Hurtin’ vibe, man, it hurts inside when I look you in your eye

[Chorus]

What are you willing to do?

Oh, tell me what you’re willing to do

(Kiss it, kiss it better, baby) x 4

  
[Outro]

Kiss it, kiss it better, baby

Kiss it, kiss it better, baby

Needed Me – Rihanna 👑

 [Verse 1]
I was good on my own

That’s the way it was

That’s the way it was

You was good on the low

For a faded f**k

On some faded love

Sh*t, what the f**k you complaining for?

Feeling jaded, huh?

Used to trip off that sh*t I was kickin’ to you

Had some fun on the run though I’ll give it to you

[Pre-Chorus]

But baby, don’t get it twisted

You was just another n*gga on the hit list

Tryna fix your inner issues with a bad b*tch

Didn’t they tell you that I was a savage?

F**k ya white horse and ya carriage

Bet you never could imagine

Never told you you could have it


[Chorus]

You needed me

Oooh, you needed me

To feel a little more, and give a little less

Know you hate to confess

But baby ooo, you needed me

[Verse 2]

You been rollin’ around, sh*t I’m rollin’ up

Light and roll it up

Break it down, like a pound, sh*t was never us

Sh*t was never us

That’s the real, on the real, are you serious?

How you feel, how you feel?

Used to trip off that sh*t I was kickin’ to ya

Had some fun on the run though, I give it to ya

[Pre-Chorus]

But baby, don’t get it twisted

You was just another n*gga on the hit list

Tryna fix your inner issues with a bad b*tch

Didn’t they tell you that I was a savage?

F**k ya white horse and ya carriage

Bet you never could imagine

Never told you you could have it

[Chorus]

You needed me

Oooh, you needed me

To feel a little more, and give a little less

Know you hate to confess

But baby ooo, you needed me