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Damita Jo

Posted: August 12, 2009 in X-Files

Everyone loves Janet Jackson, right? I mean what’s not to like? she’s so sweet and endearing…And strong. See how she has transformed herself from Michael’s baby sister to diva and fashion risk taker (at least in her music videos).

With all the hoopla going on in the media over MJ, X2 is honoring Janet Damita Jo Jackson. She try!

For more on Janet, read X-trail by Jayne Usen here

This was (I think) Janet's first scandalous boob moment (Photo Celebforyou.com)

This was (I think) Janet's first scandalous boob moment (Photo Celebforyou.com)

Aged 5, Janet took to the stage just like her big bro Michael (Photo People.com)

Aged 5, Janet took to the stage just like her big bro Michael (Photo People.com)

Playing with Michael's pet rats as a child (Photo MJSite.com)

Playing with Michael's pet rats as a child (Photo MJSite.com)

A teenaged Janet (Photo Papermag.com)

A teenaged Janet (Photo Papermag.com)

29 year old Janet: She must have inspired the "Rihanna Haircut" (Photo People.com)

29 year old Janet: She must have inspired the "Rihanna Haircut" (Photo People.com)

Rumours abound abound the relationship status between Jermaine Dupri and the twice-married Janet (photo Dara Kushner)

Rumours abound abound the relationship status between Jermaine Dupri and the twice-married Janet (photo Dara Kushner)

At this year's BET Awards where she made a tribute to her recently dead brother Michael (Photo BET.com)

At this year's BET Awards where she made a tribute to her recently dead brother Michael (Photo BET.com)

The Jacksons (Photo People.com)

The Jacksons (Photo People.com)

Janet has really come into her own...pictured here with her sisters La Toya and Reebie at MJ's memorial service last month (Photo Getty Images)

Janet has really come into her own...pictured here with her sisters La Toya and Reebie at MJ's memorial service last month (Photo Getty Images)

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Yummy Mummies

Posted: July 26, 2009 in X-Files

Michaela Moye

Inspired by our glamorous older sister publication, elan, we bring you Celebrity Yummy Mummies!

I just love this collage! The Jolie-Pitt family is so pretty!

I just love this collage! The Jolie-Pitt family is so pretty!

Of course Iya Ibeji was going to top the list!

Of course Iya Ibeji was going to top the list!

This is so weird - You're not even sure who the parents are and which ones are the kids...and Bruce always hanging around is almost creepy (photo dailymail.co.uk)

This is so weird - You're not even sure who the parents are and which ones are the kids...and Bruce always hanging around is almost creepy (photo dailymail.co.uk)

It would be remiss if Mrs. Beckham didn't make the list (photo timeinc.net)

It would be remiss if Mrs. Beckham didn't make the list (photo timeinc.net)

These two yummies are mother and daughter - Goldie Hawn and Kate Hudson (who is mummy to another blonde - her son Ryder)

These two yummies are mother and daughter - Goldie Hawn and Kate Hudson (who is mummy to another blonde - her son Ryder) (photo blackplanet.com)

I almost struck Gwyneth off this list 'cos she looked so mad at the photogs in most pix I saw. But I thought of her charming newsletter Goop (which I receive) and felt a flood of benevolence towards all mankind. (photo instyle.com)

I almost struck Gwyneth off this list 'cos she looked so mad at the photogs in most pix I saw. But I thought of her charming newsletter Goop (which I receive) and felt a flood of benevolence towards all mankind. (photo instyle.com)

J.Lo is more like Super Hottie Mom (photo scrink.com)

J.Lo is more like Super Hottie Mom (photo scrink.com)

Our Honorary Yummy Mummy is Miz Jackson - If the custody hearing goes her way she'll be helping to raise MJ's kids (photo photobucket.com)

Our Honorary Yummy Mummy is Miz Jackson - If the custody hearing goes her way she'll be helping to raise MJ's kids (photo photobucket.com)

Yep, it's me and those Sarkozys again - I admit it's a mild obsession - but they are hot!

Yep, it's me and those Sarkozys again - I admit it's a mild obsession - but they are hot!

Heidi Klum a.k.a. Mama Samuel (her son with husband Seal)

Heidi Klum a.k.a. Mama Samuel (her son with husband Seal) (photo insider.com)

Gwen and her little L.A.M.Bs

Gwen and her little L.A.M.Bs (photo insider.com)

Halle's Nahla is already upstaging mummy in the cute stakes (photo instyle.com)

Halle's Nahla is already upstaging mummy in the cute stakes (photo instyle.com)

Jessica Alba and her lil' un (photo instyle.com)

Jessica Alba and her lil' un (photo instyle.com)

When Salma is not breast-feeding strangers' babies she tending to her own (photo big927fm.com)

When Salma is not breast-feeding strangers' babies she tending to her own (photo big927fm.com)

We read that ex-hubby Tom Cruise was mad at Nicole for stealing his Suri pose with er baby Sunday rose...We think Cruise needs to grow up - Tom, that is, not Suri (photo typepad.com)

We read that ex-hubby Tom Cruise was mad at Nicole for stealing his Suri pose with er baby Sunday rose...We think Cruise needs to grow up - Tom, that is, not Suri (photo typepad.com)

Nicole Kidman-smile-alike and best friend ...and Tippi Hendren doppelganger....and Liev Schreiber's girlfriend and baby-mama...and that mom in The Ring...Oh! Now you know her!

Nicole Kidman-smile-alike and best friend ...and Tippi Hendren doppelganger....and Liev Schreiber's girlfriend and baby-mama...and that mom in The Ring...Oh! Now you know her! (photo timeinc.com)

I bet you're wondering why Macho Mom (I love you, Madge!) is on this list - Esay, her persistence! Here she is with Mercy James, the baby Malawi almost didn't let her have (photo woodenspears.com)

I bet you're wondering why Macho Mom (I love you, Madge!) is on this list - Easy, her persistence! Here she is with Mercy James, the baby Malawi almost didn't let her have (photo woodenspears.com)


Pre-Mercy James...I love this picture: Madonna and children (photo dailymail.co.uk)

Pre-Mercy James...I love this picture: Madonna and children (photo dailymail.co.uk)

Although Kim Porter's celebrity is kinda doubtful...sorta...(she doesn't have a Wikipedia page!), she's proven to be Kim Possible by having a gazillion babies and still being so HOT! Well done, sister!

Although Kim Porter's celebrity is kinda doubtful...sorta...(she doesn't have a Wikipedia page!), she's proven to be Kim Possible by having a gazillion babies and still being so HOT! Well done, sister!

If I were as hot as Beyonce and my mother managed to upstage me every time, she would be on this list too. (photo glam.com)

If I were as hot as Beyonce and my mother managed to upstage me every time, she would be on this list too. (photo glam.com)

Ethiopian model Liya Kebede is not only a hot model and Vogue favourite, she's a mother of two, a humanitarian and a children's clothes designer. (photo jamati.com)

Ethiopian model Liya Kebede is not only a hot model and Vogue favourite, she's a mother of two, a humanitarian and a children's clothes designer. (photo jamati.com)

And we save the best for last…

Our very own First Family...There's Turai, before she became mother-in-law to all the country's governors

Our very own First Family...There's Turai, before she became mother-in-law to all the country's governors

Tunes of the Week

Posted: July 17, 2009 in What's on?, X-Files

Welcome to the first X2 Tunes of the Week.  With the SoundCity Music Video Awards just weeks away and being the talk of the town, X2 makes avail some of the videos in contention for the Awards. These will be our Tunes of the Week; you can poll on which you think is the best of the lot.

Note: these videos are selected randomly and may not feature in the same category at the SMVA.

Dipp. ‘Dangerous’

The video displays some MJ inspired dances and choreography with blazing fire effects. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGvfPdHxsYM

Naeto C – Kini Big Deal

Now this video is sure a bar raiser in the Nigerian filming industry. It has a sci-fi (so to speak) touch with excellent picture quality. The big deal about the video is it has been charting away awards and of course the finger burning hot girls in the video cannot be unnoticed.

Kel – Waa Wa Alright

Recorded in single colour at a time, Kel sure made a good entrance with her debut’s video. Plus you will also erase the Tomboy idea about Kel off your memory with that sexy pose in flowered dress on the table, the cleaves don’t lie.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPQAOL5-PIk

Mo Hits All Stars – Pere

Watch the Mo Hit big names flaunt the babes they have enticed at each other.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9y_5Am99kQ

Kentro World – Kama Kazee.

See from this video the things money can buy and some cash sniffing ladies.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-DHKAAGbPw&feature=PlayList&p=952A1FA7A39BFC2B&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=62

First Lady!

Posted: July 17, 2009 in 2 the X-treme, Blog party, X-Files

Michaela Moye

A gathering of First Ladies will always produce amazing results (photo thewip.com)

A gathering of First Ladies will always produce amazing results (photo thewip.com)

So ever since we ran that story on Chantal Biya, I’ve sorta been obsessing about doing a gallery on First Ladies from different countries. Unfortunately I couldn’t get really good pictures of Maryam Babangida (it is general knowledge that she has been our most fashionable First Lady).

Let’s begin with the hairdo that started all this excitement!

That the Pope did not keel over at the sight of this big hair is evident that he is more liberal than we think (photo tampabay.com)

That the Pope did not keel over at the sight of this big hair is evident that he is more liberal than we think (photo tampabay.com)


Is Chantal giving Bruni the once-over? Sacre-bleu! she must be thinking, where is the bouf, and the pouf,? Such flat 'air! (Obviously read this in a French accent) (photo blogspot.com)

Is Chantal giving Bruni the once-over? Sacre-bleu! she must be thinking, where is the bouf, and the pouf,? Such flat 'air! (Obviously read this in a French accent) (photo blogspot.com)


That's better! We do like it when Chantal is smiling - especially with Paris Hilton preening beside her (photo lexpressplus.com)

That's better! We do like it when Chantal is smiling - especially with Paris Hilton preening beside her (photo lexpressplus.com)

Next on the list is one of my personal faves – Carla Bruni; the woman is a rock star!

This is from before she became Mrs. Sarkozy (photo wordpress.com)

This is from before she became Mrs. Sarkozy (photo wordpress.com)


Fast forward to a few rock 'n' roll relationships later...

Fast forward to a few rock 'n' roll relationships later... (photo wordpress.com)


... and she's the First Lady of France! (photo fash-eccentric.com)

... and she's the First Lady of France! (photo fash-eccentric.com)

PS. Carla Bruni is an accomplished musician and rumour has it she’s working on her fourth studio album with Lenny Kravitz (So there, critics!)

Next stop…Agrabah! Well, not really… Far from it, actually. It’s Iceland. And the Icelandic queen First Lady is a most accomplished woman – Check out her stats:

In 2003 when Dorrit Moussaieff married Olafur Ragnar Grimsson ( his second wife) she became First Lady. Before then, she was already a a jewelry designer, editor, businesswoman, and socialite (thus says Wikipedia).

She is a contributing editor to British society magazine Tatler.

Moussaieff was in third place on the Harper’s Magazine List of the Most Connected People in Britain. A local magazine in Reykjavik chose her as one of the best-dressed women in Iceland.  Moussaieff was also named Woman of 2006 by the popular Icelandic glossy magazine Nýtt Líf.

Apart from all these glamorous exploits, she is also an astute businesswoman and works with disabled children. Ok, enough gist. Here she is:

Dorrit Mousasaieff is probably the most influential Jew in Icelandic history. She is Israeli born, British-Icelandic

Dorrit Mousasaieff is probably the most influential Jew in Icelandic history. She is Israeli born, British-Icelandic (photo tumblr.com)


Regal... (photo forseti.is)

Regal... (photo forseti.is)


...with her husband (photo flickr.com)

...with her husband (photo flickr.com)

Our next FL is also a jewellery designer: which frankly, came as a bit of a surprise. I thought she might want her own line of shoes. we are of course talking about Imelda Marcus, former first lady of the Philippines. This woman owned thousands of shoes! Yep, you read correct…

Sadly while her late husband was Prez their country men were living in penury. In her defense, some of the shoes were complimentary.., or so they say… What’s with this rambling?

Welcome, to the world's largest shoe closet (photo mynosebleed.com)

Welcome, to the world's largest shoe closet (photo mynosebleed.com)


Before Fabulosity, was Imeldific

Before Fabulosity, was Imeldific (photo wordpress.com)


An Imeldific, gold-plated sitting room...only the best for a photo shoot!

An Imeldific, gold-plated sitting room...only the best for a photo shoot! (photo bloomberg.com)


Glamour runs in the family - Imelda's designer daughter and model grandson (with Grandmama, of course) (photo wmagazine-com)

Glamour runs in the family - Imelda's designer daughter and model grandson (with Grandmama, of course) (photo wmagazine-com)

It’s about time we got to that other fashionable First Lady…no, not that one, her! –

In case you don't recognise her, that's Jackie O, when she was JFK's First Lady (photo wordpress)

In case you don't recognise her, that's Jackie O, when she was JFK's First Lady (photo wordpress)


She popularized both the pillbox hat... (photo charlottemoss.com)

She popularized both the pillbox hat... (photo charlottemoss.com)


... and this now-iconic, oft-imitated look (photo jfklibrary-org)

... and this now-iconic, oft-imitated look (photo jfklibrary-org)


You've heard of Jackie O. glasses? Well, here sit the originals! (photo jackiek-blogspot.jpg)

You've heard of Jackie O. glasses? Well, here sit the originals! (photo jackiek-blogspot.jpg)

It’s undeniable that parallels have been drawn between Jackie Kennedy Onassis (above) and Michelle Obama.

I personally detest that outfit but hey, seemed to be big hit with Obama-watchers (photo nydailynews-com.jpg)

I personally detest that outfit but hey, seemed to be big hit with Obama-watchers (photo nydailynews-com.jpg)


Very First Lady, inspired by Jackie Kennedy perhaps? (photo abcnews.com)

Very First Lady, inspired by Jackie Kennedy perhaps? (photo abcnews.com)


The many looks of Mrs. Obama (photo fashiontribes.typepad.com)

The many looks of Mrs. Obama (photo fashiontribes.typepad.com)


My absolute favourite Michelle Obama picture (for now) (photo tinypic.com)

My absolute favourite Michelle Obama picture (for now) (photo tinypic.com)

I would be remiss if I did not include the following:

Horribly tiny photo really, but it's obvious that Mrs. Babangida has a certain something (and it's not just her smile) (photo ibrahimbabangida.com)

Horribly tiny photo really, but it's obvious that Mrs. Babangida has a certain something (and it's not just her smile) (photo ibrahimbabangida.com)


A picture is worth a thousand words (photo www.biographyonline.net)

A picture is worth a thousand words (photo http://www.biographyonline.net)


How could I leave out Queen Rania of Jordan. Although she resembles a Bollywood version of Brooke Shields, she's not just a pretty face - Google her. (photo www.p4peace.com)

How could I leave out Queen Rania of Jordan. Although she resembles a Bollywood version of Brooke Shields, she's not just a pretty face - Google her. (photo http://www.p4peace.com)


I really put this photo because of the glasses, but Queen Inkhosikati LaMbikiza of Swaziland has a quite interesting family situation. Google again! (photo daylife.com)

I really put this photo because of the glasses, but Queen Inkhosikati LaMbikiza of Swaziland has a quite interesting family situation. Google again! (photo daylife.com)

The article below is gotten from celebrity gossip website, tmz.com

Praying for more lives? PHOTO: blog.taragana.com

Praying for more lives? PHOTO: blog.taragana.com


Michael Jackson signed his will on 7/7/02.
Michael Jackson’s memorial was on 7/7/09 … exactly 7 years after the will was signed.
Michael Jackson’s two biggest hits — “Black or White” and “Billie Jean” — were each #1 for 7 weeks.
Michael Jackson’s three biggest albums — “Thriller,” “Bad” and “Dangerous” — each produced 7 top 40 hits.
Michael Jackson was the 7th of 9 children.
Michael Jackson was born in 1958 … 19 + 58 = 77
Michael Jackson died on the 25th … 2 + 5 = 7
Michael Jackson has 7 letters in his first and last name.

Roll the Dice!

Posted: May 15, 2009 in X-Files
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So tomorrow is the long awaited Hip Hop World Awards and we at X2 have nothing better to do than sit in a corner of the office and bet on the winners. Check out our predictions:

Album of the year Talk About it (MI). Common this album sold 30,000 copies in within 30 minutes of release. So they say.

Artiste of the year D’Banj. Brother can beat the best politician when it comes to moving the crowd.

Song of the Year Gongo Aso (9ice). Even if you’re hearing impaired, you can’t be oblivious to this street anthem.

Recording of the year Okay… was a bit confused over this one – Torn between Street Credibility and Not the Girl

Producer of the Year It’s Don Jazzy Again!!!

Best Music Video People (at least in our newsroom, don’t remember this Pere video so maybe the deserving nominee is…

Best Reggae/Dance Hall Album The Gift and Grace album by Timaya has been banging all dance hall, and this is literally, ha ha!

Best R ‘n’B/Pop Album Entertainer (D’banj). This album is popping up everywhere.

Best Rap Album Paradigm Shift (Mode9): Although controversial, this rapper’s rhyme takes a lot of other rappers through school. They’ll be learning the stuff that he taught.

Best collaboration J Martins Good or Bad and  Lord of Ajasa ft. 9ice ‘Le Fenu So’. Both collaborations are outstanding and actually work. Either is worth the award.

Best Rap Single Kini Big Deal (Naeto C): so what if he’s already won the MAMA? What’s the Big Deal?

Best Vocal Performance (male) Darey Art Alade, ‘Not the Girl’. The brother hits like how many notes in this track?

Best Vocal Performance (female) Men, these babes. Hmm…no prediction here, although Waje…

Next Rated? We’re placing our bets on Kel and Omawumi cos these girls are hot AND Djinee has been around a bit too long to be in this category.

Hip Hop World Revelation MI Talk About It. This revelation is the genesis  of a new beginning in Naija Hip Hop.

Lyricist on the Roll This is definitely between Mode9’s Nine and MI’s Talk about It. Their …flow is A plus plus – Mode 9 (Nine)

Best Street Hop What is this?