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Music your Dreams are made of

With a stage name like "The Dream" one would generally think that this singer/songwriter has an aura of arrogance, a certain confidence that must compel the listener to be in awe of his "Dream" like material.The question is, is his music more of a nightmare to listen to than a dream? As much as you find yourself trying to...

First black FTSE 100 boss at Pru

Tidjane Thiam will become chief executive of Prudential in October, becoming the first black head of a FTSE 100 company.Mr Thiam joined Prudential from Aviva in 2007 and is now finance director at the firm. He will replace Mark Tucker.Originally from the Ivory Coast, Mr Thiam had previously been the country's Minister of Planning and Development. Mr Thiam will...

Kojo’s Comedy Funhouse airs on MTV Base

East London comic and former Flavour cover star Kojo, presents an evening of stand up comedy before a live audience in London's Leicester Square.Three times winner of Best Male Comedian at the Black Entertainment Comedy Awards, Kojo is certainly one of the UK's rising comedy stars and recently got to the semi finals of NBC's Last Comic Standing in...

Get ahead in the music business, advice from Kevin Reynolds Pt 2-3

Kevin Reynolds is musician and CEO of KRMB Management. In a career spanning over 25 years, he's worked with the likes of Usher, Take That, Lionel Richie and Phil Collins amongst many others. His management company boasts artists from across Europe. In November 2008, Kevin was selected from over 250 applicants to be one of 20 REACH National Role...

On set with girl group Fe-Nix

Flavour was the first publication to feature dirty pop group Fe-Nix when they first stepped onto the music scene just over a year ago. Since then they have been perfecting their look and sound and 2009 promises to be the year of the rise of the Fe-Nix. We linked back up with the four-piece band made up of Jade...

Party like you’re famous in Amsterdam

Tired of the same old clubs, seeing the same faces and hearing the same tunes? If you've done the Ibiza and Aiya Napa thing and can't wait for summer,HollandClubbing.com has something fresh and fun for all you hardcore ravers... When I was offered the trip to Amsterdam, I thought it'd be a great opportunity to escape the tiresome routine of...

Worried about the cost of university in a recession?

Do you have a friend or family member gearing up to go to university or college later this year? Is your son or daughter already studying but struggling with student debt?The rising costs of going to university, combined with the current economic climate, means that the Bank of Mum and Dad is facing more demands than ever for help...

Trey Songz and J Holiday heading to the UK

Grammy-Nominated R&B / Urban Soul artists Trey Songz and J Holiday will play a one-off concert at indigO2 at the O2 - SUNDAY 29TH MARCH 2009Both Trey Songz and J Holiday were nominated in the recent 51st Grammy Awards, J Holiday for "Best contemporary R&B Album" for Back of My Lac and Trey Songz for "Best Male R&B Performance"...

Director Rachel Wang talks about her hair doc

Rachel Wang Joins the Images of Black Women film festival for the fifth consecutive year of celebrating the African descent of women in cinemas. The director of the critically acclaimed documentary known for the big hair and bigger egos, talks about her hair documentary Afro Saxons. She gives Flavour her first handed insight on the compelling and competitive world...

Chucky Venn, Harvey & Jason Barrett star in The Brothers

From the outside looking in, the world of TV is filled with glitz and oozes glamour. Being able to do what you love and be rewarded is extremely appealing. As I watch the male cast of The Brothers on set of the Flavour photo shoot, I wonder about their road to fame. ‘I've had to kick down many doors,'...

The Brothers – Exclusive Flavour photos

From the outside looking in, the world of TV is filled with glitz and oozes glamour. Being able to do what you love and be rewarded is extremely appealing. As I watch the male cast of The Brothers on set of the Flavour photo shoot, I wonder about their road to fame. ‘I've had to kick down many doors,'...

Harvey talks fatherhood, music and The Brothers

Having come to fame in the late 1990s with successful garage group the So Solid Crew, Harvey talks to Flavour about tabloid trouble, fatherhood and why he is still going strong.How did you get involved with The Brothers? I got involved last year summer time. Jason called me and told me that Richard Blackwood was stepping down from the role...

The truth from Dwain Chambers

We all come to a crossroads in life where everything goes, and what defines a person's character is how well they pick themselves up from that. It's that attitude and drive that has given controversial sprinter Dwain Chambers the impetus to propel himself forwards and put his troubled past as an athlete firmly behind him.With the release of his...

Usain Bolt depicted in art by Lee Jones

Triple Olympic gold medallist, and Jamaica's world 100 metres record holder Usain Bolt, continues to take the world of athletics by storm.Recently crowned Jamaican sportsman of the Year, Bolt won the Olympic Development 400m and 200m at the National Stadium of Kingston, Jamaica on 21 February. Bolt made history at the Beijing Olympics in 2008 when he became the...

The Against All Odds issue is out now

Former So Solid Crew star Harvey, Footballers Wives actor Chucky Venn and rising actor Jason Barrett are starring in MTV Base series The Brothers and have been exclusively interviewed and photographed for The Against All Odds issue of Flavour Magazine.Fatherhood, the struggle that they have all faced and the world of TV and acting are discussed frankly by The Brothers...

Sophie Okonedo To Star In BBC Four Mandela Drama

Oscar nominee Sophie Okonedo is to star in a one-off fact-based drama, Mrs Mandela, which brings one of the most extraordinary, if controversial, figures in recent history to the screen for the first time.Premiering on BBC Four and airing on BBC Two in the same week, it's a love story, a triumph and a tragedy, charting Winnie Mandela's progression...

Search Begins For Trailblazing Women – First Women Awards – Call For Nominations

The search to find the most pioneering women in British business has begun with the launch of the First Women Awards 2009.The awards - sponsored by Lloyds TSB Corporate Markets for four years running and supported by the CBI - celebrate genuine "glass ceiling breakers". Over the last five years they have highlighted a new generation of female role...

Lil Kim cha, cha, cha’s on Dancing with the Stars

Dancing With the Stars - the US version to BBC hit show Strictly Come Dancing - has just hit UK screens on Watch (Sky 109) and hip hops Queen Bee Lil Kim is one of the contestants. Dancing With the Stars is the rappers favourite show but the real reason she wanted to be in the ABC dance-off? To...

The return of Lady Sovereign

Victim to an era unsure of how to market a white female rapper from North London, Lady Sovereign was not so hotly received in the UK when she first released her debut album Public Warning back in 2006. It was not long however before she became part of a very small pantheon of UK artists to make a bigger...

From a Whisper

The Images of Black Women Film Festival will be approaching us for their fifth year at the Tricycle theatre in Kilburn at the end of March. One of the feature films of this film festival will be the European premier of the film ‘From a Whisper' by Kenyan director, Wunari Kahiu.Simone Byer talks to her, to find out the...

Multi-talented Gladiator Amy Guy

On Sky One's TV show Gladiators Amy Guy aka Siren is described as ‘The goddess of perilous seduction, expect no mercy. She will entice any contender into the waters and show how dangerous she can be.' With her blonde hair and angelic face ‘dangerous' is the last word you would associate with the star from North Wales. Now she...

Rap Star MC Hammer Sued Over Book

Oakland, California rapper MC Hammer has been hit with a lawsuit over an inspirational book that a publishing company claims was never finished.Simon & Schuster filed the lawsuit on March 5, seeking the return of a $61,000 advance doled out to Hammer for the book Enemies of the Father: Messages from the Heart on Being a Family Man.Reports stated...

Tupac’s Mother Files Cross-Suit Over Film Project

Tupac Shakur's mother is firing back at independent production company Morgan Creek over the right to make a biopic about the late rapper.In a $10 million cross-complaint set to be filed Monday morning, Afeni Shakur's Amaru Entertainment claims that Morgan Creek, CEO James Robinson and others tried to strong-arm a deal for Tupac movie rights, then sabotaged the project...

Standing out from the crowd

If you want to be rich and successful in life you cannot do what everyone else is doing you have to make yourself stand out from the crowd, but how can you do this? The most important thing is to be yourself.Do you, not anybody else. Think about what the best assets and skills are that you possess...

Music business advice from Kevin Reynolds Part1

Sound music biz advice from musician and artist manager Kevin ReynoldsKevin Reynolds is musician and CEO of KRMB Management. In a career spanning over 25 years, he's worked with the likes of Usher, Take That, Lionel Richie and Phil Collins amongst many others. His management company boasts artists from across Europe. In November 2008, Kevin was selected from over...

Creating a bang on the radio

One of them eats tissue, whilst the other eats dust, but we will leave you to figure out who eats what. They are Lynnike and Sefa two bubbly, talented and above all crazy radio presenters bringing a brand new, youthful and oh so feminine exuberance to the airwaves.Lynnike says: ‘We pride ourselves on our ability to stay at the...

The Life of Serius Jones – Exclusive short movie

After gaining international fame from his charasmatic and legendary freestyle battles (MTV, BET) the "Fight Klub King" Serius Jones went on to build one of the largest street and interenet buzzes in recent years and eventually signed a multi-million dollar record deal with DTP/DEFJAM records. However due to label complications he left the label in 2007 and took to...

Cleopatra – Pop Goes The Band

‘I wanted to get a little trimmer and make my assets pert,’ Cleo tells Flavour as they prepare to star in Pop Goes The Band on LIVINGCleo from Nineties girl group Cleopatra tells Flavour why she reformed the group with her sisters to undergo cosmetic surgery on a new TV show.Can you tell me about your new show on...

Awards For Young Musicians: 2009 Awards Deadline Pending

Submit applications by March 27thIf you are an outstanding young musician and you need help with your music costs our Awards programme might be able to help you.We support young instrumentalists, making music in any genre, who can clearly show:That they are really talented and committed That they need financial help with their music expenses If that sounds like you then...

Flo Rida gets Right round second album

It was a bright but breezy Tuesday morning when I headed down to Atlantic Records to meet Tramar Dillard, better known to most as Flo Rida. In the UK promoting his new smash single, Right Round and forthcoming album, ROOTS (Route Of Overcoming The Struggle), Flo is no stranger to hard work. Grinding for 12 years before making it...