Singer Lana Fame is giving us a little taste of what to expect on her upcoming tour. this was her last live performance . Which she will be releasing dates soon. I am so happy and excited for her. I know that she is going to be terrific.
Last month Kelow and Baby Dinosaurs & Co. CEO/Creative Director AYINDE7
ventured out to Gothenburg & Stockholm, Sweden for a short tour.
Follow them as Kelow headlines shows, shoots music videos, hugs fans,
and handles press in a mini-documentary series entitled "Baby Dinosaurs
Take Sweden." Check out Episode 1 & 2 below:
"I can forgive, but I cannot forget, is only another
way of saying, I will not forgive. Forgiveness ought to be like a
cancelled note - torn in two, and burned up, so that it never can be
shown against one."-Henry Ward Beecher
I have always been curious as to who are the people who ran the fansites
and when I reached out Rya she agreed to do this exclusive. Rya is
From Paris, France. She is 23 and has a double degree in political
science and International business law. She has been a huge Usher fan
since 2002. She started her site in late 2009 because there weren't
any leading sites.One of her favorite quotes is: :"You must be the change you want to see in the world". Mahatma Gandhi. Here is our exclusive:
KSY:Tell us a little bit about Paris Music and Fashion scene?
is the capital of fashion so we have a lot of different kind of
designers. I really enjoy local designers like for instance Sandro, who
are now turned global. As I really love fashion and taking care of
myself in general, I would say living in Paris is a real pleasure
because everybody is always well dressed, no matter the social
background, everybody is kind of stylish in Paris, its like there is something in the air I'm saying this because I've lived in province, and out there most of the people could care less about not looking stylish. Regarding the music scene, Im going to be honest Im not a big fan of French speaking music in general, but there are some French bands that I really like: Im a big fan
of Air, one of my favorite song ever is Venus. I like M83 and of course
Daft Punk. These three bands are very successful worldwide but it is
probably due to the fact that they are English speaking.
KSY:Tell us about your personal blog Ladyfromshanghai.tumblr.com? R:I m a big fan
of cinema, especially old Hollywood, so I named it after an Orson Welles
movie, featuring his estranged wife Rita Hayworth,the lady from shanghai Its like a kind
of diary because I post songs, pictures and videos of things that I
like at this very moment and if you go through it you will see that I
have very eclectic taste. That's probably why I felt so connected with
Usher's latest album more than any other one he ever released. It's
hands down his most barrier breaking album. Moreover, I really enjoy the
concept of tumblr because if you take the time to figure it out you
will find out that I that a tumblr page can say more about a person than
any other social media. I love looking back at it to remember how I
felt at a specific moment.
KSY:How do you get your Usher content?Take us through the process of how you select what goes up on your site?(day in the life)
R:Im not going
to give all our secrets away but the truth is that we are very
selective regarding the news that we post on our site. There are a few
golden rules regarding what we are going to post on it: We don't post
anything regarding Usher's personal life, because as fans its none of
our business. In contrary to a lot of fansite, we don't want to post
unreleased or leaked songs, because we think that its very
disrespectful to the artist. I would be pissed if someone released
something that I worked on for months before I want it to be actually
released. We usually only post verified information. We use mainstream
Medias like MTV or billboard websites as sources. We also receive tips
from websites like popdust, press party, billboard.com or CapitalFm. We receive tips from fans. We always credit our original sources.
started in 2004 where there alot of fansites? Describe the web then and
R: I actually started in late 2009. There was like three Usher
fansites but the most popular was Usherforever.com. It used to be such a
good fansite until 2008 but then the owner started to use gossip
website as a source and I thought that it was totally unfair to Usher.
In contrary to a lot of people, instead of complaining I started my own
have a team at OnlyUsher can you introduce us to your team and there
roles within the site?
R:Max: He is our administrator, he is from Canada.
He is helping out with all the technical parts. He volunteered because
he noticed that I was really struggling. It was really sweet of him.
I'll always be thankful for all his help. We would probably still a blog
without him. Mary: She is our designer but she eventually became an
editor. She is from the Paris as well. She created our layout and
helped with the color choices. She is very creative and talented. I'm
really happy that she is a part of our team because she also has a great
personality. Valentina: She is 24 and she is from Montpellier, in the
south of France. She is an Usher fan since 2001. Her favourite songs are
"How Do I Say" and "Climax". She attended an Usher concert for the
first time in 2009. She is also editor since August 2011 and she is
probably one of the best Usher fans I have ever met. She is a
site is the # 1 source for Usher news? Do you have a personal
relationship with him? has he seen the site? what has his reaction been?
have you meet him or interview him?
R:Our fansite is absolutely
unofficial. We don't have any contact with Usher or his entourage. I saw
Usher in concert in 2011, twice actually. It is still one of my best
memories in my life. The night of the second concert I tweeted him and
then I got a reply from his twitter account. I don't know if it was him
or his team who actually replied but I was so happy. I will never forget
that night. It was perfect.
KSY:How do you
keep the site innovated and fresh? How many hours a week do you put into
R:We are trying to change our layout as soon as it seems
dated. We also take in account comments from our readers. I would say
that we put more than 6 hours into the site during a busy week.
KSY:What blogger/sites has cited you as a source for source for Usher news?
R:We have a partnership with purefans.com
as official Usher source. Purefans network is really huge, especially
in France, this partnership is really helping out to expand our
popularity. We also have a lot of partners listed on our site.
KSY: What is the hardest thing about having a site about a celebrity?
R: Having a
popular fansite isn't that easy because you have to be very careful
about what you are posting on it. You have to be responsible because
people deem you as reliable so you have to be reliable.
KSY:How have you
found ways to draw traffic to your site as a pose to other Usher sites?
R:We have partnerships with other fansites. It is actually really helpful.
has social media played a part in OnlyUsher success?
R: We currently have
28000 followers and counting on twitter more than any other Usher
fansiteso I would say that social media and especially twitter is huge
part of OnlyUsher success. We started as a french speaking blog:
without twitter we would have remained local. Social media gave us
worldwide audience. I really enjoy interacting with other fans through
KSY:What's next for OnlyUsher?
R:The objective remain the same: Promoting Usher's music and talent as much as we can as fans.
KSY:If you could
say anything to people are not currently following your OnlyUsher what
would you say?
R:I would say in the words of Usher come follow me, you
won't regret it.
"All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by
night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that
it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they
may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible."- T.E. Lawrence
Vannette Tolbert B.K.A as Miss Vannette is a Washington native.She has been featured in Afrikan Insight Magazine, Ovation Magazine, Exposure Magazine, Model coordinator/Model for http://www.womentodesire.com/ Thique Magazine, Sexy DC Magazine, Jet Magazine Beauty of the Week, Jet Magazine Beauty of the Year, Jewell Shannon/I.B.Concept Magazine, DimePiece Magazine Summer 2010 Issue, Assets Magazine, Seagram’s Gin 2011 Calendar, The Source Magazine, Jacqueline Browne fashion show, War of the Worlds fashion show RLO Fashion Show, Fashion Designer/Model – FSU’s “Africa at Its Best” ShowcaseFashion Inferno Fashion Show, Fashion Fuzion show, Brasil Live Fashion Show , Juelz Santana Fashion Show, Show Coordinator/Model – JQ Promotions Island Fashion Show, Emore’J FCUK Fashion Show Model, Shake Your Booty Boutique Fashion Show, Summer Fashion Finale, Up Against the Wall Fashion Show, model of the month -roundbrownclothing.com, Exposure Magazine feature model, model of the month - www.urbanmusic.tv, feature model - hidvisualcreations.comMar/April 2006 - 2 page spread Thique Magazine June 2006 - promotion for KS Borghese Cosmetics,June 2006 - promotion for Discover Card
June 2006 - model of the week, UrbanMag.net x,July 2006 - JumpOff TV's World Rap Championships Official Jump Off Girl,August 2006 - DUB Magazine Care Show Pepsi Girl, Featured in Sexy DC Magazine
Fashion Inferno fashion show - Washington DC March 2007.
When she not riping the runway she is also a lifestyle blogger; philanthropist and former pageant queen. I first came across her on Model Coverage I was able to interview her in between her busy schedule. Here is our exclusive:
KSY:What are 5 things you must have in your modeling
V:strapless bra, scarf, pumps, my makeup bag (just in case), and a hot pair of
KSY:If you could give advice to an inspiring model who wanted to follow in your
footsteps what advice would you give them?
V:The best advice that I can give is to seek a mentor. Find
someone who has been successful in the genre you’re pursuing. Ask them to guide you, run requests by them
before accepting, and ask for posing/styling tips. Experienced models have a wealth of knowledge
of the good and bad, so use their knowledge.
I would also suggest seeking legitimate management so that you don’t
have to worry about the business, and you can focus on being your pretty,
KSY:What models have influenced your career?
V:Tyra, Naomi, Beverly, Alek and Liyah have all been great
inspirations to me because they broke down barriers and opened doors for female
models of color.
V:Pageants require a lot of preparation (and money). I had
practiced my dance routine for weeks, practiced my interview questions every
day, and spent my miniscule college student income on my dresses and outfits…
and the unthinkable happened. The week of the pageant, my best friend died of
cancer. She was buried the day of the pageant. That really put things in
perspective for me. I changed my focus on winning from winning just for
bragging rights to winning so that I could make a difference and inspire young
women in the US and in Africa. I wore
the crown with pride and made an impact in the community that year.
KSY:You have been jet setting all over the world. where is your favorite place
to go for business and pleasure ( and why?)
V:Domestically – I love NYC and LA. They’re the two cities I’ve
traveled to the most. I have lots of friends in both cities, so every time I
visit, I have a blast! Internationally –
I loooved Negril, Jamaica. I stayed at the Rockhouse Resort and didn’t want to
return home! I’m African, so I always
enjoy spending time in Africa. I have
been to Liberia, Ghana, Benin and Ivory Coast.
KSY:Did you ever finish your E-book, If yes where can we get a copy?
V:Great question! The ebook is still in the works. I hope to have something out
by December, at which point I will post links on my website and social media
KSY:What has been the hardest thing about sharing your life on social media?
V:I hate to say this, because it sounds conceited, but I’m
very popular. I often go out and people
I don’t know come up to me like “Are you Miss Vannette? I follow you on
Twitter!” It’s nice to be anonymous
sometimes and not have people watching your every move, telling you whether or
not you look better in pictures or real life, and trying to use you for
exposure.” It has also affected my
dating life. I try not to tell guys that
I meet who I am or what I do right away, but all they have to do is look me up
everything is there – so it takes away the intrigue of getting to
know me personally.
KSY:How did you get started in modeling? how long have you been modeling?
V:I was always interested in the entertainment industry. I took dance lessons for
12 years and participated in beauty pageants as a young girl, so the desire to
get into modeling came naturally. When I
was about 18, I dated a male model and went to a few of his fashion shows. One
day, I said to myself, “you can do that!” and so I did! I started working out,
studying the art and building my network.
That was nearly ten years ago.
Since I started, I walked on countless runways, did about 100 photo
shoots, was published in print about a dozen times and only God knows
how many websites I've been featured on and I served as a national
Seagram's spokesmodel during my year as Miss August in the 2011 Women of
Seagram's Gin calendar. It's had it's challenges, but I've learned a
lot, met some great people, and had lots of fun along the way."
KSY:Have you ever felt intimidated at a social event or photo shoot how did you
handle the situation?
V:I have a natural poker face. Sometimes I
get extremely nervous and shy, but I push through it. I guess it’s the
actress/performer in me. I just suck up
my fears and do what I have to do.
KSY:Tell us why you started your site?
V:I’ve had a website for years. I purchased MissVannette.com in 2008 and had a
really innovative design by Michael Antonio. In 2011 I decided that it was time
for an update. I also had a rinky dinky
little blog that I built myself and it looked crappy, but so many people were
reading my articles and posts that I decided I needed to upgrade my site in
order to upgrade my brand. I spent so many hours and sleepless nights planning the
new MissVannette.com. It was a lot of work, going back and forth with my
amazing web designers at Intuition, bringing all of the pieces together to
execute the “pink dress” photo shoot etc, but I absolutely love the final
product and I hope that my readers do, too!
KSY:What are 5 steps that anyone can use to becoming a socialite?
V:Everyone is different and every community is different, so everyone’s
path to becoming a socialite will be different.
I can say that being charming, being open to meeting people from all
walks of life, actually listening instead of waiting for your turn to talk,
walking into a room exuding confidence, not being afraid to go out alone, and
going to different types of events and meeting different types of people are
key tips. In order to be a socialite,
you must bring value to your community. Promoters, event producers, publicists
and other socialites will ask themselves, “what value will having this girl at
my event bring?” before they invite you. Keep that in mind.
KSY:What is next for Miss Vannette? How will you continue to grow your growing
V:I’d really like to spend this year focusing on my
writing. I have received a couple of
endorsement offers, which I’m considering as well.
KSY:Do you have any upcoming events or projects?
V:I have lots of surprises up my sleeve. There are some potential
endorsement deals that I’m looking at. I’m working on finishing up my e-book
and laying down outlines for other reading material that I would like to put
out. I’m also working on a jewelry project that you’ll hear about soon!
I had the pleasure of interviewing Mystique Summer Of RuPaul 's Drag Race Season 2 when I contact her manger for a interview they gladly obligated . What can I say about her that hasn't already been said. She has been featured on People, NewNextNow just to name a few she is a Chicago,IL native who currently calls Cincinnati home. She started her career after a friend dare her to do drag. Here is our Exclusive to see what she has been up to?
KSY:Tell us about your childhood?
MS:My childhood was normal I guess LOL 1 bro 1 sis single parent home pets… kinda normal
KSY:Tell us how did you get into doing drag?
MS:Well I got into Drag on a dare from a few friends.
KSY:Take us through the process of your transformation from D. Sims to Mystique Summers?
MS:The process is HOT shower, Shaving, then 2-3hrs worth of makeup, then Body LOL
KSY:Do you feel like Mystique Summer is your alter ego?If yes explain
MS:LOL I call it being Bi polar bawhahah
KSY:If you could give advice to anyone who wanted to follow your footsteps what would you say?
In my Footsteps I would say just watch my steps while your making your
own… So you can have your own persona and not a carbon copy of anyone..
KSY:You were on RuPaul Drag race Season 2 tell us about your
experience on the hit reality show and behind the scene what the camera
experience is like CRAZY.. its like giving all your control away and
have to listen to people that tells you when you can eat or use the
restroom. The camera didn’t leave anything out but everyone sleeping.
I am always trying to set KSYonline a side from any other blog/sites and I am always looking to interview interest people that do amazing things. I was curious about people who ran fansitesand as you know I already did a Brandy related fansite called:BrandyDaily. Klaudia who runs a Beyonce fansite called Naughty-bee.net is 21 years old from Poland and she opened her first fan site Jennifer Lopez in 2004 with her brother's help he taught her basic html. A few months later she opened Naughty-bee.net. By this time she also had a Christina Aguilera and a Rihanna site. As she got older due to time she closed Christina Aguilera and Rhinna's fansite and dedicated her time to Naughty-bee.net.
KSY:Why did you decide to create a fansite about Beyonce? How long did it take to come up with the concept for the site?
K: I've always been interested in computers. I guess it's kind of a family
thing for me because my
father deals with hardware and my brother is a programmer. When I first
got the Internet I joined some message boards and got to know people who
had their own fansites. I was really impressed and I wanted to do the
same. I chose Beyonce as I just became a huge fan of her at the time.
Coming up with the concept didn't take long, as I already had opened
another fansite before so I knew what I wanted the site to look like.
KSY: If you could give advice to someone who want's to follow in your footsteps what advice would you give them?
K:To be persistent. I think it's the most important thing. I
had many days when I was too tired to update but if you want to have a
good website you just have to keep going. If you don't update for too
long, people will move on to another site.
KSY:What are five things you can't live without?
K:If you mean things and not people then music, TV series, my website, my laptop and my phone.
KSY: When you started your Beyonce fansite in 2004 were their alot of fansites?Describe the web then and now?
K:From what I remember there were quite a lot of fansites back then. There
were more websites about Beyonce for sure. Probably because it was the
beginning of her solo career. There were still
fansites about Destiny's Child and now I don't think there's any. But
generally the web isn't much different than it was in 2004. There are
sites that come and go and there are those that are here for years. The
biggest difference is that now almost everyone is using Wordpress, which
I personally don't like. And of course now we have all those social
KSY:How do you find your Beyonce content? Take us through the process of how you select?(day in life)
K: Everyday I browse through various blogs, message boards, Facebook fan
pages and magazine websites. I try to post news
only from reliable sources and leave out the ones coming from sites
known for spreading rumors. When it comes to photos, I post everything
that I can find.
KSY:Your site is the site #1 source for Beyonce news? Do you have a personal
relationship with her? has she seen the site? If yes what has her
reaction been? Have you meet her or interview her?
K: I hope so! Unfortunately, I've never had a chance to talk to Beyonce
and I don't know if she's seen the site. The only time I've seen her was
at The Beyonce Experience Tour in Berlin in 2007. Hopefully, I'll be
able to meet her in person one day and ask her about the site.
KSY:How do you keep the site innovated and fresh? How many hours a week do you put into naughty-bee.net?
K: I try to change the layout every once in
a while, always trying different colors and effects so that no one gets
bored with the same look. The amount of time I spend on the website
depends on what Beyonce is currently doing. If she is promoting a new
album I may be updating for 3-4 hours a day and if she's on vacations it
may be just one hour a week.
K: I haven't been really tracking that but I find my content being used
here and there when visiting different websites, blogs, message boards,
KSY:What is the hardest thing about having a site about a celebrity?
competition. Especially when you are starting out and you choose a
celebrity that is very popular at the moment. It's hard to lure visitors
when they already have their favorite fansites. Besides, when you are
starting out and don't have any experience you might not even get a
KSY:How have you found ways to draw traffic to your site ? As a pose to other Beyonce's fansites?
K:I have to say that I don't know. When I was starting out I became
friends with other webmasters, asked for opinion and advice on several
message boards and exchanged links with other fansites. I
guess that's how I got the word out. And then I just did my thing and
somehow the number of visitors started to grow.
KSY:What makes your site standout from the rest of the Beyonce sites?
K:I think I have the biggest photo gallery. Some photos that I have you
can't find anywhere else. I also have a section about Beyonce with all
the necessary information about her life, style and career and downloads section with wallpapers, avatars, Winamp skins, etc., whereas many
sites concentrate only on latest news and photos. On top of that I
update the site
KSY: If you could say anything to the people who aren't currently following naughty-bee.net what would you say?
K:That the site isn't going anywhere and that I'm not planning to neglect it. NaughtyBee is a website run out of passion and not for money and you can count on me to bring you your daily dose of Beyonce news
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