Thursday, 25 April 2013

What I think of Social Media

I believe that social media is one of the most dynamic technological innovations of the last decade.

It provides its users with access to the latest news at the exact moment it is taking place and has enabled Joe public to become the journalist.

At the same time this form of informing people about breaking news is more neutral then says articles written by newspapers.

Social media is also an information goldmine, it allows you to search for information on virtually anything and its dynamic nature means you can ask any question and you are practically guaranteed to receive a reply almost instantaneously.

Social Media is a wonderful forum for interacting with like minded people who share the same interests as yourself and because of its nature, these people can be anywhere around the world.

Finally it is a platform which easily allows to connect and communicate with your favourite celebs.

Like it or not social media is here to stay and if used in the correct manner, the opportunities it can provide are endless.

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

23/12/12 - The Day I Met Rhoda Montemayor

After trying to meet her since April, my patience finally paid off.

I had previously invited her to Ebru’s gigs but alas she couldn’t make it.

Her sister and brother in law had arranged a charity event to raise money for the victims of Hurricane Sandy.

As soon as I found out she would also be in attendance, I purchased tickets.

It was a great night’s entertainment in the form of Xmas Songs, Songs from West End Musicals and even some traditional entertainment from the Phillipines, which is where the Montemayors originate from.

I saw Rhoda standing in front of the table where I was seated so I got up to say hi, she’s one of the friendliest people I ever met.

She thanked me for attending the event and asked me where I was from as she recognised that I didn’t have a typical English name, I explained to her that I’m a Turkish Cypriot.

She was nice enough to allow me to have a photograph taken with her and also signed an autograph for me and even offered to buy me a drink.

To top it all off I even won a prize in the raffle, so all in all a really awesome night and the perfect end to the best year of my life so far.

Introducing E.B.R.U

In 2011, I was fortunate enough to learn about a UK based Turkish Singer with an amazingly powerful voice, her name is Ebru but she goes by the stage name of E.B.R.U.

In addition to her awesome vocal talent, she's supported by a brilliant live band.

As a Turkish Cypriot, I felt very proud to see a Turkish Singer succeed outside of Turkey's music industry.

In November, 2011 I saw her perform live at Kassaba and her live gigs are amazing, she certainly knows how to captivate her audience.

Her debut single Mad was released on the 9th of July, 2012.

E.B.R.U. feat Durrty Goodz - MAD (OFFICIAL VIDEO) | 

For more information check out her official site and feel free to sign up to her mailing list.

I also run a fan site, which has no connection with her or her management; feel free to check it out at, thanks.