Focused on the difference(s)…

Lets gooo!!

Lets gooo!!



Hey y’all!! Welcome to September…sheesh!!

I have had such a great time this past week, it’s been full of variety, fun & newness!! The Blessings have been abundant & I am grateful for each & every one…thankful thankful thankful 🙂

It’s taken me the best part of two weeks to get back into the flow of things after having gone to LDN for only four days!!… Something about LDN…

Nevertheless, back in the flow I am, & I’m more determined to take the next step then ever before…

If you’re new to my blog, welcome to my spot! I hope you enjoy reading about my journey…The Journey To Success.

#GodisGREAT

MOVEMENTS

So, cracking on…

WED 24TH AUG – ALMERIA FERIA (Almeria)

I was absolutely DELIGHTED to have been asked to perform at the Almeria Feria 2011!!

The venue I was asked performed in was Guarapo alongside the headliner DJ Di Martino

Guarapo

Guarapo



At the beginning of the night…

Patrick & Arabela

Patrick & Arabela



Meet my dancers!…

Arabela doing her thang!...

Arabela doing her thang!...



Beautiful robot…

What a night!

What a night!



I had such an incredible time!

FRI 26TH AUG – BAR TROPIC (Roquetas De Mar)

Mum & Elkie :)

Mum & Elkie 🙂



Radiating such energy…

There’s always fun & family festivities at Bar Tropic when we’re there! Vibes…

SUN 28TH AUG – LA MAR SALADA (Mojacar)

Sunday Soul Sessions :)

Sunday Soul Sessions 🙂



My dad Errol Ross doing his thing!
Certain tracks that dad sung on Sunday made me feel sweeet!! Lol! Songs such as ‘Mindblowing Decisions‘, ‘On Broadway‘ & ‘Sweat‘…Sunday vibes… 🙂

BBQ Runnings!!

Enroute to BBQ...

Enroute to BBQ...



Lil man panning out his social diary!…

Gorgeous setting...

Gorgeous setting...



I wasn’t even in the door & had fallen in love with the location!

Lil man chillaxin!

Lil man chillaxin!



“Aaaaahhhh…”

Hilda's & Manfred's guests!

Hilda's & Manfred's guests!



The whole day was a pleasure!! 🙂

Picture keepsake...

Picture keepsake...



With the umbrellas to represent Jamaica!!

Radio drops for DJ PETI DELUXE

Studio bound...

Studio bound...



Peti Deluxe (Bronx Radio) & yours truly, enroute to studio…

Old Skool!

Old Skool!



Can you guess the video?!?

Peti Deluxe - Vol 5

Bronx Radio - Vol 5



Download your copy HERE!!

Oooh speaking of radio…that reminds me…

BANG 103.6 FM interview with SHERRYL BLU (LDN)

Chillin with Sherryl!

Chillin with Sherryl!



In my last entry, I said the podcast from my radio interview with Sherryl Blu was on it’s way…

Click HERE to listen!! We caught joookes!! 🙂

Thank you to everybody at Bang 103.6 FM for having me 🙂

#catchup

THROWBACK OF THE DAY

‘Solid’ – Ashford & Simpson



Nick Ashford, thank you for the music…

#RIP

53…

I love you Michael

I love you Michael



Rest in peace King xxx

#yourmusicliveson…

FOOD GLORIOUS FOOD!!

Paella...mmmm!

Paella...mmmm!



Sooo, the weight loss ting! *sighs*

Well, I’m still on it but boy, I hit a bit of a brick wall to say the least! I ate & ate & ate whilst in LDN (all that good Brit stuff!) & it’s fair to say, messed up my whole exercise regime…& the rest!!

Turning it into a positive though as a result of feeling thoroughly disappointed with myself all week! I’m back on it & am giving myself a year…aiming for the pow! 😉

Those of you that know me know that I love to cook…& this new Mediterranean way of eating has definitely influenced my cooking style! Check out last night’s dinner…yum!!

Diet?

Diet?



I ain’t ever gonna survive a diet(!), so I’ve decided to make healthy eating interesting!!

  • 2 x fried dumplings
  • 2 pieces of fried Sea Bream
  • Avocado salad: Lettuce, tomato, carrots, olives, sweetcorn & avocado – with olive oil & white wine vinegar drizzled on top
  • Onion, garlic & tomato sauce (for the fish)
#itwasdelishhh 🙂




‘5mins 2 Shine’

Today’s feature is: Retro Apollo

Retro Apollo

Retro Apollo



1) What do you do & how well do you do it?

I’m A Rapper, Songwriter & a Singer, and I do it extremely well.

2) Where do you foresee yourself 12 months from today?

12 months from today i see myself coming back from my tour to Africa, my album launch & video launch, MORE RECOGNITION basically. And I’m looking to give a some of the procedings of my events to charity.

3) What was one of the most memorable times in your life?

The most memorable time in my life was definately when i lost my dad at the age of ten . I had to relocate from Nigeria to America Then to the U.K . Thats when i started to write to relieve my pain and i realised i could Rap and song write.


4) Given the resources, what one change would you make in the world & why?
If i had the resources I would make the world a better place by empowering the youth with more opportunities because I know whats its like to grow up with so much talent and not having the right channels and opportunities to channel it through.



5) What do you think of my daily blog? (Message for my readers)

I really think it has a cosy, warm feel to it. Its educativel AS WELL. It has been very user friendly.

Retro Apollo’s song selection of the day is: ‘Snapbacks Back’ – Tyga ft Chris Brown



You can reach out to Retro Apollo @:

Twitter
Facebook
Reverbnation
Soundcloud
YouTube 

#Support

Retro Apollo! Thanks for your time 🙂
Great energy…great vibe…great music!! The first time I visited your Reverbnation page, I was all smiles! I wish you success hun & thanks again 😉

Much love, C x

SO THAT’S ME FOR THIS ENTRY Y’ALL!! I’M 4 HOURS AWAY FROM TONIGHT’S SOUNDCHECK & NEED TO CHILL BEFORE WE LEAVE OUT. IF YOU’RE NEAR ALMERIMAR, COME & CHECK OUT THE SHOW!!

Tonight!

Tonight!



#QueenBritLIVE

DON’T FORGET TO CHECK OUT MY MUSIC 😉

MUCH LOVE TO EVERYBODY & THANKS FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT 🙂 TO HELP SPREAD THE WORD >>> http://www.queenbrit.com <<< IS ALL YOU NEED TO REMEMBER!! 

STAY BLESSED,

C x

Painting by family friend: Elkie

Painting by family friend: Elkie



“What the mind can conceive & believe, it CAN ACHIEVE…”

Birthday bliss!

"No other choice, I'm gonna make it..."

"No other choice, I'm gonna make it..."


Hey y’all!!

Sorry this entry reaches you a day later then I had anticipated! With yesterday being THE best Birthday one could wish for, it was totally unrealistic of me to assume that I was gonna be able to handle preparing le blog at stupid o’ clock last night with the Mojito & Baileys floating around in my system!! Smh! Lol!

So here I am…still cheesin’ like a fool at the course of yesterday’s events 🙂

BIRTHDAY RELEASE!!!

** NEW SINGLE ** >>> ‘NO OTHER CHOICE’ <<< is  available for download on iTunes NOW!! 

A testimony from yours truly set in within a deep Reggae groove…a MUST HEAR!!

Please support my new single y'all!!

Please support my new single y'all!!


#support

My Birthday in thumbnails…

Ready to go!

Part I: Beach time!


Trigger happy with my iPhone from the moment we left the door!!

Enroute to beach!

Enroute to beach!


Cub waiting impatiently for the rest of us to catch up. Mummy looking hott!! 🙂

Papa bear & baby bear!

Papa bear & baby bear!


Both teaching me valuable lessons every day…

Beach bliss!

Bliss!


Felt so good!…

Dream sequence...

Dream sequence...


You know those moments when you can’t work out if you’re experiencing nostalgia, deja vu or an outer body experience?!? Well this was one of them…

Part II: Lunch!

Part II: Lunch!


Home for a quick shower & change before heading out to my favourite Tapas spot in Roquetas!…

Taking a seat!

Taking a seat!


Trigger happy I tell you!! Lol! (I was driving everyone crazy!!)

Mmmm!!

Mmmm!!


It was delicious!!! 🙂

Mum, dad & Rocco!

Mum, dad & Rocco!


Thanks so much to Rocco at Casablanca for making me feel so special 🙂

Wine of the pink kind!

Wine of the pink kind!


Yummy bubbles! 😉

Part III: Searching for that perfect Mojito!

Part III: Searching for that perfect Mojito!


I love me some cocktails, so I decided to have just one before the clock struck 12!
Cue: ‘Mojitos’…one of my local bars to hear some good music, relax & enjoy the best Mojito’s in town! Cuban vibes…

Mojito magic!

Mojito magic!


You best believe I took my sweet time!! 😉

Dad & Miguel!

Dad & Miguel!


Thanks Miguel…your cocktails are no game!! Lol!!

All in all, I had a spectacular day!
I learned that when you strip away all the hype…bs…materialistics etc, you’d be surprised just how easy it is to focus on & celebrate the matter at hand for what it really is…ANOTHER YEAR OF LIFE.

I give thanks to my mum, dad & lil man for making it everything that it was.

#grateful

MOVEMENTS

Just been cracking on as usual, promoting & spreading the word locally, nationally & internationally! Have had some great shows so far this month…the Spanish are slowly getting used to QueenBrit & we’re meeting some great people along the way!!

Here are a few thumbnails from last Sunday’s show…

Pre-show!

Pre-show!


Us chicas sure love to pose!

QueenBrit & one happy Manager!

QueenBrit & one happy Manager!


There’s nothing like the feeling of a job well done! Always time for a pic with a happy venue owner!!

QueenBrit shut it down!

QueenBrit shut it down! (1st set)

& again!! (2nd set)

& again!! (2nd set)


Left them on the dancefloor!! 😉

#QueenBritLIVE


NEXT WEEK…

QueenBrit @ La Terraza...

QueenBrit @ La Terraza...


I’m looking forward to this event on Thursday…it’s gonna fun!!

#fiesta

THROWBACK OF THE DAY

As it’s my Birthday blog!! *cringing*…

Carlene ‘QueenBrit’ Graham is…GLORIA GAYNOR!!


Is it over yet?!? Lol!
Nah but for real, I had an incredible time on the show…at the time (7 years ago) it was one of my dreams checked off the list!

#funtimes


‘5mins 2 Shine’

Today’s feature is: Kodi Me’Chele

Kodi Me Chelle

Kodi Me'Chele


1) What do you do & how well do you do it?

What I do is turn “LIFE” into a comedy show. “LIFE” has the tendency to bring all of us through ups and downs, but instead of crying over spilled milk, why not laugh over how you spilled the milk!
I don’t like to consider myself as a comedian because I don’t tell jokes. I speak of real life situations that everyone can relate to and let everyone see the humorous side to it. “LIFE” laughs at us every day, so why not laugh at “LIFE!”

2) Where do you foresee yourself 12 months from today?

A year from now, I see myself LIVING, LOVING and ENJOYING! This is a feeling that is not 12 months from now, but every day. If someone can overlook the negativities of the world, than everything else is and always WILL be more than OK!

3) What was one of the most memorable times in your life?

One of the most memorable times in my life was when I saw Whoopi Goldberg on HBO in the 80’s doing stand-up. I had no idea who this woman was and my family had just got cable (well the illegal way…lol) and Whoopi Goldberg was imitating a white valley girl with the towel on her head. After I watched that, I went in the bathroom and did the same thing like she did. I remember my mother saying, “What are you doing?” and I replied, “I am being a WHITE GIRL!” Classic moment of what I knew I was going to be in life. Making the world shine with smiles!

4) Given the resources, what one change would you make in the world & why?

One change I would make in the world is for these BAD ASS KIDS to calm the HELL DOWN…lol! When I was growing up, there was no talking back to your elders and OLE SKOOL moms were really OLE SKOOL moms, not 10 years older than the child…lol! PEOPLE LET’S get it TOGETHER!

5) What do you think of my daily blog? (Message for my readers)

Your daily blog brings SUNSHINE to readers who might need some uplifting or a feeling of living for the next day, hour, min and second. If 10,000 people read your blog and only one person found some uplifting to be motivated to change and achieve what is necessary in that person’s life, than that is beyond changing the world!

Kodi’s song selection of the day is:

‘That’s The Way Of The World’ – Earth Wind & Fire


You can reach out to Kodi @:

Website (launching September 2011)

‘Tha City’ (cartoon created by comedian Kodi Me’Chele debuts September 2011)

Twitter

YouTube

Facebook

Also you can check out Kodi’s upcoming performance ‘The Rearview Comedy Show’

Kodi Me'Chele doing the do!

Kodi Me'Chele doing the do!


#bethere

Thanks so much for the interview sis!! You totally inspire me.
It’s been nearly three years since I had the opportunity to share the stage with you (at the show put together by Real Deal Women in NJ) & it was an absolute pleasure!
I’m so glad that we’ve reconnected after all this time…I’ve already embraced a handful of teachings from you that you post daily…continue to inspire sis…you’re going all the way to the top!! My jaw hit the flaw when I saw who you were interviewing last week!! 😉

Much love & I eagerly look forward to working with you!! xxx

OK Y’ALL, SO THAT’S IT FROM ME ON TODAY’S BLOG…BEEN HARPING ON LONG ENOUGH NOW! LOL!!I HOPE YOU’VE ENJOYED THE CATCH UP AS MUCH AS I HAVE THE EXPERIENCES. SEE YOU IN A FEW WITH MORE JUICE FROM QUEENBRIT!!

DON’T FORGET TO DOWNLOAD MY BIRTHDAY SINGLENO OTHER CHOICENOW!!
SHOUT OUT TO
ORIKL FOR THE ARTWORK DESIGN!! HOLLA @ HIM FOR ALL YOUR DESIGN NEEDS Y’ALL – JUST TELL HIM YOUR VISION…

STAY BLESSED,

C x

Carlene – 5mins 2 Shine Feature A.G. White – April

Carlene

Carlene

5mins 2 Shine

My 2nd feature today is:

A.G. White

A.G. White

A.G. White

1) What do you do & how well do you do it?

  • Professional Stand-Up Comedian for 18 years…established 1992
  • Have performed on all major television comedy shows:
  • NBC Showtime At The Apollo, Warner Brothers Apollo Comedy Hour, Fox Uptown Comedy Club, BET Comic View,
  • HBO P. Diddy’s Bad Boys Of Comedy, Showtime White Boys In The Hood, STARZ Martin Lawrence First Amendment Stand Up

2) Where do you foresee yourself 12months from today?

Where do I see myself one year from now?  I see myself in full negotiations with the chain of Improv Comedy Clubs to try and bring an IMPROV COMEDY CLUB to Brooklyn.

3) What was one of the most memorable times in your life?

One of the most memorable times in my life was getting to meet Martin Lawrence after HE STOPPED HIS ENTOURAGE of bodyguards, friends, etc to CONGRATULATE me and my OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE on his show.  Also getting the chance to meet P. Diddy.

4) Given the resources, what one change would you make in the world & why?

I would love to stop racism!  And that’s in BLACK AND WHITE!  LOL

A.G. White

A.G.

5)  What do you think of my daily blog? (Message for my readers)

I really enjoy your daily blog!  Straight forward!  On point! However, I don’t read much on line, but I am not illiterate!

Martin Lawrence Presents 1st Amendment Stand-up promo

Bad Boys of Comedy Season 1-Episode 9

You can reach out to A.G. White @:
Facebook

Wow…AG, you are truly da man!! Can’t wait to see you live!! God Bless you & THANK YOU for your time sweets. C xx

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