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‘You need a passion for what you are creating:’ Meet the 23-year-old singer, model, and successful entrepreneur

Ashley Collins



CREDIT: Courtesy Lily Jay

MELBOURNE – A year after Australian pop star Lily Jay has released her single Renovate, featuring Australian rapper and song writer Mazuradi, the single has received great attention from Australian media. Hit Music Studios and Sony Music have declared Renovate as a nominee for the Song of Spring in Australia.

In our time when so many upcoming artists are struggling to make their name in the showbiz, we are blessed with opportunities like never before. The internet has helped to bring out thousands of stars over the years, not only in the entertainment business but in many different spheres. Today more new businesses are being established in the U.S. than ever before, all thanks to the internet, where literally anybody in the world could raise a business empire from nothing. Look at Jan Koum, the guy who founded WhatsApp Inc. and developed the app from his own savings, now worth $9.5 billion.

CREDIT: Courtesy Lily Jay

There are thousands who gained fame and money through the internet, but nothing comes easy, especially not in the entertainment business. Lily Jay is one such example, who’s not only a successful singer, dancer and model, but also an entrepreneur. At only 21, she founded The Hair Collective, a company that specializes in hand crafted wigs. Jay says “I believe that any business you pursue should be something you enjoy doing,”  “…You need a passion for what you are creating, otherwise you will never have the motivation to continue.”

This serves as a testament not only to pursuing the right career that you’ll enjoy, but also starting your own business, and especially pursuing the show business and becoming a public figure. You must love what you’re doing, because despite all hardships the passion for what you’re creating will always help you to keep moving forward. Jay shared a few words of wisdom on how she succeeded and what you need to keep in mind.

Get rid of any pressure

Jay has established her fame and business from nothing, and over the years she realized that the pressure we create ourselves has the greatest impact, she says:

“For me, sometimes I have to take a step back and release how far I’ve come and understand that nobody expects [me] to be perfect. We are human and we all make mistakes. I have to constantly remind myself to stop worrying what others think and to stop putting extra pressure on myself to succeed.”

We are human and we all make mistakes.

This applies to everybody, even top celebrities like Jay-Z, Oprah, Beyonce, Brad Pitt, or anyone else. We are all human and experience the same feelings, it’s important not to get lost in your emotions but learn to be in control.

Being active is important

Over the last few years Jay gained tremendous popularity among pop and R&B fans, as well as fashion and lifestyle followers. She has a growing fan base of over four hundred thousand people that interact with her on a regular basis. Jay says that a lot of musicians make the mistake of staying out of the radar when they have no new music to promote. However, that is a big mistake, because most often your fans will want to learn more about you and follow your lifestyle besides listening to your tracks. So it’s important to keep an active online presence across several social media channels like Instagram and Facebook. By interacting with your fans, adding interesting and engaging content, you will build their loyalty and spread your popularity even when you aren’t working on a new single or album.

Finally, it’s important to keep your head up, no matter what others think or say about you. Jay says “Don’t let people’s jealousy and ego get in the way of achieving your goals.” “..People will always want to see you fail.”


112-Year-Old Japanese Man Is World’s Oldest Living Male

The record holder’s granddaughter says he credits his longevity to sweets.

David Moye



A man in Ashoro, Japan, is being honored with an award that’s been a long time coming: Being recognized as the world’s oldest living male.

Masazo Nonaka, who was 112 years and 259 days as of April 10, has just officially been selected as the world’s oldest living male, according to Guinness World Records.

Nonaka replaces Francisco Nuñez Olivera of Spain, who was 113 when he died in January.

In his youth, Nanaka worked as a farmer and a lumberjack before running a hot springs inn that is still in the family.

He also raised two sons and three daughters with his wife, Hatsuno.

Nonaka’s granddaughter, Yuko Nonaka, said her grandfather credits his long life to sugar.

“He needs a wheelchair to move, but he is in good condition. He loves eating any kinds of sweets ― Japanese or Western style,” she said, according to The Telegraph. “He reads newspapers every day and often soaks in the hot springs.”

Nonaka had a sweet time accepting the age-old honor, mainly because he was served a cake, to which he responded, “Yum,” according to Guinness.

Japanese Masazo Nonaka, who was born 112 years and 259 days ago, receives a Guinness World Records certificate naming him the world’s oldest man during a ceremony in Ashoro, on Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido, in this photo taken by Kyodo April 10, 2018. Mandatory credit Kyodo/via REUTERS

Although Nonaka is the oldest living male, Guinness World Records said it currently has no female equivalent for the title since Violet Brown of Jamaica died last September at age 117.


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MMA Fighter Does Front Flip Off Knocked-Out Opponent, Gets Disqualified

“My mother has to see that,” an ashamed Drew Chatman said.

Ron Dicker



This MMA fighter just took bad sportsmanship to a whole new level.

In a Legacy Fighting Alliance match Friday, Drew Chatman had apparently won by knockout over Irvins Ayala in Cabazon, California.

So Chatman did what most fighters do after a victory ― he celebrated. Only he went way too far.

He used the prone Ayala as a human spring board, jumping off his back to perform a front flip. Chatman, 23, got disqualified for striking his opponent after the bell and unsportsmanlike conduct. Ayala was declared the winner, according to reports.

The California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) withheld Chatman’s $500 purse and suspended him 90 days, MMA Fighting noted.

“I don’t deserve to get paid for that,” Chatman told MMA Fighting. “It’s disappointing watching that. My mother has to see that.”

If it’s any consolation, Chatman’s initial moment of triumph happened on a fluke anyway. Ayala had taken him to the ground but knocked himself out on Chatman’s knee as he attempted to hit him.

Watch the craziness unfold above.


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Watch Blue Ivy Bid $19,000 On Art Like It’s No Big Deal

She showed Jay-Z and Beyoncé who’s the boss at an LA auction.

Ron Dicker



NEW YORK, NY – JANUARY 28: Recording artist Jay Z, daughter Blue Ivy Carter and recording artist Beyonce attend the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Madison Square Garden on January 28, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for NARAS)

This moment of Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s daughter bidding for art at an action is a masterpiece.

Watch below as Blue Ivy ups her offer of $17,000 to $19,000 for a painting of Sidney Poitier at last weekend’s Wearable Art Gala in Los Angeles. The 6-year-old was all-in, playfully wrestling her pop for the bidding paddle and dominating the scene through sheer charm.

Filmmaker and actor Tyler Perry won the bidding conducted by Star Jones on Saturday with a $20,000 counter, but Blue Ivy didn’t let that discourage her. She successfully bid $10,000 for another artwork, according to reports.

It was all for a worthy cause organized by Blue’s grandmother Tina Knowles and her husband, Richard Lawson. Proceeds benefited the Where Art Can Occur Theater Center.

Ya done good, kid. And props for the gold hat to match your mom’s gold dress.

Beyoncé & Blue tonight. #wearableartgala #wacotowakanda @wacotheater

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