Avril’s nude photos…. just new age shock marketing

There is so much nudity on TV these days…I just sit there and shake my fist.

Marketing gimmick or campus project?

Nyambura Nyambura Nyambura…. Why did you put out or allow to have these nude, or semi-nude if we are going to split hairs, photos taken.

Maybe I should just try to answer that question myself…..

We live in a funny age, a time in which a boy who sings like a girl has 6,000,000 followers on twitter, that is six times the saintly Dalai Lama does, and he actually has something to teach this selfish world, this is an age in which supposedly masculine men are wearing nut-hugging jeans that their sisters would have to hop around like in a sack race to barely get into, an age in which the biggest pop star, Lady gaga, claims to be a dyke who may or may not be transsexual, a time in which it’s acceptable for Kanye to release pictures of his penis to promote an upcoming album.

Who has nude pics and sex tapes ever hurt really?

Kim Kardashian’s money spinning party hosting and now pop career was set on its way via a sex tape with C-list singer Ray J, Paris Hilton gained notoriety and fame and ultimately made money off a sex tape, nude photos of just about every singer who has fallen off badly are seemingly an acceptable way to revive interest in one’s career. Locally, Kaz never really lost anything, besides her dignity if you believe her, by having her nude photos “leaked” on the internet. She might even have gained a few fans who have a penchant for seeking out nudity as opposed to listening to afro-fusion.

So why are we surprised that Avril has some nude photos on some facebook profile aptly named “Avrils Nipols”? A girl has to try and jumpstart a fledgling career you know. After all in this fickle music industry that we have, where people are know more for bling than for actual talent, and where the most popular group basically puts out different songs with the same basic and weak concept (kushoto kulia, hapa kule, kare….. SMH!) who is to blame somebody who is sharp enough to know a picture is worth a thousand kapuka throw-aways.

I encourage more of our femcees and divas to embrace this new-age marketing gimmick, not, just, because I enjoy seeing nude photos or tapes, but because it is about the only way to catch the attention of a generation with hyper ADD. And am not surprised that the Avril photos have a lesbian twist to them, after all the most popular female rapper/autotune garbage peddler out now also pretends to be a bisexual.

 

Oh, Avril claims to have done the photos as part of a course in campus….. what campus? The L-Word University of sexology? Try again sister.

And thank you for the photos, I won’t be checking out your music though

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  1. #1 by shikomsa on November 11, 2010 - 9:17 am

    More please?

    • #2 by Wes on November 11, 2010 - 9:41 am

      Too much of something ain’t good for the soul….. or something like that

  2. #3 by SupremeGREAM on November 11, 2010 - 9:21 am

    Am no expert at viral marketing and if that was the intention which I dont believe it was, its a massive fail. Kenyan society has not reached there yet. Avril was reckless just like Kaz. She is dumb too for falling into such a situation. Romp all you can its ok so long as you keep it to yourself and your partner. The rest is between you and your conscience. Has it occured to you that this could have been a three some? None of the two are holding a camera? Attention seeking? I am not falling for it. Am not rushing to a store looking for her music.

    • #4 by Wes on November 11, 2010 - 9:39 am

      while being no expert at marketing either, we all know the cliche that any publicity is good publicity, remember even Fishburne’s daughter putting out a porn movie with a dude called Brian Pumper in the hope of launching a career in the mould of Kardashian.
      Avril might not get me and you to listen to her, but she has her name in our mouths which is a first step, next time I’m passing by a store I might be curious to see if she can actually sing. Next time a video of her pops up on TV I might give it a listen instead of switching to another channel immediately, and who know, I might see something in her music in that interval.
      And definitely there was a guy holding the camera, maybe the lecturer supervising her coursework….

  3. #5 by bros on November 11, 2010 - 9:22 am

    Damn! Those n*****s damn! am all h***y now…

  4. #6 by Kay on November 11, 2010 - 9:31 am

    She said that? where?…campus course i mean.

    • #7 by Wes on November 11, 2010 - 9:42 am

      so says the media grapevine….. (a source who cannot be named as he is not authorized to speak to bloggers on behalf of a media house)

  5. #8 by rawsykes on November 11, 2010 - 9:49 am

    what do you expect from an artist that has recorded low sales on a single she thinks is a hit! I even dought if she has what it takes to bring back any award home from the MAMAs or the KORA awards………kibaya chajitembeza kizuri chajiuza>

  6. #9 by rawsykes on November 11, 2010 - 9:50 am

    what do you expect from an artist that has recorded low sales on a single she thinks is a hit! I even dought if she has what it takes to bring back any award home from the MAMAs or the KORA awards………kibaya chajitembeza kizuri chajiuza ……..get yoiur act together theres nothing like Marketing strategy here but tiz character suicide

  7. #10 by Songi on November 11, 2010 - 11:35 am

    Eeeh, hizo ma jegi ziko poa. I thought she had nothing coz non of her song are nice….am even not sure why Ogopa insist on her but anyway, is this the example she wants to send to our youths?

  8. #11 by Bad on November 11, 2010 - 1:38 pm

    Pure advertising,if it aint she’d b nude like Kaz ws in them pic..

  9. #12 by gooner on November 11, 2010 - 1:39 pm

    was this other “lady” not done a pre “course-work” on her hair…she looks like a maid,and on dat other foto,”avril’s”(if she rily is da one),pantie looks like a boy’s cut out

  10. #13 by deewinc on November 11, 2010 - 3:53 pm

    ADOBE….very easy

  11. #14 by McGothic on November 11, 2010 - 8:39 pm

    I agree wt SupremeGREAM, aint gettin her music ny time soon (xept mayb if she switchez to rock). And y doesnt any1 c that she is as high as f*#k? 4 one, if I ws a celeb n wantd publicity in this kinda way, I wldnt wea granny pantys. She may hav bn a victim of being drugd. . .the sheMale with her does look mischevious. And cnt any1 c the pics wea shez on top? She aint doin nuthin *I can tell* I neva heard ha bt I believe shez a victim.

  12. #15 by joe on November 12, 2010 - 12:30 pm

    Boo-freakin-hoo. Its a crazy world, yes, it is a crazy world, she was bold enough to live her fantasy. Are you bold enough? The public’s reaction is a testament to why we remain a third world country, focus on real issues people.

  13. #16 by Vas on November 14, 2010 - 11:54 am

    Wow

  14. #17 by prycetag on November 15, 2010 - 11:21 am

    i want!

  15. #18 by roy on November 23, 2010 - 7:48 am

    and the way that other chick is ugly

  16. #19 by anaconda on November 26, 2010 - 4:55 am

    i like it alot

  17. #20 by victor on November 27, 2010 - 4:16 pm

    its bad 4 a celeb

  18. #21 by hesbon on December 5, 2010 - 12:45 pm

    Look at your own life and ask yourself if focusing on becoming more focused has produced positive results for you

  19. #22 by josh on April 23, 2011 - 12:14 pm

    fuck you gal you suck..you all the same biatchez.

  20. #23 by Chudi Ndegwa on June 24, 2011 - 2:31 am

    Publicity stunt gone bad.

  21. #24 by George on December 9, 2011 - 3:11 pm

    its pure genius if you think abt it

  22. #25 by katrina on February 28, 2012 - 10:56 am

    Surely! Nyambura

  23. #26 by katrina on February 28, 2012 - 11:01 am

    U will only hear peoples comments wen satin goes astray……1 Ur advices r also important b4 sam1 goeswrong. Avril only miracles will wak…ol da bst

  24. #27 by Martin mwangi on March 5, 2012 - 12:38 am

    like it yea!

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