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Whats the play? with Anthony 'Play' Douglas

NIGHTLIFE: Mr. Play (left) and footballer Timothy Fosu-Mensah

LAST WEEK, I came across a new crazy viral sensation called, 'For the [opposite sex private parts]' challenge. Basically, people rap or freestyle about the things they would do for said private part. There are all types of people including celebrities (some that I thought wouldn't) getting involved.

Due to the topic, it stands to reason that some are getting upset and taking offence while others are taking it as a lighthearted joke and seeing the funny side.

When I saw the Erykah Badu & Michael Blackson and a few other celeb videos, I actually thought it was pretty funny, however I've since seen kids participating in the challenge and I definitely stood on the side of the offended when I saw those.

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Have you seen the challenge? It's all over the Internet at the moment. How do you feel about it? And have you seen the flip side of it, where people are talking about what they'd do, 'For the people'? Absolutely loving all of these. Check the hashtag on Insta - #ForThePeople.

Last weekend, I went to Manchester to DJ at a club called The Lounge, a popular spot that finishes at 7am. When I got sent my DJ time (which was 4am for 90mins) I thought it was a typo from my agent, but no, it wasn't a mistake, it was real.

I was thinking 'no way, is there going to be people still around at that time?' Ha! Oh how wrong I was - the place was jumping. I myself was struggling to actually stay awake!

What made it all worth it was seeing Manchester United defender (who's currently on loan to Crystal Palace) Timothy Fosu-Mensah. If you've been paying any attention you'll know that I'm a Manchester United fan, so I was like...'Yes Manchester - if these are the people you've got for me I'll be back ASAP!'.


BBALL: Mr Play (right) at a London Lions basketball game

As I am a Resident DJ for the Lion London's Basketball team, I couldn't hangout in Manchester and really enjoy it as I wanted to since I had to drive back early Sunday morning in order to make the game.

En route back to London I met the boxing promoter behind Anthony Joshua, Eddie Hearn. Cool, down to earth guy. We exchanged a few words but time wasn't on my side... Eddie, we'll meet again and maybe talk about how we could work on a project in the future.


LINK UP: Mr Play (left) and Eddie Hearn

October is Black History Month in the UK. We all know black history is more then just a month but many see it as an opportunity to highlight, educate and shine a light on black history throughout the world.

Currently, there's a campaign taking place called Black British Motherhood (#BBMotherhood) where mothers are being encouraged to share their stories of black British motherhood, black history and how it has impacted them. It's being run by a collaborative team of black British mother bloggers in conjunction with Motherhood Reconstructed.


SUPPORT: Black British Motherhood

You should definitely go and check it out on Instagram via @motherhood_rx or @mumsthatslay_crew @kikiblahblah @heyisthatme @srosegregory @maison_archives @denise_rawls_london hashtag #BBMotherhood.

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