Sunday, February 17, 2013

We Thank God For Dame Patience Jonathan, But...

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Dame Patience and Goodluck Jonathan at portrait unveiling

I am very happy for Dame Patience Jonathan. In a recent thanksgiving for her continued good health, she talked about her three months in the hospital, her near-death experience and how she survived thus:

“I remember when Chief Obasanjo was the President of the country, I was close to his late wife, Stella. We worshiped together in this chapel. It was a painful moment for me that time when she (Stella) died and her corpse was brought here. That was how my corpse would have been brought here. It was not an easy experience for me. I actually died, I passed out for more than a week. My intestine and tummy were opened.

“I am not Lazarus but my experience was similar to his. My doctors said all hope was lost. “A black doctor in London who is with us in this service was flown in when the situation became critical. It was God himself in His infinite mercy that said I will return to Nigeria. God woke me up after seven days.

Kim Kardashian in Nigeria - Blink and You Miss Her

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Seriously, I wonder why event promoters even bother sometimes. Like I said when the Williams sisters stopped over in Nigeria, "I wonder at the money spent on bringing international celebrities to Nigeria. Could the money be better used?" At least Serena and Venus were there for a few days and held tennis classes and  spoke at events about their sport.

That unfortunately cannot be said for Kim Kardashian. She spent barely an hour at the event she was invited for, just to take pictures with Darey, Tuface and Tiwa. I hope those who paid for the event felt they got their money's worth. Not to throw shade or anything, but what again is Kim K famous for? I want to say sex tape, but I won't. Oh yes, she runs a fashion business with her sisters, but I know her Nigerian visit was not to show/launch a clothes line or perfume.

I get it now, Nigeria will be a 2-second clip in the next season of her reality show. Maybe.

Networking on Social Media for African Entrepreneurs

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As part of the line up of events for this year’s social media week, Mayven PR in association with Social Media Week New York (SMWNYC), and IBOM LLC will be hosting a panel and networking session on social media for African entrepreneurs in New York City.

Currently in its fifth year, Social Media Week is a week-long worldwide event that explores the social, cultural and economic impact of social media in our ever changing and evolving world. Other cities participating in this leg of the event include Paris, Miami, Tokyo, Hamburg, Singapore, Milan, Copenhagen, Washington D.C, and Lagos. This is the first time, that an African city will be a part of this innovative, global platform and community that has come to be recognized for collaboration, learning and sharing of ideas and information.

Sons, Girlfriends, and Prospective Mothers-in-Law

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“I will kill you, kill you!” She screamed, as she tightened her grip on the knife.

It was a Saturday morning that started just like any other ordinary day but for Nike it was a special day – one that she did not look forward to. Will she like me? Won’t she think I’m too fat or too short? She thought to herself. She would have remained on the bed tossing and turning if not for the consistent vibration under her pillow. She tried to ignore it, but the vibration started to make her head buzz irritatingly. She gave up and reached for the phone under the pillow.


“Don’t tell me you’re still sleeping, I should be at your place in thirty minutes tops.” It was Niyi’s baritone.

Nike placed the phone down in a flash, without ending the call. She flew into the bathroom, grabbed her toothbrush and in between brushing her teeth and running her bath water – she brought out the prospective costumes for the day. The jeans and tank top was all wrong because she felt it would make her look unserious and the skirt suit was too severe, that will make her look too formal.

Who Knows Where I Can Find Icheku Fruit?

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It looks like a black valentine bouquet but it's just a bunch of a fruit I loved and would gorge on sometimes while still in Nigeria. I want some now! LOL...

Happy weekend people. Let's shake off and have some fun. This is called Icheku in Igbo, what is it called in your Nigerian or African language? Is there an English or botanical name? Most importantly, where can I find some to buy outside Nigeria, specifically in the USA North-west?

Yemi Blaq - February Man Candy #17

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Yemi Blaq is a versatile Nollywood actor, one of the best out there, and I watch out for his movies since his head-turning performance in Letters to a Stranger. His eyes, about tall, dark and handsome. Yemi is married, and I find it sexy that he often talks about his wife, who is a writer too :)

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Triple Chocolate Meltdown - A Sweet Treat

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This is a short post. The Triple Chocolate Meltdown desert is my weakness whenever we go out to eat. Once I see it on the menu, dinner looks even better and what I'm having for my sweet treat afterwards is settled. Doesn't it make you want to lick the screen? :)

Femi Fani-Kayode Blames Oscar Pistorius's Girlfriend

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Oscar Pistorius and Reeva Steencamp

Not only did Femi Fani-Kayode blame Reeva Steenkamp for her death, he also belittled her life and work, labeling her with all those names insecure "I must be an alpha male by force" types use for beautiful and/or opinionated women. Fani-Kayode is a former Nigerian minister, and still speaks and engages in some online political and social activism. He also seems to be a religious type, and some people consider him a moral role model. Well, as they say, we learn everyday. What a beauty social media is.

Femi Fani-Kayode wrote the message below on his Facebook page after the Feb. 14 event involving Oscar Pistorius and his now-dead girlfriend, Reeva Steencamp.

I have little doubt that Pistorius, who was a great achiever, a living icon, the greatest and best known African sportsman in world history and an absolute gentleman, was provoked into a murderous rage by his pretty little lover and that she played on his insecurities and inadequacies. These are the classic traits of the biblical “strange woman”- the destroyer of men’s dreams and destinies.

Only God knows who sent this creature from the sea into this great man’s life just to destroy it. For Pistorius it is all over. In one moment of blind rage he has lost everything and he has brought shame, disgrace, sorrow and infamy upon his name and that of his family. The blood he has shed will speak against him and his lineage forever. And all because of a sexy and pretty little model who the devil sent his way.

May the Lord deliver us all from the daughters of Jezebel, Delilah, Athalia and Yemoja".

Kefee's Beautiful - Music Video Romance

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I am sure this was dedicated to her husband, lovely!

Beyonce Talks Miscarriage and Motherhood in HBO Documentary

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Beyonce and Blue Ivy 

Beyonce's HBO documentary, Life Is But a Dream, is premiering today at 9 p.m. EST. In the run up to the show, screen shots of Beyonce carrying Blue Ivy have been released as  seen in the picture above. According to USMagazine, Beyonce also talks about an earlier miscarriage and how she got over it through writing songs.

"About two years ago, I was pregnant for the first time," the 17-time Grammy Award winner says. "And I heard the heartbeat, which was the most beautiful music I ever heard in my life. I picked out names," Beyonce continues. "I envisioned what my child would look like . . . I was feeling very maternal."

Sadly, something went wrong in the early stages of her pregnancy. "I flew back to New York to get my check up -- and no heartbeat," Beyonce says. "Literally the week before I went to the doctor, everything was fine, but there was no heartbeat."

I'm happy for her that the next pregnancy was a success. She looks great with Blue Ivy, who BTW, looks more like JayZ, the dad, than Beyonce :)