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Monday, 7 May 2007

Eucharia Anunobi + Idol Wa Jodie quote

"I cry when I get lonely. I cried that I did something wrong. I cried that after six years of marriage, it's broken up. I cried because I have nobody to cook for anymore. I cry that I have to carry my son all alone. I cry because God said marriages should not break, but mine is broken"
Star actress Eucharia Anunobi Ekwu tells Nigerian weekly Magazine, Encomium, on her failed marriage to Charles Ekwu, who disappeared from their matrimonial home without any notice to her. He was later spotted in Europe by people.

"Idol West Africa was a game and it can be one of chance. It does not mean that the other five were better than me or worked harder or made more friends. It could have been that those that were supposed to vote for me couldn't because they didn't have credit. I feel there's a reason for everything and I know God has a plan for me. It's not usually who comes first that makes it in life. I'm happy because I know I performed well. It's not that I got evicted because I didn't perform, I got evicted because I had less votes"

About Eucharia, I was going to say I would not cry over a man who walked out of our marriage without a second thought to me or the child we have together, but then I realised no matter how little a man treats you, if you sincerely love him, you will shed an ocean of tears for him, even when you know deep in your heart that he doesn't deserve your tears. Emotions is probably God's indirect punishment to us. When your emotions have been hurt, it will totally mess your whole being up. I know someone who was deeply hurt by her boyfriend of 3 years and now she only sleeps with men for money and dates women...she's totally damaged.

But seriously why did God create Emotions? To make us feel pain? To differentiate us from animals maybe? Emotions is great when it's positive...but when it's been toyed with? Let's move on...

About Jodie, "People who were supposed to vote for me couldn't because they didn't have credit". LOL to that statement. I really thought she was the strongest contender in Idol WA next to Timi. If only people who were supposed to vote for her had credit. Anyway, she's got talent. The sky can only be her limit.

Personality: Caroline Chikezie

I have been reading so much about this very sexy British Nigerian actress called Caroline Chikezie. I must confess I have never seen any of her movies, but I've read enough to know she is a successful actress in the UK who has successfully crossed over to the US. I read an interview where she said she's never been to Nigeria. Why now?

Those of you who live in the UK should know her.

Beautiful, 5 '10' Caroline was born 19 February 1979, in London, England, UK to Nigerian parents

Here are some of her movies...
"Torchwood" as Lisa (2 episodes, 2006-2007)
End of Days (2007) TV Episode as Lisa - Cyberwoman (2006) TV Episode as Lisa
Eragon (2006) as Nasuada
Breaking and Entering (2006) as Erika
Take 3 Girls (2006) as Spot
Æon Flux (2005) as Freya
The Mistress of Spices (2005) as Myisha
"Footballers' Wives" as Elaine Hardy (7 episodes, 2004)

I'm a big fan of Caroline. It's not easy to penetrate Hollywood, which she has managed to do. Anyone who has more info about her, please share it with the rest of us.

She's hot as hell. I wish I had boobs as big as that...cleavage for hear win.

10 Reasons to drink water + 20 interesting and useful water facts.

10 Reasons to Drink Water
1. Water is absolutely essential to the human body’s survival. A person can live for about a month without food, but only about a week without water.
2. Water helps to maintain healthy body weight by increasing metabolism and regulating appetite.
3. Water leads to increased energy levels. The most common cause of daytime fatigue is actually mild dehydration.
4. Drinking adequate amounts of water can decrease the risk of certain types of cancers, including colon cancer, bladder cancer, and breast cancer.
5. For a majority of sufferers, drinking water can significantly reduce joint and/or back pain.
6. Water leads to overall greater health by flushing out wastes and bacteria that can cause disease.
7. Water can prevent and alleviate headaches.
8. Water naturally moisturizes skin and ensures proper cellular formation underneath layers of skin to give it a healthy, glowing appearance.
9. Water aids in the digestion process and prevents constipation.
10. Water is the primary mode of transportation for all nutrients in the body and is essential for proper circulation.

20 Interesting and Useful Water Facts
1. Roughly 70 percent of an adult’s body is made up of water.
2. At birth, water accounts for approximately 80 percent of an infant’s body weight.
3. A healthy person can drink about three gallons (48 cups) of water per day.
4. Drinking too much water too quickly can lead to water intoxication. Water intoxication occurs when water dilutes the sodium level in the bloodstream and causes an imbalance of water in the brain.
5. Water intoxication is most likely to occur during periods of intense athletic performance.
6. Water consists of three atoms, 2 Hydrogen atoms and an Oxygen atom, that are bond together due to electrical charges.
7. While the daily recommended amount of water is eight cups per day, not all of this water must be consumed in the liquid form. Nearly every food or drink item provides some water to the body.
8. Soft drinks, coffee, and tea, while made up almost entirely of water, also contain caffeine. Caffeine can act as a mild diuretic, preventing water from traveling to necessary locations in the body.
9. Pure water (solely hydrogen and oxygen atoms) has a neutral pH of 7, which is neither acidic nor basic.
10. Water dissolves more substances than any other liquid. Wherever it travels, water carries chemicals, minerals, and nutrients with it.
11. Somewhere between 70 and 75 percent of the earth’s surface is covered with water.
12. Much more fresh water is stored under the ground in aquifers than on the earth’s surface.
13. The earth is a closed system, similar to a terrarium, meaning that it rarely loses or gains extra matter. The same water that existed on the earth millions of years ago is still present today.
14. The total amount of water on the earth is about 326 million cubic miles of water.
15. Of all the water on the earth, humans can used only about three tenths of a percent of this water. Such usable water is found in groundwater aquifers, rivers, and freshwater lakes.
16. There are two kinds of water; salt water and freshwater. Salt water contains great amounts of salt, whereas freshwater has a dissolved salt concentration of less than 1%. Only freshwater can be applied as drinking water
17. Water is the only substance that is found naturally on earth in three forms: liquid, gas, solid.
18. Frozen water is 9% lighter than water, which is why ice floats on water.
19. By the time a person feels thirsty, his or her body has lost over 1 percent of its total water amount.
20. The weight a person loses directly after intense physical activity is weight from water, not fat.

Before March 2007, I was a coke addict. Coke as in Coke, Fanta, Sprite etc. Not the other coke o lol. I couldn't go a day without taking at least 3 bottles of any brand of soft drink until a friend gave me a book on water. My life has completely changed. Now I take at least two bottles a day lol.

But seriously water is great for our body. I listed only 10, but there are a million and one reasons to why we should all drink alot of water. I have definitely increased my water intake. And I'm also trying very hard to stop reduce my sugar intake. There are so many reasons why too much sugar isn't good for our body.

You have any water experience, advice, more reasons to drink water, etc please do share it with us

Leave your comments here!

I don't know what I did yesterday while uploading entertainment and world news...there doesn't seem to be any place to leave comments on those posts. So if there's something you want to say, leave your comments here. Better still, someone can just tell me what to do to rectify the problem.

By the way, I just discovered how to use colours. Never knew it existed. Bush girl right? I discover new things everyday. If there's something else you know that you think I don't know i.e I've never used on my blog before, please feel free to pass your knowledge.

Meanwhile story plenty for una o. Things are happening in the entertainment industry in Naija. I'll give you all the gists later, for now I want to attend to money business matters.

let's meet later today for more gossip and gists.

See y'all later

Sunday, 6 May 2007

Entertainment News

Paris Hilton will be off to jail on June 5th 2007, to serve 45 days, for violating her parole. She was cught driving with a suspended licence. Her lawyers want to go appeal to avoid jail time for the hairess but something tells me the prosecuting team are extremely determined to see her serve jail time. If Paris does not show up on June 5th at her jail house, she will be sentenced to another 90 days in jail. She was said to have started crying after the judge gave the sentence on Friday May 4th. Does she deserve to go to jail?

Britney Spears tried to make a return to the stage last week at the House of Blues. Her reviews were poor though. I think she needs to straighten herself out before trying to make a come back.

Usher's mum Jonetta Patton can't stand Usher's fiancee Tameka Foster. Right now, mother and son are said not to be on speaking terms. But now Usher's 40 something year old mama is engaged to a 32 year old former boxer from Houston named Eric Carr. This has further made things worse between them as Usher is not happy with the fact that his future stepfather is almost at old as he is. Maybe his mum is trying to get back at him for wanting to marry a woman almost as old as she is.

Melanie Brown AKA Scary Spice is telling friends she wants to surprise Eddie Murphy at the Shrek 3 premiere on May 18th in Hollywood. Scary Spice is down to publicly confront Eddie about being the father of her child, Angel Iris Murphy Brown. The crazy man has still not recognised the little girl as his. I hope she does it!

Akon's concert has been cancelled by it's sponsors, Verizon, after a video showed him aggressively dancing with that 14 year old her at a concert in Trinidad. The media are now calling it a "simulated rape". Also because Akon opens for Gwen Stefani's Verizon sponsored tour, they dumped sponsorship of her tour as well.

The media is reporting that this cute little boy in the picture above is Jay z's son with a Trinidad and Tobago woman Shanelle Scott. This boy looks under five. Beyonce and Jay z have been together for five years. What's that? Meanwhile Jay Z has yet to accept the boy is his.

I love this picture of Ms Angelina Jolie-Pitt staring adoringly at her life-partner and baby daddy, Brad Pitt, as they share a romantical dinner on their first night in Prague. The whole family is in town to support Angelina as she shoots her new film, Wanted.

Time recently released their list of '100 most influential people in the world'. Tyra Banks, Oprah Winfrey, Tina fey, Osama Bin Laden, America Ferrera, Shonda Rhimes, Barack Obama, Condelisa Rice and 92 others were on the list. But guess what? The American president, George W Bush was shuned by Time. Americans are as mad as hell and have threatened to boycott the magazine.

50 Cent's little son Marquise aka 25 cent has just been signed to G-Unit and will have an album out around Christmas supposedly. His first single will be called "I Wanna Get With You" and will hit airwaves in October.

On Friday May 4th, false reports said that Jay-Z was involved in a horrible plane crash on his way to the De La Hoya fight in Vegas. A plane did go down but Jay Z was not on it. Thank God.

Lindsay Lohan, fresh from rehab, has been pictured taking part in a marathon cocaine. She was said to have snorted 20 lines of cocaine in one night alone. She was caught on tape as she snorted the Class A drug at the exclusive Teddy's nightclub in Hollywood's Roosevelt Hotel. Poor girl.

World News.

Queen Elizabeth in the US
The Queen of England has started a six-day tour of the US. This will be her first official visit to the US in 16 years, as the last time she set foot on American was in 1991. Her busy programme will see her take part in the 400th anniversary celebrations at the Jamestown settlement, the first permanent English colony in the US.
Her final destination is Washington where she will meet President Bush and the First Lady.

Nasa pictures
A Nasa spacecraft has sent stunning pictures of Jupiter and its moons back to Earth. The shots - taken from more than a million miles away - include this one of the volcanic moon Io.

Sir Bobby Robson Diagnosed with cancer
Former England football manager Sir Bobby Robson has been diagnosed with cancer for the fifth time.
The 74-year-old has battled the disease on and off for the last 15 years, having undergone surgery four times.He was said to have started a six-week course of chemotherapy treatment last week after doctors discovered small cancerous nodules in his lungs. But
Sir Bobby has vowed to carry on with his life as normal and will attend his annual charity golf day in Portugal next week before celebrating his 52nd wedding anniversary next month with wife Elsie.

Premature twins survive
Two premature identical twins, one born only a third the size of his brother, have beaten huge odds to survive.
Lincoln Ryman weighed just 1lb 2oz (530g) when he was born 11 weeks early along with his big brother, Byron, who weighed 3lb 6oz (1.5kg). Blood was flowing from Lincoln to Byron, putting both in danger. Doctors gave Lincoln a one in three chances of survival because he was so small. Despite his very low weight and needing heart surgery after he was born, Lincoln is now thriving, as is his brother.

US hit by Tornado
A new wave of tornadoes has hit at least six counties in the central US, a day after a massive tornado devastated a small town in southern Kansas. 95% of the town of Greensburg was destroyed. Nine people in two counties were killed on Friday night as winds of up to 250mph (400km/h) tore buildings from their foundations and uprooted trees. Warnings were issued overnight for Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota and Iowa.

Spider Man 3 breaks record
"Spider-Man 3" sold a record $59 million worth of tickets during its first day of release across North America, and is on track to break the industry mark for an opening weekend. The highly anticipated superhero saga opened in the United States and Canada (Nigeria) on Friday May 4th. The North American one-day opening-weekend records were held by July 2006 smash hit "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest," with respective sums of $55.8 million and $135.6 million.

Little girl missing
Three year old Madeleine McCann who was on holiday with her parents went missing from her family's rented Portuguese holiday apartment in the Algarve village of Praia Da Luz, on Thursday night May 3rd while her parents were eating dinner less than a minute's walk away. Pictures of the little girl has been released to the media by her devastated parents. A colleague of Madeleine's mother has offered a £100,000 reward for anyone who finds her.

Paris Hilton off to jail
It's no longer news that on Friday May 4th, a judge sentenced Paris Hilton to 45 days in jail Fri for violating her probation. The judge's ruling excluded her from paying to serve time in a jail of her choice, which is allowed in cases like this. 26year old Paris was arrested last year Sept. 7 after appearing intoxicated and failing a sobriety test. Her blood-alcohol was a level of 0.08 percent, the level at which an adult driver is in violation of the law. She was sentenced to 36 months' probation, alcohol education and $1,500 in fines.She was not to drive but Paris was caught driving on suspended licence on January 15 and February 27thtrol. Paris was also required to enroll in an alcohol education program by February 12. As of April 17, she had not enrolled. So now she's off to jail which begins June 5th. You think she deserves it?

Crashed Kenyan plane
Also a Boeing 737-800 aircraft, a Kenyan Airways passenger plane which was carrying 114 people from more than 20 countries, went missing on Saturday after leaving Douala airport bound for Nairobi in torrential rain. It was reported to have come down in thick jungle after takeoff in Central African Douala. The aircraft, which was only six months old, was carrying 105 passengers and nine crew, including Africans, Chinese, Indians, Europeans and an American. Six Nigerians were on board. It had been due to land in Nairobi at 6:15 a.m on Saturday. Kenya Airways has three 737-800s in its fleet and said they had not decided whether to ground the others

French elections begin
The French have begun voting in the second and final round of their country's most hotly contested presidential election in recent times. Segolene Royal for the socialists and conservative Nicolas Sarkozy are bidding to succeed Jacques Chirac, who has been president for 12 years. The first round brought 85% of the electorate out to vote, the highest turnout for 40 years.

Friday, 4 May 2007

Got Ya! + Linda Ikeji Pictures

Got y'all!!! I played a trick on you abiti baba lol.

I'm so so sorry for being so so naughty. My 'I won't be blogging for a while' was just a joke. And everyone bought it...hey yah!!! Make una no vex abeg, I was just playing...see all the loving comments I got. I even got a comment from Nigeria Politricks, he's never left a comment on my blog before, that was an achievement. Set and Lurlar, I deleted your comments by mistake, with the way I'm craving for comments, loosing two was very very painful...but I saw your comments and I appreciate it.

Sweethearts, Linda ain't going nowhere, I'm here to stay. This is what I love doing, and I'll keep doing till I can't do it anymore.

I was just teasing, people. I actually wanted to achieve two things, tease you and have so many people pray for me. You put me in your prayers, tell the truth, tell the truth.lol. I've been laughing all day I'm sorry you guys, I told y'all I was a little crazy abi?

I even got an email from someone who said he almost had a heart attack when he read I won't be blogging for a while. The silly nice man has never dropped a comment...what happened to that heart attack? Just kidding sweets.

But seriously am I a genius or what? lol. I hope I am the first blogger to play this trick. Any other blogger done this before? Yes? No? I'm sorry if I got some of you worried. I know there are a few of you out there who care about me even though you do not know me. I promise I will won't do this again.

To compensate y'all, I've posted 35 of my modeling pictures. I'm sure some of you don't know I was one of the top models in Nigeria in my time. I started modeling at age 17 in 1998 and quit in 2005.

I modelled for every designer who was actively involved in the Nigerian fashion industry. I travelled to all parts of Nigeria and some West African countries for shows. I featured in several calendars, billboards and TV Commercials. I miss those days.

60% percent of my pictures are gone. Either through journalists who did interviews, took pictures and never returned them, or friends who took them when I wasn't watching. I also lost so many memorable pictures when my album was beaten by rain, but I was able to salvage some.

Here are some of them, pardon the untidiness and bad quality, it all came from an almost damaged old album. If you aren't interested: SKIP. If you are: ENJOY!

My first fashion show. Silverbird International Fashion Show June 1998

Silverbird International Fashion Show 1999

For Meggitto, Nigerian Fashion Show 2000.

For Jimi Delaja, St Moritz Style Selection 2002

For Nigerian Broadcasting Commission, Abuja 2000. I'm 3rd from the left

For Regalia

For Elegance Ankara

For Tiffany Amber

With some of my models after a photosession

For Labanella

For designer, Rose of Sharon

For Rose of Sharon

For Monami, for St Moritz Style Selection 2001

For Zizi Ethnic Clothing

Nigerian Fashion show 2000, for designer Meggitto. She won that year's competition for Designer of The Year. This were the outfits that clinched her the award.

For Bijoux Boutique

For one of Nigeria's most successful designers, Mudi


For Dakova

with John Fashanu and top male model, Tunji Oni

My prestige billboard

With one of my best friends, Denrele Edun. Unilag 2000

As an usher for 7up. 1999

with my bodyguards soldier friends

For Rimali billboard

For Mudi

My 21st birthday. 2face is standing right behind top Nollywood actor Emeka Enyiocha. Faze is standing beside Jazzman at the extreme left. Sound Sultan, Lexxy Doo and LD Extra large are also in the pix

The launch of my company, Blackdove.

My Magazine Launch, with Chief Mrs Opral Benson and Ohaneze ndi igbo of Lagos

My Last fashion show, Red, Bold and Jazzy 2005 for Frank Osodi

This was the last time I went to the studio (2005). I need to go back and take real professional pix and let y'all see it.

So I fine or I no fine?

To anonymous and co who say I've been dropping hints that all's not well with me, trust me, everything is well with me at this point in my life. I feel blessed and happy with myself. I 've made over 500 new friends (my site meter tells me that), I have a man in my life who deeply loves and supports me, my business is growing, my mag is about to hit the stands, all my loved ones are alive and healthy, what more could I ask for? Ok...I can ask for more comments. So I'm asking! lol

I'm off to go have me a crazy, loving weekend.

Have a fun filled weekend everyone.

See y'all later


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