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Friday, November 30, 2007

Future Award Nominees + Naija and Foreign Entertainment News

This weekend I'm going to spoil you all with so much blogging. I'm taking a little rest from a hectic two weeks almost non stop work. This weekend it's just me, blogging, sleeping, eating, blogging...no going out!

So to the Future Awards. I got nominated...woooooooooooow! This is so cool! I'm so excited...so lost for words. All I'll say is thank you to anyone who helped put my name on that list...I'm so honoured. Thanks to the organisers of the event. I don't care if I win, being nominated is good enough for me.

Check out the other nominees.

Professional of the Year
Ike Ochonogor – FedEx
Temitope Ogunfayo – Procter & Gamble
Adebayo Omole – Matrix Solicitors
Boye Olawoye - Investment Banking Group
Lola Talabi – Cadbury Nigeria
Bode Makanjuola – Caverton Group
Omowale David Ashiru - Accenture
Noble Igwe – Virgin Nigeria

Artist of the Year
Karo Akpokiere
Jide Alakija
TY Bello
Ogunnubi Babadeji
Chukwuma Ngene
Seyi Taylor
Adolphus Opara
Abraham Oghobase

Music Producer of the Year
Alex Yangs
Don Jazzy
Mosa
ID Cabassa
Jeremiah Gyang
Wole Oni
Jokaynie
Mr. Daz

Screen/Programme Producer of the Year
Mak Kusare – AveHill
Michael Oyeyiola - Soundcity
Lamide Opere – Nigezie
Seke Somolu – Wetin Dey
Effiong Eton - Silverbird
Soji Ogunnaike – Real Time
Joke Jaiyesimi – Hip TV
Nasir Muazu – BBC

Musician of the Year
Obiwon
Olu Maintain
Konga
Ashionye
Psquare
Dbanj
De Indispensables
Faze

Best Use of Technology
Adejuwon Saheed
Femi Odewunmi
Ayorinde Olalekan
Mubarak Mohammed Abdulahi
Icebox Studios
Olufemi Akande
Odufuye Bamidele
Seun Medunoye

Best Use of Advocacy
Emmanuel Etim
Toyosi Akerele
Temidayo Israel
Olatorera Majekodunmi
Adeola Akinremi
UNITeS
Oyebisi O. Babatunde
Amina Alli

Entrepreneur of the Year
Abiodun Ajibola - CGMIE Consulting
Tosin Dekalu – Lady Cobbler
Funke Awobokun – Cocktails In & Out
Funke Bucknor – Zaphaire Events
Gbenga Ashiru – Nebula Media
Bukola Adubi – Miccom Resorts
Chika Nwobi – Mtech
Mosunmola Umoru – Honeysuckles PTL

On-Air Personality of the Year
Adaure Achumba
Keke Adenuga
Nike Coker
Lamide Akintobi
Denrele Edun
Mike Magic
Gbemi Olateru-Olagbegi
Ebuka Obi-Uchendu

Journalist of the Year
George Elijah Otumu – The Week
Ayeni Adekunle – Thisday
Azuh Amatus – The Sun
Abdulkareem Baba-Aminu – Daily Trust
Adedeji Ademigbuji – National Standard
Nonye Iwuagwu – The Punch
Samson Adeoye – The Guardian
Julie Odia - Simply Woman

Best Use of Goodwill
TELD
Generation 4 Change
Do Sumthing Positive
Utopia
AIPA- Against Illiteracy Poverty and AIDS
Shade Ladipo
Omowunmi Agagu
Ngozi Ekeh

Entrepreneur of the Year (Beauty & Style)
Omoyemi Akerele
Toni Payne
Okunoren Twins
Muyiwa Osindero
Banke Meshida
Linda Ikeji
Lisa Folawiyo
Bunmi Oyeniyi

Actor of the Year
Genevieve Nnaji
Ini Edo
Funke Akindele
Ali Nuhu
Osita Iheme
Mike Ezuruonye
Oge Okoye
Nonso Diobi

Magazine of the Year
RISEJuice
Bubbles
Applause
Dynamix
Acada
Tripz
Blast

Young Person of the Year
Mikel Obi
TY Bello
Oluchi Orlandi
D’banj
Chika Nwobi
Toni Payne
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Mubarak Muhammed Abdulai

"The Future..." belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams...

Goodluck to all nominees.

Naija Entertainment News
There's really nothing much happening in the Naija entertainment scene at the moment...just managed to get y'all some news...and decided to spice it up with some foreign entertainment news...enjoy!

They say P-Square's new album, Game Over, has sold over 1.5 million copies since it was released about three weeks back. I.5 million? They say the first 100, 000 copies was bought by Obaino Music at the rate of N50 per CD and he sold everything at the rate of N55 in less than one hour. The second batch that arrived the second day, 900, 000 copies, was sold in less that six days. More copies have been printed and sold...total 1.5 million? Pls don't doubt this story, in a country of over 140 million people...1.5 is possible. Congrats to them.

Folake Coker celebrates 10 years in business. To celebrate the milestone, she is staging a show on Saturday Dec 8, 2007. I'll get you details of the show later.


Rumour has it that Daystar Christian Center overseer, Reverend Sam Adeyemi, will soon take delivery of a multi-million naira private jet. They say he just ordered a SAAB 300 luxury 16 seater jet, worth millions of naira. He needs the jet to spread the gospel across the globe.

Still speaking of pastors, popular man of God and one of my favourite preachers, Matthew Ashimolowo just opened a multi million naira church in Accra, Ghana. Great!

Pasuma honoured. Popular fuji musician Wasiu Alabi Pasuma just turned 40. A lavish birthday party was held for him yesterday at All Seasons Plaza, Ikeja and artistes like Adewale Ayuba, Weird MC, Olu Maintain performed. Since watching Passo on celebrity takes 2, I've fallen inlove with him. Such a character. lol.


Sasha is also set to to debut with a 13 track album entitled First Lady. Look out for that.
Ryhthm 93.7 DJ and rapper Kemistry is getting set to release her album which she titled Nuclear Weapon. Watch out for that!
African China has also released his new album called London Fever...anyone surprised about the title? It was released on Nov 16th without any media hype. Go check it out!

Ruggedman is said to have quit his management company NOW music. His reason for leaving is because he doesn't like the idea of parting with 20 percent of his income whenever he is invited for a show since he claimed to get all the shows himself. Well...when you think about it maybe he's got a point


Foreign Entertainment News
Flawless Beyonce. Aint she looking banging?

24 year old professional football player, Sean Taylor, was shot on Monday Nov 26th, at his home by someone believed to be a muggler. Although another school of thought believe he was killed by the kkk. He died the next day at the hospital.
A naked Brad Pitt. Yum indeed!

“I don’t want to be embarrassed when my kids are old enough to see my films. I can’t see any more nude scenes [in my future].”
- Brad Pitt

R Kelly is at it again...with little girls. His publicist just quit! Because Mr Kells is...?...her 19year old daughter. That's the girl pictured with him above. Seriously, hasn't this guy learnt anything? In Naija we say 'na wa o'!

Guess who the girl on the right is. 14 year-old Bobbi Christina. Whitney and Bobby's only child, smoking “something”. At only 14? God help her!

Usher and Tameka Foster welcomed a baby boy Monday night. Congrats to the couple. What I love most about the picture is the look on Tameka's face..if looks could kill, that chic would be dead...lol! 'Get off my man you b...h'? could she have been thinking that? lol

Will Smith and Tyler Perry ranked in the top ten of Entertainment Weekly’s 50 Smartest People in Hollywood list.
1. Judd Apatow, director/writer/producer

2. Steven Spielberg, director/producer

3. James Cameron, director/producer

4. Ari Emanuel, partner of the Endeavor Agency

5. Will Smith, actor/producer

6. Meryl Streep, actor

7. Peter Rice, president of Fox Searchlight

8. Tyler Perry, actor/director/writer/producer

9. David Heyman, producer

10. John Knoll, visual-effects supervisor of Industrial Light & Magic

Halle Berry's classic looks. She's pictured here for her holiday diamond campaign. Diamonds...one day sha!

Akon will face criminal charges after his crowd tossing incident back in June. Akon body-slammed some kid from the crowd at Fishkill-based WSPK (104.7 FM)’s annual KFEST concert at Dutchess Stadium in New York. A girl was injured and suffered from a concussion, and now Akon must appear in a Fishkill, NY court Monday morning for arraignment.
He’ll just be charged with a misdemeanor for endangering the welfare of a minor and second-degree harassment.

Linda Hogan, Hulk Hogan's wife of 25years has filed for divorce from the wrestler. That's sad!

Rihanna looks...? I thought that shoe was inappropriate for the dress...the colour of the shoe I mean...what do do u think?

Also, I hear one of my favourite rockers of all time, Bryan Adams and one of my favourite models of all time, Elle Macpherson, are dating. I hope it's true. They'll rock together.

That's all for today...I'm serious, I'll spoil you guys with blogging this weekend...just to make up for the absense...hopefully you won't beg me to stop...lol.

See y'all tomorrow. Kisses!

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

What an ass! +Typical Nigerians + Vocabulary

Hey everyone, my blogging has been scanty in the last week or so...I know...it's work!

But I'll make it up to u guys! Will bring u the latest gossip in Naija...soon!

Meanwhile, Someone tell me that ass ain't for real...it can't be, right?


Is it? what do u think?

Typical Nigerians...lots of laughter!!!
Check it out!
Anambra I-pod





How to get hot water in Ibadan
Kano ambulance
Calabar Trailer
Sokoto- The new Toyota




Widen your vocabulary
I'm learning a lot from these...check it out
"ClassiC DefinitionS & CooL MeaningS"
1. Cigarette -
A pinch of tobacco rolled in paper with fire at one end & a fool at the other.
2. Love Affairs -
Something like cricket where one-day internationals are more popular than a five-day test.
3. Marriage -
It's an agreement in which a man loses his bachelor's degree and a woman gains her master's.
4. Lecture -
An art of transferring information from the notes of the lecturer to the notes of the students without passing through "the minds of either".
5. Conference -
The confusion of one man multiplied by the number present.
6. Compromise -
The art of dividing a cake in such a way that everyone believes he got the biggest piece.
7. Tears -
The hydraulic force by which masculine will-power is defeated by feminine water-power .
8. Dictionary -
A place where divorce comes before marriage.
9. Ecstasy -
A feeling when you feel you are going to feel a feeling you have never felt before.
10. Classic -
A book which people praise, but do not read.
11. Smile -
A curve that can set a lot of things straight.
12. Office -
A place where you can relax after your strenuous home life.
13. Yawn -
The only time some married men ever get to open their mouth.
14. Etc. -
A sign to make others believe that you know more than you actually do.
15. Committee -
Individuals who can do nothing individually and sit to decide that nothing can be done together.
16. Experience -
The name men give to their mistakes.
17. Atom Bomb -
An invention to end all inventions.
18. Philosopher -
A fool who torments himself during life, to be spoken of when dead.
19. Diplomat -
A person who tells you to go to hell in such a way that you actually look forward to the trip.
20. Opportunist -
A person who starts taking bath if he accidentally falls into a river.
21. Optimist -
A person who while falling from Eiffel Tower says in midway "See I am not injured yet."
22. Pessimist -
A person who says that O is the last letter in ZERO, instead of the first letter in word OPPORTUNITY .
23. Miser -
A person who lives poor so that he can die rich.
24. Father -
A banker provided by nature.
25. Criminal -
A guy no different from the rest... except that he got caught.
26. Boss -
Someone who is early when you are late and late when you are early.
27. Politician -
One who shakes your hand before elections and your confidence after.
28. Doctor -
A person who kills your ills by pills, and kills you with his bills.
29. Computer Engineer -
One who gets paid for reading such mails......!
Hope everything is going well with you? Thank God!
See you soon!

Monday, November 26, 2007

Baileys! + Naija Entertainment gist

Been MIA since Thursday! Very unusual of me. Sorry you guys, just had a million and one things to do this weekend. Most of the time I was working but I got invited to a party yesterday by my sis, Vera.

One thing I can say for sure about my sis is that she knows how to catch her groove. Me, I have no social life...I hardly go out...which isn't nice abi?

So I got invited to this party. I wasn’t going to go initially 'cos for some boring reason, I’m not a party person. I have all this invitation cards to events and they're just lying around in my office. But I have decided to start attending some of these events from next year. It’s probably good for the kind of business I’m into.

Anyway, I got convinced to go to the party when Vera asked me to bring some copies of my mag along. Some of her friends wanted to see and buy. I took 10 copies along, I went home with about 28grand. God bless Vera's friends. lol!

Anyway, so I got to this party with my hot model/designer friend Tunji and this is where the story begins.

Now I'm not drinker. I hate anything that has alcohol in it. I'm a strictly soda person. I don't even like wine...whatever colour it is...except...maybe fruit wine. I don't like champagne... I abhor spirits...but baileys, baileys, baileys...God forgive me! lol

If you want to kill me, lace my ice cream with rat poison...you can even tell me about it, and I'll still take the ice cream. That's how much I love ice cream... and baileys tastes so much like ice cream, right? (Ice cream. Irish cream...get it? lol) It has alcohol in it I know, but doesn't the taste just make you forget that?

Vera gave me a glass filled with baileys...with ice in it...lord have mercy. I know there's alcohol in it...but for about three hours (how long it took me to finish it) I didn't care...

...Until my phone rang at about 9:30 pm and my dad said something like 'get your ass home right this minute'...or something like that. I tried getting up and the whole room span around and around. I don't have a head for alcohol. Thank God I didn't take another glass. I doubt if I would have been able to drive myself home!

The smartest person in the world is that someone who invented baileys! Mix sweet and sour...and get people like me...to drink!

Anyway, I had me a fabulous weekend...hope you did too?

Last week I got three models who agreed to pose in bikini's for the third edition of my magazine. I actually thought I'd find it difficult to find girls to go semi nude. We are getting more advanced in Naija, thank God for that!

I did bikini in my time. 2000 edition of Silverbird International fashion show. The American choreographer, Juliet haggermann, had only three bikini's to display (there were 15 models) and she wanted the three best bikini bodies to wear them. She choose Blessing Ibiang (the girl on the mag 2nd cover), another model called Linda, and moi...wink! I used to be hot back then abeg. lol

So, I came on stage wearing nothing but a very scanty bikini...only thing was...it was shown live on TV...NTA I think. We were modeling in bikini in front of OBJ, other African heads of state, ministers, governors, the then Miss World, Yuktah Mukhi...

...and my mum was watching at home.

My father said the look on her face when I came out on stage...in bikini...was a Kodak moment. lol

My mum is a member of christian mothers in my church...get where I'm going? She had an ear full when she went to Church the next day. When I got back from that trip, she didn't talk to me for like 2 days lol!

I remember those days...

Like Bryan Adams sang, 'those were the best days of my life'

...the best-est is yet to come lol!

I feel like I'm just blabbing...right? I don't know...I'm just feeling really happy at this point in my life...

The only thing missing now is YOU! Come home soon!

Ok, let me see what Naija entertainment gist I have for y'all

Let me start with something religious.

The Experience
Date: 30th Nov, Venue: Tafawa Balewa Square, Time:8pm till dawn
Featuring: TD Jakes, Cece Winans, Tye Tribbett, Mike Aremu, Paul Adefarasin, Lionel Peterson, Muyiwa Olanrewaju, Marvin Winans, Don Moen, Kurt Carr and Asu Ekiye.

I've never attended any of these events but I would love to go to this one. If there's anyone going, pls hola at me, so I can come with you. I'm serious! I want to meet T D Jakes! Just don't wanna go alone.

Chude wins NMMA
Also our own Chude Jideonwu won the Nigerian Media Merit Awards, hosted by the Osun State Government on the 17th of November 2007. The RedSTRAT Creative Director, Chude, was named the Entertainment Journalist of the Year, for selected copies in market leader, True Love West Africa.

The youngest recipient of the 2007 NMMA, at 22, Jideonwo, who also got called to the Nigerian bar just two days before the awards, is a prominent freelance writer whose by-lines can be found in Time Out, Made, Farafina. Thisday, The Guardian amongst others.

They say Basket Mouth is getting ready to say I do to his sweetheart, come early next year...don't know if it's true o...Encomium mag said it.

I will be back with more Naija gist...I gotta run! Be back soon!

Thursday, November 22, 2007

How can you tell? + Miracles

Let me start by saying happy thanksgiving to everyone who lives in the US, especially YOU!

How can you tell?
She dated him for three years and not once did he lay hands on her, even when she really provoked him. She shouted at him so many times and all he did was smile, apologise and walk away.

He was gentle, sweet and hardly raised his voice. The perfect candidate for a life partner she thought.

Five months after they got married, while she was seven months pregnant, her knight in shining armour beat the living daylight out of her, just because she reprimanded him for keeping his toothbrush carelessly in the bathroom.

After that day, the beating continued.

She never saw it coming!

Now ladies, how can you tell that the man you are dating or about to marry won't turn you into a punching bag after you marry him?

When he's so sweet and swears he's never touched and will never touch a woman, how do you know for sure that he won't be abusive towards you 2/3 years down the line?

Are their signs to look out for?

If you married a guy who was beating you when you were dating him...then I'm not talking to you abeg! I'm talking to women who think they've found that guy who they thought will never raise his hands, only for them for realise later that they thought wrong.

How can you tell without any doubt that he will never hit you?

Miraculous stories of people in coma
If you don't believe in miracles, then read this stories.

Peter Sana
A Hawaii man who spent seven years in a coma regained consciousness in September, 2002. Peter Sana slipped into the coma after contacting meningitis. He spent most of those seven years in a nursing home, unresponsive to all contact. But during the summer of 2002, he began to respond to commands from the nursing staff. Throughout the seven years, Sana's father visited every day. The nursing home staff believes those daily visits played a large part in Sana's eventual recovery.

Ryan Atencio
A 9-year-old boy was taken off life-support systems (only a feeding tube was left in place) after receiving a massive head injury in a December 10, 1988 car accident. "There was no brain function," said Dr. Eustaquio Abay at St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Witchita, Kansas. "Three or four times we'd seen the pulse go down to zero -- no circulation at all to the brain for 30 minutes on end." Yet, on January 19, 1989, Ryan squeezed his mother's hand and opened his eyes. ["Boy who was 'gone' opens his eyes and squeezes mom's hand", Seattle Post-Intelligencer (United Press International Report), 1/26/89, p. A3.]

Mitchell Berman
A 9-year-old, comatose for 5 months due to hemalytic-uremic syndrome, was not expected to survive. On May 31, 1991, Mitchell spoke his first I words since he went into a coma December 31, 1990. "1 want a hot dog," he told his mother. Since then, his progress has been phenomenal, said Dr. Geof McPhee, director of pediatrics at New Medico Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center of the Gulf Coast in Slidell, Louisiana. "If he does have residual deficits, I don't think it's gonna slow this kid down," said Dr. McPhee. ["Boy's complaints welcome after coma," The (FargoMoorhead) Forum (AP Report), 6/9/91, p. A17.]

Yolanda Blake
A 53-year-old New Jersey woman woke from a coma on December 15, 1990, just one day after a judge ruled that the hospital need not follow the request of the woman's friend and her sister that she be given life-support measures, including the insertion of a naso-gastric feeding tube. Yolanda, Who had been diagnosed with colon cancer in 1987, suffered severe blood loss for unknown reasons and collapsed on November 30, 1990 while vacationing. She was taken to Pocono Medical Center in East Stroudsburg, PA. Contending that Yolanda had told them not to use any .. extraordinary measures" to keep her alive, doctors at the medical center did not insert either a feeding tube or a urinary catheter. When her friend, Richard Harley, protested the lack of treatment, the hospital took the case to court. A Monroe County judge ruled in favor of the hospital, saying that Yolanda should be allowed to "die with dignity." When she awoke, Yolanda was asked if she wanted to live. "Of course I do," she replied. She also insisted on "the best possible" care and a transfer to another hospital that would provide it. ["Woman Denied Food Awakes From Coma", Liz Townsend, National Right to Life News, 1/8/91, pp. 1 and 24.]

Mary Kay Blakely
In 1984, Blakely, national essayist and "Ms" magazine editor, lapsed into a 9-day diabetic coma. She then published a book -- Wake Me When It's Over -- about the extraordinary experience that "saved and transformed my life." Blakely described her-comatose body as like a broken transmitter: she could receive, but not send any messages. She experienced sound and touch, but could not respond. The coma altered her view of what's important -- and what's not. She now understands the critical need to slow down, and enjoy some of life's pleasures. ["Author recounts nine-day coma that 'transformed my life", Leslie Walters, Minnesota Women's Press, 7/16-29/ 89, p. 9.] (Note: This item may not appear to belong with this list of cases, but it points out that people in coma may have experiences we can know nothing about because they do not respond to outside stimuli. Furthermore, at least one state (Colorado) has a dangerous "living will" law that allows life-sustaining measures, including tube-feeding and intravenous fluids, to be discontinued from patients who have been in a coma for as short a time as seven days.)

Barbara Blodgett
A 24-year-old Yakima, Washington woman had been in a coma for more than five months before giving birth to a healthy, 8-pound boy by Caesarian section. Barbara was injured in a June 30, 1988 car accident when she was three months pregnant. After the birth, a hospital spokesman said, "Her prognosis for recovery [from brain stem injuries] is very guarded." ["Rare procedure helps comatose woman deliver healthy baby", The Billings (MT) Gazette (AP Report), 12/11/88, p. A4.] Nevertheless, "Barbie" began emerging from the coma on December 10, a day after her son Simon was born. Doctors aren't certain why she regained consciousness, but speculate it may have been hormonal changes after the birth. On February 14, 1989, USA Today reported this message from Barbara Blodgett, spelled out by pointing to letters written on a piece of paper: "Never give up." (See case of Nancy Klein for more details.)

Patti White Bull
After sixteen years spent in a coma [persistent vegetative state] Bull, age 42, awoke on Christmas day, December 25, 1999. The case has been described as "absolutely extraordinary." Bull slipped into a coma during the birth of her youngest child, and for the past ten years had been kept in a Boston-area nursing home and required "total care." Specialists comment that most patients spend only two to four weeks in a true coma. Bull required intensive speech and physical therapy and, contrary to expert opinion, is not severely cognitively impaired. ("Extraordinary awakening," ABCNews.com, 1/4/2000)

Christine Busalacchi
A 20-year-old woman, severely brain damaged in an automobile accident nearly four years ago, was diagnosed to be in a persistent vegetative state. Her father wants her feeding tube removed and has been fighting the state of Missouri in court since December 29, 1990 to move her to the state of Minnesota because Minnesota, unlike Missouri, does not require "clear and convincing evidence" of a patient's wishes before tube-feeding can be stopped. Christine's condition has been steadily improving, yet her father claims to see no change and says, "I know my daughter is damn full gone. 100 percent gone." Two doctors who separately examined Christine in early January 1991 disagree. They say she smiled, laughed and said "Hi" to them. ["Woman in right-to-die case 'is better"', Karen Brandon, Kansas City Star, 1/11/91.1 Dr. Harvey Edward Cantor, a Missouri neurologist, on January 6, after spending two and one half hours examining her and reviewing her medical records, submitted an affidavit to the Circuit Court of St. Louis County, saying, in part: "Christine is definitely not in a persistent vegetative state .... She is conscious, she is aware, she is learning to speak and follow verbal requests .... her present skills have shown improvements and one might expect further improvement in the future." In addition, nurses who cared for Christine on a daily basis at the time Dr. Cantor examined her said she makes sounds to indicate which soap opera she wants on her television. A videotape showing Christine with therapists and nurses in her hospital room was filed in St. Louis County Probate Court in February. Dr. John R. Bagby, Jr., the State Health Director, told reporters at a press conference and showing of the videotape after the court session: "You'll see that Christine is alert, looks at and is very much aware of those around her, laughs appropriately at jokes, sounds and even staff making funny faces at her." ["State Makes Public Videotape in Right-to-Die Case", The New York Times National, 2/5/91, P. A16.] Current reports are that Christine is being weaned from the feeding tube, is now taking most of her food by mouth, but still requires the feeding tube for administration of liquids.

Curt Coleman Clark
Doctors were about to remove the organs of a 22-year-old North Carolina man they thought had been killed in a traffic accident when his foot twitched. Curt was pronounced "brain dead" and his family agreed to donate his organs. But, after his foot moved, he was taken to the intensive care unit of Baptist Hospital in WinstonSalem where more signs of life were detected. ("Surprise for doctors - organ donor still alive", Orlando Sentinel, 9/29/90.)

Jacqueline Cole
A 44-year-old Maryland woman lapsed into a coma when a blood vessel burst in her brain. Only a respirator and tubes kept her alive. The doctors diagnosed her as being in a "persistent vegetative state" and said her chance of recovery was perhaps one in a million. Weeks passed and, finally, her family petitioned a court for permission to disconnect her life support. Permission was denied because, the judge later explained, "She was not legally brain dead. I was dealing with a live person." Only 6 days after the judge announced he was withholding his consent, and 6 weeks after she lapsed into the coma, Jackie Cole woke up. On May 15, 1986, a friend came to pay his last respects to Jackie. He took her inert hand and said, "Hello." To his surprise, she opened her eyes and smiled at him. Since then, Jackie has almost totally recovered, except for long-and short-term memory problems. ["Her Family Was Ready to Pull the Plug -- Then Jackie Cole Suddenly Awakened from Her Coma", David Van Biema, People Magazine, 10/86, pp. 43-44.]

Carrie Coons
When this 86-year-old stroke victim, who had been declared to be in an "irreversible" vegetative state, began talking and eating on her own, a New York state judge had to withdraw his permission for removal of her feeding tube. Mrs. Coons baffled her doctors, her lawyers and her 88-year-old sister, who had sought approval for removal of the feeding tube. Mrs. Coons had not shown any signs of alertness for four and one half months. When she awoke, her doctor described her legal case to her and asked what she would wish to be done. She replied, "These are difficult decisions." She later told her court-appointed attorney that she would "like to wait" on any decision about the feeding tube. Her doctor, Michael L. Wolff, a gerontologist, said he was at a loss to explain what had happened other than to wonder about "the existence of miracles or the resilience of the human spirit." ["Right-toDie Order Revoked As Patient in Coma Awakes", Sam Howe Verhovek, The New York Times, 4/13/89, p. B3.]

Tonya Cotton
A Minnesota girl was not expected to survive after she was injured in a car accident when she was 9 years old. She stopped breathing twice and lay in a coma for a month and a half. Her recovery was slow, her shortterm memory was affected, and she had to attend a special education class for the mildly mentally handicapped, but she graduated from high school, in June 1988, with the rest of the seniors, at age 19. ["Coma victim recovers and finishes high school", The (Fargo-Moorhead) Forum (AP Report), 6/5/89, p. A8.]

Paul Cullinan
A 39-year-old Canadian man who was gunned down over a suspected drug deal and left for dead began to speak after being in a coma for 17 months. Doctors gave him little chance of recovery after he was shot once in the forehead at close range on December 5, 1987. ("Shooting victim out of coma", The Toronto Star, 7/28/89, p. A8.]

Brent Doyle
An 18-year-old Colorado man who suffered a severe brain injury in a motorcycle crash regained consciousness after 2-month coma. Doctors maintained that Brent's chances for recovery were poor and his father said, "A lot of doctors had really given up on him." Days after the accident, his brain showed no activity, but his parents never lost faith. Don Doyle talked to his son incessantly and played a tape-recorded pep talk from Miami Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino two or three times a day. Brent's mother credits his recovery to the "talk therapy". ["Man wakes from coma", Kris Newcomer, Rocky Mountain News (Denver), 4/13/89, pp. 1 and 36.]

Brittany Eichelberger
A 3-year-old Pittsburgh girl who was revived after being found "clinically dead" in a snowdrift was well enough to sit up in her hospital bed and fight with her nurses a few days later. ("Toddler found nearly frozen in snowdrift recovering", The (Fargo-Moorhead) Forum, 12/28/90, p. 1A.]

Helen Francoeur
A medical examiner pronounced an 82-year-old Massachusetts woman dead at her home. When funeral. home workers arrived to remove her body, they discovered she was alive. An embarrassed Dr. William J. Dean, Hamden County associate medical examiner, said, "There was no pulse. She was cool and there was no heartbeat that we could hear.... It's the first time this has happened to me in my career as a medical examiner." ["Holyoke woman revives after being declared dead", Joe Heaney, The Boston Herald, 4/14/89, p.

Don Hamilton
A 32-year-old Minnesota man accidentally shot himself in the thigh, severing an artery, while deer hunting. Doctors at St. Joseph's Hospital in Park Rapids, MN reported that Don had lost almost all his blood by the time he arrived at the hospital. They recorded no pulse, no blood pressure. They gave him blood in massive transfusions, attempted to mend the wound and ordered a helicopter to take him to North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale, MN. Doctors there said that all appearances pointed to brain death. His lungs filled with fluid and tubes were inserted to drain them. A tracheotomy tube and respirator were necessary. His kidneys failed, requiring renal dialysis. And still he slept. Don lay in a coma for 5 weeks, and then, responding to voices of nurses and his parents, he awoke. He recognized his family members, talked intelligently and smiled. Then he cried. "I have never, ever seen a person come back and live from that deep," said Dr. Bruce Norback, a neurologist. "I've thought a long time about how he could have survived it all," said Dr. Norback. "He received excellent care at the Park Rapids hospital and some marvelous nursing care here. At every stage where something had to be done to save him, it was done aggressively .... I really don't know for certain how he came back. I don't think any of us does." Dr. George Nemanich, Don's surgeon, said, "...here we are less than two months after he looked brain dead and gone, and he may be able to retain 80 to 90 percent use of his leg. He'll walk. He may be able to leave the hospital in five or six weeks." On December 14, 1987, Don regained consciousness, and at Christmas he celebrated with his family. ["All the mysteries of life and death aren't covered in medical books", Jim Klobuchar, (Minneapolis) Star Tribune, 12/26/87, p. 1A.] Postscript: "With a limp barely detectable, Don Hamilton walked into a Wayzata photo studio this weekend with the woman he will marry in June." ["He was well inside death's door before returning to a new life", Jim Klobuchar, Star Tribune, 2/26/89, p. 1A.]

Conley Holbrook
A 26-year-old man, comatose since he was beaten eight years ago (11/27/82), regained consciousness and gave authorities the names of his alleged attackers. The recovery occurred while Conley was being treated for pneumonia at Lexington Memorial Hospital in High Point, North Carolina. "I was astonished," his mother said. "I never gave up on him. This is just a miracle. It's good to have him home talking." ("Beaten man beats coma, fingers pair of suspects", Press-Telegram (AP Report), 3/6/91.)

Yung Hsu
A 47-year-old California woman was struck by a truck June 2, 1988, suffered massive head and chest injuries and was in a coma for 2 months before she woke up and spoke her husband's name to her doctor. ["Woman emerges from 2-month coma", The Plain Dealer, 8/14/88.]

Fernando Ibarra
A professional boxer, Ibarra awoke two months after a knockout punch caused him to undergo brain surgery in January, 1999. Doctors had predicted that Ibarra might never regain consciousness, and that if he did, his mental abilities would be severely curtailed. However, after his awakening, Ibarra could pedal a stationery bike, walk up and down stairs, talk and write thank you cards and pay visits to Spanish- speaking students. Ibarra had a complete memory of the fight and the accident that caused his brain injury. ["Boxer will continue recovery with Family," St. Louis Post Dispatch, 3/25/99]

Jennifer Keough
A 15-year-old Florida girl's parent were asked to donate her organs after a car accident. Two days later, Jennifer scratched out a message: "I want to talk to my mom." After the car crash, police said she was dead. Jennifer's eyes were fixed and dilated when she was brought to the emergency room at Memorial Hospital in Hollywood, Florida, said Dr. Francisco Pons. When he learned of her progress, he said, "That's a miracle." ["Parents asked to donate girl's organs, but she'll be needing them after all", The Modesto (CA) Bee (AP Report), 10/19/89, p. A4.]

I have a lot of gists for you all. Will find time to deliver it. See you soon.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Question + Jokes

What's the best gift God gave us humans?

Love, Sex or Friendship?

Don't nobody dare mention money...don't even think it! lol

BTW, is money from God? Dumb question huh? Answer it neverthesless. lol

Meanwhile, for those of you planning to come home this xmas and don't know your way around naija, get in touch with my sister, Vera Ikeji. She has a first class tourist/travel agency. Check out her website here http://veraikejistouristagency.com/


Jokes

A little boy went up to his father and asked: "Dad, where did all of my intelligence come from?"
The father replied: "Well, son, you must have gotten it from your mother, coz I still have mine."

A young virgin marries a Greek man and before the wedding her father tells her that, being Greek, her husband may ask her to turn the other way in bed one day, but she doesn't have to do it if she doesn't want to.
Sure enough, after a couple of months, her husband asks her to turn over and she says "No, my father said I don't have to do this."
Her husband says "OK, that's fine by me, but I thought you wanted children."

Q. What does it mean when a man is in your bed gasping for breath and calling your name?
A. You didn't hold the pillow down long enough.

Q. Why do only 10% of men make it to heaven?
A. Because if they all went, it would be hell.

Q. Why do men like smart women?
A. Opposites attract.

Q. How do men exercise on the beach?
A. By sucking in their stomachs every time they see a bikini.

Q. What's a mans idea of honesty in a relationship?
A. Telling you his real name.

Q. Why do men need instant replay on TV sports?
A. Because after 30 seconds they forget what happened.

Ambition is a poor excuse for not having enough sense to be lazy.

Everyone has a photographic memory, some just don't have film.

Beauty is in the eye of the beer holder
If Barbie is so popular, why do you have to buy her friends?

You should always give 100% at work... 12% Monday; 23% Tuesday; 40% Wednesday; 20% Thursday; 5% Friday.

I pretend to work... They pretend to pay me.

Women never have anything to wear. Don't question the racks of clothes in the closet; you 'just don't understand'.

A bus stops and 2 Italian men get on. They seat themselves and engage in animated conversation. The lady sitting behind them ignores their conversation at first, but her attention is galvanized when she heard one of the men say the following:

Emma come first
Den I come
Den two asses come together
I come once-a-more
Two asses, they come together again
I come again and pee twice
Den I come one lasta time

You foul-mouthed swine, said the lady angrily. In this country we don't talk about our sex lives in public.

Hey, coola down lady, said the man. Who talkin about a sexa? I'mma justa tellun my frienda how to spella, Mississippi.

I got to go. Will see y'all soon. Wienna...kisses to U!

Sunday, November 18, 2007

BBA Banned in Nigeria?

I was going to take a 2 week holiday starting from this weekend, but thanks to OA (wink!) and work at the office, I can't do that any longer.

Oh well, hopefully, I'll find time to do so soon. I'm sorta exhausted!

Anyway, I heard Big brother Africa has been banned in Naija. Banned as in, no more participation and no viewing in Nigeria. What are your thoughts on that?

The Naija Government are sort of peeved at the way Ofuneka was harassed by Richard. Is the Ban the best way to protest?


Meanwhile, here are some Lessons from Nollywood (Nigerian Movies)
THINGS WE'VE LEARNT FROM NOLLYWOOD .
1 . Every problem you have is spiritual.
2. In every romance movie, someone must die.
3. It is possible to hit a person without actually touching them!
4. Anyone who gets hit by a car dies immediately.
5. Poisoned food always tastes better.
6. The best way to make money is by visiting a 'Babalawo'/joining a cult/sleeping with rich men.
7. One of a pair of twins (identical or not) is born evil.
8. There is never an end to your suffering, except death!
9. With a pastor ... all things are possible.
10. A movie can be titled anything... such as:
*The boy is mine,
* Face me, I face you
*Two rats,*Spanner,
*Calculator,*Igala,*Ijele,
*Igodo,*Igudu,
*Shigidi,
*Eran Iya Oshogbo ,
*Ta longbe mu.
11. A movie has not been made if at least one actor/actress has not-'shelled', twisted his/her lips to speak wrong phonetics'.
12. You are in love... you want to take your girl out, the best place you take her to is...
*Mr. Biggs/Tantalizers: where you'll most probably see an ex while feeding each other.
*The beach: where it is imperative that you ride a donkey and carry her playfully.
*Or the best: take her to buy some new ugly clothes.
13. An Igbo movie has been made if ...
* You visit a 'Babalawo'
* A fleet of cars is shown off at regular intervals for a total of half of the movie time.
* Kanayo 'O' Kanayo is in the movie. Pete Edochie is also there too!
* To get rich it is mandatory you join a cult
14. Gun shots and knock-outs sound the same!
15. Sometimes the title has absolutely nothing to do with the movie and other times, once you read the title and see the poster you know it all!!!(Also the soundtrack gives you a headache because it just narrates the whole story repeatedly - so much for suspense and intrigue!)
16. A love story has not been produced if it does not have one or two of the following actresses-
* Stella Damascus
* Stephanie Okereke
* Genevieve Nnaji
* Omotola Jalade
* Rita Dominic
17. The police are extremely 'efficient' unlike their counterparts in real life.
18. An actress can wear the same hairdo for more than a year and even in longer flashbacks.
19. It is permissible to wear very dark shades at night!
20. When you are shot in the chest, it really doesn't matter; your head will be bandaged! Same for your legs!
21. When advertising a movie, you really should shout because... people are deaf?
22. When you are extremely poor, you will still be able to afford-a beautiful house, very good furniture, T.V., nice clothes, but you won't be able to send your kids to school.
23. Most especially in Yoruba movies, your gateman must be inefficient and comical. He MUST dress like a freak, be rude to all your visitors and never mind his business.
24. the bad guy always dies or gets caught by none other than the police-LOL!!!!
25. At the end of a three hour movie you'll be reminded that THIS IS JUST THE BEGINNING...WATCH OUT FOR PART 2!
26. No matter the type of movie...TO GOD BE THE GLORY is always at the end

My blogging this week won't be regular. I'll be extremely busy at work. But I'll find time to touch base here as often as I can.

You take care of yourselves. Kisses!

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Pressure To Marry

I don't know how many of you single girls are under pressure to get married...but I am.

Pressure from family, friends and 'people' who just can't mind their own business.

The pressure is so intense right now, I feel like going to a 'husband market' (if there's any such thing) to buy myself a husband, just so I can have some breathing space. lol

Give me a break you people. I just turned 27 and people are already wondering why I'm not pregnant with my second child.

I turned down a marriage proposal two days ago, and one of the man's relation said "You think you're young enough to turn down marriage? Think you still have that much time? Sorry for you!". I wanted to, but I didn't slap her lol!

Why the hell should I consider marrying someone I can't even imagine tolerating for long. I don't even know this guy. Saw me in a newspaper and asked his sister to meet with me...I've not even gone on a freaking date with him. I look at him and I feel nothing for him. And the sister looks at me like they are doing me a favor and I should be grateful.

At 27, I'm too old to turn down someone I can't even imagine sleeping with? Lord have mercy!

Today, I was discussing the issue with another female and she said at 27, I have only two more years to go before it becomes 'late marriage and childbirth'.

According to her doctor, the best time for a woman to have her first kid is between 22-29. After that, she might have complications. Her views got me thinking "What an idiot!" lol!

I have been hearing so much about marriage in the last two weeks that if I hear it one more time, I'll go crazy.

Please don't get me wrong. I want to get married someday, who doesn't? But am I ready now? Tomorrow? Next week? Next month? Next year? I don't know.

I know I have been saying I wanna get married, blah blah, but when I really think about it, I was looking forward more to a wedding than a marriage...and there's a big difference between the two.

Am I ready to be dictated to? Ready to cook everyday I get back from work for my husband? To take care of him the way a wife is expected to care for her husband? Ready to have sex with him anytime he's in the mood? (Ok, yes I'm ready for that...lol), ready to deal with in-laws? Ready to care for a home? Ready to be a mother? Ready to put someone else into consideration before making decisions? Ready to carry all the baggage that come with marriage?

Maybe! If I find the right guy!

There's just so much marriage gives you and some things it takes away from you. If you have dreams, depending on the man, he could stifle your dreams! In essence, you have to look before you leap. When you're under pressure, you don't look, you just leap. And that same pressure keeps you in it even when you want to pack your bags and walk away.

The society tells you a woman isn't complete without being married and that same society tells you to ignore your husband's 'bad habits' because according to it, 'it's a man's world'. As long as he comes home to you...?

People marry for different reasons nowadays, and one reason I know is rampant is the need for some women to join 'the club'. And do you blame them? The society pressured them into it.

Why won't you be pressured into it when your mother wants a grandchild? When your father wants a son-in-law? When your younger sister is married? When all your classmates are married? When people keep asking you why you're not married? When the likes of Frank Edoho tell married women not to befriend anyone who isn't married? Like being single is a curse.

Why won't you start getting desperate? Even at 25, 26. And at 29, you become so desperate you start dating Tom, Dick and Harry, hoping one of them will pop the question, so the society will applaud you.

I am very ambitious. I have dreams. I want my magazine to be a force to be reckoned with one day on this continent. I'm working on a TV programme and working on starting a fashion, modeling and beauty school. So much I wanna do. I haven't even started. And yes, at one point I want a man to walk with me, someone to go home to but I have to be careful who I choose as a life partner 'cos not all men can tolerate ambitious women. They act like they are okay with it initially, but a few years down the line, they start giving ultimatums.

Marriage is beautiful I know, I'm even looking forward to it, but I also won't be made to think I'm not much of a woman because I don't have a ring on my finger. And I won't be made to believe my life is incomplete because I'm not answering a man's name.

When the time is right and I feel I've found the right person, then I will get married.

Until then, there's nothing 'the society' can do abourrit!!!!

If you want to make it your business, then you're welcome to keep counting the years for that single girl you know. All I know is that it's not how long you've been married, it's how well you married!

Seriously, there are lots of women under pressure to marry. Especially from this part of the world. What advise do you have for them?

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

News + Jokes + Weirdest Accidents

I'll be taking a break from blogging soon. A short break...like a week or two. I'm taking a holiday. Just thought to give you guys some notice.

Meanwhile, lets keep the fun going.

News.

Kanye looses mum

The mother of Kanye West may have died of complications related to a surgical procedure, a coroner's official said Monday.
Preliminary information from officials at Centinela Freeman Regional Medical Center, where Donda West died Saturday, indicated she died from "complications of surgery,"
A plastic surgeon who claimed to have operated on Kanye West's mother before she died said he did nothing wrong, and that her death could have been caused by other medical problems.
Dr. Jan Adams said he performed a tummy tuck and breast reduction on Donda West, but that she might have died from a heart attack, pulmonary embolism, or massive vomiting.

Adams said West consulted with him over a period of four months, often changing her mind about the surgery.

A plastic surgeon, Dr. Andre Aboolian of Beverly Hills, said Monday that West had approached him months ago about having cosmetic surgery. He said he never performed the procedure, telling her he was worried about a pre-existing condition she had.
Aboolian told West two weeks ago that she needed to get a medical clearance before he would agree to do the surgery, said his publicist, Jo-Ann Geffen.

West, who died at age 58, on Saturday night at Centinela Freeman Regional Medical Center in Marina del Rey, was known for the strong bond she shared with her hip-hop star son. She was often seen by his side at parties and award shows, and he often spoke of his close relationship with his mother, who raised him alone after her husband left when Kanye was 3

May her soul rest in peace.

MBGN Munachi Abii wants to be a rapper. Hear her

"I write a lot. I write lyrics, I sing and rap. I actually rap a lot. I intend to pursue a career as a rapper after my reign"

California: 5 Dead in Shooting at House
A shooting at a house on a suburban San Diego cul-de-sac left five people dead in what the authorities said could be a murder-suicide. Police officers responding to a report of shots fired on Sunday found two men and two women dead at the house in Temecula, said Sgt. Dennis Gutierrez of the Riverside County sheriff’s department. A fifth victim, a woman, died at a hospital, he said. Sergeant Gutierrez said neighbors told investigators that all five people lived at the house. The victims’ identities were not released, but all were thought to be related, he said.

Michigan: Teenagers Charged in Dismemberment
Two teenagers stabbed an adult acquaintance, took a blowtorch to his corpse and threw his severed head into a river, prosecutors said. The teenagers, Jean Pierre Orlewicz, 17, and Alexander James Letkemann, 18, ambushed 26-year-old Daniel Sorenson last Wednesday in a garage owned by Mr. Orlewicz’s grandfather, said Kym Worthy, the Wayne County prosecutor. “They prepared a space to kill him,” Ms. Worthy said at a news conference. Mr. Sorenson’s head was found Saturday in the Rouge River on the border of Detroit and Dearborn Heights, about 15 miles from where his torso was found. Not guilty pleas were entered on the teenagers’ behalf, and both were ordered held without bail.

Introducing stitchesandseams.com

The website – http://www.stitchesandseams.com/ covers just about everything from clothing to accessories, fabrics, bridals, make up hair and body treatment etc. It's even got a database for advertising models for events/ shows.

The site is free for viewing but designers and models usually pay to get on board. However, there's a promo going on for the next one or two months and he's taking on board everyone in the industry. You'll see the designs of top Nigerian designers such as Lanre DaSilva Ajayi, Zizi Cardow and Ishy Couture. Others are Gems of Nubia, House of Tara, Dornan & Josfyn and a host of others. Some of my models should be on board very soon also.

Please visit the site at http://www.stitchesandseams.com/ and share your thoughts and comments about the site. You could also send comments to info@stitchesandseams.com. He's also working on a styling blog that will be announced pretty soon so watch out for it. I think it's a laudable undeniably Nigerian initiative. Check it out.

Also check out Mona's blog @ aramide.blogspot.com. It's cool!


Richard wins Big Brother Africa..well, congrats to him.

Fuji Music Awards
First entertainment in collabo with some other people are planning on staging Naija's first Fuji Music Awards. There will be 20 groups of category of awards to be won. I'll bring you details later.

Marvelous Benjy
They say Marvelous Benjy has left Kennis Music for Globedisk Records

Popular hango out, Sigma, shut down.
Sigma nite club, situated at Bishop Aboyade Cole Str., has been shut down. They say it is now on sale for N30 million. Who wants to buy? lol

Eddie Montana and Sammie Needle
Local gossip has it that business partners Sammy Needle and Eddy Montana have quarrelled and parted ways. This speculation was based on recent moves by Eddie to single handedly launch the fruit of the union - a nine track album which production was funded by Sammy's company SNRC Entertainment.
Jokes

One of those days
As I was going down the stairs to the kitchen, I tripped and hit my head on the door frame.
My wife tried to soothe my pain and poured me a cup of coffee. It was so hot, it scalded my tongue.

I sat down at the breakfast table and put a couple of slices of bread in the toaster. When I went to take them out, I got an electric shock that made my arse quiver..........

At that moment the phone rang. It was the office to tell me we had been broken into during the night, and all the computers plus various important documents had been nicked.

I was so upset by the news that I spilled my coffee all over my lap. As a result I had to go back upstairs, wash and put on clean clothes. I decided that a cold shower would calm me down and help me regain my composure.
That proved to be the final straw.......
AAAAAAAAi!

No shopping?!?!?! A fate worse than death!
And here's the proof!

Giving up Wine I was walking down the street when I was accosted by a particularly dirty and shabby-looking homeless woman who asked me for a couple of dollars for dinner. I took out my wallet, got out ten dollars and asked, "If I give you this money, will you buy wine with it instead of dinner?" "No, I had to stop drinking years ago", the homeless woman told me. "Will you use it to go shopping instead of buying food?" I asked. "No, I don't waste time shopping," the homeless woman said. "I need to spend all my time trying to stay alive." "Will you spend this on a beauty salon instead of food?" I asked. "Are you NUTS !" replied the homeless woman. " I haven't had my hair done in 20 years!" "Well," I said, "I'm not going to give you the money. Instead, I'm going to take you out for dinner with my husband and me tonight." The homeless Woman was shocked. "Won't your husband be furious with you for doing that? I know I'm dirty, and I probably smell pretty disgusting." I said, "That's okay. It's important for him to see what a woman looks like after she has given up shopping, hair appointments, and wine."




Weirdest Accidents

Are these accidents weird or just damn funny?

Check them out
























What do you think?
See y'all later. Cheers.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Silly Statement?

A female told me some days ago that if you're over 25 years old, and you're sexually active and never been pregnant...then you should be scared. 'Cos it's not normal...

Is that an extremely stupid thing to say or do some of you agree with her?

What do you ladies think? Please be honest in answering.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Stress + Akon, Tyra, Beyonce and Funny George Bush

Seriously, I don't know what's going on, young people are dying nowadays from heart attack. I used to think heart attack was for much older people, whose hearts get weaker with age and can't take much stress or shock.

In the last two weeks or there about, I've heard of the deaths of at least three young people from heart attack.

A 47 year old guy died two days ago around my office. He drove his car into his compound, came out of it, slumped and died.

Same thing happened to 44 year old actor Joe Adekwagh, who slumped and died while MC'ing at an event.

The man who painted my office in June died two Sundays ago, from heart related problems.

Another 34 year old woman died while giving birth, doctors said she had a heart attack.

Shouldn't this give us cause for worry? Maybe it's not an issue where you reside, but it's becoming one over here.

Some Nigerians don't know when to stop and take a break.

I have some whites friends over here who work in oil companies. They work for six weeks and take two weeks off. Some work for a month and take the next month off. But Nigerians work year in and year out. We work until our system break down. Taking holidays is a luxury we think we can't afford.

Doctors have stressed so many times the importance of taking a break sometimes. Don't over work yourself. If you make all that money and you die while at it, who enjoys it?

Please take sometime off to take care of yourself and your health. It's very important.

I'm going off next week, will tell you all about it when the time comes.


Akon is at it again...


Akon who has denied being a polygamist and lies about his age will not be getting married to twenty-three year old model Rachel Ritfeld. The British beauty opens up about not being able to be one of Akon’s wives:

“The reality check really came when Akon told me he had his fifth child with one of his wives. For the first few months I got completely freaked out because even though I knew he had other wives, I never really thought about him being with them because his main attention was always on me - or so I thought. He does not live with his wives but the birth of his latest child made everything become real and made me realize that I would always have to share the man I love while accepting his other relationships. At first I was very supportive but I began to question that if I was taking him into consideration and he was taking his family into consideration, who was taking me into consideration? The answer was ‘nobody’ so I decided I could no longer be apart of Akon’s world.”

“The one thing I wanted from Akon was for him to be monogamous to me but he could not grant me my wish. I thought I could handle the idea of becoming one of his wives in the beginning but who’s to say some other woman he meets won’t capture his heart? I soon realised that he was not the man for me. There were times when I wanted us to share quality time together like ordinary couples do, such as going out to dinner or cuddling up together in front of the TV but it was always impossible. I had to always wait until he had time out of his busy schedule or wait until I had a day-off so I could fly half way around the world to see him. The situation began to become a strain on my heart.”

Tyra Banks quote


Tyra Banks discussed feminine hygiene this week on her talk show and shares a little advice:
“You know what my mom used to say? That you don’t need douche because the vagina is a self cleaning oven.”
Tyra, seriously?

Georgia is going through one of their worst droughts in history and they could be out of drinking water in a handful of months. Hope that doesn't happen.



Eddie Murphy's ex-wife Nicole Murphy looks...?

Beyonce's Cosmo cover/shoot




Exquisite, beautiful and very confident Beyonce. This lady knows how to take a good foto. Who loves Beyonce more than me?


Meanwhile, America, you have a funny president o...







England, you also have a funny queen.



Happy weekend.