Sunday, January 29, 2012

Omotola's OYEP foundation gives 20 widows amazing makeover

 
 Mrs Mercy Orisakwe before and after
 Mrs Florence Cletus before and after

I'm sure most of you have seen these photos but whatever, I want it on my blog too...:-). The Nollywood goddess in December celebrated 20 widows through her Omotola Youth Empowerment Programme (OYEP). What she did for them and more photos of the women when you continue...





The 20 Widows Makeover was aimed at pampering these women and boosting their confidence and self esteem. The widows were treated to first class treatment, beauty regimen which comprises of a total makeover starting with facials and massage by the reputable Fresh Look Spa and celebrity choice, H and H Spa.  The women had their hair done by celebrity hairstylist; Ugo of Make Me Beautiful, and make up was by House of Tara. Afterwards, they were treated to a shopping spree with clothes from upscale fashion shop, Every Woman and finally a photo session with international and celebrity’s favorite, Kelechi Amadi Obi.

Omotola's words about the widows makeover
This is something I wish I or someone had done for my mother.  If you give these women money, they would spend it on their kids. This time it’s about them.  When my mother was alive, I didn’t know I was going to loose her so soon, she was a very beautiful woman, but because of all her struggles, she neglected her personal needs, she didn’t get to enjoy all these things like going to the spa, going shopping. So, this is one thing I would have loved to do for my mum who was a widow for 10 years. It was lovely and fulfilling to see the entire transformation and I am really grateful to all that helped to make this happen.
More photos below...

 
 Mrs Ijeoma Daniel before and after
 Mrs Magdalene Aleoghena before and after

 Mrs Cecilia Inegbedion before and after
 Mrs Comfort Ibiam before and after

 Mrs Rita Ibegwam before and after

 Mrs Odudayo Itohan Mercy before and after

 Mrs Izehi Ubeni before and after

Mrs Bunmi Oloko before and after

Mrs Elenbalu Goodluck Agnes

 
 
 Amazing!

104 comments:

Anonymous said...

OMOM T God bless you for this. choi!!!!!! see as them fine after make-up God punish poverty, see as poverty cover their beauty eyaaa OMO T you do well oooo you really have a good heart.

Dame Sting said...

Wow...nice!

Anonymous said...

Nice work :)


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Anonymous said...

Wonderful am impressed

Anonymous said...

Talk about putting smiles on 20 deserving faces....well done omoT brief idea. May God continue to put a smile on ur own face. And yes your rocking that maxi badh

Anonymous said...

and i smiled.....thanks to Omotola...
na only my mama remain oh...

Anonymous said...

yeah...saw it on bella.really amazing!God bless Omotola!

Anonymous said...

Oh my God!!! this is so so lovely..at least Omo T did something right for once...

Anonymous said...

Power of money

Anonymous said...

Whao!!! Ds is unbelievable...I love dt of Mrs cletus nd Daniel..but how do dey sustain ds looks?..#just asking..

Summary of ds is dt..we need to take care of ourselves...tanx omotola...I got d mssg.

Anonymous said...

Every woman is beautiful, it depnds on d packaging...but wait oo...wt all d money dey have, is whoopi Goldberg and Oprah Winfrey beautiful?

Anonymous said...

God bless you Omotola. I've seen these pictures before but never get tired of seeing them. The transformation is so unbelievable. Her comment on why she did this, won me over. It takes someone who has a good heart to think of doing something like this. I'm sure we'll see an increase in follow follow from other naija celebs. This has motivated me to do a bit more to help others!

Leslie Ezeh said...

Their Transformation is SHOCKING (though I may not know better being a man).
But one thing is clear from this: Nigerian women are INDEED BEAUTIFUL but POVERTY IS VERY UGLY!!!

Anonymous said...

This is pretty cool.

Femiluv said...

Good on her!

Anonymous said...

So so amazing

Anonymous said...

Nice transformation. Keep it Omosexy

lizA said...

I'm speechless!...... God bless you Omotola!

Anonymous said...

Thumbs up omosexy!!! U sure rock their world!!

judith said...

Saw this on her FB page, and I think it's very commendable. OmoT has made a change for herself. kudos

Anonymous said...

just one word ....AMAZING ......
awwwww love it love it , some of the women looked so beautiful after. thumbs up to Omotola OYEP

Temi said...

Tis is awesome, all I cld say was awwwwwww. God Bless them.

hunray said...

omotala kudos! but all the beneficiaries had fake smiles on dem joor. where dey forced to smile for d cameras? i believe dey would ve prefered d money equivilent of d treats.

Anonymous said...

Awwwww!Amazing!beautiful!fabulous transformation. I can imagine how happy they are. It's not all about giving them money,it will def build their spirit and self esteem anytime they look at their pictures. Omo t you did well. May the good Lord kip enlarging and increasing ur coast. Amen!

Anonymous said...

Dis is amazing, i had goose pimple all ova me wen i saw their b4 & afta pictures. I wish we could touch more lives. Omotola, God bless u!

Fisayo said...

God bless her abundantly for bringing smiles on the faces of the widows... Good job

Anonymous said...

Omg! I am tearing up. This is the most beautiful and sincere thing I have seen a celebrity do! You can feel the confidence coming out from each woman after the makeover!. I hope this also impacts their lives in a positive light.

God bless you Omosexy!

YukiMarshal said...

I think Omotola exudues sexiness and this positive vibe. Dayummmm!!!! Shez hawtt!!!!i want to be like her wen i grow up(btw, i already have the body). heheheheheh! May God bless her for her kind gesture. Big AMEM!!!!!

Anonymous said...

This is so amazing! I just kept smiling as i went through the pictures. God bless her.

Anonymous said...

I just found new respect for Omotola. This is such a beautiful thing she's done. It brought tears to my eyes. God bless her for this!

Adele said...

Truly amazing! At first, when I saw the headline, I thought - a makeover was nice but a bit frivolous but as I read Omotola's words, it really really made sense. God bless you Omotola, with blessings of things money can buy and cannot buy and favour all around! To the widows, I hope this gives them the push to go out and conquer their dreams for their children's sake as well as theirs.

Anonymous said...

Amazing,God bless you omotola, look at the transformation, suffer no good, walahi. God bless you for putting smiles on their faces.

pricey said...

omotola, God bless you real good

Anonymous said...

Linda you carry last on this oh hahahaha Bella had them last week LOL

Ann said...

Wonderful job! How heartwarming

Temitayo said...

Omosexy well done! will do same for my mum

Elenurazor! said...

Oh wow even tho I no send omo t
This is amazing
These women almost dont look like the,selves
Its amazing what a makeover can do
I hope they mantain it

Anonymous said...

really Amazing,keep up the good work.these women will smile weneva d see the pictures of themselves today.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful, the whole point was to make them happy and I am pretty sure the aim has been attained

ade said...

these are the kind of things i like to see.
Nigerian rich are so use to bling bling parry parry i pass you unncessary wastage of money and HARDLY ever give back to the community.
i wish omo sexy more riches and prosperity.
i also wish to see more of these from the rest of them.

Ng said...

I really like this...Kudos to her.
Makes me want to explore everything FEMININE until I become old and fragile...

Anonymous said...

Utterly amazing!

~Yv said...

"i like Omotolaaaa cos people like her, I like ..." Bless her lovely heart, Omosexy :)

The yinx said...

Im moved to tears. God bless u Omotola. Mrs. Florence Cletus looks amazing!

Anonymous said...

Very very totful. This project is a result of creative thinking. Weldone omotola.

Anonymous said...

Stale news

la~pimpette said...

WOW... AMAZING!

Anonymous said...

Indeed! everywoman is beautiful if they have access to the right products and places.

Weldone omosexy, more grease to your elbow, and just like oliver twist i like to ask for more to be done for them after the make over....like financial assistance to boost their business?

These women would be feeling more confident now...and who knows, another suitor might come calling? #wink-wink#

lucabracee said...

while i appreciate the fact that she has at least done something to boost the image and confidence of those widows i think its not worth the publicity being showered on it all over the blog osphere.

she gathered 20 widows together applied make up and a range of cloth,thats hardy life changing is it?
what happens after they clean off the make up and take off the clothes?they go back to their normal struggles she could have helped them better by setting them up in small and medium business concerns or some educational scholarships for their children.
its not worth the media coverage

sisiekomi said...

Really nice! Just like she said most of this women put their children first ,they never really spend time to take care of themselves,see the smiles on their faces,that's more than enough reason to continue this initiative !God bless Omo T.

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Emily said...

This is soo touching, i almst cried. God bless u Omotola, finally ppl r standing up n doin smefin dt we cn all c.

Miss west Africa Cameroon said...

This is so amazing.OMS SEXY well done

Kehinde Katibi said...

Is this what they need? OYEP is making things seem like the widows dont have bigger problems than their look. A complete make-over should include easing their burden cause if they dont have one b/4 they wont look like that. N Who says they wont go back the way they were when the burdens take over them. Waste of time and energy

Northern Girl said...

This is really beautiful!! Two things:
1. They look so posh, just like the women you see in Ebony magazine! Amazing!

2. At first I was like, makeover? Wouldn't something else be more beneficial? But like Omotola said, the dear women would have spent it on their kids and not on themselves.

Well done, Omotola!

Anonymous said...

Oh Myyyyyyyy!!!!

I was moved to tears seeing the amazing transformations! See how different people can look if well taken care of.

God bless the organisers for putting a smile on these womens faces.

dee1 said...

Omotola...am glad to say you have started by redefinding what been wealthy means 'Affecting peoples' giving people reasons to simile again. I pray for you your pocket will NEVER NEVER DRY!!! Soon you will do 500 makeover that will run into hundred of millions and guest what? your account will not shake. Thanks for bringing out beauty from ashes from these woman. hmmm Nigerian mothers are beautiful sha :)

Anonymous said...

They look good but look at the way these widows looked so wreteched and miserable before their make-up. Goes to show you MARRAIGE does not solve all problems. With the way Nigerian men die so quickly without leaving any savings or life insurance, marrying a naija man is a big risk. Naija men will knock you up over and over and then die and leave you with hardship and plenty mouth to feed. Look at the women looking like a shadow of themselves before the make-up. Poverty stricken 'married' but now widowed women. They are no different now from the single women that society likes to castigate. Such is life. Sad!

Anonymous said...

I saw these pictures on Bella Naija- Nigerian women are amazingly beautiful, humble and hardworking women

awww said...

Kehinde AND Lucabracee obviously didnt read her reasoning for doing this. what idiots. Do you realize a lot of these women only LIVE for their children. No one hardly ever does anything nice for them. Some of them, it is not even about the money you can give them but they need someone to show them care, to talk to them, to speak to them like genuine friends and the makeover will remind them they need to care for THEMSELVES as well and not just their kids. Omotola did this and more and you can see the glow in their faces.

Anonymous said...

The before pixs, shows the anxiety, sadness they have carried for so long, the after pixs, show how they will look if they give themselves a bit of care.It will give them courage and make them walk tall, and oh its a reminder for them that they can also take care of themselves a bit more. Thanx to OMO T. This was a good reminder for them that they can live also. God bless.

Anonymous said...

Infact God bless u plenti 4 dis comment,I was goin 2 repli dem both b4 I saw dis.u said it all,sum pple dnt read 2 undastnd b4 commentin.stay blessed

Anonymous said...

U sound lik an illiterate wit dis ur comment,am sure u r jst one of dos frustrated single lady.Go get a life dear n stop yarnin rubbish

Anonymous said...

Infact God bless u plenti 4 dis comment,I was goin 2 repli dem both b4 I saw dis.u said it all,sum pple dnt read 2 undastnd b4 commentin.stay blessed

lucabracee said...

@aww
you are a blatant fool and a 48carat diamond encrusted TWAT
irrespective of her reasons for giving them the makeover omotola is enjoying the positive media coverage and adulations being showered upon her. what are the widows getting back apart from a couple of minutes of looking good??
today is sunday and i can assure you all the widows are back to their everyday struggle with the supposed makeover like a distant memory to them.

her excuse that any financial help will go towards their children is not tenable.no one will get their hands on money and intentionally starve themselves and feed the children, doesn't make any sense.

fair play to her if she is taking advantage of the widow's present dire situation to give her public image a boost but don't you dare tell me she is doing something that is extra ordinary or adding value to their lives.

i can go out tomorrow with 5 make up artistes and a make up bag and then randomly choose 10 widows apply make up on them and a change of clothes and I'm frigging mother theresa a beg gimme a break!!

Anonymous said...

Kehinde Katibi 7:19 PM
U r bitter and clearly lost the point of the makeover!!! pls do us a favour and go fuck stone!!! the fact that omo sexy was able to, even if for one minute put a smile on the faces of these women. thats an achievement. u looser!!! i dislike haters n people like u who r so bitter n cant even admit something good when u si it.

Anonymous said...

Linda, U know wat? the comments by readers is the most interesting part of your blog. U have hilarious people as readers.
Obviously Omotola did well but as economist will say self interest is always a part of the motive.
Life assurance needs to be promoted in Nig, coz the life expectancy in nig is low (less then 50yrs) uk is bout 75-80yrs

Oj said...

Omg..omosexy,oMobeauty God will bless you billions of folds. This the kind of things we all should
Be doing in our own little way.in our community, town,villages

http://najiajobs.blogspot.com said...

Wow, this really impressive. God bless you Omotola.

Anonymous said...

I'm so Impressed with what she has done in the lives of these widows. a minute of hapiness can heal so many years of pain. alot of people cant understand this. she has done a great job & she will enjoy the fruits of her labour. her husband will not die a premature death in Jesus Name. This seed she sowed she will reap it in Jesus Name. AMEN

Anonymous said...

Omotola says'' if she gives 'em money, they will spend it on their kids''. Just what every mother will do. May God continue to Bless Omotola and her family for this kind gesture.Looking at the transformation of those mothers just made my day! Thanks Lily, can i call you that? Have a pleasant week. xoxo♥u!

Mscleopatra said...

I Thor for once I would not read anything negative from the comments! Only for LUcabra en kabit or whatever they call themselves to spoil everything. Stupid pple!

grace said...

@lucabree let us see tye one you have done naw! atleast it made them smile but this ur comment is making people sad. Get off LIB and put a smile on someone's face and stop being a pain in d butt

Anonymous said...

@ Lucabracee

You are absolutely correct!

a makeover is a band aid solution.
these women have bigger problems than wigs and makeup.

And really what does it say about us as Africans that we feel that these women look better with a cheap wig and ever cheaper makeup.

Abeg, the first lady with her natural hair looked amazing before the bad wig.

To those that say that these new pictures show more positive and happier energy.

You do realize that OYEP decided which pictures to post before and after right. Obviously they are going to choose pictures with the women barely smiling before.

Let us try to be more critical people!

Anonymous said...

this is awesome


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Anonymous said...

@ bitter frustrated lucrabacee...so since you could do it why haven't you? Oh shut up! Omotola gave them gifts and most importantly something money cannot buy,a new confidence only women can understand! People like you are like the phsracees in the bible never seeing anything good but never doing anything either!is she God that she'll bring an end to all their lives sufferings? Pls shut up Bo! Nitwit!

Anonymous said...

Hunray,can't u just appreciate nd leav it at dat,let dis women treat demselves nd feel happy even if its for a while,which 1 av u done from ur house dat ur commentin on fake smiles..

Anonymous said...

Lucabree or wateva ur name is,I tink its worth d publicity,it boosts der image nd confidence nd dats 1 tin u can't go outside nd buy,must u run every attempt at being good down,nd its people lik u dat r usually selfish.mtchew

TMO said...

At first I was like, makeover? Wouldn't something else be more beneficial?

Then I clicked on the more photos I didnt know when tears began to fall down ....Can you see the way the women's faces lit -up each beautiful in her own way....For that moment looking like the exact opposite of how they came in and we could all clearly see the joy from within their hearts.

For those that do not appreciate it Kehinde, Anon and Co what have u done in the past one year to put a smile on just a normal person's face not to talk of hardworking widows ??? Ask urselves and stop being bitter ...If u dont have any good to say with your mouth u better seal it. For u will be judged by them !!!!

Butumi said...

Awesome!!! God Bless u d more! And I guess my mum needs this too if she will agree with me....lol.

Anonymous said...

i was moved to tears the reality of widowhood in Nigeria is written all over their faces. Thanks Omotola

Anonymous said...

Lucabracee you dont get the point. People like you only critize and do nothing . we are saying that these once pretty women cant afford a smile cos of the challenges they face . For that moment it is like givig them a holiday.

lepa toh behd said...

@lucabracee 48 carat diamond encrusted twat!!!!!!BLOOD OF JESUS!!!sheeeeeeeetttttt!!!!!mayne i gotta add dat 2 my vocab lmao!!!LIB readers will nt kill me oo..well,d fact dat omo T was able 2 put a smile on their sad faces is something to reckon with.she tried abeg!!yh a makeover might not be on their scale of preference buh my dear its something.this singular act by omo T will forever linger in their hearts.'takes a spoonfull of garri"

Y.Tee said...

God bless you Omotola. you are right when you said widows only spend any money ppl give them on their kids. May you find happiness in abundance too.

Anonymous said...

God bless Omosexy!

Anonymous said...

God bless u Omo T for putting smiles in d faces of these women. God will rembr u at the time u least xpect
ME

adaora nwachukwu said...

oh dear people.!!!!!i am a mother and thank God i am not widowed.@lubacree or whatever,its not the fact that the make up is cheap nor that the wig is expensive or otherwise.it also isnt about self recognition.as human beings our 1st thought is to do something for something.as Gods children,we pay tithe or give zakaat becaue we hope God will forgive us sins,pefform miracles etc in ourlives.so if omotolas reasons for doing this is self promotion,she is entitled.what have you done for anyone?i am a very comfortable woman byb the grace of God but i still have to put the needs of the childsren before that bag or those shoes i saw in the display windows.i pray for those that have nothing good to say about this gesture that they will never have a reason to choose between looking decent and good and feeding the children.amen.it wont solve the bigger issues for them but it will give them a few minutes of self worth.GOD blrss you omotola jalade ekehinde.

Anonymous said...

omotola,you have done well.now for those castigating this woman,please lets see what you have done for others besides yourself.

Anonymous said...

this is really nice, even if i lasted for just 1 hr. I believ d memories r gonna last forever in the heart of these women. Thank u so muc Omo Sexy

Shaddy said...

Waooooooooooo
this is so great!!!!!!!!!1 Omotola Jalade Ekehinde God bess you world you are the best keep on doing good it has reward

Adele said...

@ Lucabracee and Kehinde, the whole point of the makeover is to give these women a boost of self-confidence to go out their and achieve their dreams. If you read the article instead of just looking at the pictures, you would understand this. It appears that you do not realize just how much looking good helps to boost one's self-confidence. You know we live in a superficial world where people tend to address you as you are dressed. So, helping these women realize their outward beauties gives them the extra confidence to conquer their world, for their children's sake as much as theirs. Like Omotola explained, giving these women a makeover is something for themselves, reminding them to take good care of themselves. What good is it if these women work so hard, don't take care of themselves and God forbid drop dead, leaving their children as orphans? In fact, seeing their mum look so happy, well dressed and beautiful is also good for the children who have suffered such a terrible loss. I am sure they don't want their mum looking so sad and unhappy all the time. I still say good work and well done Omotola!!!

Anonymous said...

Ur obviously a frustrated little twat wit a fish brainw

Anonymous said...

M sure u nd lubracee r of d same moda,d whole purpose of dis is to put a smile on der faces nd make dem feel happy,trust me dat alond does wonders for der health u bunch of neva do well,ow many lives av u changed,sitting der nd crticizing

sleekreek said...

This is .......(couldnt find suitable words),,,,,God bless u Omotola for bringing out their beauty,,,,u hav laid another example that so many celebs will definitely follow.....

Anonymous said...

nice concept omotola. and for wot eva u did, GOD sees ur heart.
By the way, why is it dat, most make-over (after)pics are usually photo-shopped. But d before-pics are not photo-shopped. This makes BOTH the before vs after pics look so different and in contrast to each other. Its very common in Naija. But here in Uk, d photographer tries to apply photo-shop to both d before vs after pics

Anonymous said...

wao amazing just look at what a little make up can do to your age and they all look ten years younger. kudos to omot.

Gene are you seeing this? these are the kind of things we want to see you doing and not the waka waka that you are currently doing ans snapping picture with ever tom dick and harry mschew!!!

omot carry go jare my sister well done for putting a smile on these women as sometimes socitey do indeed forget them.

Anonymous said...

At lucabracee and all the bittered, negatively programmed haters who have refused to see any good in any human act, read carefully.

A little kindness can go a long way in putting a spring on someone's step, these women may just realize that they have potentials in them to be better. POVERTY IS NOT LACK OF MONEY, IT IS THE CLOSING OF THE MIND TO SEE GREAT POTENTIALS AND ABILITY IN ONESELF.

A poor person will always be poor if you like give the person $1million, just a matter of time. Poverty is in the mind and only a re-orientation of one's mind can bring possiblities to realities. I bet you that one of these women will make up her mind to work extra hard to become a better person.

Moreover, you do not know what it takes to be a widow. All they think is about their kids, do you know the admiration their children will have for them seeing their mothers for once LOOKING BEAUTIFUL? They will frame those pictures and use them as a referral point to tell the world that they indeed have beautiful mothers.

These can motivate kids in a deplorable situation to make up their minds not to remain poor. That you were born in the gutters does not mean you will remain in the gutters.

Finally, WHAT HAVE YOU DONE FOR THE POOR? YOU...,YES YOU NEGATIVE SAYER! WHAT HAVE YOU DONE FOR THE POOR?

ARE YOU WAITING FOR GOD TO MAKE YOU A SUPER STAR TO HELP THE POOR?
IF YOU HAVE SINGLED OUT ONE POOR PERSON TO HELP WITH THE LITTLE YOU HAVE, YOU WILL THEN APPLAUD OMOTOLA FOR THIS GREAT KINDNESS.

OMOTOLA JALADE EKEHINDE! MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY FOREVER IN JESUS NAME. I LOVE YOU SISTER AND I THINK YOU DESERVE A NATIONAL AWARD FOR THIS GREAT ACT OF KINDNESS TO THESE WOMEN THAT MANY SEE AND IGNORE.

Anonymous said...

At lucrabee and his/her cohorts...Omotola did more than gather 20 widows together applied make up and a range of cloth...
she took them to a spa...
they got body massage,
facials,
manicure,
pedicure,
hair-do,
shopping spree for clothes,
she gave them cooking utensils
and a bag of rice each.

Someone on BellaNaiaja, knows one of the women as hawker infront of their street. DO YOU KNOW THAT SOMEONE LIKE THAT MAY ACTUALLY HAVE NEVER BEEN IN A SALON/SPA BEFORE?

Even if she did it for publicity sake, she still did it. Now if all the Nollywood stars will each choose 20widows randomly to show these kindness, am sure it woll make a great impact.

OUT OF THE ABUNDANCE OF THE HEART THE MOUTH SPEAKS..
Anyone who condemns this act of OMOTOLA is a very bitter person, and I truly feel soooooooo sorry for him/her. #SMH.

Anonymous said...

these women should frame and put up the picture on their walls. anytime they are down, they should go and look at the picture, i'm sure it will improve their mood

awww said...

lucabree or lonneybin..I give up. Please crawl back into the hole you came out of. You are extremely clueless. Ignorance at its finest. How sad

LucidLilith said...

Both women look gorgeous.

Anonymous said...

January 29, 2012 10:58 PM
Go to school, get an education, and learn to spell. You illiterate poverty stricken african monkey who cannot adequately provide for your family and will soon be dealt with by boko haram! Retard!

Anonymous said...

You people should leave lucrabee alone. Everyone is entitled to their opinion. This is why I dislike most Nigerians. You always like to force your opinion on others. No wonder boko haram is dealing with Nigeria at the moment and you know no peace. Go and get a life Nigerians and stop forcing your half-baked opinions on other people!

Anonymous said...

@ Lucabracee

YOu know you have something to say when Nigerians attack you from all corners.

Don't mind all these fools that ooh and ahhh over these women's pictures.

That is why the plight of women will not change in Nigeria anytime soon. Instead of to lend her voice and influence towards changing the socio-economic realities of these women in a concrete way Omotola has deployed a rather ridiculous approach. slap european wigs and makeup on them and appear to be doing something and get accolades. Abeg!

As if these women will remember the wig and makeup next week. At the end what they will have is a picture.

I suppose for some of you that means the whole fucking world.

stupid people.

Anonymous said...

big sis u 2 much, if na person like u come be president wife all d poverty children even mama nd papa go be hapi asaya.... abow 4 u big sis.