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I have been sooooo busy this week!
Its just been crazy…I have so many things to do at home and at work….
Next month is going to be even crazier but God will give me strength….
Dont worry, next week is going to be fiyah! I have a lot of things planned so lets see how it works out!

What’s Hot?
Icy’s blog has been on fiyah this week! She’s been running an excellent tribute to naija guys…..
Go check it out…I can feel the temperatures risin’ – HERE
BGT is celebrating enterprising Nigerian women……young women doing big things! She also has some hella fab Peridot & Ruby pics. Check on it – HERE

The Roundup

29 Year Old South African Legend, Lebo Mathosa passed away this week. She was killed in a tragic car accident. She was known for her bold vivacious nature….She really broke a lot of boundaries for female musicians in Africa and will be remembered for her vibrant personality and groundbreaking career! May her soul rest in perfect peace.
A memorial service was held mark the 1st anniversary of the passing of First Lady, Stella Obasanjo. Her son Muyiwa Obasanjo and his wife Imelse were at the event. I can’t believe its been a year already.

Anita Hogan, the Nigerian actress and former reality star got married to her fiance. If you remember Anita and her boyfriend were embarrassed by a huge scandal when their nude photos were published on the internet and in some newspapers.
One of Nigeria’s foremost fashion and beauty photographers, Yetunde Ayeni (she shot this fab photoshoot – see here) tied the knot with her media/advertising executive fiance, Steve Baba Eko. The couple had what has been dubbed as Nigeria’s first beachfront wedding. They arrived at the spectacular La Campagne Tropicana Beach Resort in Ibeju-Lekki via a Caverton helicopter. Congrats to the couple!

Madonna rocked an ankara outfit while clarifying her adoption saga on Oprah. Fab!

Thanks to Uzo for reminding me about this!
Umoja is coming to Nigeria…..the famous South African theatre production is finally here. I actually saw it in London some years ago…it was SPECTACULAR! Click on the official flyer for more information.

Felix Liberty – Ifeoma – Audio
Ifeoma, Ifeoma, I want to marry u so give me your love! lol….who doesn’t remember this song…I remember seeing him live in the National Theatre with my mum…lol…oh memories
Onyeka Onwenu – One Love – Audio
I luv Onyeka…this is one of her top hits from back in the day…one love really keeps us together
Asha – Baba – Audio
Asha is sooo talented…he is definitely one of the top new generation artistes…check on it!

Anyway, hope you have a great weekend!

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  1. Adaure

    October 27, 2006 at 1:53 am

    YEA!! I am first again!!! Ok so seeing as Ms Ayeni has done the Beach Front wedding I guess that’s off the list for me.

    Talk about BUSY.. Bella I am with you on that one.

  2. JJ

    October 27, 2006 at 2:44 am

    I remember “La Campagne Tropicana” wasn’t there a commercial or something about it where you had to say it real fast? I might be mistaken…

  3. Ms. May

    October 27, 2006 at 2:57 am

    Pele O! I feel you on the busy tip.

    Yet another great post. This one has definitely taken me back. I love that Ifeoma song…my Ibo name is Ifeoma so I used to get that one a lot. My godfather is Emma Ogosi(old school Naija artist)…LOL….that’s how I got that name. As for One Love…classic song that is still so relevant. Onyeka is a trip….and she still looks great. She’s definitely become more spiritual as time has passed. She came to mine and my sis’s grad party a cple years ago in Naija and gave us each a great book about prayer that I still have. Ahhhhh….memories.

  4. naijagal

    October 27, 2006 at 3:05 am


  5. Tutsy

    October 27, 2006 at 5:18 am

    Bella, Bella, Bella!!! You are the real S#&T!!! God bless u for taking me down memory lane with Onyeka’s “One Love keep us together”…..can’t believe i am actually crying listening to the song………….abeg, someone pass me some kleenex. You really outdid yourself on this one. If i may ask where in God’s name did you dig up the song? Omo,its been ages since i heard that song. That jam actually was my bestfriend’s jam (She passed in 1994 of sickle cell anemia) it was our little friendship song back in elementary school. Mehn!!! Listening to that song had me flooded with memories i had of her.

  6. Wordsbody

    October 27, 2006 at 8:28 am

    The tragic and untimely death of the SA pop singer, Lebo, is indeed a great loss. However, I don’t think she should be described as a ‘legend’. Legends are generally on the scene for decades before achieving such a status in the public’s mind. Miriam Makeba is a legend. Lebo, at 29, wasn’t.

    She’s did great though, having achieved so much so young, at an age when most people are still trying to figure out their role in life. Thanks for reminding us.

  7. Nyemoni

    October 27, 2006 at 9:20 am

    So so sad about Lebo, she had such a fiery personality…
    Now about the old schools songs.. Wherever in the world do you get them??
    I last heard Onyekas’ “one love” at my sisters wedding in August… Makes me reminisce still…

  8. Don Chi a.k.a. Blog Marley

    October 27, 2006 at 9:58 am

    hey ma. we needs to speak sometime, somehow. [email protected] whenever u can, hit me up. you been tagged

  9. TP

    October 27, 2006 at 10:11 am

    Great post! Thanks for the songs, purely for nostalgia trips…..
    Gosh, you know I hadn’t noticed that Madonna was wearing Ankara in that interview? That is so cool.

  10. Dimples

    October 27, 2006 at 11:42 am

    Nice one Bella once again..congrats to all those married peeps…yeah UMOJA is the shizzle…it’s a MUST watch..

    Please make time to blog more often..I really needed you @ work this week…
    anyways to all have a FAB weekend..and ya’ll behave yourselves.

  11. Adaure

    October 27, 2006 at 4:10 pm

    Bella ooo.. You have made it… your ‘weekend luv’ showed up in my daily google news alerts… keyword ‘obasanjo’

  12. tiwalade

    October 27, 2006 at 4:55 pm

    I’m so lovin that nnena’s picture.they’ve only started showing the last ANTM in london and i think she’s fab

    Time flies oh! i can’t bliv it’s been a year already since stella died…mehn

    It’s so unfair.. I was supposed to have the first beach wedding in Naija (as if naija was gonna wait for me) but nyways first doesn’t mean best, I’m still gonna have the best!

  13. Anonymous

    October 27, 2006 at 5:22 pm

    Love how u keep evolvin’ on ur site. Great posts,good work. Cool ref. to other’s sites. Keep it up.

  14. nosa101

    October 27, 2006 at 8:35 pm

    i have said it before and I will say it again. That Anita babe is FUGLY

  15. Beautifully Human

    October 27, 2006 at 9:59 pm

    never heard about the Anita Hogan scandal – so I guess is was the eqivalent to ‘paris x-rated video’/ ‘Pam & Tommy’s home video’ of Naija? lol. As for Madonna wearing an ankara outfit…purleeese!! make I hear word jo!talk about milking it for all it was worth.
    thanx for the old skool hits; bring back memories. Keep up the good work girl! Great blog!!

  16. Overwhelmed Naija Babe

    October 28, 2006 at 2:53 am

    Luv madonnas outfit.. sucks dat i missed it.. heya.. so its been one year ms obasanjo died while getting profesional bleaching and tummy tuck.. heya.. my condolences go out 2 my president.. my personal oby(abegi nigerians y una no let that poor widower go third term ehn?! he deserves more time to chop naija money.. )oh i love that song ifeoma.. they play it @ every naija party whetha yoruba,igbo or whoeva… its such a partystarter!!!icy’s blog is just the shit!!! Anita HOgan IS WOWO PERSONIFIED>>> EWWWWW.. and wat a shrinkly dirty old man(y do naija ppl have this perception ppl that oyinbo ppl r right after God? bcos on a regular day… y would any girl that age no matter how ugly talk 2 a nasty smelly old man like that ehn!?!?!

  17. Naijadude

    October 28, 2006 at 8:52 pm

    Dont I just love your blog? Its fabulous indeed.
    While is Madonna tryna be an hypocrite? who ask am to go rock ankara?
    And I love your blog!!

  18. tatafo!

    October 29, 2006 at 12:34 am

    my mom and I were talking about this the other…may Stella soul rest in peace and all others, especially my aunt who passed away in the plane crash that took place 24 hours after.

  19. Anonymous

    October 29, 2006 at 2:23 pm

    Another plane crash in Abuja ..developing!

  20. Mona

    October 29, 2006 at 10:53 pm

    r.i.p lebo, i saw her once…meanwhile thanx for all this mad info bella…

    I’m back from holiday xxx

  21. Uzo

    October 30, 2006 at 5:24 pm

    Yes…Finally Umoja comes up. I adore this blog. I shall be seeing Umoja next weekend and i cannot wait. Everyone that has seen it says its soooo great.

    This weekend, can you give us some info on the concert featuring Jazz great Earl Klugh with Lagbaja at Muson???? I want to go and cant get more info anywhere.

    I am happy Anita married her man after that scandal. I am going to go out on a limb here and say that i doubt any of my Nigerian brothers would have stayed with her after that catastrophe that cost the man his job

  22. Mona

    October 30, 2006 at 7:50 pm

    this anita hogan babe now looks familiar! she used to be in some yoruba movies even, if its her

  23. Aba Boy

    November 1, 2006 at 12:11 pm

    Can you pls report the Ifeoma (audio) link…

  24. emc

    January 22, 2007 at 2:43 pm

    Hiya, I just across this site when googling for Felix Lebarty song (Ifeoma).

    I tried ur link to download but couldn’t. I wil appreciate if u can send me this track. I ‘d really like to llisten to this track.

  25. Anonymous

    October 29, 2007 at 12:21 pm

    Hi Bella,
    ur blog is great!!!!
    I’m more impressed now that I’ve searched the entire web for Onyeka Onwenu’s ONE-LOVE and only found some useful link to some audio that (should work) on your blog. Thing is the download time has expired.
    Will appreciate if you could repost or send????????????

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