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Hey Everyone!!!!!!!
I am sooooo sorry for my absence. I hope y’all had not completely given up hope and abandoned my blog lol. I really appreciate your patience!
Being the ‘blonde’ that I am, I forgot my laptop charger and phone charger so it was almost impossible to blog or do anything else for that matter.
Anyways, I just got back last night and I’m back to blogging!
Wow! My trip was amazing! I had a really fab time…..I was really busy and running around the place but it worked out in the end. It was just the perfect blend of fun, work and relaxation…
Kisses to my new ‘international’ friend hahah…he knows who he is.
Anyways, maybe I’ll give more details from my trip later but lets get back in the swing of things first!
Tina Atiemo is a Ghanian designer based in the UK. I first heard about her in December when she was featured in the UN CatWalk the World – Fashion For Food show in Accra, Ghana.
Ever since then, I have been a huge fan of her work. Tina is not just a clothing designer but also a card maker. She makes unique handmade cards with an African twist. Check out some of Tina’s work below. I love how she used a full-figured model (Tieko) in her ads. Luv her and Luv the clothes!


The Designer

Tina is such a sweetheart plus she’s really talented so I really appreciate her work. Please let us know what you think! To visit her website, click HERE

Back to my current obsession – Idols West Africa! Woooot…I missed so much while I was away. I am sure hardcore fans like me have already seen these but for those who havent, here are some more interesting tidbits from this week’s episodes.

Luv It!
image hosted by ImageVenue.comTimi – Top 24 – See Profile
image hosted by ImageVenue.comJerrilyn (her story is just amazing) – Made it to Top 24 – See Profile
image hosted by ImageVenue.comIbitoru – Top 24 (LMAO this babe is a trip) – See Profile
image hosted by ImageVenue.comAma – Top 24 – See Profile
image hosted by ImageVenue.comJarry – Top 24 – See Profile
Absolutely Awful!
Herbert and Co. – truly awful
Ernest – huh he was ok…y did he go through?
Ramzy – ok but not idol material really

Its Murda!!!

Chinwe – Speechless! The outfit, the singing, the dancing…wow!
Udosen – hahahahahaha
2 Singers
Nameless – huh?
The Top 24 contestants have been chosen.
Here are some of my other favs –
You can see them all on the Idols West Africa website – HERE
That’s it! Please show some luv by leaving your comments….U know I missed u guys….
Let us know what you think about Tina’s clothes and cards plus who is your fav Idols WA finalist? Let us know!!!
Have a blessed day and see ya tomorrow.

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  1. Nilla

    March 1, 2007 at 2:35 pm

    i’m first! yay!

  2. Nilla

    March 1, 2007 at 2:41 pm

    The Cards by Tina are creative. I also like the black beads (if thats what they are) at the back of the first outfit.

    Have a wonderful day Missy!

  3. Naija Vixen

    March 1, 2007 at 2:56 pm

    Yay, m 2nd 🙂 so do i get a Tina Atimeo dress?…lol. rily do love d 1st dress…nice

  4. Dammie

    March 1, 2007 at 3:31 pm

    Ohhhh I love the detailing on the 1st dress….niceeee

    I need to get myself to watch this Idols WA.

    Welcomeee backkk Bella, I miss you so!! 🙁


  5. Anonymous

    March 1, 2007 at 3:39 pm

    hi bella i’m one of those anonymous fans…ur doing a great job!anyway do u know if there’s anyway people outside africa could watch the show that is, besides the audition clips on the website…thanks!

  6. Anonymous

    March 1, 2007 at 3:43 pm

    Such a lonnnnnnggg absense!! Not good o! Missed your posts! Abeg can you upload Sokari Briggs video, she’s a good family friend but havent spoken to her in ages!!

  7. Kettle

    March 1, 2007 at 3:48 pm

    ERM, Please can you explaing ibitoru’s face to me!!!

  8. LondonBuki

    March 1, 2007 at 4:14 pm

    I like the cards(beautiful!)

    Welcome back… 🙂

    I have seen a couple of clips of Idols from your blog… will check more out later.

  9. i c y A F R I C A N A

    March 1, 2007 at 4:55 pm

    I’m certainly digging Tinas style.. and the cards.. CAN WE BUY THE CARDS ONLINE. I love them.. As per African idol did synth make it through? she was good.

  10. Smoothvibes

    March 1, 2007 at 4:58 pm

    Welcome back!

    I loove the cards by Tina… and of course the fact that she used full figured model!

    I have been foloowing the west African Idols… with partidular interest in Syntyche… I thought she sounded amazing…. Any Idea wat happened to her?

  11. tatafo!

    March 1, 2007 at 5:35 pm

    okay i love i love the cowl dress and the halter dress worn by Tieko! i’m going to steal that cowl neck look for myself mehn!

    On another note…errm this is a shoutout to Judith Adeola ( who scanned in copies of True Love feat Sasha. I sent an email to the address you listed and it came back to me. Bella said she never got an email from you. Could you please! please!! email the link to Bella. I wouldn’t want all your hardwork you put in scanning those copies to be in vain! thanks!

  12. Anonymous

    March 1, 2007 at 5:46 pm

    love your blog.. keep it up!!!

  13. Anonymous

    March 1, 2007 at 6:02 pm


    So Lurve lurve your blog. Very informative.

    So this Ibitoru Green – How old did she say she was again? and her most important asset?

    There is always a clown

  14. Anonymous

    March 1, 2007 at 8:16 pm

    i thot dose 2 contesttants under ur awful listing were ok. dey wernt dat bad ‘specially d 1 dat sang seal’s song…nehoo, guess its ur opinion. as 4 d chinwe gurl nd d fela guy (lmao) i was literally rollin on d floor. den again, d chick from it me or did she gain a WHOLE LOTTA WEIGHT???

  15. Anonymous

    March 1, 2007 at 8:18 pm

    nd dats contestant with 1 t…typo. sorry
    previous anonymous posta

  16. Bukky George-Taylor

    March 1, 2007 at 8:30 pm

    Pick up ya phone darn it…

    Your mailbox is full. Rubbish (smile).


  17. Anonymous

    March 1, 2007 at 8:39 pm

    Ibitoru Greene is an albino and if she’s stating that as her most important asset then let her be… Whats she supposed to do? Kill herself because she’s an albino? A lot of people wouldnt expect her to be confident an all but i think thats a plus on her part… To those who referred to her as a clown, what would you say about Chinwe and the Fela guy????

  18. Anonymous

    March 1, 2007 at 9:15 pm

    Hi Bella babe!

    I’m just curious as to when you landed and able to load up so quickly?! …You’re a Wonder Woman 🙂

    Thanks again dear.
    Tina xxx

  19. Cherub (former Bijouxoxo)

    March 1, 2007 at 11:54 pm

    Lara from Kush has put on some weight. Married life is good oh, i didn’t even know she was married. Her designs are fab. Good job Bella, keep ’em coming.

  20. didi

    March 2, 2007 at 12:30 am

    is lara really 23?

  21. Anonymous

    March 2, 2007 at 5:28 am

    lara CAN’T be 23.

  22. O

    March 2, 2007 at 6:15 am

    Hmm I wondered about that myself cos I know her agemate who’s almost 30 so ermmm……plus I really do wonder why she auditioned for this show in the first place…
    Loving Tina’s creations!!!
    Bella welcome back….Call me.


    March 2, 2007 at 7:30 am

    Oh me goosh! The idol auditions are soooo funny! I think I want Jerrilyn to win; her story is amazing (ok I’m a softie) plus she’s got a nice soothing voice.

  24. Lolita

    March 2, 2007 at 8:54 am


    I was wondering when I was going to get my fix, was going into the withdrawal phase, good to have you back.

    I really only liked the first outfit and the one she had on but the cards are nice.

    As for Idols, are they trying to tell me that they dropped Synteche? Not good!! Not good at all! Meanwhile, Ibitoru is a trip for real! I was ROTFLMAO but she has a good voice. Timi was very nice; loved the Liberian girl, Jerrilyn, great spirit after everything she’s been through.

    As for Chinwe, she needs a good flogging!! Ah ah!!

    Keep it coming o jare!! Don’t leave me feenin’ ever again 🙂

  25. Lolita

    March 2, 2007 at 9:11 am


    I had not seen Udosen, OMG!!! My sides are splitting, cannot control the laughter, chai! And Dede was not finding the thing funny at all. I no be gentuluman at all oh!

    At least his tidy whities were clean. OMG!

  26. Overwhelmed Naija Babe

    March 2, 2007 at 11:09 am

    if i don’t take care.. you’ll make an ‘african print’ wearer out of me bella.. those designs were gorgeous and quite mordern i didnt like the one with the belly button cutout but everything else was gorgoeus.. man the dress with the chain back is just beautiful…

    Man… that girl with the blue dres.. wtf.. is she alright? I think she’s confused!welcome back bella… the simon cowell guy is getting less annoyin i find.. and abrewa nana is cute but she’s beginning to get on my nerves with her comments… she doesn’t base her acceptance on any ‘sane knowledge’… the american dude still rocks… man there was this girl with a weird name sythe or something… she sang her socks off!!! rock on idol west africa.. the liberian girl with the sad story made me cry.. God bless her.. I hope she wins!! lol. the fela guy was just asking for it.. lol.. i no be genturuman at all… hehe

  27. Dimples

    March 2, 2007 at 11:48 am

    Oh yeah totally loving those outfits….more FAB stuff coming out of Ankara and African print….oh how I love my continent.

    Oh Idols is just too mad…got back from Naija a while ago…and it’s amazing how full grown individuals sit clued to it 24/7…really can u blame them though with the kind of things people come out with.

    A bit lost myself..saw Synteche when I was in Naija…and all of a sudden she’s not in the final 24…her always seem to get the better of her sha…but hey good luck to her in whatever she wants 2 do…FAB singer.

    My vote is for Sokari Briggs…u go girlie!!!..i’ve got ur back..i even left Celtel voting credit onn my fone @ home for u…a bit vexed sha…that u didn’t yarn that u were in the final 24 when I saw u…but it’s all good I understand **wink wink** confidentiality and all that business.

    Lara from Kush 23 ke???No way..i swear that babe was already in UNILAG when I was in SS1…and I’m now 23…no way.

    Take care all

    *pls check out-

  28. bhookey84

    March 2, 2007 at 1:11 pm

    welcome backkkkkkkkkkkkkk

  29. mystoriesmytestimonies

    March 2, 2007 at 1:56 pm

    welcome back ….
    can see u had fun in london…

  30. Anonymous

    March 2, 2007 at 2:31 pm

    I am the blogger who used the word clown in reference to Ms Green. I did not know she was an Albino.
    Apologies for the insensitivity. I hang my head in shame.

    Anyway Bella – any link to where we can get the cards online?

  31. Anonymous

    March 2, 2007 at 3:32 pm

    What did they do to Syntyche…How stupid???? The Liberian girl…double wow! I found myseld closing my eyes to feel that song.

    Bella, you fit infesticate wetin happen to Syntyche, how could they?

  32. Mona

    March 2, 2007 at 6:57 pm

    Those tina outfits are FABULOSO! lololol

    Big LOL @ IDOL

    Good weekend xxxxx

  33. Kpakpando

    March 2, 2007 at 8:44 pm

    that model is considered full-figured (gasp)WORRAHELL! I’m peeved now.

    as far as WEst Africa idol, the judges are trying too hard to duplicate the performances that Simon and his co-assholes give, it takes away from the show.


    March 3, 2007 at 6:50 am

    I haven’t seen Solari in a while. Good to see she’s on Idols. A former QC babe. Goodluck Sokari B.

  35. dezhare

    March 3, 2007 at 7:34 pm

    ibitoru, is that a joke??? I saw her profile, “what makes u unique?”, her reply was “my complexion”…I say damn right!!


  36. Tayo

    March 5, 2007 at 9:00 am

    What on earth is Lara from Kush doing in the Idols? She can be a star without Idols anyday… except maybe for the recording deal. Wish her luck.
    Nice one Bella.

  37. Tina Atiemo

    March 5, 2007 at 11:46 am

    …and yes! i love the feature. Thanks Bella 🙂

    Tina Atiemo

  38. gee

    March 16, 2007 at 1:43 pm

    Hi! Stumbled across this site & must say, i’m impressed! Keep up the good work & God bless you real good!

  39. Anonymous

    April 1, 2007 at 10:12 pm

    I saw Ibitouru what so ever she call herself. I read her profile saying that her unique esset on her is her complextion…. dame right about that, 1 inch away my sister your vines will be seen. Come on are you serious? worst then a cow skin……..just my opinion.

  40. Anonymous

    April 1, 2007 at 10:22 pm

    wuz up Bella, girl you are doing a fantistic job keep it up.WA idol just crack me up, especilly from the begaining…..the liberian girl she is just amazing I think her name is Jerrilyn, beautiful girl. i also like timi great voice. hala back baby girl.

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