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Hey Everyone,
So how was your weekend?
Hope it went well…
I was going to put up some pics from the ThisDay Awards and Vagina Monologues but I think that most of you have peeped them by now. If you want to check them out, go to
It seems as though Monday has become our West African Idol day…
I hope y’all are not sick of the show yet.
Here are the performances from last night.

Ama Ejisu-Akropong
‘Strong Enough’ by Cher – Hmmm…her performance was below average. I just wasnt feeling it but she looked good.

Confidence Rufai
Dido’s ‘Thank You’ – I love Confidence and I love this song but the combo was strange…her deep voice just wasnt a good fit for the song

Mercy John
Sinead O’Connor’s ‘Nothing Compares To You’ – She reminds me of Yolanda Adams…what do y’all think? Anyway, her excessive facial expressions distracted me from her performance…but her voice was strong.

Ernest Darkwa
Lonestar’s ‘Amazed’ – I think he had one of the best performances of the night…

Michael Alao
‘Take a Bow’ by Madonna – Where do I start….the dancing? the hair? hmmm

Jodie Odiete
‘Have You Ever Really Loved A Woman?’ by Bryan Adams – She did ok. I just didnt like the song choice.

Vote fast because voting ends at 13:00 Central African Time – HERE
UPDATE: Voting is over – Jodie and Mercy are through to the Top 10…I think Ernest should have gone through though!

A lot of people have been asking about Syntyche, below is the official statement from MNet. I guess she had to make a choice of music vs. her education and she chose the latter.
‘Though some, like the much-talked-about Syntyche from Abuja, did marvellously well with their powerful voices, they were not prepared to take on the task of becoming an Idol in its entirety. As some have conjectured, the 18 year old decided her studies are her main priority at this time in her life’

Watch the vids and let us know what you think! Who are your favs so far? Who was the best of the night?
Have a great week…Ciao!

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  1. ~CeeJay~

    March 19, 2007 at 4:56 pm

    yay! my first! just to say thanks for the west africa idols update. well done!!

  2. Nkechi

    March 19, 2007 at 4:58 pm

    AAAAAH!first!i miss ya and i have good news for u!!!nice post

  3. Dammie

    March 19, 2007 at 5:12 pm

    Awwwwwwwww @ SYN…..Best wishes then *sigh*

  4. Anonymous

    March 19, 2007 at 7:37 pm

    mercy is amazing!! that gurl can sing:) thanks bellla

  5. Calabar Gal

    March 19, 2007 at 8:53 pm

    Thanks for the links to the vagina monologues. I’m off there to have a peek pronto.

  6. bibi

    March 19, 2007 at 10:01 pm

    idols WA is starting to bore me…the 1st group still had the best ppl..i think they need a voice coach or something….i couldnt even finish watching the performances..

    ama: she was ok…she has the look
    confidence: WTF…she made me hate the song..maybe another song would have done her justice
    mercy: has a stong voice…but get rid of ur facial expressions of the group

  7. Anonymous

    March 19, 2007 at 11:14 pm

    hi bella,
    how are u doing,u wont believe it,i needed to get busy with myself so i just started to browse just to find your beautiful site,idols….uhm..i’ve watched every bit of it but honestly,it’s beginning to get really boring as only the first six had the best performance so far..oh that jerrilyn’s voice was so awful and she was picked?daah!and bella d presenter is d worst nigeria as ever produced,he was as bad as his mtn advert.kai

  8. Beyond

    March 20, 2007 at 1:35 am

    thanks for updating us on the west africa idols.

  9. tatafo!

    March 20, 2007 at 2:03 am

    ahn! ahn! Joke Silva looks so fabulous even when she’s casually dressed! Damnnnnn @ the fashion hits and misses! I love naija paparazzi 🙂
    As for Idols WA i haven’t been following it like I wanted to. That Idols signature song annoys the heck out of me.

  10. Anonymous

    March 20, 2007 at 3:45 am

    Jodie was the best.Ama was an ear sore,sang off key.

  11. Ladybug

    March 20, 2007 at 5:36 am

    Bella, thanks ever so much for the Idols update, I actually look forward to your weekly updates.
    Is it me, or is this the worst group so far? The arrangment or rearrangements of all the songs were just darn wrong!! Simon Cowell should not see this! Lol!
    Ama- had the song until she broke out with the chorus! It was just a terrible rendition, ouch!
    Confidence- Sounded and looked too ‘butch’!
    Ernest- sounded too hoarse, and was almost screaming by the end and what was with the “it just keeps getting beitter and beitter”?? Since when was there an ‘i’ in better?? Lol!
    Michael- WTF?? absolutely hilarious!!
    Jodie & Mercy wer alright though.
    I just can’t help feeling this was an easy group and better singers from other groups that didnt make the cut would have made it here! Oh well, thats just my opinion!
    Thanks for the link to the photo’s.
    BTW, I love your blog!

  12. Anonymous

    March 20, 2007 at 1:34 pm

    These people need to go and convince that Syntyche girl to change her mind, for realz. No one else has done it for me since watching her. This first 2 in this group are a hot mess. Can’t bring myself to watch the rest.

  13. Anonymous

    March 20, 2007 at 3:45 pm

    ernest… good voice
    Jodie…u rock
    Mercy..didnt know wat to do with herself on stage
    Ama…not good
    Gold boy…dont ever sing again and the goodness
    in summary jodie and ernest should have been chosen not the tall girl

  14. Anonymous

    March 20, 2007 at 6:37 pm

    I don tire for their oyinbo songs oh. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, can they sing songs by WEST AFRICA MUSICIANS!! Honestly, I think they will sound better.

  15. Anonymous

    March 21, 2007 at 3:31 pm

    i actually think its good they are singing “oyinbo songs” its a challange and it’ll show who’s voice is stronger. But men! that micheal guy eh…i won die of laughter.its not fair o! why did they put him there to just fool himself like that.he rimnds me of chiko on the X-factor(Uk) hahahaha funny is an understatement.LOVING IT! bella i love ur blog,honestly. best wishes,X.

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