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Hey Everyone!
First up, how was your weekend? I hope you spent the weekend praying and fasting for Nigeria lol….its not even funny, the way this election thing embarrassed us, I’m sure some of y’all had to hide your heads when your ‘foreign’ workmates, schoolmates, friends started quizzing you about it. You know how they do, because they managed to watch CNN or BBC, they think they know all about Nigeria.

Sample conversation below –
Clueless ‘oyinbo’ CNN/BBC watcher with a smug smile on their face: Hey Bella, the elections were pretty bad huh?
Bella *trying hard not be irritated*: Yes
Clueless ‘oyinbo’ CNN/BBC watcher with a smug smile on their face: Did you vote?
Bella *trying hard not be irritated*: No
Clueless ‘oyinbo’ CNN/BBC watcher with a smug smile on their face: Why not, because its your civic duty.
Bella *In my mind I was thinking, this dude is still speaking ‘grammar’ to me, civic duty ko, civic duty ni? hissssss. Is that government class? I already finished that in SS3, I don’t need a refresher from you oo*: I couldn’t vote
Clueless ‘oyinbo’ CNN/BBC watcher still with a smug smile on their face: You don’t seem fazed by this travesty
Bella *losing patience*: I’m not
Clueless ‘oyinbo’ CNN/BBC watcher *now chuckling*: The guys on CNN said that they were stealing ballot boxes, how hilarious is that?
Bella: Umm…I have work to do. Bye.
LOL. Its not their fault that our election has turned to ‘cinema’ for them, its ours!

Anyways, sorry for being MIA; No I wasnt kidnapped as suggested by Kpakpando. She said, ‘was bella kidnapped by the yar’adua camp to ensure his victory abi na wetin?’ LMAO, girl u r tooo funny. Basically, nothing much has been going on as per because of the elections so I had nada to blog about.
Well, here are some photos from the African Movie Awards which took place in Nigeria some weeks ago. Various African moviestars along with Monique and Cuba Gooding Jnr. attended. Check out the photos below.
Oh and Mercy was eliminated from Idols West Africa, I’ll update the links later in the day.

Omotola ~ Keppy Ekpeyong Bassey with Empress Njamah

Ejike Asiegbu ~ Saheed Balogun ~ Madam Kofo

Chinedu Ikedieze and Osita Iheme ~ Ghanian actresses

Segun Obe ~ Bruno Iwuoha

Kanayo O Kanayo ~ Ramsey Noah

Empress Njamah ~ 2Face

Olu Jacobs with Monique ~ Chioma Chukwuka

Emeka Ossai ~ Francis Duru ~ Toyin Ajayi

Tony Tetuila ~ Nkem Owoh (Osuofia) ~ Nkiru Silvanus

Muma Gee ~ Ramsey Noah ~ Guest

Ibinabo Fiberisima ~ Madam Kofo with Actors Guild President, Ejike Asiegbu

Thanks to Mona for the link and Trendy Africa for the pics

Temitayo – ‘What a Feeling’ by Irene Cara
Jodie – Tina Turner’s ‘What’s Love Got To Do With It’
Eric – Fugees’ ‘Killing Me Softly’
Jerrilyn – Celine Dion’s ‘All By Myself’
Timi – Lionel Richie’s ‘Stuck On You’
Omawumi – Gloria Estefan’s ‘Rhythm of the Night’
Mercy – Stevie Wonder’s ‘Part Time Lover’ *Eliminated*

Anyways, that’s it! Have a fabulous day….
Tell us what you think ’bout the African Movie Awards and Idols WA so far….

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  1. Nosa

    April 24, 2007 at 10:40 am

    it was actually hilarious more like it…..anyhowz…i’ve been youtubing naija music and we seem to be improving in the quality of our videos….especially that stylee song and one song by some guy called fishe….oops i just went off topic..this whole election thing is one big joke if you ask me….anyhow one of my friend’s dad won the ekiti elections…good for me…i have a new sugar mummy lol

  2. BabsBETA

    April 24, 2007 at 10:50 am

    Lol ” the sample conversation.

  3. Anonymous

    April 24, 2007 at 11:47 am

    Aunty Bella

    I was hoping you would write about this!

    I feel violated – I went home to vote – spent my hard earned money on an airplane ticket as I had registered in January during the hols. Apparently my name was not on the register near my house where I had registered so they said I should go to another street (30 mins walk) – so that I can be walking all over my area in the hot sun like an aimless individual.

    My oyinbo boss who does not even know that Nigeria is in Africa gave me the low down on godfathers, snatching of ballot boxes, thugs etc, lorries carrying thumb printed voting papers. Guys, we need to do something about these idiots our so called democracy (how can be guaranteed victory becos you belong to a certain political party (shame on OBJ) after all the good reforms this is what he can deliver for the elections. Our future is is at stake. How different is this from Abacha’s dictatorship (only that more people can now steal money)

  4. Dimples

    April 24, 2007 at 11:53 am

    Oh Bella is back o…i was really beginning to think that “Kpakpando” was telling the truth..please allow the clueless oyinbo o…maybe he too should carry his behind and go to Naija and vote next time,…ODE!!!

    Seemed like they sha had fun @ these awards.
    As in Madam Kofo’s gele is off the hook…pity the poor person who sat behind her.
    *Pictures next to Emeka Ossai is a now fat Francis Duru and Toyin Ajai(broadcaster..use to have a show on Tv a while back)
    Wow on the chic in the blue dress…as in no comment.

    Still loving Idols W.A…money on Omawunmi to win..she is improving as the weeks go by…shocker though on why she was in the bottom 3..didn’t see Mercy leaving…but anyways wish her the best of luck in the future.

  5. Anonymous

    April 24, 2007 at 11:57 am


  6. Ugo Daniels

    April 24, 2007 at 12:56 pm

    Am so glad mercy’s gone from WA Idols. never liked her voice.

  7. omolabake

    April 24, 2007 at 1:24 pm

    God should continue to bless our dear country….’cos if not for God…a war would have broken out and the country…be non-existent right now….
    Is me or is Madam Kofo’s gele style overplayed?
    Empress needs to take that horse tail wig out for real….And is she dating Keppy Ekpeyong?
    And Chioma Chukwuka looks pregnant…maybe she is….

  8. chidi

    April 24, 2007 at 1:57 pm

    empress njamah just looked like she stepped out of those 9ja movies were she was acting as a mammy water (mermaid) or something. Chioma Chukwuka looks very big now. Did she have a baby or did she just let her self go becuase she got married or what???

  9. Cherub (former Bijouxoxo)

    April 24, 2007 at 2:07 pm

    Madam Kofo’s gele no get part 2 at all o. As for the lady in the blue dress, for crying out loud u’re wearing a gown with a deep V, then wear a good bra. Nobody wants to see sagging breasts, very unappealing!

  10. Anonymous

    April 24, 2007 at 2:10 pm

    First all, what the heck? what’s up with that lady with the blond thing on her head? The in the blue dress? Muma gee? In fact, no comment!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. princess

    April 24, 2007 at 2:13 pm

    Bella,I couldnt help laughing when i read the dialogue btw u and the clueless Oyinbo. I dont think the oyinbo is wrong in asking cos he is clueless and wants to know more. Its just a shame that telling him more would be washing our dirty linen in public.
    I am one of the most disapointed in the Nigerian elections because prior to the debacle called eletions i had been one of those strongly urging people to get registered and vote with the strog belief that it wont be business as usual this time around but what did we see- indiscreet rigging and massive election malpractices.
    Na only God go save us.

  12. Pink-satin

    April 24, 2007 at 2:17 pm

    i am highly dissapointed in the elections o..infact i am upset..Empress looked horrible in a Donatelloo versace wannabe hair and dress

  13. Waffarian

    April 24, 2007 at 3:06 pm

    Why dem they pose with lamp post?

  14. Uzo

    April 24, 2007 at 3:08 pm

    TIMI IS MY IDOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL. And yes, i have said that before and i shall keep saying it. LOL

    Bella, how come not all the names of the nollywood people are up? LOL. I can fill in some of the gaps. Was Empress trying to be funny cos that hair is so disturbing..LOL

    I love Nigeria….He He He

  15. Olawunmi

    April 24, 2007 at 4:10 pm

    don’t mind them o. its the same here. i swear, if one more person asks me about the elections i might just…. argh!!

  16. TaureanMinx

    April 24, 2007 at 4:17 pm

    There were no issues in my area but several people lost their lives due to the violence which is just crazy. These supporters get really into it oh.

  17. Samara

    April 24, 2007 at 5:38 pm

    Who is Empress Njamah, she looks scary in that blonde wig and has Kanayo O kanayo joined a cult or what,that his outfit looks occultic.

  18. Kpakpando

    April 24, 2007 at 5:49 pm

    Bella, I’m glad your free jare, e no go betta for the people wey kidnap you walahi! Tell that oyibo pesin to sharrap with immediate effect, because even here in the US we had elections drama the past two elections so even oyibo people get it wrong, fine not as wrong as we did, but wrong all the same. Hisss anuofia. Luckily I work with some pretty close minded folks who probably couldn’t point naija out in a map much less read news and have it click for them, olodos are good for something sometimes.

    eh hen on to berra things.

    Wassup with Keppy and Empress?
    Does Empress know a beyonce mamy water wig attacked her head?
    Can you get a cell phone signal with Madam Kofo’s gele?
    Is it ever hot enough in naija for knee high boots? I know you’re going for a Mary J influenced look, but haba a cow print cowboy hat? Maka why?
    Does Osuofia really need army escort? Are things that serious?
    Is “Nmawu chic” a new look I haven’t heard about Muma Gee?
    Does that guest girl in the blue dress know her girls look like they’re about to escape to freedom?
    What kind of animal has perched itself on top of Ibinabo’s head?
    Tony Tetuila reminds me of a troll, just without as much hair.
    Omosexy is opressing me o, she looks too good to have borned 4 pikin, chei.
    Ramsey Noah did Atkin abi na wetin, looking all good and stuff, na wa so life is sweeting him like that?
    Who is that yellow cutie with the glasses? Na him be Bruno Iwuoha? Abeg gimme his info I wan interview am but only if he’s single oh
    Mehn and that Eric sef, he fine sha, no be small, ogini! Where is he from again, looking all scrumptious and stuff.

  19. Moi...

    April 24, 2007 at 6:22 pm

    Kpapando!!! U want to kill some1?!?! What do u mean by “What kind of animal has perched itself on top of Ibinabo’s head?”

    LMAO!!! You are jokes man!

  20. Favoured Girl

    April 24, 2007 at 6:28 pm

    LOL at your conversation with your colleague Bella. Fortunately for me, nobody in my office knows what’s going on in the world, so I haven’t been queried.. It’s such a shame though, Nigeria has come to this, even under a democracy. I must have heard the election fiasco gist on BBC like 200 times over the weekend.
    Thanks for the photos on here. Most of them made me laugh!

  21. naijagal

    April 24, 2007 at 7:28 pm

    nice one bella! empress no comment! I see kanayo oh kanayo has his own style! at least it is not a yellow trenchcoat suit today

  22. Scarl3tVix3n

    April 24, 2007 at 7:30 pm

    Na wa o kpakpandodo. you just laid it out. i guess i have no comment anymore. you said it all.


    April 24, 2007 at 8:00 pm

    Well, the outcome of the election has been predetermined so I was totally numb about it. What a politricks?! Shame on Nigeria!!
    Can the Naija fashion police please arrest Empress Njamah for wearing that fake azz Willy Willy blonde wig? Pity Keppy Ekpeyong for escorting her lame behind! If they are dating…sorry, that’s enuff reason right there to dump her azz!!!

  24. Anonymous

    April 24, 2007 at 8:07 pm

    Bella 🙂 doing her thing.
    Hey, thank you for the Gift and Wishlist offer.
    I’d keep in touch.

  25. tatafo!

    April 24, 2007 at 9:08 pm

    my sentiments exactly naija politricks! i wasn’t in the least bit surprised, i’m really saddened that people had to die for no just reason.

    @ Anon who flew home to vote, you are a true child of the soil! E go better for naija one day…amen!

  26. Beyond

    April 24, 2007 at 9:39 pm

    FASHION POLICE NEEDS TO VISIT EMPRESS NJAMAH, She looks like a zulu dancer.
    nice post.

  27. Abi

    April 24, 2007 at 9:48 pm

    Kpakpando has said it all…now I am laughing even more than when I saw the pics…hehe..
    Abt Chioma Chukwuka….she is pregnant that’s why she’s big so lets caught her some slack till the baby drops..
    Seriously @ 1st Anon. U really did all that to go home to vote..eya pele o…i love naija but not that deep…when we all know the outcome….It will be good for naija one day sha..

  28. Areagal

    April 24, 2007 at 10:34 pm

    Oh my at those outfits, I appreciate their courage, I mean thats all I can say. Its ony the special that can pull them off. Woowwwwwwwwweeza! Those idol pictures are making me ROTFLAMAO! Why does it look like some of them are making out with that Lamp post? It reminds me of those retro pics people grabbing onto leaves, flower petals or even grass strings to give the picture a lil character..or make it Sezzy LMAO!

  29. Dammie

    April 24, 2007 at 10:39 pm

    Ohhh Bella welcome back….

    XxI missed youxX

  30. Olu

    April 24, 2007 at 10:43 pm


  31. RJ

    April 25, 2007 at 1:17 am

    LMAO @ Areagirl, I was just about to comment on that lamp post thing, is it suppose to be a symbol of some sort that we dont get?
    And pls what is it with black girls and blonde weaves ehn? It just isnt working, someones gotta tell ’em.

  32. truth

    April 25, 2007 at 3:34 am

    I kinda like mummy Gee’s red top; it’s her eye make-up that had me running to the other end of my room.
    Definitely a bad hair day for Empress. Why am i thinking Chuky the crazy doll wld have rocked it better?
    Ramson looks all tight and I didn’t know Monique went to Naija.
    No oyibo should ask me any funky question cos they’ve probably spent the last few days paparazzing through CNN updates. All will be well someday…..

  33. Ogo

    April 25, 2007 at 3:37 am

    The lady in the blond wig looks like a damn transvestite…she needs to get it together.

    All in all only Omosexy can dress herself. Where can I get that dress?

  34. Anonymous

    April 25, 2007 at 11:13 am

    Empress Njamah = Freakshow!!!

  35. Anonymous

    April 25, 2007 at 3:02 pm

    the guest in the blue dress is definately a candidate for “WHAT NOT TO WEAR” Lord!!! and i htought i had big tits….mrs bush

  36. Anonymous

    April 25, 2007 at 5:40 pm

    What in the name of God was KOK wearing and empress and…………………. infact only Ramsey looked good!

  37. UnNaked Soul

    April 26, 2007 at 1:55 pm

    no be small thing oh, make naija sha no ja bo si konga with all these kolomental leaders we have. this make remember one song wey we sing for my elemetary school

    Some have food but cannot eat
    Some can eat but have no food
    We have food and we can eat
    glory be to thee oh Lord…

    May we have food and be able to eat!

    As for WAA… am feeling Omawunmi… hehehe

  38. Gucci

    April 27, 2007 at 5:05 pm

    Wat on earth is that FOOLISHNESS on Miss Njamah’s hair?

  39. Anonymous

    July 17, 2007 at 7:38 pm

    NKIRU SYLVANUS! NKIRU SYLVANUS!! NKIRU SYLVANUS!!! How many times did i call u in BLOCK LETTERS? Did your mother not tell you that it is a bad habit to over accessorize your self? Anyway, i don’t blame you, with the masquerade attire you are spotting, you definitely need tohad the jingles to complete it….

  40. Anonymous

    March 14, 2008 at 6:46 pm

    i like empress njamah’s gown. it is nice, though the hair is not all that, would have been better if it was black extensions… she used for the braids.

    Omotola is fiiiine.

    keppy ekpeyoung bassey had to work someone down the red carpet, he didn’t have a choice.

    naija should have fashion police ’cause most celebrities are committing fashion faux pas.


  41. Anonymous

    March 16, 2008 at 9:56 am

    am sorry, i meant, “keppy ekpeyoung bassey had to walk someone down the red carpet, he didn’t have a choice.”


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