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Hey Everyone,
So how was your weekend? Hope y’all had fun!
Mine was not bad…stayed in on Friday night, went out on Saturday and that was basically it! Nothing super-exciting…
So Idols West Africa has drawn to a close and as most of you know by now, Timi WON!
He walks away with a recording contract from SONY/BMG AFRICA International, a Kia Picanto from Dana Group Nigeria, USD 10 000 from Ecobank and an ultimate viewing prize from Celtel (includes a 26 inch LCD TV, I-Pod and DStv system).
So congrats to him. Below are some vids from the finale.

Timi wins! – The Announcement
Timi’s New Single – “I Love You”
Omawumi’s New Single – “You Got Me” (Her outfit was rather hectic!)
Uche & Jodie’s Duet – “You Are Everything”
Timi’s road to the finale

Yemi Osunkoya’s Kosibah is one of my favourite labels.
Yemi has been in the business for a very long time. His wedding dresses, eveningwear and formal apparel are exquisite! He is well-known as superb finishing and attention to detail. Kosibah combines classic style with creative flair. Tres fab. Here are some pictures from a recent fashion show courtesy Din of London.
For the Kosibah website, click HERE

So that’s it for today. What do you think of the Idols WA winner, Timi and runner-up, Omawumi. What do you think of their singles and chances of musical success.

How about Kosibah designs? Would you consider one of his creations for your wedding? Let us know. Have a great week. MUAH! Bella.

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  1. Kpakpando

    May 29, 2007 at 4:59 pm

    Damn this moderation, I could or could not be first… DAMN YOU ANON BANSHEE!

  2. Anonymous

    May 29, 2007 at 5:10 pm


  3. classybabe

    May 29, 2007 at 5:18 pm

    I can see myself wearing most of these dresses.
    Did timi really win,i have never watched the show but on that performance i prefer omawunmi.I wasn’t feeling timi at all

  4. yenkemog

    May 29, 2007 at 5:28 pm

    I would wear his wedding gowns!

    Best Finishing I’ve ever seen and most original.

    My problem with naija designers and tailors is typically that they have good ideas but the seams and the finishing is often sub par.

  5. Inuke Omotola Davis

    May 29, 2007 at 5:58 pm

    Top five again!
    Let me go read.

  6. Blogg Stalker

    May 29, 2007 at 6:00 pm

    I’m so glad Timi won…was rooting for him all along. I think his talent is still raw and he still needs a lot of polishing but he has what it takes to be a world class male vocalist ‘cos for some reason those are hard to find. Omawunmi is an excellent performer and I beleive she has a sucessfull career ahead of her…so does Timi, obviously most of the voters think so…Hey Bella Did i really make top 5?

  7. Fairchild

    May 29, 2007 at 6:40 pm

    Amazing gowns , went to his website, fantastic desgins … simply gorgeous

  8. kokolet

    May 29, 2007 at 7:08 pm

    omagod!!!! i made top so excited,Koshiba is abloslutely brilliant!!!! he is a true genius, he knows how to work with a womans form..nd thats abosolutely fab!!! am happy for timi..wish him luck..was really feelin his single..but not that with her fan so iguess ill force myself to like it…bella love ur blog….nd love the whole this blog represents me speech..was feelin you..didnt comment cos i wwas all the way down no.50…u go girl!!!!!

  9. Idemili

    May 29, 2007 at 7:10 pm

    I love the second one. So figure enhancing and non-white. I love it!

  10. Pink-satin

    May 29, 2007 at 7:13 pm

    nope nope…i wont consider wearing any oh yemi’s creation.None of them caught my fancy

  11. Nigerican

    May 29, 2007 at 7:18 pm

    Congrats to Timi he deserved it . Those dresses are beautiful.I’ve been away for a min due to finals so i didn’t get a chance to say thanks , and i’m glad u enjoy my blog cus i definetly enjoy u’rs. Ciao.

  12. truth

    May 29, 2007 at 7:59 pm

    ‘Totally pleased with Timi winning.WOW!Funny how I was rooting for Timi but was skeptical that most voters would choose Omawumi.
    Wish them both the best. Timi rocks!!!
    Didn’t pay much attention to the outfits.Let’s say they were a little overshadowed by my ‘Timi joy’.

  13. Kpakpando

    May 29, 2007 at 8:05 pm

    OMG what do my eyes see? I was/am first? *breakdancing*

    Timi won? na ojoro jare, whose palm did he grease, nonsense, na Eric win in my eyes jare.

    I think Kosibah had the mermaid silhouette and corset top down pat, but anything that strays away from that get as e be. If I could get my body to comply with that particular silhouette, I would totally wear his stuff

  14. Anonymous

    May 29, 2007 at 8:10 pm

    Timi won yay!!!!!!!

  15. misstimi

    May 29, 2007 at 8:36 pm

    i dont think Timi should have won at all! i think Omawumi has a better voice, her voice that is lovely to listen to no matter what type of song she is singing. Timis voice is unique yes but i dont enjoy listening to him sing at all! Omawumi is my idol!

  16. Zena

    May 29, 2007 at 9:09 pm

    Considering the fact that this was just 5 hours ago….15 comments…I really need to hurry up with these things.

    Well, I’m happy for Timi but I would’ve loved Omawunmi to win or Eric, but oh!well, I wish him the best.

    I’m hella proud of our designers man, we just keep sticking it to them that we truly are a great people

  17. Toni Payne

    May 29, 2007 at 9:19 pm

    My wedding dress is going to be a toss up between Kosibah and Deola Sagoe..or maybe both. I want a red carper wedding where they say, so who are you wearing.. lol

    Per timi, I cant really remember him from the auditions, I actually thot omawunmi was gonna win. She stood out for me since the begining.

  18. Excessive Diva

    May 29, 2007 at 10:22 pm

    DAMN,,im usually such an ice-bitch.BUT timis win brought a tear to my eye(I LIE,i cry small)he comes across as so humble and deserving!wish him all the best!

    ive always said IF i do get married,im patronizing one of our own naija/african designers vera wang shizzles jo.

    and i met kosibah b4(oya everybody off pant)he is very very charming.

  19. Tayo

    May 30, 2007 at 12:03 am

    Timi really deserved to win. I was at Planet One for the event and if the applause from the crowd was anything to go by, Omawumi could not have won. Timi had stage presence and connected with the crowd. I was glad he won.

  20. Dammie

    May 30, 2007 at 12:17 am

    Kosibah rocks, trying to get my friends to rock him for their wedding!!!

  21. sky

    May 30, 2007 at 1:23 am

    I am happy Timi won. And Kosibah rocks my world, even since when I was in JSS in Naija.

  22. Maurine

    May 30, 2007 at 6:09 am

    If Kosibah rocks I can’t see it here. I even went his website… I thought the wedding dresses were “ok” or on par as far as the collection, but only 1 or 2 stood out and Vera Wang he is *not*.

    The evening wear was better IMO, but I won’t be going to tell it on the mountain. I’ll keep an eye out though.

  23. Yemi Osunkoya

    May 30, 2007 at 6:58 am

    Thank you so much Bella for your feature on Kosibah Creations. The kind comments from your readers are very encouraging and much appreciated. Keep up the excellent blog.

  24. catwalq

    May 30, 2007 at 8:45 am

    Kosibah rocks men!!!
    The clothes have definitely evolved from what they were five years ago…now, much more sophisticated and has more international appeal but the “it” factor that qualified it as Kosibah is still there.

  25. The Pseudo-Independent

    May 30, 2007 at 9:09 am

    I think moderation is a good idea. Thanks for the updates and pics. Great stuff. Hope to see you around.

  26. Uzo

    May 30, 2007 at 9:21 am


    Ever since a friend of mine got married in a Kosibah dress, i have been a massive fan…..He is a top option for me…

  27. bibi

    May 30, 2007 at 12:04 pm

    yea…im happy timi won..i was rooting for him or Eric..actually had a tear drop…he supposedly came a long way..and his look progressively got better..i guess thats one of the perks of stardom.I never felt omawumi..dont know y sha..they all have great careers ahead of them..

  28. Lolita

    May 30, 2007 at 1:32 pm

    Fantastic! I am so happy Timi won, I was rooting for him from jump!!!


    It was very touching watching his journey and the announcement, such humility, very well deserved win. Omawunmi was not bad either, IdolsWA try sha, very impressed.

    The wedding dresses are hot!

  29. Chude!

    May 30, 2007 at 3:21 pm

    lmao @ oma’s outfit being ‘hectic’!!! Erm, Bella, thou knows that I love thee, but erm if you yab Oma one too much, me her chief-fan will tear at you!!!!

  30. Anonymous

    May 30, 2007 at 5:17 pm

    Thought Omawumi and Timi were both good, but Timi’s voice affected me. He connected with me emotionally. I love his voice. He is also a very different kind of performer. Omawumi, I feel, there are lots of performers like her in the world. Timi is unique.

  31. Loveeta

    June 3, 2007 at 12:25 pm

    I think it is great that you bring us this updates. I did not know about the west african idea until i was referred to your blog. You’re doing a wonderfuljob. Kosiba designs are lovely by the way. i can’t say much about the Idols because I did not watch the show but I did watch one of the guys siny my favorite song “Olo Mi” by Tosin Martins. he did a good job. Nice blog! Peace

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