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Hey people,
So the ThisDay Concert took place on Sunday (basically all-day), it was actually supposed to be a ‘2 Day Event’ but some last minute glitches led them to move the whole thing to Sunday.
The biggest news from the concert is that Kelly Rowland fainted/collapsed, awww I feel bad for her but her publicist has used the illness to promote her to no end! All news outlets promptly received a press release…I hope it helps her shift more units of her new album! I love Kelly tho so I hope she is feeling better, apparently she was suffering from dehydration…
Heard the concert was good but it didn’t quite have the ‘oomph’ and novelty factor that last year’s event had. I guess last year, they had bigger stars like Bee, Jay, Snoop etc…
Check out the photos below and I’ll add more later….

JOHN LEGEND


D’BANJ



KELLY ROWLAND

SHAKIRA








RIHANNA




DIDDY

NE-YO

SASHA

THE CROWD (Molly, I see u lol)

See Johnny dancing with a female fan, apparently the dancing got really steamy and she got a peck as well…Caption it!
Let us know what u think and give us your concert tidbits.
Ayoola attended the event and you can see her account of things – HERE
Diddy, Ne-yo and other Nigerian artistes also performed, I am working on getting the photos.
You can see the Kelly Rowland ‘fainting video’ HERE…wow, that was scary, glad she’s ok now.

Have a fab day!!!!!!!!!!!!!
MUAH!

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66 Comments

  1. Toni Payne

    July 16, 2007 at 9:04 pm

    John Legend is such a hottie

  2. Inuke Omotola Davis

    July 16, 2007 at 9:14 pm

    2nd
    kelly fainted?

  3. dami O.

    July 16, 2007 at 9:23 pm

    IS TONI PAYNE TALKING TO HERSELF?
    kelly is a chicken head jo!

  4. Ms. O

    July 16, 2007 at 9:24 pm

    Top 10 no bad so I dey take am…lol….can’t belive Kelly fainted…Hope she feels better anyways…Bella, nice post as usual….

  5. Chidi

    July 16, 2007 at 9:29 pm

    I am No. 5.Yipee ….I heard it was a nice show. Wonder where it was held. Why is Rihanna in that hat, isn’t it a bit too hot for that.Feel sorry for Kelly,poor girl…

  6. Anonymous

    July 16, 2007 at 9:31 pm

    ok, just read ayoola’s recap of the show again, wish i was in lagos wldnt have missed seeing dbanj, tho my cousin went for his show in baltimore like 2 weeks ago and said it was messed up with a capital M …and we both love the kokomaster
    on another note.nduka obaigbena is really going to have to learn how to delegate!!Y the hell sould he be up there on stage cos sisi kelly fainted? y does he have to be in every pic too? hasnt he heard of the hand that rocks the cradle?the powers that be? the baad guys u see but never hear about…sigh…maybe he like richard branson’s style…

  7. truth

    July 16, 2007 at 9:43 pm

    TP I totally feel you…he is such a hot…( pause, as thoughts of my Mr sink in..)

    That said I’m off to check Addy’s site. No better source of gist on JL (as per her trip-o-meter is wayyy up there.lol) whether she went or not.

    Ciao.

  8. Nigerican

    July 16, 2007 at 10:04 pm

    That’s it? I thot the where gonna have P.didy and co. limited. Oh well i hope peeps got teir monies worth. I missed u while u where gone and one more thing … I’m 9th!!!!

  9. didi

    July 16, 2007 at 10:05 pm

    im 10th,yipee.
    correct girl,i knew u wuld deliver.
    poor kelly

  10. didi

    July 16, 2007 at 10:06 pm

    rihanna kinda reminds me of adaure,so maybe this is de closest we may get of ady and jl.

  11. Pink-satin

    July 16, 2007 at 10:31 pm

    lol at the way kelly fainted–haaaaaaa..poor girl

  12. Toni Payne

    July 16, 2007 at 11:22 pm

    [email protected] It was the excitement

  13. Dimples

    July 16, 2007 at 11:50 pm

    Oh I hope Kelly is alive and well oh..and will come and visit Naija again…

    But Lawl [email protected] her collapsing…it looked like something out of a Naija homevideo…

    Seem like everyone had a ball…

  14. kokolet

    July 17, 2007 at 12:45 am

    the concert was aiight..from wat i heard…but we gas to do smthin bout our planning in this country..haba!!! they just decided to let go of some musicisns..thats too bad!!!..neway wish kelly a speedy recovery….

  15. koshie

    July 17, 2007 at 2:10 am

    hahahahaha. Bellanaija, it is your fault that i am laughing. Did you have to link us to the video? eiiii God.

    First of all, i have been on a 14 hour light without food and i was fit as a fiddle when i stepped out of the airport. That is definitely not the sole reason why she passed out. Water is in abundance in Nigeria, why did she not have some fluids before going on stage. She should have taken it easy on the booty shaking.

    Seriously people, just take a good look at the size of Kelly’s waist and body. I mean they are obvious signs of an eating disorder. She needs to boost up her energy by eating more if she intends on performing to promoting her album.

    Rhiannan’s costume is just off. Why is she wearing that hat in a 35 degree climate and what’s up with that flamingo dress.

    Bella, please give your viewer prior warning before posting videos of such calibre on your blog.

  16. damsel in the desert

    July 17, 2007 at 2:57 am

    Bella, I knew you won’t disappoint! Thanks for posting the pictures. I hope Kel’s is okay too… I was just reading Ayoola’s account – why didn’t they have everything ready for Saturday now? Ah Naija!

  17. Ms zee

    July 17, 2007 at 3:14 am

    First.. JL has been getting steamy this days, i think I’ll call him “Johnsteamy”… first the concert in the Neatherlands now this… is this a cry for attention?? Adaure you berra give your man some love… te hehehe…

    aaww poor baby kelly, she is doing a lot to get her album promoted.. I like her…

    I hope the event went well…

  18. koshie

    July 17, 2007 at 4:19 am

    i still cannot believe Kelly collapsed. Youtube and has removed the video from its site due to copyright reason…. whatever they might be.

    now if truely , kelly could not withstand extreme heat…. how come Rhianna, JL and even Shakira could?

    If it is the case that humans collapsed as a result of extreme heat then i believe everyone in that room should have passed out since someone indicated that the room was too hot.

    Neither will the sahara be a habitable place for humans.

    And my point been… they could have given a better excuse.

    I really hope she feels better and comes back to Nigeria to perform. she’s been working hard to promote and she deserves some probs for that.

  19. tatafo!

    July 17, 2007 at 5:26 am

    heiyyhh! she really dropped on the stage oh! lol
    rotflmao @ John Legend, hope he didn’t get a hard-on this time lol

  20. Anonymous

    July 17, 2007 at 5:44 am

    Seems like the concert was really fun, wish I was there. Anyway as for Kelly – dehydration ko, I am thirsty ni! Mehn that girl knows better being from here (Houston) and knowing how hot it gets. People are saying it was for promotion. I don’t care what it was for, they just need to to blame it on something else – maybe a severe headache or something.

    Anywhoo, I hope she returns to her family and friends the same way she left o!

  21. Anonymous

    July 17, 2007 at 6:12 am

    Bella look @ u feeeling all familiar- “Johnny”. I like the way he rocks tuxedo pants with white tees, true definition of Smart casual.

    How’s this for a caption: This chick def looks 18 rite??? , Someone call Akon nd find out b4 I get nasty.

  22. Anonymous

    July 17, 2007 at 6:40 am

    Correct me if i’m wrong, is that not Nkiru Anumudu’s younger sister on stage? Can’t remember her name, she was a new “big girl” when I left Nigeria.

  23. A lonely girl's imaginations

    July 17, 2007 at 12:04 pm

    Well, i like Kelly but is quite unfortunate that she fainted. Its a pity. I hope she wld come visit Nigeria again if she is called upon. Oh! poor girl.
    Anyway, i guess the event was exciting.

  24. Uzo

    July 17, 2007 at 2:20 pm

    Okay…….That is Nkiru Anumudu in the bowler hat…LOL

    So kelly fainted and Nduka rushed on stage and it was cos he panicked…I am sure he had images of this girl dying on his stage. Shucks, i would have rushed out tooo. Apparently this girl is diabetic. She had been promoting her cd non stop before she came here and didnt eat anything so…..She is alright though..LOL

    I heard that John Legend went to Ibadan the day before he performed to see his girl’s folks….True? Who knows but its a good story

    Diddy killed it, Dbanj was amazing, Sexy love Neyo killed it tooo….

  25. Nwanyi Ocha

    July 17, 2007 at 2:48 pm

    Bella thanks, been waiting in anticipation.

    I love kelly but damn that video was funny, the chic just dropped lolol. Get well soon.

    Read Ayoola’s recap, i’m glad, proud and will be girating my hips to the tune of the kokomaster this evening

    In all the event was a success, thank God – at least NEPA did not strike

  26. Ladybrille

    July 17, 2007 at 3:20 pm

    Bella-welcome back! Toni Payne, I am happy for you. We should celebrate with a makeup party abi?
    As per Kelly Rowland fainting, menh I understand how that can be. I did a 36hr flight round trip from CALI to Naija. Stayed there less than 48hrs and turned around to come back for trials and more travels [domestic travels]. Needless to say, I got quite ill. She needs food, water and rest. She’ll be fine.

  27. Naija Vixen

    July 17, 2007 at 3:26 pm

    Howz the new job going? The pics look fantastic….luvving Rih-Rih’s style more and more these days…poor Kelly…atleast it wasnt naija guys tryna get her off the stage a la Ashanti…lol!

  28. Ariiyike

    July 17, 2007 at 3:50 pm

    you were born to do this..u r doing such a great job.

  29. chioma

    July 17, 2007 at 3:59 pm

    Legend’s pics are like all over the page…what’s up with that bella? Mmmm…I smell something. And that last pic on Kelly, do you guys think that was captured while she was making her “dehydrated fainting fall”? You would think that with all the money these stars have,they should at least be able to afford some freaking
    bottles of water!!!ha ha…I love Kelly though but just looking at her sometimes makes me wanna strap her down and force-feed her! Methinks the poor girl is anorexic…Period!

  30. Afolabi

    July 17, 2007 at 5:02 pm

    hey…the nite must have been fun..why am i not there…grrrr

  31. Miss Opeke

    July 17, 2007 at 5:19 pm

    Enuf respect Bella9ja…I knew I will get d full gist once I cum around hia…thanx.

  32. Kpakpando

    July 17, 2007 at 5:58 pm

    I still am not a fan of thisday music festival sha… but poor kelly, why is she promoting her album in naija so hard ehn?

    why is rihanna wearing a skull cap and ballerina dress? chei good girl gone blind

    john legend with his zesty self hmm…

    shakira doesn’t seem to match the rest of the lineup sha.

  33. Mari

    July 17, 2007 at 6:01 pm

    babes, i love the way you are able to read my mind. i was just asking about getting some gist about the concert and expecting it from you anytime soon…and you did it.

    Merci!

  34. Bluntremi

    July 17, 2007 at 6:24 pm

    Its a pity she fainted..but as we all know…its press…GOOD OR BAD!!
    How have you been bella??

  35. temmy tayo

    July 17, 2007 at 7:58 pm

    Kelly got a dose of Naija heat.

  36. DebolaLagos

    July 17, 2007 at 8:24 pm

    the concert was fun but plenty gist ooh.i’ll put em on my blog soon as i can.like i didnt understand why they were cleaning the stage for almost an hour after each performance without a plan B for comedy or some other thing to engage people so we just sat there watching them clean and arrange stage.
    why did UB40 leave that morning ?……..
    Shakira perfomed to a, say quaterly filled hall,why…..
    Kelley Roland Fented,why……..
    who is is Rihinna?
    who danced withi John Legend(it wasnt Nkiru by da way)……
    Nigerian artiste thatu were bounced at the eventi?
    and many more action.marketted and distributed in Idumota,by debolalagos.blogspot.com.watch out!!!!!!!!!!!

  37. TaureanMinx

    July 17, 2007 at 10:20 pm

    Wrote about my experience too. It was good but the first one was much better, and better organised

  38. Anonymous

    July 17, 2007 at 11:58 pm

    kjohniee looked soooo cute!! u no i picked out his outfit!! nd we hooked up afta d concert …………………i wish…………..aw could d concert have d same hype? dey sud ave increased d ticket price not brot it down noing 9ja mentality, pple wud ave bot it if it was 150g’z. lol!!! bt it still wasnt bad at all! and d’banj is just a HONNNYYYYYY PIIEEEE!!!! he was d BEST performer!!

  39. Abi

    July 18, 2007 at 10:52 am

    Well done Bella for always bringin IT…good job:o)
    Hope u r cool…

  40. Favoured Girl

    July 18, 2007 at 11:02 am

    Nice pics, all the gist sounds like it was a trip. Wish I could have been there! Good work Bella!

  41. Anonymous

    July 18, 2007 at 12:52 pm

    hey bella check out

    http://claycane.blogspot.com/

    he gave ten reasons why kelly fainted and how it was juju from an audience member from the BAMUM tribe(pls where is the bamum tribe o)
    its quite funny tho and not so funny!

  42. nneka

    July 18, 2007 at 4:28 pm

    oh my dear kelly, i was there live and saw exactly how she fell, it was so heart breaking…. and her performance was among the best. i think it was exhaustion and not dehydration what with the kind of schedule she must have had and then sasha was so unfortunate to have performed after she (kelly) was carried off the stage…the audience just sat there moping at her, with occassional claps from here and there but thank God for diddy who came and made us temporarily forget the unfortunate incident.

    the show was good but last year’s was better because they did not take hours to clean the stage after each act.

    @anonymous. yes, that was Nkiru Anumudu’s sister… God i’m hating on her for dancing with my JL.

  43. Doyinebony

    July 18, 2007 at 4:52 pm

    Maybe she’s pregnant
    thts y she fainted….she’ll be fine

  44. Nkem

    July 18, 2007 at 6:23 pm

    Eyah, they should have had pure water at the ready for her…

  45. Through these eyes

    July 19, 2007 at 3:10 am

    Still can’t believe Kelly fainted..that is definitely not a good look.

    Check out: foreveryourlady.blogspot.com

  46. Anonymous

    July 19, 2007 at 11:49 am

    America have seen something else to say about Arfica, like they know where Africa is on the map.

  47. La Reine

    July 19, 2007 at 4:14 pm

    Poor Kelly, why she didn’t take care of herself we’ll never know.

    Sounds like it was quite the concert though.

  48. onyinye

    July 20, 2007 at 5:41 am

    i wonder how they deal with all of that nigerian heat thats one thing that drives me crazy man i just hate sweating. and im constantly drinking bottled water.

  49. Dgirl

    July 20, 2007 at 6:41 am

    feel so sorry for kelly n her fainting cos i do love her….john legend is such a cool guy n i looveee him

  50. joicee

    July 20, 2007 at 6:00 pm

    She prolly fainted under the weight of that wig lol Hope she feels better
    now

  51. Anonymous

    July 20, 2007 at 6:05 pm

  52. Anonymous

    July 21, 2007 at 3:34 pm

    thanks for the pics bella. rihanna’s outfit is not bad, naija pple, please remember she is an artist. she is performing not going to an awards show. y do u have to make an issue over costume, it is what it is a costume. real artists express creativity and cultures are different. and it seems we naijas are afraid to experiment with something new and we are equally as eager to pull those who are willing to as quickly as possible.

  53. Anonymous

    July 24, 2007 at 6:06 am

    @ Anon that posted josephandtemi.com site, thanks!!!

  54. u know who

    July 24, 2007 at 5:33 pm

    ah this bella…. what r u really feelin like? the queen of blogville? this babe, ur pompous attitude on facebook is not on at all… cut it out babes, its not so not cool!

  55. Vera Ezimora

    July 25, 2007 at 7:16 am

    Hey Bella!!

    I missed you o. Too bad Kelly passed out; hope she feels a lot better though.

  56. myprivatepart

    July 25, 2007 at 10:49 am

    your blog has a magazine layout look about it. ever thought of walking that path?

  57. Simple Minded Nigerian

    July 25, 2007 at 3:13 pm

    Eyah. Poor Kelly. U kno Beyonce fell yesterday during a concert in Orlando. Face down!!! She gor up and kept singin though.

  58. omolabake

    July 25, 2007 at 4:33 pm

    Apparently a Naija student in Illinois is threatening to start another Virginia Tech shooting rampage!!! God help us all…

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070725/ap_on_re_us/student_threat_charges

  59. catwalq

    July 25, 2007 at 5:38 pm

    oya aunty, update now…

  60. MissTimi

    July 25, 2007 at 5:46 pm

    Happy Birthday Bella! I miss u!!!! I remember it was around this time last year that we met…actually this coming weekend last yr…thanks for being the best friend eva. I really truly miss having you around to jist about everything with. Thanks for introducing me to Miss K b4 u you left sha…otherwise i would be killing myself right now. have a blessed day. keep blogging and i’ll keep reading and loving it. And expect me very very soon in the future…As a CANADIAN! I can now travel at my leisure so trust that you will be seeing me enough.
    Love u!
    Your one and onli Miss Timi

    P.s. i am soooooo choked that i missed ur call the other day. i will call u to wish u a happy bday dont wry. And secondly i saw ur peice in that mag…trust u to be the onli anon…thatz why i love u! so modest…hehe

  61. Overwhelmed Naija Babe

    July 25, 2007 at 8:13 pm

    you’ve left your fans waiting for too long oh.. ngwa bella update abeg

  62. Mrs Somebody

    July 25, 2007 at 9:24 pm

    Let me be the 1st to wish you a Happy birthday!!!

  63. Anonymous

    July 25, 2007 at 10:28 pm

    We want bella!!!! lol.

  64. Anonymous

    July 26, 2007 at 6:24 pm

    I was very excited to see pictures from the concert and wished I was there in Naija… Till I started watching TV and started hearing the mess all these stars were saying about Nigeria! I was pissed!
    Rihanna had the nerve to say the water was so bad that they had to brush their teeth with bottled water! Like barbados can stand next to Nigeria.
    Neyo said it was ghetto like his lame ass is not from the hood. pdiddy said that country is so poor he felt so sad for people there; I’m like if its that poor why didn’t he do the concert for free.
    They forgot to tell people in America that citizens of this so called poor country paid at least $100 to come see their lame ass. SOMETHING I WILL NEVER DO IN AMERICA BY THE WAY!!! So what is the point of this. We Nigerians need to start supporting our own Artists and stop falling over American artists. THANK YOU!!! Support Nigerian Artists.

  65. which way nigeria

    July 26, 2007 at 6:46 pm

    Caption: Let’s Go Dancing

  66. Anonymous

    July 26, 2007 at 7:49 pm

    Forget rihanna and co… Opray shocked me. check this out:
    PLEASE READ THE PIECE BELOW FROM NIGERIAN PUNCH NEWSPAPER AND PASS YOUR COMMENT:

    Oprah Winfrey got it wrong

    By Our Reader
    Published by PUNCH NEWSPAPER: Thursday, 26 Jul 2007

    Recently, America’s TV girl, Oprah Winfrey, called on America to sever diplomatic relationships with world’s topmost corrupt countries.

    Worst of all the countries, Oprah surmised, is Nigeria.

    According to her, “all Nigerians – regardless of their level of education – are corrupt.”

    It is very pathetic that Oprah could ascribe to a larger population, the evil act of an insignificant number of persons in the world’s most populous black nation.

    Oprah’s conclusion is based on the fact that a Nigerian of Igbo extraction was caught with $500,000, which was alleged to have been stolen from a foreigner through the Internet fraud popularly known as 419.

    Oprah had sponsored an hour-long programme, which ran for several days on the CNN, with the sole aim of exposing the clever tricks espoused by this group of Nigerians to con their victims.

    Much has been said about the greed of the victims themselves, and I need not say more about it.

    However, at a time when Americans are committing heinous crimes against children and women, nobody has tagged all Americans as murderous.

    So, why call all Nigerians rogues because of the sin of a few bad eggs?

    Oprah regularly tells her life story: how she was sexually abused by close relations, how she ‘walked the streets’ (Americans’ euphemism for prostitution), etc., but nobody has ever deemed it fit to tag all American men as incestuous because of Oprah and others’ experiences.

    She did drugs – just like the typical American teenager, but nobody has cast all American youths in the mould of drug abusers!

    So, why should an individual that is supposed to know better sentence a nation to odium for the infraction of a tiny fraction of its population?

    I urge Oprah and her likes to disabuse their minds about Nigerians.

    Be wary of requests for money from strangers, and if you fall for a scam, blame your greed and not Nigerians.

    Okoli Vitalis,

    [email protected]

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