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Awww…thanks so much for the welcome back comments…*sniff* *sniff* I am feelin’ the love!
Anyways, I am sooooooooo excited about this show!!!
Celebrity Takes 2 is basically a Nigerian version of ‘Dancing with the Stars’ and ‘Strictly Come Dancing’.
It pairs top Nigerian celebrities with the country’s top dancers from the dance phenomena ‘Spirit of David’
The show starts on the 7th of October on Silverbird TV, Africa Magic, BEN TV and NTA. It will last for 13 weeks and the celebrities will be voted off until a winner emerges!

Omowunmi Akinnifesi – Ex-Beauty Queen
Omotola Ekeinde – Actress/Musician

Funlola Aofiyebi – Actress/Radio Personality
Bryan Ikenna Okwara – Mr. Nigeria 2007

Kunle Afolayan – Film Producer
Tara Fela-Durotoye – Makeup Entrepreneur

Zizi Cardow – Designer
Pasuma Wonder – Fuji Musician

Sound Sultan – Musician
Nomoreloss – Musician

Akinwale ‘Wale Rubber’ Akinbola Sodade
Yeri Lilian Ovokeyan

Folake Motunsope Cole
Agedah Doubara Buddy

Iso Eta Edet
Ice Okwudili Nnamdi

Oluwafunke Iroko Patricia
Obafunwa Bimbo David

Lovette Ogoh-Marquis
Ogbor Jennifer

You can visit show site HERE
What do you think?
Will you be watching the show?
Who are our faves?
I love the fact that they have a diverse blend of celebs from Pasuma Wonder to Tara!
Personally, I am tipping Bryan, Zizi or Omowunmi for the win!

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  1. Tutsy

    October 1, 2007 at 9:41 pm

    I am FIRST!!!!!! Yaaaaayyy…Welcome back bella!!!

  2. Anonymous

    October 1, 2007 at 9:41 pm

    yay!!! first …I will folow the show online

    NIIIICE blog ..

  3. Tutsy

    October 1, 2007 at 9:44 pm

    Errr…annonymous…i hate to break this to you, but u are so not first….lol…its all good..guess i beat u to the punch…although u were very close

  4. Tutsy

    October 1, 2007 at 9:54 pm

    Oh! i am so hoping Funlola Aofiyebi wins…i love that girl to bits….Sorry Tara, but i gotta to go with Funlola…lol..Now as per guys, i hope Kunle Afolayan wins…i used to have the biggest crush on that guy….lol.

    Hey Belistica…lol..(thats my new name for u bella…lol)do u know if folks in the States can also see the show via some network out there…abeg if u do, share…’cuz heavens know..i am so watching if its available..
    Okay i think i’ve said enough…. fancy me hugging your comment…good to have u back!!!

  5. Anonymous

    October 1, 2007 at 9:58 pm

    I am so sick and tired of so called ‘Nigerian reality shows’ that copy american reality shows.

    For once it would be nice to have a reality show that has an original idea showing ‘reality’ in the Nigerian context.

    Love your blog.

    • anonymous

      November 2, 2015 at 5:51 pm

      hey dear for ur information it is not copy every country now have their own celebraty dance compittion so is not wrong for spirit of david to buclke up and be the first doing it in nigeria. so dont say copy all countires do too thank you

  6. Zena

    October 1, 2007 at 11:25 pm

    lol @ tutsy, 3 comments.
    And for once, I’m in the top 10,lol(bella can you see how ppl get giddy just because tey write on your blog first?)

    It sounds Interesting, but like anon 9:58 said, they shld strive to get original Ideas

  7. BeautyinBaltimore

    October 2, 2007 at 12:08 am

    I’m so happy that you have returned. Off to check out that show.

  8. Olu

    October 2, 2007 at 12:13 am


  9. Anonymous

    October 2, 2007 at 1:40 am

    omowunmi will win..she is a dancer and d youngest

  10. Anonymous

    October 2, 2007 at 1:41 am

    n pls whre is originality in 9ja…pls cme up with a show that has not be thought of in yANKEE OR JAND

  11. Anonymous

    October 2, 2007 at 1:51 am

    it is still monday now..why is ur page reading tuesday!

  12. wienna

    October 2, 2007 at 2:11 am

    @anon 9.58pm, abeg waka pass jo. Stop being negative ojare. Don’t d americans or d british copy these shows from each other?
    As for me, i’m rooting for omo t with dat her ‘budunk’. Looking forward to seeing it.

  13. Raskimono

    October 2, 2007 at 11:51 am

    who are the judges…..???
    thats what me i want to know.
    welcome back bella .
    missed u a lot!!

  14. Unbiased

    October 2, 2007 at 2:03 pm

    It’s like ANTM. You have to wait and see the first day of competition before you have any favourites. Hope the stuvs is available to watch online sha.

  15. catwalq

    October 2, 2007 at 3:12 pm

    ehn, u came back and we did not hear announcement after dilligently stalking ur blog?
    I am upseeeettttt!!!!!

    Anyhows, loving the new look men. It is the shiznit.
    naija version of Dancing With The Stars. Looks like it might be great.
    wish I could see it

  16. Bobby

    October 2, 2007 at 3:39 pm

    This is exciting! Way to go naija!

  17. Uzo

    October 2, 2007 at 3:43 pm

    Welcome back hon….I have been having withdrawal symptoms…

    I am actually excited about this show….

    Can you please email me or send me a reminder on the day the show is about to start?

    LOL…Sad i know…but i am likely to forget

  18. Oladipo MD

    October 2, 2007 at 4:06 pm

    another nigerian show copying a foreign show. well. here we go again

  19. Ms zee

    October 2, 2007 at 5:49 pm

    Naija version of dancing with the starts, what category of dance steps would we see o… and psuma wonder actually daning ballroom… “Jesus take the wheel”

  20. Inuke Omotola Davis

    October 2, 2007 at 8:00 pm

    I would love to see the show.
    Sounds like its going to be madd fun.
    Do you know how folks in the States can get to watch it?

  21. Abi

    October 2, 2007 at 8:50 pm

    Wow Bella is back and on fire as always!!!! welcome bk girl missed u..

    Now to the show…this shd be fun, i really hope they have made room for those of us away to watch it o…and to the pple above who r complainin abt originality, pls when will we stop puttin anythin naija does down?? when yankee copies from jand or vice-versa we don’t seem to ve a problem…

    Can we pls celebrate our own for a change??

  22. Thoughts Aloud

    October 3, 2007 at 10:53 am

    Nigerians too dey copy.No originality at all.Haba.Easy now

  23. Jaycee

    October 3, 2007 at 3:13 pm

    lolllll…NIGERIANS RAWK!!!!!! Can’t wait for the premiere…he he…let me see who can dance…

    Welcome back bella…we’ve been missing u o…

  24. MissTimi

    October 3, 2007 at 3:29 pm

    Oh…this looks like so much fun! i think im actually gonna follow it.
    Miss u!

  25. BOBBY

    October 3, 2007 at 3:39 pm

    Oh and to those that feel that Naija Copies…i agree with you ooo. But guess what. EVERYBODY TOO DEY COPY.

    Canada nko?

    Canada’s Next Top Model…

    Canadian Idol


    Naija dey copy dey go jare!

  26. Alex yangs

    October 3, 2007 at 4:03 pm

    welcome back bella!

  27. Mr.Fineboy

    October 3, 2007 at 4:25 pm

    Welcome back, ms lady! Come see me…

  28. Arewa

    October 3, 2007 at 5:29 pm

    wow.. this is a show i will definately want to see.. can u imagine Omotola doing the cha cha with her big backside….lord help us…lol

  29. Aijay

    October 3, 2007 at 5:50 pm

    Bella’s back. Yay!!
    This is so exciting. Definitely looking forward to it.

  30. BiMbyLaDs**

    October 3, 2007 at 6:38 pm

    i missed u soo much,,, sniff…sniff…

  31. shola

    October 3, 2007 at 7:16 pm

    glad to have u back on blogsville the last i checked it said ur blog was for authorised readers only i felt badha but its nice to have u back and open for all of us .hope u had a good time been away,and i really hope funmi wins she is so cool wll watch out for the show but anyhoos u can keep us posted

  32. Afolabi

    October 3, 2007 at 8:20 pm

    nice..bella naija is back…


    October 4, 2007 at 7:32 pm

    Another good blog…would love to hear about what becomes of the show…

  34. × it` is what is™

    October 6, 2007 at 12:32 am

    Well I sure hope those of us outside of Nigeria get to watch this.

  35. Abi

    October 6, 2007 at 1:25 am

    Those in jand can watch the show on Ben TV on fri & sat at 7pm..

  36. Anonymous

    October 6, 2007 at 2:49 am

    i think you guys should make sure you tell all your naija friends and family to catch the show. And for those in locations where you can vote (naija and jand) VOTE, VOTE & VOTE. Let’s support our own!!!

  37. Anonymous

    October 6, 2007 at 9:42 am

    Hmm…i don think anyone should say anything abt anyone not being original,if you are so original then stop wearing jeans and all them westtern clothes.if it hurts you so much then start something and stop sitting there like a couch potato and pulling down what a couple of people have worked hard to accomplis.Right now as i speak i see it as the best show ever been thought of,so…..plsssssss

  38. Anonymous

    October 6, 2007 at 9:50 am

    Well said…whoever you are,Nigerians should learn how to appreciate anyone who comes up with an idea be it something already done by our Oyinbo’s or not.I went for this show and it bets West african Idols and every other reality show hands down so for whatever its worth,well done guys cant wait to get my tickts for the next show.

  39. Anonymous

    October 6, 2007 at 9:54 am

    Copied or not the show dey tap….

  40. Anonymous

    October 6, 2007 at 10:18 am

    Did i hear someone asking about the judges?well well well i’ve got their names i have friends in top places.Dayo a contemporary African dancer with over 15yrs experience and he is the founder of THE IJODI dance group, Sara Boulez the president and founder of the society of the performing arts Nigeria (Oyinbo woman o) heard she has over 20yrs experience in dance and Segun Lawal founder and chief coordinator of spirit of David dance group over 10yrs of dance experience as well. Interesting choice I must say, at least they all know about dancing so that makes me entirely comfortable. Meanwhile something else you guys should look out for is the FASHION; my goodness they were all in all sorts from ZEBRA to Zizi, Byge,Naija Mafia,Monami etc and guys did you see the presenter? Am single and searching and wondering if I could hook up with her, info from anyone? Please please please have a good feeling about this one.

  41. Anonymous

    October 6, 2007 at 10:20 am

    the show definately rocks, watch it first before u kill it… thats for all the bad belles

  42. Anonymous

    October 6, 2007 at 10:21 am

    Who is this well informed brother,even me that i have sister inside dont have all the gist.its all good.the show is wonderfull.

  43. Anonymous

    October 7, 2007 at 9:20 am

    I have seen quite a bit of Zizi Cardow’s picture and i am sorry but she is no designer. What in God’s name do you call what she was wearing. And people, dont say’hating on her’. But you have to be blind not to think he attempt at shocking people has been misplaced. We have few designers in Nigeria but come on, we have far better ones – Jewel, Modela etc

  44. Anonymous

    October 8, 2007 at 4:11 pm

    this show is definitely gonna be a mega hit in Nigeria and beyond, will surely beat idols. U can get more info about it on thats their website and u can watch it online too. And VOTE O!!
    Watch out for Pasuma wonder doing the Rumba!!Was amazing!!

  45. Anonymous

    October 10, 2007 at 11:43 am

    hiya, not sure u can remember me Tutu Abass (ADRAO) nways really nice blog, jus started reading it and am kinda gettin addicted.

  46. Anonymous

    October 17, 2007 at 8:57 pm

    this competition is hot, how can i vote from the uk
    omo t were r ur other film actors, u try oh
    we wil vote u in the uk

  47. Anonymous

    October 28, 2007 at 11:24 pm

    abeg! abeg!! abeg!!! this show dey tap! all the dances have stepped up. kai!!! men pls how can i go watch the show? somebody tell me!!! mr Nigeria and his partner absolutely blew my mind!!!! see stunts abeg that his getting up must be probed i think he had a rope pulling him up like in the movies abeg investigate o!

  48. Anonymous

    October 31, 2007 at 11:11 pm

    this show is very hot, i loved the show, we all loved the show, untill we noticed tins that r not right
    look sandra boulez is a cheat in this competition, they should remove her, d dreds judge should work on his vocabulary,and segun is tooo hard
    this celebrities r dancing for d first time
    but sandra boulez is still a cheat. she favors people unecessarily without concience, but yyyyyyyyyy
    there r better judges, lets be real hear. i thot they were christians, na wa ohhhhhhh
    r people seeing wat am seing?

  49. Anonymous

    November 1, 2007 at 3:32 pm

    to vote from UK text GO TAKES2 CELEBRITY’S NAME eg GO TAKES2 PASUMA to 60999.and 33350 for can send multiple has began!!!till monday midnight

  50. Anonymous

    November 1, 2007 at 7:07 pm

    abeg the boulez woman is a cheat if u find out i’m sure she knows omawunmi from somewhere how could she give 9. she obviously favours omawunmi and zizi while the ijodi guy seems to have something against omawunmi. by the way why does boulez keep telling mr Nigeria “i expected more”? what more does she want? she wants the guy to fly? abeg stop all this partiality abeg

  51. Anonymous

    November 1, 2007 at 7:24 pm

    TAKES2 Bryan to 60999 in the uk and 33350 for Nigeria abeg vote

  52. Anonymous

    November 1, 2007 at 7:26 pm



    To vote for PASUMA, text GO TAKES PASUMA to 33350 (NIGERIA) , 60999 (UK).

    To vote for OMOWUNMI (MBGN 2005), text GO TAKES OMOWUNMI to 33350 (NIGERIA) , 60999 (UK).

    To vote for BRYAN (MR NIGERIA), text GO TAKES BRYAN to 33350 (NIGERIA) , 60999 (UK).

    To vote for KUNLE AFOLAYAN, text GO TAKES KUNLE to 33350 (NIGERIA) , 60999 (UK).

    To vote for OMOTOLA, text GO TAKES OMOTOLA to 33350 (NIGERIA) , 60999 (UK).

    To vote for TARA FELA-DUROTOYE, text GO TAKES TARA to 33350 (NIGERIA) , 60999 (UK).

    To vote for FUNLOLA AOFIYBEI, text GO TAKES FUNLOLA to 33350 (NIGERIA) , 60999 (UK).

    To vote for SOUND SULTAN, text GO TAKES SULTAN to 33350 (NIGERIA) , 60999 (UK).

    To vote for NOMORELOSS, text GO TAKES NOMORELOSS to 33350 (NIGERIA) , 60999 (UK).

    To vote for ZIZ, text GO TAKES ZIZI to 33350 (NIGERIA) , 60999 (UK).

  53. Anonymous

    November 1, 2007 at 7:39 pm



    To vote for PASUMA, text GO TAKES2 PASUMA to 33350 (NIGERIA) , 60999 (UK).

    To vote for OMOWUNMI (MBGN 2005), text GO TAKES2 OMOWUNMI to 33350 (NIGERIA) , 60999 (UK).

    To vote for BRYAN (MR NIGERIA), text GO TAKES2 BRYAN to 33350 (NIGERIA) , 60999 (UK).

    To vote for KUNLE AFOLAYAN, text GO TAKES2 KUNLE to 33350 (NIGERIA) , 60999 (UK).

    To vote for OMOTOLA, text GO TAKES2 OMOTOLA to 33350 (NIGERIA) , 60999 (UK).

    To vote for TARA FELA-DUROTOYE, text GO TAKES2 TARA to 33350 (NIGERIA) , 60999 (UK).

    To vote for FUNLOLA AOFIYBEI, text GO TAKES2 FUNLOLA to 33350 (NIGERIA) , 60999 (UK).

    To vote for SOUND SULTAN, text GO TAKES2 SULTAN to 33350 (NIGERIA) , 60999 (UK).

    To vote for NOMORELOSS, text GO TAKES2 NOMORELOSS to 33350 (NIGERIA) , 60999 (UK).

    To vote for ZIZI, text GO TAKES2 ZIZI to 33350 (NIGERIA) , 60999 (UK).

  54. Anonymous

    November 3, 2007 at 10:06 am

    Been reading though all the comments and hey you forgot other countries so i have taken the liberty to include them. Are you shocked, it’s the world wide web you never know. Peace
    EGYPT 95202. Other countries to come in soon. People lets get voting. You dont want to say hey Pasuma should have won………….

  55. Anonymous

    November 4, 2007 at 2:29 pm

    Ojoro! pasuma’s dance was edited so the world wont see their blunder! this is daylight robbery!

  56. Anonymous

    November 4, 2007 at 2:31 pm

    i told u b4 that these pple are cheats Pasuma’s dance was edited! cheat cheat cheat

  57. Anonymous

    November 4, 2007 at 2:36 pm

    where is the xtianity in SOD why was pasuma’s dance doctored? pls now is it bcos she is DR Seyi Olubi’s friend? pls stopped this pls

  58. Anonymous

    November 4, 2007 at 2:39 pm

    i’m embarrased ojoro spirit of david y now y did u have to do that where is the integrity in our christianity pls stop this

  59. Anonymous

    November 4, 2007 at 2:42 pm

    i agree i was at the show i saw the mistakes and they were ommited ojoro pasuma and funke ojoro

  60. better person

    November 4, 2007 at 3:50 pm

    guys guys i think the problem is with nta 2/nta 10 transmission. people that watched NTA 2 didnt see a problem but those that watched nta 10 did.. pls its not a cover up of any sort and i take exception to people talking like that about spirit of david pls!!!!

  61. Miss Clanny

    November 4, 2007 at 9:29 pm

    We saw the show in the UK on saturday………was very impressed with it apart from a couple of embarrasing moment.

    Pasuma- loved the dance he did in his intro week but what on earth was that, himself and the partner were so out of tune it was unbelievable I’m sure they were hearing a different music.

    Omotola- where do I start…all you omotola fans make una go sit down. I dont see anything special about her ( acting ok)her dance on my scale is nil point. Gal cannot carry herself and not putting energy into it…she also needs to shed some pounds and looking at her she is not very comfortable with her body ( because there are some big ppl that carry themselves very well)

    Sultan- Mwah!!! what can I say very good…he’s too much

    Nomoreloss- He needs to work on his co ordination with his partner, they both need to be in sync.

    Mr Nigeria and lovette- He has the major advantage that his instructor is extremely small. I also thought this show was for celebrities that hadn’t danced before… so I dont understand why the allowed him on the show

    Kunle Afolayan- he needs to work extra hard……and why he’s he still taking other contract while on the show, it shows he’s not committed to the program then. dancing is nt easy and if you have to learn a routine in a week, focus is needed

    Tara- ok

    Zizi- well not bad and not good either

    Funlola- She might win it! Reason she is everythng the others are not. Competitive, energetic and focused.

    Omowunmi- Girl can dance to but there is something still not right

  62. Anonymous

    November 7, 2007 at 4:53 pm

    hi everyone!sometimes,these celebrities are sooooo busy,they dont have time to rehearse properly and so you have what we saw in the chacha last week.but i hope that they will do better in the next episode as they have all seen how stupid they all looked on international TV!

  63. Anonymous

    November 7, 2007 at 7:00 pm

    Tara is out! count sultan was blood thirsty! Funlola escaped the grim reaper! Zizi precise! Omowunmi well bagged!Bryan had his scotch shaken not stirred! Kunle interesting! Omo T was in love! Pasuma shone in “bouncing” tango! nomoreloss hmnn…!

  64. Anonymous

    November 16, 2007 at 10:43 pm

    first impression…another copy of a foreign show.
    second thought in my opinion; this shows our misplaced priorites. whats the bank telling us in a nation where millions of children go to bed hungry
    food for thought….

  65. Anonymous

    November 21, 2007 at 10:00 am

    yeah yeah leave ur job and go serve in somalia you hypocrite!

  66. Anonymous

    November 29, 2007 at 6:41 pm

    Omotola should go home and look after her plenty children. she sucks

  67. Anonymous

    November 29, 2007 at 6:44 pm

    This whole show makes a mockery of the show Strictly come dancing. Can’t someone come up with something original for Nigeria??

  68. Anonymous

    December 11, 2007 at 5:55 pm

    zizi is gone, mr nigeria is gone, and omotola is still there! i’m not watching the show again its crap

  69. Anonymous

    December 12, 2007 at 12:33 pm

    OMOTOLA TI JADE! omotola is out!!! i have a very big God o! He’s always by my side He has sent Omo T packing even her money couldnt save her!

  70. Anonymous

    December 23, 2007 at 3:12 pm

    sound sultan is out and i must say it is areally big loss to this compeition,and his show dance was the best amongst every other contender,for me he will always be the champion

  71. Anonymous

    December 30, 2007 at 5:03 am

    Nigeria we hail thee. When are we gonna stop copying, na wah ohhh!!
    My advise to omotola and co, this an opportunity to loose some weight okay, as per the judges make una keep on doing ojoro(419) after all that’s what we are know for all over the world. Come to think of it why can’t ordinary pple come into the game or show or whtaever it’s called. That’s why I like the U.S,they give evryone an oppurtunity to try out s/thing new. Let’s try to be original for once Nigerians, haba. Invent s/thing no one has done before.

  72. dotty

    December 30, 2007 at 5:10 am

    Not bad but they should try make the texting results real and not manipulating it to suit their favorite person.
    Any ways I’ll see if I can come into the country & display my skills after I graduate here in Michigan, come home with my hubby and kid and see if I can kick some ass

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