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Hi Everyone!!
Sorry, I haven’t been on here all week.
There are sooo many things going on at the moment but I am never too busy for y’all.
Hope u guys are having a great week.
Mine has been interesting so far. Nada tres exciting but interesting enough!
My weekend was fab though.
I’m feeling very random today so I think I spread this randomness by sharing some random bits…y’all should do the same!

I’ll start with what happened this weekend…
So on Saturday, I was walking up my street, so a car passes me, pauses for a brief second and then moves…
I thought nothing of it.
Couple of minutes later, I’m on an adjacent street and the same car is now beside me and the driver parks…
I quickly picked up my pace…as in one can’t be too careful!
The driver of the car says hello and I turn around to see if it was someone I know
It wasn’t! Sooo I was just about to keep going when I noticed that there was a child in the backseat
The driver of the car, a middle-aged African man kept calling out and of course I normally wouldn’t even respond but because there was a child in the back, I thought maybe they were lost or something…
So I take a couple of steps back and dude is like ‘hello, you are pretty, do you want a ride blah blah blah’
I was just looking at the dude in shock
As in he has his child in the car oooo and he is trying to chat me up!
Next thing, dude is like ‘ohhhh you see my son…he is very cute right…his name is lesley’
I swear all through this I couldn’t even talk…he was even introducing me to the child…as per future step mother or what lol!
I sharply said ‘Have a good day’ and went about my jolly way.
I hope that child is old enough (he looked about 3 years old) to give his mum the gist.
Jesus take the wheel!

On to other randomness:
– I don’t like, love, fancy or ‘have a crush on’ anyone at the moment
– I’m not sure how I feel about that
– I am obsessed with this song (well it’s not really even a song….its an interlude)…’I Think That She Knows’…it gets me every time…don’t know why
– I broke up with my man about a month ago
– Did anyone guess? I bet you didn’t
– I still think he is an amazing person though
– But…
– Anyways
– I havent read the comments from the last post
– I’m not sure if I want to
– I’m soo happy that I know who my friends are
– I love them
– They exemplify women that inspire
– I’m sooo proud
– I’m looking hot today
– Lol…I’m serious
– I’m wearing a black high waist pencil skirt, a coral top and a camel-tone belt
– I’ve got some 4-inch heels on. I love them! Bought them a year ago…they hurt soooo bad in the store but I still bought them but never wore them until today
– My feet aren’t hurting…yet
– That’s it!
Here is the actual post I was going to put up before I got sidetracked!
The Kulture2Couture event ran all through the weekend at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London this past weekend.
This annual event celebrates designers of black origin.
It had a dual purpose this year as it also served as a Fashion for Food – Catwalk the World event.
Damon Dash, Naomi Campbell, Ozwald Boateng & Keno attended the opening night.
Designers including Yemi O by Kosibah, Adebayo Jones, Deola Sagoe, Patrick Kevin, Tina Atiemo, Stoned Cherrie, Nkwo and Zed-Eye all showed their fab collections. Check out some pics below:
My absolute favs were
Yemi O by Kosibah – The cut and corseting of the clothes…art in motion
Stoned Cherrie – Rich and full of heritage
Zed-Eye – I would actually wear her stuff – electric and fab
Deola Sagoe – Need I say more?
Tina Atiemo – Brought the DRAMA
Adebayo Jones – Classic and timeless

Thanks to Getty Images and Din of London for the pics

That’s it! Tell us something random
Have a fab day…..
Spread the love…MUAH

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  1. Justme

    November 22, 2007 at 12:33 pm

    I hope im first!

  2. Unbiased

    November 22, 2007 at 12:36 pm

    Something random? Hmmm Bella is a strong babe. Didnt know you have been through a breakup.

    And i hate pasta (You did say say something random) lol!!

  3. Bolanle

    November 22, 2007 at 1:47 pm

    Sorry to hear bout ur break up sweeree, u’re such a strong woman and i believe there’s nothing you can’t handle with God on your side (and your loved ones ofcourse!!)

    On a random note, i have this nasty habit of planning things when i’m bored like breaking down my lottery win (which i don’t play so dnt know how i’ll win it). Help!!

    Have a fab day dear.

  4. Jaycee

    November 22, 2007 at 2:43 pm

    I’m number watttt? Oooooh..excited!!!! Lolll @ you not having a crush at the moment. Enjoy singledom! Make sure the next person is really right for u, cos u’re special.

    Hmmm…all these hideous men! Even with a child in the back seat…doesn’t know what his father is capable of!!!

  5. Ladybrille

    November 22, 2007 at 2:55 pm

    Bella, I knew you broke up. There was a post that you did that got me thinking so. Breakups are hard but glad that you still have positive thoughts of him!

    Random thoughts: I am off to learn how to cook! Yay! Finally. I can’t wait it should be fun.

    Never wanted to cook because it was a major sign of rebellion for me growing up in Naija.

    Now, I better move past “cooking” eggs b/c my body is saying, you better feed me right! Plus, I am tired of buying out.

    I am swicthing to try a more vegan diet, but we shall see.

    I am convinced women are such super strong beings especially those that balance motherhood and everything else in between!!!

    I have seen you and u r pure HAUTENESS mama! I would love the outfit you described. Could you share? Well I hope they fit my 6ft 2in long body. LOL!

    I am truly blessed to have the strongest of women in my life that I can call FRIENDS.

    The Kulture to Couture stuff seemed fab and am glad the crew Damon, Naomi & Ozwald were there to give it even more weight.

    Maintain your sexy gurl and have a brilliant weekend!

    Oops, lest I forget, free shoe giveaway for folks getting married so tell your GF’s lady and have them hit up my blog.

    Ciao for now.

  6. Anonymous

    November 22, 2007 at 3:08 pm

    bolanle? hmm!!!!!!!!!!

    Hey BELLA sorry about your break up. It sucks right!! The strenght to move on is our God granted gift!! Break ups are usually the beginning of a new chapter. The nerve of some men ey!!

    Just wanted to say i luv u’r Blog and i read it everyday.
    I like this randomness side to you it gives a little insight to who “bellanaija” is, you should do it more often.
    I picture u’r outfit for the day “me likey a lot”

    – Just like you i do not have a crush on/like/fancy/love anyone (man) at the moment

    – I bought byself a foxy pair of satin red peep toe shoes that i know i will not wear much (cuz i don’t want them to get ruined) but would just like to stare at cuz they are gorgeous.

    – I have felt very dependent for a year now and it sucks

    – I wish my brother would be more sensible

    – I wish my sister would get married already!!! aaarrgh!!

    – I LUV hanging out with my family like “ALL THE TIME”

    – My mum is so FUNNY and she is oblivious to the fact that she is.

    – My dad is soo cool i wish my husband would be like him.

    – I wish i could have a blog page but i don’t have the discipline to commit to daily blogs.

    – I wish i was a size 12 (i know what my sis is saying then get off your but and do something about it)

    – oh i wish i would stop nagging!!!

    Random enough 4 u?

    Have a nice day bella!! mwaah!!

  7. Anonymous

    November 22, 2007 at 3:13 pm

    In the last comment post ANONYMOUS 2.08PM when i said “the nerve of some men” i mean’t the man with the child in the back seat.

  8. Dammie

    November 22, 2007 at 3:16 pm

    Lmaooo…i LOVE this post…It’s too funnyy

    Anyhooo…something random?…

    I think I like 3 boys that all have the same last name… LoL, random enough?..

  9. Anonymous

    November 22, 2007 at 3:17 pm

    random stuff about me – I can sleep while standing up! Dont ask how. I have no idea but it happens on a regular basis…

  10. Zena

    November 22, 2007 at 3:49 pm

    just wanted to be ten, I shall be back

  11. Dammie

    November 22, 2007 at 3:50 pm

    I love my dadddyyy tooo!!!

    Alsooo…Bella, Y haven’t u read the comments? I’ll give it to you here:

    Basically, Ppl loved Wana’s postt…and are a bit confused with Ashionye’s accent…which, I don’t think is bad actually…as per no H factor and tings…and how she was talking about being skinny when there was a plus size lady beside her {who by the way handled it well, and is very intelligent with the comeback she gave}…Ohhh a funny part was when Ashioney said she did not like fizzy drinks {and you knowwww my ppl…they totally ignored the fact that she said BUT pepsi light is low carbon, and sugar and all that…and Funmi Iyanda, in turn saidd. Yes, that’s Y it’s called Pepsi Light…BUAHAUAHAUH}

  12. Dammie

    November 22, 2007 at 3:58 pm

    AND…I just decided to go back to the last post comments….and WHOAAAAAAAAA…there was a fight o. Don’t go. Happy Thanksgiving. LoL.

    NOWWW, is this Random or whatt?!!

  13. Miss E

    November 22, 2007 at 4:08 pm

    Bella how ‘ve u been??? been a minute..
    Didn’t ve to guess, I knew thats why I didnt comment that day…i kno u r a strong woman..God bless u…and yes I’m proud to have u as a friend.

    Sth random: I hate oatmeal, there was a time I couldn’t even wash a pot that had been used in cookin

  14. Nyemoni

    November 22, 2007 at 4:29 pm

    1st post of yours that makes me remember you’re flesh and bone too…Sorry if I sound corny but it always seemed so….! Best wishes…just know that things can only get better! Just do you!

  15. Anonymous

    November 22, 2007 at 5:49 pm

    hey bella,
    My heart pores out to you over your break up but i’m sure u don’t want me feeling sorry u. Never mind you are a strong woman and your strenght will get you through.

    That man is so not right men!!! what is he teaching his child

    RANDOM STUFF let me see!!!

    I AM A MAJOR MUSIC LOVER. I have had moments when i would rather
    listen to music than have a nights sleep. I don’t even mind lagos
    traffic once i’ve got my music. ya’ll know lagos traffic is sick

    I enjoy the company of MYSELF (with my mp3 and sudoku puzzles)

    My BOYFRIENDS have been shorter than me and i’m 4inches less of 6feet(the taller guys i have liked have been A.holes maybe i am destined to date short men)

    I am a really GOOD COOK. Make a mean ayamashe stew (green pepper designer stew)

    I luv NAILART actually nail anything!!!

    I hate EGGs with passion!!

    I luv MUSHROOMS with passion i eat them with absolutely everything.

    I luv to DRIVE!!

    Everytime i look forward to an event or something, i always have a
    dream the night before, that it all went horribly wrong (strange ain’t it)

    I am enjoying this comment thing too much. I better go.

    Keep doing what you do bella. LUV IT

  16. Anonymous

    November 22, 2007 at 6:09 pm

    Bella ,someone is really being nasty about Ashionye, you should take down the comment section on that one, as usual.

  17. Sha

    November 22, 2007 at 6:23 pm


    Naija men are something else, shameless idiots (some of them) lol especially the one u blogged about. awon baba agbaya..

    Ma boo kano looking hawwt as alwayz anywayz enjoy the single life mai sista.. u aint missing nada.

    Jah Bless!

  18. Anonymous

    November 22, 2007 at 6:30 pm

    Bella, wetin dey happen? Sorry to hear about your bloke but you are are such a together babe am sure you are handling stuff which is why we did not get to hear about it. I love your blog!! Am not naija but dating one of your yummy naija boys…yes, I said Yummy Naija Boy in one sentence…

  19. BOBBY

    November 22, 2007 at 6:41 pm

    Something random? I love Perogies and Sour Cream.
    Dont ask me what Perogies are…

  20. Toyine

    November 22, 2007 at 7:29 pm

    This is one of my most Fave’est posts from you !!! Yes i read ur blog woman!!! Anyways,loves the outfit u described…with all the slapping u do how u for manage with 4-inchers? Lucky u no snow. This babe werent u sposed to hit me back?? Anyways i’ll buzz u tnite so wake up 🙂 kizzez

  21. Howdareyoucallthatafashionshow?

    November 22, 2007 at 8:30 pm

    This is my very own review.

    Before I start, I wish you tagged the pix so I’d be more specific about the designs I’m referring to.

    1. I don’t know who designed those metallic clothes, but they SUCKED major! (And not the long gold dress)… I know people say you cannot judge creativity but that’s just bullshit. Save that for the elementary school kids.
    Was that supposed to be couture or something? Please, as a Fashion enthusiast, I think that’s very insulting to infer such an opinion by sending those amateur pieces down a Couture runway…

    In conclusion I’d say, VERY BORING show. I was really hoping for at least ONE outfit to save the day.

    @ Bella: Keep doing your thing eh? Kwenu!

  22. Howdareyoucallthatafashionshow?

    November 22, 2007 at 8:34 pm


    Which ones are Deola Sagoe’s designs? She the bidness, I don’t see that here…
    I’m so hungry and my oyibo roommate is cooking something. Chai! lol

  23. Anonymous

    November 22, 2007 at 11:09 pm


  24. Anonymous

    November 22, 2007 at 11:29 pm

    nice bella just stumbled on ur blog wat happened to ur BN prose

    are u a fashion designer as well?

  25. shola pacheco

    November 23, 2007 at 12:12 am

    once had something like dat happen to me,mine was back in lagos,the kid was quite sha but couldnt imagine wat the guy was thinking though.ur quite strong its been long since i last had a break-up it took me almost three years to be able to get into another relationship

    random question,i love italians,i eat a lot of pasta,bolognese arabiata whatever

    cant stand a guy pee on the toilet sit

    i enjoy when am by myself

  26. Anonymous

    November 23, 2007 at 1:02 am

    Ah bella,why did you not fall in love with cute Lester? dont you know that kids, especially cute ones are babe magnets? I think for some women it signifies a man that is ready to setle down but the relationship did not work, i am not talking about baby daddy hood rats.


  27. shopliquorice

    November 23, 2007 at 2:11 am

    kosibah rocks my socks off!

    – SLiq

  28. Raski

    November 23, 2007 at 12:00 pm

    Random stuvvs:

    My husband is pissing me off with his goody two shoes attitude.
    what happned to living a little.
    I get made to feel like an old hag”!!!

    also, i cant stand the fact that ive been a good girl all my life.
    i really want to rebel.
    but what should i rebel against???
    any ideas?

  29. UnNaked Soul

    November 23, 2007 at 12:15 pm

    You’re going soft Bella… 🙂
    After many months of reading your blog, I finally pen down a comment…

    how are you? *wink*

  30. ~Mimi~

    November 23, 2007 at 3:09 pm

    🙂 nice post! i really liked! and ur outfit sounds hawt.

    randomness…. i have 2000words to write today…another 8 000words to go! SIGH!

  31. Uzo

    November 23, 2007 at 4:26 pm

    Ah hon…..

    Yemi Kosibah….the man making my wedding dress…

    Love this post, your outfit sounds hot…

    Much love

  32. Aspiring nigerian woman

    November 23, 2007 at 4:29 pm

    Hey Bella,

    I was at this fashion show, on the sunday and it was wonderful. It was a celebration of african and carribean designers. You forgot to menetion Ituen basi and Ngozi Ijoma; their designs really rocked. Sagoe was just ok, same as adebayo jones. The highlight were Ituen Basi and Ngozi Ijoma designs. Beautiful, fresh and creative. Wale Adeyemi, was missing in action, which was a shame really, because people like David Beckham wear his clothes, his presence could have done massive publicity for the event.

  33. Angela

    November 23, 2007 at 4:31 pm

    my randomness
    Broke up with my man a few months ago. Whole breakup is really rough on me this holiday season sha. I miss him to bits….i’m so tired of the ups and downs of dating that at this point i just want an arranged marriage and call it a day. Just when you are so happy and you are about to exhale, something goes wrong. i am a christian and i have never been in a rush to settle down but how long do i have to wait till things stop going wrong? I am so tired my people. **sighs**

  34. Naija Chic

    November 24, 2007 at 12:05 am


    Random stuff, I like ur blog soo much,

    -I am so knackered, should be getting proper rest and am on ur blog
    – Should be working on my blog but am on urs, its like ‘afise’
    -don’t think u need sympathy nor solidarity on the break up thing cos I just went thru that
    – how can i think like that when I don’t know u nor the circumstances involved?
    -well, is it not meant to be random thots?
    -en, but with discretion
    -Am tired
    -ok, not by force, go and sleep

  35. Anonymous

    November 24, 2007 at 2:55 am

    y u delete all d ashionye comments

  36. Tee

    November 24, 2007 at 6:36 am

    Bella be strong. I luv the randomness and ur blog. I feel u angela take it one day at a time.

  37. Anonymous

    November 24, 2007 at 9:49 am

    Naomi Campbell looks extra fab!

  38. Ms.Minx

    November 24, 2007 at 3:42 pm

    akDSRandom Stuff:

    This is the first comment I’ve ever left on your blog!

    “I Think That She Knows” is the best part of JT’s “LoveStoned”. It was actually “our song” (me and my ex’s), but he’s an ass…I still love the song, but he’s dirt on my shoes, lol…

  39. Anonymous

    November 25, 2007 at 3:20 am

    sorry, my ex-bf (can i even call him that) broke up with me like ages ago, we had dinner after and err hooked up( i knowwwwwwww bad idea), he’d said he call (i know i know) and surprise surprise he didnt, i got a mass text for thksgiving and we’re supposed to be good friends?! so now i feel like there is no such thing as a nice guy only inexperienced guy

    other random thing, i did my hair. i look like anna wintour but one side is not the same as the other, i have ocd and a headache

    i have done none of my school work
    im not ready for my job interview

    i have a headache lol

  40. in my head

    November 25, 2007 at 7:01 pm

    Some people are walking around with mental issues and do not even realise it. How does anyone with a rationale mind think it is alright to sit comfortably in a car and hail some one that is walking on their merry way much less do it with a child as audience. He is kolo! But then, what is even more Kolo is that a few chics won’t mind and will even inside the car and continue the conversation. Issues!

    Sorry about your break-up. I know there is more to it than the 3 or 4 lines you dedicated to it in this post.

    It is good to see you write about something personal…you usually give otheres the lime light on your blog.

  41. de'tente

    November 25, 2007 at 8:01 pm

    he’s not talking to me right now and i hate the fact that that’s an issue for me!

  42. Olu

    November 26, 2007 at 2:38 am

    i rily like dis post, u always seem lyk an enigma, which is safe considering you dont know half the people u r bloggin for, thanks for lettin us see a more personal side of you!

    random-:people find it easier to open up to me than I to them.

    I cannot sleep without socks.

  43. Anonymous

    November 26, 2007 at 8:07 am

    random thought…just surfed on facebook and must be nice to spend mummy and daddy’s money.


    November 26, 2007 at 11:14 am

    lol at the guys trying to chat you up and introducing you to his son…like wtf?

    something random: i can’t stop thinking of ice cream

  45. pamelastitch

    November 26, 2007 at 12:55 pm

    hmm randomness:

    Currently waiting for my aunt to get ready so I can go out.


    Life happens. You fall in Love. You get out or get Kicked out. You get angry. You feel hurt. Life begins. You start afresh.

  46. truth

    November 26, 2007 at 11:50 pm

    My random thots:

    –> Research is a bitch (4give my greek) and can’t seem to get enough of my time. Should be done in two weeks.

    –> I read his old emails ytrdy. Though I’m happy i still think he’s an ass for not picking me. I so need to delete them…

    Ur break up? Well that’s one less unhappy female…or male (just incase you were on the wrong)lol.

  47. Anonymous

    November 27, 2007 at 2:53 am

    Can’t we do wrong? Why aren’t we allowed to do wrong? We are humans for crying out loud, why must we be crucified for making mistakes? Aren’t we flawed by design? so why aren’t people forgiving? I deserve to be forgiven. I really do because each time this buffoon has goofed, i always forgave! 🙁

  48. Vera Ezimora

    November 27, 2007 at 6:45 am

    Bella Naija! How u dey, my honey. I’m back 2 blogging…again. U know, as I was reading ur post, I thought, “wow, Bella is getting personal..”

    Sorry bout the situation with ur man (breakin up); it can be tough.

    …and in fact, sorry 4 the yeye man with the crying baby that was hittin on u. People sef!

  49. adaa

    November 27, 2007 at 2:11 pm

    I like ur creativity chic esp with ur going random…

    ..break-ups r neva easy, pele o, but u’ll survive. Went thru one my self earlier in d year n afterwards i went numb!! Floated for a while n could not feel a thing. O well wat can i say, yday basically got tired of ‘being in a relationship thingie’, am totally feeling Angela, God help us.

    Randomness: sometimes i think of sitting on d clouds and being invisible…

  50. Daphany E.

    November 28, 2007 at 6:23 am

    LOL! The story of the african man is too mad! kai some people have no shame.

  51. Anonymous

    November 28, 2007 at 8:43 pm

    how do I tell my oga that I have a new job?

  52. Anonymous

    December 12, 2007 at 9:35 am

    hey! if you are african then you want to read this post. do so if you are proud of your heritage.
    tell your friends too!!!!.
    send this to all the peeps you can.

  53. Bluntremi

    December 27, 2007 at 9:59 pm

    Bella darling_
    Its been FARRRRR too long since I either emailed you or commented on your blog. No vex jare…

    Happy Holidays and I am sorry about the breakup. Its sometimes for the best, even though it might not seem that way. Who knows, you might get back together and then again….

    Random thoughts…
    I need to catch up on my recorded TV programs!! And blogging too…

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