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How are you all doing? Hope you had a great weekend.
I kinda wish my weekend didnt have to end! I really need a long holiday.
So I spent the weekend over with one of my best friends and on saturday morning she dragged me to the gym with her! I honestly dont know who sent me to do weightercise class with her. It basically involves carrying weights while exercising! Seriously my whole body hurts! I can barely move.
Was a very fun weekend tho.
A big congrats to 9ice for performing at Nelson Mandela’s 90th birthday concert in London! I got teary-eyed watching him perform. I was soooo proud. seriously. It only reinforces my belief in God’s blessings. All the best to 9ice and wifey, Toni Payne as well!!!


30 Year Old, Isaac Kwabena Dankyi-Koranteng from Ghana has won the first edition of the Apprentice Africa. Isaac who is married with one child, according to the Apprentice website ‘personifies responsibility and dignity and is quiet and calculated’.
With a Bachelor’s degree in Publishing studies from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana, and an MBA from Wuham University, China and experience is the sales sector. Isaac sealed the win! The ‘runner-up’ was Eunice Omole, the vivacious Cornell MBA grad.
Congrats to Isaac!

Ikechukwu Feat Wande Coal – Only You


Here are some pics from comedian Tee-A’s Old School Party. LOL. Luv it!


Unruly Beach Party & Naeto C’s album release party were this weekend. Heard they were both so much fun.

Have a great week y’all!

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  1. peaches

    June 29, 2008 at 11:17 pm

    nice one bella…tres fab as usual…
    wish 9ice nd tp d best..esp with d baby on d way..xx

  2. Jaycee

    June 30, 2008 at 12:27 am

    The people who attended the old school party look really funny…lolll…

    I saw the youtube video of 9ice performing…that’s actually good for increasing his publicity…congrats to him!

    Have a blessed week ahead Bella…Kewl sturvs!

  3. Pink-satin

    June 30, 2008 at 12:35 am

    no 3!!!yes!

  4. dana

    June 30, 2008 at 1:41 am

    am so proud of 9ice..he did a great job!!

  5. africa entertainment and sports

    June 30, 2008 at 1:42 am

    Seems we were blogging at the same time!It’s really 9ice (oops,I mean nice)to have many Naija acts getting international acclaim (KSA,Femi Kuti,TuFace,D’Banj,Asa,P Square,9ice…).But think the old skool costume stuff is something else;only a mind like Tee A’s could manufacture that!

  6. isha

    June 30, 2008 at 1:59 am

    Nice!!! The old school outfits were kinda monotonous, everyone had afros only. but it’s a nice idea, lol.

  7. misschristabel05

    June 30, 2008 at 2:34 am

    awwwww! I’m soooooooo proud of 9ice!!! I wish him the best in all his endeavors!

  8. Shaywun

    June 30, 2008 at 2:56 am

    Top ten, yes!!! hehehe. 9ice is not playing mehn, he’s really on fire!

  9. Shaywun

    June 30, 2008 at 3:09 am

    btw he was looking clean and HOT!!!

  10. nosa101

    June 30, 2008 at 4:44 am

    I think Ikechukwu should quit the singing tip

  11. Anonymous

    June 30, 2008 at 5:15 am

    In fact 9ice’ sudden rise to stardom shows the sky is not the limit.Infact he’s acclaimed winning the grammy and buying a bentley is a prophecy yet to be fulfilled. I was thrilled and extremely proud of him…Again for the fact that he sang Gongo aso shows that he appreciates culture and that culture he is extending to the world and for those who were present or who watched it on youtube it was conspicous on how those present wriggled their waists to the beats…lol.. Also he said God bless you, i was so happy he gappreciated God. Congrats Toni on the baby on the way.

  12. Adaora and Rock

    June 30, 2008 at 5:36 am

    Big up’s to 9ice jare….gongo aso….sooooooo excited for him.
    Bring home grammy ma brother….

  13. Sisi Blu

    June 30, 2008 at 6:29 am

    ahhhhhhhhhhh!! 9ice!! I cannot shout! I am so happy! gosh! d woman said ‘n-nice’ hixx! worreefa mehn! he was gewd!

  14. Anonymous

    June 30, 2008 at 6:47 am

    awww so proud of 9ice. Did y’all see the oyinbo people getting their groove on. lol.

  15. Anonymous

    June 30, 2008 at 9:23 am

    Great post belle.

    Im sorry but I couldn’t bear to watch 9ice performance after 5 seconds of him singing.. Its just weird cuz of the type of pple at that concert. They were all just looking at him.. I mean im really proud of him for making it this far though…

    The old skool pictures were high-larious…

  16. Made in London

    June 30, 2008 at 11:36 am

    Excellent! I am so happy for Nice…and yall don’t mind June talking about N ice. Lol

    Toni Payne, something to pass on to Nice, I don’t know what kind of exercise routine he already has but tell him to get into running either locally or on the threadmill daily if possible. Running and singing at the same time will build up his stamina for live performances. I say this because, if you listen carefully, he breathing wasn’t quite right and he was struggling to catch his breath at the end of the longer sentences. But good performance otherwise. He reps Naija!!!

    I love Nelson Mandela and you Bella are on fire.

  17. Fade

    June 30, 2008 at 12:31 pm

    Nice one for 9ice!
    I was tickled by the fact that he got such an opportunity to show the world his talent.However i wasnt impressed with the vocals.I didnt feel it at all.Why couldnt he get back up singers who actually knew the songs not some people who just learnt it!!!

    All in all i wish him the best

  18. pink-satin

    June 30, 2008 at 1:31 pm

    am so proud of 9ce…..i want to cry

  19. FineBoy Agbero

    June 30, 2008 at 3:49 pm

    So dat Isaac bobo won abi? Thank God.
    Was getting pissed at Mr Shobanjo for his favouritsm 2wards Blessing and Eunice, two evil schemers!
    Stopped watching…
    Thanx 4 d info jare.

  20. Hair Azara

    June 30, 2008 at 6:23 pm

    I am so proud to be Nigerian!! I am so proud of 9ICE!! It’s GOOD TO DREAM BIG!!!!! THE SKY IS THE LIMIT!!

  21. 1stpet2v9

    June 30, 2008 at 8:12 pm

    soooooooo proud of 9ice!!!

  22. peaches

    June 30, 2008 at 11:09 pm

    hey bella..happy marks ur 2nd year in fabulous blog world..congratulations nd wishing u all d best..xx God’s blessing
    (still waiting on u to drop ur

  23. Coffie

    July 1, 2008 at 2:51 am

    Hey Bella, great post!Im gonna watch 9ice’s performance!

  24. Anonymous

    July 1, 2008 at 8:01 am

    9ice blew me away!!!!

  25. Lola

    July 1, 2008 at 10:31 am

    **have to go check out the performance on youtube!

    UNRULY BEACH PARRY was a BLAST! if i do say so myself :o) definitely missed you there bella, but the next one you have to come o! check out pics at


  26. Flowers and Poetry

    July 1, 2008 at 10:47 am

    Nice post, very entertaining! I’m so pleased that 9ice was at such a high profile event, I like that song a lot!

  27. uNWrItten*

    July 1, 2008 at 10:59 am

    wow.9ice performed at Madiba’s concert..thats huge!!!!….crazy..will smith looked good in that picture! lol
    oh and oluchi could have done something with that hair..she is a model for crying out loud..sheesh…
    nice one tho! 🙂

  28. AlooFar

    July 1, 2008 at 12:01 pm

    9ice one!

  29. sweet efe

    July 1, 2008 at 6:31 pm

    am so happy for 9ice, really proud of him, i hope one day he’ll really win d grammy like he said in his song. by the way thanks bella for d video, i had goose bumps watching it.

  30. omohemi Benson

    July 1, 2008 at 7:00 pm

    I am so proud of nice too.
    e ibi ti ori ba ma de, om ma de o.
    see him standing side by side with will smith, Omo gongo ti nso men!

    theres no way to go but up!

    well done bella.

  31. Waffarian

    July 1, 2008 at 9:32 pm

    Well, una sorry oh, but I must talk true. They showed this event twice on public television and even though I was happy that we had a representative there…I no go lie, I was disappointed…this was a huge chance and opportunity and he blew it. That performance sucked big time. Ndo, I know say all of us dey root for our people, we thank God but I no fit lie…it was quite bad.

  32. BrownSugar

    July 2, 2008 at 12:13 am

    Eeyah, was happy for 9ice too. And kinda liked the effect when the Yoruba talking drum met the English trumpet!

  33. Emilia

    July 2, 2008 at 8:49 am

    I saw the 9ice festival it was both good and bad i thought

  34. proud

    July 2, 2008 at 5:47 pm

    i heard he was a bit shy. big crowd. he tried jo and he looked very good. im proud he was there.

    but honestly a lot of naija performers dont really put anything creative into live delivery because once a song is hot everyone just sings along anyway. so performing to a crowd thats never heard the song is very tough.

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