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Hey Y’all,
How are you doing? No one ever answers my ‘how are you doing’ questions..but I’ll keep on asking!
My weekend was good actually….hung out with friends, went out and all that.
Its summer and as seems to be a pattern with me, I have some major decisions to make!
I pray it all works out.
Anyway, here is a Rundown.
Here is the cover of the new MADE mag featuring Raz Adoti, Modupe Ozolua, Munachi Abii etc.. Check on it
The new Genevieve Mag featuring Ndidi Edozien on the cover.
Please vote for your fav Nigerian artistes for the Channel O Awards.
You can vote online on / or via text as below

Ikechukwu…..Wind am well
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IGHO……9ja Boyz
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P Square …..Do Me
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Baba Dee…..Blaze
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Tu Face….True Love
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Ikechukwu…..Wind am well
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Faze….Loving you everyday
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D’Banj….Move your body
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M Trill…Bounce

Naeto C…..U Know my P
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Ikechukwu…..Wind am well
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P Square …..Do Me
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Congrats to comedian, Basketmouth!
He held a joint celebration for his baby dedication (for his cute baby, Jason) and his house warming ceremony about a week ago. Family and friends including fellow comedians, actors and actresses were present at the event in Lekki where he dedicated his 2 new houses. Its so nice to see it paying off for someone who pursued their passion.

Congrats to the winners and nominees of the City People Fashion & Style Awards held at the Muson Centre in Lagos Recently.
City People Fashion & Style Awards

Fashion Designer of the Year

Deola Sagoe
Folake Folarin
Valerie Davids (Kehinde Ejiogu)

Most Creative Designer of the Year
Jewel By Lisa
Ere Dappa
Tailor Made (Bunmi Ayuba)

Hottest New Designer of the Year
Jabez Prayer
MyQ (Yeside Mohammed)

Accessory Designer of the Year
Mona Matthew

Style Editor of the Year
Ruth Osime (ThisDay Style)
Bola Atta (True Love)
Aloba Abiola (Encomium Lifestyle)
Remi Diagbare (Vanguard Allure)

Fashion Writer of the Year
Tope Ojo (Daily Independent)
Funke Babs-Kufeji (ThisDay Style)
Yemisi Abbah (Vanguard Allure)

Most Creative Milliner of the Year
John 3v3
Hat Lounge (Tiwa Benson)

Most Supportive Company of the Year
First Inland Bank
Classic Beverages
Quest TV

Most Outstanding Fashion Boutique of the Year
Ruby & Pink
Soggies Couture

Most Stylish Woman of the Year
Mo Abudu
Ruth Osime
Omowunmi Akinnifesi
Vivian Chiologi
Betty Irabor

Most Outstanding Fashion Boutique of the Year (Accessories & Leather)

Most Outstanding Boutique of the Year (Accessories & Jewelery)
Accessories To Die 4

Makeup Artist of the Year
House of Henri
Bayo Haastrup

Beauty Spa of the Year
La Feminique
MB Hamam
Westpine Med-Spa

Hair Product of the Year
Gentle Touch
Sleek Hair

International Designer of the Year
Ituan Bassey
Emmy Collins
Ade Bakare

Beauty Salon of the Year
Make Me

Accessories Designer of the Year (Jewelery)
Perfect Ideas
Nadji Stones

Most Fashionable First Lady in Nigeria
Yeye Olufunke Daniel
Kemi Akala
Toyin Saraki

Hottest New Makeup Artist of the Year
Oju Oge
Beyond Faces

Lifetime Award
Mrs. Folorunsho Alakija (Rose of Sharon)
It seems like this is the summer of Nigerian Female Rappers – Check out the new vid from DJ Jimmy Jatt featuring Kemistry, Blaise, Sasha, Bouqui. The song is called ‘Too Much’


That’s it for now!
Much Luv, B

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  1. Seyi

    August 18, 2008 at 9:49 pm

    I’m doing fine Bella ( you wanted replies right?). Had a busy weekend with a major society wedding on Saturday in the UK.

    I’m just going to leave the ‘too much’ video alone. Leave it alone, back out and sloooooooooooowly close my browser. Not going to utter a word peren!

  2. Bella Naija

    August 18, 2008 at 9:55 pm

    Yay! Thanks for replying Seyi! Hope u had fun at the wedding.

    LOL @ ur comment…
    I actually like the video!

  3. kemi

    August 18, 2008 at 10:01 pm

    dang…bella! i wanted to be first but then i got a call…and now seyi’s here. Anyways sha it’s all gud..i’m fine bella thnx for askin xcept pray 4 me cuz I have exam soon. Liked the “too much” video..sasha’s too much:)

  4. Bella Naija

    August 18, 2008 at 10:04 pm

    aww Kemi…next time.
    All the best on your exam, I’ll pray for u tonite!!!

  5. Greene

    August 18, 2008 at 10:11 pm

    I'm doing good Bella, how are you too?
    Interesting post – I was looking through the list of nominees and winners at City People Fashion & Style Awards and I noticed that there are categories for "Hair Product of the Year" and "Most Fashionable First Lady in Nigeria"

    Are they really necessary??

  6. Bella Naija

    August 18, 2008 at 10:18 pm

    hey greene, i’m cool!

    the most fashionable first lady threw me a bit but its nigeria and its a soft sell mag so i guess those categories fit in well with their audience.

  7. Sola Folowosele

    August 18, 2008 at 10:25 pm

    …just in love with this your passion Bella omo naija, hope to have a celebrity interview with you soon (to be featured in a popular lagos-based weekly)

  8. Bella Naija

    August 18, 2008 at 10:33 pm

    hey sola, thanks for the encouragement!

  9. Nigerican

    August 18, 2008 at 11:22 pm

    what’s the difference btw fashionable and stylish… i’m confused.

    I love that new rap video , i’m very pro-9ja female rappers… get em girls :).

  10. Nigerican

    August 18, 2008 at 11:23 pm

    oops, i am fine thank u Bella…still unemployed a.k.a vacation …but fine all the same :).

  11. Anonymous

    August 19, 2008 at 1:11 am

    i am fine bella!

    but pls who are this random pple winning the awards…

  12. Anonymous

    August 19, 2008 at 1:28 am

    abeg that kemistry girl should be edited out of d video lol.

  13. ~Da-SisTa~

    August 19, 2008 at 3:39 am

    Hey Bella!!!
    Na wa for d award category n even d winners! I havnt heard of some of dis ppl b4…In fact lets leave it alone!

  14. Mamarita

    August 19, 2008 at 5:18 am

    Its my first time leaving a comment! Yay me 🙂 I think this is the worst summer ever, weatherwise.
    Just wanted to say the video was hot…And BLAISE is back? Thought her name was Blaisé all along

  15. Anonymous

    August 19, 2008 at 7:34 am

    I’m doing fine, Bella. Couldn’t view the video, slow internet speed. Please do you place ads on your blog? I’d like to advertise a customer service website. My email address is [email protected]. Thanks and have a fab day.

  16. Unbiased

    August 19, 2008 at 9:22 am

    Hi Bells!! I am doing okay o!!
    Major decisions can be the scariest things in the world but make them you must. You will look back in a few months and smile at the mountain you conquered but those few months might be tough ones of adjustment.
    Anyways. Alls good.

  17. Unbiased

    August 19, 2008 at 9:36 am

    Darn Bella!!
    That video is HOT!!!

  18. eny

    August 19, 2008 at 10:33 am

    video is hot, tho am not a sasha stan (apologies for the dissing on the previous post on her, lol……..yea i was 1 of ‘them’). Go get ’em girls… loving the way i keep hearing gd stuff about our ent. scene in general ……… Congrats to Basket mouth my guy, In yoruba i say Emi aaaa loo o ( He’l live lonngg to enjoy his bundles of joy) Amen!!!!!!!!!


    August 19, 2008 at 10:36 am

    ok.. how many people will you personally respond to? lol.
    i’m doing jus fine, thank you. 🙂

    these awards… i rest my case. i’ll go check out the designers i hadn’t heard about till i saw this.

  20. SOLA

    August 19, 2008 at 11:05 am

    Very well, thank you. And you? That’s all I’ve come to say.
    Me out. U takia. Me bac soon…

  21. SOLA

    August 19, 2008 at 11:41 am

    Very well, thank you. And you? That’s all I’ve come to say.
    Me out. U takia. Me bac soon…

  22. Chetablog

    August 19, 2008 at 12:29 pm

    Take the job Bella! But don let the Publisher touch you! I will kill him..

  23. aloted

    August 19, 2008 at 12:52 pm

    I am fine o..hope u r good..

    omo i am so feeling this video..go naija female rappers!!!

  24. Yummy Mummy To Be!!

    August 19, 2008 at 1:45 pm

    Hiya Bella I am fine ooo my bump is growing and loving every minute of this blessing from God and i pray every woman gets to experience the magnificant that is pregnancy!

    Glad to hear you are well aslo and had a lovely weekend.

    Where are the pictures at hun??
    need to satisfy my visual curiosity!

    I saw the video last night on BEN TV and i was like Raa ah so dem ah gwaan… ( in my jamo accent )lol

    Feeling the Naija female rapper colabo

  25. Miss Moss

    August 19, 2008 at 2:05 pm

    Bella babe! how goes it?

    it seems chetablog let the cat outta the bag? anyhow, let us know how is goes?

    Per the awards a ton of names/brands/designers and boutiques I have never heard of but i guess its good to hear of new and budding all of the above as oppossed to the usual suspects…we know who they are!

    so MyQ got new designer of the year…good for her.

    and what is Sharon of Stone?…

  26. Anonymous

    August 19, 2008 at 2:05 pm

    why did they leave Kel out na?

  27. anjugrasay..

    August 19, 2008 at 2:51 pm

    hey you!! haven’t been on your blog for a while but did a bit of catch up..nice posts…but any fashion pics for the city awards..or me to get my teeth into….

  28. anjugrasay

    August 19, 2008 at 2:53 pm

    sorry meant to say for me to get my teeth into…

  29. Anonymous

    August 20, 2008 at 4:54 am

    pls why does sasha always wear a hoodie in that hot 9ja!!please it is so not coo!!

  30. Anonymous

    August 20, 2008 at 7:45 am

    sasha, can wear whatever dat suite her, dats not issue

  31. Anonymous

    August 20, 2008 at 10:31 am

    i have watched the video. pls, don't get me wrong, DJ jimmy jatt is a good dj; no doubt. i wld say that the quality of the video is ……. quite dark, i cldn't see a thing. ok. i wear glasses, cld that be it r it's just that the video could be worked upon.

    the female singers and rappers have it going on – no doubt. and i wld also say that sthg is missing which i cant really put a finger or hand to. like their delivery is it like a street credibility type of thing, ehm…chick thugging, home girl flavour, ama aim for ur jugular kind of image…am nt sure what it is. can someone pls, help me out. help a sista. thanks.

    their hairstyle is good..but..pls don't get me wrong am nt trying to downplay my naija sisters and their beautiful craft, it is just that sthg is clearly lacking & missing. can i hear an AMEN to that r am i being unfair? i dnt know it all: pls, help a sista out

  32. Tolani

    August 20, 2008 at 12:31 pm

    I’m fine bella.

    I’m so proud of our naija sisters. I think they did the girl in the red weave and dress wrong though. They could have given her a better wardrobe.

    bella check out my blog.

  33. Waffarian

    August 20, 2008 at 3:22 pm

    Na wah oh! All these awards self dey tire person…every month na another thing…. all sorts…all the awards get k leg, for example, which one be hairsalon of the year? dem don waka all the salons for the whole Nigeria? Why we like to dey fool ourselves for dis country? Nonsense!

    As for that video, una try, but why all of una be like say una don craise for the video?

  34. Anonymous

    August 20, 2008 at 7:15 pm

    @ Waffarian. This is how citi people awards its awards hehehhe…

    trrrrinnnnngggg, trrriiinggg (phone dey ring).

    owner of phone who knows someone at citipeople: hello?
    Citipeople reporter: hello, how you dey? Abeg, we’re having our awards on sunday (mark you it’s wednesday) and we have a category called blah blah. Who you know wey you think fit win dat category?

    OPWKSC: Ah! Dat one hard me o! Na who you don choose for other categories?

    CP: (runs through a list), lagbaja, women’s designer of the year and…

    OPWKSC: Ah! No o! Lagbaja no dey do cloth for woman o! Na only man hin dey do!

    CP: You mean am?

    OPWKSC: I dey yarn you true talk o!

    CP: Okay then. Na who you tink fit win am?

    OPWKSC: Tamedu fit do am na!

    CP: Ok then. Tamedu go be the winner. The one wey i ask you nko?

    OPWKSC: Na gorimapa go win dat one, no shaking!

    CP: No! we go put am for list, but na boniface we wan make win.

    OPWKSC: Na lie! Tufia! Gorimapa better pass am. You no know say she go school for london?

    CP: True? Okay, gorimapa go win. Any other category we fit add?

    They then ‘brainstorm’ and come up with every category known to mankind. You lucky say dem no find ‘best dressed secretary to the personal assistant of the special adviser on road usage to the first lady of the year award’.


  35. eny

    August 20, 2008 at 7:44 pm

    hahahahaha, lol @ anon7:15….. i cant stop laughing ….. ur drama seemed so real…hmmmnn maybe it is!

  36. Anonymous

    August 20, 2008 at 10:55 pm

    eny, it is real. Maybe slightly exaggerated but real. My sis has received one of such phone calls.

  37. Anonymous

    August 21, 2008 at 12:18 am

    LOLLLLLLLL @ Anon!~

    As for the rappers…i think that ther eis a misconception on what a lady rapper should be like.

    And i guess thats why i love Kel. She is a lady and her lyrics are very on point.

    I also like Bouqui very much.

    Nice post Bella.

    And i am not fine ooo…as per you are far far far. Not fair.

    Bobby Tee

  38. Anonymous

    August 21, 2008 at 2:46 pm

    @ anon 10:31 its ok my sister! I’ve watched d video too not bad, about the darkness maybe that’s d way its supposed to look, also I didn’t think there was anything wrong.

    At Bobby t, its cool to like someone and all that but the only misconception is that we all assume there’s a standard that rappers should have period!how about actual content? I like Kel too but let’s cut the hype what is she really saying on that track? Nothing profound but its nice so being a lady has become seperating from d norm? The chick wore a dress and so did kemistry!!keep it real.

    And @ nobody in particular:
    music is self expession and pple are different just because the rappers in the states have set a precedent does not mean anybody that is not like them falls short or is remarkably better, everybody is an individual so they are bound to express themselves differently!
    its time as nigerians we realise the hardwork these pple put into their music, its a means to an end just like we all have jobs, not a new boy/girl in school trying to impress the ‘in’ crowd you either like it or you don’t nobody gave anybody a score sheet! Appreciate or not and just move on!


  39. Waffarian

    August 21, 2008 at 5:40 pm

    @anon 7: 15: hehehehehe abeg no kill me ohhhhhhhhhhh…i don laugh die for here!

    ‘best dressed secretary to the personal assistant of the special adviser on road usage to the first lady of the year award’

  40. Anonymous

    August 22, 2008 at 4:21 am

    YOU SHUT IT DOWN!!!!(other female rappers ***cough,,, sash,,, cough*** LEARN FROM HER!!)



    SASHA—NO COMMENTS BEFORE THEY SAY IVE STARTED AGAIN…gra gra gra gra gra gra gra gra



  41. Anonymous

    August 22, 2008 at 1:58 pm

    this track is pure fiyah!!!
    so blown away by their deliveries.
    Now for the ranking:
    1) Blaise ( completely murdered it)
    2) Kemistry ( Luv the attitude)

    3) Bouqui(nice lyrical content,not enough passion)

    4) Sasha (need to step up her game)

  42. Anonymous

    August 23, 2008 at 7:54 am

    I just forced myself to see this vid.Naija rap is not my thing and i have been away for 4 yrs so i really do not know much about the music scene. The 1st chick( i was not too sure about the “deep” lines) and Sasha did good, IMO, the Kemistry girl, i was not feeling her much, maybe the lyrics, the last chick, i barely heard what she was on about.All in all, entertaining.What i do not understand is why they sound like americans? Do you have to have an accent to rap?
    All in all, they tried esp. with the collabo, females coming together. Girl power.
    I do not get the Sasha bashing, but i guess if ppl do not bash you small, you are insignificant. Big up to dem girls.

  43. Anonymous

    August 23, 2008 at 9:41 am

    @ED. I see what u mean regarding Sasha. Maybe it’s erm..nervous energy. one suggestion is that when she is with the boys she can do some chick thugging and with the chicks become laid back. u know what am saying!

    @Adaora. Thanks for the love. U’re beautiful.

    @Bella. Thanks for being patient

  44. Anonymous

    August 23, 2008 at 8:44 pm

    Lmao! All these sasha haters na wa oh! Like someone wrote above and I agree, if you are not bashed then you have to be significant, did it occur to you that maybe that was the part she was asked to play? Seeing as the other girls do need their own 15 mins?

    About the accents abeg everybody sing irreplaceable with a nigerian accent…. Err! I thought so, its simply music no accents are involved after all when y’all were reciting nursery rhymes I’m sure you did it in the nigerian accent? Puh leese!!!

    Get wit d program, if you can’t give constructive criticism then keep ur opinions to urself, and for all the folks that feel so bad bout sash! If you really want progress holla at her or its got to be something else bothering you and it sure aint the rapping! Pshew

  45. Anonymous

    August 23, 2008 at 8:53 pm

    Oh anon 10:31 you’re welcome and you’re beautiful too lol!

    Between ED and ENY, may the Lord renew your spirit and help you to get past negative thoughts towards other pple.

    Thou shall not kill” doubt that means very much to you! Hmmm

    Bella! Well done and sorry oh! It must be tough lol!

  46. Anonymous

    August 25, 2008 at 1:19 pm

    Sasha is good in her own way..the ball is in Sasha’s court

  47. Qute

    August 25, 2008 at 6:19 pm

    This is really nice hearing all the latest from our beloved country 9ja. Thanks so much Bella for the hard work you put into this blog, I know how hard it is to maintain and update one regularly.

    For the Video:
    Though I am more of a conservative, and rap is not really my thing, I loved the video; it’s very well done and can compete. The first girl to appear, I believe she goes by the name, Blaise, had a good “front” and did an excellent job, it’s a good thing they let her go first. Nice video, good job girls – Blaise, Kemistry, Sasha and Bouqui.


  48. Anonymous

    August 27, 2008 at 1:37 pm

    right… so if people prefer other verses in song to sasha’s, they automatically become sasha haters.

    so it couldn’t possibly be on merit because sasha is now even better than Jay Z abi. (pls give me a break)

    I am a proper rap fan and I’ve loved this song even b4 it was remixed for the video, and in my opinion her verse was the weakest.
    (pls I am a guy so no need to hate her… I actually think she’s quite sexy)

  49. pam

    September 3, 2008 at 10:39 am

    Though sasha and blaise exuded the most confidence, all the ladies made me proud.

    love the video and song

    big up to jimmy.

    big up to all these talented and brave women coming together. We need more of that.

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