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From Big Brother Africa to the Lit World: BBA Revolution Housemate Geraldine Iheme launches her debut novel “Disfigured Emotions”

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Big Brother Housemate Geraldine Iheme officially launched her first novel “Disfigured Emotions“. The book launch event took place on the 29th December 2010 at the Oriental Hotel in Lagos.

Basketmouth was on hand to compere the event. The author’s sister, Jacqueline Iheme introduced the book by going through the the synopsis, a brief story about the writer and the process of publishing the book. Geraldine’s happy mother, Mrs. Iheme took her turn to praise her loving daughter. “She reminds me of her late father’”, she said. She then encouraged all the guests to support the book. The next item on the agenda was a review of the book by Mrs. Obasi.

The launch continued with support from Chief Emeka Etiaba, Chief Mrs. Nina Ekechi, Mrs. Ify Anasomu Akerele and several others. Mrs. Fisayo, Principal, Christ the Cornerstone International School ( CTC), also praised her former student for following her literary dreams. Several short verses from “Disfigured Emotions” were read by Doyin Fisayo, Odunayo Balogun and Mitchell Udeze.

Then it was Geraldine Iheme’s turn to speak about her book. In her speech, the author shared that it took three years to write the book. She decided to write it because a lot of issues are not being talked about in our society and it is hurting in every sense. In her words “it is a (fiction) novel, it’s in a world that exists only in my head”, and she invites everyone to come experience that world. To Geraldine, it’s a captivating and intriguing story of unspoken truth and a definite ‘must read’.
Fellow Big Brother Africa housemates from South Africa and Mozambique were present to give their support.

The night was blended with comedy by Basketmouth and Fx, and musical performances by super vocalist Bez and sensational Modele and Chike.
It was indeed a memorable evening and a book launch experience.
“Disfigured Emotions” is a story of love, emotions, neglect, pain and abandonment, focuses on the untold story of rape from a boy’s perspective, it’s a fictional novel that is certain to captivate the minds of its readers.

Geraldine, Emeka and Jacqueline Iheme

Jacqueline Iheme, Awa, Ezinma, Tracy and Geraldine Iheme

Adanna Ikokwu, Jacuqeline Iheme and Guests

Chizor Dike

Geraldine's Brother, Emeka Iheme

Geraldine, Ify Akerele,Obiageli Obi, Urenna Iheme and Emeka Iheme

Jennifer Mussanhane (Big Brother All Stars) and Liziwe Coka (Big Brother Revolution)

Guests at the event

Guests at the event

Jacqueline Iheme, Urenna Iheme, Emeka Etiaba and Nina Ikechi

Geraldine speaks about her new book

A Moment of Silence for Chief Augustine Iheme and Chief Mrs Uchenna Ethel Iheme

Chike Onwudiwe

Bez enchants the crowd with his amazing performance

C Macphoy recites a poem

Chinenye Nwaroh, Michelle Udezue and a guest

Chris O. Chukwuma

Jacqueline Iheme

Jennifer Mussanhane

Liziwe Coka

Michelle Udezue

A fan supports the book with a pledge

Chykay

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86 Comments

  1. michelle

    January 11, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    BLACKBERRY ADDICTION!

  2. hey

    January 11, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    Good work Geraldine!…something different for a change from the regular celebrity nonsense…

  3. Sexxie

    January 11, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    Wow! Congrats Geraldine! May God crown ur effort with success. Good to see Jen & Liz all d way frm Southern Africa, big up gurls! what happened to our 9ja BBA former housemates? U couldn’t come out to support ur own? Smh!

    • asisee

      January 12, 2011 at 1:58 am

      i agree.. na jealousy dey worry some people. maybe they are working on another album or single lol! shame on them for not coming out to support gera. jealousy people the book lunch looks nice and the oriental hotel is not bad at all, i should visit someday

    • IyawoBankyWNumer0Uno

      January 12, 2011 at 2:26 am

      what if she didnt invite them? just because you shared a house with someone doesnt make you friends… how you deduced jealousy is beyond me… some Nigerians and this jealousy mentality *smh* there is more to not being at a function than jealousy… expand your pea brain…

      im sure your rebuttal to me will be ‘jealousy’ #ilaughinadvance

  4. i like i like

    January 11, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    tres classy! the ladies look mwah! the men look yummy…well i had my eyes on one..no two. Chike Onwudiwe and Emeka

  5. Petra

    January 11, 2011 at 10:24 pm

    I literally want to steal geraldine’s shoes. i absolutely love!!!!!!!

  6. hotmama

    January 11, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    Congratulations G. D event looks tasteful with lots of young crowd. Hope she got some money sha

  7. Izzie

    January 11, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    tot i was first but had to refresh to be sure..and voila…4 comments before me…mchueeewww…lol…

    anyway, na who write the book, Geraldine or Jacqueline ehn cos it seems like her sister had the spot light more than her. Anyway, job well done and more grease to your elbow as you pursue ur literary prowess..

    @ Mitchell–no be small blackberry addiction o…lol…tot the exact same thing

  8. HATER

    January 11, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    Who is this Emeka sef, why are you looking at him?

    • i like i like

      January 11, 2011 at 11:54 pm

      because he is a yummy plate of deliciousssss 😉

    • I am not a Loyola person...

      January 11, 2011 at 11:59 pm

      But the Emeka boy is hot now..

  9. SO BLESSED!!

    January 11, 2011 at 11:39 pm

    CONGRATULATIONS GERI!!!! You have paved the way for so many people who are trying to breakout into the world and show their GOD GIVEN talents….YOU AND THE FAMILY LOOK SO STUNNING!!! Keep up the good work and may GOD continue to shower his blessings on you and your family!!

  10. okidi

    January 11, 2011 at 11:54 pm

    LJC representing! Love you Emeka!

  11. rub it

    January 11, 2011 at 11:54 pm

    this event was classy. geraldine is really a classy young girl. i heard she made millions that day. my brother and his friends were there and told me people were giving out money like no mans busniess. young people are running things na o! i hail!

  12. jil maker

    January 12, 2011 at 12:01 am

    its good to see celebrities doing other stuff apart from releasing single or album that is wack just to make it in the entertainment business. this girl is doing something different. i gbadun this babe abeg. more grease to your elbow geradene and those your shoes meeeenn are dam hot! your dress is elegant and your twin sister’s purse is to die for.

  13. addictt

    January 12, 2011 at 12:06 am

    first of all.. these twins are the hottest twins in naija! they are like the marykate and ashley of naija and they are so humble and nice. geraldine was my fav in the bigbrother show. its nice to see her release her book. where can i get the book?

  14. Timma

    January 12, 2011 at 12:14 am

    Well done Geraldine, hope the book makes an intresting read though.

  15. pealeee

    January 12, 2011 at 12:21 am

    i can see a lot of people bought the books. the packaging is nice too. congrats geraldine u are going places. where can we get the books please

  16. anonymous

    January 12, 2011 at 12:23 am

    outfits are classy. this is classy. congratulations on your successful book launch you are a star! doing something unique and classy and not follow follow release music lmao!

  17. piutyy

    January 12, 2011 at 12:26 am

    bez, modele, basket mouth? na wa o! she even got liz and jen all the way from SA to grace the occassion. you are indeed a star ur family is beautiful and well dressed and ur guests are looking on point

  18. hereagain

    January 12, 2011 at 12:29 am

    JUST GOT THE ALERT TO check out bellanaija. i’m impressed. bigupyourself gal! you are hot sturvs

  19. jesse

    January 12, 2011 at 12:31 am

    wow! classy

  20. titicrazy

    January 12, 2011 at 12:39 am

    i want the book

  21. Tara

    January 12, 2011 at 12:49 am

    This Emeka fellow is cute but so darn igbo looking. Wow. Lol

    • sweetie

      January 12, 2011 at 1:21 am

      you should see his sexy build…meooww

    • topekolet

      January 12, 2011 at 4:14 am

      emeka looks hot and handsome. and yes ibo boys are fiiineee and secsy.

  22. say it as it is

    January 12, 2011 at 12:52 am

    Really impressive Geraldine!You are like a breath of fresh air…

  23. truth

    January 12, 2011 at 1:35 am

    This Tara person must be high! He’s Igbo for goodness’ sake. Should he look Fulani?

  24. opeschy

    January 12, 2011 at 1:47 am

    the shoes here are hot. the girl in black nice shoes. the gaga girl in white ur shoes is killing sombori here and geraldine and liz your shoes are hot geri is really a chick and a half. as for mr Emeka i want to marry you

  25. joggertruth

    January 12, 2011 at 1:51 am

    so there are still good celebrites out there with good business sense who can go out and make a difference. she is my role model and certainly the best out of all the bigbrother housemates. she has stood out from the crowd and no longer needs to be tagged an exbigbrother housemate but can now be seen as an author i respect this girl. God bless her looking forward to reading the book

  26. palaceJ

    January 12, 2011 at 2:02 am

    weldone gera and congratulations Africa is proud of you. please dont forget to organise a lunch round africa as well. we want the books too

  27. Bebe

    January 12, 2011 at 2:28 am

    Looks like a fab event. My girl Anu M., looks great.

  28. loly now

    January 12, 2011 at 2:33 am

    big up yourself geralde! unbelievable!

  29. olu

    January 12, 2011 at 2:44 am

    congrats geraldine. hope to see more books and i hope you will be the next chimamanda. i read your review on Thisday Newspaper and the reviews were great. congratulations.

  30. hillhope

    January 12, 2011 at 2:54 am

    everyone has said it all. classy, elegant, beautiful, hot, and expensive! geraldine u too much! abeg carry go! i gbadun your style. u rep us well

  31. eventsnoop

    January 12, 2011 at 3:17 am

    all the guests are looking so fly. bez i love your music.. and i concur wit da comment above , all the shoes here are mega hawt #truetalk. geraldine congratulations

  32. mrs maga

    January 12, 2011 at 3:48 am

    geraldine is really trending. .i follow her on twitter @acoustic_geri and she truly is very humble and nice to her fans..people have been saying the book is a must read so i will go and get my own copy too. at first i felt it was a book for the young ones but after reading all the comments here and on her page i am eager to buy the book. stay humble Miss Geraldine and God will continue to lift you up. hope you write more books in the future.

  33. topekolet

    January 12, 2011 at 4:10 am

    chykay representing!

  34. verbana PR

    January 12, 2011 at 4:30 am

    The book can be bought @ http://www.walahi.com and it can be delivered to you anywhere in Africa.

  35. shade

    January 12, 2011 at 4:48 am

    Congrats G!

    CTC family definitely in the building. Lovely.

  36. Lefteye

    January 12, 2011 at 6:34 am

    Pls leave Emeka alone, he is Mine!

  37. fokasibe

    January 12, 2011 at 8:11 am

    Well done….Will buy the book the minute I see it…

  38. halleynonstoP

    January 12, 2011 at 8:57 am

    Congratulations girl..good to see a reality star do smething unique and different..

  39. peelingtush

    January 12, 2011 at 9:13 am

    Geraldine there’s really no stopping you,good work

  40. editor

    January 12, 2011 at 10:04 am

    except her name is Michelle Udez not Mitchell

  41. ANANA ONYINYE

    January 12, 2011 at 10:06 am

    big ups to geraldine. classy occassion wiv classy peeps. i like

  42. Naj

    January 12, 2011 at 10:07 am

    Wow!!! nice work Geri!! hear the book is a real page turner and see IJ Odumodu, Nkiru and Chinwe Chugbo. Good looking out ladies!

  43. milly

    January 12, 2011 at 11:14 am

    classy! The guests dressed well. Geraldine and jacqueline are beautiful twins..weldone..book lunch looks like it was loveliee

  44. Ib

    January 12, 2011 at 1:06 pm

    Good one,Keep it up Girl.
    The name of the book is catchy,i want my copy.

  45. Blossom

    January 12, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    Ehi and Chike. Awwwwwwwwwwww

  46. dottie

    January 12, 2011 at 1:51 pm

    this is really awwsome stay blessed gerry

  47. Kewl

    January 12, 2011 at 2:18 pm

    you can order the book online on http://www.walahi.com and it delivers to your doorstep anywhere in the world not just Africa.

    • Kewl

      January 12, 2011 at 4:26 pm

      the books are also available in
      Abuja; Larita’s, 1st floor Omega Centre Wuse 2 ABJ

      Lagos; Renee’s Store 2nd floor (Pharmacy Supermarket beside Tantalizers) Admiralty Way Phase 1 Lekki Lag (IT WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE PALMS HUB MEDIA BOOK STORE IN TWO WEEKS)

      Port-Harcourt; Fonte House (Fonte Global Studios) 1st Artillery PortHarcourt.

  48. polish

    January 12, 2011 at 3:12 pm

    a big congrats to geraldine

  49. lizzy

    January 12, 2011 at 5:02 pm

    The Chike Onwudiwe ain’t bad looking either, nice one geraldine. wish you all the best in your authoring venture.

  50. Sugabelly

    January 12, 2011 at 5:42 pm

    Ah, anyone wanting to see more hot pictures of Emeka Iheme should go here:

    http://sugabelly.blogspot.com/2011/01/hotness-of-emeka-iheme-and-other-igbo.html

    • i like i like

      January 12, 2011 at 6:11 pm

      Sugabelly thanxxxx. sigh! i am practically drooling now *swoon*. the pics are tres tres tres HAWT!!!

    • lizzy

      January 13, 2011 at 9:01 am

      Lol….There are lots of pictures of him to drool over.. Lmho

  51. mole

    January 12, 2011 at 6:30 pm

    hot photos and very nice

  52. Barr.kentong

    January 12, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    my dear,u shall write more books even to the generation yet unborn.Amen.hapi new year.

  53. Jimmy

    January 12, 2011 at 10:48 pm

    seems everyone left with a goodie bag. well thought out event.

  54. Nneka

    January 12, 2011 at 11:39 pm

    * Shaking head at these interesting man-hungry comments*

  55. tomiwapin

    January 13, 2011 at 3:53 am

    i love it when i see young talented writers making it big! hope u write many more books.

  56. facttrue

    January 13, 2011 at 4:18 am

    really cool launch>bnaija u just neva dull. nice one Geraldine

  57. tee

    January 13, 2011 at 9:39 am

    congrats girl…wish you all d best! meanwhile Bella, update us with wedding pics nah! there were loads of them last year end!cheersxxx

  58. lol

    January 13, 2011 at 1:45 pm

    lotanna! u put up more pics of emeka! lol…emeka u beta pay her for advertising o!xx

  59. komaRoll

    January 13, 2011 at 1:46 pm

    boys and girls are not smiling ooooo! all the guests look gbam! beautiful pictures

  60. boo

    January 13, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    All of you drooling over Emeka, Shey you know he is a youngin. A smallie. 21/22 yr old

    Nice to see they honored her mom and dad with a moment of Silence. They were truly great people who contributed to her success

    The twins have always been close from when they were little till now, really love seeing this.

    Overall the event looked very nice and classy

  61. serious

    January 13, 2011 at 6:22 pm

    reading all these comments i can now see why you were one of the most loved housemate in BBA. congratulations

  62. test

    January 13, 2011 at 6:27 pm

    congrats!

  63. Osamo Dare

    January 13, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    I must say a big congratulation Geraldine she has shown what a positive model she is and the potentials that lies within Nigerian youths. Thumb up! Please let the book hit the shelves on time. Congrats

  64. alfred

    January 14, 2011 at 12:40 am

    hmmm interesting title of her novel and intriguing cover; makes me want to pick up a copy.

  65. killit

    January 14, 2011 at 1:34 am

    good. now where can i get the book??

  66. loltion

    January 14, 2011 at 10:38 am

    gerry baby you are just too clasy. i agree about the book cover and title. you also score an A with the book lunch

  67. truth

    January 14, 2011 at 11:15 am

    honestly you rock gearldine!

  68. micheal2

    January 14, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    very very very very very classy, lovely, great, well polished audiences. congratulations for your success and i will get a book

  69. missthing

    January 15, 2011 at 1:12 am

    my dear congrats. keep it up!

  70. lword

    January 15, 2011 at 11:28 am

    you are an outstanding young woman. not many people can break out of the stereotype name as an ex bigbrother housemate. now u are an author. be proud of yourself young woman and continue to inspire us

  71. tontop

    January 16, 2011 at 1:06 am

    you are my role model gera babe. i am also writing too and hope to launch mine soon. God bless you.

  72. Muna

    January 16, 2011 at 1:22 pm

    i’m impressed with the book and the pretty decent crowd at the launch, very classy i agree. also agree that the emeka guy is sooo cute. if he’s their brother he shld be fined for taking some prettiness from d twins. is Geri’s dad late? thot he was there when they finished BB4?

  73. preety

    January 18, 2011 at 4:27 am

    beautiful, classy, and well planned. kudos! more great things are coming your way

  74. Tracy

    January 20, 2011 at 10:11 am

    a celeb wit a rare and unique talent, congratualtions girl, i wish i was there to boost up your morale. just keep it up. one, where can i find the novel cos am dying to read it

  75. boo

    January 25, 2011 at 3:09 pm

    Muna
    i’m impressed with the book and the pretty decent crowd at the launch, very classy i agree. also agree that the emeka guy is sooo cute. if he’s their brother he shld be fined for taking some prettiness from d twins. is Geri’s dad late? thot he was there when they finished BB4?

    Both her parents are late. Her dad passed away end of last yr

  76. Tyna

    May 27, 2011 at 10:16 am

    well done gal.am impressed………. u ar really intelligent

  77. aminat

    July 7, 2011 at 1:25 pm

    geraldine dis is so lovely kisses 2 u

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