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BN Exclusive: “She’s My Sister!” Fashion Enterpreneur Abisola Kola-Daisi & Reality TV Star Malika Haqq dish on “Florence H”, Friendship, Fashion & Weddings

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Malika and Bisola

You know her as Khloe’s ‘bestie’ from the celebrated TV show Khloe and Lamar on E!, so when bubbly Malika Haqq stepped on to the shores of Nigeria you can imagine the buzz she created. She was in town to show love and support for  Florence H, the new store of her best friend Abisola Kola-Daisi(whose wedding we featured here). BellaNaija was the first on the scene to get the details. The two delightful women met up with our Glory Edozien to talk about Florence H, their lives, career, friendship and Malika’s Nigerian experience. We hope you enjoy reading it as much as we enjoyed bringing it to you.

On Florence H
Obviously Florence H is something that’s very important to you at the moment. Tell us the idea behind Florence H and how you came about it?

Abisola: Florence H is my baby.  It’s my dream. I grew up wearing my Mum’s shoes and bags. She’s the most fashionable woman I know and I love shoes and bags myself so why not do what I love the most. That’s why the store is named after my Mom. It’s her maiden name.

 Malika: Florence H is a dream of Abisola’s that I absolutely support and I love the idea. I have to keep myself from trying to take the inventory out of the store. I’m proud of her and I’m proud of her idea I’m proud that she took something that was in her and used it in a business form because it’s absolutely what she loves and it’s an extension of her that other people can relate to and that is her way of giving back to where she lives and the people around her. You know, being able to share a little bit of the glam and glitz that she is with everyone else. I love the idea.

Inside Florence H

Starting up a business in Lagos is challenging. What sort of challenges did you come across and how were you able to overcome them?
Abisola: For me, this might not seem like a challenge but for me there are so many amazing designers out there so for me the most challenging thing that I found was having to narrow down and minimizing and picking out the designers that I could retail at the store at this time.

So what criteria did you have for picking out these designers?
Abisola: Comfort and price plan

There’s been a lot of PR about the store and there’s been so much buzz about the store. Tell us what to expect from the store.
Abisola: It’s going to represent what I represent which IS amazing style. It’s going to have a lot of amazing products. My products are up to date seasonal stuff. Just great stuff really.

So is it shoes and hand bags?
Abisola: Yes shoes and hand bags. High end shoes and hand bags

Retail is a tough business in Lagos and it’s not an easy market to play into. How are you going to keep your customers happy and committed?
Abisola: For me it is important to keep my promise which would be to give them the best customer service and the best products

Are you an investor in the business? What role will you be playing in the business?
Malika: No! I have to give it solely and completely to her. This is her baby but as far as my contribution to her, to Florence H as a brand, it’s just my support and as she is to me in our relationship and friendship just supporting and giving little opinions here and there help  to bring this beautiful thing to fruition.

What advice would you give anyone trying to set up a business in Lagos or Nigeria?
Abisola: For anyone setting up a business, not just in Nigeria, all over the world, just basically do what you love ‘cause if you do it’s not gonna seem like work.

Where do you expect to see Florence H in 5 years
Florence is a new but growing brand but I’m hoping to have my own line of shoes and hand bags in the future.

About Abisola

You seem to have quite a lot of international celebs as friends There’s a picture of you recently with Lala Vasquez and of course Malika. How did you meet them?
A lot of people don’t know that I went to college in the US!

What college did you go to?
California State University, Northridge. So whilst I was there I met some of my bestest friends are from back then. Lala and Malika are some of them.

Being the daughter of the governor of Oyo State, you are constantly under scrutiny; how do you deal with that?
For me, I feel like every family has its ups and downs and I’m very proud of my father’s achievements thus far and we’re very strong and close in the family and we just stay together and deal with it together.

Now there are loads of blogs and entertainment outlets who print different types of stories about people all the time, what’s the most ridiculous story you’ve heard about yourself?
I’ll be very honest with you. I STAY focused on my family and my business. This has been my dream so I’ve been planning this for a very long time. Everybody has something negative said about them every once in a while but that’s not my focus. I just stay focused on what is most important to me.

On friendships

How did you meet Abisola?
Malika: Abi and I met in America when she was going to college. Actually she met my twin sister first and my sister was like “I met this girl, she’s great, her birthday is two days after ours” She may have come over our house like two days later. She became like our triplet after that so she stuck with us.

How have you managed to sustain your friendship?
Malika: I think that relationships that are based off of real care and genuine concern for one another don’t take all that much work and it doesn’t matter how many miles you put between us  our relationship is strong and is here to stay and the years that we’ve been friends have proven just that.
Abisola: Well for me, like she said earlier, friendship  it doesn’t matter how far we are we just stay in touch and even if we don’t speak for months we pick up where we left because it’s a lifetime commitment.

In other words, it’s a relationship where you communicate all the time
Malika: She’s my sister!

What is it about her that makes you call her your sister… character-wise
Malika: Abi has the characteristics of kindness and giving of herself that is actually a pick in a pit and it happens to be the most like myself and I think that sometimes often  people build relationships off of what they believe they should be friends with people for because of things they like alike. Actually when it comes to her we have a lot of identical characteristics and it’s like looking in a mirror and most cases and allowing each other to learn and grow and build off of those experiences.

Abisola: Wow! That’s  really hard because it’s EVERYTHING! Malika is simply amazing. What you see is what you get. She’s a very strong woman and that might be one thing I admire the most about her. Regardless of what she’s going through in life she maintains that strength and she manages to be there one hundred and fifty thousand percent for every one that she loves.

What other characteristics do you have that are similar apart from ‘giving’ that you mentioned.
Malika: It was actually something my mother figured out about Abi and taught me about her is that “you may not know this but you guys are a lot more alike in this way and it is that she trusts until given a reason not to” and that was the way I was raised and that is the strongest thing that my mother taught me and it was the thing I could identify the most once it was brought to my attention.

Friends always have arguments. Can you give me an example of how you’ve had a falling out and how you managed to patch things up?
Malika: I can’t really say that I’ve had a falling out in any of my relationships. I believe that in a relationship with a friend or a sibling, it’s all what you make it and the type of individual that I am is I would fight for the ones that I love, I would fight for a relationship that means something to me and if it’s a disagreement, we agree to disagree. If it’s something that someone did to the other person, we’re able to come to each other to discus that because it’s not a relationship for the season. It’s a life time actually so we treat it as such.

Abisola: We’re sisters. Sisters fight, that’s what they do. We talk about it. Communication is key. We move on. We don’t hold things, we don’t go to bed without talking about issues we have (if any at all)

About Malika

Malika

On the show, you always seem bright and bubbly, Is that who you are off screen?
I act the fool for a living so what you see is pretty much what you get. I’m the same. On camera as I am in my everyday life. No censors, nothing off the chain, it’s just me.

What’s being a twin like?
It’s probably the biggest blessing that I know today. I’ve never known anything different. She’s my best friend, my sister and the love of my life. And if I find someone I love more than her then I’d think I’m even more blessed. It’s the greatest relationship I know.

Malika and her twin, Khadijah

Do you have the whole telepathic thing going with your twin?
I think as sisters, a lot of people can relate to that. Just knowing people you can identify with them in certain ways. My sister and I have a special gift. I wouldn’t short change it but I wouldn’t address it to be anything abnormal. Being a twin is not a foreign thing, there are a lot of people that are twins and there are a lot of siblings that are very close but we understand that our bond is what keeps us so connected. It’s more about that than the title of being twins because we know a lot of twins that aren’t close, don’t get along, physically fight and all sort of strange things. Our connection is based upon the strength of our relationship.

At what age did you start acting?
My first acting role I was nine months old. Not that I can say I remember that but that was when I started. I was a baby born on the 100th episode of Bensons a show a long time ago. My twin sister and I did a lot of print, we did a lot of television, we did a lot of commercials. The experience just kinda snow balled from there. So I owe that to my mother.

What has been your favourite role played so far?
I have to give it to Sky High. It was a Disney film that I did. It was the first film that I ever did and there was nothing like the cast, the veterans that I got to work with like Kurt Russel and Harry Preston Edwards that had open arms to all the new upcoming actors and I was like a super hero. Who does that on their first film so I have to say that was my favorite

You have a lot of close friends but who inspires you and what is it about them that inspires you?
Malika: I have to say that all of my friends are hand-picked and they literally all bring things to my life that are collective efforts as far as allowing me to be the person that I am or I guess you could say that they’re my support, I wouldn’t just call my friends my friends, they’re my family and as far as being inspired I’d say just about everyone in my life is an inspiration to me and if they weren’t they wouldn’t be there

What about outside your circle of friends?
Malika: Inspiration… sounds more to me like my god-mother. She’s a very strong woman. She’s in the singing group The Miracles with MoTown. She’s an amazing woman. She’s strength beyond strength. I’d say she’s more like my idol. She’s an awesome person. She really is.

What is it about her?
Malika: It’s the strength. It’s her ability to stand in who she is and still be the gracious and kind individual and that I really love.

Abisola: On her Wedding and On Being A mother

We featured your wedding on Bellanaija.com and it generated such a fantastic response.  Everything about the wedding was beautiful and there was an amazing amount of detail. How did you manage to plan it all?
I had amazing support from my family. I had a “future wedding plan book” and my sister AJ helped me plan it.  It was the best of my life. It was my dream that came to life.

With that kind of detail, can we expect any bridal section in Florence H
Florence H is going to carry everything for every occasion including bridals.

Do you have any dreams in the future for wedding planning or events or decor
No! Not at all

 What advice do you have for soon to be brides?
It’s one day and that’s it. Make the best of it. Don’t let the stress of the planning and everything else that comes with it take away from that

You are married; with a child. What would you say to women who are in a similar situation. They have this dream but they’re sort of floundering not able to execute it, knowing they want to follow this passion but they think ok they have to be a mom first and that’s all they have to be.
Just look at your child/children and let that be your inspiration. Make sure you have the support that you need. You can do both

As a young mum, having a baby, starting up another baby? How are you balancing both?
I’m a very hands-on Mum. My son is my number one priority. I just bring him to work with me.

Do you find there’s a lot of pressure to be either a Mom or a business person? How do you balance the two?
There’s no pressure at all. It’s second nature being a mom. That’s my number one job. It doesn’t take anything out of me to be the best Mom that I can be to my son. There’s no pressure at all.

Spotlight on Malika! She talks Khloe, Fashion, Nigeria, Psquare and Marriage!

On Khloe
In Nigeria, we know you from the show with Khloe. Do you mind  playing out your life on TV for all to see?
I don’t mind it. It is a choice. It wasn’t anything I was forced into. I think that there are a lot of things about living your life on camera that you don’t necessarily get to see about yourself. It’s a plus and a negative. Sometimes I realize that there are profiles about myself I don’t really care for like my right side’s not my favourite. But other than that, one thing I do love about living my life on camera is the way I’ve been perceived from other people. One thing I really don’t like is to be misunderstood and I do believe that people get the bulk of what my heart is and that’s what means the most to me so playing that out on camera if it’s just about being a well known individual I’m happier that people get me.

What part of you do you think people see on camera?
I believe that people get that I’m a good friend and I give myself one hundred percent to those that I love and care about and that means more to me than…I want people to look at me more from who I am versus what I have and I believe that’s exactly what comes across.

Have there been any sides to you that you saw on camera and you thought “Oh my goodness I didn’t realize I was like this”
I can’t really say that because I’m a huge cry baby but every time you see yourself cry it doesn’t mean it settles well.

How did you meet Khloe?
Khloe and I met through an ex boyfriend. A very young teeny bopper relationship. He was my boyfriend and he happened to be best friend with her. For some odd reason the guy never wanted us to meet. Well one day I was at his house, he wasn’t there she came to pick something up, we sat down, talked for hours ended up hanging out that night and several months later he went to college.  It was gone for him and we [Khloe and I] became the new relationship.

How similar or different is your relationship off camera?
Our relationship on camera is exactly identical to what it is off camera. There’s just so much more to our relationship that people aren’t able to see. We try to give as much insight as we possibly can, being that we shoot multiple hours and we do spend a lot of time together. She’s another person that’s like a sister to me; we’ve grown up together and what you see is pretty much what you get with us.

On Nigeria
You’ve been in Nigeria for a few weeks now, what do you think about the country?
I love it! I absolutely love Nigeria and I hope Americans don’t hate me for this but I really wish that we had the morals that people had here. You know it may be a third world country but we lack it over there. Sorry Obama

Have you sample any of our local dishes?
I had this dish that I called “cotton beef” I heard it’s like shredded beef or something. I gave it a name. It resembled cotton candy. It’s pretty coolI call it cotton beef.
I have a very sensitive stomach. I can barely eat a lot of things at home so what I have tried I’m quite proud of.

Fashion and style
You always seem to rock an amazing fringe! We wanna know who styles your hair so perfectly?
I don’t know if I can say it’s a secret but there are just some things are absolutely necccesary for me and I would start with my fringe. CLEAN HAIR IS A MUST. It’s an absolute must. If people wanna know what it is about my hair, why does it look good or why is it always flowing… It’s because I wash it all the damn time. It’s not really a special product even though I’m big on a good shampoo and leave-in conditioner and all that stuff and pressing your edges. Personally cleanliness is important to me. Always on my face, always on my clothes, other people smell it and you know it just makes it look better.

You have an amazing figure and your skin always has a nice glow, any beauty secrets
I’m an extreme advocate of washing your face in the morning and at night. You’ve gotta have a great cleanser, a great toner and a wonderful moisturizer with a good SPF in it. Protect your skin, clean it, astringe it and moisturize it.

Malika with Peter Okoye of P-Square

You were recently photographed with hottie Peter Okoye, from P Square who is also a twin. How was it meeting him and what do you think of their music?
I actually met Peter at a friend’s house. Funny enough I was in London before I came to Lagos, I’m with my Ajimobi family and I’m  listening to this Nigerian music and I was like OMG I love this song and it was P-square’s “Chop My Money” so everyone thought it was so cute that I fell in love with the song before I even got to Nigeria so when I got here it was the song Abi kept playing for me because she knew  how much I love it and everyone else knew that I loved this song. We just happened to go to this friend’s house and they were there and I met them and they were lovely guys very friendly and very talented. So it was a nice experience for me to come to Nigeria and meet my favourite artistes.

What do you think so far of our Nigerian Men?
It all goes back to the morals. There are more married men here than a little bit. And as much as my girl friends and I talk about dating and all of those things and I’ve watched men here and the same way we discuss our single lives is the same way they discuss their married lives so I can say it’s actually very impressive to me to see so many men focused on their committed future versus their single lives. I think it’s admirable.

What do you think about them physically?
I love the dark skin. I’d love to have chocolate baby if I could find one I’d be freaking lucky. Other than that, I’ve met a lot of really nice people so I haven’t really paid a lot of attention to them. The physique is awesome. Everybody works out here and whatever they’re doing you can tell they use some sort of  upper strength… *laughs* If it’s pushing a cart up the street or…..*laughs*  

What’s next for you? Where do you see yourself in 5 years
Hopefully married. Maybe one baby. Something of the sort. I still wanna work, and maybe start a small business. Keep it grounded, consistent, productive lifestyle

What sort of business?
I’m thinking of opening a small restaurant at home. I’m in the beginning stages of doing that, see what works for me

Any shredded beef?
*laughs* Who knows? I may have to get someone to bring some good old ingredients for me see if i can get it done.

What sort of man would you like to get married to?
I know this sounds very basic, but “a man with a heart”. I don’t want to deal with someone that is just a hundred percent work and everything outside of focusing on what makes like people feel good. I see a lot of men are so focused on their lifestyle of financial compensation. If I sit down and become someone’s wife, I want a husband that really wants a partner. Because that’s ultimately what I believe I bring to the table. I’m no housewife, no offence to those who are. It’s not my make up, it’s not who I am. I literally need a man that’s looking for a partner, someone he can kinda ride with.

It’s interesting you would say that because you’re someone who’s thinking about her career as well as a long term future. In Nigeria there’s a sort of pressure for girls of a certain age who aren’t married, career focused women. What sort of advice would you give them?
I think that every woman has to be clear about what she wants for her entire life. It’s not to say that you have to plan that but there’s something  about what I get from working and taking being able to take care of myself. It’s a contribution that I believe give to others and in doing what I do I believe that people give things  back to me and that is something I can’t live without. Everyone has to find out what they can’t do without. If being a wife and a mother is the most fulfilling thing you’ve ever had then that’s what you should do and if it’s not then you shouldn’t settle. Because you can end up resenting the decisions that you made and you know that’s not really what you want. The best advice is to find what you want and doing it on purpose.

Hopefully we’ll see you again in Nigeria?
Oh I’ll be back! This is the first time but not the last!

We hope you enjoyed reading. Florence H which is located at 32 Musa Yar’Adua Street, Victoria Island, Lagos will be open to the general public soon. For the exclusive details, keep refreshing BellaNaija.com

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80 Comments

  1. TobechiD

    June 29, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    Ironical. A bestie of a popular reality star cause this fracas. A case of the, “who you know” mentality?
    Even more ironical, the bestie takes over the conversation of the new launch of the store.No small complexity.
    http://tobechidaniel.blogspot.com/

    • Tiramisu

      July 10, 2012 at 1:45 pm

      I totally agree! Me thinks Glory was star struck lol

  2. Alabamauncut

    June 29, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    WOW … !!! INTERESTING … !!!

  3. LPS

    June 29, 2012 at 1:37 pm

  4. Mz Socially Awkward...

    June 29, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    Awwwww, nice! I love how they both share that rare sisterhood which can exist in female friendships. I’ve got a few girlfriends who’re practically like sisters to me, although they’ll probably never fully take my actual sister’s position of honor (shout out chicken!! hehehehe). When blood is thick, it’s THICK!

  5. skimpy

    June 29, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    What the hell is this tho? No no no please kindly explain to me why i just read this. first of all, this interview is more on the socialites than the stupid store opening. if u r opening a store, u discuss the lines your store will be carrying, ur target market, and whatever collections you have on board. but u r here discussing how Malika and Abisola are like sisters. this is just plain stupid. sister and she didnt attend Abisola’s wedding abi? foolishness at its peak

  6. phantom

    June 29, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    wow! i loved Malika and her sister in ‘ATL’: hilarious!!

  7. Abs

    June 29, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    For me, it was quite a long read but was worth every second :). Nice one.

    http://www.abadawoode.blogspot.com

  8. Madam Wokie

    June 29, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    beautiful ladies, they both have an amazing sense of style

  9. notahater

    June 29, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    I like the name of the shop, Florence H and what it represents. However, why should we read about Bisola and her friend’s relationship *insert a bb confused smiley* I would have been more interested in hearing about the shop, brands it will stock etc.

    • feyi A

      June 29, 2012 at 6:56 pm

      my dear all i did was look at the pics of two beautiful women and admire them thats all. i get friends that am doing business with too BN can come and interview us *walks away*

    • fashionista

      June 30, 2012 at 11:39 am

      Thank you oh sister! complete with photo shoot self. I wanna hear about the store!!!

  10. ice diva

    June 29, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    OK THATS A $3000 SHOES UR WEARING ABISOLA, HOPE DAAY DIDT PAY FOR IT. JUST SAYING

  11. christy

    June 29, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    I basically almost crash down reading dis long writeup,bt it a must read,I have always luv Malika,I adore her skin tone,meanwhile tanx for dis wonderful clarification abt her visit to naija,there were so many rumours peddling around her visit,now I know why.But I wish I could knw why this one particular hairstyle,fit her perfectly thou!

  12. Dahlia Voka

    June 29, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    Nice interviews Bella Naija u are the best

  13. Couture By Makioba

    June 29, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    nice…..

  14. Gombe

    June 29, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    Eh yah, this African American girl should not allow some of these Nigerian men deceive her with the idea of being married. Some of these men have no clue on why they are married. our society makes you think you must get married. It has it’s advantages and disadvantages. We dont celebrate baby mommas and baby daddies(there’s no law/system to protect baby mommas). But when
    being a single mother is like a curse in Nigeria especially when your husband/ children’s father leaves you for another. I think single mothers/ single fathers should be appreciated more. It’s not an easy role. And, there is no point getting married if you’re going to continuously cheat on your wife with other men/women and claim to practice Christianity. Unless, you believe in whatever Fela believed in during his time on earth. However, I think it is pure greed! In my opinion, only a real man will stick to one woman and treat her well.

  15. NikkyLae

    June 29, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    People, when you get an interview on BN, pls be sure to bring your best friend who is ‘famous’ for being friends with a reality star, who is famous for being the sister of another reality star, who is famous for having a certain tape with the brother of a famous female artiste! Iranu..What a horrid interview.BN is seriously falling my hand these days.I am also quite shocked that Gloria Edozien, did this redundant interview.

    • Oma

      July 1, 2012 at 5:53 pm

      Hahahahahahahahahahahahaha

    • Sabirah

      July 1, 2012 at 6:10 pm

      DEAD!

    • Straight4ward

      July 1, 2012 at 10:46 pm

      Please what is Malika famous for exactly?? kindly educate me!

    • Ready

      July 5, 2012 at 12:31 pm

      I so agree. Firstly, I like Malika…I think she’s cute. But for real? BN! This isn’t your thing..I can’t believe Glory Edozien actually did the interview. Y’all are better than this. Firstly, if you were gonna make me read this, the punctuation marks could have been waaay better. Secondly, now we’re writing about Malika? Her proudest achievement is Sky High..Shia LeBeauf was the star of that Disney movie about a decade ago..and you made me read a thousand word essay about her..not even the shoes Abisola’s store is carrying? Wow.

  16. pynk

    June 29, 2012 at 3:22 pm

    it was almost like an ego stroking contest. Are u guys attempting to publicise her business? or their friendship?

  17. Fact

    June 29, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    Quite confused. This piece isnt cohesive. Why talk about her shop and talk about her sister? Who cares about Malika…more about the shop please!

  18. L.A Chick

    June 29, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    fiiiiiiiine girls,see as dem sit nicely and gently!! dem too fine.. Malika so u r a CSUN Cal State Northridge alumni, that’s good me love CSUN 🙂 I be confarm Valley Girl!!!!

  19. Ona

    June 29, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    *cough cough* Nice PR stunt. So…how come Malaika didn’t come to her wedding if they are “sisters”…and Lala and Malaika are her bestest friends? How convenient. Lol.

    • Gimmer

      June 30, 2012 at 1:26 am

      I wasn’t gonna ask that question….but glad to see you did

    • God abeg

      June 30, 2012 at 3:27 am

      OmG! My thots exactly, hahahahaha

    • Sandi

      June 30, 2012 at 3:50 am

      bad belle people. There are many reasons a person who lives in a different continent may not make an event. I will not make my actual sister’s wedding either. For goodness sake, stop hating.

  20. brownie

    June 29, 2012 at 5:01 pm

    I don’t see the correlation between morals and third world country?? I’m sure Malika meant well in her comments but I really hate that term “third world country”! I find it degrading…

  21. Myne Whitman

    June 29, 2012 at 5:07 pm

    Nice and open interview.

  22. cathy

    June 29, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    Beautiful people

  23. @Chizoba

    June 29, 2012 at 6:42 pm

    Great interview very open Love the store decor a definite must visit when I come to Nigeria ( laughs) and Abisola Kola-Daisi gold Studded Red christian Louboutins are #todiefor 😀

  24. sisiekomi

    June 29, 2012 at 7:25 pm

  25. posh

    June 29, 2012 at 7:51 pm

    D interview was a tad long…like someone said,wuda loved to read much about d shop.

  26. Love

    June 29, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    CSUN in the building. I didn’t go there, but wanted to give a shoutout. I’m a Bruin girl. Anway, congrats to Bisola. She’s a true fashionista. It’s good to see that Malika and Bisola are good friends. Malika was even known before Khloe, but now it’s the other way around.

    • L.A Chick

      June 29, 2012 at 9:02 pm

      Shout out to the Bruins!!! I actualy went to UCLA-Extension for a certificate in HR when I first came to L.A and I really enjoyed UCLA beautiful architecture! But my heart lies with CSUN 🙂

  27. naijarepresent

    June 29, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    Congratulations, Abi. You are a beautiful mama. I like Malika more now. I see a Naija guy in Malika’s future. I love my naija men, they are funny, and family oriented. Oh, and hot especially the chocolate ones. I hope these shoes and bags are affordable, not only for rich people.

    • F

      July 1, 2012 at 11:31 am

      He wasn’t Governor when she got married

  28. Nok10

    June 29, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    Is it me or is that wedding cake hideous or not. A tard smaller would have been better….just saying…

    • seuuun4real

      June 30, 2012 at 5:43 pm

      that was exactly my thots money doesn’t buy class

  29. Amber

    June 29, 2012 at 11:37 pm

    I had to go and look at the wedding pictures again…money talks.any way babe…let ur husband be ur number one two…datz the mistake most wifes make.wish u all d best

  30. MissKhadiva

    June 30, 2012 at 12:19 am

    reality TV star? …I bet she prefers to be called an ACTRESS cuz that’s what she really is.

  31. BellaYankee

    June 30, 2012 at 12:41 am

    Serious ego stroking interview. Malika’s responses are soooooo tailored and only Chukwumerije knows the pooint of this interview. Is it a store or just to show that Abi knows somebody who knows somebody? Abeg.
    We need more people like Sharon Adeleke abeg. Rich but also real.

  32. Gimmer

    June 30, 2012 at 1:24 am

    Why are we reading about two friends on BN? I don’t get this one o?

  33. ajiri

    June 30, 2012 at 4:04 am

    I just love Malika. She’s one of my favourite people on Khloe and Lamar. Win a free dress.
    http://ajiristyle.blogspot.com/

  34. Africhic

    June 30, 2012 at 5:26 am

    I did not read the article thanks to the comments…………..why not do a friendship report and interview everyone and their friends and their dogs should not be left out.

  35. ejiro

    June 30, 2012 at 10:29 am

    No comments!….wonda if peter okoye entad dat swt honey pot coz dat babe too fyn

  36. Denise

    June 30, 2012 at 10:49 am

    i trust these haters….instead of channelling all this energy into bettering your own life, you are wondering about the babes bffs etc…..

  37. kathybrown

    June 30, 2012 at 11:36 am

    Errmmm….., I don’t get this. Are we supposed to be pleased because someone opened a new store?( Cos that’s good news) or impressed because a Nigerian is friends with ‘an international celebrity’ (no disrespect to Malika intended) or excited because someone knows someone who knows the Kardashians. Hmmm, this is boot-licking #justsaying. I’ll be back when someone knows Beyonce

    • Denise

      July 2, 2012 at 12:19 pm

      you that is talking? who do you even know sef? see haters o…..

  38. Uchechi

    June 30, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    Noted…

  39. i no send

    June 30, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    Lol …… @ Ona na real malaika..hehehe

  40. Bianca

    June 30, 2012 at 6:48 pm

    @ Brownie

    It is degrading, but Nigeria is indeed a third world country. The country is a mess. I think the only ones who enjoy are people in power or connected to it. But, average Nigerians are suffering. Okay, it was a nice interview. I guess, Malika wanted to also clear the air since some claimed she went to see her sugardaddy. Which is weird, since Abi’s dad is her godfather. Man, the kardashian stay in everyone’s mouth, Malika is an actress but she’s only recognized when connected to the kardashian. Please, do an interview when someone is connected to other people other than the kardashian. I want to hear a Nigerian, connected to the Obamas or Oprah. Maybe, the Carters.
    I wish Abi the best in her new store.

  41. olu

    June 30, 2012 at 7:59 pm

    Nigerians taking the piss again! so simply because her father is a politician and a serving Governor, whatever she does or achieves must be attributed to her father? i think its about time we gave children of politicians a break, no doubt some live off their parents but ajimobi had made his billions before going into politics. she even got married before her father became a governor. please, give her a break and let’s encourage her. this is her dream come true, this is her sweat, her efforts, her hardwork coming to reality. Abisola is a different person from her father, they are not one and the same so please, encourage her.

    • hum

      July 1, 2012 at 1:26 am

      You lie hun.

    • Gimmer

      July 1, 2012 at 4:38 pm

      What sweay? She was born into wealth…”a-bi-s’ola”….thus she ain’t sweated a day in her life.no I’m not hating just saying home girl is spending daddy’s money

    • Ready

      July 5, 2012 at 12:36 pm

      You’re right…he made his billions before he was a governor…back when he was a Senator. Ppl need to GTFOH with defending politicians, trust that their children don’t care when they’re spending the money. Rock your $3,000 shoes jare.

  42. Godspower

    June 30, 2012 at 10:37 pm

    Dis is best story of d week, tanx to Bellanaija terms

  43. hum

    July 1, 2012 at 1:24 am

    Wowzers, let the gist flow ooo.
    Gosh these politician kids make me wanna do bad tins i tell ya

  44. F

    July 1, 2012 at 11:33 am

    Hehehe! I’m getting u.

  45. love

    July 1, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    Really? Miss Edozien is Lynxx’s sister?

  46. Ona

    July 1, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    Thank uuuu. They defo paid her for PR prop. Too damn rehearsed and b- licking. Even two real friends won’t be that damn corny. Sounds like they gave Malika what to say line by line. They may have been aquaintances when she schooled in LA….which isn’t so hard to do cos as long as u have cash to burn and know the happening spots in town, u can “spend” ur way into certain crowds. It don’t mean crap cos thousands of others are also tryn to buy their attention/acquaintance. Naija people and this whole nonsense “who i know” mentality.

  47. onlooker

    July 1, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    Wow!This is why Nigeria is still where it is. People are always thinking the worst of each other. Ginger and Ona how do u guys KNOW what you speak of? speculations speculations. God help us

  48. k

    July 2, 2012 at 12:46 am

    ooooook seriously now i am greatly jealous i really want to be one of their besties right now.

    but really what is wrong in having a popular friend biko

    im happy for the lady and her new store ( dont even know who she is ) wishing her all the best

  49. k

    July 2, 2012 at 12:47 am

    can i also add that she looks like maneta in the picture she wore pink shoes beautiful lady

  50. angel eyes

    July 2, 2012 at 9:08 am

    wellll, congrats abisola…but i must say that millions of naira definitely went into this biz and dat def has to come from daddy……she’s a rich even b4 her dad bcame a gov….n to be candid, stuffs like dis are easier for rich kids to achieve, you def cant compare her to a young woman who earns a monthly salary and also wants to start a business..if u re a rich kid, a lot of doors are opened for you without having to go the extra mile especially now that her father is a gov again. @ the malika issue: i tot it was totally unneccessary, how does being friends with malika concern us and especially wen she’s supposed to be talking abt her store..great PR indeed…..abeg im not an hater oooo, just airing my views….*bbm big smile*

    • Denise

      July 2, 2012 at 12:17 pm

      she’s just using her connections to drum up publicity for her business. Most would do the same if they were in that position. and its worked – people are talking about her store…..

  51. bundle

    July 2, 2012 at 9:31 am

    Abi`s dad is her godfather and they just met when Abi was in college, and from the look of things, they didnt know each other before then………………..Are u sure?

  52. TEMMY

    July 2, 2012 at 11:44 am

    my interests lie in the shop and i’d really love to knw the designer of that sequined dress cos i want one too. ITS BREATHTAKINLY BEAUTIFUL

  53. debdara

    July 2, 2012 at 11:56 am

    u guys should take a chill pill. the Ajimobis had money ever since before their father became a governor and bisola and her sisters her very stylish. as far back as 4 years ago, she had handbags worth over $2000 amongs others. BN used the oppourtunity to interview sm1 close to the kardashians ( a reality TV star) and im sure most of u watch them on E so why r u complaining about a simple friendship interview. if you want more information about the store just place a request *shikenna*

  54. debdara

    July 2, 2012 at 11:56 am

    *are*

  55. Denise

    July 2, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    Lovely write up! Wish Abi all the best with her business! Great that she could use her connections to well known people to promote her store – most people would do the same if they were in that position.

    When Malika says Governor Ajimobi is her godfather, I dont think she means in the literal sense – think she’s using it as a term of affection as she has probably grown close to the Ajimobi family through her friendship with Abi.

    Naija girls! dont feel oppressed by all the fabulosity on display! you too can be fabulous in your own way – it doesnt matter how much money you have 🙂

  56. Teed

    July 2, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    Abi o! Denise u hit the nail on the head. Nigerian girls can be sooo oppressed! U read the whole interview, commented on d blog- well it did the job!
    I think they gave very smart responses. They seem like very lovely chicks, unashamedly embracing + complimenting each other, because they aint competing as most nigerian babes r plagued with in their friendships. Well done Bella + Gloria, u know what a trendy audience wants to read about! Forget all these affected haters.

  57. Sarafina

    July 2, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    Thumbs up Abi……..will do same if i find myself in ur shoes. My dear Naija peeps d sky is wide enuf 4 all of us…….lets quit hating already.

  58. Unity

    July 2, 2012 at 10:17 pm

    The reason, rich Nigerian children or politician children get a lot of bashing is because of the corruption going on in Nigeria. Everybody, believes they didn’t make the money with their hard work, it was just passed on to them. The gap between the rich and poor in Nigeria is an unending gap, so when you hear past or current politician’s children, you automatically think of corruption, which I’m sure it doesn’t apply to all of them but it comes with the territory.
    Nonetheless, I’m happy for Abisola. Whether it’s daddy’s money or not, that’s her dad, so nothing wrong with him supporting his daughter. But, you can’t deny that she doesn’t know anything about fashion because she has great fashion style and she’s gorgeous. Good to see Malika.

  59. alexie

    July 4, 2012 at 12:14 pm

    hmmmmmmmm,yall wiv ur comments,*sigh*

  60. Ella

    July 4, 2012 at 5:12 pm

    Congratulations Angel,i wish you well. Malika,thank God u enjoyed your visit,hope to see u again.

  61. Jummy

    July 6, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    pls y’all support the brand and support the fact that International people seems to be visiting our country…letz see the bright side of this. Its my dream to see many people come to Nigeria to experience and give positive remarks. there is nothing wrong with the interview…some of us just hate for nothing.

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