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This is How the Stars Spent Their Thanksgiving | Uche Jombo, John Dumelo, J Lo, Rihanna, Alicia Keys & More

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Everyone got into the spirit of Thanksgiving yesterday, especially the celebrities.

There are so many things to be thankful for and as they shared the special day with family, they shared pictures of their personal lives as well.

Check on it!

Uche Jombo

Uche Jumbo

Lola Ogunnaike

Lola Ogunnaike

Chee & Chigul

Chigul & Chee Chee

Seyi Law

Seyi Law 2 Seyi Law

John Dumelo

John Dumelo

Alicia Keys

Alicia Keys 1 Alicia Keys 2 Alicia Keys

Chris Bosh

Chris Bosh 1 Chris Bosh Chris Bosh 3 Chris Bosh 2 CB 2 CB 3 CB 4 CB

Jennifer Lopez

J Lo

The Kardashians

The Kardashians 2 The Kardashians The Kardashians 1Kardashians 1Kardashians

Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus Miley Cyrus1

Rihanna

RihannaRiriRiri 2 Rihanna 2 Rihanna 1

Millen Magese

Millen Magese 2 Millen Magese

Photo Credit: Instagram

39 Comments

  1. bruno

    November 28, 2014 at 5:59 am

    any thing oyinbo people decide to do we naija must copy. I think we should start celebrating martin Luther King day, 4th of july, spring break (even tho in naija na only two seasons we get, we can add spring to wet and dry season). etc today is even black Friday in naija. everybody is wearing black. lol

    • ATL's finest

      November 28, 2014 at 9:31 am

      Lol @ Black Friday, wet & dry season! I’m tire of Nigerians I swear… U know Nigerians don’t play cheapness

    • l

      November 28, 2014 at 9:47 am

      well said, we have such deep copy cat mentality!

    • ann

      November 28, 2014 at 4:12 pm

      you funny die hahahhahaha

  2. Zeal

    November 28, 2014 at 6:48 am

    Nice pictures. I pray that one day the Western world will celebrate New Yam festival with us the same way wey we dey hustle to celebrate their own festivals

    • ATL's finest

      November 28, 2014 at 9:33 am

      Hmmm I thought of it too but how many celebrations does Nigeria have and Americans notice? None!!!!! Apart from Independence Day.. Ask Americans what’s New yam festival if they know or give 2shit.. They probably say WTH is that.

    • Fountain of Paper

      November 28, 2014 at 11:53 am

      Ma… how many of your Nigerian celebrations do you gan gan.. a Nigerian celebrate?
      Shebi if we say you people should go for Osun-Oshogbo festival you will say it is demonic. Come for New Yam Festival you will say it’s paying homage to idols and Jesus (Brought to you by Oyibo people by the way) has died for your sins.

      What do you people want gan gan?

    • NotImpressed

      November 28, 2014 at 11:13 am

      Have a seat please. Do YOU celebrate New Yam festival?

  3. yeancah

    November 28, 2014 at 6:55 am

    i loved Jlo’s pic best cos of the ambience.. still shows that she owes it all to God… Nice one. and Riri looks sane for once

  4. Ify

    November 28, 2014 at 6:57 am

    Seyi Law now lives in America?

  5. ATL's finest

    November 28, 2014 at 7:11 am

    Mtchew lmao! Did y’all notice the different between an American’s table setting & an African table setting? Thanksgiving is having turkey, dressing, yam, ham, cranberry and the turkey is dressed with fruits and green editable veggies on the side etc.. Nigerians wannabe fried rice, dried fish, jollof rice, fried plantain smh.. Una for add Amala & Ewedu join.. We must not belong I keep telling y’all ! Leave it for those who knows how it’s done and thank God in your usual way.

    • ATL's finest

      November 28, 2014 at 9:29 am

      *edible*

    • VeryAngryNigerian

      November 28, 2014 at 9:33 am

      Lol….try inviting Nigerians over for thanksgiving and serve turkey , stuffing , potatoes, vegies, corn bread and the likes…..let’s just say if jollof and stew no dey, u dey on your own……all you will hear is where is jollof rice…and poff poff…..just be glad that at least they have a table and can all sit their ass in the dining room. Otherwise their living room will be littered with furniture from the dining room, and nook area.

    • ATL's finest

      November 28, 2014 at 4:01 pm

      Lol I had to click multiple likes

    • Omo1

      November 28, 2014 at 10:52 am

      Just to tell you that foolish Nigerians jumping on to celebrate these celebrations that have no origin with Nigeria’s culture or history do not even know the intricacies involved in the celebration.

    • nene

      November 28, 2014 at 11:03 am

      lmfao.

  6. ATL's finest

    November 28, 2014 at 7:39 am

    BN y’all better post my first comment!

  7. baboushka

    November 28, 2014 at 8:52 am

    Does John Dumelo now live in US? Who is Chee what does she do…

  8. verygoodbadgirl

    November 28, 2014 at 8:54 am

    I just love the Bosh family! Happy Thanksgiving BN!!!

  9. ja

    November 28, 2014 at 9:32 am

    I see no one pardoned the turkey..smh 🙁

  10. God's favorite

    November 28, 2014 at 9:32 am

    bruno, u no go kill m with ur comment.lol

  11. dior

    November 28, 2014 at 10:14 am

    i guess no one noticed Riri”s salt and pepper shaker

  12. Fisa

    November 28, 2014 at 10:36 am

    Where are all the Nigerian Celebs who celebrated Halloween???

  13. Pearly

    November 28, 2014 at 11:02 am

    Its nice to see all these delicious sumptuos looking meals…but i hope that Thanksgiving is not just a time for wining and dinning but also sincerely for giving thanks to God almighty for Life and all…

  14. NotImpressed

    November 28, 2014 at 11:11 am

    I wasn’t disappointed when I read comments about Nigerians ‘copying’ the western world. What happened to ‘when in Rome behave like the Romans’? What’s wrong with Nigerians in America celebrating thanksgiving? And what is wrong with them cooking Nigerian food? Are they not Nigerian?? I don’t understand people sometimes. Even here in the UK Black Friday has been adopted.

    Y’all need to take chill pills abeg.

    • hmmm

      November 30, 2014 at 11:32 am

      @NotImpressed You just hit the nail on the head my dear. When you live in a certain place, you adopt the culture. It will be silly for Nigerians living in the States to say “No we will do absolutely nothing about Thanksgiving and Halloween because we are Nigerians not American”. It’s all part of integrating. Even Christmas wasn’t part of the core Nigerian culture ages ago yet we all celebrate it now. Don’t we set up Christmas trees in our living rooms (often plastic pine trees)? Sometimes decorated with cotton wool for fake snow? Do we have snow here? But now it’s normal and we are’t berating ourselves for copying Christmas and Santa Claus. Why don’t you all stop celebrating Christmas and only celebrate the New Yam Festival you’re harping on about?? And I can assure you that if we did have any special celebrations we took seriously in Nigeria – and actually celebrated properly – the foreigners here will join us in celebrating it because that’s the entirety of experiencing a new culture, even if it’s just for a couple of years. And NO you don’t have to be born in the country or married to a Native before you experience their culture. Sometimes you might just be visiting a country during the peak of a festival like Diwali in India and you join in, it’s really not a big deal and has nothing to do with copying. I think Nigerians are just super critical of each other for no reason. Live and let live please. If you don’t like it, don’t celebrate. But leave others to celebrate and integrate as they wish.

  15. Pearly...

    November 28, 2014 at 11:19 am

    Hello America…its a sight for sore eyes to see these delicious sumptuos looking meals posted on the social media, but i hope you know thanksgiving should not just be about dining,wining,family time amd merry making…it should be most importantly about thanking God almighty for life and everything! So i wonder, who did we really thank this thanksgiving holiday right after halloween?

  16. Missy J

    November 28, 2014 at 11:19 am

    Hahahahahahahahaha at New Yam festival. You guys should free Nigerians biko, last time I checked Rihanna isn’t an American same with Jlo but they celebrated the Thanksgiving whatever.

    • ATL's finest

      November 28, 2014 at 4:05 pm

      Yes y’all she’s right. J-lo’s parent are from Puerto Rico ( but grew up in NYC) so she knows the American life & grew up doing thanksgiving & Riri is from Barbados but they both live here…

  17. kiki

    November 28, 2014 at 11:48 am

    Who told you Jlo is not an American.

    • Tomilola

      November 28, 2014 at 1:41 pm

      Lmao wait, you cannot seriously think Jlo is American yeah? Please don’t make me think you’re hilariously clueless

    • Stephanie-feld

      November 28, 2014 at 2:07 pm

      Before you start laughing your ass off at someone, make use of Google or Bing search engine.
      — Jennifer Lopez was born and raised in the Bronx
      –Her Parent are from Puerto Rico and in case you don’t know Puerto Rico is a Resident unincorporated state of America. They follow the same laws in America. They use the American dollar. The only difference is they don’t pay federal taxes and they can’t vote. Puerto Rican’s are Americans.

    • navida

      November 28, 2014 at 4:09 pm

      J-lo is American please. She may have Hispanic heritage but she is very American. Those who live in glass houses should not throw stones. Calling someone clueless, what does that make you?

  18. baboushka

    November 28, 2014 at 12:55 pm

    There is nothing wrong with Nigerians living in the US celebrating American holidays it’s called being adaptable to your environment. What I find laughable is Nigerians who were neither born nor raised in the US or married to/engaged to Americans celebrating Thanksgiving on Naija soil in their homes that is just weird and complete with a sit down meal is just strange. Halloween on the other hand is now seen as a worldwide holiday not just American/Western. The UK has also adopted the concept of black Friday shopping that for me makes economic sense they adopted the concept but you don’t see Brits at sit down dinners celebrating thanksgiving because it is not part of their tradition as much as the persecuted Christians from whom this holiday came about you don’t see Europeans having sit down thanksgiving dinners on the American thanksgiving holiday. Some people just want to belong ask them now the history of thanksgiving dem no sabi but are busy roasting turkey in Lagos because Americans are doing so in Yankee. But who knows maybe the Naija people celebrating on Naija soil were hosting American guests so I will give them the benefit of doubt or maybe they were at their expat American friends house???? Who knows!

    • baboushka

      November 28, 2014 at 12:57 pm

      *as much as the persecuted Christian pilgrims came from Europe you don’t see Europeans sitting down to thanksgiving dinners on the American thanksgiving holiday*

  19. navida

    November 28, 2014 at 4:13 pm

    Except these Africans are in the U.S, I perfectly understand. If not, there needs to be some serious identity searching. Africans here in the U.S are just looked at as blah and some of them are really trying hard to show Americans they are not the weak confused species they perceive them to be. When you take American history you’ll really understand. So please, promote your culture and don’t make yourselves extinct.

  20. dio

    November 28, 2014 at 9:16 pm

    Pls just my 2 piece to u all. If something good is being done by someone/group/country isn’t it a good thing to copy such? Thanks giving is a celebration and as the name indicates. Most times its an opportunity for families/friends to come together and celebrate. What ever you put on your table does not matter as long as you can eat it. Peeps there is no harm in copy thanks giving celebration.

  21. vee

    November 29, 2014 at 1:12 am

    We are gradually loosing rihana

  22. athenalariene

    December 4, 2014 at 9:11 am

    @ dio wrong its more than giving thanks, it embedded in American and Canadian culuture and history! Americans and Canadians do not celebrate yam festival. Please google History of Thanksgiving even the British don’t celebrate it. I can’t stand Nigerians with their imitating ways.

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