Monday, November 12, 2007

THE RUNDOWN

Hey Everyone!!!
How was your weekend? Mine was actually really good, even though I couldn’t do all the stuff I planned on doing but it still turned out pretty well.
So what did you get up to?
I am always sooooo gutted when I realize that Monday is only a few hours away! Back to work, back to work...ohhh I just remembered that I have a work training thing for the next couple of days so I am going to be in a hotel in the middle of nowhere…oh well!
Anyways, lets get down to the business….
It’s another RUNDOWN!

Weddings
Congrats to the couples. One word - GORGEOUS
Ndidi & Uzoma - Wedding Photos
Banke & Bolaji - Wedding Website

Richard wins Big Brother Africa II
Richard Bezuidenhout has won Big Brother Africa II. Despite the sexual assault allegation scandal, Richard still scooped the $100,000 prize. Ofunneka came second and Tatiana came third. Congrats to him, I just hope the allegations are not true and the 'activities' with Ofunneka were consensual but I still have my reservations.


Munachi @ Miss World Pageant
MBGN Munachi Nwankwo-Abii celebrated her birthday at the Miss World 2007 pageant. Congrats girl! Wish her the best at the pageant. View Munachi's interview from Funmi Iyanda's Dawn on 10.




Tara Fela-Durotoye OUT of Celebrity Takes 2
Tara Fela-Durotoye is the 1st celebrity to be voted off Celebrity Takes 2.
Read updates on Celebrity Takes 2 on Reality-Unbiased Blog
Check out an interview with Tara from the Punch on Sunday


D'Banj @ the MTV Europe Video Music Awards
It's no longer news that D'Banj won the Best African Act at the MTV Europe Video Music Awards but what IS news is the kokolistic (yes, that's a word!) poses D'Banj decided to unleash on the press. Click on the 1st pic to check it out. Congrats to him anyways.


I-G-N-O-R-A-N-C-E
I read this article and it just pissed me off so much. What is even more disturbing is that it was written by a woman! Nigeria really has a long way to go. The press especially should start realizing their impact on society. The ignorance demonstrated in this short article is very damning. Click the photo below or read the quote below.

''Some ladies present were raped, while some luckily escaped. Surprised? You shouldn't be. But need we blame the rapists? What with the dressing of some of the girls, who were scantly dressed?''
See how she flippantly said women were raped and then went on to 'blame' them for dressing scantily, as if they deserved it!!! Jesus Take the Wheel.

Kanye West's Mum Dies
She allegedly died from an allergic reaction to medicine while getting a breast augmentation and tummy tuck. Reminds me of Stella Obasanjo RIP.


That's it for today! Have a fab week....

48 comments:

Anonymous said...

yaaaaaaaaaaaay im first and this is my first time commenting!!!hehe

Inuke Omotola Davis said...

yaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyy me second

no comment on Dbanj's poses

Sugabelly said...

I saw that article too, and I also blogged about it on my Vox blog. Women will continue to be their own worst enemy. Even if a woman is NAKED, it does not give any man the right to violate her simply because he's horny. That's what baby oil is for, and that's that!

"Secrets and Lies" - the Movie said...

Wow I'm in the top five. I'm thrilled
Dbanj rocks! And thats too sad what happened at Tu Face's party. Too sad

"Secrets and Lies" - the Movie said...

WEIRD! I know Ndidi from the wedding site. Met her and her sisters sometime this year. I can't remember.

All I have to say is beautiful pictures.

P.S. Ndidi and her sisters are beautiful!

Ladybrille said...

Sad to hear about Kanye's mom. The Naija rapist writeup, shioooooooooooo! We do have a long way to go.

MissO said...

Wow i can't beleive Kanye's Mom is dead, intresting........ pls i would like to the name of the lady behind that stupid article and pls who was she writting for, cause that is just cold wrong. We women are our own worst enemy......

Tutsy said...

Kai!!!..odikwa love sweet o.......see my eyes wide open.."observing and analyzing"...lol...The couples are gorgeous...I love Banke and Bolaji's website...loved the couple's story....stories like that restores hope....one day sha i know say me too i go meet my Prince Charming...lol.

Okay enough "mushyness" for one day..lol..to other things, i loved Miss MBGN's interview with Funmi Iyanda, she's a very beautiful girl yet humble, a now rare trait u don't find in most chicks.

As per Tara getting voted off...Why people?? Why??...lol..its all good sha..I would have voted for her if i was in Gidi... unfortunately ...i'm not! Anywayz it was worth a try, now its time to put up the dancing shoes and pick up your brush honey.

And to conclude my Yarn...God rest Ms West Soul, Saw an interview she had on BET a while back and i thought she looked great...why she opted to get chopped up like a piece of steak is beyond me....I hope this serves as a wake-up call...its time we start loving our flaws...its high time we start loving ourselves.

Oh and big-ups to my boy the Koko master...knew its was matter of time b4 his efforts got him recognized....keep churning out those hits baby..u definately going places.

Nice write-up Bella...U ROCK!!!...sorry for hugging your comment section...lol

mystoriesmytestimonies said...

i like the interview with munachi..
beautiful lady ...
can we vote for miss world?...cos i will vote for her x10...

sad about ms west...na wa ...

onydchic said...

The TuFce story irritated the hell out of me. There is no justification for rape. It's like saying people get robbed cos they have money. Women, when wil we stand for ourselves.

I almost lost my mind too when I found out that pervert won BBA. Goes to show where Africans' minds have gone. Ofunneka should have won, patriotism aside.

Belema said...

Kanye's mother's death ... what a shame ?
To just die like that ...very sad !

Zahratique said...

Gosh I hate that Richard dude!

Fade said...

TU Face's Party
To think that the woman who even wrote the piece is a journalist for the The Punch is so sad cos i felt that journalists are supposed to be objective.When i first read the story i just assumed it was a guy(cos they are always the ones who come up with the stupid excuses) but what saddens me is that it was coming from a woman.Even if a woman decides to walk around the whole of lagos bleeding naked no man has the right to rape her.

BiMbyLaDs** said...

God bless u for informtating me so regularly, with bella, I dont need E4 or BenTV. lol..

p.s: I have updated my story o..

shola pacheco said...

its so sad 2 still hear dat crap.a chick was raped cos of her outfit was happened 2 self control.eya kanye west joy nd pride oga ho,best of luck 2 munachi.too bad tara is off

Unbiased said...

Anyone that says africans have higher morals than the rest of the world is blind. How Richard won i will not know. I am so angry that such behaviour be rewarded. It just goes to say than we now have a continent of perverts.
Flipping shame o!!

Bella where you find time for 2 weddings!! In this cold!! lol!!
I am not going out again to this 6degrees breaks o!!

moe said...

Hi Bella,
its been a while since i've been on here!
read the Punch article and damn near flipped!very ignorant and lazy writing, no follow-up, was the police called?what happened to the ladies who geot raped? just a daft article- the chick who writes it is some razzite called Adaeze Moses, she's also responsible for all those daft questions like so why are yo not married? that ppl get asked when being interviewed by Punch!
As for Miss Nigeria, I WAS NOT IMPRESSED AT ALL!!! Her poise was zero, what was with all the slangs/slippiing in and out of some accent, mumbling and then saying thing like 'stuff like that'- geez, she could have been more articulate-give me Funmi Iyanda's (yoruba) accent any day, just speak CLEARLY, INTELLIGENTLY and WITH PASSION...
what else?love tara thought the interviewer asked some stupid questions and loved the way she parried them.

Unbiased said...

Ohh i had ot re-read and come back.
Sorry Kanye's mother dies (Supposed causes unknown).
Well done D'Banj

Tuface should accept responsibility for the things that happen at his party and the fact that a woman wrote that BS? Bella i agree. Na nonsense. May she not get raped one day before she learns it is not what you wear but the actions of the oloriburuku rapist.

Ohh and i noticed you were just keeping up with weddings not actually attending. Unless you flew to Nig without telling (hmmmm)

For the love of me said...

Bella,pls have you got the punch author's email, i need to tell her a few home truths, why a lot of nigerian women are so backwards remains a mystery. I have heard similar lines so many times from women but didnt think that a supposed educated journalists could be so stupid.

Anonymous said...

Can we get the e-mail address of the editor?? She needs to be told off for such stupidity.

SassyCassie

Ajide said...

why should Kanye's mum die now? i feel for him...
may her soul RIP

As for 2face's party in naija.....na dem wahala. as far as no be 2face do the raping.lol

Beeg Head

joicee said...

Im sorry about Kanye ´s Mum passing....Awwwwww..she had just begun to enjoy the fruits of her labor and then this.

yankeenaijachick said...

Girl u got all the news o jare. AM sad for Kanyewest mum. Very sad. May her soul rest in peace.

ababoypart2 said...

Like the new banner, havent been here for some time. Need to play catch up on all your posts. Top blog - always

Anonymous said...

the lady who wrote the article needs to be educated. she clearly does not know or understand what "rape" is.

If someone drives a flashy car and his car is stolen, no one says to him - "oh well, you should not have been driving a nice car"

If someone lives in a nice house and armed robbers go to his house, no one says "oh well, you should not have been living in a nice house"

So why o why is it that when a woman gets raped, people say "oh well, you should not have been wearing those clothes?"

Like other people have stated, one´s dressing should never be used as a justification for such a violation. When something is wrong we should accept that it is wrong and not try to justify the wrongdoer´s actions.

It is sickening that in this world, there are people who go about saying things like "should we blame the rapists" - what kind of daft quation is that? May be if that lady was the one of the people rape victims, she would be asking a different question.

Idemili said...

That stupid editor should be jailed. Ewu.

Anonymous said...

If someone has money and gets robbed it is not their fault. True. BUT if you FLAUNT that money in the Wrong environment…. You are practically begging to be robbed…..

Ok Tuface’s survival party…lets see the environment: Men, alcohol, “scantily clad” women, violence, more alcohol…….what do you expect……it’s like throwing meat to a hungry lion while it is in search for food….. Something bad is bound to happen.


Don’t all bash the poor journalist. Bottom line ………….Women ought to respect themselves. If you run around in little to no clothes, I’m sure guys are not thinking this chick wants to go to the library. So please Respect yourselves………………

Take that for controversy.

Jaycee said...

Loved the interview with Funmi Iyanda...hopefully the MBGN will go far in the Ms. World contest...

Ehen, that article was soooo ignorant, and u're right, the press in Nigeria must understand the characteristics of the media, and what they "can" and "cannot" say...

R.I.P. Kanye's mum...sad, at 58...

(thanks bella)...

Jaycee said...

Expansion of my statement: sometimes the media can be right about certain issues...for instance some women that get raped may really have been scantily dressed, but then again...that doesn't mean that they DESERVED rape. So it is not about "what's the truth," is really about "how you present the truth."

And not all women should be generalized into one category such as, "women are raped because of how they dress." How abt women who weren't raped because of how they were dressed?

Shocked said...

@ Anonymous
May the same thing not happen to any of your female relatives, you bloody fool. There is no need to be polite about it, you are an idiot of the highest order. Wanker!

Anonymous said...

i saw the article and was looking for the writers email so that I can scatter her with insult, stupid woman like her. If she ever gets raped it'll be her fault!!!! idiot.

Belle said...

that woman who wrote the article is a FOOL. ughhh i am infuriated!

loving your blog, as always...

BOBBY said...

Yeah i have Sassy Cassies back on this one...

Can we get the email address of the editor.

What a pant!

Moving along, Kanye's moms issue was so sad. May her soul rest in peace. Kanye must be devastated. He loved that woman to death.

Sugabelly said...

To Anonymous: No wonder you decided to comment as anonymous, because you said something that totally infuriates me. There is a time and place for everything, and like it or not, but an industry party by an entertainment artiste is a place where it IS appropriate for a woman to be scantily dressed if she so wishes. She is not BEGGING for anything. It is utterly stupid to say that by dressing a certain way, a woman is begging the men around to rape her, because by doing so, the author of that article is also implying that Nigerian men are uncontrollable beasts, ruled solely by their emotions, impulses, and natural urges. In other words, they are worse than some of the worse animals then, if they are unable to control themselves in the sight of an attractive female.

Are your men like that? I know mine aren't. I'm sure a lot of people that read this blog agree with me, and not just women. We are human beings, and our men should act like human men, not mindless creatures.

Somebody catch that writer and flog her...

Dimples said...

Nice one Bella...
Thanks for the info!!!

Have a FAB week all!!!

Uzo said...

Hey girl...Kanye's mom's death will be such a blow for him especially since she wss pretty much his all in all. Weird that some women have cosmetic surgery and people dont even know while others lose their lives...RIP

Ndidi and Uzoma's wedding pics are pretty amazing...Very beautiful couple.

Anonymous said...

@ANON 10;21 PM.

BECAUSE A CONVERTIBLE IS A "HALF DRESSED" CAR DOES THAT GIVE A THIEF A RIGHT TO STEAL IT?



WHY DONT YOU TAKE THIS FOR CONTROVERSY.

I PRAY(AND I WILL KEEP IT IN MY PRAYERS)THAT IF YOU ARE A BLOKE YOU GET RAPED IN THE ARSE(PULP FICTION STYLE)
AND IF YOU ARE A GIRL,YOU GET BRUTALLY RAPED IN EVERY HOLE OF YOUR USELESS BODY.

SCANTILY CLAD OR NOT,IN AN ALCHOHOL FUELLED ENVIRONMENT OR NOT.

ITS SIMPLE DOOFUS

AN ANIMAL IS AN ANIMAL IS AN ANIMAL IS AN ANIMAL.

AND YEAH SAY AMEN TO YOU GETTING RAPED

IDIOT!!!!

Sugabelly said...

AMEN!!!
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AMEN!!!
AMEN!!!

Mona said...

veeery niiiiiiice - sorry im late ive kinda been away lol 1million! congrats whatttt lol

forget that tuface survival party story oh hmmm

Nwanyi Ocha said...

Big brother - Seriously cant believe he still one

DBanj - lolol - i'm still looking at the first pic - pricless

Kanye - So sad

Tuface's party - Nigerians need to grow up and face facts.

Nice update bella, like bibmy said - we dont need ben t.v lol

Overwhelmed Naija Babe said...

congrats to dbanj

Anonymous said...

did not know oluchi is one of the victoria's secret models, see pic on people's webiste @ http://www.people.com/people/gallery/0,,20159740,00.html

CrouchingAngel said...

nice job bella.

i cannot believe that some "person"(and i use this word loosely) would think its okay for a woman to be raped because she chose to dress "scantily"?

na real wa.

Flame said...

you said it..may Jesus take the wheel oo.there is simply no justification for such a despicable act.i can see dbanj is well on his way to kokolizing(yes thats a word,lol) the rest of the world!big ups to him.

Nigerican said...

Lovely other stuff but that last bit just about did me in…

That's really the biggest problem with our country, Its stupid articles like this that allow our uncles, dads, brothers and freaking strange men off the road to keep raping our women who will 4eva remain silent because society has told her ... "look at what u wore? Now don't u think u brought it upon u'reself". Utter nonsense if u ask me and she had the nerve to say “ the party continued till dawn”. I’m sooo mad right now.

Arewa said...

May her soul rest in perfect peace

Anonymous said...

Munachi is cool...but sorry to say this oh...y doesnt she have an american accent when her profile says she was born and raised in rivers state??? this is what i just dont understand about nigerians...it was the same with Omowunmi Akinnifesi...what is all that about???

Anonymous said...

Yeah I'm a bit late leaving this comment, but just had to say re: Ndidi and Uzoma's pics.

Oh

My

GOSH!!!!!

Gorgeous!!!!!!!!

I don't even know them, but actually had tears in my eyes when I saw the pics of the bride all done up!

Thats the kind of wedding I want, and they are going to have some beautiful babies!!