Monday, October 26, 2009
El Dee the Don has a Masters degree in Architecture! Woow! And we thought all artistes are dropouts??? We like forming that we don’t enjoy the idea of celebrity, but all that was thrown to the winds this weekend when the royalty of the music industry stormed Abuja for the face off 09 basketball match. I love my job. I told myself I was going to have a good laugh at the celebs making a big fools of themselves and maybe see who has 6packs and who doesn’t, but to my surprise and delight, they actually know a thing or two about the sport, at least some of them. But truth is I was gunning for MI and he so did not disappoint. He scored about 3 baskets for his side and even when they played with the veteran(and were flogged) he showed himself worthy, not surprising seeing that he got his college education from Michigan state in the US of A where sports is encouraged alongside education.
The crowd was excited, and even the 3 hours we were kept waiting did not matter anymore when the roll call of celebs in the house was unleashed. Even they had the opportunity to know their level of appreciation by the sound of the cheers and going by that measurement I can confidently say, jesse jags is on his way to the top going by the appreciation he got when his name was announced. But 2baba is still the king, any day. He wasn’t even introduced, he walked in a bit late, people sighted him and just started screaming……..lol, I was amazed, well not really its Tuface afterall.
Pretty boys Banky W and Ebuka tormented their opponents, so did Sound sultan. I did not understand 9ice outfit, he had a whole out fit under his jersey and shorts, well people took notice so I guess he knew exactly what he was doing. The brothers peter and paul who make up P-Square came in with a back flip –now those are entertainers. Wande Coal tried and tried and tried and still couldn’t make one basket, well at least he can make hits, that will do for us. We also had Sasha, Kel, Denrele, Kaffy, Noble, AY the comedian and a couple others on the pitch.
Zeal was quite the ajebota oh, but Shifi held it down for the Abuja front oh so did the Gangster Kiss Fm bigz boy, GANG. An interesting Debut happened that night. A mic was tossed to Mr Eddie Madaki and he did a fantastic job compeering the event alongside Veteran broadcaster, Gang. If u read this, I have 6 words for you ‘YOU are in the wrong JOB’. your calling is in entertainment, looking forward to more from you.
To end the night, the basketball veterans were invited to play ball with the celebs, and that is where the real laughs began. They were making 3 points baskets and the stars were hopeless and helpless and even a bit star struck. At the end of all this I realized that form as we form we love our stars, everyone came forward to take pictures of or with the stars and there has been an influx of this pictures on face book since then. Well that’s the night in brief, thanks Soundcity and Smirnoff ice, we had fun.
(I was privileged to chat with most of the artiste and I will be publishing celebrity trivia later)
P.S Look out For ACE and ICEPRINCE their performances were spot on although MI almost stole iceprince thunder a lil bit...
Friday, October 23, 2009
Halloween has never been this anticipated in abuja.
the heat is on for who is gonna throw the best halloween party this year. a sneak peak at what abuja has planned;
#Basement Night club - COLOR RIOT party on the 31st
#Play sports bar & grill - HAUNTED PLAY GROUND on the 31st
#Eden VIP lounge - GLOW IN THE DARK PARTY on the 30th
#Aristotle - BLOODY BANQUET
This are a few of the events planned out for halloween in abuja, and everyone is excited and looking forward to the creative and scary costumes that will be featured this year and maybe just maybe you might get a masked kiss(lol)
the city crawler will be out and about and will be rewarding the most creative and the most scary costume of the night with several give aways.
(join the city crawler group on facebook and get all the event information and hot gist coming from the city of abuja)
ABUJA'S BEST KEPT SECRETS
JB'S BAR AND GRILL
its funny this place has been in existence for more than a year, but i only just went by on saturday when i attended a ' tea party ' for the fashion house ICONOLA. the decor is cool and fun, the ambience is comfortable and warm and you can just sit and relax, its a very unpretentious place. if u r one of those people who likes to have a quiet drink after work or have a me and u time with your pathner,then this is the place for u. but if u are a see and be seen type, pls stick with british council.
i love creativity, love it love it. so when i have to give a card for a birthday or to say goodbye or sorry or.... i like to be able to say what i want to say and how i want to say it. thats why i loooove this store, they have the best cards in abuja, as a matter of fact, they have cards my dad use to give my mom in the past(i know becos one of the ones i gave her brought tears to her eyes). they have other cool stuff but their cards are totally awesome.
ok i dont have a sweet tooth. ive had 4 of my teeth removed and i believe my sweet tooth was taken out .even when i go to watch a movie,i order plain or salty popcorn, i hate candy, i hate icecream and bisciuts annoy the hell out of me, but but but, when u taste this choc which luckily u can buy in grams and measures, then my friends, need i say more...
uuuuhhhh 'baby let me serenade u with effizi". if he wasnt so young i would be chasing this talented swaggerlicious abuja sensation with a bunch of pink roses from celebration stores and chocolate from choc place. but he already has enough chocolate, he has got the choc boys behind him and we know, yes we know that jesse jags is the next big thing coming out of abuja. jesse jay today, babay u too fine oh, boy u blow our mindz ohhh...
No.5 CHICKEN WINGS
im a chicken lover. i can eat chicken for breakfast lunch and dinner, 5 days a week. its that bad, ive had all types of chicken, all, ok maybe except raw chicken(thAt will be wierd). well if you appreciate good food and u are a chicken addict like me, then i sure reccomend.
if i say too much people will say ehen ij is marketing, but make no mistake, i only talk about cool places and honestly Eden VIP, coooooooollllll..
SOUNDCITY 327 ON DSTV
even now as i write this post im watching one of the hottest songs rite now on the channel. what i like most about this channel is that it can rival any channel on dstv, both music and otherwise, and i love the way they promote the nigerian music/entertainment industry. kudos to the chief executive officer of soundcity, his vision, insight, drive and discipline has paid off and we all are reaping the fruits of this forward thinking young sir.
ok the most i know about law, ive learnt from boston legal, but a law firm that is not called OBI OLUNI & CO is new to me. they specialize in technology law and i discovered them when i decided to take white rabbit concept on line. people are doing fantastic things in this country albiet quietly and we have to recognise, encourage and support them.
we pay a premium to live in abuja. every one want to live in wuse but 'iji kwe EGO"? as my friend will say..... maitama and asokoro have lovely houses, clean straight streets, but im sorry to break it to you, asokoro is saturated and has narrow streets and maitama is so 2000&late. if u drive through utako and jabi, the lovely houses that have sprung up in that area will put those 1990 architecture houses in maitama and asokoro to shame. there is even a plot of land by jabi lake im eyeing and i will be accepting contributions at this time to purchase it and build my dream house, offers any one????
P.S - there are a couple of other places and things i have discovered but as is my way, im writing this post by 1am and my brain is shutting down for the night, will update as i remember.
if by any chance you would like to check out any of this places or need more info, feel free to call, txt,tweet or email me.
i am the white rabbit.........
ENJOY and i hope you find it helpful.
BEST PLACES FOR;
1.fix nails ; styles- 411 plaza
2.get original brazilian weave; sydneys -omega center
3. fix hair: efe- styles salon
4. braid hair: strands
5. get a goog hair cut: famaks
6: get good quality cosmetics: cyreene makeup lounge and perfect trust cosmetics
7.nice jeans: silky boutique
8.shoes: beautiful shoes
9. assesories: for gold- wuse market, for eclectic- eyza 08059162914
10. bodycare products- perfect trust
11. afterwork drinks- BC
12. ladies night out: let your hair down go crazy and not be disturbed or harrassed-
13. ladies lunch- salamanda
14. bags and cluches- several places but try
15. sew traditional- ogordo, if u have plenty money atampa(i dont know how they always get it spot on)
16. buy fresh produce- market or farmers market @ maitama
17. lingerie- shop @ ceddi
18. chocolate- dunes
19. perfume- asg plaza,upstairs,, ive forgotten the name
20. gift for him- mode element store
21. gyneacologist- limi hospital
22. spa and beauty treatement- opposite mtn office, iv forgotten the name, its 4am jo
23.fashion magazine with wearable clothes and nice articles- INSTYLE
23.magazine for getting latest ankara atyles- city people fashion and style
24. most woman friendly gym- peniel apartment gym
25. most woman friendly club- hmmmmmm, btw aristotle and play
26. most woman friendly condom- popular opinion(gold circle condom,NAFDAC)
27.get nice dresses(all occasions)- 1001 ideas
28. office clothes- everyone says ashers but i just pick pieces around
29. cool flat shoes and slippers: walking faith
30. shop and lunch: grand square
31. sunday after church- hilton buffet or suhjuiced
32. boring saturday- go swimming or bowling or play nitendo wii @ the dome
33. for your kids- wonderland, MAP or ceddi plaza
34. cool date- chez victor or vanilla resturant (quiet)
35. where not to go alone at night(esp if you are not a natural crawler)- area 11, zone 4, hilton
P.S feel free to agree or disagree and also add your best places, the info will be helpful and will spice this up