Showing posts from June, 2009

A lot of entertainment and a little confusion

Okay let me start this write up by saying I am a moderate fan of basketball and the reason I went from no-idea-what-the-rules-of-this-game-are to moderate fan is because some friends are huge fans and I often go to and watch a few games. A popular team is the Lakers so it is safe to say I know the faces of most of the team members and a few names in addition.

I was familiar with who D.J. Mbenga was on court but not off court as in where he is from and all that including how funny he really is.
Anyways I stumbled on the Jimmy Kimmel show last night and about 9 members of the L.A. Lakers team were on the show including Kobe, Fisher, Ariza, Gasol and Mbenga.
At some point the whole team was ribbing Mbenga on his accent; thats no problem, infact it looked like the whole team was friendly with each other and you know how guys tease each other, it was fun to watch.

But what confused me was when Jimmy Kimmel mentioned that he would like to hire Mbenga as a security guard on the show. Now I know …

The Saree Story

I read somewhere that it seems to be a controversial issue in Nigeria because we have politicians commenting on how much skin Nigerian women should show!

I honestly think it is a very attractive way to dress IF you do it right. I am concerned though that it might be a trend and like all trends, fade with time but if you put your own personal spin on it, you might be able to get away with it in any season.

It can work with most shapes. For instance, due to the multiple layers of fabric, a slimmer figure can acquire a fuller-looking figure and still be able to pull off the look successfully with a belted version to give the illusion of curves.
However, actually fuller figures might need to find a balance because those multiple layers of fabric can add bulk as opposed to flattering the figure; I wouls suggest a corsetted top and a full skirt(sort of like Linda's version).
The right style to rock would depend on one's figure and the occasion. A midriff-baring saree might not be genera…

Blog Challenged-there is such a thing!

Ok I have been a blogger for a little over a year and today I am wondering why no one ever told me about 'following' a blog. I only just found out today cause prior to today I used to check out my favorite blogs everyday waiting on 'thought provoking' posts! But today it all changed! There is such a thing as blog-illiterate but today I was reeducated!

Now if only I could figure out how to put them on my blog?! Help, anyone?!

UPDATE: I figured it out!

peace, love and fabulousness.

Linda Ikeji has a new Saree line!

Blogger personality Linda Ikeji is now officially a designer with the introduction of her new Saree line. Check out pictures below and click the link for more pics. Congrats Linda!

Shell Oil Scandal Settlement after more than 12 years

Most of us who grew up in Nigeria remember the late activist and poet Ken Saro-Wiwa and the mystery surounding his execution along with 9 others in 1995. The involvement of Shell was always suspected by the Ogoni people of the Niger Delta region. Click the link below to read the full article that covers the $15 million settlement.

Ken Saro-Wiwa Jr., the late activist's son has been outspoken about what this means for his family and the other families. Below is an interview he did with CNN shortly after the settlement.

(CNN) -- Ken Saro-Wiwa Jr., the son of executed Nigerian writer Ken Saro-Wiwa, spoke exclusively to CNN's Becky Anderson about Shell's $15.5 million payout to settle a lawsuit accusing the oil giant of complicity in the deaths of Saro-Wiwa and other activists. Following is a transcript of the interview.
Q: What does this settlement mean to you and the other plaintiff…