Thursday, 29 November 2012

#Throwback Thursday: Dim Odimegwu Ojukwu and Chief Obafemi Awolowo wedding photos

Lately I've been quite interested in the details of the Nigerian Civil War, of course spurred by Chinua Achebe's most controversial novel to date "There was a country". I'm currently on my 3rd Biafran book by Frederick Forsyth (wish me luck guys).

Anyways for today's #throwback we thought to bring you the wedding photos of two out of the three main players in the war that lasted for 30 months,between 6th July 1967 to 15th January 1970- check out the wedding photos of Chief Obafemi Awolowo and Dim Emeka Odimegwu Ojukwu

Chief Obafemi Awolowo and HID Awolowo at their wedding on 26th December 1937
Ojukwu and Bianca

And just for the record Ojukwu was said to have been a playboy of some sort and women just found him difficult to resist. He was married to 3 other women prior to his last wife Bianca. He is not a polygamist as some people have claimed because he was never married to any two at the same time.

Bianca fell for his charm while she was contesting the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria in 1989 much to the chagrin of her dad who was an old friend of Ojukwu. Ojukwu, who was 30 years older than her, was said to have wooed her with love letters, poems and flowers. Her relationship with Ojukwu cost her the crown.

Check out Ojukwu's playboy swag from back in the day

#Bad Guy P

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Life in the single lane: The Triangle

Hahaha! Can you imagine a guy doing that to you.. Eew!'

'It's so disgusting, if my man should try it i'm so dumping him warraheck'

The scene in question was a scene from the movie, 'The Dictator'. Sacha Baron Cohen's character, General Hafeez Aladeen, was licking a woman's hairy armpit.

By this time I had gotten my fill of the endless chatter. It was my first time actually going to the cinema to see a movie. My adorable nieces had gone on and on about how I needed to see Sacha Baron Cohen's The Dictator since I had been a huge fan of his since Borat. I had finally agreed to see the movie, but the girls sitting behind me hadn't stopped talking since the movie started making the movie painful to watch.

I turned to them. I couldn't quite make out their faces in the almost pitch black cinema, which was dimly illuminated by the screen projector. 'Hello girls, can you turn your voices down a bit? Thank you'

I heard them giggle then one of them said 'sorry'. I turned my attention back to the movie. Sacha at this time was hanging from a window his limp penis horribly covered with hair. The whole cinema erupted with laughter , myself inclusive but the girls behind me had their laughter tuned to the highest frequency.

"Damn did you see that?" they continued laughing. Then one of them nudged me from behind. "Why ain't you laughing?"

I replied, "I did laugh but I have to stop laughing so I can enjoy the rest of the movie besides I didn't think it was that funny'

"Not funny? really? that's like the funniest thing I've seen" the girl chirped and continued giggling.

We became fast friends after that. I got to know later that the 2 chirpy girls, Gbemi and Olivia were best friends. While Gbemi was vivacious, pretty and really talkative, Olivia was a much calmer person that had this quiet confidence about her. We quickly turned to movie buddies as Gbemi and Olivia would hit me up whenever a new movie was out. Because of them I fell in love with going to the cinema.

Gbemi did not hide the fact that she had eyes for me. We didn't cross the friendship line but I could see it from the tone of her voice and how flirty she got around me. Unfortunately, I found that I was attracted to Olivia. She was charming and mysterious and I was quite enthralled by her charm and intelligence but we had become such good friends that I didn't want to jeopardize our friendship. Friendship with both girls had become something truly special.

One day I finally found the guts to ask Olivia out. I had dropped by her house that evening to take her to eat pizza. Seeing as I was headed in a different direction, she asked if we weren't going to pick Gbemi from her house. To which I replied, fibbing 'she'll join us later'

We got to the pizzeria, ordered pizzas and drinks then the conversation turned serious

She shifted in her seat uncomfortably as I looked intently at her. "Timi why are you looking at me like that"

"Olivia dearie, you've become really special to me and I'm so scared that I would be boxed into the friendship zone"

I continued, resolving to be unfazed by the bemused expression on her face 'As much as I appreciate our friendship, i'll be the happiest man in the world if only you could be my woman to have, to hold and cherish for the rest of my life'.

She stopped eating and for a moment just looked at me. Then suddenly she burst out laughing. OMG! she was about to put a dent on my ego, please God I can't deal with this

'Are you serious Timi?' She said quizzically

'As serious as a heart attack beautiful..' 'I've felt this way for a very long time and I cant keep lying to myself' I said keeping my face straight

Thursday, 22 November 2012

#Throwback Thursday: Dare & Deola Art Alade

We are introducing a new series to this blog tagged #Throwback Thursday. Throwback Thursday will feature old wedding pictures of your favorite celebrities in music, film, politics, arts etc

Our feature today is ace R & B musician Dare Art Alade and his wife Deola. The couple got married on 17th February 2007 and the union is blessed with two kids. See some of their wedding photos

Amazing how a wedding that held 5 years ago still looks so modern in pictures. We wish the couple a lifetime of love, joy and happiness.

Friday, 16 November 2012

Happily ever after: Tolu Onabanjo weds Gbenga Runsewe

Love is indeed beautiful...

Tolu and Gbenga began their journey back in 2005 when they were both students and course mates at the University of Lagos. Many waters, they say, cannot quench love so even after they graduated, the relationship continued. They sealed their 7-year courtship by tying the knot in a lavish romantic ceremony witnessed by family and friends on 4th and 6th of October 2012 respectively.

The colors of the day were red and yellow and this ran through the entire wedding, from the decor to the cake to the beautiful floral center pieces, the bold wedding theme was unmistakable. Parasols lined the aisle of the reception and hung from the ceiling, creating a whimsical fairy tale scene, the type story books are made of.The bride looked like a princess in a fairy tale a-line dress before changing into a mermaid style dress with champagne gold detail, red and yellow corsage and a fascinator to match at the reception.

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Trend Alert: The Engagement Ring Box Cake

Marriage proposals are my all time fave... anytime I hear that a friend is engaged I itch to hear all about the details of the proposal. Was it truly romantic or matter-of-fact? Was there tears? What about the element of surprise? Was it reminiscent of a movie scene or did the man just pose a practical question? Y'all know I'm a die-hard romantic and love all the frills of fairy tale happy endings or in this case 'beginnings'.. *wink

So when I saw this beautiful proposal idea I was overjoyed to say the least. It is definitely unique and bee-yoo-tiful and after the proposal you can actually eat it up with glasses of champagne in true celebratory fashion.

Have a look at my current favourite proposal idea.. THE ENGAGEMENT RING BOX CAKE

I totally heart this

Hello guys... *hint, hint!

Photo Credit: Flickr

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Photo-op: Wedding Photos of Barack Obama and Mitt Romney

Left: President of the United States, Barack Obama and his wife Michelle at their wedding on October 3, 1992
Right: Republican Party Presidential Candidate, Mitt Romney and his wife Ann at their wedding on March 21, 1969

 Today Barack Obama got re-elected to serve another 4 years as The President of The United States of America.

Mitt Romney, who lost the election in his concession speech said of his wife, Ann

"I also want to thank Ann, the love of my life. She would have been a wonderful first lady. She’s — she has been that and more to me and to our family and to the many people that she has touched with her compassion and her care"

 We all know Obama isn't shy to show some PDA to his wife, In his acceptance speech, he said of Michelle-

"And I wouldn't be the man I am today without the woman who agreed to marry me 20 years ago. Let me say this publicly: Michelle, I have never loved you more. I have never been prouder to watch the rest of America fall in love with you, too, as our nation’s first lady"

Awww! both men are romantic.

Which couple rocked their wedding photo?

Choosing a honeymoon destination

Hello guys! just thought to share my YNaija feature... Enjoy

Most couples hardly realize how much energy and resources, both mental and physical they have put into planning their wedding until after the wedding is done. It is therefore important to “heave a sigh of relief” by getting away and having a relaxed time “knowing” your new spouse.

Honeymoons need not be expensive. The fact that you are still basking in the euphoria of just wedded bliss is enough reason to thoroughly have an enjoyable honeymoon experience. The most important thing is that you have a restful time with your spouse, distractions free.

There are however important details to consider when choosing a honeymoon location.

Budget- How much are you willing to splurge on your honeymoon? This will determine where you choose as your honeymoon destination. Chances are, you have spent a big chunk of your savings on the wedding, if this is the case, it is advisable to work with an imaginary scale of preference. Would you rather pay an expensive flight ticket to Maldives and pay a travel agent to book hotels or just book a local flight to Obudu Ranch. This all comes down to your budget.

A Cable Car at Obudu Mountain Ranch

How long you can go away for- Are you under paid employment or do you run your own business. How much time can you take off your job and other engagements? If you have just a few days, it is better to take a short trip- a mini moon (which by the way is getting really popular) and get back in good time. Also, you may have to consider how much time the trip will take. It is therefore important to factor in the duration of the flight in your honeymoon plans. If you have only 5 days to go away for, spending 21 hours on a flight to Brisbane, Australia is not wise. Spending too much time on your trip and dealing with the jet lag that could arise from long trips will not leave adequate time to unwind and enjoy yourself before heading back home again.

Weather - Have you checked out what the weather forecast has to say about the weather in your planned honeymoon destination? You do not want to be ‘rained in’ all through your honeymoon. If your wedding is in September and you have set up  Cape Verdean Island as your honeymoon destination you may have to reconsider (Cape Verde usually has torrential downpours between mid-august to mid- October)

 Oasis Atlantico Priamar Hotel, Island of Santiago, Cape Verde

Activities: It is also important to consider activities both of you enjoy. Is he an outdoor person and does he like adventure? Then he will very likely enjoy a mountain type honeymoon like the Obudu Ranch. Is she more of a shop-a-holic? Then she is likely to enjoy London in the summer or Dubai around January when the Dubai festival is being held. Do you both want a really private and secluded honeymoon where nature surrounds you? You may want to check out the “well kept honeymoon secret” The Gambia, also known as the “Smiling Coast of Africa”. It is a silent honeymoon destination with its beaches, luxury hotels and eco-tourism advantages. Explore endless serenity and tranquility at the Coco Ocean Resorts and Spa, Gambia.

Coco Ocean and Resorts Spa, The Gambia 

 Often times, couples have a problem because they do not enjoy the same activities. My suggestion is to write down a list of what is important to you in a honeymoon, compare notes and reach a middle ground. Fair enough, right?

Have fun – Seriously, you do not want to stress about your honeymoon. If planning it will be too much of a hassle, find a trusted travel agent that will take care of everything from flight arrangements to hotel bookings. A good travel agent will offer wonderful advice and work with your budget.

Thursday, 1 November 2012

Photos from Late Pastor Bimbo Odukoya's daughter Traditional Engagement


The traditional engagement between the beautiful daughter of Pastor Taiwo Odukoya of The Fountain of Life Church Ilupeju and Olumide Ijogun held today. The bride who is a spitting image of her late mum, Pastor Bims, looked beautiful in coral and gold attire. The church blessing will hold on Saturday, 3rd November, 2012 at the Fountain of life Church Ilupeju. See the photos


And the award for the Superblogger goes to....


Lol, okay it's not really an award but I made the list of the prestigious YNaija Superblogger series. YNaija is the online platform for Y! Magazine and are the organizers of The Future Awards. So you see how much of a big deal this is, yeah!

Just wanna use this opportunity to say thank you to all my fans and critics alike. Thanks for supporting this blog. I also wish to congratulate the 22 other bloggers that made the list.. You know writing is really a lonely path but we gotta keep staying focused on our focus and encouraging each other.

See the full list and read about the Superblogger series at

It's such a beautiful way to start the month. Happy new month to y'all out there.

Plenty love..