Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Tosyn went to the awards!

SO i told you about the winners, but there was so much more i could have told you about! Let's make it a Random THoughts, HHWA edition shall we? And a nod to Banky W inspired this style!

* Hip Hop World took us to a village for the Nominees Party, and while i still think they could have created the village experience in Lagos, i loved the adventure! We had to dress accordingly, and i wore a red dress (woodin thank you), but i got to the place and my hand started itching! It occured to me i should have just channeled my skitsona SIKIRAT, and come there with a wrapper and broom jo!

* I think Naija Blonde is a zombie who cannot get dressed without a dress code. When we realised we could make the awards afterall, she made me scan the invite for a dress code. When we did not find one, she huffed and puffed and panicked and sulked. So we left her at home with her drama, and Tosyn went for the awards instead, in a black top, and a pair of jeans, with some bangles i loaned her. She looked simple but good, and Naija Blonde is coming to a red carpet near you soon!

* I stayed at a hotel, and realised that i love hotels, but they are no fun when you get in at night, dress up, go for an awards show, then come back, only to pack up again cos you're on the first flight out! I took all the shampoo there sha, so when next you see my hair has been washed, say, "Thank You Transcorp!"

* I would have brought this info to you earlier, but Gbemi fell asleep and i couldn't use her laptop at the hotel. So blame her okay?

* People really dressed up for the Awards and it was so good seeing them! I really loved Dayo of Hip TV who has 'dapper' down like mad! And Nikky Laoye was a true rock chick in her performance outfit. The Trybesmen looked good in their white suits, no be lie, and the whole White Suit trend continued with M.I. I liked Julius Agwu's yellow jacket, and DJ Zeez wasn't bad at all oh! Not my wardrobe style, but Terry G definitely has his down to a T, and Lord of Ajasa wasn't bad at all!

WHatever look they went for- simple or glam, hiphop or rock; everyone put thought into it, and the Awards looked colourful!

* It is just that it should have been in Lagos.


Love you abuja, but if the Trybesmen perform and you can't stand up and clap, that's an F9 in my books! Omawumi, Kel (with a cameo by Ice Prince), Lord of Ajasa and 9ice, 2shotz and Timaya, M.I and the Loopy Crew, Nikki Laoye...

See artistes giving it their all, and see the crowd sitting. And it wasn't the Abuja crowd o that was even ticking me off. It was the people that left their homes in Lagos, got on a plane to Abuja, then started forming too posh to push!

Sue me, but i was hurt, and i wasn't the only one.

* My favourite act on the night, the best dressed and the funniest and cutest was...


* Backstage did not have the usual craziness expected from backstage at an awards show... and there was alcohol oh! LOL. And i saw a lot happen backstage oh, but i can't talk. Chei! Well, text me sha, maybe i will gbebo for you! And if you were backstage and you need me to keep quiet about you-know-what, then you berrer get my account details from me oh!

* Basketmouth had a good set, and Banky did a good job! Proud of you! And the skit at the beginning? With other artistes songs? That was superb!

* Loved Darey's performance, when it was quiet and with the piano, when it became vibier with the salsa dancers, and when it ended quiet again! A round of applause!

*The best Award Acceptance Speech was from OMAWUMI...TWICE!

She was funny and honest, and almost stole the show.
Thankfully, there was no 'worst' acceptance speech!

* You may not have seen them, but well done to LILY ANYEI, MARY EKPO, and other people who worked hard backstage. Ill be slotting your names in here as i remember them, but well done, well done, well done!

* MTN brought half of their staff to Abuja for the show.

That's all i'm saying.

* Congratulations to KEL, to LORD OF AJASA, to BLACK SOLO, to JESSE JAGS, to NIKKI LAOYE... You are winners in my heart, that's for sure, and KEL, you don't know what i would have done if you had won! Anyway sha, the grind continues!

There is so much more that i could tell you. How i missed T.B every second i was there for example. How i almost cried when Trybesmen performed cos that was more than history for me, that was just pure magic. How i worried i would have a wardrobe malfunction so much that i skipped the object that could have malfunctioned. How i...


  1. lol....really random

  2. It is nice discovering this

  3. Yep ! MTN brought all their staff to Abuja. And there was this annoying dude that was name dropping: 'Let me through, let me through...I'm an MTN staff, what? how can you say you don't know me !'

    You forgot to mention Timaya's crotch related victory ode: AND TO EMPRESS NJAMA ! ! ! !

    Nice one this. LOLzzz

  4. babes do the amebo jooooo...

  5. aaaaaaaaaaagh!!!! trybesmen performed awwwwww
    thats a huge one not to be missed
    big up Kelly Kel!!! and other winners
    sorry about peeps pushin u, u kno naijas sha
    how's TB? u still havn't spilled
    update more jo!!!
    hav a lovely one

  6. bn a while i came here.

    i'm sure d awards wldn't ve bn fun if u were nt there.

    great reporting skills at work here!

  7. This is cool. Thanks for the update...

  8. i wish i had gone.
    happy MI did us proud. that guy is goooood!
    he is the ish.
    i want his autograph.
    Kel is fab.

    can't wait to catch all on TV when they decide to show it.
    Banky W is it for me anytime.

    Dare is talented. his style so unique. big ups to Unilag pple jo.