Thursday, December 24, 2009

How the Grinch still couldnt steal christmas

Merry Blessed Christmas

Ill be honest, i woke up today, and as Tosyn drove to work, and i saw no lights, heard no bangers, and thought about the no plans for the day, i wondered what changed in twelve months!!!
Last year was different, it was fun, it sparkled, it rocked, we were happy!

There might be no fuel, possibly no light, and maybe no money, but guys, there is still family, and there are still friends
So please, have a merry and blessed christmas
They cant keep us down

Friday, December 18, 2009

The Nominees Ball!

You never know how a Nominees Ball is going to go!

But as Nominees Balls go, well, this one went well!

But wait! WHAT is a Nominees BALL????
Moving on...

Got there at 6pm, thanks to the queue i had to join to be able to get there. Chei! Fuel Scarcity at christmas? We reject it!!!

The Red Carpet was red, and the cameras were flashing! Some people juts popped on that carpet! Loved Ify Otuya, Denrele, Dipo Okuribido, Yvonne Vixen, and of course, those models with the impossibly long legs!

There were cocktails, and of course i made a beeline for that table! But also had time to air kiss, hug, peck, get one or two autographs (yes o!), and took pictures! The ushers looked simple but nice (white and green can pop you know) and there was just a general good vibe around!

The venue was Terra Kulture, and my friend made me go eat Ofada Rice at the restuarant before things kicked off. So blame her for my missing the first set of nominee categories that were called.

Thankfully, i did not miss Fela Durotoye's interesting speech, nor the next set, nor the fashion show (House of Nwocha had some clothes o! Chei!). Problem was, for some reason, the audience was just sitting and being a tad stiff! Made noisemakers like myself go quiet and stand for most of the event.

I mean, from Lami, to Segun Obe, to the M.C's (Gbemileke and Seun), the content was fab! And not to mention Whiz Kid...

You first heard him on 'Fast Money Fast Cars' where he did the hook, but get ready to HOLLER AT YOUR BOY soon!

Everyone looked good by the way.... but... with no dress code, we were all free to decide! I opted for a black and white dress (and so did most of the other ladies). Spotted some really interesting outfits. And this for the Nominees Ball? So what will happen at the Awards proper?

Okay na!

Congratulations to all the nominees, especially those who showed up! Ha! Ha! Ha!

The Future Awards 2010 holds in February, and below is a list of all nominees.

No, i will not be making predictions


Full Nominees List for The Future Awards 2010

Actor of the Year

Omoni Oboli

Gideon Okeke

Mercy Johnson

Kemi Lala Akindoju

Tonto Dikeh

Ali Nuhu

Mercy Aigbe

Nonso Diobi

Best Use of Advocacy

Tunde David (YGC Africa)

Stephen Oguntoyinbo (Talk Village International)

Onodi Daniel Chinedu (Nigerian Youth Association, Benin Republic)

Ndubude Matthew Ekene (Nigeria Youth Fight Against Malaria)

Emmanuel Odiase (Smokefree Foundation)

Chuks Etuka (Will to Survive)

Isoke Aikpitanyi (Casa de Isoke)

Light Up Nigeria

Best Use of Science

Oteri Ogoghorie (0.1 Seconds Automatic Changeover)

Akintunde Babatunde (Novel tidal-flow constructed wetland system for wastewater treatment)

Ify Aniebo (Research in malaria)

Bade Adesemowo (Power Back Alarm)

Tosin Ogunrinde (Invention in robotics)

Okelola Mayokun (Research in climate change)

Godspower Oboide (Magnetic safety bumpers)

Kamal Olaleye (Power inverter innovation)

Best Use of Technology

Bode Pedro (Veda Technologies)

Ike Orizu (

Olufemi Akande (iWorks)

Temi Kolawole (Antigravity)

Uche Eze (

Saheed Adejuwon (DigiWorks)

GobbleAbba Studios

Jay Aloysius-Chukwuemeka (Bluelabs LLC)

Businesss Owner of the Year

Oghenekaro Agono (Tremor Perfect)

Erefe Fynecountry (Deheney Services)

Debola Lewis (Yvent Couture)

Ayo Arigbagbu (Dada Books)

Hassan Rilwan (Focal Point Publishing)

Henry Oraika (Motomedia)

Uyi Omokaro (DM2)

Sylvester Olusola Adade (Pearl Creations)

Creative Artist of the Year

Olanrewaju Oluwafemi

Onyeka Nwelue

Andrew Esiebo

Jumoke Verissimo

Babadeji Ogunnubi

Adekunle Samuel Owolabi

Yakaa Celestine

Richardson Oviebo

Excellence in Public Service

Dr. Iofarfa Tor-ayin (Federal Medical Centre, Makurdi)
Emmanuel Etim (UNFPA)

Jerry Uchechukwu Eze (UNFPA)

Dr. Idoko Abraham Braimah (General Hospital, Lagos)

Fatima Zara Modibbo (Institute of Human Virology, Nigeria)

Dr. Adedayo Osholowu (Lagos University Teaching University)

Ngozi Iheukwumere (University Teaching Hospital, Ilorin)

Oluwatoyin Jegede (Engineering Department, University of Lagos)

Journalist of the Year

Toyosi Ogunseye (The Punch)

Ruona Agbroko (NEXT)

Rachel Ogbu (Newswatch)

Chinedu Iroche (NEXT)

Segun Adeoye (TELL)

Amina Alhassan (Daily Trust)

Afolabi Oyekoya (Citypeople)

Funke Adetutu (BusinessDay)

Magazine of the Year


Soundcity Blast

The Applause






Model of the Year

Aminat Ayinde

Ibukun Jegede

Olubunmi Ademokoya

Tayo Ishola

Warebi Martha

Isi Atagamen

Bisi Sowemimo

Owobowale Ogunlaja

Musician of the Year

Darey Art-Alade

Wande Coal

Banky W



Rooftop MCs



Music Producer of the Year

Jesse Jagz

DJ Clem


K Solo

Tee Y Mix

Dokta Frabz

Terry G


On-Air Personality of the Year (Radio)

Tosyn Bucknor (Top Radio)

Matse Uwatse (Wazobia FM)

Toolz (Beat FM)

Amake and Charles (Hot FM)

Gbemi Olateru-Olagbegi (Beat FM)

Gbemileke Oyinsan (Inspiration FM)

Bernie Ark (Cool FM Abuja)

Chuks Roberts (Cosmo FM Enugu)

On-Air Personality of the Year (TV)

Yvonne Ekwere (Silverbird TV)

Cynthia Okpala (MTV Base)

Adaure Achumba (Silverbird TV)

Denrele Edun (Soundcity)

Gloria Ebong (Channels TV)

Veronica Onuchi (HiSoccer)

Deji Falope (Street Dance)

Andre Blaze (Nigezie)

Professional of the Year

Franklin Ozekhome (Insight Communications)

Abdularahman Aliyu (Abuja Investments Company Limited)

Simi Dosekun (Kachifo Limited)

Ifeanyi Ajuluchukwu (Access Bank)

Dipo Okuribido (Banwo & Ighodalo)

Fopefoluwa Adebayo (Goldman Sachs)

Aneto Okonkwo (Management Consultant)

Ifunnaya Maduka (Dean of Students, Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls)

Screen Producer of the Year

Kemi Adetiba (Dragon Fly Productions)

Clarence Peters (Capital Productions)

Tola Odunsi (Storm Productions)

Imoh Umoren (Ultima Studios)

Chuka Ejorh (NeverMachine South Africa)

Yinka Obebe (Nigezie)

Gbenga Salu (Renders & Illusion)

Kenneth Gyang (“Finding Aisha”)

Sportsperson of the Year

Osaze Odemwingie (Football)

Vivian Chukwuemeka (Shotput)

Mikel Obi (Football)

Ikechukwu Uche (Football)

Fatima Abinu (Lawn Tennis)

Obafemi Martins (Football)

Janet Dung (Athletics)

Aruna Quadri (Table Tennis)

Style Entrepreneur of the Year

Muyiwa Osindero (Clothesense)

Uche Nnaji (Ouch!)

Tobi Vincent (Alvince)

Linda Ikeji (Blackdove Communications)

Ugonna Umeruo (House of Nwaocha)

Adetola Olateju (Xquizit)

Biobelemoye Omoniyegha (Labelle’s Touch)

Funke Ogunde (Phunk Afrique)

Team of the Year

Africa Youth for Change

Knighthouse Productions

Light Up Nigeria

Yellow Dog Productions

Salsa Federation in Nigeria

The Umusu Wives

Gbagyichild Entertainment

Glitz Youths

Young Person of the Year

Ik Osakioduwa (On Air Personality)

Toyosi Akerele (Youth Advocate)

Tolu Ogunlesi (Journalist)

Asa (Bukola Elemide) (Singer/Performer)

Ify Aniebo (Scientist)

Qudus Onikeku (Dance professional)

Stephanie Okereke (Actor/Movie Producer)

Cobhams Asuquo (Music Producer)

Tuesday, December 15, 2009


I typed a long mail meant for you
Then i published and realised i had typed it at the wrong blog!
E ma binu


U ehn!

I want to be with you...
Not some of the time...
All of the time

I want to hold your hands...
Not some of the time...
All of the time

We can fuss and fight
As long as we make it right
Not some of the time...
ALL of the time


Friday, December 11, 2009

MORE on AREA Mushin Makeover!

Morning all!
Thank you so much for staying tuned and wanting to know more and all about Mushin Makeover!

It is tomorrow, Saturday 12th, from 8am, for 8 hours straight!!!

The professional painters will be on hand to do the frame work, but we need to be there to help out with finishing touches!
Some people have also indicated interest in making contributions, and an account has duly been opened for this purpose!

ACCOUNT NO: 6014303053

We still need paint, and ladders, and other work tools, and of course, YOU!!!

Monday, December 7, 2009

More on Mushin Makeover!

Hi folks!
As you know, the make over Mushin project is on sat the 12th of December, and its gathering momentum with more sign ups, donations and support pouring in!
Here is the latest we have heard!

A paint company in Port Harcourt has donated a thousand buckets of paint! And one or two more are to get on board! Speaking of paint though, we actually still need buckets loads! So could you buy a bucket for us today?
You can drop your bucket of paint off at House of Tara in V.I and Ikeja, TREM, or Guardian at Oshodi-Apapa expressway!

We hope you plan to be there? I recommend a pair of jeans (not your favourite), a teeshirt (a s.h.a.r.e or These Genes tee if you have one), comfy shoes (trainers, no heels abeg), and minimal make-up!
Security is guaranteed (we thaank tha LORD!)

Please register as a volunteer to get more updates and so they have an idea how many people are coming!

Why Mushin?
Why not?
Why painting?
Show up, paint a fence and you will answer the question yaself!

Sunday, November 29, 2009


Sometimes you hear about a project, and you are so excited that you sign up for it, and resolve to sign a million people up for it as well!
Or at least, the people that read your blog!!!

What better way to spend a saturday morning than to hang out in MUSHIN, painting and cleaning? Doesn't sound exciting yet? Well, check it! Banky W will be there! Wande Coal will be there! Ali Baba will be there! Fela Durotoye will of course be there!!! Err... I'll be there?
We will be painting, cleaning and chilling out!
I think it will be fun!

But don't come there just for the fun! Come there because you want to make a difference! Come to Mushin and paint or clean something! Do it because it is all well and good for us to keep wanting Nigeria to become bigger, better, safer, cleaner, and so on, but its better for us to start doing something about it, ourselves!

I will be giving you more information as things and events unfold, but you can check the official site

lets really go there!

And another weekend...

Hello everyone!
Some people are too groggy to reply at the moment
What is it about long weekends that turns us to Oliver and Olivia Twists? We just want more!
So it isnt enough that we had Thursday and Friday to play with, we had to add Saturday and Sunday to it!

Well, i gave Thursday a miss, but Friday simply rocked
After work, i headed for JEDI IN D' BUILDING...
(okay fine! i first hung out with KRAFT and collected CON.diction's second second single)

Music (Jaywon, Jafextra, Rooftop MCs and JEDI himself), Comedy (Jedi, MC Abbey, Omobaba, Koffi and Owen Gee, Ali Baba, Gbenga Adeyinka the 1st, and more!!!)
Shout out to Oscar and Titi by the way!
And special shout out to FEMI ADEYINKA who performed his hit single, NEVER FELT A LOVE...

Apart from music and comedy, we also had the MUSHIN MAKEOVER endorsement!
Fela Durotoye explained that on Dec 12th, some streets in Mushin will be getting a new coat of paint, and drainages will be cleaned! There are professional painters lined up, but 5000 volunteer painters are needed!
I have signed up
Yes o! Mushin is getting a makeover in December, and we would love for you to be a part of it!

The comedians at JEDI's show endorsed the project, and it was the turn of the artistes at LAMI's album listening party!

After a brief stop at SWE Bar for dinner (fries and asun never tasted so good! Washed down with a Tosyns Tipple!), i changed (in the car again o! may GOD deliver me!), and headed for Lami's Album Listening Party at the Oriental Hotel!

Lets just say, Lami Phillips radiates a lot of love, and it was evidenced by the warmth and turn out on the night!
Apart from being treated to songs of the album, we also had impromptu performances by Ice Prince, Whiz Kid (swag personified), Timi Dakolo (who made me cry with his rendition of his song, 'CRY'), and more!
It was great seeing FEMI ADEYINKA perform again (2wice in one night? what a treat!), and S.K.A.L.E.S was... was... was...
yeah! that powerful!
Im glad i said look out for this kid! And im glad E.M.E snapped him up cos he gets my vote, ears, and support anytime!
And it was cool to see the big names, M.I, Wande Coal, Kel, and Da Grin, performing as well!
And it would be impossible not to admit, that Don Jazzy in a corner with D Prince was like seeing the godfather coming to support a project!

Much love to Lami, and get the album, INTUITION when it is released nationwide!

Thats what i needed when i got home that saturday morning!
And sleep i did!
But really, how much sleep can you get when there is WordSLam at the Goethe Institute with Bantu performing, at the presentation of Ayodele Arigbabu's book, A FISTFUL OF TALES, at the British COuncil on that same day?

And how much sleep do you get on a Sunday when there's SUNDAYS AT THE BAY (end of the year edition) at Takwa Bay, Djinee's video shoot (its not me in advance), and live performance by Kunle Ayo and friends at the Oriental?!

I mean, why isnt Monday just declared REST DAY???????

im so sorry... and ashamed!

I cant believe i have been neglecting this blog
it mostly stems from having so much to say that u never say it

im sorry, and will try to do better!

im back!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

MUSON JAZZ FESTIVAL!!!! We have tickets!

Okay folks!
Its here!
This year's edition of the Muson Jazz Festival, featuring the very gifted JIMMY DLUDLU, with supporting acts, Biodun Batik, Beautiful Nubia, Pure and Simple and more!
It holds at the MUSON CENTRE this Friday at 7pm, and also, Saturday, same time! There will be light refreshment and a paying bar, but the emphasis is all on the fabulous music that will be on that night!
Hosting is DAN FOSTER, ably supported by Tosyn Bucknor! And tickets for the show are available at Muson Centre and the Soul Lounge. Tickets cost N7500.
As always, SPEECHGIRLBUCKNOR blog has got some free tickets to give away for this amazing show, and will be giving them out in conjunction with s.h.a.r.e!
To win yourself a ticket, please send a text message to 08023066252 with your NAME, and the NAME OF A s.h.a.r.e EVENT that you have attended!
Tickets go out, first come, first served!
E se o!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Have i Got some Entertainment Gist for YOU!!!

Let me start with some sad news first!
We have lost two greats in Nigeria in general, and the Entertainment world in particular!
Nicholas Anukanti, the television presenter, and Momoh Kubanji, the head of news at Radio Continental, and veteran broadcaster. They both sadly before celebrating a 50th birthday!
Tres sad, and we will miss them dearly!

Speaking of death, but more about life after death...
Fela would have celebrated a birthday this Thursday, but, even though he is now dead, his memory, and indeed his art, and influence lives on!
More so this week, Felabration week! With various performances holding at the shrine from Monday till today, Fela continued to live on, though it is doubtful that he would ever be forgotten!

If you like plays, and you like music, then how about a play that puts some of your favourite artistes on a stage... acting?
We spotted Snatcha of the Rooftop MC's on stage at Terra Kulture, in Tarzan Monologues, a play written by Wole Oguntokun!
Tarzan Monologues will hold every Sunday this month so it is not too late to catch it...him!

But if the only acting you want to see your artistes do is in their videos... here is some video news!
Lami has leaked a sneak peek of her video for her single, 'Nothing', online! We hear the full lenghth video is scheduled to hit television stations today!
Omawunmi's video for 'Today na Today' is also out! Girl looks toh bad!

From certain news to not so certain!
We have gist of two important meetings that held recently, but we can only guess that we will not know the outcomes for a few days or weeks!
The first meeting was 'drinks' at Red! But when drinks has entertainment heavyweights like Bobby Taylor, M.I, Banky W, Olamide Adedeji and more in attendance, then as our people say, the handshake has reached the elbow!

The other meeting had ladies such as Sasha, Joke Jaiyesinmi, Baby and Joice Ize-Iyamu, in attendance! It was a closed door meeting, and while they have refused to release an official statement, our spy got a code word out of them- GNO!

Guess what, there is no way we will rest till we get the full gist!

WE do have full gist about some international artistes! Like keri Hilson who is scheduled to appear in the Big Brother House today! Lucky housemates!
Not so lucky is Leona Lewis who was reportedly hit in the face by a fan at the signing for her book, 'DREAMS'.
pele oh!

And you must have all heard about the MAMAs!
Congratulations to our naija artistes!
M.I, PSquare, DBanj...
And of course, to Nameless, Samini and HHP!

So, that's all folks!
For today at least!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Style Night 5

The annual fashion show 'Style Night' is here again.

It's a night of fashion, modeling, music, comedy and dance.
Style Night 5 fFeatures - Top designers, models, music, dance and comedy stars.
Date - Saturday October 24th 2009
Venue - Jade Palace, Adeola Odeku Str., Victoria Island, Lagos
Time - 5pm (Red Carpet by Spice TV and Soundcity)
After Party - Volar Bar - Adeola Odeku Str., VI (Sponsored by Hennessy)
Gate Fee - N3, 000 only.Lots of gift items to take away
(All sponsors are bringing goodie bags) + cocktail and drinks.

Style Night 5 is sponsored by *Prestige Cosmetics (Makers of Active Man and Woman moisturizing cream)*Multisheen Cosmetics*Cybele Cosmetics* Lacasera DrinksAnd a few others yet to confirm...

Style Night 5 is definitely the place to be.

If you are a reader of either of these blogs ( OR and you want to come for this event...send an email( they'll send you an invite. (Only the first 20 hurry!

Any print, electronic or online media that wants to come cover this event should please contact the media officer, Santiago - 07032327450.
If you want to be one of our sponsors or participate in any capacity, call- 016635848.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

A Day at the Stylists

If there is one thing i took away from my consultation with a (my) stylist today, it is that i am a ‘vase’. And no, that does not refer to something you put flowers in! Since there is no way you could put flowers in me. Water maybe, but not flowers.
But then i digress.

So, apparently, the ‘Vase’ body type is the body type that... You know what? I. Do. Not. Remember.
Cos i blanked out after she told me that contrary to what i had always believed (imagined, deluded myself into thinking), i. Did. Not. Have. Long. Legs.

Beauty is a funny thing. Your whole life can change at one seating, and your whole world can be rocked with three words or less. Or more. But more less than more.
I mean, how many girls have had one of those days when they have dressed the best. In their own eyes. And then they spend the day and night searching for compliments, but none come. And just when they cannot take it any longer, they ask someone how they look. And the person says, “Fine”.
Stab me while you are at it, you unable-to-string-more-than-one-word-together-friend/p.a/enemy!

But back to my consultation.

There i was at work when they came in, asking if i had more blue tones or yellow tones in my wardrobe. Look, i didn’t even know my wardrobe had tones okay!
And apparently, human beings are Autumn, Winter, and something else.
But i am Nigerian!
What happened to harmattan and rainy season and August break?

Orange or Fushia Pink>
Err... whichever one i take out of Funke’s wardrobe first?

And on and on it went.
By the time they sat me down, put some shades of colour on me and took my picture though, i could see what they meant! While orange made me come alive, fuschia pink made me look dead.
But you know i exaggerate right?

What else?
Make up.
These are some of the colours that will suit you.
We will have a full profile typed and delivered to you by the end of the week.
Now let us measure you.

Which is when i realised i do not have long legs.
But the good news apparently is that i have good ..., a nice waist, and something else i missed, while smiling at the fact that my C’s where back!

It was fun though. Inspite of my moaning and resisting.
But i still truly want to know...
What colours are harmattan?

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

What I Am Loving at the Moment (September 2009)

So i love talking about what i am up to at any given moment.
Forgive me, it is just that i was born with a diva attitude. I therefore assume everyone wants to know what i care about.
Ah well!

Right now, i am loving...


Music! Music! Music!
Well, tis the season for more awards and all, and we wish every Nigerian artiste that has been nominated in one category or the other at various award ceremonies all the best!
Would love to shout out to THE nigerian DREAM in particular!
This guy is not only a good singer, but he is also very good at production. And you can always see what being good producers does for certain artistes; like M.I, eL Dee and co. So i have high hopes for him, and wish him all the best as he competes for BEST NEW ACT at the Channel O awards.

Another set of artistes who have recently done not just music in general, but girl power in particular, proud, are the ladies of the GIRL POWER TOUR!
Yes oh! Ashionye! Nyore! Mo Cheddah! Bb! Nikki Laoye! All five of them recently rocked Lagos, Ibadan and Benin! Sources tell us Benin had the best and liveliest crowd, but wherever they went, the girls brought a crowd, and then won the crowd!
Great job girls!

Mo Cheddah has been a pretty busy hiphop princess, hasn't she? Not only did she tour with the other ladies of the Girl Power tour, but she also made it to the last three standing of Artistry competition, coming second!
Congratulations and well done!
And congrats to Bez, and of course, the eventual winner, ICE PRINCE (Zamani)

Sasha is back!
Maybe all it took was more ladies in the mix?
Anyways, while we were still trying to decide if we liked 'GIDI BABE', she hit us with the absolute head-nodding, club banger, 'PUT IT DOWN' with Dama Do Bling!
We dare you to listen to that song and not nod your head or tap your feet.

Another lady who is up for an MTV MAMA award is KEL!
Yes Boss lady!
That girl makes tomboy cool look sexy!

Anyways, Kel had been keeping us alright for a bit, but the question was, would she drop an album... and a nice one?
If sales and reviews are anything to go by...
THE INVESTMENT dropped to a lot of apprehension and anticipation and it was quite well worth the wait.
My favourite song from the album changes from time to time; from the classic MOVE, to SITTING ON TOP ( come on guys, you loved autotune before Jay Z told you NOT to!), and now, TURN BY TURN.
But that is not even the half of it!

You should get the album if you have not already!

The guys too are singing and rapping and dropping and...
Did you get the Jah Bless album yet?
Not a bad album to have in your collection, and 'Jooooo' just has me cracking up all the time!


I have not been watching movies lately, so the last movie i saw is still the last movie i loved!
Forget the nay sayers... its an action movie
If you want intellectual, go buy a book!


I work with pretty amazing people to be honest. It is a family and i am grateful to GOD for this!
And every girl needs another girl to have intellectually stimulating conversations (read as 'gossip') with!
And thats Uche!
You guys should listen to Uche on Top Radio at the following times!
MONS- FRIDAYs with WYSE from 1 - 4pm
SATS 7 - 11am
SAT ( on Shindig with Damirez and Wyse in the afternoon, and Saturday Night Fever)

Lamide has decided to further her education o o o
The UnRulies miss her die!
We remain a naughty nutty family though. Much love!

It was my birthday a little over a month ago and it was a quiet one by my own standards! Anyways!
My favourite people are a lot of LEOS that i know!
We rock
Because we are proud

SOmetimes it grates on nerves, and other times we crave attention and validation, but if you have a leo on your team, then you know two things for sure
- we will have your back
- we will get things done

Leos! Love u muchos!


I stopped going out for a bit and even my clothes noticed!
But there have been so many interesting events lately!
Like Artistry and Road to MAMA's
Which had me, as i blogged about earlier, reliving the reasons i stopped going out

Then there was the Arthur Guiness 250 concert which was a well put together event, and some of us (read as 'me myself and i') are very proud of a certain Mai Atafo...
Thats all im saying!

Boyfriend Jeans truly rock!
I don't mean literally wearing your boyfriend's jeans!
I mean when you wear those jeans that are not particularly cut for ladies but purposely so!
I like to wear mine turned up and bit on the scruffy side! I don't know oh, pray for me, i was the one cutting her jeans up in secondary school with blades, and now, scruffy boyfriend jeans!
Where is Naija Blonde when you need her?

By the way, i had an 'I am aware' moment on television lately!
Thats all im sayinG!

BUCKSTONE FLIPFLOPS turn your everyday slippers into glamorous slippers that can be worn to the beach, down the street or to the supermarket!
Get you some?Call 08023130566!

It is a laptop, but mehn! It is a cute laptop!
The pink VEDA laptop is a fashion must-have!

Kanye pulling a Kanye at the V.M.As was a laugh out loud moment!
Then there was Serena cursing!
Look, i hate the fact that sports is being streamlined so much!
It is sports!
Right now, you cannot curse, retaliate nor over celebrate!
What will we have next?
Not speaking or celebrating at all?

I love twitter!

So i'm done for now...
It's YOUR turn!
What are YOU loving at the moment?!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

I love my music

I have not been going for concerts and showbiz parties in a while, as evidenced by the fact that my party shoes have gathered dust, and by the fact that when i did step out, everyone from the bouncers to DJizzy again, asked where i had been! Being at the Road to MAMA's concert reminded me why i had stopped going out though!

No, not because the show sucked...
How could it suck when Cynthia had on that blinging black jacket and those shoes? When Kel wore those boots? When Wande Coal performed those songs? When HHP had that much energy and rocked a crowd that knew not him but became fans? When Ice Prince had that flow, Jesse Jags those rhymes and M.I that swag?
Abegy! The show worked!

But there i was in my rock chic mode with black eyeliner and black shoes, promising to behave myself and nod in a dignified way as people performed. Till they announced Kel and i moved a bit closer to the stage. Then Wande and i took a step further. With HHP, another step, and a quick conversation with the bouncer and a pesky photographer (don't stand in front of short people cos you are doing your job...).
By M.I, i was at the railing....

You see, i find it hard not to be a fan first and a friend, critic or writer second.
I love music, it moves you from the inside and outside.
It doesn't matter who is on stage; friend, foe, stranger.
Once they pick that mic and deliver music... I'm gone! I'm lost!

From Lyndon David Hall, to Usher, to Boys 11 Men... Im there!
And even though some people pay money to form cool at events in Nigeria... from P Square to 9ice to D Banj to Banky W, to Kel to M.I, to Jesse Jags to Dipp, to DJ Neptune to Naeto C, to Provabs to S.K.A.L.E.S, to...
I'M There!

I love my music, and i apologise in advance if i ever step on your toes or push you in my bid to get to the front and scream for my favourite artistes.
Just remember...

Friday, September 25, 2009

Did PSquare pull a Kanye?

I would like to start this article by blaming all those who had a problem with my car being full. It was because of them i emptied and cleaned it out. It was because of them i had nothing to wear as a i left Ikeja on Thursday the 24th. And it was therefore because of them that i missed the Arthur Guiness show!

Of course, funny news spreads faster than good news, and it also grabs the headlines. This article is therefore not about how fantastic M.I’s performance was, nor is it about Wande Coal putting on a good show. It is not even about the excellent work done with the stage and lighting. This article is more about the he said they said aftermath!

The gist we gathered is that...
The show did not start as scheduled as so, things got backed up. But some things had to go on as scheduled because the show was major and was being beamed live. It was determined at some point that Sean Paul’s performance had to come up at a specific time since it was meant to be shown in other countries like Malaysia at that time. Some things then had to be axed, and unfortunately, the axe fell on Tu Face’s set!
P Square did not appreciate this, and while they were performing one of the twins stopped the music and called the show, “...f**k*d” because they did not want Tu Face to perform. Then they threw their mics down (or into the crowd) and walked off.
The host tried to introduce Sean Paul, but the crowd began throwing things on the stage demanding for Tu Face who had, together with the Okoye twins, left the building... literally! A few calls and conversations later, he came back, performed to wild applause, and the show went on.. sort of!
The aftermath however is that facebook, twitter, and Nigeria began buzzing about this, and the buzz was about the twins! Apart from wondering why they were taking paracetamol for another man’s headache, a la Kanye West, people have pointed out that once again, P Square has shown why artistes need a PR team. Others have defended them and said they did the right thing, saying it is time for home based artistes to be treated with the same level of respect international artistes are treated. And then there are those who maybe see both sides, but feel PSquare should not have disrespected their fans.

For me, this is one of those situations where you have so much to say but you wonder if you should. I would say though that things are not always black and white, and rescheduling does not always mean disrespect! In any case, i would rather not let funny news win TOO MUCh! Reports say it was a well attended show, with a beautiful stage, and that the performances were top notch!
But what do you guys think?!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Tosyns Top Phive Songs!

Okay people!
Once again, these songs have been on my playlist and heavy rotation in the car!
Some of them just have catchy choruses, others have a nice theme, and then there are those that combine it all to make it a really really good song!

For this week, here are my Top Phive Songs!

OSAGS You Say!

BEANPOLE Sope Tie jo! (the remix)

T.W.O Zombie

BOUQUI Take You Away

KEL Sitting on Top

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

MTV Road to MAMAS Giveaway!

Hi guys!So teasers like we are, we told you that we had some tickets up for grabs for the MTV ZAIN Road to MAma's concert!Here is some information about that!
For the second time, MTV comes to Nigeria big for an event foreseen to be the HOTTEST party of 2009 holding at Jade's Palace, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria on Saturday 26th of September 2009...Come and make history with ZAIN and MTV.. The Hot Club Night will be shown on MTV networks and viewed by 80 million Africans and 1.2 billion people wolrdwide
Come through and meet the Nigerian nominees for this year's awards namely M.I, Kel, D'Banj, and the likes, these nominees will be at the MAMAs later this year but it is up to you to decide who would win.Performing at the event on Saturday areEl DeeWande Coaland M.I!
For Enquiries, call Jimi on +234 (0) 8038527958 or Kunle on +234 (0) 8023308224
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Saturday, September 19, 2009

VEDA rocks!

I saw this new range of laptops which is actually a proudly Nigerian product, and had to talk about it! It sure will be on the list of what i am loving at the moment.

Especially the pink one!


Monday, September 14, 2009

Taylor Kanye Beyonce

Had to!

Dont usually... But this one was just a cross between funny, sad and stupid!
So had to!

How can you wake up Monday morning and not be buzzing about the dude that just won ten million on Who Wants To Be a Millionaire?
How can we instead, have to talk about oluKANYE WESTie!!!!

V.M.A's always have some news item that is the buzz the next day, days or even weeks!
This time around, its all about Kanye and Taylor Swift

So Taylor Swift won BEST FEMALE VIDEO, beating Pink and Beyonce to it!
SHe was surprised, pleasantly so, and she was on stage, giving a cute acceptance speech, when Kanye West came on stage, took the mic from her, said he would let her finish, then proceeded to say Beyonce has the best video in a long while!
Cue shocked embarassed look from Beyonce, and silence from Taylor and boos from the crowd.
What was truly funny?
Kanye then gave the mic back to Taylor.
Who stood rooted to the spot in shock.

- Taylor is a whole lot younger than Kanye; felt like bullying!
- To those supporting Kanye in anyway... You know, its cool that we have different opinions as regards who should have won what, where... But if we all decided to show said difference in opinion by getting on stages during acceptance speeches, we might as well just stop holding ceremonies and start texting awardees instead!
- I love that chick Taylor. LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE taylor!
- Does anyone smell a rat or something fishy? Cos here's what i don't get... HOW did Kanye get on that stage? Who let him through?
- To those who think Jay Z and Beyonce engineered it.. Cruel.. but mahd funny!
- Beyonce let Taylor give her speech again. She managed to mention how she felt when she won for the first time
- Want to see how many more fans and record sales Kanye and Taylor notch up?
- Wonder why Kanye was taking paracetamol for another man's woman's headache?!
- Wanna bet that we will forgive or have already forgiven Kanye?

Saturday, September 12, 2009


As always, it is difficult choosing my top phive songs because the competition is so stiff! I mean, there are mad singles being dropped every day!
Here are the ones we could not help dancing to this week!

Strong Thing (BANKY W)
Banky kills this song, revives it, then kills it again

Sun (JEDI feat. PROVABS)
Provabs is in my top three of favourite mc's! He has energy and delivery and this song is funny, and will definitely get you dancing!

Mafi sue (LAWALE)
Not in the clique that there seems to be in music now, but Lawale has a vibey tune, which makes me think of Naija gone Motown!

Sitting on top (KEL feat. JESSE JAGS and WAJE)
Kel delivered an album worth the wait, and this song is one of those where you feel the artiste is taking no prisoners! I would have preferred a different melody for the chorus, but you will definitely find yourself singing along (sitting on top on top sitting on top on top)

Put it down (SASHA feat. DAMA DO BLING)
You may never hear what they say, but you wouldn't even care cos you would be too busy dancing along! Sasha and Dama put it down like WHAT!!!

And we have a new list coming up next week!

Sunday, August 30, 2009


There is so much great music coming out these days, that not only will i be hyping songs, i need to also hype artistes in general!
THis week though, we are staying true to form.
It is the Top Phive Songs which represent the millions of songs i am currently loving now!

HOW FAR- Terry tha Rapman featuring Sound Sultan
MA FI SUE- Lawale

Listen out for them... and ENJOY!!!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

My article in this sundays edition of THE GUARDIAN


A friend sent me a text on my birthday last weekend. It read, “You know you are growing old when the candles are bigger than the cake”. I thought the bigger test was, whether or not you were able to laugh at the joke.
I half laughed, which means i am one leg in, and one leg out.

While only three people know my true age, it is fair to say i might be ticking the other side of 21. You know those boxes that give you options which go from 21 – 29, to 30 - 39, to OVER 40...
as if being 40 and over was some incurable disease.
Irreversible, maybe, but when did getting older become such a chore and bore and fear?

I remember growing up and wishing i was older. Back then, i would laugh at those who said, “A woman never reveals her age”, saying mine proudly! I thought it was silly to celebrate your 21st six times... I mean! Your age didn’t matter that much did it?

Wrong i was again.
Now i understand everything, even as i struggle with a reluctance to admit how old or young i really am.
The truth is, our ages may not bother us personally, but it sure bothers society, and they are determined to put us in boxes according to our age. Not personality or ability. But age.

You can’t get into school before a certain age, you cannot work in a bank after a certain age. If you are a certain age, you should either be married, or at least, suitably upset that you are not, and when you are a certain age, then you should face your studies, and not members of the opposite sex! In some countries, permission to drink is granted based on age, and others determine criminial responsibility based on age. Here in Nigeria, as at when i was in Law School, anyone under the age of 7 could not be prosecuted for a crime because they were not seen by law as able to commit crimes!

For those in the entertainment, fashion and beauty industry, the rules are tighter!‘Old’ is not when you need to line up for pension. Old is when you count in two digits from 25.
I remember a certain audition i did not go for because the person had to be under 21. I later found out half of the people who auditioned had lied about their ages, Who knows if the winner gave their real age. I realised i should have just lied jo! But i have not had cause to again... yet.

So here i am. Grateful for the extra twelve months i marked. The new experiences learnt, the mistakes made, the pain and love shared. But worried that, i could be deemed irrelevant. Not because i no longer think or function like i used to. But because i now tick the wrong box! Poor those who attempted to find out my age. I either eyed them, or told them i was the same age as my tongue and a little older than my teeth. And poor the dude who saw a picture of mine from last year and said i look older and less innocent now. His ear-drum must have healed by now... i hope.

In the end, i look to His word for the comfort.Nay. The race is never to the swift. Time and chance.
So i will cut my next birthday cake with grace and smiles. But no candles. There’s no need to go there jo!

Monday, August 17, 2009

My 15mins on 'Judging Fame' on NAIJA SINGS

Duty called on Saturday. It was my birthday, but in the midst of all that, i had to squeeze in [very UNreluctantly], being a guest judge on NAIJA SINGS, the reality show brought to you by MNET AFRICA and produced by STORM.
On the show, they say, ‘Celeb Judges’ but like i told DJINEE who i was judging with, he was the celeb, and i was the, “Who is she again?”.

Backstage before the show was funny. The contestants were putting last minute touches to their outfits, and hanging out, pretending not to be worried, when deep down, each of them was praying like mad!
Some tried to find the right shoes to go with their ‘look’, others kept spraying hair spray continuously! Some took the opportunity to practise their songs again, while others just sat in a corner and meditated.
Djinee and i had to do interviews for the site, and that was fun and cool, although when it came to my turn, they had to adjust the cameras. And by adjust, i mean ‘bring it down to get the short person in focus!’. I know what i want for Christmas.... but it might be too late. Damn those beans that didn’t have weavils!
The interview went well. One of the questions i was asked was, what kind of judge will you be? And i said, all i would say is, “The camera loves you”.
Seriously though, i think my ultimate aim was to be nice but honest. Cos you don’t want to end up sounding stupid, nor crushing dreams. A bad day don’t mean a bad career.
The actual show itself was long, but thankfully, not boring in the least.
First of all, Djinee and i sat together and tried to dub each other! Cos we had to make comments on a clipboard. The audience was also really cool; very into the show. And the female contestants looked good. I loved the outfits. I didn’t get why all the male contestants wore suits though... i think some personalities do well with other looks.
We had to sit through each performance and let the audience make comments, but not talk till the very end. Then we gave our own opinions!
Djinee was looking out for voice control and everything that had to do with the music itself; im always about the total package cos it all counts. Yes, even down to the outfits, and stage presence.
We gave our opinions, the contestants filed off stage, and Olisa Adibua, the host, signed us out! And we finally got to get up and eat!
(I am a growing child... I love to eat!)

So there it was! My guest spot as a judge.
Check out NAIJA SINGS on MNET AFRICA on Sundays at 8pm, and AFRICA MAGIC, Sundays at 10pm.
You can also see my backstage interview on the site


Saturday, August 15, 2009

Its my birthday and im loving it!
Im so zen... all the people that have actually spoken with me today are surprised cos i am usually hyper and i sound calm. im just trying to absorb and enjoy it all.
I am the queen of plans! But for the first time in my life, no plans! Just taking it as each second comes along... and loving it!
Everyone is being marvellous on facebook and NIYI (no longer wishing to be called TB) is being awesome! Plus, his family made me cry this morning with the birthday song, cake and book!

Im just loving it mehn!
It feels good to be

Friday, August 7, 2009


There's always some song driving me crazy, and here's whats got me going loco this week!

HOW FAR (Terry tha Rapman feat. Sound Sultan)
AIMO ASIKO (Sound Sultan)
MUST BE (Loose Kaynon feat. M.I)

All songs available online!

P.S, pls follow this link to Linda Ikeji's blog to see how you can help someone out today!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009


So i love talking about what i am up to at any given moment.

forgive me, it is just that i was born with a diva attitude
I therefore assume everyone wants to know what i care about

Ah well

Right now, i am loving...

Nigerian music is as usual still off the chains. The standard has gone so high that you either have to be fantastic or very bad to get noticed; noone has time for in-betweens!
This moment, i am loving singles off Wande Coal's album. It took me time to actually listen to each and eveyone of them, but there's fantastic stuff there, once more confirming Don Jazzy's prowess as a producer and A&R whether he does the latter intentionally or not!

Sound Sultan has a song titled 'Aimo Asiko' which i have no clue how i am ever going to get over.

No be beans to rap 16 but it sure seemed like that didn't matter as others got more attention than he did. But with his massive airplay, a new video, and singles like 'How Far', and 'Im Hot', and collabos with alternative acts like Stereoman while covering Ekwe on 'Sample', Terry tha Rapman is finally getting the attention he deserves.
I'm a fan.

El Boogie and i mentioned him as one to watch and he still is. His performance at the Soundcity Festival killed it!

There's something about the way Loose Kaynon raps, and while i first fell in love with 'Swagger 101' (which has the coolest funniest lines ever), and the collabo with Pype, 'Must Be' produced by M.I, is on repeat on my ipod, car deck, and everywhere else!
Must be the way he rhymes rhymes rhymes rhymes....


Romantic Comedies can either make you laugh real hard or cry your eyes out!
When one does both, you know you have a good one so THE PROPOSAL featuring Ryan Reynolds and Sandra Bullock is my newest favourite movie!



I have another niece! Oghenetaze is her official name, but just as i named Mairo Sweetest Girl, i have named Taze 'TEMI' or 'ONOME'... cos i love her muchos!

And i got the opportunity to meet MIMS, the rapper from New York on Sunday! He really is cool. I keep saying this and now sound like a broken record, but there are times you meet stars where even members of their entourage have egos! So meeting someone who was cool and calm was loads of fun!

I also met JOZI, the South African group. And they are so different; i started calling them, 'The Quiet One', 'The Chatty One'. 'The Cute One' and 'Bongs'
Cos Bongani is tres cute!

Havn't gone out in a while, but the last time i went out, i went for seven events in one day!
I really loved Slu..shh and Gbemi Olateru Olagbegi's birthday party!

And i am looking forward to...
AUGUST 15th!
Cos it's my birthday baby!

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s.h.a.r.e tshirts are now officially on sale!
This is the first step to a full blown s.h.a.r.e Tshirt Line (tentatively named PHIVE), but baby steps okay?
Female tees, Size 8 - 12 (although i'm pushing for Size 6 and 14 as well), in Blue, Grey, Pink and Black!
I should not have favourites, but let's just say i am rocking the blue one die!

So i'm done for now...
It's YOUR turn!
What are YOU loving at the moment?!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

THis is why IM hot!

It is a cheesy title to an article about MIMS, but hey! I’m writing and you’re reading… So it is what it is!

Seeing someone on stage is so different from when you meet them in person. Some are really shy in real life, others are larger than life. Mims is… well, let’s just say, sitting across from him at Double 4 was a cool ‘oh-could-be-hanging-out-with-one-of-my-friends’ experience. No midgets, widgets or books, no formal questions, just sitting and gisting with Emem (of O.N.E Management) and the Jozi guys.
He loves Jollof Rice. I’m just telling you, just in case you do have him over for lunch. He didn’t want to try much else, but he really did like the Jollof Rice he had at Terra Kulture. It reminded him of Yellow Rice.
He likes to theme and plan his albums ahead. Which is really cool. This I overheard when Emem asked him who he would do collabos with. He noted that his first album had radio-friendly songs but said his aim with this one (the third) was to have a great album where each song stands out for itself.
He obviously enjoyed performing in Nigeria and remembered and really liked Little H and M.I. He must have said M.I’s name like three times… So I guess he remembered M.I uhn?
Mims is not quiet, but he is calm. He gives off this real cool and positive vibe where you forget for a second that you’re speaking with someone who has more bodyguards surrounding him as you sit, than you have friends. And his entourage isn’t half bad either. The brother that doesn’t talk much, the manager that is also calm, someone here who wants to learn how to say, "i Love Nigeria" in Yoruba, and all of them full of smiles, thanks and nods….

What was the one memory that captures Nigeria for him?
The drive from the airport!
Just seeing the people, the way we drive, the life, and the, (as we refer to it here), hustle and bustle!
Okay na!
And what was my one memory of Mims, away from everything else, and the feel good vibe he gives off? It was the cheeky tshirt he had on! The front read, “TO all my haters…” and that back? “..thanks for the love!”
Therein lies the contradiction in him.

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Thursday, July 23, 2009

Hip Hop Summit!

Hey guys!
So im going to be co-moderating a HipHop debate / conference / summit with YAW and Chris Ihidero on SUNDAY the 26th, at NATIONAL THEATRE!
It is the first edition of the CORA Hip-Hop Conference,The event is expected to provide a platform for leading proponents of hip hop music and hip hop culture and other enthusiasts to critically evaluate the musical output and cultural production in the past decade.The programme which is intended to provide material for scholars and journalists working in the field of youth culture and to aggregate a cross section of perspectives on the successes and failures of a fast growing industry from the leading proponents of hip hop industry.Swing by if you can… if only to make fun of me…

Saturday, July 18, 2009

O What A Night

Well, o what a night should actually start with, this morning!

You know how there are some saturdays that are lazy saturdays? All you do is laze about at home cos there's nowhere to go and even when there is, you just can't find the right outfit or energy to go?
And then there are some Saturdays with that one MUST GO to event which has the whole of Lagos (as you know it) buzzing, and for which you picked an outfit out for in advance?
Then there is the Saturday that is on Red Bull and Coffee, rounded off with Coke.
Saturday July 18th was one of those Saturdays!!!!

I started getting an inkling that it would be a busy day, when i got a text for a birthday party. Then a close friend sent another one. Then my cousin sent one... for a wedding. Then a reality show sent an invite. Then a friend fixed a date. Then another friend also wanted to celebrate a party...
Yee pa!

And as if that wasn't busy enough, Tola then fixed her bridesmaids fitting for the same day!!!
Okay now!

So let's start from the very beginning. Fraulein Maria says its a good place to start.

Tosyn who hardly goes for weddings, will, come November insha Allah, be a bridesmaid. So first stop was FACES, Banke Meshida's store in Ikoyi, to meet with the designer. What to wear? That was easy; the same dress i would wear to the next event, but with slippers and no make up and no accessories.
The fitting went by pretty quickly; after being told i had no boobs (and there i was clinging to days past when i didn't have to be intelligent cos i was into D's and Double D's), we settled on a drop neck sleeveless dress.
One down, a million more to go!

Next stop was my cousin's wedding at Ojota which was small, simple and fabulous.
Now i'm confused.
A big wedding, or a small one.
Why am i even talking about weddings?

From Ojota where i was wearing a dress with black and cream shoes, red clip-on earings, and a bracelet and rings, i drove to Ogba, for the Opening Gala Night of Project Fame West Africa. Kept the shoes on but changed the ear-rings to red dangling ones, put the bracelet on my ankle and wore another one, then stepped out and mingled.

Mainland. Check!
Off to the Island for the rest of the night...

First stop on the Island and Fourth stop in general was Gbemi Olateru Olagbegi's birthday.
I was going to change, but i felt the dress would still be appropriate so i kept the shoes, ear-rings, bag, and bracelet on.
Gbemi's birthday was really nice! There was loads to eat, and loads to drink, and great company, including, but not limited to, Ayeni, Mode Nine, the UnRulies, OD, Knighthouse, Bio, Djinee...
I loved the cake especially.
Happy Birthday Gbemi!!!
Love you muchos!

Of course, by this time, it occured to me that i was actually making good time. I could therefore relax a bit, and not over plan the rest of the night. Besides, i wasn't the only one who had to juggle three or more events that night! There were so many things happening in Lagos on the 18th!!! The question is, WHY???

I couldn't fully ponder that question though cos i had to hit the next stop- Osahon Nigezie's birthday party at Cubes.
But i now had to actually change outfits and that was fun.
Bye Bye dress, shoes and accessories!
Hello tshirt, jeans, ballet shoes, bangles, rings, and a head-band.
I kept the red ear-rings though. Kinda liked the idea of still having one item on from previous runs.

CUBES was also really cool.
Osahon is such a great guy, i hope he enjoyed himself though!
And Blaze had one of the best intros i have heard for a birthday boy in a long time!
It was really funny!

I danced a lot, by myself, and had a drink on Blaze. Thanks Blaze!!!
I also spotted the EME crew looking fly...
Kel and Osagie (in a skirt) were looking glam.

No rest for the wicked, or for me... and before you could say whatever it is you might have been tempted to say, i was at the Grotto for Weird M.C's birthday!

Changed my shoes into the previous ones (black and cream), kept the head-band.
And at this point, i have to tell you something about my black and cream shoes.

Remember i told you i changed them for Osahon's birthday?
Well, when i was leaving the Galleria, i spotted one foot outside the Galleria, by a car...

No, noone knows how it got there!

That's so random... and i'm just going to say THANK YOU JESUS for being there even when i hadn't asked cos i hadn't noticed!
Like, i could have been typing this thing, not knowing that one half of my favourite shoes, was now on the street!!!

Back to Weird's party at The Grotto.

Okay! Da The Tha Grotto, needs to speak with its bouncers cos it's not cool to embarass people!

I saw too many industry people disrespected at the gate and it's sad that Weird had to get upset on her birthday. She handled it well when she came though.

Having said that, i had mad fun there, dancing with Kaffy, getting hit on... by a girl, spotting Sheddi Baba, Lami Opere, Zaaki Adze, and more!

But before you could say whatever it is you might be tempted to say... i had to leave for Swe Bar to get SLU...SHH(ed).

Another change. This time, the top, the shoes, and the accessories.

More dancing, more hugs and air-kisses, more networking, and i could finally call it a night... morning... WHATEVER!!!

So now i am drinking tea, thinking i could write a quick manual on how to go to seven events with three outfits and some accessories!
I am now going to sleep.
Do Not Disturb!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Tosyns Top Five Singles

Hi guys!

Every once in a while, some singles catch my attention!
This week, i was loving

5. OSI MA GBOMI {GT the guitarman}
4. FOR MY LIFE {Rooftop mcs feat. Tha Suspect}
3. MUST BE {Loose Kaynon}
2. I DON LAND {Dil}
1. I NO FIT SHOUT {Provabs}

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

How i feel at this moment!

Lost and Listless
Feeling rudderless and unbalanced
Fearing failure Craving Success
Fearing success Craving Silence
Craving more...searching....hurting...hunting...needing
Making lists, Craving sanity

Monday, June 22, 2009

Much Ado About an Article

You know whats worse than someone trying to get your attention?
Giving it to them.

Which is what ive seen a lot of my dear friends and acquaintances do lately.

So someone wrote an article lambasting Nigerian entertainment.

Hasn’t that been done before? And sometimes, even by the same writer? So why is this one any different? Have DBanj, PSquare, 9ice, Banky W, Terry G, and so on and so for th, not been lambasted before? So why is this one different?
Because he mentioned a lot of names? Or just because? I don’t get!
Do I buy into the article?
I think the fact that Lord Lugards MISTRESS named Nigeria, gives me EVERY right to change its name!
I think that stage names are important to distinguish from the artiste and the individual and I believe there are also examples of older artistes with stage names
I see my dad, who is well over 60, listening to music by artistes like Kel, like Lord of Ajasa, like PSquare, like J Martins and co, and loving it. Hey! He sometimes gives me the news before I hear it!
I know what Rooftop MC’s mean when they say, ‘Ori mi wu, e lagi mo’, and I see no difference between what Loose Kaynon says when he says SWAGGER MI TI POJU, and what Pa Fatai Rolling Dollar says when sings, WON KERE SI NUMBER WA
I see Nigerian artistes who basically have to fend for themselves because structures that should have been put in place where eroded a long time ago!
And I applaud the artistes who find this article annoying.
Me I just don’t get why they are paying it this much attention.

Do they pay us attention when as their fans, we complain that everyone is using the same beat?
Has anyone of them listened to us when we say we are tired of ‘Moet’ ‘Bentley’, ‘Maga’ and other words in their lyrics?
When last did they show they care that inspite of the fact that we cringe when we listen to some of the music they churn out, we still support them wholeheartedly?
Did anyone of them hold a press conference when we joked that we’d rather they didn’t say ‘DJ TRACK 1’ any longer?
When last did they stand up for alternative artistes, for clean music, for live music?

So why are they huffing and puffing now?
What happened to freedom of speech?
Isnt it the same freedom they exercise when they go into the studio and say what they want, how they want it, and then perform it?
Come on!
This article is news. But you know what they say about todays news being non existent yesterday and bin liner tomorrow?
But it would seem a Mission Impossible has now become Mission Accomplished because we continue to twit, facebook and email it!
Let us (for the article was directed at ALL OF US) internalise that anger so we can turn criticism into gold.
On this note I rest my case.
Oun to ba wun anybody lo le fenu e so!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Monday morning.... Wednesday Evening

The week is a lot longer than Monday to Wednesday, but this week, for me, three interesting things will happen!
Kels album goes on sale nationwide this week, and having listened to some of the singles, and seen the video for the most recent single - TOO FINE, im determined to ask every vendor for a copy!

Im even going to be catching a movie Monday evening with my Naija Twitville peeps! I cant believe it, but we managed to get on Twitter and form a damn village!

And on WEDNESDAY, well, Nigerians will stand up at SWE BAR, and celebrate one of their own who is doing us proud every day of the week, and twice on Sunday!
I have great respect for Tolu Ogunlesi, and congratulate him!

Friday, June 19, 2009

Thank you Ryan!

This post is about a movie which did at a seating, what others have failed to do for me in long while- made me feel good and what to imagine!

First there was MARLEY AND ME which didn't hit the mark for me!
Then there was HE IS JUST NOT THAT INTO YOU, which really tried, and which TB loved, and which was getting there but still wasn't!
And there was THE PROPOSAL

THere are different kinds of movies and we see them for varied reasons and while in different moods!
Sometimes, you want to see an intellectual movie; its all about the twists and turns and plots!
Other times, you just want your regular run of the mill action- it doesnt have to make sense, there just have to be enough car chases!
Then there are those moments when you want to laugh. Not the giggles of a first date, but the kind of laugh that comes with tears attached.
And once in a while, you want to sit with popcorn, with a bunch of friends from university, and watch a feel-good rom-com that just makes you want to grab someone and plant a kiss on them while laughing happily!

And that is what THE PROPOSAL is- a feel good movie in every sense of it.

Devilishly cute actor with great comedic timing? CHECK
Girl Next Door actress with an uncanny knack for comedy? CHECK
Some cute animal, preferably a dog? CHECK
Fantastic co-actors who are as funny as they are zany? CHECK
A believable but still fairytalistic plot? CHECK
Lovely pictures, Appropriate music, Nice balance of wit, sarcasm and irony? CHECK


Whats the movie about?
Sandra Bullock is Ryan Reynolds boss and she bullies him into agreeing to marry her so she can get a visa and not be departed from America. If it feels like you have heard that story before, it is because you have seen different aspects of that plot from previous movies, but who cares?!

You will like this movie. You will find it funny, and relate with it and root for someone in the movie! And even when you do see the alleged twists coming a mile off, you will still feel warm and gooey and possibly clap at intervals. And when you get up from your seat in that cinema hall, you will want to hug someone, kiss someone, and go to be that night, dreaming dreams, about love and ever afters.

I do have one complaint though- there was only one proper kiss in that movie. And i demand more!

Monday, June 15, 2009

For Mama, Mama, She and Captain

I dont do death well

I don't mean my dying
I mean reacting to death.

I remember my grandmother died at the age of 90something
I loved that woman and had hung out with her everyday till she died. She told me stories, and showed me love. But she died and i didn't cry. I just folded clothes and cleaned my room.
Then one day, when noone else was home, i cried.

I went to Kogi this January to see Mama Ekundayo. She felt superhuman, like she should be packaged to keep encouraging others. I hugged her frail form and felt safe and ready to take on the world.
Then i heard she died. And i folded clothes and cleaned my room.
Then one random afternoon while watching t.v at home, i saw her picture and the tears came.

I lost someone dear to me. I can't tell you too much about her.
I smoked and drank, but even if you had asked, i could not have told you why.
Then one day i was driving and a song came on the radio, and i cried so hard that i had to park.

Now i don't know when Cousin Wole's tears will come. I loved him so much, and my dad loved him like a brother.
I cry more for my dad than for me.
Im blogging and eating, and texting and laughing.
But one day, the tears will come.
Forgive me if they come when you are there....

Thank you for being there
Thank GOD for HE knows best

Friday, June 12, 2009

Tosyns Top Five Singles!

Hi guys!
We play many songs on Top Radio, but every once in a while, some singles catch my attention!
This week, i was loving
5. EGBORO TI DARU {Klever}
4. MUST BE {Loose Kaynon}
3. TOO FINE {Kel feat. Alaye}
2. SAMPLE / EKWE REMIX {Terry Tha Rapman feat. Stereoman and Pherowshuz}
1. IM HOT {Terry tha Rapman}

Downloads available online!
Enjoy the weekend folks!


Monday, May 25, 2009

First Edition of VENUS s.h.a.r.e

s.h.a.r.e Media Entertainment and Networking, a company dedicated to giving the young Nigerian adult avenues and opportunities to express themselves while networking and making new friends and contacts, through its own events, or via partnerships with like-minded companies and projects, has announced that the first edition of VENUS s.h.a.r.e, a quarterly hang-out for women only, will hold this June, on the 6th, at Swe Bar, City Mall, Onikan.

VENUS s.h.a.r.e aims to give women an opportunity to hang out in a social environment, while networking with a view at making valuable professional contacts, as well as sharing opinions and experiences as women in work places, while also getting access to services and products that are specifically targeted at women. There will also be one (un)lucky male guest who will be put on the hot seat to answer all questions posed by the women!

Sounds interesting? Well, even more so when one realises this is done over food, drinks, light entertainment and great conversation, all provided by women!

Billed to hold every quarter, this first one is proudly supported by Swe Bar, and Rise Networks, and is expected to start at 12pm on Saturday, the 6th of June.

Please send a text to 08023066252 for Registeration Details.

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...

Tuesday, May 19, 2009


You must have seen the list of the winners... or maybe not! So here it is!
The full list, put up besides my earlier predictions. I wonder... I just wonder!


I was smart enough not to make a prediction here. My gripe was about Banky's album which should have been on this list, or so i felt. And you can't fault a feeling.
GONGO ASO took this category, and you would have thought he is my cousin with the way i screamed in the hall. That album really was a good album, and i know some wanted M.I to win it, and you know i love M.I to bits, but i can't fault 9ice taking this category. I really can't.


I predicted 9ice, and guess what? I WAS RIGHT!
9ice took this category, but the winner on the night was his little baby Zion, who slept all through and looked adorable!


I predicted GOOD or BAD by J Martins but I WAS WRONG, cos GONGO ASO took it. And i am wondering why i would even bet against GONGO ASO in the first place. That was the biggest song last year, and even into this year!
Congrats sir!


We had not thoughts here, but we are screaming a big CONGRATULOBI to ETCETERA for taking this award for MICHELLE!!!


We prediced ID CABASA jo, and WE WERE RIGHT!
Come on, the volume of work the guy has is massive, and maybe this year, El Dee, and TY MIX, will give him a run for his money, but ID CABASA took it, and we loved it!


I said JUDE OKOYE and I WAS RIGHT. But that was pretty obvious compared with what he was up against. 'ROLL IT' was a fun, well-put together, and beautiful video! But quick question- is HHWA beefing ClARENCE PETERS? None of his videos were nominated. But why?


We said 'err...' cos we really don't know about this category. Timaya won it though, and ruined what would have been a beautiful acceptance speech by making his shout out to his girlfriend a lewd one.


We predicted 9ice, and WE WERE RIGHT!
And we also said, there should be a category for ALTERNATIVE MUSIC so that peopel like ETCETERA and possibly NIKKI LAOYE, can do battle on their own, without fighting with essentially Naija Pop albums!


I predicted M.I, TALK ABOUT IT, and i was right!
He won, and half of us went on stage with him! I couldn't help it, it was such an exciting moment!


I predicted 'STREET CREDIBILITY' with 9ICE and TU FACE but I WAS WRONG. 'GOOD OR BAD' by J MARTINS featuring TIMAYA won, and i did clap for them cos that category was close! Congrats oh! And J MARTINS has another cool single titled 'OWO'. You should definitely listen to it!


I chickened out of making a prediction, and that was cool cos i am not sure i would have guessed right!
KINI BIG DEAL by NAETO C won, so congrats to him, and to the STORM family!


I predicted BANKY W and was pretty militant about that! I said if you are going to argue it, come correct, but noone did, and I WAS RIGHT!
BANKY W took it for the marvellous delivery on DON'T BREAK MY HEART
I have to admit though. DAREY's performance of same song at the awards show could have swung it in his favour if voting was done that night!


I was never hesitant here. I said OMAWUMI would win, and I WAS RIGHT! SHe took it for 'IN THE MUSIC'.


I might have been drunk when i predicted YQ but i definitely wasn't when i said, 'OR KEL'. Either way, I WAS WRONG.
OMAWUMI took it, and went on to give the best, most emotional, and funniest acceptance speech in Nigeria's recent history.
Congratulations madam, please send me the rear light so i can rock the car with you!


I basically said if M.I did not win this category, i would eat my bra straps. Do i need to?
Sorry people, the bra straps stay intact for I WAS RIGHT!
It was emotional oh and i couldn't help screaming, shouting, jumping, dancing and all! But it started cos a SHORT BLACK BOY spoke up about CROWD MENTALITY and made music lovers SAFE enough to be TEASERS.
He truly is an ANOTI and i am excited about this year!


I WANTED LORD OF AJASA to win, but i PREDICTED that MODE NINE would win and I WAS RIGHT!
It was cool to see M.I, Jesse Jags and co give him a standing ovation as he went on stage to pick it up. And he even gave Jesse props for producing 'NINE', the track the nomination came with. So PEACE in the world of HIP HOP i guess... (Tongue in cheek peeps, Tongue in cheek!)

I predicted LORD OF AJASA for ESA LO BADE, but O FO KA SIBE by DJ ZEEZ won.
Congrats to DJ ZEEZ and i hope LORD OF AJASA does not get discouraged. Keep making the music mehn!

To the winners, i say well done!
To the other nominees, i say not winning does not mean you are not good, and getting nominated amongst so many others is also a big honour.
Your fans love you inspite of awards okay!
To those who were NOT nominated, remember that aye po gan, and there is enough space for all of us, so keep doing what you do, and know that your fans still notice!

To HIP HOP WORLD AWARDS, i say, thank you for listening to all the comments from last year and for the winners in these categories. This is not the year people will cry and do press releases as to how unfair the awards were. You can't please everybody, but the aim is to always be transparent, and we applaud this year's awards!
Well done!

And to me, i don't even know why i started this line!

(See pictures on WERUNTHINGS.NET)

Monday, April 6, 2009


Forgive me, it is just that i am a Diva; i therefore believe everyone wants to know what i am loving at the moment!

The Nigerian Music Industry for me is full of potential, and while it does seem effervescent now (thanks dad for the 'big' words!), it will settle down soon! It is also nice to actually see an INDUSTRY begin to evolve and one really must give kudos to the people that are working hard behind the scenes to keep things going!

In terms of music, i keep finding new singles, albums and artistes to like. It does not help that i now work at TOP RADIO... it is alarming how many c.ds we receive daily, and even more alarming (but in a positive way), just how good many of these acts are!
Nevertheless, i largely remain unmoved. I am like my grandmother- i know what i like, and i tend to stick to it!
In terms of singles, i am loving Ill Bliss, Kel and Uchie on a Suspect beat- 'MOVE'!
It is the beat, it is the delivery by the individual acts, and it is the fact that it is a fresh fun track to listen to!
I also love the two new singles by the Rooftop MC's; 'SITTING ON THE ROOFTOP' and 'ONE SONG'.
'ONE SONG' has some classic lines though!
"You're in danger...mouse, better call for Penfold!"
"Quick to SNATCH KLEVA SUSPECTs off the streets" (Seeing as it is a song by SNATCHA and KLEVA, and on a SUSPECT beat!)

I also like Kefee's 'KOKOROKO'. It is good to see the music is still as fabulous, even if she is dealing with personal issues at this time!

And one song that is now a karaoke favourite is also on my list- BIG BOY.
It is how Olu starts off by cracking us up. Then El Dee does his thang, and Oladele picks the baton and keeps it going. ('The way we dey burn am, you go think say na benson. Tear rubber everything..well almost everything' 'You all got to save, but me i get it now now'). El Dee comes back to ask, "WHY YOU DEY VEX? IS IT YOUR MONEY?", and Banky brings it home. Yes boss, you are a fine boy, you have too much swagger!
Shame this song didn't get nominated as COLLABO OF THE YEAR at that Awards Ceremony coming soon; you know the song rocks! And that's four artistes on one track, with none outshining the other, and yet, each one delivering a verse that is funny and on point!

Ah well!

There are FINALLY, a number of albums out there now!
There is Kills (still listening, still thinking about reviewing), there is DAREY, there is SUNNY NEJI... list continues! There are the old favourites which are still moving units (did someone say M.I? 9ice? Dbanj maybe?). And there are the albums to look out for... (Ill Bliss? Knighthouse Street Scriptures? Kel?).
But one album that i listened to this afternoon and wondered why the publicist had not been fired for not putting it out there enough is, ABOUNCE's album!
You didn't even know ABOUNCE (had an album)!

First off, it is not strictly a COMMERCIAL album; it does not have those guaranteed hit single types on it, and has too many swear words on a few tracks, to make things comfortable for radio presenters! Having said that, it is, A. Good. Album!
The songs are funny and his flow is different. I like the use of wordplay and there were times i wanted to wind down and ask the next driver beside me to listen to a rhyme Abounce just spewed.
So i mean, what is the problem?!
If it is an old album, then it should be re-issued and promoted again. If it is new, then we need a video, singles, interviews... the works!
I know the music indsutry, especially the hiphop market, is now a tough one!
There are so many good artistes out there, and boys are not playing. But i hate to see a good album go down, so i will urge you to try and get a copy of ABOUNCE' album if you can!

I am also loving JENNIFER HUDSON's album, and it is on constant rotation in the car! If you have not bought it yet, ask yourself WHY?!

Another album i listen to consistently, is T.I's album!
I don't know where he has been all my life, but i cannot get enough of LIVE YOUR LIFE, DEAD AND GONE, and the song that has helped me get through a difficult period in my life- NO MATTER WHAT!
Three 'areas' for T.I jo!

And what did we say about artistes?
Dem boku!
Loving them all- short, tall, funny, serious, deep, playful, sexy, cute, ugly.
Not since seeing M.I perform at a stage near you, have i been moved by an artiste before.
It is the fact that he will get on the stage wit a backpack and even if you were chit-chatting when he got on, he will make you notice him and shut up! Without anything more than his rap!
It is the fact that in person, he is shy, retiring and humble, and yet you know that there are things going on beneath the surface!
It is the fact that i like what he says, because he means what he says, and he says it like he means it!
That's my artiste to watch out for, and i'm going to do all i can to ensure you see that boy perform. Mehn!

I used to be a t.v addict oh!
I have not been following my favourite shows as before though... can't tell you why!

When i can, i still like to watch CHUCK (which is so funny, i hate that i only started watching it from Season 2), and UGLY BETTY . But one of the shows i truly like is the SALT 'n' PEPA SHOW
Remember them back when they spoke about sex?
Well, they all 'growed' up now, and it is fun to watch how different they (still) are!
One is born again, the other is...well, shall we see, still finding religion?
One is happily married (we hope), while the other is still looking for that romantic thug! (cough)
One is a bit laidback about their career, while the other really wants to get going!
One has grown up, the other is still Petress Pan!
I love it!


Tee Gee 1st Tee is a monthly show at the galleria which features one main act, and several other performers, putting up a FREE concert for fans and possibly critics!
I love it!

Fans buy the albums, go for shows, and buy merchandise to support their loved artistes all the time, so it is nice for artistes to once in a while, get on stage and ask nothing, but that the fans show up!
I love that there is no V.I.P seating, and infact, no seating at all sef!
The vibe is fresh and fun, and both editions that have held have had a different vibe; none better than the other, just different!
The free alcohol doesn't hurt either. May we get free coke as well though?
Some of us don't drink.
At least not in public.
On a week night.
At a show.

But now i digress!

Another event i thoroughly enjoyed even though i sat down half as a proud sister, and half as a partner, was the ZAPPHAIRE BRIDAL WORKSHOP, which held at LYDOS BAR, in March!
It was nice to have people like Debola Lewis, Tee-A, Tara, Funke herself, Omoyemi Akerele and Body Lawson, speak about things to expect, plan and look out for, before, on and after a wedding! Shout out also to this site
I also liked the stands which had various event and allied service providers on hand! I loved the Abiola aso-oke and Buckstone stand, and also Beyond Faces, Water to Wine, and bay Bloom Ltd (they deliver your aso-ebi and invites for you so you don't have to worry!)
My favourite speaker was the representative from Travels!

She is older than i am, but that day, i felt like a proud mom!

Up next is a workshop for Event Planners so please be on the look out for that!

I also liked the SUNDAY AT THE BAY one year anniversary hang out in March!
Cool tshirts by the way! I rock mine all the time!

Then, the SWE BIRTHDAY BASH for BANKY W was really sweet and nice!
i enjoyed myself thoroughly, and i hope Banky did too!


New friends, new acquaintances, and new colleagues, and i am enjoying meeting them all!
Special shout out to T.B by the way!
I should write a book, or poem or something! Shouldn't i?


I am loving life!
And the new job!
And my blog!
And my other blog

And everything and anything in between!