A female legislator was for the first time in Nigeria's political history, made the Speaker of the House of Representatives.Mrs Patricia Olubunmi Etteh 54 years old(PDP, Osun) was unanimously elected Speaker shortly after inauguration of the House.Speaker Etteh is to be assisted by 35-year-old Babangida Nguroje (PDP, Taraba) who was also elected unanimously as deputy speaker.
What a fantastic year it has been for our very own Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie! She won the prestigious "Britain's Orange Prize for Fiction by Women" therefore becoming the first African and the youngest author to take the award in its 12-year history!
Chimamanda won the prize for "Half of a Yellow Sun," which is a book set during the Nigeria-Biafra conflict of the 1960s.While collecting the award at the London ceremony she said, "I can only tell you how profoundly happy I am,now I have to go and make a phone call to Nigeria". She gets the $60,000 prize which is awarded for a novel by a woman published in English. "Yellow Sun" was also a finalist earlier this year for the National Book Critics Circle fiction prize.
"Probing season" has started! Three former governors (James Ibori-Delta state,Jolly Nyame-Taraba state & Peter Odili-Rivers state) were made to appear before the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) investigative panel which is investigating how the former governors handled public funds in their respective states during their tenures, on Wednesday.
I cant stress enough that Youtube is the very ish! What do you get when you put a guy singing bout missing SUYA the very way MALLAM will make it and a microphone? Pure comedy...you couldnt make this stuff up!!!
..."If heaven to you means nothing but suya making mallams...then this right up your street"
WARNING---This video is liable to induce bouts of homesickness and pitiful cries of "I miss mallam on Awolowo Av."....LOL!
For those of us still finding it hard to come off the West African Idols high... There is this new "show" in town,well BloGville to be precise...lol from the stables or should i say minds of Pink-Satin & 9ja-Opeke ...It's Blogville Idols!!! Basically,contestants (Bloggers in Naija can't contest but can vote) record a song that will be chosen for them into a snapvine player --installed on the Blogville Idols Page-- using their mobile phones.The calls are FREE thanks to Snapvine.com
The competition starts on JUNE 11 2007 and the official blog Blogville Pop Idol is now up & running and you should check in there to register your interest and check for rules and regulations. And oh yeah,we are the "Simon Cowell" of this competition (Part of the judging team)...so start bribing...cough,cough...begging us this instant if you have previously offended us!!!
NEW VIDEO ALERT: SASHA....ADARA
Yup! ha nu video and first single off the upcomin album. i love love this video, though d 'youtube' version is not that clear and i think its kinda slow somewhere along the track...but hey m luvn it....n shes rily reppin 'STORM RECORDS' all ova the vid..cameos from IKECHUKWU n Naeto C
Check ha Myspace Page n show ha sum luv......
Wanna win $5000 for writing a killer Essay?
To celebrate African Milestones,Western Union are running a competition for the best essay on "what independence means to you". Click on image above for more details,rules and regulations.
Video Of The Day:Sky B--Im Calling
Okay,i heard this song before seeing the video and it has one of those annoying choruses that get stuck in your head...then the video hit and I cant suffer seeing this travesty alone...you people have to see it! The dancing....oh the dancing! You know all them moves some peeps used to do,convinced that they were killing it???Yeah those ones...Enjoy!
Have a great weekend everyone!!!
Labels: weekend digest
Congrats to Chimamanda, What a honour she truly deserves.
Kai that Suya Vid bear jokes!.. I love Suya Hmm when i think of the best Suya i have eaten in my life.. Let me see Jos Ehen!! Standard for Jos kai that Suya, man i used to go to standard every day, i even got the small boys to drop me some off every other morning Wahlahi!
On Kano road in Kaduna that Pepsi Garden Oh Boy Yeh! that Suya is the BEST!! Kwili kwili Galore.. i Just Luve it..
I have officially entered Blogville Idol..lol
I'm crazy i know.. anything for a laugh.. but seriousy i go win oh! ;).lol
Man this babe Sasha i dont know why i jut like the babe her flow is tight luving her lyrics.
Nice one @ Vixen
Ciao for now..xx
Blogville idols sounds like it would be fun...will check them out.
Will watch those videos over the weekend.
lemme give you a big kiss on your bum bums... MWAH! how is that?B NICE! (sniffle...i have a cold..)
PLEASE READ ALL OUR POSTS AGAIN(ESP RULES CONCERNING THE JUDGES..GET FAMILIAR WITH THE VOICE PLAYER THING AND KNOW THE DATES U WILL BE COMMENTING ON D CONTESTANTS)..We would appreciate it if u can blog abt the competition linking the blogville idol page ...tanx PINKPEKE
I havent read any Chimamanda's book yet, I keep getting mixed reactions from people about it - before the end of the summer tho, I hope to have read it. Congrats to her all the same....
v Judges are allowed to vote
v Judges will comment on contestants for the :
Monday session competition on Monday night or Tuesday morning
Friday session competition on Friday night or Saturday morning
go to our page 4 more info and questions...PINKPEKE PRODUCTION
'if you just give me one abi meji'
whatttttttttt?! some mad stuffs.
I absolutely LOVED the Suya Song... Yes, Suya is that good!!! I'm really loving your blog, girl!
The suya song is well - interesting....LOL
hope u catch my drift...
Lol...Her style is simple but gorgeous (Simply Gorgeous,no too vex!)Thank you!
Hee hee,you & I are the real peeps missing "mallam" ryt?Lol!Thank you babes,guudluck with the B-Idols oh!!!
Babes,finish the book and get on purple hibiscus too oh!B-Idols as grown into sumthin VERY serious,im scared!!!Hope you had a fab wknd?!
Ikoyi hotel suya...oh my days!Had sum "alryt" suya on Saturday... nuffin lyk mallam's tho! Thanks!
Babes,is that your excuse for the contest???You will sing oh "Flu symptoms" and all...hee hee! The kiss didnt work oh...go and bring 20 tubers of yam and 10 bags of rice...;-) And yeah Bunmi (ISI) is related to the speaker...not entirely sure if lyk directly...will get bak to you on that!
We have oh,we cant wait for tomorrow to "judge"...this thing is all kinds of serious...kudos again!!!
No problem babes...it made me seek out suya the very next day!!! Try reading "purple hibiscus" first b4 "Half of a yellow sun"...ease you into it...hope you had a great wknd?!
Thanks babes as always!!! About tyme too,hopefully her tenureship goes hitch free!
Lol! So you are also the kokomaster too?Thanks!!!
@Diary of a G--
Lol...bribe us!Jokes...hee hee!
Chi is a great author...and hopefully we'll get to read more from her.Hope you get sum suya to eat asap too,Thanks!!!
Thank you 'Papi...you bin taken by the B-Idols fever yet?Chi is getting great exposure,we are proud of her!!!
Thanks for stopping,she's a fab author...take my word for it ;-) The Idols should be fun!!!
Lol...we aim to please abi?Hope you bin okay? I have satisfied my "suya cravings! a bit now oh!
Thank you...our sentiments exactly!
Lol,you know!!! DOne with them examz now oh,we thank God! Hope you are done oh,this one that you are still "comp lab"???You too babes!