Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Barack Obama: Inauguration 2009

Okay I finally step away from the TV long enough to post up that Barack Obama is now the 44th U.S. President as of 12 Noon on Tuesday January 20th. (Yes We Can!)

First Lady Michelle Obama looked divine in a Isabel Toledo dress while Malia and Sasha wore colorful wool coats from Crewcuts by J. Crew. (Did you know that Michelle worn this all-black design from the Cuban-born American designer back in 2008?)

For the Neighborhood Ball which air exclusively on ABC, Michelle selected a one shoulder ivory Jason Wu gown. The First Lady previously wore a black and white sheath dress for the Barbara Walters Special (see left).

Random thought: Anyone else felt that her hair should been up? Love it or hate this look. The Huffington Post wants YOUR feedback! Barack thinks it's a winner and I quote the President himself: "How good looking is my wife?"

56th Annual Inauguration Performances...

Beyonce - "At Last" First Dance (HQ Fan Made)

Aretha Franklin - "My Country 'Tis Of Thee" performance

President Barack Obama's Inaugural Address

See more action over at FG2BH Blog 2.0!

Friday, January 09, 2009

Celestina Featured in T-Pain's "Freeze" Music Video

Celestina who was featured back in 2007 is the lead female dancer in T-Pain's "Freeze" video with Chris Brown. (To keep you up to speed, Celestina's a Nigerian-American inspiring dancer best known for her roles in Prince's "Black Sweat" and Usher's "Yeah" videos.) The dance heavy video ("Freeze") was directed by Syndrome. Celestina brought out her signature Matrix-like dance move (see photo collage below) for the video treatment. She naturally acted as the leader of the pack in the one scenes. Check it out...

I do not co-sign on T-Pain's outfit! (LOL!) I do co-sign on Celestina's drive to succeed in the music entertainment business - a field she told me was not embraced by Naija parents.
What do you think of Celestina's performance - hot or not?

Random thoughts: Go rent/buy/borrow "Tomorrow Must Wait" with Nadia Burai, Omotola Ekehinde, and Nonso Diobi. I'm on part 3 currently and it's some good old drama. Check out this brief clip...

Okay since I was on YouTube I had to post this song by Agatha Moses. Extra bonus points for those who enjoy her music...

I hope 2009 started on the right foot for FG2BH readers...

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Here's To A Great 2009!

To my faithful FG2BH readers, bloggers, and lurkers, here's to a great 2009!

Best dressed females in 2008 - Thandie Newton, Lola Ogunnaike, Iman, and Estelle.

Best dressed male in 2008 - Idris Elba

Best dressed couples in 2008 - Boris Kodjoe and Nicole Ari Parker, Djimon Hounsou and Kimora Lee Simmons

Best editorials in 2008 - Nnenna's Jil Sander Fashion mag shoot, Alek Wek & Liya Kebede for ARISE, Iman for Italia Vogue, Oluchi & Ugo's Vogue Moment.

Fashion designer of 2008 - Project Runway finalist Korto Momolu

Best TV Moment - 2008 MTV Africa Music Awards

Actress of the Year - Sophie Okonedo (Oscar nominee)

Actor of The Year - Chiwetel Ejifor (two-time Golden Globes nominee + OBE receipent)

Model of The Year - Oluchi Onweagaba-Orlandi

Political figure - President-Elect Barack Obama (January 20th is Inauguration Day!)

Writer of the Year - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Her Latest Short Story)

Male Eye Candy - Ngo Okafor

Athlete of The Year - Osi Umenyiora (NY Giants Defensive End)

Song of the Year - "If She Knew" by Lemar

Comeback of the Year - Seal's "Soul" album

Ones to Watch in 2009: Lady Gold, Dr. Ben Igwe's "Against The Odds, and Chasity Nwagabara. (Read the full blog post over at FG2BH WORDPRESS)
Photos: AP, Getty, Wireimage, Linda Ikeji Blog

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Get "Obsessed" with Idris Elba

A sneak preview of "Obsessed" the new film starring Idris Elba, Beyonce Knowles, and Ali Larter was featured on Entertainment Tonight. Check it out...

Obsessed starring Idris Beyonce and Ali

UPDATE: Check out the the official trailer.

"Obsessed" opens in theatres on April 24, 2008. Find out more details about the film over at FG2BH Blog. Will you go see this film?

c/o FG2BH

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Striking Looks from Kate Henshaw, Samantha Mumba & Liya Kebede

New mom/Nollywood actress Kat Henshaw-Nattal looked fierce in a red satin Nicole Miller dress at a event in Lagos, Nigeria. (She was hands down the best dressed at the celebration.) Find out which Hollyood star rock the same dress in a different color over over at FG2BH Blog.

Kat Henshaw in Nicole Miller
Photo credit: Bella Naija

Kate did a GREAT job in "Consequences" (one of my favorite Nollywood film) with Ramsey Noah and here's the trailer for those who hasn't seen the film yet:

Go Rent/Buy this film A.S.A.P!

Samantha Mumba has been under the radar ever since her "Dancing on Ice" gig ended months ago but she resurfaced with a new male friend at a party in Beverly Hills. Find out Samantha's new close friend is here.

Samantha Mumba

Liya Kebede showcase her advantage as a model when she arrived in a navy ruffle 3.1 Phillip Lim dress at the NY screening of "Benjamin Button." Find out which "Lipstick Jungle" actress rock the same look over at FG2BH Blog.

Liya Kebede in 3.1 Phillip Lim dress

Photos: Bella Naija. Getty. Wireimage

Friday, December 12, 2008

Project Runway's Korto Momolu To Debut Collection

Project Runway season 5 runner-up/fan favorite Korto Momolu has announced that she will debut her new collection at Jane Doe John Doe Boutique in Los Angeles according to this ACCESS HOLLYWOOD report.

Read the full blog post here

So will you support Korto's new clothing collection...or not? If not, try not to drool over the funky designs Korto created for Season 5 of Project Runway at NY Fashion Week:

All of Korto's Project Runway designs

Season 5 Finale Show

My random thought: As The King of Pop (re: Michael Jackson) expressed years ago, Korto's a true Liberian girl.

I couldn't resist posting this song but I had to add this song onto FG2BH regardless of the timing! Okay was I the only African female to have folks asking me what does "Naku Penda Piya-Naku TakaPiya-Mpenziwe" mean?

Thursday, December 11, 2008

"Arab Money" Naija Version + Against The Odds Book Launch

You know this was bound to happen but check out the Naija version to Busta Rhymes' "Arab Money." (Thanks for the tip, Baba!)

If you're curious about what's been going on with Angel Lola Luv, Estelle and Kelly Rowland, visit here.

buzz on angel estelle and kelly

Feels Good 2 B Home was invited to Dr. Ben Igwe's "Against The Odds" book launch at Howard University in Washington, D.C. Thanks to African Heritage Press for the invite.
Against The Odds Book Launch
Read the full blog post here.

P.S This is my 500th blog post on Feels Good 2 B Home!