Thursday, March 27, 2008


Unfortunately Chikezie became the third eliminated finalist from "American Idol" Wednesday night. And he did a marvelous job singing "All The Woman That I Need".

UPDATE: NEWSDAY.COM blamed Chikezie's elimination from "American Idol" on his fans, technically. I do like they added he's from Nigerian in the article....

Chikezie! We barely knew ye.

The lively kid with the big voice from Inglewood, Calif., got the boot on " American Idol" last night - prematurely, without question, but no one ever accused "Idol" of being fair.

Chikezie (full name: Chikezie Eze, reflecting his Nigerian heritage) sang Luther Vandross' "If Only For One Night" on Tuesday's "The Year You Were Born" edition (in his case, 1985), but it was sleepy and a little more lounge-lizard-like for the judges' (or fans') taste. And that was that.

Chikezie's fan base always seemed a little soft: He landed in the bottom three before (never a good sign) and revived his fortunes a couple of weeks ago with a roof-raising version of the Beatles' "She's a Woman." But - as Simon Cowell might say - at this stage of the competition, you've gotta blow the roof off every night out. [source: NEWSDAY.COM]


photo credit: ACCESS HOLLYWOOD

Take a look back to when Chikezie Eze first audition for the show here. (And yes it's the same song he sang earlier in the week.)

Chikezie being in the top 10 means you and I get to see him again at the end of the season. Read up about him here...or visit his Myspace page. Speaking of Myspace, I got these interesting tidbits off his blog:

Random Facts About Me
1. I crack my knees every time I stand up (OCD).
2. I'm a shameless flirt.
3. If you bore me enough... I just might disappear.
4. I'm horrible @ keeping in touch. Not that I don't care... I'm just not good at it.
5. If I can act confident for 5 minutes, I can convince myself that I am for the rest of the day.
6. I pick scabs... ew
7. I believe a day without a hug is a wasted day.
8. I'm a recovering packrat (it's genetic).

thanks LOLA-LUV.NET !

Angel Lola Luv has caused a serious ruckus on the blogosphere thanks in part to her "Crazy Like A Fox" movie trailer. (UPDATE: The film's directed by a Nigerian called Tony ABULU!) Check out the poster:

Our good friends over at REAL TALK NY has behind-the-scenes pictures taken on the set as well as the official summary of "Crazy Like A Fox":

Angelique (played by video vixen Angel Lola Luv), a stunning 23 year old ex-model from Paris and her rich Middle-aged husband (played by David Twil from “Money Train” and “Spin City” alongside Michael J. Fox) hire a handsome African immigrant as chauffeur (played by Karibi Fubara star of “American Dream”.) Soon, passions ignite and emotions flare resulting in brutal murder in this classic suspense packed, erotic thriller sizzling with passion, seduction and greed. Enter relentless, N.Y.P.D. hard-nosed detective and the case cracks wide open, revealing shady pasts, greedy motives and diabolic intentions.

Going back to what I was saying earlier....

So I debated with a male friend of mine the hoopla behind (no pun intended) the appeal of all things Angel Lola Luv and how she has become THE video vixen of the moment. And THIS is how I won the argument...temporarily before he bought up THIS. Either way Angel certainly loves to be talked about, huh?

Angel attended Day 26's "Day 26" album release party and she also had a feature in "VIBE" magazine...

Moving right along....
These are rants going with my friends and cousins about our community:
1. Why is that there's always one person at a party that everyone is sooooo obsessed with??! This person suffers from the stares and the zany phrases as they enter the dance hall.
2. Why do the elders leave the dance floor when the DJ plays music for the 'kids'? Isn't it entertaining to see the elders argue with their spouse - no that's your son/daughter? Ok, then when the DJ actually play the old school music (soukouss), the kids get praised for dancing well?
3. Going back to dance hall, doesn't it feel like every Nigerian community have a designated hall? For some this is the SAME hall you had your baptism, baby shower, birthday, wedding, etc at.
4. Ever had that one friend that's proud to be one on OCTOBER 1ST but not the rest of the 364 days of the year??? "Naw, I'm from ___ but my parents are from Nigeria!"
5. Why is that a Nigerian party isn't official until a verbal fight breaks out?! Don't lie to yourself you love to talk about the drama the second, week, month, or sometimes year after.
disclaimer: these rants are meant in good humor!

Overheard scoops:

  • Naija to The Core got the scoop on Naija social networking sites.
  • NAIJA Times discovered the richest Nigerian man in the world officially.
  • NAIJA VIXEN introduces female trio, Shiikane, straight from the UK.
  • LADYBRILLE flaunts her fashion-savvy team.
  • MAKE FETCH HAPPEN breaks down why nubian model Nina Keita has a white love interest in the new Old Navy commericals.
  • NANJA BOY explains why an African woman set herself on fire in protest.
  • BELLA NAIJA reports on the latest reality series, "Apprentice Africa".


Ladybrille said...

Ms. Chichi, you remain one of my favorite sites. Only I always guess asked about fashion so I can't be dropping names BUT baby gurl, I luuuuuuuuuuuuuv your blog! The one on rants on elders. Hilarious lol! The upcoming movie saw it and I am impressed Toni did that. He is the president of FAN I think.

Anywho keep doing you. I am a fan!

Chi-Chi said...

LB, I was supposed t go see the movie at the viewing session party earlier this month but the travel (re: traffic) from NJ to NYC turn me off.

But I will see it again when they do another party for the film. I got a feeling Toni is going to make certain everyone in the tri-state area gets to see his film a million and one times.

About the rants, I can go on and about about our community. Sometimes I wonder about our elders, lol! They carry so much respect and wisdom.

Thanks for being a fan of my blog. Truly appreciate it! :)

Hair Azara said...

you forgot to add

Hair Azara: reports on all HAIR FABOLOSITIES!!! lol

loving ur blog.

Chi-Chi said...

^LOL, girl! I'm loving your blog as well. I'm trying to show love to all the great Naija blogs out there. They are so many that are informative and addictive.