Showing posts with label Naija. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Naija. Show all posts

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

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

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!

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

News on Barack, Chasity & Estelle

To my FG2BH readers, I hope you all enjoyed the long Thanksgiving weekend. Can you believe it's already December?! For those in the NYC area, have you check out the window displays on 5th Avenue yet? Beautiful, huh?! Anyhow onto the post...
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President-Elect Barack Obama and his wife Michelle share the dual covers of Essence magazine. The Obama are featured separately on the January 2009 edition. Anyone else going to D.C. this January?



Read the full blog post here to see The New Yorker Obama satire cover.


Chasity Nwagbara, Nigerian composer and vocalist recorded a track with Busta Rhymes called "World Go Round." Remember her vocals and songwriting contributions on Jennifer Lopez's last album, "Brave"??! Well Chasity simply goes by her first time now. (Thanks for the tip, Uloma!)


That's not Chasity in the photo with Busta but actress Gabrielle Union. It's a screen shot taken from Busta's "I Love My Chick" music video.

Read the full blog post here to find out what other artists Chasity collaborated with.



Estelle (in Sonia Rykiel) performed at Indigo 2 with a new longer hairstyle but do you love her outfit and 'do?


Read the full blog post here to see Estelle's ever-changing hairstyles.


I'll leave you all with this hot South African song called "Tiki Tiki" by Phinda Mtya.



c/o FG2BH at Wordpress!

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Carmen Ejogo at "Cadillac Records" Premiere + Tidbits

The L.A. premiere of "Cadillac Records" brought out its all-star ensemble such as Jeffrey Wright, Beyonce Knowles, Columbus Short, Gabrielle Union, and Adrien Brody earlier this week. Grab Carmen Ejogo's look for less at the "Cadillac Records" L.A. Premiere...



Read the full blog post here.


Check out the full length trailer of "Cadillac Records" and a bonus clip below...

"Cadillac Records" trailer


Bonus clip: Beyonce as Etta James - "Church Bells" studio session with Adrien Brody as Leonard Chess.


Jeffrey Wright alongside his "Cadillac Records" castmates talk about filming:

Will you go see this film or not?

Sanaa Lathan (girlfriend of Wale Ogunleye) goes against Topshop designer Kate Moss in a printed Just Cavalli dress but which lady pulled off the look?



Vote for the winning look here!

c/o: FG2BH at Wordpress
[Photos: Models & Getty]

Friday, November 28, 2008

Afro/Naija News Catch-Up

Without further deplay, here's what I've been up to on my new blog, FG2BH.

The first ever (MAMA) kicked off in Abuja, Nigeria last week!
MTV Africa Music Awards 2008
Read the full blog post here.



THISDAY presents "ARISE" magazine with Liya Kebede, Naomi Campbell & Alek Wek on the cover.
Liya Kebede Naomi Campbell and Alek Wek for Arise Magazine The Africa Issue 2008
Read the full blog post here.


Alek Wek vs Liya Kebede in Lanre Da Silva-Ajayi: Who got IT better?
Alek Wek vs Liya Kebede in Lanre Da Silva-Ajayi
Read the full blog post here.


MAMA Africa Laid To Rest in South Africa.
MAMA Africa Laid To Rest
Read the full blog post here.


Thanks Alicia Keys! Click the photo to see why.

Thanks Alicia Keys


Oluchi Onweagba introduces her son Ugo Orlandi to "Vogue" fashion.

Oluchi and Ugo in Vogue December 2008
Read the full blog post here.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Updates on Oluchi & Barack

Barack & Michelle Obama's "60 Minutes" Interview - did you catch it?

Obama on 60 Minutes
Read the full blog post here.


Herve Leger Fashion Face-Off: Oluchi, Star or Cassie?

Oluchi Onweagba in Herve Leger

Read the full blog post here.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Seal & Heidi at VS Fashion Show 2008

Seal and Heidi were very affectionate with one another just like any couple would be when they attended the 2008 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in Miami Beach over the weekend.

Seal & Heidi at the VS Fashion Show

Read the full blog post here.

Where was our girl Oluchi?

Photo credits: Gossip Girls via Wireimage

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Lola Ogunnaike’s “Glamour” Look in NYC

CNN Entertainment Correspondent Lola Ogunnaike attended the 2008 Glamour Women of the Year Awards. Pictured besides Lola is fellow CNN News correspondent Soledad O'Brien.
Lola Ogunnaike and Soledad OBrien at the 2008 Glamour Women of the Year Awards

Photo: Splash via CL

Lola has tapped into the funky design tights craze that has heat up urban Hollywood. Nia Long, Gina Torres, Vanessa Simmons and Kelis are all fans of this trend.
Funky Design Tights As Seen on Lola Kelis Gina Vanessa and Nia

Below are four ways to get the look straight from Urban Outfitters and Forever 21.
Get the Funky Design Tights As Seen on Lola Kelis Gina Vanessa and Nia for Less

1. Two Tone Crochet Full foot tight, $14.00.
2.Argyle Crochet Full Foot Tight, $14.00
3. Cable Knit Tights, $7.80.
4. Darcy Pointelle Tights, $8.80

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Monday, November 10, 2008

Spotted: 2Face Idibia & Estelle + Djimon & Kimora

2Face Idibia and Estelle pose backstage at the 2008 World Music Awards pre-show. Estelle picked up World's Best New Artist Award. 2Face picked up a well-deserved award for World's Best Nigerian Male Artist. He definitely represented Nigeria Sunday night in Monte Carlo. (He's also scheduled to appear at the first ever MTV Africa Music Awards.)

2Face Idibia and Estelle at the World Music Awards

Photos: GETTY/WIREIMAGE

Djimon Hounsou and girlfriend Kimora Lee Simmons attended the 2008 AFI Film Festival premiere of "Defiance" last night in Hollywood. Both had on rings on that special finger. (Hmm...)

Djimon Hounsou and Kimora Lee Simmons

Photos: Splash, WIREIMAGE, Getty

The Obamas (President-Elect Barack and wife Michelle) paid a visit to the White House. According to Michelle Obama fashion blog Mrs. O, The First Lady-Elect wore a custom made Maria Pinto red dress with matching kitten heel pumps. Barack also dropped off his two girls Malia and Sasha off to school this morning. (Aww!)

Barack and Michelle Out and About

Photos: YBF, The Huffington Post

Photos taken backstage during Election Night 2008 surfaced on Barack Obama's official Flickr page. So for those wondering what Barack and his family were doing the moment he won the election, do check out the fun photo collages I made. (Click on the photos to see more!)

Barack Obama and Family Election Night Photos

Barack Obama and Family Election Night Photos

Photos: Obama for America

African fashion magazine Uzuri has been on my radar for quite awhile thanks to my cousin Kelechi. The official site is loaded with photos. If you're a fan of African fashion, then this magazine is a definite must-read.

UZURI MAGAZINE


About Uzuri:
UZURI is a leading global publishing and media company. UZURI magazine is inspired by the beauty of Africa. UZURI media network brings together millions of readers who are always looking for new trends in fashion. The UZURI audience has a unique taste for fashion, beauty, luxury and glamour and a desire to discover new tends. They have made UZURI their home and a place to discover style. The UZURI print magazine and website is a ‘must see’ and ‘must click’ for all fashionistas and especially women of color. [source]

Uzuri is available on the newsstand including stores Pathmark and Barnes & Noble.
Photos: UZURI Mag MySpace

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Saturday, November 08, 2008

American Idol Finalist Chikezie's Elle Feature

American Idol Season 7 finalist Chikezie tapped into his inner fashion self for a "Elle" magazine photo shoot. To see the photo session in full, do pick up a copy of the December 2008 edition of Elle with Carrie Underwood on the cover. (Thanks Neon Limelight!)

American Idol finalist Chikezie with Brooke White


Photo credit: Alexei Hay for Elle

My random thoughts:

I discovered a new appreciation for Gucci Babouska handbag collection from its Fall/Winter 2008 collection thanks in part to Heidi Klum and Rihanna.



s-i-g-h!

Afro/Naija News:
  • DSquared designs Usher's Tour Dates [The Fashion Bomb]
  • Barack Obama: "We Want A Shelter Dog...a Mutt Like Me! [Us Weekly]
  • Kelly Rowland to perform at the first ever MTV Africa Music Awards. [Kelly Rowland Web]
  • Project Runway Designers Sketch Inaugural Ball Outfits for Michelle Obama. [Us]
  • At least 75 dead in Haiti school collapse. [USA Today]
  • Nigeria speculators' wild cash ride. [BBC News]
  • Lauren London and Cassie pose for the latest Sean John Women Ad campaigns. [IceDotCom]
  • Obama baby naming craze in Kenya. [BBC News Africa]
    • Friday, November 07, 2008

      2008 MTV Europe Music Awards + Fatima's "Modelville" Ep. 3 Recap

      Lemar and Estelle were just some of the UK-based artists that attended the 2008 Europe Music Awards in Liverpool, England last night. Lemar was there in support of his new single, "If She Only Knew" while Estelle hit the stage with Kanye West to perform her hit single, "American Boy."

      Lemar and Estelle at the 2008 EMAs




      On her feet are Jimmy Choos - the same stylish pair Melody Thornton and Alicia Keys previously wore. As for Estelle's furtistic dresses, be sure to visit NSC Fashion Network for the scoop!


      Hence a new shoe crush is born... sigh!
      photos: WIREIMAGE/GETTY

      UK-based publication The Guardian posted up ten highlights from the 2008 EMA's and Lemar made the list. Check it out.
      4) Lemar tells us that it would have been a great idea for Barack Obama to have declared his victory speech over a backing track of Dizzee's Fix Up, Look Sharp. His suggested lyrics?

      "I stay sweet as a nut, sweet like Tropicana,
      You better get out that house because I'm Barack Obama,
      You're not ready for this Bush,
      You better send your best boys, cos you can't stand the push!
      More democratic and saving the Yankee dollar
      Republicans don't stand a chance, not now, not ever" [GUARDIAN]


      The November 24th album release date for his new album, "The Reason" is far too long...or maybe that's just me.

      Fatima Siad kept her competitive drive going for the third episode of "Modelville" (Life After Top Model).

      Fatima Siad on Modelville Ep. 3


      In the second clip below, you get to see Fatima's family photos in Somalia. Fatima also added a new blog about her commerical spot for Carol's Daughter which you can read here. Catch up on Episode 2 via this earlier post.

      Fatima Siad Modelville Life After Top Model Ep 3





      Watch the full episode here.


      The third and final episode of "Modelville" airs on November 19th! The winner gets a lucrative contract for cosmetics brand Carol's Daughter. Check out Fatima's confession on why she wants to win the competition via this new video blog.

      My random thoughts:
      So I took a brief break from my shoe obsessions thanks to this bronze Gucci "Hysteria" clutch spotted on Beth Ostrosky, Cameron Diaz, and Sanaa Lathan.



      It's official - I need therapy for my growing shoe/bag addiction!

      Anyone else bothered by the title of the new animated film, "Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa"??! Okay let me explain why. I say this because Madagascar is off the southeast coast of Africa. The trailer goes into further detail...



      Yeah I'm still taking my little brothers out to see this film. Anyhow it's just a film meant to be funny. To be fair the first one had the cast in New York before they landed in Madagascar. No offense taken but that's just my opinion.

      Afro/Naija News:
    • Michelle Obama to pose for Vogue [The Fashion Bomb]
    • These YSL platforms are taking over Hollywood [Genuine-Imitation]
    • "SATC" The Movie 2 - Confirmed [In A Word...Fab]
    • Beyonce/Leona/"Halo" fiasco [Fresh & Fab]
    • NYC Museum unveils Michelle Obama portrait. [Ebony Intuition]
    • Order pieces from Phunk Afrique [Bella Naija]
    • Angel Lola Luv gets her cameo spotlight in Luda's "One More Drink" video. [Pop Culture Fix]
    • Thandie Newton makes Vogue's Best Dresed list. [Vogue]
    • Behind The Scenes of Election Night 2008 [Mrs. O]
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