Monday, July 02, 2007

SIMBA, MY TRUE LOVE

The Lion King and True Love Article on Bloggers

All this weekend I have been excited about two things. Let me talk about the first as I beg your indulgence for a few moments of vanity. OH MY GAWWWDDD I AM IN TRUE LOVE WEST AFRICA!!!! Ha ha ha!! Ok calm down Addy...calm down. So I and a few bloggers including Bella, Taurean minx, Bimby Lads and Aramide had the opportunity to be interviewed for the article. Honestly I wished more of 'us' could have been in it but y'all know there can't be enough space to contain all the GREAT NIGERIAN BLOGGERS we read every day. Before I continue, I have to give kudos to Bella. Only a special person can be offered the opportunity to have her picture splashed on the most popular magazine in West Africa and yet decline. WOW!! That's deep! People that humble are rare to find these days and unfortunately RIGHT NOW, I AM DEFINITELY NOT ONE OF THEM. Especially as I was expecting this article to be one of those one page small passport-photo size picture type articles as I didn't think 'we were that important'. But Dude we got like 5 pages and I got 1 and a half. And the pictures were hot. As in 'EHEN NOW WE ARE TALKING'....not like the funny flying arm, eyes half close looking drunk pictures that the 'Street Style Tabloids' post. So embarrassing those ones are, in fact I cringe at the sight. BUT THIS ONE!! Ah.. this one is one in town. I look like I could sell white as black because I look like such a saint (I plead the 5th at this point). Anyways I have been singing and dancing TuFace Idibia's 'True Love' all weekend and irritating my siblings and friends. Gosh I think True Love made a mistake because I will be driving people crazy with this one. Yeah yeah it is not an achievement but me I have been dreaming of being in a magazine for the longest time... as SUPER MODEL(rotf-lmao). I think I can live with this one in a frame on my wall for the rest of my life. Slowly and surely I will get into Time and O! magazine one day and if I become anybody of world importance (like the person who brings world peace) perhaps I'll make the cover (hmh..did i just curse myself, because world peace seems quite elusive). Until then, being the bush girl that I can be I am milking it like a 5 year old in a nursery school play.


Which brings me to the second topic of importance. The Lion King was in Nigeria (ha ha... I hope you didn't miss that transition....go back and read the previous 3 lines.. I am just a G!!). Oh yeah back to what I was saying. Yes the Lion King came to the Muson Center in Lagos and guess what... I AM IN LOVE WITH SIMBA!!! Isn't he just too hot?




Kingsley Ogboso (Next Movie Star 2005) and the gorgeous kids at Standard Bearers Academy and their teachers performed the Lion King all of last week. Can I say that that's like the cutest thing I have seen since I came to Nigeria. Aside from the baby Donkey somewhere in Oniru Estate and Hero's 5 puppies and Hero playing soccer. Hero is the yard 'Mongrel' at STV (need to differentiate from the street mongrels that hang around outside the station) Anyways, the play was such a delight to watch. I was laughing hard and singing along as well, considering that I used to perform the Lion King to entertain my nieces in New York way back when I used to my house girl-aspiring-to-be-a-Broadway-star runs. Seriously I knew every word to the lyrics and even the movie. I am kinda rusty now but the play brought it all back. And y'all can never guess who was playing Timon. Fellow blogger Don Chichi himself. Great Job dude!! Great job to the entire school for putting this on. It was fabulous. It was no Broadway, but it was absolutely refreshing and honestly you can never go wrong with a production of Lion King especially if you have kids in it. Screams of total cuteness. I was actually feeling a little jealous of the mommies and daddies who were waving back to their kids on stage. There was this absolutely adorable little girl who was just too tickled about being a flower. Arghh!!! I couldn't resist waving back when she waved to her parents. Ok I sense my maternal instincts creeping up and I have adjusted my 'list of kids' to two now. We'll see how long that will last. Anyways I am looking forward to seeing another play in town soon, may be even auditioning for one. I gotta put my theater degree to good use now, just waiting for the 'aha' moment. Ya'll keep your ears close to the ground for auditions. I was actually discussing with a friend and wondering, wouldn't it be nice to see a Nigerian Adaptation of Grease? What other plays would you like to see performed? I absolutely love the Nigeria Classics like Ola Rotimi's ' The God's are Not to Blame', Zulu Sofola's 'Wedlock of the Gods' and all those Wole Soyinka and his contemporaries' plays that used to show at the Unilag Auditorium way back when the AIR CONDITIONER USED TO WORK!!!! LOL!!
Below are the pictures. They are not so clear but I am working on getting clearer ones. Y'all expect the True Love article on BellaNaija.com SOOOOON!!! I don't have a scanner and I am not about to buy 10 copies of the magazine to give all my friends who want to see it.












13 comments:

Dammie said...

LoL - I love Bella, and indeed only a special person can be offered such and declined!! It also shows, it's more a passion thing for her, and the love of her country!!!

Anyhoo, heard soo much about this LION KING thing...need. to. go. see. it!!

Congratulations on the feature!!

XxLovexX

mystoriesmytestimonies said...

thanks for the pic .
cant wait to see the true love pic
congratulations ....

catwalq said...

which mag?

pamelastitch said...

i guess i need to get true love west africa now....

congratulations :)

pammy

36 INCHES OF BROWN LEGS said...

i saw the true love mag and thought , ha this girl is pretty o!! babes, the pic on ur profile doesnt do u justice at all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Adaure na wa o, you too yarn. Anyway, you have provided many wedding websites for us tatafos, abeg do you know the website for the wedding pictures of this power couple.

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/06/17/fashion/weddings/17gbadegesin.html?ex=1183608000&en=2e7a2190baf2f535&ei=5070



Tatafo.

Omodudu said...

So where is da picture?

Omodudu said...

How can a champion blogger like you blog without link haba. Insular blogging.

naijagal said...

when did this happen? true love nice nice!!! I would have loved to have been there!:)

Dimples said...

Adaure...u have a picture...of my darling Don Chichi as Timoni????...Would love 2 see how he looked...lol

FDK said...

@ Anonymous:
I was at the "power couple's" wedding. Their website is www.ikeore.com. Their wedding was so lovely.

Omolola said...

hey addy.missed the Lion King,it was on 4 just 2 or 3 days.they should bring it back 4 another week mahn.lovvve the true love article but what about the male bloggers,i'd love to read bout em and maybe find a TRUE LOVE amongst them.LMAO

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