Anyways onto this week! I ate a lot of Shawama (it's my lovely version of a quesidilla or pizza, with probably as much cardiac arrest, I've eaten it 3-4 a week, and I sometimes choose my last nightclub to hop to based on if they sell food), and not as much Suya as I hoped.
Brace yourself. This is going to be a super.... LONG post. words & pictures, so grab a drink, save this page (Ctrl + D), and keep coming back, unless your bored at work, or love me, then *high five*
I've been hanging out with a lot of old friends; and friends that I've made via technology so I feel like i've known them forever. Lagos definitely feels small. It's only been 2 weeks, but for almost every new person I've met there's one to zero degrees of separation between them an and old friend. E.G. meet a new person, they've dated an old person, meet another new person, and they schooled with an old person.
- There's so... much opportunity it's insane, and I'm just praying it becomes real.... don't want to talk about it or jinx it.
- I've been getting a lot of photography opportunities here, and I really hope they become a reality.
- Went to an awesome house party on Friday, live band and everything (my lovely friend told me it was karaoke & I believed him for 5 mins), then club hopped & partied till 5 am
Pictures in this post are from Saturday aka july 9th,
The show has had a lot of media attention over here & overseas.
I'll give you the run down of the hoopla.
A show called Music Meets Runway was to be held Sat July 9th, it would feature 10 designers, 10 musical artists, on 1 runway, which it did. Genius right!! it's similar to Rip the Runway, or Fashion Rocks, but this is Nigerian designers, and Nigerian Artists, and Awesomeness, it's basically a fashion show & musical concert in one..
I couldn't recognize any of the musicians names, but the day of the concert I actually knew over half the songs, see... promoting various nightclubs in Atlanta came in handy. Anyways the hoopla started with people expecting Fabulous, Trey Songz & Ciara, who later weren't expected anymore. But the huge hoopla came from the Female host: Miss Amber Rose.
Amber has enough drama going on, so I won't bother stating her stuff, you can google it. But anyways Amber was the host and about a few days before the show she tweeted she had nothing to do with it, there was back and forth, media outrage, random gossip, mean gossip about the company Le Reve. Crazy shit basically. Luckily there was damage control, Amber tweeted again explaining that false management worked with Le Reve Events, and she went on a radio show in Nigeria and cleared it up.
Anyways long story the show was definitely going to go on with or without Amber, the 10 designers, 10 musicians, and that 1 fabulous runway wasn't going to go anywhere. A new female host was put in, and the show was fabulous!!!!! My heart goes out to the lady that owns Le Reve Events, she's such a sweetheart, I really like her, and this show was HUGE, so much work and talent, and dealing with all this drama on her first show must have been hard.
Ok... ok... picture time.
But before that OMG I told you Nigeria's expensive. I'm about to take Mancini & Fola's advice and stop converting to dollars. Get it? If i don't convert to dollars, I'm not sure of the value, and that way it won't hurt!
Event price:.......................................................... xe.com today's rate of 1=152.47 (though people says its 150 or 158)
₦5,000 for regular admission (balcony) .............. $32.79
₦10,000 regular................................................... $65.59
₦20,000 VIP........................................................ $131.17
₦350,000 Tables (can fit 10)................................$2,295.53 ........ there were 80 tables
Now enjoy pictures!!!
|Ladies Getting Ready. (all extensions by Sheizadiva@hotmail.com then dyed or natural)|
|Sis Amanda & friend Friend Ejeme/ designer Jini)|
|Mandy, Me, & Ejeme|
|What I wore|
|Jini - located in Lagos (+234-807 0829 698) (email@example.com)|
|Me. Me. Me!!|
|Now More of me|
|heeeeeey Gorgeous! (@GorgeousMandy)|
|Hey Sexy!!! @SheizAdiva|
|lol told my sis that I should wear my shoes while she wears hers, so people will know we both have it... and she looked at me crazy! lol whatever, y'all know you thought it.|
|Love my girls!|
|Who remembers my lil Bro! Mancini (both on holiday here with me)|
|My darling Zina on holiday here (outfit by Jini)|
Don't blame us for taking so many pictures, blame digital camera's for that capability ;) I combined a lot of pictures to make them less. We actually made it on time .... well it started nigerian time, 9ish lol instead of 6.
|Musician & Male host: Banky W.|
|Hosts: Banky W. & Toulz|
|our table.. well Spice TV had a table, so we sat on the next one.|
Gifs/ Animated pictures of some shows
gif 2: Design by Obsidian & Artist: Wiz kid, our justin bieber.
ok I had to make a VIDEO because this was this guys first performance ever, and they were so hype!!! loved it. Also took a vid from Naeto C.
|Love this pic of WizKid|
|middle Chizoba (OMG everyone's grown up!!!!)|
|Jacket also by Jini|
|I realize Jini's outfits are allover this post!!! lol guess we all love it.|
|my girl Lola! (LolavitaHair.com)|
|Ladies lost their minds. heeeey,he was the only shirtless guy, I screamed too.|
Saturday: After the awesome show, we hung out then club hopped, had an amazing weekend.
GUESS WHAT!!! Do you know my battery died!!!!!! I HAD TO GET ALL GHETTO and charge it at a Samsung Station once i got there!!! Samsung was the main sponsor, and a big shout out to them, cause if not for them, yall wouldn't get to see any pictures of the show.'
Congrats to the Organizer; Le Reve Events!! memorize that name :)
Congrats to all the designers: my faves collections were Obsidian, Tsemaye Binitie, Babuhska, Virgos Lounge & the last guy (don't get me wrong, they were cool, but i could see myself wearing this, so no one fight me!)
Performances: They all rocked! Loved it all. I admit when Sasha performed I kept thinking & hoping she'd say "I only go back when i do the moonwalk, K'mon, do the moon walk" lol
before i forget. It rained sooo.... much on Sunday, I was more than tempted to skip mass. I kinda slept thru 6.30 am mass, then slept through 9am when sheila and charles went. PS: my little brother Mancini went to 6.30am mass *SIDE EYE!!! cuz I saw him at the club 4am, even danced with him!!*
So the rain never stopped! And Amanda & i definitely had to go to church or my mum would believe we're pagans.
A lot of ladies have asked me bout my hair, how I colored it, & how I curl it, I promise.... the next post is just about that.
Dear Heaven there has been so much eye candy. I keep telling myself, think business, focus on photography, writing, working etc cause we know.... when bombchell falls... I'm like a kid in a candy store, so I just look, blush or act like i can't see them, and look away thinking of all the gorgeous calories i can't have.
Hope you all enjoyed this post :)
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last edit: I use my Sony A33 (i switched between 2 lenses (a) 50mm 1.4, which i shot the video without flash, and (b)24-70 Sony Carl Zeiss lens)