Showing posts from November, 2016

Surreal... Chatting with the legend, King Sunny Ade

I don't know people who live and work with legends manage to behave because every time I meet a living legend? O la la!Today I had the honour of interviewing King Sunny Ade on my radio show. Sometimes when things like this happen, you are like, 'meeeeeee?'. But I couldn't panic nor over think it. KSA was driving in. 'Wawu'.So what was it like?O my. Where do I start?First KSA is so polished. I don't think they teach that kind of charm in school. Smiley, courteous and gracious. I had to remind myself the man sitting opposite me, so soft spoken, was 70!!!
He took our flight of stairs like it was nothing. It's not surprising for a man who grew up playing football and now plays golf, chess, lacrosse and more.
Speaking of football, he says he loves and supports the Eagles but wouldn't tell us what club he supports. I tried to get him to say, 'Manchester United'. There's a 'Sunny on Sunday' concert coming up where he will not only perfo…

From the Show... Iyanya's baby bells and impressions! (Written by (Iretomiwa)

Guess who stormed Tosyn Bucknor's show ( #TopoftheMorning)?! Mavin's new signing bounced into the studio with his entourage. He even took over Tosyn's snapchat o!

After playing his new song, 'Up To Something' featuring Don Jazzy and Dr. Sid, Tosyn challenged Iyanya to do impressions of Pete Edochie, Falz, Kanye and Don Jazzy.

On his move to MAVINS, he said it's the best decision he's ever made. He explained that it all started after he recorded 'GIFT' with Don Jazzy. According to him, there's no bad blood whatsoever with Ubi Franklin and MMMG.

Right now, he's listening to Sia, Bryson Tiller, Tori Lanez on his ipod.

When we gave him dumbbells to lift (someone actually had to heave to lift them) Iyanya lifted them with his fingers!!! Just two fingers! He called them "baby bells"!!! Cheiiii!!!!

He pointed out that you never stop paying your dues, no matter how old you are in the business.

On why his shirts always seem to be unbuttoned on st…

My eternal Nature .v. Nurture debate

"I am my father’s daughter, I am my mother’s child, have hair like my grandmother, I smile like my grandpa… Heritage, that’s what makes me me”
Those are lines from a song, ‘Heritage’, by CON.tra.diction and they ring in my ear regularly. Everything i am, i can seem to link to one parent or the other. And if all else fails, i dig up a grandpa. It works out when i am having a good day- i can thank genetics for getting some things right. But on days when i feel less than perfect, i also feel helpless. Thanks to genetics, i can’t reach certain heights (literally) and have to watch what goes to my hips (thanks grandma).
I once studied criminology in university and was so fascinated by the theories of crime out there, that i based my final year project on the Nature .v. Nurture debate. Are criminals born or made? That was my question and the project tried to answer it by digging up various theories and studies. For example, i found a study o…

Nickelodeon says Happy Birthday to Nigerian Kids

Nickelodeon teams up with Dominos for monthly birthday surprises

So, the kids and family channel on Dstv 305, Nickelodeon, has a pleasant surprise for Nigerian kids.

In partnership with Domino's Pizza and Cold Stone Creamery, Nickelodeon is offering four kids every month the chance to win an awesome birthday surprise.

This surprise is open to kids between 2 - 12 years of age. (Although Tosyn is not a kid but she got a surprise as well! Think it is because of her height?)

How to win? All kids have to do is take part in a monthly competition and they could be selected alongside friends and family to join in the surprise birthday party.

Aside from the party, Nickelodeon and Domino's will also give winners a special gift. The surprise parties will take place at selected Domino's Pizza and Cold Stone creamery outlets in Nigeria, with lots and lots of fun.

To participate in the competition, click here to fill the registration form on the Nickelodeon website. Winners will be cont…

#MondazetoFriyay... Busy week with Iyanya and My Extensionz CEO

The biggest story during the week was Iyanya signing with the Mavins.

We caught up with him and had a chat about that in this video which also features a chat with the CEO of My Extensionz, where i got my nails and more done.

Check out the video!