Thursday, December 20, 2007

What Makes Hillary Tick..

Common Ground.

Coming from the divisive politics that has made America two countries really instead of one spirit, we need someone who isnt afraid not to be extreme on the left and on the right, but to say: no one is wiser than the other; we are all seeking the same things - a better country, and we can work together and get it.

I'm in a hotel with broadband that;s such a dream come true, and have been waltzing through Youtube all night. SO many videos t share (especially those DELICIOUS The View meltdowns - you should check them out), but listen to what Hillary has to say about the gap between pro-life and pro-choice


And she's not just saying it. She has for the past couple of years built such strong bi-partisan alliances that have won her praise, AND respect from both sides. Contrast this with rock-star Obamaa's ugly spat with the Republic campaign over the failure of a bi-partisan agreement HERE

Monday, December 17, 2007

TFA Nominee Party Pics!

It went down on the 12th of November (wednesday), at Waka Restaurant, Sanusi Fafunwa, Victoria Island, Lagos!

Comedian, Jedi, who emceed the event, digging it down with Entrepreneur of the Year nominee, Mosun!

Yours Truly with Linda Ikeji of the delicious legs!

The megastar's in the room!

Fela Durotoye - Deliciously Dapper!

It's Don Jazzy Again!

Guess who!lol

TY Bello with Fela Durotoye

You can see PLENTY of pics HERE

Hillary Finds Her Voice...

Funny, all the time Hillary was leading in the polls - I wasnt impressed. As far as I was concerned, she was only coasting because she was the most viable; not because of who she was/is.

Fire Mark Penn! I used to scream to myself. He wasnt doing enough to communicate the essence of Hillaryland - so that once Obama stepped up his opportunistic attacks, and abandoned the politics of hope with which he hoodwinked Americans desperate for change, her lustre began to fade...

For someone like me who reads up ACTIVELY on Hillary, and can boast of solid insight into her personality as much as public persona can allow, I know that she's the best choice for America, and if she would only show a bit of why she is the best - why her evolution into a political heavyweight is the biggest asset the Democrats need now ... she wuld be there. She needed to stop being formidable alone - she needed to start communicating ..

Well maybe I should say thank Obama and that irritant Edwards for their attacks! Now the Hill opens her mouth and she's talking ... her soul is seeping through - and I know she will regain her traction.

Hear her:

"That work means knowing when to find common ground and when to stand your ground," she said. "If you are too unyielding, then you are likely to end up with nothing to show for it. If you are too compromising, you may very well give up your principles and your values. You've got to find that balance." (Read the full piece HERE)

"You dont get change by hoping for it (read Obama and his romantic tales of change and hope), you dont get change by demanding it (read Edwards and his annoyingly slippery tirade against Corporate America), you get change by working for it."

The Des Moines Register endorsement captures the essence of Hillary, and is a must read for everyone who wants to be convinced on why she is THE BEST CHOICE. I was overjoyed that they captured so brilliantly the very thoughts I have about Hillary. The very thoughts that will make her win.

Hear them:
"Indeed, Obama, her chief rival, inspired our imaginations. But it was Clinton who inspired our confidence. Each time we met, she impressed us with her knowledge and her competence."

HERE is another Hillary story that wins my heart.

You will hear more and more about her and why exactly I can;t get enough of her as the days go...

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Runaway blogger!


SO MUCH has been happening since the last time I wrote on these pages, and it's such a shame that I've not had time to blog. I would have tried but my blogger has simply REFUSED to sign in since AND I havent been able to find space to go use somoene else's!! Seriously man. I get so increasingly busy I wonder how I manage to get it all together - people ask, but I truly, TRULY dont know! It's grace. Unmerited. Unlimited.

It's strange at this point - everything is going so well; it is just a dream come true for me! I am SO thankful. Unfortunately, the only blot on that is how I dicsover those people who are closest to you are sometimes the greatest stmbling blocks to ur moving froward and my gift to myself in the new year is to get rid of them slowly, painfully but surely - as I come to the painful fact that I can't allow anyone kill my joy!

The Future.. Awards, The Apprentice Africa, my NYSC posting etc etc - there;s SO much to say. The nominees party for the awards held this last wednesday and it was such a blast! Dbanj, Ashionye, DOn Jazzy, Linda Ikeji, Ebuka etc ... Hopeflly I will blog properly on that anedput put up pics.

However, I must say that for someone who is enamoured with Hilary Clinton it;s a shame I havent blogged much about her here. It's SO sad to see Hilary slipping in the polls - the only true liberal in that race (at least amongst the top 3), she is a remarkable, brilliant woman and will make such a formidable and successful leader. She might still win, sans the toga of inevitablility, and I certainly hope she does. EVerytime I read a bad story about her, I mourn, it hurts me like it's a personal loss! (Just had to blog that! More on that too later!)

I wil respond to ur comments before the day ends.

Sorry about the random blogging - I am in a rush to the airport AND there;s only 24 hours in a day, AND I have SO much to say!

Stay well people! (And kudos to the great spirits who have found the will t keep blogging! Btw, you DO know that naijafineboy is in town right?!)


Sunday, December 2, 2007

Mikel Obi, Chimamanda, TY Bello, Don Jazzy, Others, Make The Future.. Awards Longlist for 2008!

After four weeks of grueling research and investigation, following the close of nominations in November, the Central Working Committee for The Future.. Awards is glad to release the definitive list of the brightest and best young people Nigeria produced in 2007!

With the excitement that has built up in the past few weeks – this is a list that young Nigerians from all around the world have been waiting for! Understandably so, since the list came out a bit later than usual this year. Adebola Williams, Operations Director for the awards explains, “This year the nominations we received more than tripled – it was truly massive! It’s no doubt due to the extensive national media campaign and tours – and we are most grateful to our media partners. And not just any nominations, we got a diverse and impressive pull. It was arduous wading through them, but what can we say really? We like to think it’s what you get when you do an awards like this that people have come to believe as credible and trustworthy.”

As usual, from the thousands of nominations (47, 234 this year) 120 nominees (8 per category) have been selected for the race towards the ultimate prize. In all the 15 keenly-contested-for categories, there are brilliant, high flying young achievers all between the ages of 18 and 31. It is fine cocktail of the famous and the seemingly obscure, the skilled and the talented, professionals and artistes – a truly balanced representation of the next generation.

From TY Bello, who is on the long list for two awards, Artist of the Year and Young Person of the Year, investment guru Boye Olawole and others for Professional of the Year, through the likes of D’banj and Psuare for Musician of the Year, Tosin Dekalu, Chika Nwobi, Funke Bucknor and co for Entrepreneur of the Year. And with others like Mak Kusare of BBC’s Wetin Dey, Joke Jaiyesinmi of Hip TV, Abdulkareem Baba Aminu of Daily Trust, Ayeni Adekule of Thisday, divas like Genevieve Nnaji, Oge Okoye and Ini Edo battling it for Actor of the Year, and for the first time ever, a sports personality, Mikel Obi, emerging, for Young Person of the Year, this is one list you have to read through!

The 4-stage judging process begins immediately, with the Independent Audit Committee, headed by Dr. Reuben Abati and having such credible Nigerians as Ms. Sienne Alwell-Brown, Mr. Dapo Olorunyomi, amongst 30 others screening through this list to decide who will be crowned as icons of the future!

Further information can be gotten on


Professional of the Year
Ike Ochonogor – FedEx
Temitope Ogunfayo – Procter & Gamble
Adebayo Omole – Matrix Solicitors
Boye Olawoye - Investment Banking Group
Lola Talabi – Cadbury Nigeria
Bode Makanjuola – Caverton Group
Omowale David Ashiru - Accenture
Noble Igwe – Virgin Nigeria

Artist of the Year
Karo Akpokiere
Jide Alakija
TY Bello
Ogunnubi Babadeji
Chukwuma Ngene
Seyi Taylor
Adolphus Opara
Abraham Oghobase

Music Producer of the Year
Alex Yangs
Don Jazzy
ID Cabassa
Jeremiah Gyang
Wole Oni
Mr. Daz

Screen/Programme Producer of the Year
Mak Kusare – AveHill
Michael Oyeyiola - Soundcity
Lamide Opere – Nigezie
Seke Somolu – Wetin Dey
Effiong Eton - Silverbird
Soji Ogunnaike – Real Time
Joke Jaiyesinmi – Hip TV
Nasir Muazu – BBC

Musician of the Year
Olu Maintain
De Indispensables

Best Use of Technology
Adejuwon Saheed
Femi Odewunmi
Ayorinde Olalekan
Mubarak Mohammed Abdulahi
Icebox Studios
Olufemi Akande
Odufuye Bamidele
Seun Medunoye

Best Use of Advocacy
Emmanuel Etim
Toyosi Akerele
Temidayo Israel
Olatorera Majekodunmi
Adeola Akinremi
Oyebisi O. Babatunde
Amina Alli

Entrepreneur of the Year
Abiodun Ajibola - CGMIE Consulting
Tosin Dekalu – Lady Cobbler
Funke Awobokun – Cocktails In & Out
Funke Bucknor – Zaphaire Events
Gbenga Ashiru – Nebula Media
Bukola Adubi – Miccom Resorts
Chika Nwobi – Mtech
Mosunmola Umoru – Honeysuckles PTL

On-Air Personality of the Year
Adaure Achumba
Keke Adenuga
Nike Coker
Lamide Akintobi
Denrele Edun
Mike Magic
Gbemi Olateru-Olagbegi
Ebuka Obi-Uchendu

Journalist of the Year
Samson Adeoye – The Guardian
Ayeni Adekunle – Thisday
Azuh Amatus – The Sun
Abdulkareem Baba-Aminu – Daily Trust
Adedeji Ademigbuji – National Standard
George Elijah Otumu – The Week
Nonye Iwuagwu – The Punch
Julie Odia - Simply Woman

Best Use of Goodwill
Generation 4 Change
Do Sumthing Positive
AIPA- Against Illiteracy Poverty and AIDS
Shade Ladipo
Omowunmi Agagu
Ngozi Ekeh

Entrepreneur of the Year (Beauty & Style)
Omoyemi Akerele
Toni Payne
Okunoren Twins
Muyiwa Osindero
Banke Meshida
Linda Ikeji
Lisa Folawiyo
Bunmi Oyeniyi

Actor of the Year
Genevieve Nnaji
Ini Edo
Funke Akindele
Ali Nuhu
Osita Iheme
Mike Ezuruonye
Oge Okoye
Nonso Diobi

Magazine of the Year

Young Person of the Year
Mikel Obi
TY Bello
Oluchi Orlandi
Chika Nwobi
Toni Payne
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Mubarak Muhammed Abdulai