Friday, October 05, 2007

Ty Bello

I seem to be developing a trend of writing my posts on friday nights. I was trying to do a quick round of blogville when I decided to write a quick post about a celebrity I met at Gatwick Airport a fortnight ago.

Was at the airport during the week accompanying my friend who had come in over the weekend to take her niece who was on holiday back to school. I saw this huge blob of hair at the check in desk and whispered excitedly to my friend who was travelling and whom I had gone to escort. OMG! I shrieked. Thats TY BELLO! Who? She replied and I was like you mean you dont know TY Bello? She was like - that girl over there? We came in on the same flight on Thursday. I proceeded to tell her what I knew about TY - She used to be a member of a girl band, a succesful gospel group called KUSH, now she's an acclaimed photgrapher. My friend still had this blank look on her face and I couldnt help but abuse her. You mean you live in Lagos and you dont know the celebrities in your own town? Which kind of person are you? LOL!!

My next thoughts were now to either get an autograph from her or take a picture of her or even more, with her. Proof to show Mrs S and rub it in. LOL!! She was waiting for her flight not too far off and I decided to do 'paparazzi' style and take pictures of her from a distance first of all before finally mustering enough courage to go up to her and start gushing......

"Hi, TY I'm a great fan of yours. Please may I have a picture taken with you?" With a smile, she obliged me. Asked me my name and we made some small talk. I didnt recognise her friend who was with her and couldnt tell if she was a celebrity also on the Lagos scene and hoped she didnt feel too bad that I was gushing over TY and TY alone. TY's friend stepped aside and allowed me to have my 5 minutes with my 'celebrity friend' who proceeded to tell me "She liked my hair". (In my heart I was like - Ha! this my scattered experiment I call my hair that you like? Maybe you're just being nice. LOL!) I told her she looked extremely lovely too and that I was a great admirer of her work. (Talk about major sucking up) LOL!! Then I asked to take a picture of her alone and she obliged me but decided to give me a side view and looked away from me. That was when I asked her to please look at the camera and felt bad immediately after saying that. This was an experienced photograher I was talking to but well, shit happens. She smiled and obliged me and I smiled happily and glided away after taking the pictures. Mission accomplished, I sent a text to Mrs Somebody gloating. Thank God there was no huge entourage of bodyguards and PA's around her to stop me - yet. LOL!!

We waited not too far from each other waiting for her flight to be called so they could check in. I overheard her telling her friend she was due in Calabar over the weekend for a photo shoot. Finally at least, she was called in to check in her luggage but not before she had pushed her trolley to where I stood and said she had been at the airport almost 3 hours and had made a mistake coming in too early. I was tongue tied and didnt know what to say other than mumble something in the lines of Oh, thats so sad or something. Really cant remeber what I said. I suck at small talk and thats one area I've got to develop skills in SOON.

Maybe someday in future when she's become even more famous, my pictures of us together will sell of hundreds and hundreds of dough huh? Until then, I'm keeping it close to my heart. I'll share the pictures with you but still havent had the liver to show you all my ugly face with the lovely and beautiful TY BELLO. So what you see is what you get........


My paparazzi attempts at taking her pictures sneakily....


The beautiful Lady.....


My treasured pic that will fetch me millions later on in life. LOL!!
Read Bella Naija Post on TY Bello.

46 comments:

  1. 1st!!! Wow...dat lady's so prettiful. lol. She's one lucky woman.

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  2. The woman is an epitome of beauty.
    looks like she's the one everybody's talking about coz of her song "The Land is green"

    The Video is off the chain.
    great work

    Hope she climbs higher to greater heights

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  3. Lucky you.... and Bella just blogged about her interview in Truelove and her Greenland video I can't seem to get the tune out of my head.

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  4. So nice! You might have a lucrative future as a paparazzi, oh. lol!

    Hope you are well, my sister....

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  5. nna sell the pic and holla at your sistah jare. i need some dough

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  6. So cool! I came across her Land is green video and loved it! She's a total pro!

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  7. lol! CG you are so not serious!
    You actually went and distorted the photo trying to hide ur beaurriful face abi?
    No worry i am headed to Mrs S's house now to uncover ur identity and guess what? Will put up ur pic on my blog!lol!!!!

    About TY, she is soooo cool and from ur account of ur meeting she has no airs at all...makes her even much cooler!

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  8. BTW, Is dat afro like real o something?
    I mean is all dat her real hair??

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  9. I see say u don turn paparazzi now!!..so u don change jobs now abi...lol

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  10. You are too too funnny, I've missed ya. I too look forward to meeting my favs of all time. I shall keep his name secret until I meet him. Don't you oppressing me with his pictures. Likelyhood of you meeting him first. lol.. TY Bello is really great and I just LOVE her hair. Gosh.

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  11. Great lady with unique talent! Don't worry, we al know you're one pretty lady, so no need to hide them pretty face and structure!

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  12. LOL. I don catch you finally, you wan try me eh. I know exactly what you look like now. All i had to do was load the pic into a photographic program and reverse the blurring effect and viola ur face came out so clear eh. You face dey shine o. Finebabe no pimples.

    If I begin see u for my fantasy na your fault o, no just call my name.

    Kai na Mr CG dey come so, sorry o!. I no talk anything, biko. Bros

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  13. I wonder if that is all her hair. It is lovely

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  14. Who is that? LOL
    Nah seriously, she's gospel singer? She's beautiful though. Have to run over to Bella's page and catch up...

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  15. Although i've never heard of her, she looks lovely. And CG, bera stop hiding that pretty face before i kpok you...

    @ princesa: Talk to me babe. I can sneak in one of CG's pics to you. hehehehe *evil laughter* (revenge on CG for all her naughty comments on my blog)!!!

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  16. awwwwwwwww how cute!

    congrats on ur papz skills. :)

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  17. Hehehehehehe!Paparazzi! LOL...oh now I'm officially jealous!

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  19. @Wienna, Oracle, Mari: She sure is one prettiful lady.

    @Solomonsydelle, Catwalq, Arewa: I just might go on a photography course and turn into a full fledged paparazzi. Been thinking about it seriously. LOL!

    @Acainto: Havent seen the video yet but I'm sure it will be lovely.

    @Princessa: Mrs S is estopped from showing u anything. Her hair was extremely lovely. That will be the next hairstyle on my cards. LOL!!

    @LOASCM, Ameee: I think its either a weave or wig but whatever she did to her hair, it sure looks good on her.

    @Ugo, Cally-Waffybabe: LOL! (blush)

    @Ubong Da: U've been watching too much CNN, Sky n BBC. (How Interpol unmasked that paedophile's picture using the twirling technology abi?) LOL!! I no believe u jo. LOL!!

    @Mimi: Papz skills ke? It was just excitement at seeing a celebrity. LOL!! Luckily I was with my camera. Who knows maybe my next pic will be with Jamie Foxx or Kanye West huh? HOT, HOT DUDES! LOL!!

    @Nyemoni: LOL!! Dont be. Suss her out! She lives in your own town. (smile)

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  20. i have it on good record that u were a rascal in uni lol!!!!. throwing stones at police. u no dey fear? lol!!!!
    why did u blur ur face nah?! i'm vexing o!
    Ty is talented and has made a name for herself in two lucrative trades in naija. she's also got a great personality, i've interviewed her a couple of times over the years and she's always an interviewer's delight.

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  21. don't really know who she is but she sure is pretty!!

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  22. never heard of her till now.. anyway, TY is fine, but u my dear CG, from the blurriness of the pictures is A BEAUTIFUL GAL.. lol..

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  23. I know her.she has this awesome video. about the land being green plus she is a photographer. she gud and pwetty

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  24. ty rocks.totally love her.
    http://allthecoolnameshavebeentaken.blogspot.com

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  25. Big fight going on at unshined congo's blog.

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  26. Hello! I just want to introduce my blog to you. I do hope you would drop by. Thanks

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  27. First time hearing of TY BELLO.....she looks nice....As for you CalGal....stop being modest and show us that beautiful face lol

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  28. awwww...u met TY. Why didn't u show us ur beaurrriful SMILE naw????? Lolllll...

    Now I feel like singing "the land is GREEN, it's green, it's green." But that's the only line I know...

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  29. You try my sister, meself, abeg, u did very well, u come get pic to prove am self! meanwhile i hear say u be militant! heheheheheh

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  30. She is such a sweetheart, always gracious always polite. It was fun interviewing her

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  31. And when are you going to update this £$%^&** blog?! Also, i think someone has forgotten about a certain phone call being owed! *fuming*

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  32. Oi this girl...UPDATE already!!!!!!!

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  33. Not like you. Update now. Coming from me, now that is something. Hope you and yours are well.

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  34. totaly love the chic...too lovely and humble.

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  35. Update this fecking blog jare!!! *hissezzzzzzzz*

    @ princesa: Nothing do am o. Na love nwantintin with hubby plus laziness to update dey worry am...

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  36. I really like her new song. "The land is green"

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  37. Okay, I keep coming here for updates and nothing. I ask nice questions like" How are you" and all I get in response is NADA!

    I don vex, oh! You this babe, update na!

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  38. you really need to update....

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