Saturday, February 28, 2015

Thy Will Be Done - Pictures from the London Premiere - 1

The star studded London premiere of Thy Will be done held at the BFI IMAX Cinema at Waterloo.  Here are some more pictures from the event.  Shout out to the crew at Iroko TV - you guys rock!




Friday, February 27, 2015

Thy Will Be Done - Nollywood Movie Premiere in London

Yesterday was the movie premiere for Thy Will Be Done - A Nollywood Factory Film in conjunction with Roks Studio.  The premiere was a first in Nollywood.  The first Nollywood moovie to premiere at the BFI IMAX Cinema at Waterloo.
Mercy Okojie & Obi Emenloye
Mary Remmy Njoku
Ramsey Nouah
Jason Njoku

 I was really looking forward to this movie - it featured all my favourite people - Ramsey Nouah, Mercy Johnson Okojie, Mary Remmy Njoku, Jide Kosoko and loads more.  Missing this premiere was not an option.  Thankfully I got there on time and met other pressmen (paparazzi to you) still setting up their equipment.  I joined them.  (Even if all I did was bring my camera out of my handbag, I still had to make sure the battery was ok and the SD card intact.  That was my own prep.  I shall not be left behind.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Thy Will Be Done!

Ramsey Nouah - A man after my own heart.  I grew up with Ramsey Nouah.  That did not come out the way I intended - I'll rephrase that.  I grew up watching Ramsey Nouah.  Ah!! Fine boy no pimples.  I digress.  Back to the crux of the matter - His acting skills are a delight.

Mercy Johnson Okojie - a versatile and delightful actress.  Always ready to display her skills - be it as a posh lady or an agbero.  Mercy will deliver - never found wanting.

Mary Remmy Njoku - a sight for sore eyes.  I remember when she started her acting career and my attention was drawn to her performance.  Her performance in BB babes - pure joy!  But that is most likely because I love her anyways.    Give me Mary Remmy anyday - I will happily spend the entire weekend watching her. (Pun intended)

My favourite actor and actresses have the premiere of their latest movie - THY WILL BE DONE taking tomorrow - Thursday 26th February 2015.  The movie is produced and directed by award winning director Obi Emelonye (of Last Flight to Abuja and The Mirror Boy  fame) and Roks Studios.  The premiere is scheduled to take place at BFI Imax Waterloo in Central London.  The red carpet starts at 6pm and the screening starts at 7pm.  Ye all take note - no African time!

I cant wait to see this movie - the trailer has tantalised and gotten me extremely curious.  The movie is about a Pastor who is torn between standing with his first wife who had an accident and was supposedly buried but turns up at his home a couple of years after the burial  or staying with his current wife whom he married after the 'death' of his first wife.  The decisions a man has to make!  Both women vie for his attention and affection and who wins in the end will be revealed at the end of the plot!! To find out how it all ends, all you have to do is turn up at the movie premiere.  The effects of the car hitting Mary had my mouth open in an extremely wide 'O'.  Get your tickets now from Event Brite.  They are going fast!  See you at the premiere tomorrow?

Watch the movie trailer below.


Sunday, February 22, 2015

Berrilicious Smoothies

New Years are synonymous with new year resolutions.  I did not make any this year and I do not think I have made any resolutions for a couple of years now - just a strong and silent determination to try and eat right and healthy.  Delving into smoothies is my way of achieving that goal.

Today, I decided to experiment some more.  I looked into the fridge and saw that I had some strawberries, blueberries and bananas.  I decided to throw them together and make a quick smoothie.  While I was at it, I remembered that I had some leftover oats in the cupboard and got those out too.  Did I mention I love roughage in my smoothies?  The oats would see to that.  Out came my processor and we are good to go.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Gong Xi Fa Cai!!

That means Happy New Year in Mandarin.  The Cantonese equivalent is 'Gong Hey Fat Choi'. The Chinese New Year is here once again and the air is agog with Chinese lanterns, food and camaraderie.  Each new year is associated with a symbol which has a significance.  This year is the year of the Sheep (or Goat?).  Well, I have read in certain quarters that there is some confusion whether it is the year of the sheep or the year of the goat.  It seems as if they are grouped together as they are seen to 'belong' to the same family so you wont be wrong if you say the former or latter.  We are still waiting for clarification regarding this from 'the horses mouth'.

I have attended a couple of celebrations and this year will be no different.  Today is the first day of the new year and everyone heads home to spend the festivities with their families.  The first three days of the year are usually declared holidays and some people take up to a week off work to to participate in the festivities.

Its not going to be any different over here and I bet Chinatown has been a beehive of activities the entire week.  There will be a parade on Sunday beginning north of Trafalgar Square, past the square and into China Town, there will also be the traditional lion dance and loads of dim sum and sushi for the uninitiated to try.  It will be a wonderful display of culture and a great way to spend the weekend if you are looking for outdoors activities.  

The clothing, the lions, the face painting, the Geisha, the dancers, the music, the drummers, the restaurants, the food, the paper lanterns, the souvenirs, - nostalgic!! I am so looking forward to the celebrations.  Culture is indeed a wonderful thing.  Below are some pictures to whet your appetite regarding the forthcoming celebrations.

Monday, February 16, 2015

My Kale Smoothie

I love visiting Dooney.  She is a lady after my very own heart who has opened my eyes on loads of culinary shortcuts.  Dooney has been educating us on how vile her kale smoothies are.  This made me curious as I had recently jumped on the kale bandwagon - kale chips inclusive.  I use it in soups, stews, yam porridge, as a substitute for spinach and efo and in my eyes, kale can do no wrong.  I haven't had a kale smoothie yet so I decided to experiment and see how it would go.