Saturday, 23 January 2010

You Probably Don’t Care, But....

I was tagged by Ashwini to do this, and since I haven’t posted lately (work has been VERY busy the last couple of weeks) I thought I’d post this list of my favourite things for you lot....yes, all 3 of you!

Colour: it’s the colour of royalty, but I am partial to a bit of blue too.

Animal: Although I have a cat (no spinster jokes pls, I have a man!), I’m not really an animal fan. However, my little sister has her heart set on getting a Shiba Inu puppy, and I have to admit they are bloody cute.

Band: Not really a band as such, but I’m loving The Foreign Exchange. If you haven’t heard of them, go on You Tube and check out their stuff. I’m hoping they do a gig in London soon....

Singer: Eric Roberson – this guy is a frickin legend. An independent artist and songwriter, he has written for the likes of Jill Scott, Mary J. Blige, Musiq and others. I’ve seen him perform at the Jazz Cafe twice, and each time he put on a brilliant show. If you’re into Neo-Soul check him out. He’ll be in London next month, hosting Groove Gumbo at The Pigalle Club Feb 25th (

Song: Dreamland by Andy Allo – this song has been on repeat on my car for a few days now. I’m hoping she comes to London for a gig as well someday..... (

Film: I’m not really an avid cinema-goer, but when I think about all the films I went to see last year, I was really impressed by District 9 (Nigerian stereotypes aside of course...)

Food: I looooove Thai food, but anything cooked by my mum, especially her Jollof rice will do it for me; let it be known that some of my friends have said that her Jollof rice is better than the Jollof cooked by their own mothers.....controversial, but true...

Drink: I love a rum and coke, but if I’m not doing alcohol, then a simple sarsaparilla with fizzy water will put a smile on my face!

Restaurant: Sema Thai on Lordship Lane (south London, not north!) does the BEST Thai food ever...I go there nearly every month.

Shop: For clothes – COS, Urban Outfitters, American Apparel and Whistles. For shoes – Kurt Geiger and Office.

Website: Cor blimey, I go on about 10 websites everyday. These include:

as well as the usual Facebook and Twitter ones....

Magazine: I always have a copy of Grazia on me – to me that’s just as standard as carrying lip balm, but I love InStyle and Elle too.

Sport: I LOVE watching the athletics championships, especially the sprints and relays....and some of the athletes are quite hot too...

Team: Well if Nigeria is in the World Cup then I have to support them, but if it comes to football I support Arsenal, because my man is sitting here and he told me!

TV Program: I discovered the Food Network a few months ago, and since then I’ve been hooked – it is my crack. Bear in mind I haven’t actually attempted to cook anything I’ve seen, but I will one day. I’m getting fat just watching it, so I’ll have to wean myself off it soon. Apart from that I do like Glee, Friends and CSI (not New’s a bit crap)

Place: My car – I love my Black Betty; she’s absolutely busted and dying a slow death, but it’s hard to let go after 6 years. I love that when I’m having a bad day, I can jump in her (petrol levels permitting of course), and go anywhere in comfort (well, not complete comfort as my heater doesn’t work), while listening to some heavy tunes. It’ll be a sad day when I have to scrap her.....(sniff sniff)

Season: Autumn – because I’m an autumn I hate summer with a passion...I sweat like a pig. Not sexy.

Beauty Product: I actually don’t wear that much makeup as I don’t know how to (my mum despairs at this), but I guess I like my Bourjois Lip Creme and I have millions of nail polishes (I change my nail colour every 3 days). If anyone would like to give me makeup lesson that would be appreciated...

Hair Product: I have 2: Organics Hair Mayonnaise for conditioning and Africare Olive Oil Hair & Scalp Nourishment ( I find this keeps my roots straight in between relaxers.

Make Up Brand: Hmmm...again, not a makeup-wearer, but I have been impressed with what I’ve seen from Bobbi Brown.

Perfume: Marc Jacobs Daisy – gorgeous.