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Saturday, 24 January 2009

RIP Mariana Bridi Da Costa + Nigerian Police arrest goat

Miss Brazil, Mariana Bridi Da Costa Dies At 20



Mariana, who was supposed to have represented Brazil at the Miss World beauty pageant was diagnosed with a urinary infection and the doctors had to amputate both of her hands and feet in order to save her vital organs. A difficult infection caused septicaemia, which clogged her veins and cut off circulation.



Da Costa had been in an induced coma suffering from necrosis, caused by septicemia. Triggered by a bacterial infection, septicemia causes insufficient blood flow, which leads to organ failure.
Doctors were forced to amputate both her hands and feet and later extract part of her stomach and both kidneys as the disease took over.

Mariana`s boyfriend Thiago Simoes said that she fell ill in December, but was misdiagnosed with kidney stones. It is only after additional tests that it was determined she was infected with the Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteria.



Her fiance told CNN that da Costa woke up from a coma ten days ago and told him how much she wanted to be alive.

''She told me she was praying to stay alive, that she still had a lot to do on this earth, that she wanted to go on with her plans,'' he said.

''She comes from a humble family and she was the main breadwinner,'' said Simoes, who refuted rumors that da Costa was dieting and that might have affected her health."

Unfortunately Mari couldn't resist any longer. She passed away at 3 a.m. today - said Henrique Fontes, director of Miss World Brazil.

May her soul rest in peace


Nigerian police detain goat over armed robbery
How many of you have read this silly story?
Excerpt:
Kwara state police spokesman Tunde Mohammed told Reuters by telephone.
"We cannot confirm the story, but the goat is in our custody. We cannot base our information on something mystical. It is something that has to be proved scientifically, that a human being turned into a goat," he said.

Real silly huh?
Later!

Thursday, 22 January 2009

The Inspire Africa Benefit Concert

THE INSPIRE AFRICA BENEFIT CONCERT
Save The Street Children

Moment with Mo, UNICEF, Inspire Africa Foundation and The Lagos State Government present an evening of colour and excitiment to sensitize nigerians about the street children with top celebries to entertain and put the fun in fundraising.

Date: Saturday, January 31, 2009
Time: 7:00pm - 11:00pm
Location: Expo Hall, EKO HOTELS & suites
Street: Adetokunbo Ademola, V/Island, Lagos.

This is very personal to me because I've met some of these children; pictured with me below under the Obalende bridge where most of them call home.


I went there last year with some of the guys I work with to interview Lagos area boys for the mag when I ran into these children. What an experience it was. I spent a few hours there watching them play, fight, eat and generally living the only life they know. I spoke with them afterwards and was astounded at how smart and knowledgeble they are. These children have dreams, hopes and are definitely looking for that light at the end of the tunnel. They need help, they can't help themselves but you and I can, so please help them in any way you can.

Thought of the day
In helping others, we help ourselves, for whatever good we give out completes the circle and comes back to us

So get a table at this event and support this charity.
God bless
L

Wednesday, 21 January 2009

President Barrack Obama. Inauguration&Inaugural ball pictures

20/1/09...

The day we'll always remember. The day we made history. The day America got it's first black president. The day Barack Obama was sworn in as the 44th US president. The day we'll talk about for centuries to come. Barack Obama, a name that has brought renewed hope to the whole world.

Check out pictures of his Inauguration

















Now check out pix of President Obama's Inaugural Ball in Washington
Obama and Michelle on stage


Faith Hill, Jamie Fox, Beyonce and Alicia Keys
Beyonce

Jay Z


Shakira


VP Joe Biden and wife

Obama and Michelle

Stevie Wonder

Mariah Carey

Faith Hill

Stevie Wonder and Sting
Will.I.AM

Adam Levine of Maroon 5

Alicia Keys


Long live the president of the United States of America

Tuesday, 20 January 2009

Future Awards Pictures + The Organisers

Here are some pictures from the 2009 Future awards

The comperes. Onyinye Igwe and Dare Art Alade

Omobaba and Kenny Ogungbe





Omotola Jalade Ekeinde






Ebuka and Noble Igwe

Ebuka and Lamide Akintobi

Ace comedian Ali baba

Hip on TV presenter and TFA nominee, Dayo

Isio Wanogho, Denrele and Tony


Isio and make up artist, Jerry Jideobi



MI on stage


Denrele, Myself and Freeze of Coolfm. Freeze and I presented the Award for Actor and Musician of the year. Denrele received on behalf of 9ice
Pix thanks to Adeyomoye oluseyi, Sola Kayode, Omobaba, Isio and Chude Jideonwo


The Organisers of the Future Award
Adebola, Chude and Emilia

For those who don’t know much about the guys behind this amazing concept, read about them below...

Chude Jideonwo (Creative Director-at-large)

Born in 1985, Chude has written for True Love Magazine, Thisday, The Guardian, Made, Big Brother Magazine, Leadership & Lifestyle and he has been editor to a number of magazines including Variety and Tour Nigeria. He also has a career on TV, having worked with Inside Out with Agatha, Let’s talk about it (MBI) and also New Dawn with Funmi Iyanda and briefly with Moments with Mo. His script writing credits include House 4 and the Academy and he has presented on the Sunday Show (NTA), and Patito’s Gang. He is presently presenter of rubbing minds on Channels TV

In 2007, Chude was selected as one of the 101 Young African Leaders by the African Business Forum. He also became arguably the youngest receiver of Nigeria’s most respected media award, Nigeria Media Merit Award, when he was announced as entertainment journalist of the year.

He was called to the Nigerian Bar in November 2007, after emerging as Best Student in Land Law from the University of Lagos, and is presently an Asst. Manager with a leading Nigerian airline.

Emilia Asim-Ita (Marketing Director)

Born in 1987, Emilia continued her successful streak as the presenter of Youth Talk with Emilia on NTA Network and was also lifestyle Editor for Variety Magazine, Tour Nigeria and editor of Sleek magazine.

In 2007, she was selected as one of the 101 Young African Leaders by the African Business Forum in Ghana; she was also one of the 12 winners of the highly coveted Leap Africa Youth Leadership Awards.

A Mass Communications Student of the University of Lagos, who also anchored Sounds.com on Eko FM for a year, she was content director with Amstel Malta Box Office.

Adebola Williams (Operations Director)

Born in 1986, he was consultant producer with the Canadian Broadcasting commission, and consultant producer with Lifestyles in Africa with Mnet. He was also Human Resource Consultant with the Close-up Salsa Challenge, as well as working briefly with the Apprentice Africa in publicity and was recently producer and content director of Amstel Malta Box Office reality TV show.

Producer of Rubbing Minds on channels TV, Adebola is also a public speaker who has spoken at the I AM Unique seminars, Top 100 Our Generation, amongst others.

Young genuises huh?

Later guys!

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