Welcome back to delayed regularly scheduled programming. It's regularly-scheduled because it's a weekend update. But it's delayed because it was from the weekend before this past one :D Unless you want photos of me being a complete bum from this weekend? Exactly, let's all pretend I'm an ALWAYS fun and active person, shall we?
So the upper weekend, I had a full weekend, no joke. So much so, that it really tired me out and I didn't have any energy to blog at all. You've already seen some snippets from that weekend - the Lekki Market post, and also the Hear Word Naija review post. But that wasn't all I did.
On May Day, after I left Lekki Market, Cakes and I headed off to the beach to celebrate his mum's birthday. Unfortunately I didn't have any photos taken of me - I was just having a bad hair, bad skin, bad bloated tummy, bad no-photos-must-be-taken-of-me day, so just enjoy the photos of the yummy cake :D
|Ufuoma McDermott and Omoye|
The show is partly sponsored by Fayrouz. Meanwhile, during and after NYSC, I was obsessed with this drink. No wonder I gained weight :p
This is Ijeoma - she's also from my childhood and also an actress. You've seen her in one of my posts before.
Omoye and I have known each other for more than 20 years!
After watching the show, Cakes came to pick me up and I'd gotten free tickets to the Lagos Jazz Festival (thanks to Ms. A.B from work). Next time I'm taking someone else though, because mister man was more interested in his catfish pepper soup than listening and enjoying the different jazz musicians.
I think I should take some time another weekend to really explore Freedom Park and check out its history. What say you?
|Not sure what I was looking at.|
|Imagine being in a prison cell this small.|
Ran into Titi there. She's also appeared in an old post.
This is one of the stages below. There were supposedly 5 different stages with music acts going on at the same time. I counted only 4 though.
The two men on the left and right are big in propagating jazz music in Nigeria and South Africa respectively. I didn't note their names.
This girl, below. Oh my goodness!!! She's amazing!!! Her husband kept trying to get people to come and watch his wife - almost like he was doing her a favor. No o. He was doing us a favor, because her performance was sooooo good! Her voice is so rich, her songs made me sway - they had messages, but there was also a sensuality to it. Her name is Tari, but I can't find her information anywhere. I want to buy any of the songs she has out.
We eventually left at about 10pm or so, understandably tired. By the time I woke up the following morning, I felt like I had a hangover. I hadn't had any alcohol the whole weekend o, but I definitely felt disoriented.
Last week Monday, May 4th, was the 1 year memorial of my father-in-law's passing. This might have added to my unwillingness to post. May he continue to rest in peace.