Friday, 27 February 2009

Just touching base....





Hey,

This week I have felt really drained. I dunno what the cause of it is because I have had a good 7/8 hours sleep every night and have been eating well. Maybe I am just run down as I have been running around like my pants are on fire.
I'm a bit upset because right now I should be in Amsterdam...but unfortunately I am here. Very long story. But I will be heading out of London in a couple weeks so I have something to look forward to. I will actually cry if that plan goes to pot as well.
So.. I found out a couple days ago that I was going to be stuck in England instead of jammin at the Paridiso in Amsterdam. So my lovely friend Natalie got tickets for an event in the Lyric Theatre in Hammersmith to cheer me up. Isn't she a darling? She was like " right woman, I've got tickets for tomorrow night. We're going out"! So we went to the event called " Just for the love" and had a really good time. I'm glad she gave me no choice otherwise I probably would have chosen to stay indoors.

I went home with a few more laughter lines and feeling grateful that I have such good friends who take control when they need to and know what is best for me.

I am not 100% sure what I am doing this weekend. I think there are a couple of launch parties I am supposed to attend.
Watch this space

N xxx

Monday, 23 February 2009

NEVER IN VOGUE, NEVER OUT OF VOGUE!




Hey you!

Today has been a day full of fabulousity :) for it was Emmy Collin's Photoshoot for his current collection. So as his friend I leant him a hand.



videoSo I headed off to Grafton house in Clapham Common, which was the location for the shoot armed with a small case of accessories!



There was a great atmosphere as everyone worked together to get all the shots in required for the catologue. And they were so professional.
Byuti kasei did a fantastic job on the make-up. I suppose her job was made easy by the fact the models were absolutely gorgeous.



So...we had a lovely, productive day and you will be able to see the photos, taken by Darrel Hunter up on Emmy's site www.emmycollins.com very soon.

By the way...just incase any of the models, or Emmy got any diva-ish ideas I let them know that it is and will always be about me! lol




Okey smokey, I'm cream crackered and I have a rehearsal tomorrow so I'm gonna watch some rubbish on TV and have an early night.

Sleep tight

Nay

xxxx

Wednesday, 18 February 2009

Work to do...






Good evening,
I am soooooooooo tired.
I have had a heavy day.
It seems like the past few days I have been living my life off a "to do list". it works, but when you have so many things to do you have to write them down so you get everything done, you know you're busy....or ...maybe I have just got a really bad memory. Either way, these lists have proven useful for me.
Like I said last night, I had a shoot with Fashionista-sistah.com today. We shot a fashion feature for their online magazine. I took them to my favourite lil' boutique, Lara's Boutique in Chiswick West London. I told you all about this place before. It's the store where I got my gorgeous birthday dress...


I planned to spend the whole day preparing for the shoot. But before I knew it it was 3pm and I just about had my hair and nails done! The original make up artist unfortunately couldn't make the shoot and I was going to have to do a DIY job...but luckily my friend Byuti Kasei came to the rescue and came down to the location and fixed me up nicely. I love ya girl xx

The shoot was scheduled for 5:30pm so that we wouldn't be disturbed by curious shoppers, even though we got a few people watching us film through the shop window! Kindly, Fleur and Lisa both stayed until we got the job done, were very accommodating and gave their input which was much appreciated. Thank you girls.
I was able to choose some lovely outfits and came out of the shop tired but smiling.
Well done to the Fashionista-sistah team and also the staff at Lara's boutique for a lovely evening.
Footage is being edited etc and I will let you know when it is up on the site.

My eyes won't stay open any longer.
I'm gonna hit the hay
Nite my sugar plums.
Bless
Nads xxx

BUSY BUSY BUSY!!!!


Darrel Hunter Photography

HEY!!!

I thought I'd drop u a little message before I hit the sack. I have been so busy over the last few days, it's crazy. A total contrast to my lazy weekend!
Apart from taking my dog for her periodic walks, I pretty much stayed at home all weekend until Sunday evening, when I went to an event called "LOL" to watch my sister, Obenewa and friend Natalie perform. I didn't stay for the whole thing because they both performed in the first half, but the acts on the night were of a high standard. There was this comedienne called Glenda Jackson....she had me in stitches, my sides actually hurt after!

And I finally got the pics of the shoot I did with Darrel. You know, the impromptu shoot I did at the begininng of January. I think he did a fantastic job and I must give myself some props for the make up! lol. I didn't have a make up artist as it was a last minute thing, but it actually came out alright! (see above pic)

I'm feeling rather sleepy now, so I'm gonna disappear now. I have filming tomorrow for Fashionista-sistah.com so I need to get my rest.

Dreamsweet
Nads xx

Sunday, 15 February 2009

Happy Valentine's day all!






Okay, so I know it's a day late, but hey, it's the thought that counts :)
I'm not into all that Valentine's stuff, well I don't mind celebrating it, but I am not too fussed about it to be honest. It's just another day. I don't see why people just wait for one day to show their partner that they love them. So I decided to just chillax all weekend indoors and do nothing special.
To my surprise I received a delivery of 50 roses and a big bunch of balloons. It was a nice gesture and the person who I know sent them to me (because of the message inscribed in the card) still refuses to admit it was him! Oh well, I should give someone else the credit and see how quickly he will own up! lol
Anyway, like I said, it was a nice gesture, because it did make me smile. But just a little tip for you men reading this...any girl who really cares about you will be happy with anything you put your heart into, even if it is just one flower or a simple card. I know a lot of you felt under pressure becasue of the 'credit crunch' but, like xmas, valentine's day shouldn't be about how much you spend, but the incentive behind the gift...
Have a nice Sunday my Valentines :) I'm gonna get ready for church now.

Nads
xxxx

Monday, 9 February 2009

I'M IN LOVE!!!!

Yep guys you read correctly.

I've got that feeling. I feel invincible as long as we are together. And we WILL be together forever. No one can tell me otherwise, cos I wouldn't listen. I smile at the thought of them. Only they can evoke all my emotions, good, bad and all those in between.

Now, you might think I'm coo coo, but I couldn't give a damn, because I am in love with "music".
I've spent all day listening to so much different types of music and it gives me an indescribable feeling.
I mean I know I have always loved music...but you know when something just reminds you just why you are in love and how much you love that thing/person etc...

Anyways, enough of that chat...Just thought I would set the record straight, music always has and will be my first love so guys....just lettin u know :)



Music and me!

What have I been up to these past few days?

Okay...so I told you I was meant to go to that event on Friday. Can you believe I got all dressed up to go and actually left my flat. Luckily, I texted the organisers to let them know I was on my way...and they called me to say that it had been postponed due to weather conditions...pfft, it wasn't even that bad. But anyway, it's been rescheduled for two week's time. Hopefully I will be able to make it down.
It was kinda a blessing cos I had to go and sing the next day and a tired voice is not a happy voice!

So, Saturday, once I had packed my son off to his dads, I headed to the Studio to go and work on a track with my cuz Kassa 'Progression' Alexander, who is a genius on keys and a bad boy producer.
We started a track from scratch and finished it in one session. I'm really happy with what we achieved and I will put a snippet up on myspace as soon as it is mixed for ya.
Cos I was there practically all day, I was absolutely smackered by the time we finished. But it was that good tired. You know the one you get after working hard on something and feel like it is was worth busting your guts to get it done!

Sunday, I woke up quite early and did the whole cooking thing (cos I like to cook as early as possible), then took my son to church as soon as he got back from his dad's because he didn't have football this sunday due to a frozen pitch, which was absolutely fine by me :)

I had quite a relaxing day then got ready to meet my friend, fashion designer Emmy Collins www.emmycollins.com, to go to a champagne networking party held by the British Fashion Council @ Vanilla in the West end. It wasn't the kind of event I am used to but after a couple of glasses of Champagne, Emmy and I had a laugh!
But after being teased with the canapes, I had to rush home to have a nice big plate of food. I don't know where this appetite has come from, but hey, I welcome it!



Wearing a top I designed myself...Emmy better watch out! lol


Emmy


Emmy and Dele


Emmy and moi


So guys, that was my weekend. I hope you had a good one. I have some exciting stuff coming up in the next couple of weeks, so stay in touch...

Love ya lots, but not as much as my music ;) lol

Nads xxxxx

Friday, 6 February 2009

Finally!





Ok...so the crappy weather hasn't totally gone, but at least it is not stopping us getting about! So I am happy.

I have had a nice couple of days...
When I finally got out of the house, I felt like I had been released from jail and I was elated. It's mad how much we take simple things for granted.
So first thing Wednesday morning I dropped my son to school...it was so nice having a break because he was my shadow for nearly two weeks because he was too sick to go to school. My child literally followed me everywhere. Maybe because he was feeling unwell he wanted to be close to me, but at times it wasn't very practical, like when I was typing and he wanted to hold my hand!
Anyway he's a lot better now and I can get back to the grind :)
I had a relaxing day on Wednesday. Did the whole girlie thing again, you know feet done etc...I like wearing nice shoes, so I have to make sure the feet do them justice :)
I had a free evening because my son was with his dad and planned on just watching TV or going to chill with my sister, but I got a very welcomed dinner invite from a friend I haven't seen for a couple months. It was a blessing really, cos there's never really much on TV on a Wednesday and I had exhausted all the programmes I had recorded on my sky planner when I was snowed in! I had a lovely evening and I hope we don't leave it months before we meet up again...

I woke up Thursday feeling a bit tired as I didn't get to bed till late and you all know I am an early bird, but I had a rehearsal which was reason enough for me to jump out of bed. I am never too tired to sing.
We had a great rehearsal and I also had a chance to listen to some new tracks that I will be singing on...exciting stuff :)

So I got my music hit...It's mad, it is really like a drug. Once I have a dose I am good :)
I had a different kind of energy when I left my rehearsals which gave me the strength to get on with my day with a smile (not that I was grumpy anyways, but you know what i mean)...Did my shopping and got my lil cutie from school.


My baby is as crazy as his mummy! lol


Just Beautiful



After picking him up, it was homework time. He had a project to do on the Olympics and he didn't even need my help. He did his research on the computer and wrote so neatly and joined up! I was so proud.
He went off to youth club after dinner and I had 2 hours to myself to tidy up and get myself ready to go out to an event called Remedy, which is a live gig which takes place @ Oh Bar Camden. My friend Kadija Kamara was singing so I went down to support her...and it's her birthday today. Happy Birthday Kads xxxx

So two late nights in a row, but there's no rest for the wicked. I'm supposed to go to another event tonight @ the Cobden as I should be performing there later on this year...so God willing, I will have the strength to go. It's gonna have to be an early one because I have a studio session tommorow and I want my vocals to be nice and sweet , not all dry and crusty! lol

Till the next time my little chumpalumps

Nads x

Tuesday, 3 February 2009

It's snow joke! :0) geddit ???? lol




Arghhhhh people!
Yeah the snow is beautiful...I admit it, but it doesn't work for me. I have been stuck in the house for the past two days because schools are closed and I don't wanna take the chance and drive. Luckily I live right next to a Tesco Extra and have had loads to eat ...but I am tearing my hair out now and just getting fat. Ok, slight exaggeration as I very much doubt that is possible, but you catch my drift.

I wanna go to the studio and sing, but I can't get there...

BUT...on a positive note, my 5 day headache has practically gone and my son is much better now so I do give thanks for that.

Hopefully it won't snow too much now, but be careful on the ice cos it's much more dangerous now.

Stay safe...and warm

Nads xxx





Sunday, 1 February 2009

Got a headache... :(





Heidi ho...I am having a restless night.
I should be enjoying my freedom and making the most of my night off cos my son is with his father, but I have had a pretty pitiful evening.
Daytime was good. Pampered myself, nails and toes done. Then went to meet my friend and clothing designer Emmy Collins for a fitting and we ended up (well he ended up dressing me up). But it was fun. I can't wait for the rest of his new collection to arrive. Check out his website guys www.emmycollins.com and he caters for men too!
Anyway, I was not very good company and left him after a couple of hours to come home and sleep...but it is 2 am and I am still awake! I dunno what to do to force myself to sleep...this is crazy.
Oh well, I hope u lot are in the land of nod, or out there shaking your foot!

Nite girls and boys,
God bless
Nads xx