That Re Of Sunshine

Mongo ma Ndemi native on a journey called life. . .

December 6, 2011

Comedy Central In Africa

So excited! Comedy Central has finally landed in Africa!

Funny, innovative, surprising and smart, Comedy Central will be overflowing with non-stop, provocative comedy content including stand-up and sketch comedy, satire, offbeat comedy TV series, classic comedy sitcoms and comedy specials.

All I can think of are Two and a half men (Who are you kidding, Charlie Sheen rocks!), Richard Pryor and Jeff Dunham (Dun-Ham!). I can't wait.

Comedy Central will be launching on DSTV Channel 122 at 6:30. Packing up my bags, heading home in a minute. Going to ordering in some sharwama and plant myself in front of the TV.

Follow Comedy Central on twitter @FunnyAfrica.


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December 3, 2011

The Maju Pop Up Shop

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December 1, 2011

Ré Day 28-11-11

My birthday wasn't so bad. Can't believe I'm a year older. All day I kept waiting for magic to happen; I mean I even checked my height to see if I was at least an inch taller. Well I'm not.

So here's how my day went: went to work, went home, had dinner, changed a light bulb, watched two and a half men, saw a sagittarius and went to bed. Of course I got loads of calls, messages, emails, facebook and twitter mentions, all the same, it was a pretty boring day.The day after wasn't so bad, I had all my friends around me at an owambe dinner.

On the 28th . . . .

Birthday Girl. . . See that smile!

I didn't want to cut this cake. iloved!

With the Base fam.xoxo

Ended up cutting the cake :(

Got another cake! Yay!
 The day after. . . .
So much for getting a kitten. I got a stuffed pony. His name is Horsey. This is us having a chat.

Later that evening Ethan and I at his first Owambe!
Got two things off my wishlist; Riri's album and a bottle of Christian Dior Pure poison. And if you want to count Horsey, that's three. Got loads of other cool stuff that wasn't on my list.

FYI: I have decided that I am 20 years old and I intend to remain 20 for the next 3 years. Note: The twins are 21 and I'm older than they are. If I decide to shave my age, do they have to shave theirs too?

*Sigh. . .  going to think about my Christmas wish list. Ha ha ha! Thanks for the birthday wishes everyone. x


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November 22, 2011

Re's Wish List

Its Ré's day, my birthday on the 28th of November. Been trying to come up with a list of things I want for my birthday. To be honest I have everything I want/need. I have a family, great friends, a good job and an amazing life. What more can a girl ask for! That doesn't mean I don't want presents! All the same I've decided to make things easy for you guys. Here's my wish list. The material stuff I want.

1. Diane von Furstenberg Purse
2. Christian Dior Poison: I love! I want any of the three. 

3. Charlatans (Polo) by iamISIGO
I wouldn't mind a black polo (with the Charlatan "Amy")

4. Beyonce 4

5. Digital SLR Camera
Still doing research on what one I want. Don't want anything serious. So I was told the Canon 500D was cool enough for me. Oh well, I'll leave you to do the research now.
6. Something Apple: An iPod touch or an iPhone 4s or an iPad2 or the new MacBook Air. Its in bible ask and you shall receive. So please don't say I'm pushing it.

7. A furry pet. Been saying I want a puppy for a while. Truth is I have a phobia for dogs plus I don't have the time to look after one. So I want a Panda or maybe a Kitten.
That's Taylor Swifts Scottish fold kitten. Its so adorable. I want one!
8. Rihanna TTT

9. A black bag, A Black Handbag. Just realized I don't have a black hand bag/purse.

10. Something from Amy Winehouse's Fred Perry Collection

Oh well, I can't think of anything else. Truth is whatever I get or you get me is just  fine. I love surprises! So surprise me!

Thank you! xxx

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November 11, 2011


Today is 11-11-11. The 11th of November 2011. Just another day in the land of the sun. And seventeen more days to my birthday. Anyways I've decided to put up some facts you should know about today. Enjoy! 

Things You Should Know About 11-11-11
·      Only happens once each century (100 years). 

·        The last 11-11-11 happened on November 11th, 1911. That day marked a major cold snap in the U.S. during which several cities in the Midwest set record highs and record lows in the same day.

·        According to, more than 24-thousand couples across the U.S. plan to get married today, on 11-11-11. USA Today reports that the marriage license bureau in Las Vegas has planned to increase staffing on this “special day.”

·        A set of Wisconsin twins will celebrate their 11th birthday on 11-11-11, according to the Washington Post. Their local paper reports that a family member has given each of them 11 presents each.

·        Veteran’s Day commemorates the signing of the armistice that ended World War I, which went into effect on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month.

·        Some believe 11 is a lucky number. Numerologists associate the number with balance.

·         If a number is divisible by 11, reverse its digits and that will create another multiple of 11 (for example, 1,056 is divisible by 11 — reverse it to 6,501, and that’s also divisible by 11).

·         Some Verizon stores are seizing the marketing opportunities behind 11-11-11 by opening at 11:11AM to release the newest Droid Razr phone.

·         VH1 has proclaimed 11-11-11 as National Metal Day. 11 days of metal programming will follow along with the release of a documentary series, Metal Evolution.

·         A new scary movie called 11-11-11 that releases today in theaters. The movie features a man who learns his life is plagued by events that happen on 11-11-11.

Oh yeah, I should also add;
  • Today is Origami day. And its all about promoting the art of paper folding.
  • Folakemi & Abiose are getting married today! Congratulations guys!

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November 4, 2011

Captured by A Six Year-Old

Been real busy with work et al. That's never a reason not to blog.

So my boss's son decide to draw me.

The Princess by A.W.

What do you think? I love the crown and the way he captured my expressionless face and my infamous scowl. According to the artist, there are two people in the drawing. He says  if you turn it upside down, it looks like a man with a beard so that's 'The King'.

 FYI: He's only six years old. Do you think this drawing looks like me in anyway?

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October 25, 2011

Happy 21st Teni & Keni

Yesterday, my gorgeous twin sisters Ten Ten and Keni G turned 21 years old.

Then. . .

This pic is blurry, but this is the twins at their 1st birthday. That's Teni with cake in her mouth and Keni  with her famous grin.

Now. . .

Sometimes, they annoy me and I wish I could sell them.(This year alone, I have put them up on sale on my blackberry personal message 4times). But if I don't hear from them for two days, I worry and miss them.

I hate it when they're home and make so much noise with their ceaseless banter and arguments, but the minute they're gone, I miss hearing their voices.

I can't stand it when they ask me or expect me to do things for them, then again, if they ask someone else, I get offended after all I'm their Big sis.

I absolutely hate it when they ask me questions I can't answer, no jokes, the twins think I'm a walking/breathing encyclopedia, map, dictionary, thesaurus, calculator,  proof reader, fortune teller, psychic et al. Truth is it makes me feel good when they ask me questions. It makes me feel really smart.

To be honest, I can't picture a life without the twins. Happy Birthday girls! Love you!

Princess Iré
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October 13, 2011

In Love With The Super Sun

Hearing his voice and the lyrics to the song Zucidaya and More you makes me want to fall in love. *sigh. Have you ever heard a song or a voice that just told you listen, relax, its ok to fall in love.

See me talking about love. Ha ha ha. This post was meant to be an open letter to Bez to please make his album Super Sun available on compact disc. Bros made it available only online for a while. Anyways, I finally got my Super Sun album almost a month ago (18/09/11) so all is well in the land of the Sun. Been playing this album non-stop, I swear I heard my dad singing along to Super Sun. My CD  had better not scratch.

"The 15 track Super Sun album was entirely produced by the enigmatic Cobhams Asuquo, with the exception of the track “I Know” co-produced by phenom, IBK. This album captures the rare and un-distilled essence of Bez."

Yes, I got it autographed too!
On the October 15th at the Life House, I watched Bez and his band perform live at the Felebration celebration. All I can say is I forgive him for me getting the album late.

It was a serious jam session. I've only seen a couple of Nigerian artist perform live and most of them are not that great. I've got to give it to BEZ. He's amazing. I love him! (Groupie love) Ha ha ha.

Have you ever watched a live band perform? Not an owambe band. A proper one. Its amazing. Bez's band was amazing, their synergy was explosive. All the sounds of the different instruments being played at the same time was . . .  I don't know how to describe it, magic to my ears? The next time you go watch a live band perform, take time out to watch each player; the singer/vocalist, the bassist, the other guitar players, the drummer, the violinist, etc one at a time, then listen to the combination of their sounds.

After witnessing such spectacular performance last Saturday, I don't blame any girl who falls for a guy in a band. I didn't know who to keep my eyes on during the performance. Bez was entertaining with his soothing voice and dance steps (dude did alanta with his guitar). His drummer is a BEAST. I think his name is Samuel! Homie was driving everyone in the crowd crazy. Then the other guitar player "White Boy" was insane!! At one point I couldn't take my eyes off his electric blue guitar. The sounds coming from it were hypnotic. 

In need of some easy listening music, feel good music, music for the soul? I would recommend you some BEZ. My favourite songs from Bez are; Stop Pretending, Super Sun, Zuchidaya, Technically, The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, I absolutely love More you and I almost forgot That Stupid Song.

If you've never heard Bez, I suggest you do, better still, go see him live if you can. Check out Bez's Website for more information about him.

Off to write my application to become a part-time member of Bez's band. I can't sing, so I'm applying to play the tambourine or rattle for them. ;-)

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October 6, 2011

Love in the stars

Today at lunch a couple of us were talking about star signs, everyone else seemed to go on about how their personalities were exactly like their sign personality. Truth is I've always been indifferent about star signs, their traits, horoscopes and how exactly people relate to them. So I looked up my star sign's traits: Sagittarius

Optimistic and freedom-loving
Jovial and good-humored
Honest and straightforward
Intellectual and philosophical

Oh my gosh. . . this totally defines me. NOT. Okay, well most of it is true. But I'm not that jovial anymore. I can be, but I'm not. If you ever see me walking around with a scowl on my face, don't take it personal. 

Most of my recent posts have been music related, I'm constantly surrounded by music. Why keep it to myself when I can share.

By the way, I think I've fallen for a Sagittarius.

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October 5, 2011

The Video: Folashade By Definition Of Sound DOS

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October 4, 2011

Drake - Headlines

Drake released the video to his new single “Headlines” which he shot in his hometown; Toronto on Sunday night.  Can't wait for his album Take Care to drop!
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September 30, 2011

Cheers To The Weekend

When I got out of my house today at ten minutes to 9am, I wasn't sure what my day was going to be like. While walking to work, the way the sun felt on my skin, the way the wind twirled around me and the whistling of the birds got me feeling good about myself. I swear I felt a bit like Pocahontas. I didn't see a humming bird but I saw a butterfly. Too bad the wind wasn't strong or sensible enough to gather up some leaves as it twirled around me.

Looks like its going to be a good weekend. Plus there's a public holiday on Monday! Thank God! If I was to have a sound track to my life, right now, it would be Rihanna's Cheers (Drink to that).

Life's too short to be sittin' round miserable
People gon' talk whether you doing bad or good, yeah
Got a drink on my mind and my mind on my money, yeah
Looking so bomb, gonna find me a honey
Got my Ray-Bans on and I'm feelin' hella cool tonight, yeah!!!

Cheers to the 'freaking weekend! 

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September 27, 2011

Doritos Inventor Passes On

Are there ever times something random happens and you say thank you Jesus for the person who invented ____________ or you say thank you God for creating ____________ (fill in the blank space). Stop thinking I'm random. I always thank God for creating the person who invented electricity, the mobile phone, hand dryer and plastic.

Last night, while eating dinner; chocolate ice cream, Pringles and Doritos, I thanked God for creating their inventors.

This morning, I found out, the man who invented the Doritos chipsArch West had passed. In my mind, I was like seriously, some one created the Doritos chips O_O. (To myself: Noooo, it fell from the sky). The inventor died at the age of 97.

Archibald Clark West
08-09-1914 - 26-09-2011 RIP
Arch came up with the idea for the chip in 1961, after he went to a snack hut that was selling fried tortilla chips while on vacation with his family in Mexico.

According to a statement from his family, his body is to be cremated and placed in an urn. And they plan on tossing Doritos Chips in before they put the dirt over the urn.
Doritos (Image via wikepedia)
Oh well, I'll be making home made corn chips when I get home tonight. Will let you know how it goes.
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September 25, 2011

More From The Rainbow Echo Collection By Maju

Female fashion label Maju released The Rainbow Echo Collection on the 28th of August, 2011. I just got word that there's more from the The Rainbow Echo Collection:

For more information,visit MAJU'blog. If you're feeling generous and  feel like buying me a bag just cause its September, you know what I want.
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September 16, 2011


Guess who is coming to town next week?! Its DoraDora the Explorer! Judge me if you must, I don't care!  

Dora, yes Dora, the cartoon character will be celebrating her birthday and holding her first ever public performance in Nigeria.The show will feature well-known nursery rhymes, at the Federal Palace Hotel, Lagos on Friday 23 and Saturday 24 September 2011. 
Visit the Nickelodeon website
Wondering why she's coming to town? Well here's the story:

Access Bank Plc is set to redefine the retail banking space for children in Nigeria with the launch of the Access Bank “Early Savers Account”, a custom-made banking product for parents and children.

The launch of the new account will be supported by a ground breaking strategic partnership with Nickelodeon, the global family entertainment super-brand,leveraging Nickelodeon’s world-famous animated pre-school heroine and cartoon character, Dora the Explorer, to encourage financial responsibility from an early age.

To further engage and involve young savers,and to drive the adoption of the Early Savers Account by Nigerian children , Access Bank and Nickelodeon will bring Dora the Explorer and her bestfriend Boots to Nigeria for the very first time in September 2011 for “Dora’s Birthday Fiesta”. 

Check out pictures from the Press Conference:

Dora the explorer

The stage at the Press Conference

The kids area at the press conference

Dora and I (yes, we are buddies) 

If I could, I would open an early savers account just because. . . in the words of Dora, "Swiper, no swiping, Swiper, no swiping, Swiper, no swiping"!
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September 5, 2011


Fear is an unpleasant sensation caused by nearness of danger or pain.

It seemed like an ordinary morning, but I didn’t know it wasn’t. It was six thirty in the morning, the darkness of night had started to fade away and somewhere around the corner, the demon called “FEAR” was lurking.

I was on my way to school. My brother happened to be driving. Everything seemed to be going on normally; the temperature was dropping, the sun was somewhere getting ready to rise, on morning radio, the presenters were getting ready to increase their pace. We were on the third mainland bridge when all of a sudden, the rain started coming down hard on the windscreen like it was going to shatter it. The unexpected change in weather had us startled. As we tried to figure out what was going on, that’s when the demon used that opportunity to enter the car.

Next thing we knew, we couldn’t see a thing. It was like we were in the middle of a mist. My brother was so shocked, even though the headlights of the car were fully on, we couldn’t see a thing. I then pushed the hazard light button. All the other cars seemed to do the same.  That way cars moved tailing after one another, it seemed like we were moving against the laws of kinetics and gravity.

I felt it as Fear took my brother and I ransom. It seemed like time froze and my mind began to wonder as my heart beat fast. All the time in my mind, I was thinking so many things, firstly I thought this is just like a scene in the movie ‘Day After Tomorrow’, can it be real? Then I started thinking could this be global warming at work? Has it caused a catastrophic shift in our planet’s climate? Is there going to be an ice storm next? Did the meteorologist in the country know about this? Do we even have climatologist in Nigeria?

As I thought all this, at the same time I was praying asking God to send us his Angels to help us sail through. Suddenly I felt it (Fear) slip out of the car and as we reached the end of the bridge, the weather cleared. Thanking God, I thought to myself I definitely never want to forget this day because it was the scariest day of my life.

The world's longest cross-sea bridge located in China.
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August 23, 2011

The Rainbow Echo Collection By Maju

Female fashion label Maju is set to release The Rainbow Echo Collection on the 28th of August, 2011.

Here's a sneak peek of The Rainbow Echo Collection:

For more information,visit MAJU'blog.I'm already counting down to the 28th. Got to get me a Maju bag. 

Will be blogging sooner than you think. Bet you've noticed I've been pretty consistent this past two months. Yes I am proud of myself. Lol.
Until then guys, "Be helpful, when you see a person without a smile, give him yours." (Zig Ziglar) 

Here's mine!  xxx
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August 17, 2011

Bert & Ernie Are Best Friends Nothing More!

Image via Wikipedia
According to a Sesame Street rep, Burt and Ernie are not gay, or straight, for that matter. They’re just best friends and characters who were created to help teach the children of America.

Well there's been debate about this. The two have lived together since forever and have kept everyone wondering what exactly it was between them or if the producers were trying to pass across a hidden message to its audience. I remember someone telling me they used to sleep in the same bed. but from what I can remember, they had separate beds but they did have baths together with their yellow rubber duckie! I rememeber watching an episode of family guy (I think) where they were in the same bed. That was funny. *Insert Peter Griffin laugh here.

Anyways what brought this up was I was reading an article about how an online petition titled Let Ernie and Bert get married was launched and it had gathered over 6,000 signatures supporting the marriage. Ha ha ha! Some people have nothing to do. 

Oh well the producers of Sesame Street say even though they are identified as male characters and possess many human traits and characteristics, they remain puppets and do not have sexual orientation. So I guess means Ernie and Bert won't be getting married.

Lol. Will be blogging again soon. x
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August 16, 2011

Behind The Scenes Of The Video: Folashade By Definition Of Sound DOS

Behind the scenes of the video: Folashade by Definition Of Sound DOS brought to you by That Ré of Sunshine. Will post the video in a week or two. x
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August 12, 2011

Watching The Throne

I swear I've listened to this song about fifty two times today, I would have said a hundred but I would be exaggerating. Its Otis by Jay-Z and Kanye! Check out the video.

Listening to the Watch The Throne album now. So far, I like what I've heard. Will be blogging again sooner than you think. x
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August 9, 2011

My Xpensive Earworm

Just can't seem to get Dotstar's Xpensive out of my head. Its such a bloody "earworm". FYI: Earworms are songs that find their way into your head and get stuck there and play over and over and over and over again (in your head). This song has been playing in my head for over three weeks. Sometimes I even find myself dancing to the song playing in my head. *sigh. 

Till the next earworm comes along; Designer shades on my eyeeee. . . Ré you look fineeee . . . I came to have a good timeeee. . . That's right they call me Lagos Girl. x

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August 4, 2011


As busy as a Bee, on that Big Friday P! Ooooo! Rhyming, I think just made a funny *Stewie Griffin voice. Lol, I'm razz, yes I know. 

MTV Base is celebrating the launch of its brand new Friday night entertainment show called The Big Friday Show that’s set to bring fireworks to Friday night TV! 

The Big Friday Show is an off-the-wall Friday night show, that cuts to the quick of Naija youth culture, combining a high profile host with celebrity interviews, entertainment news, hot music videos of the week, music performances and loads of other exciting stuff. The show will be aired on the MTV Base block on STV every Friday night from 18:00-19:00. Check out The Big Friday Show teasers.

Been busy organizing my first MTV party. Whoop woop! So excited and stressed. Check out The Big Friday Show promotion video.

Tomorrow is going to be a real busy day for me. Got to get some sleep now, See you at The Big Friday Show! x
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July 28, 2011

Who Says The Tooth Fairy Doesn't Exist

"It seems that no one is immune to the economic downturn. A survey conducted by Visa says that American kids are averaging three dollars less per tooth than last year. In addition, the madam of the mouth is forking over money to fewer kids. In 2010, 94 percent of children under the age of 12 got cash for their teeth, while this year, only 90 percent are seeing dough."
Source: MTV Morning Facts 28/07/11

I remember the day I found out who the Tooth fairy really was. I shouldn't have been as surprised or as disappointed as I was but hey, I was a kid and I enjoyed the thought of a fairy the size of my palm coming to take away my tooth and replacing it with some crisp currency note. I should have known it was her. MY MOTHER. That day I came back from school early and I saw mum had left her room door open. Trust me to snoop around. I opened one of her jewellery boxes and low and behold was my tooth the Tooth Fairy had taken the night before. 

I was very smart when I was a kid. I'm not boasting, I was. Ask . . . anyways back to the reason why I was smart. After I found out Mum was the tooth fairy, I didn't tell her I knew she was the tooth fairy. Then the next time I felt a tooth shaking I started hinting to my mum to tell the fairy that she needs to increase the amount of money she puts under my pillow and I accept foreign currency as well.

Come to think of it, I wonder what the tooth fairy did with all the teeth she gathered from under my pillow and put in her jewellery box.

Oh well, for those of you with sweet teeth, today is National Milk Chocolate day! x
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