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05/19 2013

Priorities

Ladies and gentlemen, I present my fridge —

This is what happens when you don’t put grocery shopping at the top of your to-do list.  Being busy at work is all very well, but a girl’s still gotta eat.   Send me your suggestions for what delicious meal I can make with half a cup of soymilk, 1 yellow pepper, 3 shriveled grape tomatoes, fresh-ish garlic, half a carton of yoghurt and 1 small sweet potatoe.

Alternatively, I could just stop blogging and go shopping … which I will, as soon as I tweet this out.

If you’re still hungry for more Oke blogs, check out my blogging partner Olu Oke’s latest posting, for a more nutritious view of the world.

Have a great week,

Femi x

 

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05/5 2013

I’m Never Going To Be A Bond Girl

An occupational hazard of being a broadcaster is that you’ll sometimes see on-air jobs that you, in your very informed opinion, would be absolutely perfect for.  For instance, I totally see myself as Bond bad girl, Femme Fatale.  I’d spend the entire movie tangling with Mr. Bond, before dying spectacularly about 10 minutes before the end.  This is NEVER going to happen, but I’m okay with that disappointment because I’m about to do something even better than Bond.

This week I start hosting Al Jazeera’s interactive current affairs show “The Stream.” I’ve been a fan of the program since it started two years ago, and joining it feels like finding the perfect pair of jeans — it fits in all the right places, no adjustments needed.

It has been a while since I’ve been on international television, so Al Jazeera’s Dan Ming and Cherisse Datu made this little practice run.

“The Stream” airs online and on TV at 1930hrs GMT every Monday – Thursday on Al Jazeera.

If you’d like me to send you some Al Jazeera goodies, head back to last week’s post and caption competition. It’s running until the end of May, so you still have time to come up with the winning caption.

Finally, check out the latest from my blogging buddy Olu Oke, to see where I get my creative inspiration.

Have a great week.
Take care,
Femi x

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04/26 2013

The Mother Of All Photo Blogs

Doing a photo shoot is like posing for hundreds of wedding pictures, without the consolation of getting the hot guy in the end.  This week I spent an afternoon sucking my tummy in and thrusting my hips out, as I attempted to create THE perfect publicity picture for my May debut on Al Jazeera English.

If you’re expecting to see an exclusive preview of my new publicity shot, keep expecting.   It’s not going to happen.  I’m going to have that picture photoshopped until I look like Halle Berry on the night she won an Oscar.

While we’re waiting though, there’s no reason why you can’t check out some of the photos I won’t be using.  In fact they’re going to be the subject of this blog’s first caption competition.  To enter all you have to do is pick a picture and write a caption in the comments section of this blog post.  The pictures are numbered, so identify the picture your caption is for and go for it.  My favorite caption will be published next month and the winner will get a selection of Al Jazeera goodies mailed to them.

Before I leave you with the mother of all photo blogs, visit the website of the outrageously talented Roy Cox who took 800 (!) pictures of me, and genius Jenn Quin who did my makeup.  Finally, if you want to have a good laugh at how goofy I can look, check out my blogging buddy, Olu Oke’s site.  In her latest post she’s uncovered some scary Oke family photos that I thought I’d destroyed years ago.

Catch up soon.  Take care,

Femi x

WARNING: None of the photographs you are about to see have been photoshopped.  They may not be suitable viewing for small children and animals.

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