Tuesday, January 20, 2009

January Post

Obama in the New Year!!!






Happy New Year....It's 2009 baby, the year of receiving abundant favour amongst hard times if we stay in God's will.

I'll rush straight through to the highlight of the month. President Obama's inauguration today, 20th January. His Speech was mind blowing and impressive. I am completely in awe of him. Congratulations, more grease to your elbows! We are with you all the way!! For the entire transcription of his speech, check it out here. I would also like to say congratulations to Vice President Joe Bidden and wife. All the best for this term. Now, check out pics of the Celebrities at the inauguration below.

Speilberg! Possibly the most powerful man in Hollywood.


Newlyweds or not quite...Beyonce & Jay-Z


Denzel Washington got there early! I can guess why! Just watch 2 or 3 of his movies.


Aretha Franklin, who sang


The couple with Solange, Beyonce's sister

Magic Johnson and Arnold Schwarzeneger


John Cusack


Michael 'Magic' Johnson


Muhammad Ali


Oprah


Dustin Hoffman


Don King


DIDDY representing



Thanking God for his life and his family.....speaking of family, controversial comments were made (as usual) about Michelle's outfit.





Culling this from another blog - There was nothing traditional, meek or remain-in-the-background about this outfit. She deliberately DID NOT wear a tasteful "First Lady" frock. From the sunny, optimistic color to the choice of a dressy, almost evening look, she's telling us she's independent, proud, self-confident, and young. Like other "young" career women, she doesn't have to wear a mannish suit or even a suit at all, to be taken seriously.



Inauguration Concert

The Lincoln Memorial Inauguration Concert took place yesterday with music, speeches and lots of dancing. A host of celebrities performed and/or were present. Beyonce, Mary J. Blige, Bono, Garth Brooks, Sheryl Crow, Heather Headley, John Legend, Usher Raymond IV, Shakira, Bruce Springsteen, James Taylor, will.i.am, and Stevie Wonder. A few "historical passages" read by celebrity actors a few "historical passages" read by celebrity actors - Jamie Foxx, Martin Luther King III, Queen Latifah and Denzel Washington. Check out pictures below:

Tiger Woods


Shakira, Stevie Wonder, Usher


Bruce Springsteen, Beyonce, will.i.am








Bono


Mary J. Blige


Jamie Foxx


Garth Brooks


Beyonce


Tom Hanks


Denzel Washington






Kids' Inauguration Concert



Finally, the kids Malia and Sasha enjoyed a Kids Inaugural Ball on Monday night. Several kids were privileged to attend this with stars such as Ashton Kutcher, Jamie Foxx, Lucy Liu, Halle Berry, Queen Latifah, Usher amongst many others. The Jonas Brothers and Miley Cyrus also performed.
See video here:





So..............when the music fades, what is Nigeria doing in terms of Change We Can Believe in? Or are we back to reality i.e. corruption, greed, self absorbed leaders, hatred, backwardness? Or is our generation going to wake up and not follow suit? Something to ponder.....and not just ponder but to take action against. Night night xxx