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Longidi Notting Hill Carnival 2017

Carnival finally came and went!

And like a little girl waiting for Christmas evening to come to open all her presents, I most certainly received all the treats I could have ever wanted!

With my three strips of green, white, green on each corner of the cheek, I was ready to go.

So what did I get up to?

  1. Kissed a policeman
  2. Hugged a policeman
  3. Danced with carnival queens
  4. Witnessed some rump shaking
  5. Hobnobbed with some Nollywood stars
  6. Robbed shoulders with some musical artists
  7. Danced with Nigerian men, Trinidadian men, Grenadian men. (Oh lah lah these island men are hot like suya!)

ON MY WAY

We decided to take the longer route and go via Kilburn Park to Kilburn Green as Notting Hill Gate station was not the one.

It is not worth it to spend 30 minutes trying to leave the popular station. Gotta save energy for some soca dancing.

By the way, have I mentioned, I love soca? Click here for my soca loving renditions.

On route to Nottinghill Carnival 2017

On route to Notting Hill Carnival 2017

ON ARRIVAL

Me and ‘bo-ssy’ lady, Nollywood newest face, Judy Akuta were in a jovial mood on arriving at the soca filled atmosphere. And how could we even be in any mood other than happy seeing as we were greeted by lots of beautiful women wearing colourful outfits; colourful enough to compete with ‘Joseph’!

And a rumpshaking lady welcomed us into London’s famous street party by showcasing what her ‘mama gave her’.

On arrival at Nottinghill Carnival 2017

On arrival at Notting Hill Carnival 2017

Notting Hill 2017 Carnival Queen

Notting Hill 2017 Carnival Queen

Notting Hill 2017 Carnival Queen

Notting Hill 2017 Carnival Queen

Notting Hill 2017 Carnival Queen

Notting Hill 2017 Carnival Queen

Arawak @ Notting Hill Carnival 2017

Arawak @ Notting Hill Carnival 2017

Rumpshaker

LAGOS CORNER

After watching some awesome floats go pass via Ladbroke Groove, we headed to the Nigerian corner which this year was called Lagos Corner at Adela Street, and NOT Adeola Street as DJ Abass pointed out!

Lagos Corner @ Notting Hill Carnival 2017

Lagos Corner @ Notting Hill Carnival 2017

MEET THE NOLLYWOOD STARS

My Nollywood connection, aka ‘Judy’ got us backstage access to the Lagos Corner of Notting Hill Carnival. We danced, we jollied and we met some ineteresting people too…

Desmond Elliot @ Lagos Corner – Notting Hill Carnival 2017

Desmond Elliot @ Lagos Corner – Notting Hill Carnival 2017

Alexx Ekubo @ Lagos Corner – Notting Hill Carnival 2017

Alexx Ekubo @ Lagos Corner – Notting Hill Carnival 2017

Nollywood Stars @ Notting Hill Carnival 2017

Nollywood Stars @ Notting Hill Carnival 2017

Okey Bakassi @ Lagos Corner – Notting Hill Carnival 2017

Okey Bakassi @ Lagos Corner – Notting Hill Carnival 2017

LET’S GET MUSICAL

Adesope from Nollywood Nolly Afrobeats kept the crowd going by being MC / hype-man. But I just have one bone to pick with you.

You know what you did…

You failed to play my song request Karolina, elle est jolie…!!!

“Talaka moina mobali (hééé)
Abaki mondongo (whéé)
Moina mobali ko (héé)
Abaki mondongo (héé)”

But all was forgiven and we even had a photo-op!

@ Lagos Corner – Notting Hill Carnival 2017

Adesope [shopsydoo] @ Lagos Corner – Notting Hill Carnival 2017

One of the artiste of the moments to grace the stage was no other than Mr Samankwe – Harrysong. And after his set, I just had to snag a pic of course!

Harrysong @ Lagos Corner – Notting Hill Carnival 2017

Harrysong @ Lagos Corner – Notting Hill Carnival 2017

DJ Tunes got the crowd to scream ‘Iskaba, Iskaba’

DJ Tunes @ Lagos Corner – Notting Hill Carnival 2017

DJ Tunes @ Lagos Corner – Notting Hill Carnival 2017

@ Lagos Corner – Notting Hill Carnival 2017

@ Lagos Corner – Notting Hill Carnival 2017

Twin singers @ Notting Hill Carnival 2017

Twin singers @ Notting Hill Carnival 2017

FASHION

I need this shirt in my life.

#fashioncrew @ Lagos Corner – Notting Hill Carnival 2017

#fashioncrew @ Lagos Corner – Notting Hill Carnival 2017

That shirt I need in my life in detail.

#fashioncrew @ Lagos Corner – Notting Hill Carnival 2017

#fashioncrew @ Lagos Corner – Notting Hill Carnival 2017

This pair of shorts + the razor t-shirt and I’d be so festival ready.

#fashioncrew @ Lagos Corner – Notting Hill Carnival 2017

#fashioncrew @ Lagos Corner – Notting Hill Carnival 2017

Check out this bad boy of a akpụkpọ ụkwụ (shoe)!

#fashioncrew @ Lagos Corner – Notting Hill Carnival 2017

#fashioncrew @ Lagos Corner – Notting Hill Carnival 2017

She is #hotlikesuyawithextracameroonpepper

#fashioncrew @ Lagos Corner – Notting Hill Carnival 2017

#fashioncrew Notting Hill 2017 Carnival Queen

Rapunzel let down your hair…

#fashioncrew @ Lagos Corner – Notting Hill Carnival 2017

#fashioncrew @ Lagos Corner – Notting Hill Carnival 2017

NEW FRIENDS

One of the best things of going to such a grand street party is meeting some new faces. And making some friends.

6'8ft Giant @ Lagos Corner – Notting Hill Carnival 2017

6’8ft Giant @ Lagos Corner – Notting Hill Carnival 2017

Gayle Ngozee @ Lagos Corner – Notting Hill Carnival 2017

Gayle Ngozee @ Lagos Corner – Notting Hill Carnival 2017

@ Lagos Corner – Notting Hill Carnival 2017

@ Lagos Corner – Notting Hill Carnival 2017

#beardgang @ Lagos Corner – Notting Hill Carnival 2017

#beardgang @ Lagos Corner – Notting Hill Carnival 2017

Girl – are you sure there is enough teeth on show?

DJ Abass @ Lagos Corner – Notting Hill Carnival 2017

DJ Abass @ Lagos Corner – Notting Hill Carnival 2017

@ Lagos Corner – Notting Hill Carnival 2017

@ Lagos Corner – Notting Hill Carnival 2017

@ Lagos Corner – Notting Hill Carnival 2017

@ Lagos Corner – Notting Hill Carnival 2017

Me too I can also take picture… na only you wakka come? LOL. Clearly not as sharp as the ones you take with those bad boy lenses. Woowzer, check out the size of that!

Papping the Pap @ Lagos Corner – Notting Hill Carnival 2017

Papping the Pap @ Lagos Corner – Notting Hill Carnival 2017

Why so glum, pal with the huge lenses? Or are you camera shy?

Papping the Pap @ Lagos Corner – Notting Hill Carnival 2017

Papping the Pap @ Lagos Corner – Notting Hill Carnival 2017

Failing miserably to hold in the laughter.

Above All Prints Crew @ Lagos Corner – Notting Hill Carnival 2017

Above All Crew @ Lagos Corner – Notting Hill Carnival 2017

@ Lagos Corner – Notting Hill Carnival 2017

@ Lagos Corner – Notting Hill Carnival 2017

Ayan De First @ Lagos Corner – Notting Hill Carnival 2017

Ayan De First @ Lagos Corner – Notting Hill Carnival 2017

All in all one of the best(est) carnivals.

Still on my bucketlist is to dance on a float at Trinidad and Tobago Carnival. Watch out for me in 2018 Trinis!

And that’s all folks for now.

Stay tuned for video uploads.

xoxo

Ije

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Comments

  • Posted: 29th August 2017 21:36

    yvette

    Aw I missed out! Would still rather see pics than get stuck in that crowd though...
    • Posted: 29th August 2017 22:36

      Team Longidi

      Once a year it is a MUST to be a #partyanimal 😂
  • Posted: 29th August 2017 17:25

    Daisy

    Great write up, you're making me miss London so much. Sooooooo jealous
    • Posted: 29th August 2017 22:23

      Team Longidi

      London awaits your return 👍🏾