Me and my favourite gal, and renaissance woman Sherry Dixon
Hey, Spring looks it's finally upon us. It's funny how suddenly the world looks a whole lot brighter and yummier with the introduction of a few sun rays. A prime example of this was last night when I attended Choice FM's 18th Birthday Party dinner at the Sheraton Hotel in Park Lane. After months of travelling home in the dark and wrapping up in winter woollies, the crowd was ready to celebrate the oncoming season and part-aaay! London gals were out in all their pre-summer finery, as I enviously sized up gorgeous cocktail dresses in an array of citrus colours. The night was hosted by Alesha Dixon and Simon Webbe who entertained the audience with random (and questionable) facts about the station. But then again, after 18 years of providing the UK with a countless supply of R&B, Hip Hop and reggae, I won't hold a few exaggerated truths against them. We were also treated to a few special performances from Jay Sean, Simon Webbe, Ciara and Kelly Rowland. Kelly was the headline act, and despite keeping us waiting for what seemed like hours, when she eventually showed up, Ms K did her thing. My enduring memory will be her wiggling her tiny behind up against Choice MD, Ivor Etienne. Judging by his expression, I'm sure he really felt as if he was re-living his 18th birthday again. Ah bless!
Keysha and Tameka Epsom
Me and Atlantic Record's Publicist extraordinaire Taponeswa Mavunga - you go girl!
Joanna, Sherry and Keysha - Pride girls in full effect.
Sherry with the lovely Kelly Rowland
Two Dixon ladies and a gentleman
Mariah giving a whole 'nother meaning to the term 'fashionably late'
Me and my mate (and fellow journo) Lawrence Lartey