Hey! So if you've got dstv and you love to watch TV like me, or even if you don't, you must have at least heard of Ebony Life TV. Well in case if you haven't, its Mo Abudu's TV channel that has claimed the spot (pun intended) of channel 165 on DSTV. Mo intends to change the way Africa is viewed by showcasing the posh, sorry, positive side of Nigeria and Africa as a whole. Its targeted at a particular demographic,18-34, but my opinion is that it further targets the (upper)middle class in this demographic.It produces and broadcasts various shows from talk shows, to drama series to reality shows. I really admire what Mo Abudu is doing, it's an effort worthy of praise. Ok, I don't know why I'm trying to give an indepth analysis on Ebony Life TV when all I want to do is talk about The Spot, actually, the hosts on The Spot.
Succinctly put, the spot is a "concept" that combines talk show with (pseudo) reality and celebrity news and some other things I'm really not quite clear about. The show is hosted by Lamide Akintobi, Zainab Balogun and Ebuka Obi-Uchendu. I wish I could tell you in detail what the show's about but I'm sorry, I can't. I watch the show, it's just that I rarely seem to be able to relate to some of the topics, or maybe its because when its on, my wandering mind wanders.... I mean, there are already enough foreign channels and talk shows on foreign news and gossip. I already have E News telling me what's going on in Hollywood. Wendy Williams dishes on Hollywood celebrity gossip, the Talk on MNET, not as scandalous as Wendy but even more informative. There's Joel McHale on E, Chelsea handler as well and recently Hello Ross. In fact there are too many that its some times information-overload so when I turn to our local channel and I start hearing about some foreign actor who I can swear thinks Africa is a country, I inevitably zone out. That's not to say there's no local content though, there actually is, it's just that most times its overshadowed by ....
So why do I watch them you ask? Simple. These people are great to look at. Individually, they're all hot, all three together, they give my eyes an orgasm. Let me begin with Lamide, journalist and former presenter on Channels TV. The full lipped, brown skinned rare beauty who makes us jealous of her variety of intricate hairstyles and a toned body I can have, only in my best of dreams. She's the most talkative on the show, and better for me, I get to watch those unusually wide, full lips move. With each word I'm mesmerized. How could I know what they talk about when I see those lips and my mind, as usual, wanders to thoughts that I may have to confess to my Priest about on Saturday? Did I mention her enviable cheek bones? OMG! She argues her point and then Ebuka counters it. My attention reluctantly, yet eagerly, moves to him. Ebuka, former Big Brother Nigeria housemate, lawyer, TV presenter etc etc etc, is two words, Eye Candy. I don't know what to focus on, he's so beautiful. His smile makes me blush even though he's "inside" the TV. His mind also fascinates me, he has an opinion on everything. Smart and Sexy as hell. Hmmmm I WANT!!!. I look at him and I think, Perfection. Perfect height. Perfect teeth. Perfect smile. Perfect body. Perfect tattoos. Those tats and his schoolboy face don't quite go together, which only makes me think, "a man of many layers, a man of mystery". Right now I'm trying to keep my legs from shaking... I find myself wondering if even those parts of him we cannot see are just as perfect *wink*. He goes on with his witty anecdotes and then Zainab cuts in.
Zainab. Zainab deserves a paragraph of her own! Former model and actress with a bachelor of law degree ...... If only I were that gifted in poetry I would write an Ode to Zainab. She's sort of like melted butter scotch poured over warm velvety brown chocolate. She's flawless. From her pretty eyes to those sensuous lips to her silky smooth skin. I imagine her spending hours looking at her own reflection in the mirror, thinking "Lord I'm stunning!", amazed at her own perfection. She talks less than the two but its ok. She's a work of art, and like a work of art I'm satisfied just looking at her, soaking in the splendor of her beauty. From the moment the show begins I get so lost in these three that by the time it's over I find myself wondering what they just talked about. Lawd have mercy!