June, 2015

23 June
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Tennis with Greg Rusedski and DJing for LCM

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What a week! One minute I’m at The Isle of Wight festival dancing to Blur, moshing to The Prodigy, missing Fleetwood Mac and presenting for Malibu Rum, the next minute I’m DJing from the exclusive Hospital Club in London for LCM, playing table tennis with Greg Rusedski at the Aegon Championships, making smoothies with Michelin-starred chef Kevin Love and running with 10,000 women for the Nike race series. Now that I’ve had a moment to catch my breath, let’s have a chat!

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First stop, the Isle of Wight Festival where I was filming a fun, festival guide for Malibu Rum. Bringing glamour to a soggy field is a big ask, but there was definitely an attempt on my part. Kimonos, playsuits, feather headbands, the lot! Check out my festival fashion guide on ajodudu.com.

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I finished filming in time to enjoy The Black Keys, The Prodigy, Groove Armada, Pharrell Williams and Blur before having to miss Fleetwood Mac’s performance to be back in London for an exclusive DJ set.

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Yep, I DJed to a room full of dapper men during LCM before broadcasting my Hoxton Radio chart show live from the Grooming Room. You can listen back to my non-stop hits and interview with award winning fashion writer Jai’me of BoyMeetsFashion.com on my website.

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Now, never in my wildest dreams would I ever imagine myself playing table tennis in front of a crowd at Queen’s Club in London, yet there I was, volleying with former world number 4 tennis star, Greg Rusedski. What a pleasant surprise!

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The fact that I won our table tennis match was certainly a “pinch me” moment. I like to think it was pure talent and determination that crowned me victorious during the match but in fact, it was more likely to be the wonky sunglasses sat on top of my head that distracted poor Rusedski. That said, a win’s a win. Yippee!

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Then I was on for another sporting victory, this time in a team of 10,000 strong women at Victoria Park, London where Nike hosted a run as part of their summer race series. At the finish line, we stopped to give one another celebratory hugs and were greeted by a glass of champagne, a Birch Box pamper kit and a medal in the form of an Alex Monroe necklace. Had I have known all of these treats were waiting for me at the finish line, I’d have certainly run faster.

See you next week!

AJ Odudu

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09 June
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Interviewing Judy Murray and how to get fit for summer

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This week I attended an exclusive HEAD coaching masterclass at Bisham Abbey National Sports Centre. The event was hosted by Great Britain’s Fed Cup team captain and mother to former Wimbledon champion Andy Murray, Judy Murray. It was my first ever time playing tennis, an achievement worth celebrating!

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Yep. You read correctly. Up until last week I’d never played tennis before. I’m a massive spectator usually but on this occasion, I had all the tennis gear with no idea – which wasn’t a problem it turned out. Why? Because Judy Murray was hosting the class alongside Living Tennis Academy, a specialist tennis coaching institution who manage and provide a range of tennis coaching. Sorted!

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In addition to ball control and coordination, I learnt that I’m more competitive than I thought, that I’ve completely forgotten how to catch and that Judy Murray (despite being highly entertaining on BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing) is no longer dancing. What a shame. At least she’s still being brilliant in the world of tennis.

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We chatted at length about her motivations, goals to inspire a younger generation of tennis players and have more women in sport, but also about her taste in music which her children don’t approve of.

Read the full interview with Judy Murray on my website www.ajodudu.com.

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Also this week I wore a splash of colour. I took part in the London Colour Run and I must say, never have I been so happy to be pelted in the face with a heap of paint. Super fun whilst keeping fit, what more can you ask for? More colourful pictures can be seen on my website.

If you’re feeling inspired and looking to keep fit. Check out my latest YouTube workouts. Want to tighten those abs, tone your arms and get in shape for summer? Well follow these 6 simple core exercises to get you on track – follow the link here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GrDCeUfVDXY&feature=youtu.be.

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This week I’m shooting two top secret campaigns which I can’t wait to share with you next time! All I can say is… Pucker up!

Join me here next week when I’ll be sharing all the exclusive back stage gossip from the Isle of Wight Festival.

Till then, tarrah!

AJ Odudu

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