Seeing Stars at Interstellar Premiere and One Direction’s Niall at Halloween Bash

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Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain and Matthew McConaughey braced the wet great, British weather to attend the premiere for space movie Interstellar this week and so did I! It was worth getting my hair wet to see Hathaway looking beautiful and legendary actor Michael Caine in real life. I watched the film whilst scoffing popcorn behind Union J and thanks to the gigantic screen, their quiffs didn’t get in the way. Good job, as the film was gripping, bold and (at just under 3 hours long), bum-numbing. All of my favourite scenes are spoilers so just brace your derrière and see it for yourself. Check out what I wore to grace the blue carpet on the fashion page on my website.
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From one dressy affair to another, I dusted down my leotard and staggered in a zombie like fashion to a spooky soiree at Gilgamesh, London, dressed as The Black Swan to celebrate Halloween. The party featured blood red cocktails, spine chilling costumes and the most sinful champagne. Celeb spot of the night? Niall from One Direction dressed as a Zombie footballer. Spooky! There were performers and the music was a devilish delight. The next day looked well scary but Sunday came good as I did a fitness photo shoot for SportSylist.com.
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SportStylist.com is a platform for women to receive style updates on sportswear and shop for sports products and as a self confessed fitness freak, I’m chuffed to be a part of their website relaunch. I got to hang out with strong, inspirational woman all day, eye up and wear some of the best active wear and as a fitness shoot it was all “Lights. Camera. Annnnd LEAP” which was right up my street. Here’s a behind the scene sneaky peak.
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For more pictures and news about the week that was, check out my Instagram, Twitter and website. See you there.
Have a great week.
AJ Odudu
xoxo
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Party with Ollie Locke Came With a Whistle and a Bang

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London based jewellery brand, Whistle & Bango showcased postcode bangles at their unmissable launch party last week held at Wolf & Badger, Notting Hill and I DJ’ed at it. The party served up Itsu’s signature sushi, a variety of cocktails and of course, beautifully charming postcode bangles.
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Whistle & Bango founder Ashley James invited a whole host of lovely guests including MIC‘s Ollie Locke, Towie‘s Fearne McCann, Lilah Parsons and many more. Presenters Matt Richardson, Zoe Hardman and my good self hit the decks, providing a varied mix of house, dance and straight up pop. The music I played was a steady stream of lush, featuring Jessie Ware, some extended mixed Destiny’s Child plus a Chemical Brothers remix of Kylie Minougue and Lorde. I also spun tunes by Mr. Probz, Wale and Joe Goddard. For more of my playlist, visit the music page on my website.
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But if you want to hear records with chat, then I’ll be back on Hoxton Radio this Wednesday from 10-12. Thespians, philanthropists, the daring and the brave; all are welcome to tune in. In fact I insist! Last week I shared tales of my exciting gym equipment in Witness the Fitness, revealed all things hot and not in the trendy streets of East London, in my dubiously yet intriguingly named East or Yeast and played an array of pumped up tunes, from the latest releases to my old school favourites from Ja Rule and Brandy. Listen back to that show at your leisure and be sure to tune in on Wednesday.
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I’ve launch parties and a spooky soiree to look forward to this Halloween. Last year was all about axe-headed nurses but I’ll catch you here next week to tell you all about sipping sinful champagne and staggering around in a zombie like fashion. Yep; that’s the aim.
Until then, tarrah!
AJ Odudu
xoxo
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Listen to my Hoxton Radio Show: www.hoxtonradio.com/the-aj-jimmy-show/

My week in pictures

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This week I filmed a little something something with Brian Dowling. Unfortunately that’s all I can say but it was a lot of fun. My goodness he tickled my funny bone.

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Then it was off to present my normal Hoxton Radio show slot (Wed 10am-12) where I broke the tragic news that Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon have broken up. I was swiftly informed that that had in fact occurred months ago. Nevertheless, to help deal with this heartbreaking event, I played a bizarre mix of music. It took me the whole show to get over it with tunes from Kylie Minogue, Clean Banditt, Major Lazer and many more. You can listen back at your leisure and tune in for a chipper show this Wednesday.

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Later in the week, I attended the launch of new trainers, Nike Zoom Agility. They make me look like I work out with highlighter pens on my feet, the glow of which personally, I enjoy. I got to mingle with my favourite fitness fashionistas and bloggers, as well as do one of my favourite/painful workout sessions with Barry’s Bootcamp, working up a serious sweat. You can read more about that on the fitness page on my website.

In other news, I can’t wait to spin some records and check out postcode bling at the Whistle&Bango jewellery launch party this week. Yep, I’ll be behind the wheels of plastic DJing at the event so see you on the dance floor.

Until next week, tarrah for now.

AJ Odudu

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Meeting Elizabeth Hurley and Emma Thompson at Kensington Palace

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I went to Kensington Palace to celebrate the launch of Estee Lauder’s We’re Stronger Together campaign this week. Heart warming and inspiring stories were shared from those affected by breast cancer – survivors, sufferers and family and friends alike. It was a glitzy way to kick off such a noteworthy event in our calendars; Breast Cancer Awareness month. To raise awareness the event was hosted by Liz Hurley and attended by big names, including Emma Thompson, an advocate of the campaign and an absolute hoot.

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I ran my socks off yesterday at London’s Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon. I ran for Tommy’s Charity, which supports families with pregnancy complications and 1 hour 37 minutes of me pretending to be Forrest Gump left me feeling exhausted but really happy. I was so proud of myself and the 16,000 people who took part for great causes. The crowd support was overwhelmingly brilliant too.
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My highlights include;
- running past Ellie Goulding, Jo Whiley, Katie Piper, Buckingham Palace and the Big Ben. All beauties;
- the VIP tent buffet where there was a mountain of cheese and crackers, chocolate brownies and an endless supply of tea and coffee;
- and finally the finish line porta loos. I thought I was going to do a Paula Radcliffe at several (awful) points so at the finish line I dived right in there. I’ve never been so happy to see a bog! Too much information?! Too late.
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Until next week, tarrah!
AJ Odudu
xoxo
Get social with me on;
Twitter: @AJOdudu
Instagram: @aj_odudu
Website: www.ajodudu.com
YouTube: www.youtube.com/ajodudu
Donate to Tommy’s: www.tommys.org
Listen to my Hoxton Radio Show: www.hoxtonradio.com/the-aj-jimmy-show/

 

I just can’t get Kylie Minogue out of my head

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La la la, la-la-la-la-la I just can’t get Kylie Minogue out of my head after seeing her at the O2 during her current Kiss Me Once tour. The pint sized pop princess is looking hotter than ever and performing better than any devil you know.
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Step Back in Time, Spinning Around, A Night Like This, Locamotion; she sang all her golden oldies. She had loads of dancers, lazers, Hattie Stewart illustrations, a feather bath, hunky men, sequins, PVC, Lycra, frills, tassels, glitter; it was all going on. Robbie Williams didn’t make an appearance to perform Kidz but Kylie was enough for me. Arh I’m so lucky, lucky, lucky, lucky.
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I’ve been listening to Kylie whilst training to run my half marathon actually. Yep, it’s just six days until my Royal Parks Run and never ever will I ever leave it until 14 days before to start training. Lesson learnt. My shoulders are aching, my legs are tired. Even my Nike app is telling me I’m running too slow. The struggle is real. Nevertheless I’m excited to be running for Tommy’s, a great charity and I know there’ll be cake waiting for me at the finish line. Win win.
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I’m back on Hoxton Radio with James Hill every Wednesday morning 10-12 after my 8 week radio hiatus. During my show you can expect a serving of pop, indie, RnB, hip-hop in addition to our weekly musings. So be sure to tune in this Wednesday for more chit-chat and music. It’ll be fun for your ears.
Until next week, tarrah!
AJ Odudu
xoxo
Get social with me on;
Twitter: @AJOdudu
Instagram: @aj_odudu
Website: www.ajodudu.com
YouTube: www.youtube.com/ajodudu
Donate to Tommy’s: www.tommys.org
Listen to my Hoxton Radio Show: www.hoxtonradio.com/the-aj-jimmy-show/

Why why why Delilah are you so good?

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What better way to start your week than by watching The Ting Tings, Indiana and my new favourite, Bipolar Sunshine all performing at the Ace Hotel. This was a very special night to kick start the Oxjam festival, which sees over 700 gigs playing up and down the country. The event was hosted by BBC Radio 1’s Hue Stephens and I was jamming out to BBC Radio 1Xtra presenter Clara Amfo who was DJing. There was even a wall dedicated to Grace Jones in there. Dream!
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Now why why why Delilah are you so good? I watched Delilah perform at Gilgamesh and she was singing so close to me that I’d argue she was personally serenading me. All hail to her. I got that musical treat on her birthday. I can’t wait till mine in… 5 months.
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I also attended the Sony Xperia event at Aqua, where Mollie King of the Saturdays DJ’d, Rough Copy swung by and Kiss Radio presenter Melvin Odoom was there too. He was once my TV husband. It was a great night with delicious blue WKD’s or at least that’s what I thought. Turns out it was blue champagne. Oh I’ve changed.
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All that and I’m still training for my half marathon for Tommy’s charity. Keep an eye on my blog and YouTube channel for emergency training tips. I’ll make like Forrest Gump and run into you next week. Tarrah!
AJ Odudu
xoxo
Get social with me on:
Twitter: @AJOdudu
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Website: www.ajodudu.com
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Donate to Tommy’s: www.tommys.org

Closing LFW in style

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After a busy week of fashion shows and luxury accessories, menswear brand Velsoir showcased their bespoke collection at new London members club the Library to close LFW in style.  With music from DJ crew It’s Rude to Stare and a host of beautiful people, they made sure that LFW was gone but not forgotten.

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In other news, it’s time for me to get the running bug as in just three weeks, I will be panting and sweating for over 13 miles during the Royal Parks Half Marathon.  I’ll be sprinting for Tommy’s charity, which funds research into  pregnancy complications so if you fancy cheering me along, heckling or finding out more about this wonderful charity then please check out, www.tommys.org.

If you’re taking part in the run and  have done no or very minimal training then you may be panicking but chill out! On my website fitness page I’ll be sharing top, last minute training tips in the lead up to the big jog.

And on that healthy note I’m off to my yoga class. Namaste!

AJ Odudu
xoxo

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Donate to Tommy’s: www.tommys.org

No rest for the wicked during LFW

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I had an active yet relaxing few days on the Channel Islands thanks to Nike. Cave climbing, trail running and downward dogs, you name it, I did it. I got to design my very own Nike trainers with London based illustrator Hattie Stewart and there was even a silent disco workout class courtesy of Barry’s Bootcamp. Genius!
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Some of British Athletics leading ladies, (namely Dina Asher Smith, Laura Weightman, Shona Richards and Perri Shakes- Drayton) were on hand not only to train with us but to share inspiring stories about the dedication they have to their sport, to their team and (when competing) to their country. I got home feeling rejuvenated, reinvigorated and ready for London Fashion Week.

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When the clock struck “LFW” I checked out the Gyunel and PPQ shows amongst others and attended LuLu Guinness’s Perspective party, where I saw her beautiful collection of lippy bags. I caught up with Lulu and she told me I had a nice headband… I’m never taking it off now. Late night but no rest for the wicked as Sunday saw me up bright and early to take part in Run To The Beat.
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Yep, a 10K run to music with Fitness First and the likes of Nick Grimshaw and Sigma on hand to DJ and give people like me the extra oomph to cross that finish line.
What a week! Let me know what you’ve been up to on Twitter and Instagram. Until next time, cheerio!
AJ Odudu
xoxo
Twitter: @AJOdudu
Instagram: @aj_odudu
Website: www.ajodudu.com
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Meeting Rita Ora and seeing Kasabian rock the stage

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As if she didn’t do enough, Rita Ora has only gone and released a collaborative collection with Adidas Originals and I went to the launch party. Nick Grimshaw, Henry Holland, Daisy Lowe, Vas Morgan and little ol’
was there to check out the bright, bold collection and dance the night away.
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Then it was onto the iTunes festival at the Roundhouse where I witnessed Kasabian take their rock star swagger on stage to play 27 (yes, 27) songs. Their longest concert to mark their 10th anniversary, playing all their greatest hits. It’s always amazing to see people better than ever after a decade. Happy Anniversary Kasabian!
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And on that loving note I say, tarrah for now. See you next week.
AJ Odudu
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Hanging with Clean Bandit and Russell Kane in Ibiza

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Hello!
After a jam packed 6 weeks of travelling around Europe and America with Malibu Rum to film a series of YouTube videos for their #bestsummerever project, it’s now time to say farewell to endless, fun activities, glorious weather, sun cream and flip-flops. Yep, I fly back to London today and what a great send off this week has been.
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I’ve paddle boarded, watched beautiful sunsets and seen a whole wonder world of marine life whilst snorkelling in Ibiza.
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I was reunited with my pals model Ashley James and comedian Russell Kane to dance to Ella Eyre, Clean Bandit and Fatboy Slim at Ibiza Rocks and I even raved to an exclusive DJ set from Idris Elba at Pikes Hotel.
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Needless to say I’m still giddy with excitement thinking about all the amazing things I’ve done. You can watch it all on the Malibu Rum YouTube channel. Now bring on the excess luggage fee. I’m coming home!
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AJ Odudu
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Follow my adventures with Malibu Rum right here:
www.youtube.com/maliburum 

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