01/02/2008

Richard's Official Website -

Richard's very FUNKY new Website
has just been
Officially Opened

Here he thanks his thousands of fans across Africa and Afar
for their
**
Love & Support
**
for choosing him as the
Winner
of
BB Africa 2
*
Do visit his fabulous website
**
**
ENJOY !!!!

QUOTE -

Richard continue striving for Success
**

Success
**
"To laugh often and much;

To win the respect of intelligent people

and affection of children;

To earn the appreciation

of honest critics and endure

the betrayal of false friends;

To appreciate beauty;

To find the best in others;

To leave the world a bit better,

whether by a healthy child, a garden patch,

or a redeemed social condition;

To know even one life has breathed easier

because you lived.

This is to have succeeded."

**

Ralph Waldo Emerson
These are Richard’s cards with his photograph on that he signs for his fans.
Here is my Special Memory of Richard
&
BB Africa 2


Richard & Ricki are one incredible force to be reckoned with
&
Their strength of character is remarkable
**
I have so much respect for both of them !!!
May God continue to bless both Richard & Ricki in their future together.

LOVE & PEACE

QUOTE -

WISDOM
**


The man of wisdom is never of two minds;

the man of benevolence never worries;

the man of courage is never afraid.

Confucius

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A loving heart is the truest wisdom.

Charles Dickens

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The art of being wise is knowing what to overlook.

William James

**
What gems of painting or statuary are in the world of art,

or what flowers are in the world of nature,

are gems of thought to the cultivated and the thinking.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

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Richard loved Nigeria -

Richard's sentiments of his trip to
Lagos- Nigeria
**
"I would go back to Nigeria any time without hesitation.
I will never forget the hospitality Nigerians showed me."
**
"THANKS"


People were taking so many pictures and making so much noise at Lagos Airport ... that the men watching football in the bar were getting annoyed!!!
**
As Richard would say
**
"Take it Easy Dawgs"

Richiki leave Lagos for home -

Richiki depart Lagos for Dar es Salaam


While waiting for the plane to go back home, the owner of a cafe at the airport
(the woman in white)
treated Richard and Ricki to a meal and a bottle of wine.
Then all the workers insisted on him getting behind the bar to take a picture.

Richard invited to Nollywood -


EXCITING BREAKING NEWS !!!!!

After Richard & Ricki’s interview on “Moments with Mo”
on
Monday 21st January 2008
**
Tuesday & Wednesday was spent with an interview for Genevieve magazine,
signing of autographs for fans and most important

Richard also got a fabulous deal for
two Nollywood movies
He will be returning to Nigeria in February!!!


Here Richard already looks like a Hollywood/Nollywood film star.
CONGRATULATIONS !!!!!
Thanks to Richard for the fabulous picture
**
Richi's Official Website
**
**
KINDA NICE !!!!

Richard with Mo -

Richard & Mo Abudu
in
Lagos - Nigeria


Mo interviewed both Richard & Ricki on her talk-show
"Moments with Mo"
**
"This above all:
to thine own self be true,
And it must follow,
as the night the day,
Thou canst not then
be false to any man."
**
William Shakespeare

**
Thanks to Richard for this fabulous picture
WEBSITE

Richard meets "Mr. Nigeria" -


Richard got a chance to meet Mr. Nigeria at
Reeds Thai Restaurant
in Lagos
He was there Sunday night 20th January 2007 ... with his wife Ricki,
Mo Abudu and other people working for the
Moments with Mo Show
**
They stayed until around midnight and Richard & Ricki had a really good time !!
Richard looked great and he was dressed really well but the paint was still in his hair.
He posed for pictures with several fans

Richi with 2Face's mother -


Richard met 2Face's mom at the - Moments with Mo Studio after he did his taping on Monday. The studio is in City Mall and he also got some take away from Barcelos. He watched football with fans and cheered for the
Nigerian Team
Smiles all around whilst fans wish to greet Richard in Lagos

Richiki arrive in Lagos - Nigeria

RICHIKI ARRIVE IN NIGERIA
for the
“Moments with Mo Show”
&
once again
Richard has the fans clamouring for photos with him !!!

"On Sunday 20th January 2007 - when Richard arrived in Lagos he made an appearance at the Palms Shopping Centre where he was bombarded by fans. He was really his funny and friendly self and it could be seen that he was so happy to see everyone. Ricki was also very patient with all the fans and was full of smiles. A lot of people wanted pictures with her too and she seemed shy but still agreed. He went to check out the movie theatre and he looked at music systems."

QUOTE -

"Foreign countries
will make you
gentler, more human, more reconciled
to the world."

From the letters of
**
Ludwig van Beethoven

LOVE & PEACE
Richard & Ricki looked super as they said their good-byes to SA before boarding their plane to
Lagos - Nigeria
Fans were pleased to meet Ricki for the 1st time
**
I felt so fortunate to have spent precious time with Richard & Ricki in the short time that they were in
South Africa
It may only have been fleeting due to their very short stay on this occasion … but I felt privileged & no doubt it was very special indeed. I got to speak to Ricki … and she is just such a dear gentle intelligent person.
Just like I imagined she would be .... !!!
They have a wonderful future ahead of them. As they mentioned ... they’ve been through so much … but they have come out stronger due to this.
I am sure in due time they will personally let you know via Richard’s website about a very special surprise that Richard has for Ricki. I know a little of what it entails … & I am ecstatic to say the least!!!
**

MUCH RESPECT !!!

A FUN COVER


**




"Take control of your destiny.


Believe in yourself.


Ignore those who try to discourage you.


Avoid negative sources, people, places, things and habits.


Don’t give up and don’t give in.”



LOVE & PEACE to RICHARD & AFRICA
Even in the queue waiting to get on the plane to Lagos, Nigerian fans were going crazy to see Richard & have pics taken

He seems to be so easily recognised by all … it must be
that STUNNING smile !!



Old & young …. They all requested photos



At one stage people could not pass due to the crowd
**
CRAZY !!!!


OR Tambo Airport -

There was such a clamour for photographs


I had to smile when I overheard one passenger say that he had never seen so many photos taken of just one person
Well naturally !!!
**
It’s the enigmatic Richard Bezuidenhout
Winner of BB Africa 2 !!!
Once again Richard was causing a
SENSATION
at the airport as people recognised him & obviously they wanted their picture taken with him !


Many of these fans were from Nigeria … & they were so excited to see & chat to him.

Richiki Depart from SA for Nigeria -

OR Tambo Airport - Johannesburg
20-01-2007
Sadly Richard had to leave South Africa again from OR Tambo Airport ... this time en route to Nigeria for an appearance with Ricki on a show called
"Moments with Mo"
Runners-up of BB Africa 2
Ofunneka & Tatiana was also to appear on the show


"Please come back to SA soon !!!!!"
Richard signing autographs at Montecasino

He was continualy swamped with requests for pics and autographs !!!

While sitting having our post theatre drinks, Richard was causing quite a stir as usual ... when fans recognised him and he had to sign autographs and pose for so many pics & as a result we only arrived back at the hotel well after midnight !!
**
Richiki had been up from 3am the morning to catch their flight from
Dar es Salaam - Tanzania
to
Johannsburg - South Africa
&
had had such a busy day.
No doubt they were exhausted from their very long & eventful day !!!
**
As they mentioned to us ... they will have to come back soon … as there are still so many places they would like to visit in Johannesburg & elsewhere in
South Africa.
**
"It was such a quick stop in SA Richard … Next time though ... you will definitely have to come back for a longer stay so that many more of your fans can see you again !!!"
**
LIVE & LET LIVE
Richard still at Montecasino with fans


After seeing the performance of
THE LION KING
Richard & Ricki in front of Radio Jacaranda
Montecasino - Johannesburg

It seems everywhere we went Richard was recognised
& greeted
with such warmth & excitement !!!!
On our way to have post theatre drinks …

Richard posing next to a cute little Italian Fiat.
**
The theme and d├ęcor at Montecasino is all Italian.

The Lion King - Teatro Montecasino

Richard's star sign is a LEO & here he looks just like a Lion !!!!
Hakuna Matata!
**
What a wonderful phrase
Hakuna Matata!
Ain't no passing craze
It means no worries
for the rest of your days
It's our problem-free philosophy
**
Hakuna Matata!

Teatro Montecasino -

Of course as usual Richard had fans flocking for
photos with him !!!


What with Richard being so interested in making Film Directing his career he was fascinated with the creative side of the theatre production of
The Lion King
Richard & Ricki both enjoyed the show so much and were most impressed with the spectacular costumes & especially those of the huge animals that passed them as they came down the aisles and onto the stage.
This lady having dinner at the same restaurant as us was just so ecstatic to meet Richard !!!!!


This pic was inside the restaurant called
The Meat Co.
Dinner before going to Teatro Montecasino

Richard & Ricki had a pre-theatre dinner with me at the restaurant
The Meat Co ... and it was good to sit and just chat about absolutely everything past & present. It was also so heart-warming to see how happy & relaxed both Richard & Ricki are & how focused Richard is to do Tanzania Proud in the future as ...
The Winner of BB Africa 2.
He has so much work lined up & it is quite evident that Richard knows exactly what he is doing !!

It was such a pleasure sharing precious time with this
fabulous couple !!!
Montecasino - Johannesburg
19-01-2008
Fans were wanting photos with Richard where ever he went !!!


"Kindness in words
creates confidence.
**
Kindness in thinking
creates profoundness.
**
Kindness in feeling
creates love."
**
Lao Tzu (Old Master)
Chinese Taoist Philosopherc.
600 B.C.E.
**
"At the center of your being you have the answer;
You know who you are and you know what you want."
**

Richi at Montecasino - Johannesburg
Sitting with two of his ardent Fans


Looking fabulously happy & GREAT as usual ......... !!!

Richiki Jets into Jozi -

Welcome back to South Africa !!!
Richard and Ricki jetted into Jozi yesterday
19 January 2007
en route to
Lagos - Nigera
and have made the best of their very short time here. They had hardly booked into their hotel … when they were whisked off too
Mandela Square in Sandton
for some serious SA shopping!!
**
Richard was turning heads with his famous smile and yes … with the renowned paint still adorning his dreads
… & looking as FUNKY as ever ...
In between posing for pics with adoring fans & giving out autographs … they both still managed to get their shopping done before rushing back to the hotel to get ready for the Theatre.
**
They were fetched from their hotel and set off for
... TEATRO MONTECASINO …
to see the very popular theatre production of
THE LION KING
**

"Moments with Mo"

Richard signing just one of hundreds of autographs requested daily !!

"To do less than your best is a sin."
Oprah Winfrey
**

As winner of BB Africa 2 - Richard & his wife Ricki were invited by
Mo Abudu - host of the Talk Show
"Moments with Mo"
to appear on her show for an interview in
Lagos - Nigeria

Their interview was scheduled for
Monday 21 January 2007
&
it will be televised on the MNet Chanal 102
in
Mid- February 2007

Also appearing on the show will be
Ofunneka Molokwu & Tatiana Durao
2nd & 3rd runners-up of

BB Africa 2

**

Richiki invited to "Moments with Mo" Show

Host of Talk Show in Lagos - Nigeria
"Moments with Mo"


Mo Abudu
“Inspiration propels vision and Great vision propels Action”

Mo is a charismatic personality whose warmth and understanding of people and their lives makes her the perfect host for the show. With a Masters Degree in Human Resource Development from the University of Westminster in London, Mo brings her considerable training and education into play in her new talk-show role.
And it’s no surprise that the go-getting business-woman and hotelier, whose creativity and imagination are infectious, believes that “Inspiration propels vision and great vision propels action.”
And action is what the Britain-born, Nigerian-bred Mo is going to be providing. Lights, cameras and action!
Mo Abudu’s family roots are in Ondo Town, in the South Western part of Nigeria. She is the eldest of three sisters. Mo lost her father at the age of 11.
Mo’s growing up years were mainly spent in the UK where she worked her way through college attending the Ridgeway School, Mid Kent College and West Kent College. She went on to receive her Masters degree in Human Resources Development at the University of Westminster in London.
Mo Abudu began her professional career in 1987 as a Recruitment Consultant with the Atlas Recruitment Consultancy firm in the UK. Within a few years she rose to the position of Branch Manager.
In 1990, Mo Abudu was headhunted by the Starform Group, a very successful business information group in the UK to manage the prestigious Corporate Credit Management Exhibition. Mo successfully managed the exhibition from 1990 through 1992. Additionally, she assumed responsibility for the research, design and production of several conferences and seminars whilst at Starform.
In 1993 Mo Abudu returned to Nigeria. On her arrival she was once again headhunted, this time by Arthur Andersen. Her initial assignment was as Head of Human Resources and Training for Esso Exploration & Production Nigeria Limited (Exxon).
By the year 2000, having successfully completed her responsibilities to the ExxonMobil HR Transition and Merger Team, Mo fully recognized Nigeria’s growing need for a trained and highly motivated talent pool that would take Nigerian businesses into the 21st century. Taking advantage of her growing reputation as a HR specialist, Mo resigned from ExxonMobil to start Vic Lawrence & Associates Limited (Popularly known as VLA).
Today VLA is rated as the fastest growing and the largest indigenous HR & training management consultancy firm in Nigeria.
While involving herself in a number of business activities her next really significant achievement was the conceptualization and building of The Protea Hotel, Oakwood Park, situated along the Lekki Expressway in Lagos, which was commissioned in August 2004.
Set on over 1 hectare of land, comprising of state of the art training, conference and leisure facilities, The Protea Hotel, Oakwood Park is the first new build hotel of its type ever in Nigeria. Ever true to her purpose, Mo’s concept for the Protea Hotel, Oakwood Park was to create a facility that would meet the needs of professionals needing the serenity of a suburban location featuring fully equipped and dedicated training and conference facilities together with the comfort of executive accommodation and leisure.
Today, the Protea Hotel, Oakwood Park plays a significant role in the development of Nigeria’s business community hosting an array of business events, conferences, workshops and training courses.
Despite her busy schedule, Mo has still found time to involve herself in community self improvement efforts. Of significance is her participation on the board of directors of Junior Achievement Nigeria, a non-governmental organization promoting business skills development amongst Nigerian youth. Here Mo sits and plans with fellow board members that include the managing directors of ChevronTexaco, Coca-cola International, ExxonMobil, the Dangote group and others.
Another recent accomplishment which Mo is extremely proud of is being appointed the editor of VLA Knowledge, a monthly people management magazine that shares with its avid readers a variety of news, articles, features, surveys, book reviews and a health file.
With all of the above activities and accomplishments Mo feels ready to share her drive and her ultimate vision by taking on her next challenge in her life, and that is to …
Inspire Africa!
She is married and has two children; a daughter aged 16
and a son aged 10.
Smiling is Infectious



“When someone smiled at me today, I started
smiling too.
I passed around the corner and someone saw my
grin.
When he smiled, I realised I’d passed it on to him.
I thought about that smile and then I realised it’s
worth.
A single smile, just like mine, could travel round the
earth.
So, if you feel a smile begin, don’t leave it
undetected.
Let’s start an epidemic quick and get the world
infected.”
KEEP on SMILING

Happy 2008 !!!

2008

We will open the book.
It's pages are blank.
We are going to put words on them ourselves.
The book is called Opportunity
And its first chapter is
New Year's Day.
Edith Lovejoy Pierce
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Glory to God in highest heaven,
Who unto man His Son hath given;
While angels sing with tender mirth,
A glad new year to all the earth.
Martin Luther
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One resolution I have made,
and try always to keep,
is this:
To rise above the little things.
John Burroughs
**
A happy New Year!
Grant that I
May bring no tear to any eye
When this New Year in time shall end
Let it be said
I've played the friend,
Have lived and loved and laboured here,
And made of it a happy year.
Edgar Guest
**
Cheers to a New Year
and another chance for us to get it right.
Oprah Winfrey
**
HAPPY NEW YEAR
It has been a great year
but an even better one is ahead
because the new year can be anything we want it to be.
So as we bid farewell to the old year
and welcome in the new
let's dare to dream of all we can accomplish
with a little hard work and dedication.
Let's pray for peace in the world
and try our best to love each other a little more
and judge each other a little less
Let's make a resolution to be more forgiving and less angry.
Let's focus on our goals and try to be the best we can be
And let's never lose faith in what we can accomplish.



Happy New Year!

31/01/2008

2007
had been a very good year for Richard
being the
WINNER
of
BB Africa 2

Yamaaaaaaaaaaaaan ....... as Richard would say ......

TAKE it EASY DAWGS

Let's now look forward to
2008

HAPPY NEW YEAR
XX

Richard's Website

http://www.richardbba2winner.com/


Richiki on the cover
of the
SPORTS STAR MAGAZINE


A friend from Dar es Salaam sent me an email with a short description of the article inside the magazine


HI THERE!

I HAVE JUST BOUGHT A MAGAZINE CALLED SPORTS STAR BECAUSE I FOUND A VERY GOOD ARTICLE ON RICHRICKY..SO I HAVE FOUND IT PRUDENT TO REPRODUCE WHAT WAS WRITTEN INSIDE ... TRUST ME WHAT YOU READ HEREIN BELOW IS TRUE AS WHEN RICHARD AND CODE HELD A PRESS CONFERENCE LAST FRIDAY RICHARD SAID ALMOST ALL WHAT APPEARS HEREIN BELLOW.
SPORTS STAR SAYS

"A LOT HAS BEEN SAID AND WRITTEN ABOUT RICHARD AND HIS WIFE RICKY AFTER WHAT TRANSPIRED DURING BBA 2 IN SOUTH AFRICA WHERE THE FORMER HAD THIS THING GOING ON IN THE HOUSE WITH ANGOLAN HOUSEMATE TATIANA. TO CLEAR THE AIR AND ANY LINGERING SPECULATIONS ABOUT THEIR RELATIONSHIP, RICH AND RICKY SPARED A FEW MINUTES WITH OUR REPORTER.

DOOMSAYERS APPARENTLY GOT IT WRONG; THE MARRIAGE BETWEEN RICHARD AND RICKY HAS ACTUALLY BEEN BOLSTERED BY HIS PARTICIPATION IN THE BBA 2 CONTEST AND NOT OTHERWISE AS PREDICTED BY THE CYNICS.

THE PAIR HAS ATTESTED TO THIS AND DECLARED THAT THEIR LOVE AND CARING FOR EACH OTHER HAS GROWN FROM STRENGTH TO STRENGTH AFTER THE BBA 2 EXPERIENCE.

THE COUPLE HAS MADE IT OFFICIAL TO THE EFFECT THAT WHATEVER KIND OF RELATIONSHIP RICHARD HAD OR DID NOT HAVE WITH TATIANA OR ANY OTHER FEMALE CONTESTANT IN THE HOUSE HAD LEFT RICHARD AND RICKI'S MARRIAGE INTACT.

"NO ONE CAN STAND BETWEEN US!"
DECLARES RICKY BOLDLY TO DISPEL RUMOURS, HOPEFULLY ONCE AND FOR ALL OF THE PAIR GOING SEPARATE WAYS.

"I LOVE RICHARD, HE IS MY HUSBAND AND WE ARE HAPPILY MARRIED"
STATES RICKY WITH A CONFIDENT TONE, AGAIN IMPLYING THAT WHETEVER HAPPENED IN THE HIOUSE WAS NOT STRONG ENOUGH TO CHANGE HER FEELINGS FOR HIM.

SHE ADMITS THAT IT WAS TOUGH FOR HER TO HAVE TO WATCH WHAT WAS GOING ON IN THE HOUSE AND WOULD NOT WISH FOR ANY WOMAN TO HAVE TO GO THROUGH THAT.

HOWEVER, SHE SAYS DEEP DOWN SHE ALWAYS KNEW THAT RICHARD WOULD COME BACK TO HER AND THE COUPLE WOULD PICK UP WHERE THEY LEFT OFF AND CONTINUE WITH THEIR LIFE AS HUSBAND AND WIFE"

New Year's Eve in Zanzibar -

Last Party of 2007


On New Year’s Eve ... Richiki & Cojuna ... boarded a plane to Zanzibar for the last stop of Richard's mini Tour of Tanzania.

After a brief radio interview they headed to Gymkhana where they danced to Taraab

&

saw in the new year there.

Shortly after midnight Richard moved to the Old Fort where he made an appearance and spent the rest of the evening partying there with his fans.



Richard was thankful that Code and Juna could join him & Ricki
on his
Tanzanian Tour

Final Tour destination ... Zanzibar -

Richard’s final party / official function for 2007 was at the beautiful Island of Zanzibar

It is characterised by beautiful sandy beaches with fringing coral reefs,
The beaches in Zanzibar are a paradise, interspersed with picturesque fishing villages, where the people live a simple way of life, unchanged over the years. There are more than 25 fantastic beaches in Zanzibar, and some are so peaceful and remote that the only noise breaking the silence is likely to be the ocean.

and the magic of historic
Stone Town
is said
to be the only functioning ancient town in East Africa.

Zanzibar is an archipelago made up of Zanzibar and Pemba Islands, and several isle*ts.It is located in the Indian Ocean, about 25 miles from the Tanzanian coast, and 6#176; south of the equator.
Zanzibar Island
(known locally as Unguja, but as Zanzibar internationally)
is 60 miles long and 20 miles wide, occupying a total area of approximately
650 square miles.

QUOTE -

Work Ethics
Richard always worked so hard at each task given to him in the BB house.
Here he had made out of re-cycled material ... a special pants and scarf for a modeling show for their final presentation.


He came up with the creative idea of putting his hair up into several yellow plastic cones giving him a funky martian look !!!

Speak to us of Work

You work that you may keep pace with the earth
and the soul of the earth.
For to be idle is to become a stranger unto the
seasons, and to step out of life's procession that
marches in majesty and proud submission towards
the infinite.
When you work you are a flute through whose heart
the whispering of the hours turn to music.
Which of you would be a reed, dumb and silent,
when all else sings together in unison?

Always you have been told that work is a curse and
labour a misfortune.
But I say to you that when you work you fulfil a part
of earth's furthest dream, assigned to you when that
dream was born,
And in keeping yourself with labour you are in truth
loving life,
And to love through labour is to be intimate with
life's inmost secret.

Kahlil Gibran

Richi dancing with boys in Mwanza –

Richard also visited two children’s homes
in
Mwanza


Thanks to Richard for this lovely photo !!


He later appeared at CCM Kirumba stadium ... where
AY and Professor J

performed in addition to several local musicians

Read Richard's review on his

Official Website

http://www.richardbba2winner.com/

Mwanza Party Review -

An email to me that I would like to share from a friend in
Dar es Salaam
who was at the party in Mwanza
with
Richiki & Cojuna


Sunset over Lake Victoria as seen coming into Mwanza via train


HI THERE

I HOPE YOU HAD A WONDERFUL XMAS!

FIRST AND FOREMOST I WOULD LIKE TO TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO WISH ALL OF YOU A PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR..GUYS DONT THINK OF PARTYING ONLY GO TO CHURCH AS WELL AND THANK GOD FOR WHATEVER HE HAS DONE TO YOU AND MORE IMPORTANTLY WE HAVE TO THANK HIM FOR ENABLING RICHARD TO WIN THE BBA 2 PRIZE MONEY

WELL RICHARD, THE MAN HIMSELF, WAS IN ARUSHA, TANZANIA ..BY THE WAY GEOGRAPHICALLY ARUSHA IS ONE OF THE NORTHERN REGIONS OF OUR COUNTRY AND ITS ALWAYS COLD THERE BUT ITS A VERY BEAUTIFUL PLACE. AM SURE MANY PEOPLE MUST HAVE ENJOYED ONE OF THE BEST XMAS’S.

WELL AS FOR ME I DIDNT GO TO ARUSHA BUT I WENT TO MWANZA..THIS REGION IS SITUATED NEAR UGANDA AND ITS LIKE ANY OTHER TOWN IN AFRICA. RICHARD PERFORMED AT THE
CCM KIRUMBA STADIUM
AT ABOUT 1600 HRS .

HE WAS ACCOMPANIED BY TWO VERY FAMOUS ARTISTS NAMELY AY AND PROF J. THERE WERE ALOT OF PEOPLE THERE AND ALL OF THEM WERE VERY VERY SATISFIED..IN ALL RICHARD"S SHOWS THERE ARE SO MANY BEAUTIFUL GIRLS WHO WANT TO TOUCH EVERY PART OF HIS BODY..I DONT KNOW WHY!! ITS NORMAL NOWADAYS TO FIND GIRLS EMBRACING HIM AND TOUCH HIM SOME OF THEM EVEN WANT TO KISS HIM IN RICKI’S PRESENCE...LOL!!

RICHARD ALSO YESTERDAY DONATED NEW YEAR PRESENTS TO UPENDO AND KULEANA ORPHANAGE CENTERS FROM SERENGETI BREWERIES LTD(THIS BREWERIES CO IS THE SPONSOR OF RICHARD"S TOUR). RICHARD GAVE A SHORT BUT EXCELLENT SPEECH WHEREBY HE URGED INDIVIDUALS AND COMPANIES TO SUPPORT DIFFERENT ORHANAGES SO THAT THEY CAN HAVE A BETTER LIFE.

RICHARD WHO WAS JOVIAL AND CHARMING AS USUAL IMPRESSED ALL THE ORPHANS WHO WERE VERY VERY GRATEFUL. RICHARD WHO WAS ACCOMPANIED BY HIS WIFE RICKY, HIS "FRIEND" CODE SANGALA FROM MALAWI ALSO SAID THAT HE WAS TOUCHED BY SERENGETI BREWERIES LTD NOBLE ACTIONS AND HOPES OTHER COMPANIES TAKE THE SAME TREND.SBL AND RICHARD DONATED 100 KG OF RICE, WHEAT FLOUR 100KG TOOTHPASTE, ONE CARTON, A CARTON OF SOAP, 48 BEDSHEETS AND 32 MOSQUITO NETS TO MENTION BUT A FEW.THE SBL PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER TEDDY MAPUNDA WHEN GIVING HIS SPEECH HE STATED THAT IT WAS THE COMPANY'S CULTURE TO DONATE TO THE DISADVANTAGED CHILDREN DURING FESTIVE SEASONS.

YOU KNOW I AM BASED IN DAR ES SALAAM I JUST TOOK A FLIGHT TO MWANZA UNDER THE PRETEXT THAT I WANTED TO SEE MY RELATIVES THERE BUT IN ACTUAL FACT I WANTED TO ATTEND RICHARD"S THIRD PARTY..AM A PARTY ANIMAL

AND TRUST ME RICHARD'S PARTIES ARE UNIQUE YOU JUST DONT WANT TO MISS THEM..WHEN I ATTEND ONE PARTY I WANT TO ATTEND HIS NEXT PARTY.

I WILL DEFINETELY BE THERE IN ZANZIBAR AS IT IS VERY CLOSE TO DAR ES SALAAM..VERY CLOSE .ITS A 5 MINUTE TRIP IF YOU TRAVEL BY A PLANE.

WELL LET ME SIGN OFF

XX

Mwanza the third step of the Tour

Mwanza
Mwanza is a city in northwest Tanzania and a southern port of Lake Victoria. It is the capital of Mwanza Region. According to a 2002 census, the population was 378,327, and Mwanza is the second largest city in Tanzania, after Dar es Salaam. It is located at an altitude of 1,140 metres above sea level.The city deals with much of the lake trade with neighbouring Uganda and Kenya. Industries include fishing, meatpacking, and manufacturing textiles and soap. Mwanza is connected by rail with Dar es Salaam and Dodoma.


Richard's arrival in Mwanza on the 29 December 2007 - was very exciting !!
The TV crew was at the airport and Richard was whisked around town in a convertable and an entourage of motorcycles. Code and Richard toured Serengeti Breweries where they got to taste beer fresh off of the assembly line.

Mwanza was an afternoon event at the big stadium, and again, the turn out was really high.

The local dancing was crazy and sexy!

Christmas in Arusha -

Richard spent his Christmas Day handing out food, and several other goods to children from orphanages in Arusha.


They then later had a party for approximately 3000 children
at Triple A
After a quiet Christmas dinner with Code, Juna and Ricki, they returned to Triple A where they danced the night away.
AY and Professor J once again lit up the stage.
Not a traditional Christmas ... Richard said .... but certainly a
merry one !!!
Thanks to Richard for these pics from his
website
Richard & Code with children from orphanages in Arusha
on
Christmas Day



Pictures & Richard's review on his
website
**
"Heal the World
Make it a better place
For you and for me
and the entire human race
There are people dying
If you care enough for the living
Make a better place
for you and for me."
**
Michael Joseph Jackson

Arusha is the next stop on Richard's mini TZ Tour -

Arusha is a city of northern Tanzania surrounded by some of Africa's most famous landscapes and national parks.


Beautifully situated below Mount Meru on the eastern edge of the eastern branch of the Great Rift Valley,


Arusha was an adventure

Richard, Ricki, Code & Juna travelled by "luxury" bus with the

Bongo Flava musicians

and things apparantly got a bit rowdy !!!
They drove through the night to Arusha and arrived at 6:30
Christmas morning!!

It was therefore pretty much a "non-Christmas" morning to say the least.

A TABLOID TRASHY newspaper claimed Richard had missed a

Christmas Mass that he had been invited to in Dare es Salaam ... but he was in Arusha on Tour.

So much for HONEST journalism once gain !!

Richard spent his Christmas day visiting orphanages.

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His party was later held at Arusha's biggest disco
Triple A