The Nollywood Elixir

Yipeee!!! It's Friday and the 7-Day Hot Body Challenge is ending today. Have you done today's exercises? {Click here if you missed Day 7} You did Days 1 - 6, didn't you? Great! That doesn't mean you shouldn't keep exercising to stay fit though. Here's a tip, keep repeating the daily routines every week and you'll be glad you did.

Just this morning on Instagram I saw a picture posted by an actress - Lota Elixir Chukwu (@lotaelixir) that says "It takes 4 weeks for you to see your body changing, it takes 8 weeks for friends and family and it takes 12 weeks for the rest of the world. Keep going!"

See? Why stop? When you can see amazing changes in the next 3 weeks?

To catch up on any days you may have missed, click on the links below.

Talking of Lota... have you seen these nollywood movies: The Perfect Plan, Iyore, Wind Chasers, Spotlight? How about the TV shows - Jenifa's Diary, Lagos Cougar? Yeah, yeah, you're probably saying you don't do anything nollywood. Phbbbt! Now is the time to rethink your stand (Netflix & chill *wink*) and get the opportunity to see nollywood princess - Lota Elixir Chukwu, doing her thing. Just as the name - Elixir - suggests, she really is the cure nollywood needs - a fresh face, fresh talent, fresh everything...

Uduak Isong Oguamanam, the producer of Lota's latest movie where she's the lead actress - Fine Girl - said the movie was named after Lota because she is the finest girl in nollywood. I'm eagerly anticipating it's release.

Having come a long way from contesting for the Most Beautiful Girl In Nigeria (MBGN) crown in 2011, Lota has definitely made a name for herself in the Nigerian movie industry. She's a favourite upcoming actress among producers, directors, actors and actresses such as Desmond Elliot, Funke Akindele, Falz The Bahd Guy, Emem Isong, Niyi Akinmolayan, Ikechukwu Onyeka, Frank Rajah, Blossom Chukwujekwu to mention a few.

Just a few weeks ago, I saw a hilarious clip of "Jenifa's diary" (a spin-off from the hit movie "Jenifa") following great reviews of the star-studded show featuring the likes of Banky W, Waje, Amaechi Mounagor, Alex Ekubor, Beverly Osu etc alongside Funke Akindele and of course, Lota Chukwu herself. I'm definitely seeing the complete show and so should you.

I'm particularly fascinated by Lota because, not only is she a drop-dead-gorgeous and talented actress, she's a yoga and fitness enthusiast with endless legs and a lovely smile. Then there are those eyes... those eyes that seem to look right into your soul and uncover deep, deep secrets! She's also an avid reader and a lover of dogs who sketches and writes in her free time. 

Here's a beautiful piece written by her...

Crystal Ball

If you had a crystal ball
If you could tell it all
your future and a lil more
If you could see tomorrow
and didn’t have to wonder
how it’d go
If you saw your step
before you took the walk
If you saw the rise
before you took the fall
If you had the eyes of the seers
and the cards of the gypsies
If you had the prophesies of the prophets
and the dreams of the dreamers
If you had visions of Nostradamus
If you could travel in time
and change the destination
If you saw the end
to the pursuit of your happiness
What’d you do?
Where’d you go?
Would you be kinder?
Would you treasure the journey or the destination?
Would you live like you owned it
Or would you realise that life is nothing?

For more beautiful pieces, visit her blog @

Check out gorgeous photos of Lota below.









Also find Lota on Instagram - @lotaelixir
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