Monday, August 31, 2009

IKEBE ENVY

So, some of you might not know what an Ikebe is, but let me inform you that an Ikebe is a big booty. Yes, ikebes are much prized in Nigerian culture and my whole life I never had one. Don't feel sorry for me, I was very happy not having one. Except when I wore my traditional buba and iro, a Yoruba outfit that seems to require a little bit of a backside to really look good in.
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Anyway, I digress. But, like I said, I have always been very content with the booty God gave me. Besides nobody ever complained except for someone who once teased me that it was convex in shape. Ko ni da fun! lol! Yes, I digress again, right? Forgive me. For what i wanted to tell you is that I never had ikebe envy (AKA big booty envy/BBE) until I went to a King Sunny Ade concert recently.

Husband and I went on a date and because we had to put our clients, TE, TK and Bomboy, to bed, we got to the concert late. Nevertheless, we were having a good time when my husband suddenly remarked,

"Interesting. There are no half naked women on stage."

I laughed and said, "Well, it isn't a Fela concert, so sorry you might not get to see much booty shaking."

No sooner had I uttered those words than did 2 women, and I mean grown women come on stage. They were twins and they knew how to shake what their mama gave them. I mean, they shook their backsides with abandon and those ikebes were toned. I mean, when they shook to the left, the backside went to the left. When they shook to the right, the backside quickly obeyed. Not like some backsides that just have way too much jiggle to them, you know. Reminds me of this one time at the mall when my daughter remarked, "Mommy why is her bum bum shaking so much?" as some random lady walked by. But the girl was right, the woman's butt was just flying all over the place. Some underwear could have helped with the jiggle, as could some firming exercises for the gluteus maximus, but what do I know....

But, yes, watching these women have complete control over their ikebes sparked a little envy. I wished I could go on stage and shake my own backside like that. I told hubby, and he kindly told me that my Ikebe might not be super, but it was just fine. =)

Its been a couple weeks, and I no longer worry about those women and their ikebes. I like mine. Its small but proportionate and it works for me. But, here is a video I found at The Afrobeat Blog that shows one lady shaking it at a Sunny Ade concert in Toronto, Canada. Not the best quality, but the best I could find. Nevertheless, pay close attention to our sister working that thing on the stage. Yes, can you see the control she has over her backside? Hmmm... *looking at my itty bitty booty* It's all good. =)


BTW, you can read old Ikebe Super comics right here. Remember those? Oh, and why does the name 'Bumtight' keep coming to mind? Aunty Bumight...

50 comments:

Naughty Eyes said...

Hmmm... This ikebe envy, ehn... Anyway, remain content with what you have sha and maybe more "blessings" pressed down and shaken together may be added unto you... LOL... Off to go read those comics. It's been a long while...

Naughty Eyes said...

Was I first??? Am I second?? WOW!!! *faints*

Mocha said...

Life is ironic isn't it?
I've ALwAYS had an ikebe; I mean even my mum's friends commented on it when I was a teen so imagine what its like NOW!
I remember i used to be sooooo embarassed by it that jeans & a short top was a no-no and I had my ass reducing exercises I used to b4 I took a shower everyday i.e thumping my bum against the wall for 10mins!
Of course it DIDN'T work! Lol..and I grew to love my "Bonita Applebum" :D

But I remember going to Femi Kuti concerts @ The Muson centre: those girls?? dayuuum!!

tobenna said...

Ikebe Super is online?!
Ikebe shaking is an art.
BTW what language is 'ikebe'?

Rene said...

lol @ Bumtight

isha said...

LOL. I choose not to say anything about bums. Ahem...

Meanwhile, how was TE's first school experience? Have a wonderful week!

downtheaisle said...

why am I hearing this word, two days in a row...lol!
last night hubby used the word "ikebe" for my booty. He was like "ur ikebe is getting bigger"

***so ikebe super is online***

SEPTEMBER said...

Damn..ikebe o..ikebe.If you have it,then shake it.

Gee said...

awww u nd ur hubby r soo cute.
i like his reply bout ur bum!
lol!!

Sugabelly said...

I totally have Ikebe envy. I had a butt when I was thin, but not a butt like I always dreamed of.

I actually found a plastic surgeon that does butt augmentations with fat harvested from other areas of your body :D

goodnaijagirl said...

I saw those twins in July when KSA was here and you're so right that those women had incredible control over their backsides!

I've never wanted a big butt myself, though I'm ok with the bit of growth has experienced in the past few years...no more though! :)

Hooray for date night! I hope you guys had a fantastic time.

doll said...

lol

Blowing Blessings Your Way said...

lol @ ikebe envy!...sorry o. The funny thing is that i have an "ikebe" an ummm...it can be embrassing at times, let's just say that it gets a lot of attention and my lil bro started chasing guys away since the tend age of 8 becuz of it...so they ain't not wrong with a lil behind!..lol

Blowing Blessings Your Way said...

lol @ ikebe envy!...sorry o. The funny thing is that i have an "ikebe" an ummm...it can be embrassing at times, let's just say that it gets a lot of attention and my lil bro started chasing guys away since the tend age of 8 becuz of it...so they ain't not wrong with a lil behind!..lol

Blowing Blessings Your Way said...

lol @ ikebe envy!...sorry o. The funny thing is that i have an "ikebe" an ummm...it can be embrassing at times, let's just say that it gets a lot of attention and my lil bro started chasing guys away since the tend age of 8 becuz of it...so they ain't not wrong with a lil behind!..lol

Blowing Blessings Your Way said...

lol @ ikebe envy!...sorry o. The funny thing is that i have an "ikebe" an ummm...it can be embrassing at times, let's just say that it gets a lot of attention and my lil bro started chasing guys away since the tend age of 8 becuz of it...so they ain't not wrong with a lil behind!..lol

Blowing Blessings Your Way said...

lol @ ikebe envy!...sorry o. The funny thing is that i have an "ikebe" an ummm...it can be embrassing at times, let's just say that it gets a lot of attention and my lil bro started chasing guys away since the tend age of 8 becuz of it...so they ain't not wrong with a lil behind!..lol

SOLOMONSYDELLE said...

@ Naughty Eyes: hahaha. I am content oh! No mind me. How far?

@ Mocha: lol!!!! So you were trying to downgrade your ikebe ehn? Well, glad to know that you are happy with your booty now. =)

@ tobenna: Ikebe shaking is indeed an art, my brother. It requires a certain skill set that I don't have, lol!

As to what language 'ikebe' is, I have no idea. Base don the phonetics of the word, I would assume Yoruba, but, I am sure that others will chime in on that. Hope all is well.

@ Rene: =) How you dey?

@ Isha: Haba, why are you shy? =)

TE's first week was an adventure, for her and myself. Its the post for next week. I hadn't written it yet because I have been mega busy, but its coming, thanks for asking and have a fab week!

@ downtheaisle: hey you! Two days in a row, eh? And once from your husband? I see great things in your ikebe's future, lol!!!!!

Apparently, Ikebe super is online. Funny how it was practically taboo when I was much younger....

@ SEPTEMBER: my sentiments exactly, lol! As for me, even though my own no reach ikebe status, I will shake it as well lol!

Thanks so much for coming by!

@ Gee: lol! Husband is very nice, when he wants to be loL!!!!

How are you doing?

@ Sugabelly: hahaha. Please don't tell me you are considering getting butt augmentation? Well, actually, when I come to think of it, we humans get everything augmented/improved nowadays. Just don't do the silicon that some of these modern video vixens are using. Scary....

@ GNG Those twins were something weren't they? Honestly, they should hold a class pre-concert on ikebe shaking. I would attend, lol!!!!

Myne Whitman said...

Yes ooo, I saw SA and his troupe here a couple of months ago and got an eyeful. Those twins ikebes were solid and flexible. I envied them sha, I have some ikebe but e no compare...

leggy said...

lol...im so flat...front and back i look like a pole.
but i love myself..

gwynne said...

uhm, i know how it fels, i dont have a big bum too but wat i dont have in dat area my boobies compensated 4 dm, but i hope to get them enlarged a lil bit .

lucidlilith said...

Why do they call that ghetto booty here? I swear, sometimes I feel it is only African men that appreciate a woman's true beauty. - Rosie

chayoma said...

Ndi kwere Ikebe kwenu? lol
Bumtight...hehehe

Geebee said...

The ‘ikebe’ thing remains one of the unsung wonders of the world. Truly, a good backside is a head turner but then, when they are excessively mega, then we’re talking about something else. Personally, I’ve never really been a fan of mega ikebes. I’d rather just look and exclaim along with a few naughty friends. Thanks for the ‘ikebe super mag’ reawakening. lol

BSNC said...

lol it is all good jo.

bumight said...

blowing blessings your way - we know ur butt is big, but dang! girl, did u have to say it 5 times? lol j/k

SSd what did bumtight do o! i refuse to talk aboutu my butt! except that its tight! hehehehe

miss.fab said...

Lol... ah my four slices of toast with extra butter every day this summer did my booty some good things o. It has a long way from becoming an "ikebe" though hehehe

Original Mgbeke said...

LOL. I like your husband o jare...he knows the drill. :-D

Buttercup said...

BBE..lol! This post was hilarious..

Onome said...

hi hi...been so long..how it going? likin' d ikebe post...will be back to watch d video later..i not have much of an ikebe eida and neida i cant shake it(lol)

Arewa said...

that woman in the vid was windin it seriously!

Sassy Trends said...

LMao...
Koni da fun tani lori ikebe?

heheheheehhe... its all gud, we all can't have it all gurl, be proud of what you've gat...

Funny enuff mine is super big and im still lukn for people to share it with, I fit give you small ooo...serious!
lol

Naija sweeThart said...

Loving this post...ikebe envy, lol. I love my small nothings, it works for my slim frame but those girls with toned ikebe's can sure make me wish I had some more...but ikebe is wasted on one of my dear friend who has a phat ikebe but girl don't know how to work it on the dance floor, can't shake it or move it...she completely missed the ‘how to shake it’ memo...

Beyond said...

hahaha!....u are not alone ma'.....i no get yansh too but i still dey grateful for the small one wey i get...lol

Ms. SpicyTee said...

Lmao.. Nocepost..
i don't have "Ikebe" But I've got a tight ass..LOL and Monkey no fine but him mummy like am ooo...
But wetin Bumtight do u now? You berra leave her out of this.

uknaija said...

Ah-Ikebe super ke?

neefemi said...

lwkmd.....jeez, but i feel u sha, i have neither ikebe or boobs, although recently my ass has stared coming out, but i'm getting fat so i'm working it all off....but i have often been envious a lot....o well, mo s'ope te mi.....

Staci said...

I've always had a flat butt. My mom used to complain when I was little that when I sat in her lap, the bones in my butt would cut into her lap. Then there's the problem of jeans that always want to slide down and underwear that wants to slide up because there's nothing there to hold it.

I always wished I could just take the fat from the rest of my body and somehow just shove it into my butt so I'd actually have one.

I just don't think I'll ever go the padded underwear route though.

On a side note, I gave you an award on my blog. Here's the link: http://www.justbloggled.com/2009/09/i-love-lucys-bees-knees-and-my-bengay.html. Congrats!

temmy tayo said...

For those of us that God blessed with ikebe please let us donate to the less priviledged in blog world.lol

Rose said...

LOL..

Lolia said...

I feel like that too sometimes *sigh*

But mainly because I used to have one {and a big one at that} but then it disappeared *sad face*

Yayy for us Twitterers? Tweeters? Whatever we are sha lol

And hope you're having a fabulous week!

culturesoup said...

This is so funny. I don't remember coming across these comics before.

I have a little tip for those wanting some help in the bum department: butt exercises. No need for butt augmentation, squats and resistance training work wonders on those muscles. But don't blame me if you're sore tomorrow!

aloted said...

men this ikebe movement is something else o...kai..

wait is it me or is half of her bum actually showing??

ShonaVixen said...

wow it feels like FOREVER since I've been on this blog!!! Well m hating on my booty @ the moment coz its growing outta control @ the moment..yes i've lost weight and its now the more prominent!!

cici said...

lwkm this is hilarious even the title ikebe... haahahah, off to check out the video

Mojisola said...

I didn't have an ikebe until I was in my early twenties, I'd given up on them ever showing up by then.

Of course nothing like that lady's ass. . .maybe like 1/3 of hers but for someone who used to be flat behind, I'm cool with that. Besides, I think I have discovered a pair of thongs that separates the cheeks and gives them that independent motion effect I so love seeing in other people, lol.

Haven't bought them yet, will wear them to surprise hubby and blow his mind away.

Tigeress said...

me i wont lie i have ikebe envy o cos i get. thank God for my 36D which compensates.

Miss Healthy Diva said...

I've ALWAYS wanted a bigger booty. I love my body but i would kill for a beyonce ikebe...lol. I've bee doing squats at the gym recently...hopefully they'll give me a lil some some...LOL

Daydah said...

I have always had issues abt my ikebe - in my first yr of high school, a senior used to punish me thinking i stuck it out intentionally - she made me miserable for a year! It was so big it didn't fit in back then.
I still have ikebe power sha - and its an 'ass'et to own believe me. But I have friends who have little or none and i still envy them their svelt figure!
So, Solomonsydelle, I envy the trim look you most definitely possess with your trim slim backside!

Shiyanbade said...

Wait, those with too much are gonna donate to the less privileged?

lol, I remember when I was 16 I complained to my Aunt about not having hips. So she goes, 'What do you need hips for?' And so I kept quiet about my lack of ikebe :)