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My Journey to the Academy Awards with Afrobella

My peoples! I’ve been MIA on my eCrib all week because I’ve been prepping for my trip to LA for the Academy Awards. I’m there right now for a trip of a lifetime, and it’s a dream come true. Actually, it’s a dream I didn’t even have because I didn’t expect something like this to even come my way.

I’m sure you’re wondering how it happened. Well, y’all know Jesus be putting in work for a G sometimes. What happened is that a Hollywood producer (Stephanie Frederic) who reads my blog and loves my writing asked if I’d like to come cover the Academy Awards. She mentioned to me that she goes to awards all the time, and while she’s there, she’s reading my live-tweets and cracking up. You coulda knocked me over with a feather.

And she also is a fan of my homette Afrobella. So, we’re part of her production team for the coverage of the Oscars. And we’ll be live-tweeting from the show and backstage.

Also, the reason we got to LA so early is that there are a ton of pre-Oscar events that we’ll be attending, so we’ll be keeping folks up to date on our random adventures while here. If you’re on Twitter, we’ll be using the hashtag #LuvBellaLA. And follow us: @Luvvieig & @Afrobella. And follow Stephanie too (@StepfredLA).

Afrobella & I were on WGNTV Morning News in Chicago on Tuesday talking about our trip to the Oscar’s so getchu a piece HEREΒ or click on the photo below (I couldn’t embed it).

Afrobella Luvvie Dean Richards WGN Morning News

WEEEEEEEE!!! Us on the TV screen!

Anywho! We’re so excited. And when we got into our hotel room, we had these waiting on our beds:

The red thing is a piece of the Academy Awards red carpet. *faints* YES, LAWD!!!

Anywho, the next 5 days are gonna be a whirlwind, and we’re so excited! We’ve got pre-Oscar events to attend, and we’ll be chronicling our adventures on the web.

And we’ll try to continuously thank Sweet 5 lb 7 oz baby Jesus for this opportunity. Someone on the inside AND upstairs must love us because WHO’DA THUNK IT???

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  1. Kourtney
    February 23, 2012 at 9:46 am

    This is all SOOOO amazing and exciting!! You two do such phenomenal work and it’s great to see it pay off. Have a blast during this trip and I look forward to reading your tweets!!

  2. February 23, 2012 at 11:48 am

    say whaaaat? That’s how it happened. She like science? Cause I can be her homegirl, too!

    Break a leg ladies! I’ll be doing cabbage patches & kid & play dances all week long for yall.

    Doing the running man Rhet nah!
    Love yall!

  3. February 23, 2012 at 12:32 pm

    Yay and congrats!!!!! Welcome to LA, where the playas, play! LOL Waving hello from Long Beach, CA. πŸ™‚

  4. February 23, 2012 at 12:32 pm

    That. Red. Carpet. Piece. Doe.

    *faints upwards* Do you KNOW what kind of backflip leyomi drop I’d do if I had that?!! Wow, so happy for you two ladies!

    You enjoy yourselves and I’m looking forward to seeing your coverage of the awards! πŸ˜€

  5. LambdaLady3
    February 23, 2012 at 12:55 pm

    I am a fan of your work as well. I read all the time, crack up, pass out and wall slide right along witcha!…but I never comment. Had to this time! Just wanted to say congrats!! What a blessing!

  6. Marsha S. Haneiph
    February 23, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    It’s proof that talent and integrity can get you anywhere. We’ll be looking out for you on the Twitter. πŸ™‚

  7. February 23, 2012 at 2:45 pm

    congrats luvvie! very proud of you. this is really a big deal and Jesus in all stages of his growth (from 5lb to 170) is smiling down on you and afrobella for sure! make us even prouder at the event. Will you be rocking red pumps?

  8. lw
    February 23, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    CONGRATS! Sounds like a blast. You’ll get to see some of those plastic surgery chics up close & personal… Can’t wait to see what you guys are wearing!

  9. February 23, 2012 at 5:14 pm

    Luvvie, that is absolutely fantastic. I’m so excited for you and Afrobella. You are both talented women, and your skill and savvy has paid off with this great opportunity. All the best!

  10. February 23, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    WOW!! This is amazing! I am so proud that you will be there reppin’ for us po blog folks πŸ™‚

  11. IfYouEverComeBack
    February 23, 2012 at 11:51 pm

    Well I ‘m kinda new to you E-Crib and have been kinda lurking/barely commenting but I had to pop up to say congrats to you guys.

    So woooo hoo! Yay for you and Afrobella! Go live the dream for all of us. Enjoy yourself and then come back and regale us with your tales.

    BTW: I swear this/you in general is the reason I am half-considering getting a Twitter account(after boycotting for so long).

    Sunshine and Good luck of Charms to both of you.

  12. February 24, 2012 at 1:00 am

    OMG Luvie you betta go on and be famous! *tear*

  13. Dee Collins
    February 26, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    You deserve it Luvvie, that’s what’s up

  14. February 27, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    *does the Bro. Franklin* The fact is, you’re just getting started…