Friday, 19 September 2014

JayJay Okocha Features On The Cover Of Hello! Nigeria's September

Former captain of the Super Eagles, JayJay Okocha covers the September edition of Hello! Nigeria.

In the edition he speaks about his love for family, and life after football. The issue also features 17 time Grand Slam champion, Roger Federer, who talks about his favourite way to celebrate.

Wellness: Oprah Winfrey, Cameroon Diaz, Jennifer Ainston And 23 Other Famous Women On Childlessness

The public’s appetite for celebrity babies is pretty insatiable: the mere possibility of a baby bump on a “royal” can drive the internet into a full-fledged tizzy (e.g., Kate Middleton, Beyoncé) and celebrities rake in millions for featuring their newborn spawn on magazine covers.
This interest in celebabies guarantees that once a famous woman reaches a certain age, the press will commence aggressively grilling her about whether she wants to have kids — a phenomenon that can sometimes result in a flood of factually incorrect tabloid stories, as Jennifer Aniston can attest. 

Despite the mounting pressures to have a baby already, a number of well-known, powerful women have said no, thanks, and spoken quite frankly about their decision not to parent. Here, a roundup of inspiring, funny, empowering takes from women including Gloria Steinem, Condoleezza Rice, and Stevie Nicks, on the upsides of taking the road less diapered.

Happy Friday!

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Omotola Jalade Ekeinde Is All Smiles At The 'Blood In The Lagoon' Texas Premiere

Omotola Jalade Ekeinde stunned at the premiere of her new movie 'Blood In The Lagoon'. 

The actress wore a sheer gold gown and bold accessories for the Houston, Texas premiere. 

Bovi Wishes Sends Adorable Birthday Message To Wife, And She Responds With Sweet Reply

Nigerian comedian, Bovi's wife is a year older today. The fast rising comedian celebrated his wife Kris' birthday with an adorable message to his wife.

"The tree on which I lean is a year older today. Happy birthday to my love and lover. You will always be my baby."

His wife Kris who is a makeup artist and mother of their 2 children, celebrated with a heartfelt message celebrating her husband.

"I spent the first 10minutes of today in tears of joy.... sweet words from my husband and most of all, looking back to 5yrs ago."

Hollywood Top Ladies Glow In New L'Oreal Paris Lipstick Campaign

Hollywood A-listers, along with Freida Pinto, Julianne Moore and Liya Kebede, are the stars of the French beauty giant's new campaign.

The campaign, which sees the women dressed all in white each wearing a bold red lip, celebrates the brand's latest lipstick launch, Collection Exclusive Pure Reds.

Tech: Users Frustrated By Apple iOS Update

Apple iPhone and iPad users have taken to social media to express their frustration over installing the company's latest software update.

Many have resorted to deleting photos, videos and other files in order to free up space for the new version of Apple's mobile operating system, iOS8, which requires up to 5.8GB of storage.

Apple has also removed apps for its new health software because of a bug.

"Pay Your Debt" -Toke Makinwa Is Back With Another Vlog Of The Week

This week, watch Toke speak about people  that have a bad debt culture. 

Those people who live above their means, the people who keep borrowing with no intention to pay back and people that you should not do business with.

Annie Idibia Celebrates Husbands 2face Idbia's Birthday With Adorable Message

It's popular crooner 2face Idibia birthday today!

His gorgeous wife Annie Idibia celebrated the special occasion with a loving message for her husband, below.

about 11 hours ago
my king.... my supa human...can't believe am totally lost of words to actually describe how much i love you ... happy birthday baby..

'I Would Be On Top Of The Pops And Go Home To Get Punched': Jamelia Admits Scars Of Domestic Abuse Will Be With Her Forever

It's been 13 years since Jamelia suffered domestic violence at the hands of a former partner.
However, the pop star, 33, admits the mental scars of the harrowing time still remain as she reflected on her experience for Loose Women's new domestic violence campaigns on Wednesday.

The father of the singer's eldest daughter Teja, now 13, beat the singer during their relationship, but it was only after their child was born, Jamelia found the courage to leave him.

Style: 'Baby Bare Foot Sandals' The Latest Trend In Baby Fashion

We're not sure if anyone would want to do this to their babies feet, but apparently these baby footsies sandals are now the in thing.

The baby 'sandals' serve no real purpose but looking good, however they strike us as looking slightly uncomfortable.

Happy Thursday!

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

At Least 15 Dead As Gunmen Attack Nigerian College Campus Killing Students As They Fled From Bomb Explosion

Terrorists stormed the Federal College of Education in Kano, northern Nigeria, killing 15 and injuring 35
Gunmen stormed a higher education college in northern Nigeria on Wednesday, firing on fleeing students and setting off an explosion in an attack that killed at least 15 people and wounded 35, police said.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack in the region's main city of Kano, but the Islamist militant group Boko Haram, which has repeatedly targeted civilians in the north, is likely to be a prime suspect.
A police spokesman added that officers arrived on the scene and killed two of the attackers.

Traditional Style: Gele Part 7

Get ready for more sensational traditional styles that WILL have you putting your tailor on speed dial!




Mid-Week Message: The Woman In The Mirror

My past is not perfect neither is it beautiful but I do believe God has called me to be as real and transparent as I can and not be afraid to share what I’ve always been afraid to share which is the truth. 

For many years I suffered in silence and even now it is still a struggle. Although I am not of this world, I still live in it and for the most part it is pretty cloudy.

God has spoken to me in numerous ways this week. I’ve been working on this blog for the past few days trying to figure out ways to cover up the TRUTH because of my lack of courage. I had a call scheduled with someone who “FOLLOWS” me on FACEBOOK and the Holy Spirit clearly spoke through her to get to me.

She told me her challenge of comparing herself to others and how she looked up to me. In no way would I be a good leader if I sat there and acted as if this isn’t my current ISSUE. She then began to tell me about a friend that would share current struggles and how she never once looked at the person differently. This was my turn to be honest and let her know my struggles, so I did.

Health: 3 Little Changes That Seriously Curb Cravings

If you're like most people, you get out of bed the same way every morning, and the particulars of putting on clothes and taking your first sip of coffee are nearly robotic. 

You probably never give much thought to actions like these. That's the point. They're habits -- behaviors wired so deeply into your unconscious that they can be accomplished on cruise control, allowing your brain to focus on more important matters. Of course, this can become problematic when your brain automatically begins to expect a brownie every day at 4 P.M. But take heart: Research shows that even the most hardwired routines can be disrupted. And the fix is often as easy as changing your environment.

1. Declutter to Eat Better

Researchers at the University of Minnesota suspected that an orderly lifestyle could result in healthier behaviors. To find out, they assigned 34 students to work in either a neat or untidy space. After ten minutes, the students were asked whether they wanted an apple or a piece of chocolate.

Stephanie Okerere Linus Glows In New Beach Pictures

Aww, we love Stephanie Okerere Linus! It's refershing to see her out and about as she often shuns the media sotlight and rarely attends events and social functions. 

The gorgeous Nollywood actress has recently concluded filming for her new Hollywood movie, 'Boon Ville Redemption'. In the movie set in 1906, Stephanie stars as a slave called Doris.

Career: Black Women Find A Growing Business Opportunity: Care For Their Hair

Not much seems unusual about Judian Brown and Kadeian Brown’s storefront in a tidy plaza off Church Avenue in Flatbush, Brooklyn, a neighborhood where every block seems to have its own African hair-braiding salon.

Posters of African-American women with long, sleek hair fill the window. Round jars of shea butter belly up to slender boxes of hair dye on the shelves. Wigs perch on mannequin heads.

What makes Black Girls Divine Beauty Supply and Salon’s visitors do a double-take is the skin color of the proprietors. “I go, ‘Look at all the faces on the boxes,’ ” said Judian Brown, recalling other shopkeepers’ and customers’ surprise when they realize she is not an employee, but the owner. “Who should be owning these stores?”

Chris Brown Holds On To Karrueche As He Promotes New Album 'X' In LA

Follow me: Chris obviously liked what he saw, making sure to hold on to his girlfriend of four years' hand as they left the store
Loyal singer Chris Brown stepped out with his long-term boo Karrueche Tran to promote his new album 'X' which was released on Tuesday.

The crooner visited cult store Crooks N Castles where he signed copies of his new album.

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Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Pinkball Ladies Wear Pink To Raise Awareness Of Breast Cancer In Genevieve Magazine's September/October Issue

Genevieve Magazine's September/October issue Amaka Osakwe; fashion designer and founder of Maki Oh, who speaks on her label, breaking boundaries and on Michelle Obama wearing her designs. 

 The magazine also features nine stylish ladies expressing their optional looks for the Pinkball at a shoot; to raise awareness of breast cancer.

'I Feel Like I Can Be Me Again' -Pioneering Make-Up Technique Transforms Vitiligo Patient's Life

Until the light therapy has had a chance to take effect, Lisa is having make-up applied to cover her white patches 
From time to time we can all have days when we feel a little self conscious about one thing or the other, so just imagine how 24-year-old Lisa Johnson felt when her vitiligo made her the target of bullies who made her life a misery.

Speaking about vitiligo she said: 'It's a condition which causes my skin to turn a different colour.
'I now have white patches covering more than a third of my body.'
The condition is not life-threatening but its psychological effects can be devastating to sufferers.

President Mugabe’s Wife Grace Mugabe Awarded PHD Two Months After Enrollment

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's wife has been awarded a PhD only two months after she enrolled at the University of Zimbabwe, where her husband is chancellor.

The local media reported that Grace Mugabe was awarded her doctorate in Sociology at the University of Zimbabwe (UZ). Mrs Mugabe is said to have conducted a study of children's homes in Zimbabwe for her thesis.

State broadcaster ZBC reported that the first lady said she had to work hard to earn the degree.

Miss Tourism Nigeria 2014 Releases New Promotional Pictures

Miss Tourism Nigeria 2014  Collete Nwadike has just released some stunning new promotional pictures. 

The beauty queen will be representing Nigeria at the 2014 Miss Tourism World in November. She is also a Special Advisor on Tourism for Anambra State.

Hilariously Cute! 'World's Best Father' Dave Engledow, Features Daughter In Fun Photo Shoot

'World's Best Father' Dave Engledow has a great sense of humor and also adores his daughter. The artistic dad has created a fun photoshoot which features him spending quality time with his little one...just don't tell mum.

He explains, “The character I portray in this series is intended to be a parody of the father I hope I never become–distracted, self-absorbed, neglectful, clueless, or even occasionally overbearing.

Relationships: The Difficulty In Finding Mr Right By Comedian Ali Baba

“I have a serious matter at hand that I want to share. In fact, I should have shared this long ago, but the primary message from a friend that prompted the matter, was lost in between the series of inbox messages from those strange girls that are looking for romantic friendships on Facebook.

In a nutshell, a lady friend sent me an inbox message on how it’s harder to find a good man in Nigeria. And that the men who are “manageable” (her words, not mine) are so scarce and if you ever get them they are either married to a lady that does not deserve them or just repenting from a bad marriage from one of such women. Or even just lost faith in the whole marriage thing.

I later ran into her at a club. After the usual introductions that have become common place with these social media network of friends… (You are my friend on Twitter, Facebook, Tango, INSTAGRAM… That kind of thing)…. I chatted with her a bit and found out from what she told me, that, many women are now settling for anything in between MR Right, MR Not just ok and MR Nearly right.

Canada To Deport Nigerian Mother And Her Three Children

Immigration Canada is refusing to give Nigerian mother Winifred Agimelen five extra months in Canada to receive an answer on her sponsorship application.

She and her 3 children are facing deportation and separation from Winifred’s spouse this Sunday, September 14th.

Winifred Agimelen is a 36-year old Nigerian mother of three kids, one boy (11) and two girls (8 and 5), the youngest a Canadian by birth. Winifred courageously left Nigeria to seek a safer place for herself and her children after she and her two eldest children were kidnapped. She has lived in Canada for six years.

Relationships: Signs You're Immature In Spite Of Your Age

 "Age is just a number"... that statement may sound cliche but I am beginning to accept it is cliche because it's so true.

So many of us, in spite of our ages that remind us wrinkles are not far off, still act like we are spoilt ten year old kids. We react without any measure of emotional intelligence and act like the world revolves around us. Here are some signs you are immature and probbaly in denial:

You Only See Things From Your Point of View: This is very common amongst people who are caught in a personal fable and believe intelligence begins and ends with them. This characteristic is toxic to personal groeth, building relationships and even working well with other people in terms of career achievements.

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Monday, 15 September 2014

Video: "I know That I'm In God's Hands" -Local Anchorman Tells Viewers He Only Has 4 To 6 Months To Live

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Anchorman Dave Benton, of CBS affiliate WCIA-TV in Champaign, Ill., shared some shocking news with viewers last week — that he has only four to six months to live.

"My brain cancer is back," Benton revealed live on-air. "I'm learning more about what my future holds. Basically, my cancer is back and it's too big for surgery and radiation. Doctors have told me that I may have four to six months to live."

Mother Found Dead In Hotel Was Killed By Partner In Apparent Murder, Suicide

Ms Hickey pictured with her 19-year-old son Lyle Orange in a picture he has posted on Facebook
The family of a woman found dead at a Premier Inn hotel have told of their devastation after the 'loving' mother was apparently killed by her partner.

Friends and relatives of Serena Hickey have been left in shock after she was found dead hours before her partner died on a train track.

A murder investigation was launched after the mother's body was discovered at a Premier Inn in Kempstone, Bedfordshire on Saturday.

Wellness: MUST READ! Through The Valley Of The Shadow Of Death - Ebola Survivor Dr. Ada Igonoh's Story

On the night of Sunday July 20, 2014, Patrick Sawyer was wheeled into the Emergency Room at First Consultants Medical Centre, Obalende, Lagos, with complaints of fever and body weakness. 

The male doctor on call admitted him as a case of malaria and took a full history. Knowing that Mr Sawyer had recently arrived from Liberia, the doctor asked if he had been in contact with an Ebola patient in the last couple of weeks, and Mr. Sawyer denied any such contact. He also denied attending any funeral ceremony recently.

Blood samples were taken for full blood count, malaria parasites, liver function test and other baseline investigations. He was admitted into a private room and started on antimalarial drugs and analgesics. That night, the full blood count result came back as normal and not indicative of infection.

Islamic State Crisis: World Leaders Pledge Iraq Support

Thirty countries have pledged to help Iraq fight Islamic State (IS) militants "by all means necessary".

A joint statement by foreign ministers taking part in a major conference in Paris talks said support would include "appropriate military assistance".

The talks had been called to agree a strategy to combat the group, which controls large parts of Iraq and Syria.

Pictures: Monalisa Chinda's Star Studded 40th Bithday Dinner

Actress Monalisa Chinda, celebrated her 40th birthday over the weekend at Villa Medici in Victoria Island, Lagos. The actress looked sensational in a black lace and sequined gown, later changing tp  a green slinky dress which showed of her recent weight loss.

Monalisa was joined at the private dinner by close friends, family and colleagues which included Julius Agwu, Liz Benson, Joke Silva, Uti Nwachukwu, Lola Maja-Okojevoh, AY and more. 

Tchidi Chikere And New Wife Nuella Njubigbo Expecting Their First Child Together

Nollywood top producer Tchidi Chikere and his wife Nuella Njubigbo Chikere are expecting their first child together.

The couple whom marriage plans sparked much controversy early in the year looked happier than ever as they prepare for the arrival. 

Mercy Johnson Is All Smiles At Her Baby Shower

It's no secret that one of our favourite Nollywood actresses Mercy Johnson is expecting a baby boy.
The talented actress looked thrilled as she was treated to a baby shower yesterday in the US which was also attended by Nollywood Producer Tchidi Chikere and his heavily pregnant new wife, actress Nuella Njubigbo Chikere.

Fresh Anguish For Reeva's Parents As Oscar Pistorius' Manager Confirms Book Plans

Oscar Pistorius is set to cash in on his notoriety as the killer of Reeva Steenkamp by writing a book about the night he shot her and the sensational murder trial that followed, his manager has confirmed.

Pisturius is planning his own memoir of the Valentine's Day tragedy will undoubtedly heap fresh anguish on the dead model's already-tortured family.
The book – which would almost certainly bring film offers in its wake – is thought to be the easiest way in which the Paralympic gold medalist can raise much-needed funds to settle his legal costs.

Pictures: Genevive Nnaji, Tiwa Savage, Funke Akindele, At Mo Abudu's 50th Birthday Bash (Look Inside)

EbonyLife TV Founder Mo Abudu celebrated her 50th birthday over the weekend at the Oriental Hotel in Lagos, attracting a host of Nigerian stars and like minded entrepreneurs.

The celebration was also a chance for Mo to recognise exceptional women with 'Sisterhood' awards which were presented to leading ladies on the night. 

Pope Marries 20 Cohabiting Couples In Sign Of Papacy Shift

Pope Francis has presided over the marriage of 20 couples at the Vatican, including some who were cohabiting, one of them with a child.

Pope Francis had asked to marry 40 people from different social backgrounds who represented modern couples. It was the first papal marriage ceremony of its kind in 14 years.
The pope has expressed greater tolerance than his predecessor on many issues, including family values.

Pictures: Cuteness Overload! Blue Ivy Steps Out With Popular Parents In Paris

Blue Ivy has to be one of the cutest celebrity kids around. The adorable tot is currently in Paris while her famous musician parents Jay Z and Beyonce conclude their 'On The Run' tour. 

Blue served a daily dose of cuteness in France, sporting various hairstyle and  frequently changing her style courtesy of mum.

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Sunday, 14 September 2014

Happy Birthday Monalisa Chinda! Nollywood Star Turns 40!

Nollywood star Monalisa Chinda who has totally reinveted herself since the early days turned 40 recently. 

The stylsih made two outfit changes as she star marked the big event with a dinner party at the Villa Medici Restaurant in Victoria Island, Lagos yesterday.

"Britain Will 'Hunt Down' IS Killers" -David Cameron

The UK will take "whatever steps are necessary" to keep safe after a video showing the killing of hostage David Haines was issued by Islamic State militants, the prime minister has said.

David Cameron said the UK would "hunt down" the killers of the aid worker, whom he called a "British hero".

He said the "menace" of IS had to be destroyed in a "calm, deliberate" way.

In the video, IS also threatened to kill a second Briton, who has been named as aid worker Alan Henning, 47.

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