Tuesday, 21 October 2014

More Pictures From Chika Ike's Fabulous Dubai Getaway


Actress Chika Ike is currently enjoying a Dubai break along with her assistant Serah Donald. 

The Nollywood star is celebrating her birthday and taking some time out from filming her new reality show 'African Diva'.

Happy Birthday! Nse Ikpe Husband Shares Sweet Birthday Message


Nollywood actress Nse Ikpe Etim's is a year older today! 

Her husband Clifford Sule celebrated his wife with a sweet birthday message that said, "A little red velvet cake that is as sweet as you are. As gorgeous as you! It would be rude of me not to indulge. Happy birthday my dear, God bless you"

Designer Oscar De La Renta Dies Aged 82


US fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, who dressed former first ladies Jackie Kennedy and Hillary Clinton, has died aged 82, US media report.

De La Renta, who most recently designed Amal Clooney's wedding dress, was diagnosed with cancer in 2006.

Born in the Dominican Republic in 1932, he left home at 18 to study painting in Madrid, Spain.

Oscar Pistorius Given Five Years For Reeva Steenkamp Death


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South African athlete Oscar Pistorius has been given five years in jail for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

Judge Thokozile Masipa also gave Pistorius a three-year suspended sentence for a firearms charge.

The parents of Reeva Steenkamp told the BBC they were happy with the sentence and relieved the case was over. The defence said it expected Pistorius to serve about 10 months in prison.

Wishing You All A Blessed And Productive New Day!


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Monday, 20 October 2014

Taking A Break! Chika Ike's Relaxes In Dubai



Nollywood star  Chika Ike is taking some time off from filming her new reality series 'African Diva'. The actress posted few pictures from her luxurious get away in Dubai on her social networks which she captioned, "Hello Dubai. The queen is back."

The Week's Message: 7 Things We Can All Learn From Ruth


A brief background of Ruth to appreciate her story:

Ruth is not your ideal woman.

She was a Moabite. Moabites were descendants of Lot from an incestuous relationship with his oldest daughter.

Ruth was looked down upon because she was a woman (women were once considered a property, a little higher than cows in their society)

She’s a widow.

She remained faithful to her mother-in-law, Naomi. Braving the nasty things people said about her and the cruel treatment she received, she went out to glean the barley fields of her late husband’s kin Boaz.

Boaz heard of Ruth’s goodness from his people.
Boaz saw how Ruth cared for her mother-in-law.
Boaz had known Ruth’s loyalty, diligence, determination, and perseverance.
Naomi advised Ruth to dress up and sleep at Boaz’s feet.
The rest as they say is history.

7 Things We Can All Learn From Ruth:
1. Ruth’s priority was not to wait for someone to redeem her after her husband died leaving her with no children. Sort out your priorities. Don’t wait for other people—especially for men to validate your existence.

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Friday, 17 October 2014

"Marriage! What Nobody Tells You" -Toke Makinwa Vlogs


Thought-provoking marriage advice from newlywed TV personality Toke Makinwa. 

On this episode of Toke Moments, Toke talks about marriage and and what no one tells you about it.

Love Is A Beautiful Thing! Tobi Ashimolowo Weds Toyin Omotayo Traditionally


KICC pastor Mathew Ashimolowo had reason to celebrate yesterday as his son Tobi wed stunning Toyin Omotayo. 

The traditional Yoruba wedding took place at KICC Prayer City in Kent, England.

Happy Friday Guys!


Because His love is what will ever be constant in your life, you can rely on it, beloved. You can place your whole life upon this great and mighty God who loves you, and know that He will not fail. He will not change. He will forever be faithful and consistent, whatever it is that comes your way or whatever mistake you will do.
Because His love is what will ever be constant in your life, you can rely on it, beloved. You can place your whole life upon this great and mighty God who loves you, and know that He will not fail. He will not change. He will forever be faithful and consistent, whatever it is that comes your way or whatever mistake you will do.

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Halle Berry Seeks Child Support Reduction


Halle Berry has filed legal documents asking a judge to reduce her monthly child support payments.

The Oscar winning actress who reached a joint custody agreement with her ex-boyfriend, model Gabriel Aubry, over their six-year-old daughter Nahla has asked that her current child support payment of $16,000 a month to be reduced.

Nigerian Motorists Back Lagos Car Horn-Free Day


Nigeria's biggest city, Lagos, declared yesterday, October 15th Lagos Horn-Free Day. 

Anyone caught honking near schools, hospitals or security zones was said to have been slapped with a 20,000 Naira ($120) fine.

The state government released this ad to boost awareness of the campaign and reduce noise pollution.

Many motorists used their horns sparingly in Nigeria's main city, Lagos, on Wednesday to show support for a "horn-free day", a BBC reporter says.

Rita Dominic Stuns On The Cover Of TW Magazine


Nollywood star Rita Dominic is October's cover model for TW Magazine. The popular actress looks radiant in all white as she dons a turban and a statement neck-piece.

The Other Victims Of Ebola In Liberia


"There are two kinds of fear nowadays in Liberia: contracting Ebola, and contracting any other sickness/disease. The former, cuz it's deadly; and the latter cuz there's nowhere to get treated."

This Facebook post by my young nephew, speaks to the reality of life in my Liberia today. It presents a picture of a helpless people with nowhere to turn, a people who are dying because simple illnesses are not being treated. The question, who's counting these additional victims of Ebola?

My brother-in-law was near death. He's a young man in his late thirties who's not fully recovered from a stroke he suffered some years back. Lately he became very ill. Following his advice, one of his sisters took him to the nearest Ebola treatment centre to be tested. He was turned away because according to staff, he did not have the symptoms. They advised his sister to take him to a regular hospital, and that's when their nightmare began.

Money, Power And Influence: ICampus Choose Their Most Influential Women In Nollywood


ICampus mag, have release thier list of  Nollywood's Most Influential Women.
Here what they had to say about the industry and how their choices were determined;

Who are the truly powerful women in Nollywood? Who are the few controlling true money and who are those that influence things, issues, style, trend, business and market in the industry? Our list will shock you. The criteria is based on the kind of money being generated in the industry, from investment, endorsement, volume of work (directly owned), popularity, brand value, and influence among the powers-that-be in politics, business and industry. The list is in no particular order.

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Wednesday, 15 October 2014

No Criminal Charges For Club Crush Victims Nabila And Laurene-Danielle


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No criminal charges will be brought over the deaths of two women in a crush at a Northampton nightclub in 2011, prosecutors said.

Nabila Nanfuka, 22, and Laurene-Danielle Jackson, 19, both from London, were killed when "disorder" broke out at Lava & Ignite. The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said there was "no realistic prospect" of conviction following the "tragedy".

Mercy Johnson And Husband Prince Okojie Welcome Baby Boy


Great news! Top Nollywood actress Mercy Johnson has given birth to her second child. Mercy and her husband Prince Odianosen Okojie welcomed a baby boy earlier today in Maryland, USA.
Congratulations to them!


Mid-Week Message: The War Against Marriage (Are You Letting The Devil Win?) -By Demi Fayemiwo


Marriage is the one institution the devil is constantly waging war against. It is also the one institution many of us seem to be increasingly careless about. 

Having read so many disheartening stories about broken marriages, I couldn't help but wonder if people are really as bad as they seem, or if we are caught in a spiritual warfare we're not paying any attention to.

Of course marriage is not only about the spiritual, it is about the physical too- the physical characteristics and personality traits of our chosen partners, amongst many other things. The problem I see these days is that the devil is stealing our attention from the spiritual, by making us focus on the physical.

Marriages these days are crashing faster than blind bats; irreconcilable differences is one of the most common reasons for divorce. I wonder who came up with that term 'irreconcilable difference'. In all my years on earth, I am yet to really come across differences that cannot be reconciled if the two parties involved want to. However, for some reason, couples are struggling to reconcile these so-called differences that creep out of nowhere after five to ten years of marriage.

Style Profile: Amal Alamuddin Clooney


George Clooney & Amal Alamuddin's wedding
When we found out US actor George Clooney had finally decided to settle down we (and the rest of the world) couldn't quite believe it. 
Well it looks like he picked well! 

He's elegant new wife is  Amal Alamuddin, a London-based British-Lebanese lawyer, activist, and author. She is a barrister who specialises in international law, criminal law, human rights, and extradition.

She is also a fashion lover. Check out some of her recent looks and be sure to let us know what you think!

Happy Wednesday!





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Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Oscar Pistorius Trial: Steenkamps 'Rejected Blood Money'


Athlete Oscar Pistorius offered a large cash sum to the parents of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp after he killed her - but it was rejected as "blood money", a South African court has heard.

Pistorius's offer of $34,000 (£21,000) was revealed by prosecutor Gerrie Nel during his sentencing hearing.

Earlier, a defence witness told the court that Pistorius would be physically at risk if sent to prison.
He has been found guilty of culpable homicide, but cleared of murder.

Ode To Kath: Widower, 93, Writes Moving Poem To Describe Loneliness After Losing His Wife Of 65 Years


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A widower who lost his wife to Alzheimer's 72 years after their first kiss has touched hearts across Britain by penning a moving poem in her memory.

Bob Lowe, 93, from Barton-on-Sea in Hampshire, described the deep loneliness he has felt since his wife Kath died three years ago in his work Ode to Kath.

Their relationship survived the Second World War and they were together for six more decades. But the terrible disease took its toll in her later years, until one day she asked him: 'Where's Bob?'

#BringBackOurGirls Alicia Keys Speaks Out For Missing Chibok School Girls


It's been 6th months since the abduction of Chibok school girls in Borno state Nigeria.

Over 200 Chibok school girls were kidnapped at their school on April 14th by suspected Boko Haram terrorist. 

Soul singer Alicia Keys was joined by others protesters at the United Nations Headquarters in New York to create awareness.

Models Wanted! Makeup By Chidinma Autumn/ Winter Campaign


London based PRO beauty specialists 'Makeup by Chidinma' are looking for models who would like to be featured in their upcoming Autumn/ Winter Campaign. 

Bridal, traditional and beauty looks will be created during these makeovers. The final images will be used for their soon launching website and will be featured on various online, and magazine publications. 

If you would like to be a part of this exciting opportunity email info@makeupbychidinma.com
Follow Make Up By Chidinma on Facebook for more information, follow on Instagram @makeupbychidinma.

Dakore Akande Shares A Message Of Gratitude As She Turns 36


Happy Birthday to this beauty! Nollywood sweetheart, mother and wife Dakore Akande turns 36 today. 

The classy actress shared a heartfelt message on her Instagram account to celebrate her special day.

African Sweetheart Weddings On Instagram Part 15


Make sure you follow African Sweetheart Weddings on Instagram for more breathtaking wedding inspirations!


F l a w l e s s! stunning traditional bride@toniael! make up by @yeyeparismakeup.
photography by @remi_benson.

Awwww! beautiful moment captured by@sazzye.

So gorgeous! !

Beautiful bride @chinkychic and her bridesmaids Captured by @rhphotoarts.

Mark Zuckerberg And Wife Priscilla Chan Donate $25 Million To Fight Ebola


Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg has announced that he and his wife, Priscilla Chan, will be donating $25 million to help fight Ebola. The couple made the donation through the Centers for Disease Control Foundation CDC.

The announcement as made in a Facebook post, which said "We need to get Ebola under control in the near term so that it doesn't spread further and become a long term global health crisis that we end up fighting for decades at large scale, like HIV or polio.

Relationships: 5 Steps To Trusting God When Life Is Hard


As Christian women we know the vital connection to God is through prayer, yet we can let it slip away from us. 
We must be deliberate in choosing to cling to it and trusting God even in the darkness and silence.

Maintaining that vital connection to God in prayer is a choice. Step by step, through the fog on our pathway, we can choose to trust that God has our best interest at heart and lean on His strength to get us through our day… or … we choose to shrug Him off with little expectation and lean wearily on our own understanding.

When we live our lives with prayer on the fringe we are really telling God that we don’t trust Him. Often with our lips we declare trust but with our lives we show that we really don’t believe He will see us through. Ask yourself the hard questions…
Do I really trust God to have my best interest at heart?
Do I really believe He will strengthen me today to walk where I need to walk…even in the dark and the silence?

These steps will help you  increase your TRUST in God and to bring prayer into focus.

“Nigeria’s Women Of Vision” Unveiled By Tiffany Amber- Meet All 15! Official Campaign Photos!


This weekend the media-sphere and social media has been buzzing for Folake Coker who celebrated 15 years in the fashion industry with a grand event on Saturday 11th October, 2014, at the Art Twenty One Gallery of the Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos.

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In November 1998, Folake Coker launched Tiffany Amber Nigeria Limited, the first ready-to-wear label in Nigeria, revolutionizing Nigerian fashion and paving the way for the industry we know and love today.

Fast forward 15 years and what you have is a luxurious lifestyle brand that transcends the whole of Africa with outstanding global recognition. 

Ebola: Heathrow To Start Screening Passengers


Heathrow airport is to start screening for Ebola among passengers flying into the UK from countries at risk.

The health secretary told MPs a "handful" of cases were expected to reach the UK before Christmas.

Screening will start at Terminal 1, before being extended to other terminals, Gatwick airport and Eurostar by the end of the week.

Naomi Campbell Stuns As She Exits Attitude Award


Vintage style: The supermodel wore Roberto Cavalli beaded gown to the awards ceremony on Monday night
Supermodel Naomi Campbell is one of those people that actually doesn't look her age. The 44-year old beauty glowed as she exited the  London's Banqueting House where she had attended the Attitude awards.

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