Saturday, November 30, 2013

Matse Uwatse Nnoli How Marriage Has Been a Blessing in Her Life in 2013

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Matse Uwatse got married to Bertram Nnoli back in July and in a thanksgiving message posted on her Instagram yesterday, the happily married event host and compere, who is also expecting her first baby, shared more details of their quick relationship and marriage, and how she continues to grow as a person. There are some unhealthy marriages out there, and nothing is guaranteed but with the right person, love and marriage can be a major blessing in one's life. RML celebrates that. Read below for Matse's post;

Julius Agwu Campaigns With Project Alert to End Domestic Violence

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Comedian Julius Agwu channels a pregnant woman in this photoshoot for a social media campaign against domestic violence. With the tagline "Labor pain is the only pain she should feel", the message is to #speakupendabuse. I'm happy to see a man also as a face in the campaign against abuse in relationships and marriage. Well done to Project Alert and Julius Agwu.

Covers - Peter and Lola Okoye on the Wedding Edition of Genevieve Magazine

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December is all about weddings with Genevieve magazine and for their current issue, Lola and Peter Okoye are the cover stars, talking about new aspects of their jorney to marriage. Peter Okoye is a black tux with Lola looking amazing in a wedding gown.

On Nigerian Fathers Who Deny Their Children - Men, This is Not a Good Look at All!

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The latest of these Nigerian men, who get women pregnant and then try to shirk their responsibility when a baby comes is Ice Prince whom RML featured in our last "Daddy Time" post. I won't say celebrities because I know this is a very common situation and there are celebs, like Tuface, who try to do the right thing. It is great that the rapper now showers love and care on his son, but according to news sources, Ice Prince recently accepted that he denied having a son when the news made headlines in March 2012.

A New Blog on Endometriosis Discuss Low Libido Challenge For Women Diagnosed With Endometriosis

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Endometriosis, characterized by painful periods, is a common cause of several gynecological conditions in women who suffer it. Apart of Nike Oshinowo who has spoken out about her endometriosis and infertility, not many other Nigerian women, celebrity or otherwise have taken up the campaign to inform and educate others on the experience of endometriosis and options available to those who suffer it. I was happy to discover this new blog by a Nigerian in the UK on the subject.

Friday, November 29, 2013

Couple Love - John Legend and New Wife Chrissy Teigen are Mario and Princess Peach For Her Birthday

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John Legend got married to Chrissy Teigen not too long ago in a lovely romantic but super formal wedding ceremony in Italy, now the couple are being less serious and letting their hair down. Being both Super Mario Bros. fans, the couple held the game-themed party to celebrate Chrissy Teigen's 28th birthday. John was dressed as Mario and Chrissy as Princess Peach. Happy birthday to her, some more photos below!

AY Celebrates Love for Wife, Mabel Makun, on their 5th Wedding Anniversary

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Comedian AY took to Instagram recently to commemorate five years since he got married to his beautiful wife, Mabel. He shared these pictures and captioned, "I am thanking God for the celebration of love on this day. It's been 5 years of saying "I DO" and 9 years of companionship...the lord has been good to us".

Family Time - Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon Prepare For Thanksgiving With their Twins

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Mariah Carey, Nick Cannon and the twins, Moroccan and Monroe are so cute in this picture that she shared on Instagram. She captioned the photo: ‘Family prepping time! Pecan pie, Thanksgiving’. Love them! They are one of my favorite celebrity families.

Mercy Nnadi Survives Her Husband's Attack With a Hot Iron and now Campaigns Against Domestic Violence

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Oma was able to get away but some women are not so lucky. Do you remember the story of Mercy Nnadi? Her husband, who was a washerman/drycleaner attacked her with his hot iron, especially around her breasts because during the attack, she begged to breastfeed her one-year old son. The man ended up killing that innocent baby the same night he tortured his wife.

Family Time - IK Osakioduwa and Wife Celebrate Daughter's Second Birthday

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The TV Host and Radio Presenter had this to say about the event, "Today is Micah's 2nd birthday. Not a big do, but nice all the same." Only two of the children in the picture are IK and his wife Olo's children, and when one commenter mentioned that he may not be so energetic and versatile if he had so many children, IK added, "I love kids, and they love me. I'm sure I'd be pretty much the same." That's cute to hear. RML wishes the family and Micah another great year!

At the Naija Hair Can Grow Salon Day and How my Hair was Tamed By Palm Oil and Honey

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After my 30hrs+ long journey from Seattle to Lagos, my hair felt so sticky, and it didn't help that it was due for a touch-up. So I went to a nearby salon and had them wash and blow dry it. The result was not very good, not only did the stylist add too much oily hair cream, she used the highest setting on the blow drier and brushed my hair like it was going out of fashion. I had to stop the proceedings when smoke started billowing from my hair #justhalfkidding :)

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Some Uninvited Women Attend Weddings Every Weekend Looking and Hoping For a Husband?

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By Mauryn Bello

A friend of mine got wedded a few weeks ago and since I couldn't make it to the wedding, I paid her a brief visit earlier today. I met her unwrapping her wedding gifts and the inscription on one of the gifts caught my attention. It read thus;

For Guys: This is How You Can Keep Up With Your Girl's Numerous Male Friends

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A lady who makes loads of friends of both genders, especially the opposite sex, is usually a free spirit, a genuinely friendly person. Before a guy can develop the tactics to keep up with such a lady, if she is his girl, and her numerous male friends, he has to be certain if they are simply just her friends, or if they are his own rivals. And how do you ascertain that? Your girl's kind of person/personality, she falls in either of the following two categories:

Picture Postcards From Lagos - Danfo Hustle

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By Devesh Uba

Danfo is clearly the symbol of Lagos. I think these yellow buses resonate with the spirit of the Lagos city. These VW vans are always in a hustle, moving people from one part of the mega-city to another. The conductors are often standing out, feeling the Lagos wind on their faces. I have also heard the song 'I am a Danfo driver' and I quite like it. I have no doubts, if you look at Lagos from skies it will look all yellow :)

Man of The Week - Didier Drogba Covers GQ Magazine's Turkish Edition

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Listed as one of GQ's men of the year 2013, Didier Drogba is on the Turkish Edition of the magazine in a black tux and bow tie. Looking very eye candyish. Who is a fan of Didier?

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Post Pregnancy Body - Amber Rose Talks About Taking Your Time and Losing Baby Weight Naturally

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Amber Rose may be referring to the rumors that swirled recently around Kim Kardashian's post baby body, or maybe not, but the new mom shared a picture of her much slimmer post baby body and urges new moms to shun surgery or other short cuts to losing the weight gained while pregnant.

#Bossladies - Julia Roberts, Oprah Winfrey, Emma Thompson, Amy Adams, Octavia Spencer and Lupita Nyong'o on The Hollywood Reporter

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They are the star actesses whose roles in recent movies have got everyone saying they deserve the Oscars, and in the Actresses Issue of The Hollywood Reporter, Julia Roberts, Oprah Winfrey, Emma Thompson, Amy Adams, Octavia Spencer and Lupita Nyong'o all open up about their critically acclaimed new roles, as well as their own personal struggles working as actresses. Great cover!

The Nigerians Have Arrived - The Controversial Tatler Article about Young and Rich Nigerians in the UK

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I know I am late to the party, I am as busy as I've ever been, but I just came across this Tatler article in their December 2013 issue that features an article on Nigeria’s growing “young moneyed” set highlighting people like Florence “Cuppy” Otedola, Eku and her twin sister, Kessie Edewor, Misan Harriman, Rotimi Alakija, Chin Okeke, Richard Vedelago, Adora Mba and Kola Karim. The British society magazine describes these Nigerians as having billionaire parents, boarding school credentials and private jet passes.

Couple Love - Kelly Rowland Engaged to Marry Manager Tim Witherspoon

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There were rumors last week that Kelly Rowland, formerly of Destiny's Child with Beyonce, was now engaged to her manager and boyfriend Tim Witherspoon. The stories started after Kelly Rowland was seen wearing a large diamond ring in a video on her friend's Instagram.

Daddy Time - IrokoTV Boss Jason Njoku on Fatherhood Duties

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Jason Njoku, founder of IrokoTV is married to actress Mary Remmy and they had their little son back in July. The hardworking dad was photographed with his adorable bundle of joy recently. Check out another picture of their small family below.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Three Weeks in Nigeria and Just Catching My Breath

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I came to Nigeria for a project and I'll be here for till the New Year, all things being equal. After the mad rush of my first weeks, I'm finally beginning to breathe and get my bearings. I've spent most of this time in Lagos, and as if to punish me for not being a fan, the city has been dealing with me, mostly through light and traffic. Power is peripatetic to the worst degree, and the traffic na die!

Are You Still Rooting For Olivia Pope on Scandal?

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Since being in Nigeria, I've found myself being in the position of recommender of good movies and series coming out of the States. One of my favorite shows for the past couple of years has been Scandal and I have mentioned it to various people without going into details about the story line. To be honest though, while I still follow the show, I've kinda become jaded to the love story between Olivia and the president which started out as my favorite storyline.

Short Story - Slack by Uche Peter Umez

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 Chidera tried to push him away, but Mr. Nnamdi grabbed her by the waist.

‘Sir, you’re hurting me,’ she cried, wishing she’d left the office much earlier.

His grip slackened. ‘I’m sorry. But I’ve fallen for you – ’

Magazine Covers - Michelle Obama For the Ladies Home Journal

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The American First Lady, Michelle Obama looks great on the December cover of the Ladies Home Journal where she talks about Christmas at the White House and how it compares with the festive season as a child. “Christmas has always been a special time in my household. Growing up, we lived in a little-bitty apartment, but my mom put her heart and soul into decorating that house,” she reveals.

Lupita Nyong’o - Promoting Twelve Years a Slave Transforms Actress to Fashion Icon

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Lupita Nyong’o is an upcoming Kenyan actress working internationally, and currently her acting skills, a solid education in film and red carpet fashion has made her one of the most high profile actresses this year. She recently starred as Patsey in “12 Years of Slave” opposite Chiwetel Ejiofor, an amazing performance that I won't be surprised if it garners her lots of nominations and awards.

Daddy Time - Ice Prince Brings Son on Stage at Fire of Zamani Album Launch

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Ice Prince celebrated the launch of his Fire of Zamani (FOZ) album with a star-studded concert over the weekend. While performing the hit track, “Aboki” from the album, Ice Prince brought up his son Jamal to join him on stage. Poor toddler looks shy and tired, but it's certainly a sweet kodak moment.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Couple Love - Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russel, Almost 30 Years Together and Still Going Strong

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Goldie Hawn, star actress of the eighties and nineties and mother to actress Kate Hudson, has been with fellow actor Kurt Russell for almost thirty years. The couple avoided the Hollywood divorce curse by never getting married and it seems to have paid off for them. Above picture is Goldie and Kurt back in the eighties, below is them showing some PDA over the weekend.

Maternity Style - Megan Fox in Little Black Dress as She Campaigns Against Domestic Violence

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Megan Fox, pregnant for her second baby with husband Brian Austin Green, showed off her growing bump in a long-sleeved and cozy knit black dress at a recent event. She is the face of Avon Foundation's new #SeeTheSigns domestic violence awareness initiative which launched yesterday on Nov. 25, the International Day For The Elimination Of Violence Against Women. She looks great!

Who Is Your Inspiration For Being a Great Mother? Your Mom, Woman Next Door or a Celebrity?

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Mothers in the UK, 86 percent of those that took part in an online poll anyway, recently said that celebrity parents were their inspiration for maintaining a good work life balance in their homes and families. The survey respondents also revealed that they believe that being a working mother helps their children learn the value of hard work and so most are, or would choose to work and therefore appreciate working celebrities.

Quote of The Day - You have to Do What is Right For You

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Mommy Time - Anita Isama and Son at Peter and Lola Okoye's Wedding

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Anita Isama is the fiance of Paul Okoye and she showed off her baby son at the wedding last weekend of Peter and Lola Okoye. So cute!

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Mommy Time - Tiwa's Mother Shines at Daughter's Traditional Wedding

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Tiwa Savage is her mother's only daughter and the proud mum was visibly very happy at her daughter's traditional wedding ceremony. Love their smiles :)

Photos of Tiwa Savage and Teebillz at Their Traditional Wedding Ceremony

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Singer Tiwa Savage celebrated her traditional marriage to fiance and manager, Teebillz yesterday in Lagos and above is their second outfit. See their first outfits below. RML wishes the couple an amazing and loving marriage.

Agbani Darego, King Sunny Ade, Rita Dominic, More Celebrities At The Traditional Wedding Between Tiwa Savage and Teebillz

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Among some of the celebrities who attended the traditional wedding were, Agbani Darego, King Sunny Ade who performed, Rita Dominic, Karen Igho, Linda Ikeji, Dotun CoolFM and wife Taiwo, Banky Wellington, Iyanya/MadeMen crew, Lami Philips, Toke Makinwa, Funke Akindele, Waje, Andrea, Susan Peters, Eniola Badmus, and More...

Couple Love - Paul Okoye and Fiancee, Anita Isama Plan Traditional Wedding

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Paul Okoye, the other half of P-Square is finally being more open about his relationship to fiance and the mother of his son, as they attended his twin brother's wedding together. In a recent interview, Paul says the he and Anita are already planning their traditional marriage which will hold at her hometown. He also said there is still the possibility that the couple along with Peter and Lola may have a joint white wedding.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Couple Love - Jim Iyke Serenades Nadia With Mariachi at a Private Dinner For Her Birthday

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Jim Iyke and Nadia Buari are currently touring some cities in Europe as part of the celebrations for her birthday which was last night - the 21st. The couple who are now in Spain marked the day with a private dinner at DI Costa while a Mariachi band serenaded the birthday girl. Jim Iyke says Nadia cried all through, I think he looked emotional too.

Magazine Covers - Omotola Jalade on the New African Woman

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Omotola Jalade Ekeinde is the latest celebrity to cover the New African Woman magazine for their December Edition. Tagged, "Keeping up with Omosexy", I'm guessing the cover story focuses on her foray into the reality TV world. Lovely photos!

3 Reasons Why Some Women May Delay Making Babies Immediately After Marriage

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I have heard so many people question ladies who say they would want to take their time before having kids after marriage. Well, if all goes according to plan, I would like to wait too, and to the questions, I've realized it's based on so many different reasons for different ladies.

Quote of the Day - How Do You Listen?

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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

No Carb Dinner - Carrots, Lettuce and Tomato With Baked Chicken

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This is for those nights when you're really hungry and want to eat a lot but also trying to keep the calories down. You can achieve that by not including any carbohydrates in the meal, replacing that with protein, and packing on the fruits and veggies. Eat with or without salad dressing, I ate without because the spicy baked chicken provided a very nice flavor.

How To Keep The Fire Burning After Years Of Marriage

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By Marty Jimenez

Marriage is a long road that definitely has its ups and downs. A common issue in most marriages,  usually after many years, is a loss of "spark". The following are ways to keep your marriage strong for all the years that you and your partner are together:

Daddy Time - Lenny Kravitz Takes His Grown Up Daughter to Hunger Games Premiere

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Lenny Kravitz, who stars in the Hunger Games series, took his  24-year-old daughter, Zoe, to the Los Angeles premiere of the second in the hunger games series, Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Lenny Kravitz is a very handsome 49, and so his daughter is unsurprisingly gorgeous. Another picture below...

Couple Love - Kim Kardashian and Kanye West in New Music Video

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Kanye West featured a topless Kim Kardashian - his fiance and the mother of his child - in the new video for his single “Bound 2” which premiered on the Ellen show yesterday. With that, they are among the celebrity couples that star in each other's music videos. There are reports that his popularity ratings are going down but their love is above all that it seems, all the best to them :)

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Did Kim Kardashian Pull Off The Nude Bra With a Sheer or See Through Blouse Look?

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Kim Kardashian was photographed this weekend wearing a mesh see through top with nothing under at first glance. But she is really wearing a nude or skin colored bra. The bra matches perfectly with her skin tone and the blouse making it difficult to know where one starts and the other begins. One thing we learnt as girls growing up is what color bras to wear under what color and style blouses and tops.

Bloody Chunk by Uche Peter Umez

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I knew his kind. I also knew he’d come over to my table, so I didn’t look up when he said, ‘May I?’
‘Enjoy,’ I replied, sipping my drink.

‘Hm, Chapman.’

I turned – yet another lusty playboy, though all I could think of was a bloody chunk. ‘I’m not the kind of woman you’d want to have in bed.’

#Bossladies - Juliet Ibrahim, Joselyn Dumas, Belinda Baidoo and Sandra Ankobiah

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Juliet Ibrahim, Sandra Ankobiah, Joselyn Dumas and Belinda Baidoo are all high profile personalities in the Ghanaian entertainment industry - actresses, models, TV presenters and professionals. They are working together for the Ghana ediion of the Ovation Red Carol coming up December 14th. Keep flying, ladies.

Quote of the Day - Good Things Come to Those Who Believe

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Monday, November 18, 2013

Couple Love - Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt Take Son Maddox on the Red Carpet

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Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt took their first son, Maddox Jolie-Pitt on the red carpet at the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Science’s Governors Awards on Saturday night. The 12-year-old wore a tuxedo and bow tie and had his hair combed to the side just like his dad.

Mommy Time - Oluchi on a Play Date With Her Sons

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Oluchi's TV show, the African Next Top Model Premiere a week ago, but no matter how busy that keeps her, she's tries to spend time with her sons whenever she can. Here she's on a play date with her sons and their friend. Cute picture.

Maternity Style - Annie Idibia Keeps Things Casual and Isabel Close

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As she counts down the days to the birth of her second child, Annie Macalay Idibia is keeping her dressing casual and comfortable and her first daughter, Isabel close to her. The two attended church together yesterday in tights and t-shirts with jackets to warm them up. Wishing her a safe delivery.