Tuesday, December 31, 2013

#Fact - Millionaires Prefer To Date Women With Less Money Than Them

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According to a new survey by MillionaireMatch.com, a dating site for millionaires, rich men have very different dating preferences than their female counterparts.

The site surveyed a random sample of nearly 15,000 of their members in order to discern what type of people millionaires prefer to date. The results revealed that the vast majority of millionaire men, 79.6 percent, seek out non-millionaire women, while 84.5 percent of the female millionaires would prefer to date another millionaire.

Monday, December 30, 2013

Pope Francis Says There is no Hell and The Creation Story is a Moral Fable #Hoax

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How many people saw this news report that supposedly copiously quoted Pope Francis in the wake of a Third Vatican Council? Did you believe it? Did it send you and your faith into a tailspin? Well, wail and curse and judge the pope no more, it was all a hoax from a spoof site, The Diversity Chronicle.

Daddy Time - Joseph Benjamin Shows Off His Children

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This is the time it seemed like Joseph Benjamin had been waiting for. The actor who is divorced from his wife shared this picture of his daughter on son on Instagram with the tag, "me and my crew". They look like chips off the old block, especially the girl, cute smiles :)

Mother-In-Law Who Hates Her Son's Future Wife, Writes The Wedding Invitation

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If I saw this as the bride to be, the marriage is over. What do you say?

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Couple Love - Tiwa Savage and TeeBillz

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Tiwa Savage and Tee Billz who celebrated their traditional marriage about a month ago were photographed recently at the launch of the first episode of the Tiwa and Banky show which shows on Ebonylife TV. Teebillz also recently instagrammed the below picture of the lovebirds on vacation, with the tag, 'Drunk In Love.'

Friday, December 27, 2013

Advice Corner - She Loves Me, She Love Me Not, What Do I Believe?

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Hi Myne, How do you do today and a Merry Christmas to you and your family. I'm not sure if I should be writing this to you but I know you run a romance site according to your profile here... I just need someone I can talk to. I have this lady I was dating for 2 yrs, we are both in our early 30's and we had plans to get married... Somewhere along the line, her elder Sister introduced her to some rich guy.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Introduction to New Nollywood - 15 Nigerian Movies You Should Watch + Bonus 10

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Many people say they don't watch Nollywood, I've always been a fan and have somehow learnt how to stay away from some I feel I won't like (I know I may have missed some good movies that way, but...). With the advent of online reviewers like Nollywood reinvented, and others, it's got better, and then there are directors and producers you just know will be good.

Novel Excerpt - A Deal With the Devil by Myne Whitman

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Hello all, hope you had a great Christmas Day. Below is a snippet from an upcoming book, published first by The Naked Convos as the final instalment in their 12 Days of Christmas series. Enjoy and please, feedback as always. Thanks!

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas To You My Wonderful Readers

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This is a kind of bitterswet Christmas for me, I'm in Nigeria with family but my heart is with Atala who is in Seattle. It is a season of joy still, and so I wish everyone a absolutely amazing and beautiful Christmas and a great New Year in advance. Be safe and have fun, but don't forget the reason for the season :)

Merry Christmas!

Couple Love - Adaeze and Joseph Yobo

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Hello everyone, hope you're all preparing well for Christmas? If you're travelling, I wish you a very safe trip and eku enjoyment during the holidays. I love you guys so I'm sharing this cute couple to put a smile on your face. More pictures below...

Sunday, December 22, 2013

President Jonathan's Short Reply to Obasanjo's 18 Page Missive - Is it Too Late For Nigeria?

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Nigeria, oh Nigeria. Which way our country? I call the letter short because President Jonathan did not write 18 pages, just 10 reasons for replying former president Obasanjo, and 50 paragraphs to rebut the key issues raised. Two comments,
1. Jonathan is only concerned about maintaining his integrity and not on whether he's really working, but he says he's working sha.
2. Jonathan asks for evidence of high corruption and then alludes to questionable waivers Obasanjo signed. I ask, why hasn't Obasanjo explained those waivers to Mr. President, or better still, the EFCC?

Daddy Time - President Obama Jokes About His Daughters Beginning to Date

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President Barack Obama says his daughters Malia, 15, and Sasha, 12, are "very sensible, and that "he's not worried about them starting to date because he's got help keeping an eye on them. Obama joked that he's "got men with guns following them around all the time," referring to the Secret Service protection that the first family has.          

The Future Awards And Its Misrepresentation Of The Nigerian Youth By Gimba Kakanda

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By Gimba Kakanda

"I have absolute confidence in the strength and ability of the Nigerian youth. All over the world, the Nigerian youth is a newsmaker, known for exhibiting talent, using his brain either to redeem or to reduce whichever system he is in. The Nigerian youth, despite having bad role models, has defied setbacks and limitations to climb up the ladder of excellence. This is why I am among the many upset by the misrepresentation of their achievements by the sham called "The Future Awards" – an award which was designed to highlight these achievements, but has been reduced to rewarding the ‘efforts’ of the organisers and their friends and friends of their friends!

Nigerian Abiola Ogungbenle's Reaction To His First Snowfall Goes Viral

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I remember that one of my expectations when I moved to Edinburgh for my masters was seeing snow, and possibly playing in it. My first experience of snow turned out to be a mountain climbing trip since it didn't really snow that winter.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Tunde Demuren With Girlfriend Toolz - She Makes Me Look Good

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Toolz Oniru and Tunde Demuren have been steadily together for over a year now and were together at the Music Meets Runway event last night in Lagos. RML wishes them the best, they do make each other look great!

Couple Love - Gabrielle Union Engaged to Dwayne Wade

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Gabrielle Union and Dwayne Wade have been together for several years now, and after giving her his championship ring on her birthday, Dwayne Wade has now proposed. The couple shared the pictures on Instagram, Gabrielle wrote, Sooooo this happened... and Dwayne tagged his, She said YES!!!

Congrats to them!

President Goodluck Jonathan: Don't Sign The Bill Criminalizing Same Sex Marriage and Gay Support Groups

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A Petition by Temi A - SIGN HERE

The Nigerian senate unanimously passed a bill that aims to not only ban same sex marriages, but also void marriages of that kind registered outside of Nigeria. Partners may face up to 14 years in prison if they get married or attempt to do so in Nigeria. Clauses within the bill also aim to ban groups, organisations and individuals that support homosexual people and their rights.

Enugu State First Lady, Mrs. Clara Chime Thanks Nigerians For Helping Liberate Her From a Bad Marriage

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The Enugu State First Lady, Mrs. Clara Chime in an interview with Channels Television, spoke about the incident that led to her being liberated from the government house in Enugu, and thanked Nigerians for speaking out on her behalf. According to her, she suffered depression because of the treatment she got from her husband and the drugs given to her were the wrong prescription according to her new doctors. The drugs made her condition worse and also led to her adding weight. Glad she's receiving proper treatment now.

Friday, December 20, 2013

Virgin Bride to Be Has The Cake to Show It - "Officially" Breaking the Hymen

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I may be wrong, but is that a bloody vagina on that cake? Well, what is that they say, the more things seem to change, the more they remain the same. Back in the days, when a woman got married, a white sheet was put on the bed before she has sex with the husband, and a blood-stained sheet needs to be seen by all the next day, or yawa will gas for her.

How To Know If Online Dating Is Right For You

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By Emma Carey

In the fast-paced world in which we live, finding someone special can be difficult. Not only do most people lack the time to socialise but you may also lack the confidence to approach new people, especially if you’re newly single. Online dating has become increasingly popular in recent years and has now become a perfectly acceptable way of finding ‘the One’.

Couple Love - Mercy Aigbe-Gentry and Husband Legalize Their Marriage at Ikoyi Registry

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Mercy Aigbe and Lanre Gentry were married traditionally some years ago and they have a 3 year old son. Yesterday, the couple made it extra-legal by registering the marriage at the courts. Afterwards, they celebrated with a few friends at a Chinese restaurant. The actress shared these pictures on Insagram with captions including, "Mr and Mrs Gentry" and "The love of my life..."

RML wishes the couple all the best.

Funny - AY Comedian and Omoni Oboli in Yemi My Lover

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These pictures are so funny! Comedian AY Makun and actress Omoni Oboli are on the set of an upcoming movie and he's sharing some shots that indicate it's probably going to be a comedy. Who knows the lady with them? That her expression, eh? LOL...

Family Time - Seun Kuti with Fiancee and New Baby

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Seun Kuti is one of the sons of late Afro-beat Legend, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, who also went into music. His girlfriend Yetunde Ademiluyi recently gave birth to their daughter, and the couple have been bonding their new family.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

The Season of Open Letters - Iyabo Obasanjo Writes to Father Olusegun Obasanjo

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I found this letter especially noteworthy because we rarely have whistle blowers, and I often ask why not? One of the reasons is our culture of family ties, loyalty due to friendship, and the fear/respect/awe of the young for anyone older. In this letter, Iyabo Obasanjo breaks all the rules. I do not claim to know the veracity of all aspects of this letter, but I found lots of it very insightful on how government is run in Nigeria and the mindset of those who get involved in politics. Read Iyabo's letter in full below...

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Introducing the Naija Stories Line of Books and Short Story Collections From NS Publishing Ltd

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Please forgive me if it seems I've not been consistent with RML, this is what I've been doing for the past two months. The business is now up and running and our products are out there! I'm tired, excited, raring to go, scared, a mixture of all these feelings and more. But I know the only way is up!

More details are coming soon, till then, below is our press release and I'd be very grateful if you can republish and share on your blogs, facebook, twitter, newsletters and more. Thank you!

Monday, December 16, 2013

Book Excerpt - The Christmas Ultimatum by Unoma Nwankwor

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“Mr. Rice. What are you doing here?” she asked, wrapping her arms around herself.
“It’s nice to see you again, Ola. To answer your question, this is my office.” He extended his hand.
Olanma hesitated at first and then took his hand in a firm handshake. The first and last time she saw him, was when he came to visit Zara in New York. She was still sore over Derrick and that day he must have smiled at her funny because she’d let him have it. She was not going to be another girl that he could add as a notch to his belt considering his reputation. Olanma had stormed out without as much as a backward glance. She had since apologized to Zara but didn’t expect to see him here today.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Michelle Obama, With Sasha and Malia, Receives Official White House Christmas Tree

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Christmas is just over two weeks away, 16 days to be precise and all over the world, everyone is getting prepared and decorationg their homes. Michelle Obama with her daughters Sasha and Malia along with their two dogs, Sunny and Bo, received their own 2013 White House Christmas tree last week. The First Lady is as stylish as usual, the daughters look all grown up and very cute and the new dog stands out with his white booties :)

Donbraye Akangbou Killed By JTF Officers in Port Harcourt - Leaves 3months Pregnant Widow

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Donbraye Akangbou, a young man in Port Harcourt, has become another victim as he was gunned down in an 'accidental discharge' yesterday. In a set of unfortunates incidents, Donbraye, who only got married six months ago (his wife is now 3 months pregnant with their first child) had his life cut short for being in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Patience Jonathan Calls For Stiffer Penalties For Perpetrators of Sexual Violence Against Women

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We're loving this picture of Nigerian president and first lady, Goodluck and Patience Jonathan as they attended the Elysee Summit on Peace and Security in Africa. RML particularly commends the news that the First Lady, Patience Jonathan, in an advocacy meeting on sexual violence against women, called for stiff penalties, backed by effective laws, for perpetrators of sexual violence against women. We hope she follows up her words with action now they are back in Nigeria.

Friday, December 13, 2013

VIDEO - Beyoncé "Flawless" featuring Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

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Beyonce has just released her fifth studio album which has 31 tracks (14 songs and 17 videos) and is titled Beyoncé. Beyonce also featured Chimamanda Adichie's TED speech on feminism and the women's societal roles in one of the tracks - Flawless. See the official preview video below, reminds me of Who Run the World from her last album. Can't wait to listen to the full songs. Congrats to both women, feminists rock!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Chicago Bulls' Luvabulls Cheerleading Squad Dancer Has Surprise Marriage Proposal During a Game

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Some surprise public proposals as we've seen can take a turn for the worse, but the ones which go well are so sweet. Especially when the bride-to-be is genuinely surprised as this member of the Chicago Bulls' Luvabulls cheerleading squad who got proposed to by her boyfriend at a game last week..

The TDH Effect - No Woman Can Resist a Tall Dark and Handsome Man?

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What are we calling the TDH Effect? It is that effect that Tall, Dark and Handsome men have on most women. Any woman they touch or smile at turns to mush, just look at Oprah's megawatt smile with Idris Elba! She shared this picture on FB with the caption, "Idris, can you tell how happy I was to meet you?" She looks star struck, lol... Have any TDH man ever had that effect on you? How do you resist? LOL...

Novel Excerpt - When Love Takes Over By Alloy Francis

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Mrs. Cole was beautifully dressed ready to attend the 10th anniversary of her friend, Mrs. Cynthia Rowland. She wore the latest Ankara design from Mrs. Rowland’s fashion industry. She walked out of her bedroom, and climbed down the stairs to the sitting room. She saw her daughter watching a movie.

Movie Trailer - Tunde Kelani's new movie, Dazzling Mirage

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The trailer for Tunde Kelani's new movie, Dazzling Mirage, is here! Lala Akindoju and Kunle Afolayan star in the much anticipated movie, which features a sickle- cell sufferer who has to overcome social stigma, prejudice and her own low self-esteem, to achieve success, marriage and motherhood.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

3 Divorced Nigerian Men in Boston Die Alone in Their Homes This Year?

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This report from Sahara Reporters is quite strange. Why all in Boston, why only divorced men? Why Nigerian men? Why when they are alone? What could be happening?

A 57-year-old Nigerian, Mr. Benjamin Chibuogwu was found dead in his apartment on Saturday in Lowell, Massachusetts. A native of Awka in Anambra state, Mr. Chibuogwu recently attended the Awka Convention in New Jersey over the Thanksgiving weekend.

Paul of PSquare Shows off His Son With Fiancee, Anita Isama

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Paul Okoye, the second half of music duo, PSquare, has really been blessed in 2013 and he's counting all his joys. Paul got engaged and had his very cute son with Anita Isama, both within this year. The couple are now planning their wedding details for 2014. RML wishes them the best.

Mommy Time - Adaeze Yobo and Son

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I always enjoy her posts on Instagram. Lovely pics!

Maternity Style - Kerry Washington in a Little Black Dress

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Because it's winter and Kerry Washington is expecting a baby soon her LBD is not so little, but just as stylish. And she's simply blooming!

Victor Uwaifo Still Looking Great and Performing at Over 70 Years Old

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Victor Uwaifo is one of the legendary Nigerian musicians who's still alive and performing and these pictures show he looks quite good and very energetic for man who's 72 years old. Sir Victor Uwaifo, who's known for his mega hit songs, Joromi and Guitar Boy which date back to the sixties, was on stage with Emma Nyra for an outing on the Etisalat Cloud 9 platform. It's great to see him looking not a day over 50.

Fred Amata, Dr Sid, Daniel Amokachi in Celebrity Soccer For Zero Stigma Against people living with HIV

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In a football event commemorating the World AIDS Day and tagged, Play to Zero, several celebritiess showed their colors for charity. Kitted up in red jerseys, Fred Amata, Dr. Sid, Sound Sultan, Wale Rubber, Celestine Babayaro, Daniel Amokachi and many others played for the goal on ending stigma aganst People Living With HIV/AIDS. Good one...

Madiba Lives On - Some of Nelson Mandela's Best Quotes

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Nelson Mandela passed away last Thursday aged 95 and the South African president Jacob Zuma in announcing his death stated, “Our nation has lost its greatest son, yet what made Nelson Mandela great was precisely what made him human. We saw in him what we seek in ourselves, and in him we saw so much of ourselves.” This cannot be more true.

Seen the Pictures of Barack and Michelle Obama Vs the Mystery Lady at Mandela's Memorial?

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Did some of the pictures of make you wonder what they were thinking and doing? This is my own take of how it all went down. After Cameron leaves Obama to the mystery lady (she's really the prime minister of Denmark), that's when the real story started. Let's laugh it out...and add your own captions and tags too :)

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Daddy Time - 2Face Shows Love to His Daughter on Her Birthday

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Isabella, 2face's daughter with Annie Idibia was 5 yesterday and having very social parents and family friends, she received lots of shout outs on Twitter and Instagram wishing her a happy day. 2face posted this picture of them in matching tracksuits and said, "Yayyyyyÿ! Ma baby is 5 2day o. Now now now o. Daddy loves u!" So cute :)

Mommy Time - Mercy Johnson Backing Baby Purity The Traditional Way

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Mercy Johnson was recently in the United States with her daughter purity on the set of Baby Oku in America part 2. The actress and new mom who probably could not travel with her nanny shared these pictures of her and Purity, and this one with the baby strapped to her back in wrapper just made me smile. So cute! See more pictures below...

Do You Want to Know More about the SURE-P Graduate Internship Scheme? I Did.

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Those who have been following my entrepreneurial endeavors know I applied for the YOUWIN grant last year. I did not win, and so funds remain tight for my fledgling business. On it appears there's another way I can obtain support from the government, that is in the area of employees, who will be paid by the government. No, this is not the NYSC, but something similar.

Family Time - Yemi Sax Thanks God For Wife and Son

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Yemi Sax, whose wedding and the birth of his son both happened this year shared and captioned this picture "I'm mot lucky, im blessed. Baba loke lon she gbogbo nkan. SURULERE. His son was three months old last weekend.

#BossLadies - Omoni Oboli, Chioma Akpotha, Uche Jombo-R and Chika Chukwu

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The lovely ladies, all Nollywood actors were at the last Africa International Film Festival.In this picture shared by Chioma, they were just arriving for a panel discussion on how to move the nollywood entertainment industry forward. Go ladies!

Monday, December 9, 2013

Hanging Out With Djinee, Joy Bewaji, Wana Udobang and The Magazine Club

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The Magazine Club is a group of open-minded people who love reading, movies, music and anything worth talking about. So Joy Bewaji, the host, invited me to their November meet-up and I was able to make it. I even sat on the high table and asnwered question on relationships as if I knew anything! LOL.. It was a really fun outing as the pictures below testify.

Star Actor Yul Edochie On The Secrets To His Successful Marriage

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Yul Edochie is the son of Veteran actor Pete Edochie, and had now been working in Nollywood for several years, he won the City People award for best actor in July. In an interview with Village Square TV back in November, Yul talks about his succesful acting career, how he deals with his female fans, and what has kept him and his wife together in their marriage of 9 years. Check out Yul and his children HERE.