Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Love Scam - American Woman Sends Over Three Hundred Thousand Dollars To Nigerian Men

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Henry Ogu, a 29-year-old man based in Kaduna has been arrested by the Police Special Fraud Unit, SFU, for allegedly operating an internet fraud syndicate that specializes in defrauding unsuspecting wealthy foreign women who are in dire need of husbands.

Pictures From Kanu Nwankwo's Baby Daughter's Christening Ceremony at Hadley Wood

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Nigerian football star Kanu Nwankwo and his wife Amarachi have been married since 2004 and have three adorable children, two boys and a cute baby girl born in 2012. For her christening ceremony last year, beautiful Pinky Amarachi Kanu Nwankwo was a year old, and looked so much like her mother!

#BringBackOurGirls Abducted Girls Reportedly Married Off For N2000 Each As Rally Holds in Abuja

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@blcompere ready for the Abuja protest

Over 200 female students aged between 16 and 18 were abducted by Boko Haram over two weeks ago, and except for the handful that escaped, most of the girls are still captive. Today, there was a protest rally in Abuja to raise awareness about the missing girls that started at 3pm and will go on till 8pm at the Unity Fountain.

Omotola Jalade, Aliko Dangote and Okonjo Iweala at the TIME 100 Gala

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Omotola Jalade Ekeinde was one of the previous honorees invited to the Annual Time 100 Gala in New York this year to celebrate with the current 2014 honorees which included Nigerians, Aliko Dangote and Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala. More pictures below...

Darey's Special Fever With Rita Dominic [Music Video Romance]

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Singer/ songwriter Darey Art Alade has released the video for his newest international single “Special Fever”. The beach themed video, which features Nollywood star actress Rita Dominic as the leading lady, was shot at a private beach in Lagos and was choreographed by Dance Queen Kaffy.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

BlogHer Conference 2014: Get a Discount if You Live in the Seattle Metro Area

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When BlogHer contacted me to blog about this opportunity to my readers especially those living in the Seattle Metro area, I jumped at it. First, the first post I saw promoting this year's conference was the announcement that my favorite actress, Kerry Washington, was a speaker! And did you know that this year marks the 10th Anniversary of BlogHer? How exciting is all that?

The BlogHer '14 is holding in San Jose, California on Thursday, July 24, 2014 through Saturday, July 26, 2014 and you can register here on Eventbrite. I have the event saved and by clicking on this link you get a discount code if you live in the Seattle metro area.

6 Classic Mistakes Women Make With Men

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by Kiri Blakely

There are some classic mistakes that women make with men. So classic that I honestly wish a book was made of them -- a rule book -- and women had to read it in high school. And then take a test on it. Like 50 tests. And they had to memorize every single word.

The Invitation by Oriah Mountain Dreamer - Beyonce Shares Deep Poetry

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Beyonce shared the poem below on her social media pages as handwritten notes and the lines have got me thinking. The poem is an introspective by Oriah Mountain Dreamer and titled, The Invitation. What do you think of the poem?

Justified or Not? Single Mom Flogs Young Daughter With Belt

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A single mother from Trinidad and Tobago shared on Facebook a video of herself whipping her 12-year-old daughter with a belt. The young girl had been sharing semi-nude pictures of herself on Facebook and had begun to receive messages from boys urging her to have sex.

Obituary - Amaka Igwe Passes On After Asthma Attack

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Amaka Igwe, one of the most prominent figures in the Nigerian entertainment industry, a producer, writer, director and mentor, died April 28th in Enugu after an asthma attack. Amaka Igwe had gone to Enugu in company of her husband for pre-production preparations for a new Igbo soap when she suffered the asthma attack. First aid was given but failed to revive her, and she died before they could get to the hospital. Amaka Igwe is survived by her husband of 21 years Charles Igwe, three children, an aged mother.

Couple Love - Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones Back Together

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Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones who announced a separation last year may have been able to work things out in their marriage. The couple held hands as they attended an event yesterday. Wishing them the best!


Photo Credit: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images

Maternity Style - Mila Kunis Bares Bump in a Lace Crop Top and Jeans Shorts

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Mila Kunis has not confirmed that she's pregnant but debuted her baby bump a couple of weeks ago. She also stepped out last weekend in a lace crop top. The American actress was at the Stagecoach music festival with fiance Ashton Kutcher.

An African City Episode 10 - A Big Decision [Season Finale]

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In 'A BIG Decision', Nana Yaa starts to date one of the most powerful men in Africa, much to the chagrin of her ex-boyfriend and first love Segun.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Racist Comments Made by Clippers Owner Lead Sponsors to Drop The Team

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Corporate sponsors started to distance themselves from the Los Angeles Clippers Monday after a tape surfaced over the weekend of the team's owner Donald Sterling allegedly making racist remarks. The remarks were made in an audio obtained by TMZ in which Donald Sterling was warning his ex-girlfriend (pictured above) to avoid being seen or photographed in public with black people.

In Every Successful Marriage, The Wife Has to be The Boss - Naeto C

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Naeto C, Nigerian rapper and music producer was the celebrity guest on Ndani TV’s “The Juice” with Toolz where he spoke on his marriage, being the only 'MC with an MSc' (Energy Economics), his career and how he balances his personal life with the professional.

First Born Daughters Are Most Likely to Succeed According to Research

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If you are female and the first born in the family then you are the one who is most likely to succeed, according to new research.

Researchers have claimed that if you are female and the eldest child among your siblings then you are likely to be more ambitious. Angela Merkel, Hillary Clinton, Oprah Winfrey, JK Rowling and Beyoncé are all firstborn children.

Magazine Covers - Yvonne Nelson on YAfrica!

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YNaija! recently rebranded to YAfrica and for their latest issue, they have Ghanaian actress, Yvonne Nelson on the cover, and she's talking about her life and career. See the 'au naturel' photoshoot below...

Domestic Monitoring Spirits by BabaWilly

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What is monitoring? Safe guarding the common and valuable asset. A suspicious inclination that when fully formed never leaves you. You might call it being street wise, due diligence, or not being naïve but it is plain old paranoia. Your fellow man might stab you in the back so we monitor our brethren. We cannot be ‘dull’ we tell ourselves. Suspicion is expedient. We call it a healthy vigilance.

Ezi Emela - Broken [Music Video Romance]

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Broken is a slow love song performed by Ezi Emela and the video is directed by Q. I really enjoyed the song, but the video could've had more interesting stuff going on, but good still.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Tempting Fate Starring Ramsey Noah - Movie Trailer

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While we wait for Lions of 76 with Ramsey Noah, I finally watched this movie trailer by some friends of mine on Facebook and was so blown away. In Tempting Fate, Ramsey Noah stars as the prodigal brother in this amazing story of betrayal in the face of brotherly love and redemption. Produced and shot in the United States with American and Nigerian actors, the movie trailer looks amazing. I can't wait for the movie!

The PSquare Brothers Party Together After Reconciliation

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The three brothers, Peter, Paul and Jude were photographed separately but at the same event with Sarah Ofili last night. This will be their first public appearance since the reports of their fall out and reconciliation. The brothers attended the Ibiza House Party, Piccolo Mondo which was hosted by Sarah Ofili.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

House Wife or Home Manager - The Work and Status of Stay at Home Mothers

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The term here in the United States is Stay at Home Mother but the title more common in Nigeria is housewife. This denotes any married woman that chooses or happens to not have a career outside the home or not at all.

Ohimai Amaize Weds Tessy Oliseh - See Their One-of-a-Kind Wedding Cake

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Ohimai Amaize, popularly known as Mr Fix Nigeria got married today to Tessy Oliseh, fashion designer and younger sister to Super Eagles captain, Sunday Oliseh. The couple celebrated their marriage in Lagos with family and friends, and one of the highlights of the occasion was their amazing wedding cake in the shape of a tree with branches.

Don Jazzy Gifts Luxury SUV to Tiwa and TeeBillz on Their Wedding

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Tiwa Savage is the original queen of Mavin Records as headed by Don Jazzy after he split with Mohits and Dbanj. To celebrate with her, the music producer gave her a luxury SUV as a wedding present on her marriage to TeeBillz, her manager and now husband. Congrats to the couple!

#BringbacktheGirls - Other Boko Haram Victims Narrate Ordeal as Sex Slaves

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It is going to two weeks, and almost 200 School girls are still missing after two hundred and thirty four of them were abducted from their dormitories. Parents who had in all good conscience sent those young girls to go back to school and complete their senior school certificate exams are now going out of their mind.

Tiwa Savage Weds Teebillz - The Wedding Dress, Photoshoot and More Pictures

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Tiwa Savage, now Mrs Balogun since the wedding ceremony is over, got married in a beautiful ivory Vera Wang wedding gown and the wedding was shot by Alakija Studios. Amazing photography and the couple complement each other perfectly!

Celebrity Guests At the Tiwa and Tunde Balogun Wedding Event

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The first pictures of the Tiwa Savage and Tunde Balogun wedding event are beginning to emerge from the celebrity guests at the wedding. They are sharing the pictures on instagram of what they are wearing and the wedding venue. On the list is BankyW, Don Jazzy, Toke Makinwa, Lola Omotayo, Toolz, and more...

Mommy Time - Oluchi Onweagba-Orlandi With Sons For HIV Campaign

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Oluchi Onweagba-Orlandi and her sons Ugo and Marco recently took part in the photoshoot campaign for Born-Free Africa which has apppeared in the current edition of Vogue Magazine. The drive is to help create awareness and reach the goal of ZERO transmissions of HIV from mother to child by December 31, 2015. Other fashion models with young children were also part of the campaign. Good one!

Couple Love - Toyin Aimakhu and Niyi Johnson

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Toyin Aimakhu and Niyi Johnson will be celebrating their first wedding anniversary in a few months and it seems the honeymoon continues for the cute couple. They were spotted at the AY Live comedy show in Lagos last weekend, and their happiness shows on their shining faces.

Crooked Love Story - Teezee ft. Efya [Music Video Romance]

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Crooked Love Song is a lovely collabo between vocalist Efya and rapper Teezee, better known as the "Fresh Prince of DRB Lasgidi". The songs showcases its melodious rhymes in a slow rhythmic vibe complimented by the smooth lyrics from Efya on the hook. The music video was shot and directed by Wale Davies.

Maternity Style - Damilola Adegbite in Little Black Dress

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Actress, Damilola Adegbite is expecting her first baby with fiance and fellow actor, Chris Attoh and these pictures show she is one beautiful pregnant lady. She showed off her blooming baby bump in a little black fringe mini dress at an event last weekend.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Pictures From Tiwa Savage and Teebillz Pre-wedding Party in Dubai

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Tiwa Savage's close friends and family as well as celebrity guests including Tania Omotayo, Elohor Aisien, Toke Makinwa, Gbemi Olateru-Olagbegi, Lilian Unachukwu invited for the wedding are now in Dubai ready for the singer's big day tomorrow. Here are some of them who turned up for the couple's pre-wedding party taking place tonight...

Half Of A Yellow Sun Movie Fails to Pass Film and Video Censors Board Test

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The Nigeria Film and Video Censorship Board, (NFVCB), has refused to certify the widely publicized and internationally acclaimed film, Half of A Yellow Sun which premiered in Nigeria two weeks ago and was supposed to hit the movie cinemas this weekend.

The PSquare Brothers Reconcile Their Differences

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The three brothers, Peter, Paul and Jude their manager, presented a united front on social media today by tweeting solidarity messages at the same time. Guess the good news of the proposal must have rubbed off on all of them. Wishing them all the best!

Friday Man Candy - Choose Your Most Handsome Nigerian Male Musician

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For this line-up, we have six of our favorite Nigerian male celebrities in the music industry. Who is your most handsome? From top left to bottom right;

Romeo and Juliet versus Cat and Mouse by BabaWilly

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Tension lies at the heart of all relationships; be they attractive or repulsive forces. A job is one of those intimate relationships full of tension. It starts early for some. The poor kid who is asked what he will be when he grows up and is forced to imagine what his ideal ‘partner in productivity’ will be while still only five years of age. That is tension. With the passing of time everyone soon finds out they need to get hooked to a job.

Inspiring Stories - Black Women on The Time Magazine Most Influential List

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TIME magazine released their annual list of the most influential people in the world yesterday. The list is broken into the categories of titans, artists, pioneers, icons and leaders. Last year, Omotola was listed as an Icon. This year, Okonjo Iweala is the Nigerian woman on the list as a leader, along with seven other important and inspiring African or African-American women. Be motivated!

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Maternity Style - Uche Jombo in Colorful Print Dress

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Uche Jombo preferred not to show off her baby bump when she attended an event this evening wearing this colorful knee-length print dress. You Go Uche!

Beyonce Named Time Magazine Most Influential Person of the Year

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Beyonce - singer, businesswoman, wife and mother - is on the cover of Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People issue. Beyonce is at the top of this year's list of the 100 Most Influential people in the world, including President Obama, Chile President Michelle Bachelet, US Secretary of State John Kerry, Pharrell, Kerry Washington, Serena Williams amongst others.

Letter to PSquare on Breakup Using Their Song Titles

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Dear PSquare, I want to ask *WHY E BE SAY* una. wan split after all these years? Coz. u guys seem to have forgotten that there is *NO ONE LIKE YOU* in Africa, and u also forgot that God use *IFUNANYA* to make it to be a *POSSIBILITY* for u guys to be *UNLIMITED* today.

I feel so bad over your latest *STORY* coz *I LOVE YOU* and i urge u to deal with your present situation *PERSONALLY* and do not let your *BEAUTIFUL ONYINYE's* to make you split. Don't forget that they are only there to *CHOP YOUR MONEY*. I know that *E NO EASY* but u guys should try not to get involve in any *BIZZY BODY* because it will only lead to more *DANGER* in your career, and your fans will no longer be able to dance *ALINGO* again.

Take a look at how BRACKET is living their life *YORI YORI*. So u may call on LKT to come *FOLLOW FOLLOW* settle the problems u guys are having, coz e get as e dey *DO ME* anytime i hear that u guys want to *BREAK IT*.

I also heard that you brought *OGA POLICE* in to the matter.i want u guyz to be *MORE THAN A FRIEND*. to avoid any *TEMPTATION* which will lead to *GAME OVER*. try to use the formula of *IFUNANYA* we are hoping to hear your *TESTIMONY* soon!

Your in Christ Hon,GCE,PHCN,OND,Msc Ybanks!!

Credit: #ybanks

- Source

Jude Okoye About to Get Married - Proposes to Girlfriend

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Jude Okoye and Ify Umeokeke at Paul and Anita's wedding

Jude Okoye is the elder brother and manager of Peter and Paul Okoye of PSquare. Their younger brother Ikechukwu just announced on Twitter to congratulate Jude on successfully proposing to his girlfriend, Ifeoma Michelle Umeokeke, who he's have been dating for about a year. Congrats to them and we look forward to another Okoye family wedding soon?

[Please Advice] How Do I Forgive The Man Who Sexually Abused Me?

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Dear Myne, I am a victim of sexual abuse, the thing is I can't seem to get over it even if I have moved on with my life. The thought that someone took advantage of me torments me. Each time I think of it I feel like doing something BAD to that guy. I feel like looking for him an hurting him. I feel real bad, don't know what to do, please I need your advice.

Free Date Idea This Weekend - Book Reading With Author Ayo Sogunro

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You may recognise Ayo Sogunro's name from the rebuttal to the article by Sani Abacha's son trying to justify his late father's award at the Nigeria Centenary. Then Ayo also protested for the release of @ciaxon, the guy who tweeted pictures of the attempted Boko Haram jail break at SS Headquarters, Aso Rock.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Lupita Nyong'o is People Magazine Most Beautiful Celebrity

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And Lupita certainly deserves that accolade and more. This has been her year, and she is going to keep shining and brighter too. Lupita calls the listing a major compliment;

Lagos Cinema Show By BabaWilly

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Sitting with my fellow country men and women in darkness usually means we are being afflicted by one of the many descendants of ECN & NEPA. But this time it was different. We were not sitting in an examination hall awaiting the switching on of the stand by generators or doing the same at a wedding reception. This was Saturday night at the movies at Genesis Deluxe Cinema at The Palms Shopping Centre, Lekki and the packed house waited in keen anticipation to see that big MGM lion roar us into movie land.

11 Most Common Myths About Male and Female Infertility

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1. 'He doesn't have any fertility problems; he's already a dad.'
Contrary to popular belief, male fertility is finite. Similar to female fertility, male fertility decreases with age, particularly after age 40.
Researchers have found a direct link between paternal age and an increased risk of autism and schizophrenia. Men pass along as many as four times more genetic mutations compared with mothers. As a man ages, the concentration of mobile, healthy semen and semen volume overall will decrease.

Destinambari - Mocheddah ft. Phyno (Music Meets Romance)

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Mo’Cheddah released her new song – Destinambari - a few weeks ago, and now the accompanying video has been premiered on Youtube. The video features Phyno with some Igbo lyrics and is directed by Clarence Peters at the Oko Filling in Ota.

Sex, Love and Abstinence - Episode 8 and 9 An African City

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In 'An Ode to Saturdays,' the five women live out their weekly Saturday routines on screen, with Makena in an interracial relationship with Matthew. Of course, nothing is ever as simple as it seems.

Magazine Covers - Osas Ighodaro on WOW!

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Osas Ighodaro is an actress, model and presenter. On this magazine, she is simply WOW!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

More Pictures as Emeka Onwugbenu Weds Onyinye Chukwuma

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Emeka Onwugbenu is a property enterprenuer in the US and also the first son of philantropist, Chief Louis Izuchukwu Onwugbenu, Chairman of Louis Carter Group Limited, and the bride Onyinye Chukwuma is the daughter of the owner of Innoson motors, both in Nnewi. The groom's sisters, Chinny and Onyinye Onwugbenu, are co-owners of the MUD cosmetics franchise in Nigeria. Genevieve is the face of MUD, and a close friend of the family.