Thursday, June 12, 2014

Former Abductee Speaks on Being Raped By Boko Haram and The Baby She Has For Shekau

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Meenah Dawah (not real name), was kidnapped after she was forced to watch her parents being shot dead and held captive by Boko Haram for 27 months. She has told her shocking story to 1Q4 news, and says she was raped by multiple men and has a baby which may belong to Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau.

Meenah was kidnapped at 17 from her village in Konduga town, northern Nigeria by the dreaded sect after the massacre that claimed her family and has been moved around a lot since then. She only regaind her freedom after the Nigerian Military sacked the Boko Haram camp where she was held at the time.

However, though Meenah is free from the terror of the Boko Haram, she is now facing the stigma of having been raped and having a child that belongs to a terrorist. I wonder if there is a fund to help these victims of the Boko Haram violence against women?

FIFA World Cup 2014 Opening Ceremony - Jennifer Lopez, Pitbull Perform Theme Song

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FIFA World Cup

This is the day so many people have been waiting for, the 2014 FIFA World Cup finally kicked off in Brazil on Thursday night with pop superstar Jennifer Lopez and rapper Pitbull entertaining the crowds in a glittering opening ceremony at Sao Paulo.

Jennifer Lopez was earlier reported not to be performing at the World Cup 2014 Opening Ceremony, so it is a surprise to see her on stage. Everybody was dancing as Jennifer Lopez and Pitbull along with Brazilian singer, Claudia Leitte, perform the official soundtrack of the FIFA World Cup, "We are One" to round up the opening cereomony.

Now it's time for the football proper and the biggest show on earth! The first match between Brazil and Croatia has just started! See more opening ceremony pictures below...

[Please Advise] Dear RML, WHAT AM I DOING WRONG???

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This came in as a comment on the Real Love Story post

Awwww!!!! The story got me praying to God and asking for something beautiful as this to happen to me. At times I just feel like giving up. What is wrong with me that I don't seem to hook up with someone I love and who in turn genuinely loves me? There must be something wrong isn't it RML readers?

I've got a guy who head over heels in "love' with me but frankly I FEEL NOTHING for him. A friend tried to match make me with someone in the US and when we started off, it was ok though I was constantly appalled at his terrible use of the English language(both written and oral) and he is supposedly doing his Masters.

God Delivered My Birthday Gift To Me In My Own Home - Real Love Story

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This real love story is from one of the most dedicated readers of RML, and I believe her fiance reads the site too. The road to true love was paved with frogs, but let's just say all is well that ends well. I had a huge grin on my face reading her true love story, it was like something out of a book or movie :)

Enjoy, and check out more of their amazing pre-wedding photos at the end...

In July 2012, the guy I was dating left the country to study without informing me. He called me from the US to apologize. He said he did not tell me because he did not know how I would have handled the information.
I cried for days and swore off men. I stayed away from guys and their advances after that.

January 2013, I asked God to give me something unimaginable as a birthday gift because my last few birthdays had been clouded with memories of the loss of my dad.

Uzo Aduba Talks About Growing Up in America With Her Nigerian Name

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Nigerian-American actress Uzo Aduba plays Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren in popular Netflix series, “Orange is the New Black", and in an interview published on The Daily Beast, Uzo Aduba talks about her childhood, growing up as a child of Nigerian immigrants in America.

She identifies with her character, Suzanne’s struggles to fit in as a child who feels different from others, and talks specifically about her Nigerian name. This is one side of the American dream for African immigrants that is not often discussed. How you name might be misspelt, mispronounced, or just plain lock you out of opportunities.

Uzo Aduba shared her story thus;

Vera Sidika Spent $170,000 on Skin Lightening - She's Dating a Nigerian Oil Tycoon

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Earlier this week, Kenyan socialite Vera Sidika who is referred to as the country’s Kim Kardashian, went viral for her skin lightening expenses.

In an interview with Larry Madowo of NTV, Vera said she has had skin lightening done in the UK at a cost of almost 15 million Kenyan shillings ($170,000/£100,000).

Vera also speaks about her “Nigerian Oil Tycoon” boyfriend hands her shopping cash gifts “$10,000, $20,000, $50,000″ and has hooked her up with a contract in Abuja. Vera says “my boyfriend spoils me“. The couple met in Dubai and are celebrating their 1 year anniversary right about now.

Sherri Shepherd Steps Out - Talks About Divorce From Lamar Sally, and Moving Forward

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Sherri Shepherd filed for divorce from husband Lamar Sally last month after he first filed for legal separation and began a custody battle to get their baby is due via surrogate on July 28. Sherri hopes to dust herself off and 'try not to make the same mistake' again now that she's moving on from her marriage of nearly three years, The View host told US Weekly at the Samsung Hope For Children Gala in New York City on Tuesday.

'I say you can't beat yourself up. When you know you've made the wrong choice in a guy you look, you do some introspective work, and you try not to make the same mistake.

If you do, get back up, dust your feet off, and start walking and moving forward.'

The View co-host filed for divorce on May 2 and has also asked for full legal and physical custody of her yet-to-be-born baby in the proceedings.

Pregnant Mila Kunis Dazzles in Black Satin Mini-dress and High Heels

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Mila Kunis has been glowing throughout her pregnancy and showing off an ecletic maternity style. She was ultra casual on an outing with fiance Ashton Kutchner the other day and now, she Mila Kunis proves she can still get red carpet ready with great maternity wear.  

She looked absolutely stunning for the premiere of Third Person in Hollywood on Monday wearing a billowing, sleeveless black dress, short in front, and longer in the back. Her toned legs were put on display in nude pumps to give her a slimmer silhoutte.

Photos - Two Teenage Students Die During Balcony Sex As They Fall From The Sixth Floor

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A 19-year-old Russian, Anastasia Tutik, and Miguel Ramos, 18, from Mexico died instantly after falling from the sixth floor of a flat where they had just met at a party to mark the end of their exams.

They were celebrating at a luxury apartment block in Deptford, south-east London, with fellow students from Bellerbys College, an international school which charges fees of up to £21,000 a year.

Witnesses described hearing a huge bang in the early hours.

Neighbour Samson Oguntayo, 32, and his partner Blessing witnessed the tragic accident in the early hours of Wednesday morning. He said,

My Everything - Kim Shares Wedding Picture With North and Kanye West

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Kim Kardashian West is reported to be off with Kanye West on the second leg of their Honeymoon in Mexico. But she took some time off to post this picture above of Kanye carrying North West on their wedding day. She tagged it “my everything.”

Meanwhile, Khloe shared the candid picture below of Kanye talking to all the Kardashian/Jenner sisters, including Mama Kris Jenner and baby Nori. The only one not in the picture is Kim, I guess she was too busy getting ready for the nuptials :)

Robin Thicke Will Name Forthcoming Album Paula After Estranged Wife

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Robin Thicke really wants to get his girl back, that is, his estranged wife, Paula Patton, whom he seperated from earlier this year. The singer will even go as naming his forthcoming album after his estranged wife Paula Patton. The couple have been together over 20 years, they started dating in high school, got married in 2005 and they have a four-year-old son together.

According to US Magazine, the new album will be out on July 1st and will be named “Paula“.

It will include the single "Get Her Back," which the chart-topping star debuted at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards in May. Introducing the song onstage, Thicke said, "All right, y'all, help me get her back."

Advice From Britain's Oldest Married Couple to Young Couples, They've Been Married 75 Years

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Joseph Littlewood, 98, and wife Sally, 99, have just celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary and they believe regular marital arguments helped their love last over the years - but only because they learned to move on after each tiff. From their own experience, the Littlewoods also believe that long courtships and engagements, and not moving in together too quickly, are vital to a long-lasting marriage.