Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Lupita Nyong'o in First Print Campaign For Lancome - And It's Not a Lightening Cream

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When Lupita Nyong'o got tipped as the face of Lancome fresh off her Oscar win, there was some controversy with Dencia making a reference to the lightening creams Lancome is known for. Now, the debut print ad for Lupita has been unveiled and she is fronting the Lancome Teint Idole Ultra 24 Foundation.

The ad is all black and gold, from Lupita's dress to her cuff, keeping the makeup minimal to show off her luscious dark skin [See Lupita in a Bikini].

Covering the last issue of Vogue, Lupita Nyong’o said of her partnership with Lancome, “It’s not about conforming to an already established idea of what is beautiful, and I like that. I am particularly proud to represent [Lancôme's] unique vision for women and the idea that beauty should not be dictated, but should instead be an expression of a woman’s freedom to be herself.”

Celeb InstaFashion - Eku Edewor in Not So Little Black Dress With Sheer Panels

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This was Eku Edewor at the Multichoice Africa Rising event, and her black gown with the sheer panel is perfect for a night out. She tagged it;

Outfit of the night! Wearing @iconicinvanity in a not so little black dress!! #africarising #multichoice #africancontentshowcase

Vincent Enyeama of Super Eagles Marks Wedding Anniversary With Wife

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Vincent Enyeama, goalkeeper of the Super Eagles national football team, is happily married man with three beautiful children! He is just 31 so he must have started early. I remember back in Nigeria when I would cheer him on for my favorite local club, Enyimba. He has certainly come a long way.

Yesterday, Vincent Enyeama shared the picture above to mark his wedding anniversary. He did not specify on the date but thanks God for the entire month. He captioned the picture thus;

"My #MAGIC BAND. my#shining star. my#v29PR16. some years ago this month, we got it settled. thank GOD for this month.

See more photos of Vincent and his wife and children below..

Nigerian Terrorism Worsens as Insurgents Bomb Kano School, Kidnap Sixty Girls in a Borno Village

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I want to use this opportunity to ask what the Nigerian Military is doing. Where are the Chibok girls? Why has the spate of Boko Haram violence and terror intensified in Borno and even widened to include other Northern States? Did all the military move to Sambisa Forest and forget to secure the rest of the country?

This steady news of rampant terrorism is just demoralizing. And now these latest news of killings and kidnappings that all happened on the same day - June 23 - in different parts of the country? First;

About sixty girls between the ages of 3-12 years have been abducted by insurgents in Kummabza village of Damboa local government area of Borno State.

Wendy Williams Criticises Kim and Kanye's Parenting Style, Says Kim is Not a Good Mother

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Kim Kardashian and Kanye West marked their daughter North West's first birthday by getting her ears pierced [Read here]. On the latest show of Wendy Williams Hot topics, the talk show host has joined those criticising the Kim and Kanye's parenting style.

Wendy Williams, whom I sometimes wonder if she's being deliberately mean to court controversy, said Kim needs to take time off and be a mother for allowing North West to fly alone from New York to California.

After attacking Kanye and Kim as usual, Wendy Williams asks generally, "would you ever let your 1-year-old child fly alone?" But Nori was not alone, she had her nanny, nurse and a bodyguard.

Jill Duggar and New Husband Derick Dillard Kiss For the First Time at Their Wedding

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Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard's wedding was the start of the couple's life as husband and wife, and also the first time they ever shared a kiss. The 23 year old daughter of the "19 Kids and Counting" TV family decided to wait for marriage before ever kissing her sweetheart in keeping with her family's courtship rules.

While they were courting, the couple had never done more than hold hands, which they did only after they got engaged back in April. Jill explained to ABC earlier this year;

"We're just really trying to keep our relationship focused not on the physical but really just more on communication and continuing to learn more about each other. We're saving our first kiss and things beyond that for our wedding." 

Blast From The Past - Dress Victoria Beckham Wore on First Date With David Beckham in 1997

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Victoria Beckham showed off her sentimental side by posting a photo on Twitter of the mini dress she wore the first time she went out with her now-husband David Beckham in 1997. Victoria captioned the photo of the rust-coloured suede design, featuring a built-in belt, saying;

"Look what I found! The dress I wore on my first date with David!! X so cute!! X vb," 

Read on for the background of how the couple met and how far they've come in almost 20 years together.

See Proof - Baby K’Tan Carriers NOT Racist or Stereotyping Single Black Baby Mamas

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The photo of two side-by-side Baby K’Tan branded baby carriers has been trending on social media since yesterday. The organic carrier shows a black woman by herself, carrying a sleeping baby, and the regular carrier shows a white couple - mom and dad - with a sleeping baby.

Black women on social media are outraged. They believe that the Baby K'Tan company thought up the marketing campaign based on the stereotype that black women are mostly baby mamas and are usually not married, nor do they co-parent with their partners.

However, a small search online reveals more about the company, which is a small one with only 5 products. There is only one carrier box that has a couple on the cover. These other boxes have only moms or dads wearing the baby. One of the images shows the white woman with the man in the above picture, but this time, she is alone with her baby. See the photos and Baby K'Tan press statement below...

The Calmest Female Voice I Ever Heard in My Life - True Love Story With Proposal Pictures

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This is another RML couple, and this time, the guy tells us the story of how he met and fell in love with the girl of his dreams when he least expected it. After two years, he popped the question. Enjoy!

How We Met

We met in 2012. I had started working in Port-Harcourt then as a geoscientist and I was on the field most of the time; I was single and meeting new babes there was a serious challenge for me. Chika, one of my close friends in Lagos, who wanted me to get serious started hooking me up with different ladies whom he thought matched some major specs I had given him earlier.

Some of my cousins also tried hooking me up with their friends. I had one complaint or another about each of the ladies, but I made sure I kept a good relationship with all of them. At a point, I got tired of all the match-making thing and made up my mind not to entertain anymore hook-ups.

Family Time - Kerry Washington Out With Baby Isabelle and Husband Nnamdi Asomugha

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Kerry Washington was spotted with her husband Nnamdi Asomugha and their new daughter, Isabelle Amarachi this past weekend! [Read here]

The “Scandal” star was carrying baby Isabelle while their small family took a quick stroll on Sunday afternoon while they were out a friend’s house for a World Cup Party/BBQ in Los Angeles.

Kerry’s been very private about her personal and home life, and since her daughter's birth she has only been on the red carpet once [see pics]. She has also not said much about her 2-month-old daughter, except that she feels very “blessed’ to be a mom. Awww....

Fake Herbalist Kills Retired Custom Officer After She Paid Him 9 Million To Help Her Get Pregnant

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The decomposed bodies of  a retired customs officer, Mrs. Angela Kerry and her 10-year-old adopted daughter, Obiagulum were found in the house of one 64-year-old native doctor, Alhaji Olatunji Azeez by the Lagos police yesterday.

The police suspected that he had kidnapped the woman and her daughter over a month ago and subsequently killed and buried them in his house. They marked his building as a kidnapper’s den.

Azeez, an Oyo State indigene with three wives and five children, has now confessed to the murder saying he was forced to kill the ex-customs officer and her daughter after she threatened to kill him first. She had paid him over 9Million to help her get pregnant though she was advanced in age.

Couple Love - Toyin Aimakhu and Niyi Johnson

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Nollywood actress Toyin Aimakhu is still enjoying her honeymoon with husband and fellow actor Niyi Johnson.

Despite all the rumors and speculations about their relationship - read here - she is keeping the joy and playfulness of love and friendship alive in her marriage.

Toyin recently shared these photos of she and Niyi on their way to the City People's Awards on social media. See another picture below...