Monday, July 7, 2014

Photos From Richard Mofe-Damijo 53rd Birthday Celebration With Wife, Bovi and More

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Richard Mofe-Damijo and His Wife With Yinka Davies

Richard Mofe-Damijo celebrated his 53rd birthday with close friends and family members over the weekend.

His wife was there as were a number of celebrities including Yinka Davies, Bovi, Azuka Oguejiofor, Chico Ejiro, Teju Babyface and so many more.

See more photos from the intimate gathering below. Here's to wishing RMD many more years.

Japheth Omojuwa Proposes to Girlfriend Damilola Ogunleye On Bended Knee

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Japheth Omojuwa proposed to his girlfriend Damilola Ogunleye at a small dinner with friends last night. The new couple have been friends for a while and he was waiting for her graduation to pop the question.

The usually serious social media strategist and political blogger, turned mushy and romantic as he got on one bended knee to ask Damilola to please accept his ring. The ring was specially made by Rebecca Noff who explained that it was an 18K White gold with diamonds  and sapphires. Of course, Dami said YES!

The proposal was witnessed by a handful of their friends in Abuja including Abdulkadir Abubakar, Miss Augie, Mercy Abang and Shehu Ashaka.

Congrats to the couple! See more pics below...

Couple Love - Mario Balotelli and Fiance Fanny Neguesha At a Miami Beach

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After they were eliminated from the world cup, Italian footballer Mario Balotelli is taking consolation at the beach with his model fiancee Fanny Neguesha. 

The couple were photographed having fun at a Miami beach over the weekend. He was in a knee-length camoflage print swimming shorts while she showed off her curves in a pink ruffled bikini.

More photos follow...

Osi Umenyiora And Leila Lopes Celebrate Traditional Engagement Ceremony in Angola

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Osi Umenyiora and his fiancee Leila Lopes had their traditional engagement ceremony last Saturday in Angola at the "Hunters' Club" in Luanda. 

Leila Lopes of Angola, was crowned Miss Universe in 2011, while Osi plays in the American NFL. Leila and Osi met and began dating in 2012. They got engaged in February 2013 [see pictures] and their white wedding will take place later this year.

Their traditional engagement was an intimate event with only close family, friends and colleagues of the Leila Lopes and Osi Umenyiora present. Several well-known names of the Angolan society were also there including the first lady of the Republic of Angola, as well as some models and journalists.

RML congratulates the couple!

Rihanna Hits The Club in Red Hot See Through Slip Dress

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Rihanna stepped out for a night out clubbing in a dazzling red embroidered slip of a dress which she upgraded by pairing with Gucci Sunglasses and Manolo Blahnik sandals.

Only Rihanna could step out in what looks like a night attire and make it look super totally appropriate to be worn to an event. She wore the same dress to a barbacue where she was photographed with Big Sean. [MTO Says the two are dating, I say NOT]

Check out the pics below and tell us what you think of Rihanna's styling of the dress for afternoon and night. She was wearing red sneakers at the afternoon event.

Kourtney Kardashian And Her Bare Baby Bump Take In the Sun

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Kourtney Kardashian showed-off her growing baby bump in a gold bikini, as she relaxed in the sun with her daughter, Penelope.

The expectant mom shared the picture on Instagram today. This will be Kourtney and partner Scott Disick‘s third child. Their first son Mason is 4, and Penelope is almost 2 years old.

Sherri Shepherd Set to Reject Her Unborn Surrogate Baby?

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Sherri Shepherd and Lamar Sally are going through a separation [read here], and new reports are saying Sherri does not want anything to do with her unborn surrogate baby? 

TMZ says it's because she believes her estranged husband defrauded her into having the kid in the first place so he could get child support. But I think even if the baby was conceived with Lamar's sperm, and not Sherri's egg as the reports say, I still find it hard to believe.

I doubt that  that Sherri, who the report says tried to get pregnant in vitro and when it didn't work she got deeply involved in the surrogacy process, would then bail this far into the journey!

Pope Francis Asks Forgiveness For The Sins of Child Sexual Abuse in the Church - Full Text

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Pope Francis today celebrated a strictly private mass with six adults – German, Irish and British – who were sexually abused by priests as children and he apologized to them and to all who faced the same abuse.

The homily he said at the mass was the first complete text dedicated by any Pope to "the crime and grave sin" of child sexual abuse that had rocked the Roman Catholic Church and its clerics.

The Pope also apologised for the sins of omission on the part of Church leaders. At the end of the mass, Francis spent over three hours with the victims, holding a series of private interviews with each one individually.

Read the text of the Pope's homily below. Some are calling it a PR Stunt, but I find it very heartfelt and I believe victims will be moved to forgiveness and healing. 

Couples We Loved At The Wimbledons - Will and Kate, David and Victoria, Chiwetel and Sari

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Novak Djokovic defeated Roger Federer in 5 sets to win the Wimbledon Championships over the weekend, but more interesting were the couples by the courtside. We spotted three of our favorites.

Will and Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge returned to their prime seats over the weekend, and Victoria Beckham wore one of her own designs beside her husband David Beckham.

Also spotted were Chiwetel Ejoifor sporting a clean shaved look accompanied by his fiancee Sari Mercer. By his other side is movie love interest [Love Actually] Kiera Knightly.

Celeb Insta Fashion - Chika Ike Teases in Pink Lace and Ice Cream

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Chika Ike shared these pictures of her svelte figure in figure hugging pink lace dress and licking ice cream on Instagram with the caption,

Out and about : To do check list : meeting, buy ice cream, lick ice cream, workout (postponed till tomorrow)

I salute her motivation, those work outs are really paying off for her. And who says you can't want to be fit and have ice cream too? You go girl!

Mommy Time - Annie Idibia Goes Sporty With Her Beautiful Daughters

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Annie Idibia is one proud mama! She shared some pictures on her Instagram today showing off her two daughters Isabella and Olivia. Olivia is one beautiful baby, love her chubby cheeks!

See Annie and Isabella in their own strippy jogging suits below...

Solange Knowles Finally Talks About The Elevator Fight With Jay Z

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After letting her fists fly big sister's husband Jay Z, it seems Solange Knowles is now pulling her punches.

In an interview with Lucky Magazine, BeyoncĂ©’s singer sister, Solange glosses over the infamous elevator fight with brother-in-law Jay Z. She called the shocking showdown “that thing.” 

“What’s important is that my family and I are all good. What we had to say collectively was in the statement that we put out, and we all feel at peace with that.”

More Athletes get NAKED in Annual Body Issue For ESPN Magazine

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Surfer Coco Ho, and swimmer Michael Phelps are among the other sports stars baring it all in the ESPN publication’s annual Body issue. Venus Williams trailed her own picture in her interview here just before Wimbledon started.

The glossy sports publication unveils its annual Body issue on Friday featuring top athletes who show off the bodies-as-machines they are working with in their birthday suits.

Other athletes whose pictures have been released include Basketball's Angel McCoughtry, BMX's Nigel Sylvester and Tennis star Tomas Berdych

POLL - Ladies Choose One: A Broke Faithful Man or a Rich Cheater?

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If these two were the only type of men available, broke and faithful or rich and a cheat, which would you choose? 

Vote as usual and let's discuss in the comments.

On the previous poll, Will You Have Sex in Public? turns out a lot of us are OK with public sex! These are the results.

Champagne and Gold! Jessica Simpson's Breathtaking Wedding Gown - First Photos

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Jessica Simpson got married to fiancee of four years Eric Johnson last Saturday [see details]. The singer got married in a stunning gold dress by Carolina Herrera.

Jessica worked with Carolina to create the breathtaking gown. The dress was a lovely champagne and gold strapless multi-layer tulle gown. “The whole dress is embroidered in gold and feels very regal,” Carolina told People.

 In addition, Jessica donned a cathedral length veil as well as Brian Atwood shoes and Neil Lane jewels. As for any bride, Jessica needed something blue, so Carolina added a blue ribbon inside the gown. The dress itself was a gorgeous array of gold embroidery over white tulle and lace, as revealed in its sketch.

See more pictures below...

Jude Okoye's Fiancee Ify Umeokeke is Pregnant, Traditional Wedding Date Set For July 17th

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Jude Okoye, the manager and older brother of the PSquare duo, and his fiancee Ify Umeokeke are expecting their first child together Ify and have fixed their traditional marriage for this July.

Jude and Ify got engaged on Jude's birthday - April 24th [read here]  after dating for a few months. Their traditional wedding will be on July 17th at the bride's home town in Nnewi, Anambra State.

The church white wedding is said to be on hold until after Ifeoma, gives birth to their baby.

It's a double celebration and RML celebrates with the couple.

What?! These Parents Discover Their Baby Is InterSex When They Go For Female Circumcision

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8 days after Success Chisom Aniekwe was born a year ago in Anam in Anambra State, her parents took her to be circumcised. However, finding out that the baby is Intersex, meaning that she had both male and female sex organs, stopped the circumcision from being done.

After all the reports and campaigns via the news and even Nollywood movies, one would think female circumcision would be a thing of the past for new parents. But some Nigerian parents are apparently stuck to their traditional ways of doing things.

I'm dismayed that some people still believe that FGM has any tangible benefits in this day and age. The only good thing to come out of the ignorance of Chisom's parents would be that their child's intersex condition, also known as hermaphroditism, was observed early enough.

Unfortunately, due to lack of funds nothing has been done for over a year to streamline the baby's gender. Read on for the parent's account of Chisom's ordeal and how you may be able to help.

Long-Term Girlfriend or Wife? Will You be Happy With a Commitment Without Marriage?

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A friend of mine recently celebrated her 3 year wedding anniversary and posted pics on social media from that day as a way to reminisce. In many of her photos were pics of her proud parents who had been together for over 20 years. I found myself saying a silent prayer that she and her husband’s marriage would last as long as her parents’ had – until I remembered that her parents were never married.

That got me to thinking – is my friend’s union more “official” than her parents’ because she is actually married? And knowing that her parents have been together for so long, what made her want to get married as opposed to simply being in a long-term, committed relationship with her man – which is essentially the same thing right? Is there a big difference between being a lifelong girlfriend or partner as opposed to being a wife?

The 7 Keys To A Happy Wife By Frank Lodato

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1. Separate from Mamma. – Men, you are married to your wife, not your mom! When family matters invade a marriage, your wife needs to trust that you and she are a united front. She must not fear that you will go behind her and talk negatively, especially to your mom.

When you and your wife speak to your mom, it should be as one flesh, not competing teams. Your mom is usually going to fight in your corner, right or wrong. This will cause serious problems in your marriage. I love my mom and she is precious to me, but YOU leading your family is the best way to honor her, not the other way around.

An Open Letter to Women Living With HIV - Be Informed and Take Charge of Your Health

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This is an expansion of very short letter I wrote on a blog to a young lady living with HIV who contracted the disease when she was raped by two strangers at the market.

This vulnerable young woman has recently been raped again by a friend, and then taken advantage of by someone in position of power. She believes she has infected them with the virus and is not very remorseful.

To this young lady I wrote this open letter, and to other women living with HIV who feel vulnerable and yet think like they have an edge to get back at men whom they hate.

I may not fully understand your life since I don't have HIV, but I can imagine that if someone harms me, I may feel good if I think I got my revenge on them in my own way.

BUT! And this is a big but, with HIV, going on a spree to infect others may actually backfire for a woman!

Man Who Stabbed Self To Death After Fiance Called It Quits Had Attempted Suicide Before

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Oluwatosin Otaiku who stabbed himself to death last Saturday after his fiancee called it quits with him, has attempted suicide in the past after being jilted by his undergraduate love.

33-year-old Otaiku, an orphan and a University graduate, stabbed himself to death in Ogun State after a mediation meeting organised by neighbours failed to get his estranged fiancee, Oluwatoyin Olaogun, to come back to him failed to achieve that aim.

Apparently, the deceased had attended the meeting with a knife in his pocket. He then stabbed himself on realising that Oluwatoyin would not change her mind.