Saturday, June 8, 2013

Swedish Princess Weds New York Banker

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It is not often that those born into royal families marry ordinary people, but Prince William and Kate seem to have opened the door to more of such couplings. Swedish princess, Madeline, met her husband, banker Christopher O'Neill, on his home turf in New York but their wedding took place in her country in a mixed language ceremony.

Worst Breakup Lines You've Ever Heard

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Toke Makinwa has a new vlog out and this time it's all about how people break up with each other, from songs to religious quotes and prophetic dreams and so on. What is the worst break-up line, YOU have heard, either to you or to someone else?

Magazine Covers - Tiwa Savage on Guardian Life

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Tiwa Savage has a new album coming out so I expect she'll be doing a lot of promo. This is a lovely cover, but with that hint of spice with the unbuttoned jacket :)

Jupiter Strong and The Lunch Lion - A Book For Children

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Many African parents at home or in the diaspora, are often on the lookout for new books and other material they can use to teach their children good values and which features characters that look like them. The duo of Frank Edwards and Kelly Abel have come up with an idea for a series of books which I think is brilliant! And the fact that the artwork is so fresh and colorful will make it a double hit for children and parents, I personally love it. The first book in the series is “Jupiter Strong and The Lunch Lion”

Friday, June 7, 2013

A Lesson Learned From A Frenemy

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“He’s cheating Tolani, I am telling you” Seke screams.

“What? No oh Bolaji won’t do that to me.” I say while trying to assure myself also that my husband of less than two years could not possibly be cheating on me.

“Answer me now, what time does he come home?”

I don’t even know why she’s screaming. I can hardly get my thoughts together.

I'm in Texas and Everything Really is Big

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There's this joke that I'm sure a lot of you have heard various versions of it. I can't remember any version completely but suffice to say, one of the lines say, in Texas, everything is big. This is my first time in Texas, and I can now say, that part of the joke is totally true.

Magazine Covers - Omowunmi Akinnifesi on YNaija!

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She looks good, and all those fat books on a magazine cover? Me likey too much!

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Throwback Thursday - Solange Knowles for Brooklyn Magazine

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Solange Knowles was on the cover of the Summer 2013 issue of Brooklyn Magazine where she talks about her life, family and career. In the photoshoot accompanying the cover, she poses with other friends and models. I love the retro feel and styling of the picture and it is showcased for #tbt.

Can a Nigerian Man be a House Husband?

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I have to confess that even I don't expect the first answer from a man when asked this question to be a yes. But in the spirit of freedom of choice for both women AND men, I understand that all a man who wants to be a househusband has to do is find a wife who will accept him just like that. Being a fan of Wife Swap, I can testify to having seen many real life examples of what a house husband looks like. And it can work.

Cue your random man on a Lagos street and the question, can you be a househusband? Most say no. Some back pedal and state that if they lose their job and the wife is still earning a lot, they will partner with her and work out a way to manage the home. A lot are adamant. Either their religion or Nigerian culture forbids such a thing, they say. Only one man wouldn't really mind if that is the curve life throws at him. One is already a part time house husband by the nature of his job.

In my opinion, I think from their answers, that if the men are able to at least earn a little, and have their egos massaged as the head of their home by their higher earning wife, I think if these two conditions are met, I think a lot of the men may be more amenable to working from home and helping out with chores.

From what I hear, this may be happening even more than we think already.