Monday, June 10, 2013

Serena Williams Wins French Open - Beyonce Writes Congratulatory Message

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Serena Williams last Saturday, beat Maria Sharapova in the French Open finals to take the title at the Tennis Championship. It was her 16the Grand Slam win and she's not backing down. Lawn Tennis was one of the first sports I loved and I'm a big fan of Serena Williams. It appears Beyonce is another fan, and in a show of support, she posted a handwritten note on her site congratulating Serena, "Stunt on them Serena, 31 and in your prime...You have no idea how much you inspire all of us women."

Photos - Njideka Odili Weds Uzoma Iheme Nwosu

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Njideka Odili, the second daughter of the former governor of Rivers State, Peter Odili got married to Uzoma Iheme Nwosu, on the 8th of June, and their reception held at the International Conference Centre Abuja with Ali Baba as the MC and both President Goodluck Jonathan and his wife, Dame Patience present among other governors and dignataries.

Magazine Covers - Architect, Olajumoke Adenowo on TW

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Since this is TW's men's edition, one would be forgiven for expecting to see a man on the cover of the magazine, but Olajumoke Adenowo makes a lovely picture. I've been wanting to see some non-entertainment women on magazine covers and TW seems to have read my mind. Olajumoke is an architect. Well done TW!

Jennifer Eliogu – Ifunanya : Romance Meets Music

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This is honestly one of the best songs I've heard come out of Nigeria in recent times. Her first single, You and I gave a sample of what her sound is - highlife with a hint of R&B - but in this song, she comes into her own, both lyrically and vocally. I love this, and will buy a CD when it becomes available.

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Stephanie Linus on Love, Marriage and Wedding Destinations

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Last year, actress Stephanie Linus, nee Okereke got married in a destination wedding set in Paris. With just about 400 guests, her wedding got me appreciating the benefits of destination weddings in this post. In an interview with, Stephanie talks, among other things, about her reason for choosing Paris for her wedding, her anniversary, what attracted her to her husband, and why there should be no difference between the wedding and the marriage.

Life is Not About Destinations But The Journey

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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”