Friday, July 19, 2013

The Nigerian Traditional Wedding Bride Price List

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I saw a post someone shared on Facebook about lists for traditional weddings, specifically Mgbidi in Imo state and it got me thinking about my own wedding and such lists in eneral. Ogabido Hyginus complained that the demands his brother got from the family of his girlfriend were a bit on the high side.

Love Letter To the Woman of my Dreams by Iweka Kingsley

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Dear You,

If only you knew the rush that comes with thoughts of you, even now as I write this letter, I feel it. As often as I feel it I want to let you know, but if I did we both will have time for nothing else, except bask in a place where only thoughts can dwell.

Winning Image at Job Interviews - Posture and Body Language

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From the moment you walk through the door, your body begins to speak; mind what it says! Step in with confident strides, walking like you would be doing towards a beautiful lady you have been “eyeing” for a while. I am sure you won’t do that walk with feet dragging, hunch back, and hands behind your back or folded across your chest; you literarily “puff up” and enlarge your personal bubble.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Dear Myne - Should I Fight For My Man This Time?

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Dear Myne, I have been going through your write ups and I must say you’re doing a good job keep it up. I have a problem please my boyfriend no longer wants me because of another girl, I am so confused right now. You see my present boyfriend was my ex. I have known him for like 7yrs now. We grew up together then we started dating but while he was in school, he cheated so I left him.

Rolling Stone Editors Defend Their Cover of Boston Bomber

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The editors of the Rolling Stone cover story on Dzhokhar Tsarnaev have defended the cover in a note on the full article, saying that it fell within the magazine's traditions of journalism. The cover caused  a lot of outrage after the magazine hit stores with critics saying the portrait of Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev resembles that of a rock star or teen idol. However, the editors stood by the cover saying;

Retraction - Funke Akindele Says Her Marriage is Intact

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Funke Akindele broke her silence on the news about her separation from husband, Kehinde Oloyede, she sent a text message to a major newspaper yesterday that reads as follows; “I read in the newspaper yesterday that I am divorced. What proof do you have? And I am taking this to court because my marriage is intact. You guys are rumour mongers. Funke Akindele Oloyede.”

Magazine Covers - Tara Fela-Durotoye on TW

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This seems to be the month of the make-up artists. Tara Fela-Durotoye is one of the pioneers of make up as a business in Nigeria and she's been doing it well for several years now, and also mentoring others. She looks great on this TW cover.

Throwback Thursday - Nelson Mandela

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Nelson Mandela in prison

Mandela was born on July 18, 1918, so today is his 95th birthday. His name Rolihlahla, translated from Xhosa means literally “pulling a branch off a tree” — or, more colloquially, “troublemaker.” He was tried for treason for over five years and was jailed for 27. He became the first South African president elected in a free and fair election for all SA citizens. Mandela will forever remain a deep footprint in history.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Vacation Time - Beyonce and JayZ with Blue Ivy

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For those who haven't gone for their own vacation, what are you waiting for? I'm sharing these pictures to remind us that all work and no play, makes Ola and Nne very dull. You can even have a staycation in your home with a plastic pool in the backyard, or find your nearest swimming pool.

Omotola Jalade On The Juice With Toolz

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Toolz gets all the juice from Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde from how it felt to be one of the 100 most influencial people in the world, to being an actress, activist and philantropist. They also discussed Omotola's relationship with her husband, her marriage and motherhood as well as Omotola being on the plus-size.