Monday, August 5, 2013

Kerry Washington Debuts Wedding Ring at Scandal Press Tour

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Kerry Washington hasn't said much nor granted an interview since her secret wedding to NFL star Nnamdi Asomugha in June. However, for those who may still be doubtful, she showed off her diamond wedding ring for the first time while attending the Television Critics Association’s Summer Press Tour for ABC's Scandal, along with her co-stars below.

Oprah With Big Afro Talks About Hair in New O Magazine

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Oprah is known to have long healthy hair, but her hair is rarely seen without being straightened. Last August for the first time, Oprah showed off her natural curls on the cover of O magazine. She has done it again this August and inside the magazine this time will be a hair extravaganza - how to grow it, blow it, awesomely 'fro it, boost the bounce, beat the frizz, handle the grey, etc.

Couple Love - Michelle Obama Wishes Barack Happy Birthday

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Using her FLOTUS twitter profile, Michelle sent a teasing love note to President Barack Obama on his birthday, August 4. She tweeted, "Happy birthday, Barack! Your hair's a little grayer, but I love you more than ever. -mo. They've been together now for over 20 years, more love and happy birthdays to the President and Michelle :)

See the tweet and the cute black and white oldie picture Michelle shared with her tweet below, and the one she shared for #throwbackthursday last week - their daughters, Sasha and Malia, were still toddlers in the picture.

14 Things to Know About Season 3 of Scandal Coming October 3

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Scandal, and Kerry Washington's Olivia Pope are returning this Fall on October 2 for season 3 of the TV show! When the show starts, only 22 minutes will have passed between the second-season finale and the start of season 3, so we will still see the outcome of Olivia Pope being outed as President Fitz's mistress. Personally, I want to know more about her father being the head of a secret agency and who really is Olivia Pope? How did she get to where she is?

Woman Offers $10,000 To Any Friend That Helps Find Her a Husband

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It sounds like a joke, but it's real. After reading Lean in by Sheryl Sandberg, a book for women to take charge of their work lives, this lady in San Francisco decided to also take charge of her marriage prospects. She is offering a reward of $10000 to any of her friends who introduces her to her future husband - the money would be paid on their wedding day.

I would have said, pay $1000 annually for the first 10 years, because what if a so-called friend colludes with a fake husband to fleece her of her money, and she's hit with an annulment after the money is paid? Read her letter below, and would you ever offer a reward or openly ask friends and family to help you find your wife or husband?

Minku Design Launches New Website With RML Giveaway

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Minku is a Nigerian maker of quality goods established in 2011 and specializing in leather bags for men and women. Minku founder, Kunmi was a computer science research consultant when she discovered that she really enjoyed designing and creating everyday items. Now over two years old, Minku continues to define a fresh sub-Saharan aesthetic through its subtle use of cultural elements and artisan approach to contemporary bag making. You can find Minku products at the Nike Art Gallery in Lagos and the Minku online store.

10 Must-See African Movies of the Past 10 Years

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This list was put together by Peace Anyiam-Osigwe for CNN. Peace Anyiam-Osigwe is the CEO and founder of the Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA), and a TED Fellow, and she was asked to pick her favorite African movies of the 21st century. I think the remit was too wide, being both African, and the 21st century. Most of the movies she lists are actually from the last ten years, and I totally agree with her about Sinking Sands. White Waters is an OK movie too.

Dear Myne - My Igbo Boyfriend Doesn't Like My Polygamous Family

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I am very happy to have come across your post about someone being happily married to an Igbo man as I am on the same path. I am Yoruba and him and I have made up our minds to get married but now he feels afraid that his people will not accept me because of my mother's polygamist life style. Really I am very saddened by this. I just need attention and advice on this. Truly, I hope to get help on this.

7 Personality Traits in Men That Women Love

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by Amber Oliver

In today’s world, it’s so hard to find a guy that totally “gets you,” isn’t over-confident, has no player-like tendencies, and has all the qualities that would make him perfect boyfriend material. While no one is ever perfect, there are some personality traits that would make him come just within reach, or at least perfect to you! In my opinion, these personality traits are something every guy should possess if they want to be perfect boyfriend material and become the one you want to be with for the long haul!

I've Got a New Hobby - Riding a Bicycle

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Before I met Atala, I didn't know many people who loved riding and took it as a hobby. Moving to UK as a student and interacting with other students had of course opened my eyes to bikes as a viable option for commuting. But in Nigeria before then, the closest I had come to biking was half-following the Tour de france and admiring Lance Armstrong in his jersey.