Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Post Pregnancy Body - Amber Rose Talks About Taking Your Time and Losing Baby Weight Naturally

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Amber Rose may be referring to the rumors that swirled recently around Kim Kardashian's post baby body, or maybe not, but the new mom shared a picture of her much slimmer post baby body and urges new moms to shun surgery or other short cuts to losing the weight gained while pregnant.

#Bossladies - Julia Roberts, Oprah Winfrey, Emma Thompson, Amy Adams, Octavia Spencer and Lupita Nyong'o on The Hollywood Reporter

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They are the star actesses whose roles in recent movies have got everyone saying they deserve the Oscars, and in the Actresses Issue of The Hollywood Reporter, Julia Roberts, Oprah Winfrey, Emma Thompson, Amy Adams, Octavia Spencer and Lupita Nyong'o all open up about their critically acclaimed new roles, as well as their own personal struggles working as actresses. Great cover!

The Nigerians Have Arrived - The Controversial Tatler Article about Young and Rich Nigerians in the UK

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I know I am late to the party, I am as busy as I've ever been, but I just came across this Tatler article in their December 2013 issue that features an article on Nigeria’s growing “young moneyed” set highlighting people like Florence “Cuppy” Otedola, Eku and her twin sister, Kessie Edewor, Misan Harriman, Rotimi Alakija, Chin Okeke, Richard Vedelago, Adora Mba and Kola Karim. The British society magazine describes these Nigerians as having billionaire parents, boarding school credentials and private jet passes.

Couple Love - Kelly Rowland Engaged to Marry Manager Tim Witherspoon

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There were rumors last week that Kelly Rowland, formerly of Destiny's Child with Beyonce, was now engaged to her manager and boyfriend Tim Witherspoon. The stories started after Kelly Rowland was seen wearing a large diamond ring in a video on her friend's Instagram.

Daddy Time - IrokoTV Boss Jason Njoku on Fatherhood Duties

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Jason Njoku, founder of IrokoTV is married to actress Mary Remmy and they had their little son back in July. The hardworking dad was photographed with his adorable bundle of joy recently. Check out another picture of their small family below.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Three Weeks in Nigeria and Just Catching My Breath

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I came to Nigeria for a project and I'll be here for till the New Year, all things being equal. After the mad rush of my first weeks, I'm finally beginning to breathe and get my bearings. I've spent most of this time in Lagos, and as if to punish me for not being a fan, the city has been dealing with me, mostly through light and traffic. Power is peripatetic to the worst degree, and the traffic na die!

Are You Still Rooting For Olivia Pope on Scandal?

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Since being in Nigeria, I've found myself being in the position of recommender of good movies and series coming out of the States. One of my favorite shows for the past couple of years has been Scandal and I have mentioned it to various people without going into details about the story line. To be honest though, while I still follow the show, I've kinda become jaded to the love story between Olivia and the president which started out as my favorite storyline.

Short Story - Slack by Uche Peter Umez

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 Chidera tried to push him away, but Mr. Nnamdi grabbed her by the waist.

‘Sir, you’re hurting me,’ she cried, wishing she’d left the office much earlier.

His grip slackened. ‘I’m sorry. But I’ve fallen for you – ’

Magazine Covers - Michelle Obama For the Ladies Home Journal

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The American First Lady, Michelle Obama looks great on the December cover of the Ladies Home Journal where she talks about Christmas at the White House and how it compares with the festive season as a child. “Christmas has always been a special time in my household. Growing up, we lived in a little-bitty apartment, but my mom put her heart and soul into decorating that house,” she reveals.

Lupita Nyong’o - Promoting Twelve Years a Slave Transforms Actress to Fashion Icon

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Lupita Nyong’o is an upcoming Kenyan actress working internationally, and currently her acting skills, a solid education in film and red carpet fashion has made her one of the most high profile actresses this year. She recently starred as Patsey in “12 Years of Slave” opposite Chiwetel Ejiofor, an amazing performance that I won't be surprised if it garners her lots of nominations and awards.