Friday, April 18, 2014

A Love-Song For Couples by Kego Onyido

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May you each dig deep and find self-love so that you can truly love the other person

For it is only in first loving yourself that you can you truly love another

You can only share who you are. You can only give what you have

Chimamanda Adichie's Meme on Feminism Sparks Negative Trend on Twitter

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Chimamanda Adichie has become the face of feminism in Nigeria with her talks, interviews and most recently her book, Americanah. For a lot of self-identifying feminists including myself, she has made the topic interesting and one for our generation. But for a lot of chauvinist men and more conservative women, she is a thorn in their flesh. This meme and some others have sparked twitter outrage with some commenters predicting her divorce, calling her overrated, and all what not. Of course Chiamamanda has her defenders. What do you think?

The Pressure on Women to Look Good - Kim Novak Pushes Back

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Kim Novak during the last Oscars presented with Matthew McConaughey who I was rooting for to win Best Actor. I didn't know who she was and Atala pointed out to me she was 81 years old and I couldn't believe it. Though her face looked worked on, and she talked in a halting manner, I thought she looked good for 81. But most of the internet and press carpeted her and even Donald Trump tweeted about her. Well, she's speaking out and calling them bullies. She left the following message on her Facebook page.

Man Who Had Wife Killed While on Honeymoon Finally Extradited to South Africa

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The story of Shrien Dewani and his wife Anni Hindocha broke in November 2010, and what a sad heart-wrenching story it was. New bride Anni was murdered in South Africa on their honeymoon, when their taxi was hijacked by armed robbers. I was so sad for the groom, he managed to jump out of the moving taxi but could not save his wife. He left South Africa heart broken.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Chelsea, Bill and Hilary Clinton's Daughter, Is Pregnant

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Chelsea Clinton, The former first daughter made the announcement that she's pregnant in New York City while hosting an event with her mother, Hilary Clinton, former first lady, secretary of State and one-time presidential aspirant. Chelsea said at the event,

Helen Ukpabio, "Child Witch" Pastor Deported and Banned From Britain

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Helen Ukpabio is known in Nigeria and other circles as the Lady Apostle, but her apostleship is not to spread the gospel, but to liberate those under spiritual attacks. The unfortunate aspect of her message is that she targets defenseless children, and usually burdens then with the woes of their families, labelling them witches and asking their families to get rid of such children.

Fact Checking The School Girls Kidnapped by Boko Haram by Viola Okorie

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I think the press needs to sit down, get their acts together and ensure that media reportage on sensitive issues are professionally carried out. Is someone reporting the abduction from Abuja? If those girls could still be going to school then it is safe enough to assume that there should be at least one reporter on ground that can give us accurate information.

Magazine Covers - Adora Oleh on Ping!

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Adora Oleh looks lovely on the current cover of ping and the play of colors makes her stand out even more.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Davido - Aye (Music Video Romance)

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Davido's Aye came out back in February in time for Valentine's Day and the music is still enjoying massive air play in Nigeria. I heard it during my last trip but I'm only just seeing the video now. Simply awesome!

Yadoma Bukar Mandara - The Youngest Delegate At The National Conference

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There has been a lot of talk about delegates to the on-going National Conference, those sleeping, those too old or sick and if it should be going on at all. I found this blog belonging to the youngest member and it has been quite eye opening to read.