Friday, January 24, 2014

MUST READ: 7 Signs You’re Hanging With the Wrong Crowd

You will only ever be as great as the people you surround yourself with; so be brave enough to let go of those who keep bringing you down.
Your happiness and self-worth shouldn’t be entirely dependent on others.  But the truth is, personal relationships do have an influence on how you feel, and that includes how you feel about yourself.
An old college friend, Axel, and I grabbed some coffee this morning to catch up.  About halfway through our conversation he admitted to me that he was really stressed out.  The more I listened to his story, the more I realized that many of his relationships felt like a burden to him.  The people he had surrounded himself with weren’t supportive in the least.  But it was a burden to which he’d become so accustomed, he didn’t even know he’d been carrying it until he spoke to me and was able to lay down the heavy load for a while.  The pain of relationships that aren’t working are like a subtle background ache – we don’t notice how much they hurt because we’ve grown so used to the constant discomfort.
How have you been feeling lately?  How are your relationships going?  The two can be more intertwined than we often realize.  As soon as I suspected Axel’s relationships might be having an impact on his happiness and self-esteem, I asked him a question that made him think:
What should a healthy relationship provide for the people in it?
Truth be told, life is way too wonderful and short to waste time with people who don’t treat you right.  So surround yourself with people who inspire you to smile.  People who help you up when you’re down.  People who would never take advantage of you.  People who are honest and genuinely care.  They are the ones worth keeping in your life.  Everyone else is just passing through.
If you feel like your relationships are bringing you down, here are some signs you may be hanging with the wrong crowd:

Meet Transgender Plastic Surgery Freak With "The Most Expensive Body On Earth"!

Celebrated transsexual party-goer and busty blonde, Amanda Lepore, has been labeled as having the most expensive body on earth. Now 46 years old, Amanda had a sex change operation from male to female at the age of 19 and according to her, that was the most painful procedure she’s ever done. More pictures when you continue...

Cute Photos Of Nadia Buari & Her Mum!

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Seyi Shay covers MyStreetz Magazine’s New Issue on Sexism in the Music Industry

Irawo” singer Seyi Shay gives her best pout on the cover of MyStreetz Magazine‘s new issue. Seyi rocks a white satin blouse and a statement necklace on the cover.
For the new issue of the monthly music magazine, publisher Sesan Adeniji and his team, focus on Sexism.
The major story is “Let’s Talk About Sex in the Nigerian Music Industry – How is Seyi Shay and all the Other Ladies Faring?”. The article shines the spotlight on how our Nigerian music divas are pushing the envelope in an industry dominated by men.
The story also looks into female music legends including Onyeka Onwenu, Christy Essien Igbokwe, Salawa Abeni and Stella Monye.
It is currently available on newsstands.

Credits Photography: August Udoh Jewelry: Enjipai Jewelry

Monalisa Chinda sizzling hot in new photos from her magazine

Actress Monalisa Chinda just released these hot photos which she shot for her self titled magazine, Monalisa. More photos when you below...

Justin Bieber’s Mug Shot Released

In the early hours of Thursday, Justin Bieber was arrested for driving under the influence, drag racing and resisting arrest.

His mug shot has been released. At a press conference, a representative for Miami Beach Police revealed that the officer who arrested him “smelled odour of alcoholic beverage.”
The Canadian born singer will be charged with DUI, no valid driver’s license, and resisting arrest.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

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Justin Bieber Arrested for DUI, Drag Racing & Resisting Arrest

Justin Bieber has been arrested in Miami for driving under the influence (DUI), drag racing and resisting arrest. The arrest took place in the early hours of today Thursday 23rd January 2014.
The news was confirmed by Miami Beach Police. The 19 year old pop star had just left a club when he was pulled over for speeding and failed a field sobriety test.
Justin Bieber is also under investigation for allegedly throwing eggs at a neighbor’s home in Los Angeles weeks ago.

PHOTOS: P-Square & Family celebrate Aliona Okoye’s 1st Birthday in Atlanta

Peter and Lola Okoye's daughter, Aliona Okoye, turned one today. See another photo below...

Take a Look at Kanye West’s “Bizarre” Shoot for Interview Magazine

Kanye shot an interesting but bizarre editorial spread for the February issue of Interview Magazine and got interviewed by British film director, Steve McQueen, the director of 12 Years A Slave. See more photos from the spread and a link to the interview below...

Win $1200 in Season 3 of the First Bank Nigeria & The Naked Convos’ “The Writer” Online Reality Competition

The Writer Competition is an online ‘reality’ writing competition created by First Bank of Nigeria Plc. and popular online art and opinion magazine, The Naked Convos (www.thenakedconvos.com). The competition, now in its third year promises to be even bigger.
Just like the first two season, contestants will be given a topic or theme to write on each week and you, the public, as well as the judges, assess them and vote to keep the best writers in the competition until one writer is left standing. Over the last two years, the competition has been exciting and keenly contested across West Africa but this year, everything changes. The competition is bigger and better with more evictions every week and more prize money at stake. Continue...

Genevieve Nnaji signs “N100 Million” Etisalat Ambassador Deal!

Genevieve Nnaji is the new brand ambassador for telecommunications company - Etisalat Nigeria. The deal is reportedly worth N100 Million.

The announcement was made at a press conference at the Wheatbaker Hotel in Lagos where other Etisalat ambassadors including Hakeem Kae-Kazim were present.

The Nollywood star will be the face of Easy Flex, a new package by the company.

Genevieve joins the ever growing list of entertainers who are ambassadors for telecommunication companies in Nigeria.

Ex-Formula One Star Michael Schumacher May be in “Persistent Vegetative State” After Skiing Accident

 
According to new reports,  Michael Schumacher may “never make a full recovery” following his skiing accident.
The 45 year old renowned retired Formula One star was taken to the hospital after hitting his head on a rock while skiing in Meribel. France.
He has been in induced coma for 4 weeks ever since. Reports also claim he has had permanent brain damage and may be in persistent vegetative state; which means he will live in a state of partial arousal rather than complete awarenss.
Michael is married to Corinna Betsch and has two teenage children Gina-Maria and Mick.
Our hearts go out to his family.

Aliko Dangote to invest $300 million in rice production in Nigeria

Nigerian Minister of Agriculture Akin Adesina, who is in Davos with Dangote and others revealed this info on his Twitter page...

Man holds girlfriend hostage after her parents refused to let them get married

A construction worker held his girlfriend hostage on a Chinese rooftop with a meat cleaver for five hours after her parents reportedly refused to approve their marriage.

Hundreds of onlookers and armed police watched as the man stripped to his underwear and ordered his girlfriend to do the same so she would be shamed in front of their neighbours.

He announced he was going to kill her and claimed the 29-year-old regularly had affairs when he went to work, according to various local media reports. Continue...

"Not having sex for 2 years feels good" -Dencia says in new interview

The singer and businesswoman tells Encomium magazine
"Sex is overrated and sex is for lovers who are trying to make babies. I am not trying to do so, it is not in my agenda. Not having sex for two years feels good. I am saving energy and mileage. I have better things to waste energy on. I want to wait till after marriage because I am not in a rush. Marriage is a commitment. I just don't see myself falling inlove, having sex and being both heart broken. I have never been heartbroken. I can't take a heartbreak..and men these days expect anything from them. To avoid heartbreak, if I meet any serious man we will meet the families, no sex for over six months, so in the process they might find out they don't like me so I can quit easily."

"My man can't cheat on me because I satisfy him in everything" - Angela Okorie

Ex Delta soap model cum actress, Angela Okorie in a chat with Sunday Express Entertainment says it takes a man who doesn't get everything from his wife to cheat on her. When asked if she can ever leave her matrimonial home on the bases of infidelity, the pretty actress responded:
"In the first place, it will take a lot before my husband can go for another woman. That can only happen when I don't satisfy him in everything, which I do. It is only when a woman does not satisfy her man in everything that he goes in search of other women." (Erm..I don't think I agree with this). She continues " I've never caught my husband with another woman, so I don't believe all men are polygamous in nature. I don't think so. There are good men and I married one."

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Win 25,000 Euros! Apply for the Ericsson App Awards 2014

If you are a student or run a small & medium sized enterprise focused on app development, this is for you! The 2014 Ericsson App Awards is a great opportunity. Continue...

Russian Billionaire Roman Abramovich’s Girlfriend Sparks Racist Claims for Sitting on a Black Female Mannequin

Dasha Zhukova, the girlfriend of Russian business tycoon Roman Abramovich, has come under fire for a fashion editorial which was unveiled on Martin Luther King’s Day.
MLK Day is a  federal American holiday set aside to celebrate the legend. It was yesterday Monday 20th January 2014.
In the photo for the online magazine – Buro 24/7, Dasha who is also the editor-in-chief of Garage Magazine, is seen sitting on a half naked black woman.
The image was also posted on Instagram, but later deleted and posted again with the image of the black woman cropped out.
Although a white version of the chair is also available, a lot of people on Twitter erupted with allegations that it was racist act and derogatory that it was posted on Martin Luther King’s Day.

"Nigeria will start exporting cars soon" - President Jonathan

President Jonathan said with the new National Automotive Industry Policy introduced by his administration, the country will soon be exporting cars to other countries. He said this while speaking with a delegation of business owners from Anambra State led by the State governor, Peter Obi, who paid him a courtesy visit at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
"If any country will be great, we must industrialise. If Nigeria must be a great country, we must industrialise. To this end, we will continue to encourage industrialists in Anambra. We are totally committed to creating jobs. Nigeria is a country with huge population of youths. If jobs are not created, there will be crisis. The housing, agriculture and power sectors are also receiving attention. In the next few years, Nigeria will begin to export cars to other countries. We are encouraging government to support local manufacturers”President Jonathan said.
The National Automotive Policy seeks to address the issue of low-grade cars being dumped in Nigeria as well as create mass employment and increase human capacity in automotive technology.

“I am Homosexual” – Kenyan Author Binyavanga Wainaina Reveals

One of Africa’s most admired authors Binyavanga Wainaina from Kenya has revealed that he is gay.
His coming out has made Binyavanga one of the highest profile Africans to reveal details about their sexuality.
Homosexual acts are illegal in several African countries; most recently in Nigeria.
Binyavanga Wainaina came out this week by releasing a “lost chapter” from his 2011 memoir “One Day I Will Write About This Place”. To read the full article, click here.
Read excerpts below;

South African Actress Lesego Motsepe Passes Away

Former Isidingo star Lesego Motsepe is dead.
In a statement released by her family, the actress’ body was discovered by her brother at 11 AM on Monday 20th January 2014.
Paramedics declared her dead at 1 PM. She died of natural causes, but the family is the presently waiting for the autopsy report.
In 2011, Lesego announced that she was HIV-positive on World Aids Day and has since become an AIDS ambassador.
A memorial service for the South African star will be held on Thursday at the SABC M1 Studios in Auckland Park.
A spokesperson for the late actress said the service scheduled to take place between 1 PM and 3 PM, will be open to the public, but seating is limited to 300.
Her funeral service will be held on Saturday 25th January 2014 at the Walter Sisulu Memorial, Randburg. Lesego will be laid to rest at the West Park Cemetery.
Adieu.

22yr old college athlete arrested for infecting dozens of men wih HIV

According to a report by Radar Online, 22year old college athlete, Michael Johnson (pictured above) has been arrested for allegedly infecting dozens of men with the HIV virus. 32 tapes of the former wrestler having unprotected sex with men who are not aware of his HIV status were found on his computer. The men were not even aware that he was filming the sex act.

Michael has been charged with five counts of recklessly risking infection of another with HIV since November. Authorities said they have only identified one of the men in the tapes, and are trying to find out the identities of the others; many of the men seen having sex with Johnson might have met him through social media sites, including Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, as well as on campus.

St. Charles County prosecutor Tim Lohmar told KMOV that “it’s safe to say that numerous of those videos were taken inside his dorm room; we know that because we recognize the furniture.” Continue

Introducing Bim Fernandez – The Nigerian Billion-Dollar Heiress is ready to take on Rihanna

Nigerian gemstone tycoon Antonio Deinde Fernandez is so rich, he has his own Island. He also owns a mansion in Larchmont, NY, a house in Brussels, a palace in Nigeria and a French hunting château that once belonged to Napoleon Bonaparte. He owns three private jets and is said to be worth about $8.7 billion. And the lady above is his daughter, 25 year old Abimbola Fernandez, who recently joined the music business.

She released her first single 'Let's Take It Naked', just yesterday and aspires to be the next Rihanna. 
"I think that, unfortunately, everyone’s perception of socialites has been pretty accurate so far, which is what I want to change. People think I’m exactly like Paris Hilton, that I do nothing, I don’t work for myself, I don’t make my own money, I just spend my dad’s money, and I’m a spoiled brat. I hope they’re not right.” Bim as she's called explains why she's following her passion and going into music.

See more photos below...

OFFICIAL Photos: Toke Makinwa & Maje Ayida’s Surprise Wedding!

TV/Radio personality Toke Makinwa married her longtime beau on Wednesday January 15th at a private wedding. She's just released her wedding photos, accompanied by a beautiful message. See more photos below...

Former PDP chairman Bamanga Tukur appointed Chairman Railway Corporation

Immediate past chairman of the People's Democratic Party, PDP, Bamanga Tukur has been appointed Chairman Board of the Nigerian Railway Corporation by President Jonathan.

His appointment was contained in a statement released by Special Assistant (Media) to the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Sam Nwaobasi.

Alhaji Bamaga last week resigned as chairman of PDP. He was replaced with the former Governor of Bauchi State, Adamu Muazu.

Check Out Roberto Cavalli's Sketches for Miley Cyrus “Bangerz” Tour Outfits

Making sure the third part of that trio is perfect for one of the most controversial artists of 2013/14 Miley Cyrus is top designer Roberto Cavalli. Miley is set to begin her Bangerz World Tour on Valentines day, Friday 14th February 2014 and Roberto has released six sketches of costumes she will be performing in.


Roberto took to his blog to talk about what he thinks of Miley. According to Roberto, “Have you seen the costumes I designed for Miley Cyrus for her “The Bangerz World Tour”? I really admire Miley, she has become a complete artist!

Looks like Roberto created these looks with pure admiration. I think Miley’s fans are in for a heck of a treat especially with that nude Swarovski embellished outfit.
Check them out below...

Monday, January 20, 2014

Osaze Peter Odemwingie & Sarah Fallon are Expecting a Second Son in June


The couple who had a stunning fairytale wedding in May 2012, welcomed their first son; Noah in January 2013.
Although Noah was meant to celebrate his 1st birthday today Monday 20th January 2014, a party was held yesterday so that friends and family could attend.
The event was also a baby shower, where guests were asked to come in either blue or pink outfits to guess the sex of the new baby.

 Congrats to the them.

Inside P-Square’s New Luxury Homes in Atlanta

Peter Okoye posted pics of their new home on his instagram page yesterday and wrote:
"Bought ourselves two new homes in Atlanta GA. Thank u Lord. #Hardwork"
See photos from the beautiful new homes below.

Photos from Toke Makinwa and Maje Ayida’s wedding dinner party

A wedding dinner party was organized for newly weds Toke Makinwa & Maje Ayida by their friends, Abi and Funke Kuku on Saturday January 18th at their home. In attendance were close friends of the couple including Tiwa and Teebillz, Gbemi Olateru Olagbegi, Waje, Omawumi and April by Kunbi designer, Kunbi Oyelese. See photos below...

Saturday, January 18, 2014

SURPRISE! Toke Makinwa & Maje Ayida Secretly Tie the Knot in Lagos

Toke Makinwa and Maje Ayida got married on Wednesday January 15 after their dramatic breakup. And according to sources, the wedding was totally unexpected! Even the bride was unaware of it.
Here's how it all went down...

San Francisco Woman Loses $ 200,000 to Nigerian Scammer on Christian Mingle Dating Site

A Woman in San Francisco, California, USA has lost $ 200,000 to a Nigerian scammer through an online dating site – Christian Mingle. Names of the woman are being withheld.
According to reports by San Francisco Gate, the 66 year old woman was led to believe that the Nigerian scammer was a British citizen stuck at sea on a Scottish oil rig.

Investigators who traced the man’s Skype account and e-mail address to Nigeria, revealed that the man communicated with her all the time via phone and sms as well as sent her flowers.
He later asked her to loan him money to run a business. The Nigerian scammer is said to have created a fake website, where the woman was listed as an official of the company.

The divorcee wired  $200,000 from her retirement account to a Turkish bank as requested by the scammer. After she realized that she has been conned, she immediately notified authorities.
An associate of the scammer Wisdom Onokpite showed up at the Turkish Bank to withdraw the money, and was arrested immediately. Wisdom is said to have entered Turkey with a fake passport.

The news puts the spotlight on the increase of online fraud.

Check Out the nominees for the 2014 Oscar Awards

The 2014 Oscar nominees list is out and some African actors are really shining this year. Chiwetel Ejiofor got a Best Actor nomination for his role in '12 Years a Slave', while Kenyan beauty Lupita Nyong'o got a Best Supporting actress nomination for same movie. Somalian Barkhad Abdi got Best Supporting actor nomination for his role as the main villain in Captain Phillips.

American Hustle and Gravity lead this year's Oscars with 10 nominations each, followed by 12 Years a Slave with 9. Captain Phillips - 6. Dallas Buyers Club - 6. Nebraska - 6. Her - 5 and The Wolf of Wall Street - 5. See the full list of nominations below..

Man receives 20 lashes for being gay in Bauchi - BBC report

According to a report by the BBC, a 20 year old man in Bauchi received 20 lashes seven years after he stopped being gay. Nawa o!! Find the report below...
A Nigerian man has received 20 lashes after an Islamic court in the northern city of Bauchi convicted him of homosexual offences.
Under Islamic law, courts can punish homosexual acts by stoning to death.
But the judge said he took into account that the Muslim man, Mubarak Ibrahim, 20, carried out the acts seven years ago, and had stopped the practice.

Paul Okoye shares new pic of fiancee and son

Paul shared the pic on his instagram page. cute!

PHOTOS: Rihanna in sexy swimwear as she bathes in a pond in Brazil

BadGal Riri pictured in a very revealing low-cut thong monokini as she took a dip in a botanical garden in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil yesterday. See more photos below...