Sunday, 8 December 2013
On the one hand, you’re not alone. Many people are putting off marriage these days. On the other hand, a lot of Christians are still marrying young. Which means you’re feeling a little bit like God left you behind on this one.
I mean, really: it’s not like you’re praying for a Ferrari, or a million dollars, or for lightning to strike your neighbor’s cat. Maybe, with clenched fists, you’ve told God: “This was your idea. You said it wasn’t good for man to be alone.”
Valentine’s Day doesn’t help. Images of candy and flowers get old pretty quick. And time spent in the presence of other couples makes you wonder if a Relationship is just the sort of fresh coat of paint that might make you finally visible to the world. And let’s face it, this isn’t the sort of issue over which the Christian subculture is getting any less obsessive or condescending.
We love weddings, proposals and romantic stories here and are convinced that you all do too! So this cute couple should put a smile on your face. Chicago bull dancer Ariana Rosado was pleasantly surprised by a proposal from her boyfriend Shane Zackery during the third quarter of a game between the Chicago Bulls and Miami Heat.
In the middle of a performance by the Chicago Bulls dance squad, ‘The Luvabulls’ the music suddenly changes to “Marry You” from Bruno Mars. While the other dancers were completely aware of what was going on, Ariana was caught off guard by what was to happen next.
Congratulations to the couple! :)
Saturday, 7 December 2013
"I am the next Nelson Mandela,"I'm only 36 years old, and when I look at everything I've accomplished, it's the only comparison that makes any sense. By the time I'm 95, I'm going to be a bigger hero than he ever was. "Nelson Mandela did a lot of good work, don't get me wrong. But I think I'm on track to do something even bigger.
Aww, it's great to see that rappers Ikechukwu and Naeto C are still as close as ever. If you remember some years back the pair were practically inseparable. Ikechukwu shared this picture of entertainer Dbanj', Naeto C and his beautiful wife and yummy mummy Nicole who carried their adorable baby boy. We think it's time for these three men to release a hit together!
'Not Everybody Is Happy To See Me Rise'- Singer Chidinma Talks About The Unexpected Blessings That Came From Her Alleged Sex Tape
MTN Project fame winner Chidinma was recently plagued by rumours that she had featured in a sex tape which was leaked online. Of course we all knew it was untrue!
Now she confidently speaks about how she used the unpleasant experience to her own good.
I woke up one morning and I was greeted on the internet with ‘Chidinma and sex tape’. I was worried primarily because of my mother. I didn’t let her see the video but I had to show her the photos.
I didn’t want to go out that day. I couldn’t go out. But my mum felt otherwise. She told me to ignore the mischief makers. I almost took some actions but I thought against it. I met Sound Sultan on a set. He told me, ‘Babe, you are now a star.
Nigerian Couple Adejoru Bammeke And Jessica Ogunyemi Who Were Involved In £19million 'Phishing' Scam Are Sentenced to Jail
A young British couple were part of a global internet banking scam which could have netted a phenomenal £19million after hacking the accounts of nearly 2,500 people.
The plot, masterminded by a gang in the West African country, involved sending fake emails to customers of banks including Barclays and Halifax.
The emails told recipients that their accounts had been hacked and asked them to complete a form with their log-in details.
But when victims obliged, Bammeke stepped in and helped the gang log in to steal money.
Fashion marketing student Ogunyemi, his girlfriend at the time, helped him launder the proceeds by putting funds in accounts, hiding cash and allowing him to buy her a £2,400 Vauxhall Corsa.
On May 20, 2012, 18 year-old Takunda Mavima was driving home drunk from a party when he lost control and crashed his car into an off-ramp near Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Riding in the car were 17 year-old, Tim See, and 15 year-old, Krysta Howell. Both were killed in the accident.
Takunda Mavima lived.
Mavima pleaded guilty to all charges and was sentenced to between 30 months and 15 years in prison.
Despite their unimaginable grief and anger, both the sister and the father of victim, Tim See, gave a moving address to the court on behalf of Mavima, urging the judge to give him a light sentence.
And when the hearing ended, the victim’s family made their way across the courtroom to embrace, console, and publicly forgive Mavima.
The ex wife of Nigerian musician 9ice took to her website yesterday to release the following piece with regards from the recent negative media attention Nigerian on air personality Toke Makinwa has been receiving.
Let me start by saying, we sometimes avoid those touchy subjects because we wish to avoid “drama” but Cyber Bullying is one concept it seems we are yet to get a full grasp on its consequences. Currently, in America there is a full campaign launched against bullying in general, where different celebs have been actively campaigning to stop bullying. We have seen cases of young ones committing suicide because they couldn’t handle the bullying. I pray and hope things don’t get this far in my motherland, although I suspect it may have and we just don’t document it as much.
For the sake of time, I will try not to over talk but a lot has to be said to make my point very clear so kindly excuse the long read, (I tend to do that when im passionate about something). I know a lot keep quiet to avoid backlash but hey, it is what it is.
I have seen it happen to celebrities and non celebrities alike, some notable names being Tonto Dikeh, Dbanj, and most especially Karen Igho, just to name a few.
Its like the general mentality has become, if you ever become the topic on certain blogs, get ready to either grow thick skin or have a mini heart attack. We are not all built the same so lets hope those who will still be victim, do the former.
This trend of Vicious, Nasty, Bitter comments can make your skin crawl. Yeah, nobody holy pass and I am certainly not an angel, we tease each other all the time, some of us even enjoy a bit of fashion police when we see things outright wrong but we should also know where to draw the line. I am sure we can all make our point without being outright wicked.
I have seen some comments about an outfit I wore to a concert on Bella Naija that made me laugh, like, these people got jokes for days. They were not what I would have liked to hear but they were also not wicked or cruel. but I digress!
They say as a celeb you are meant to have thick skin, but in the same token, as a human being we must all set good examples for those who look up to us. Imagine having a generation of people who see nothing wrong with hurting each other all in the name of fun.
The groups for the 2014 Fifa World Cup finals in Brazil have now been drawn and as you can see it promises to be action packed when the opener between Brazil v Croatia kicks off in 188 days. Yes we are that excited. Look out for our review early next year on the best hotels to stay at if you're lucky enough to travel their for the competition. Meanwhile who will you be routing for?
Nelson Mandela was born on July 18, 1918, into a royal family of the Xhosa-speaking Thembu tribe in the South African village of Mvezo. While studying law as a young man, he became involved in the movement against racial discrimination, forging key relationships with black and white activists and in 1944 he joined the African National Congress (ANC) and helped establish its youth league, the ANCYL.
Mandela’s commitment to activism intensified after the 1948 introduction of the apartheid.
'Boxing is egalitarian. In the ring, rank, age, color and wealth are irrelevant' wrote Mandela in his autobiography, Long Walk to Freedom.
Wedding: This photograph taken in 1957 shows South African anti-apartheid leader and African National Congress (ANC) member Nelson Mandela posing with his wife Winnie during their wedding.
Visit to London: Nelson Mandela visited the capital of the UK in 1962 to visit Oliver Tambo - a fellow anti-apartheid activist - visible in the background is the Big Ben clocktower and the Houses of Parliament.
On 12 June 1964 - Nelson Mandela was sentenced to life for sabotage: Mandela - a lawyer by training - told the court: 'I do not deny that I planned sabotage. I did not plan it in a spirit of recklessness nor because I have any love of violence. I planned it as a result of a calm and sober assessment of the political situation that had arisen after many years of tyranny, exploitation and oppression of my people by the whites.'
This picture taken on June 16, 1964 shows eight men, among them anti-apartheid leader and African National Congress (ANC) member Nelson Mandela, sentenced to life imprisonment in the Rivonia trial leaving the Palace of Justice in Pretoria with their fists raised in defiance through the barred windows of the prison car.
Historic: In this Feb. 11, 1990 file photo, Nelson Mandela, left, and his wife, Winnie, walk out of the Victor Verster prison in Paarl, near Cape Town, South Africa, after Mandela had spent 27 years in jail.
Wednesday, 4 December 2013
If you missed Waje exclusive interview in Zen Magazine then you'll be pleased to know that you can read the whole interview courtesy of Zen Magazine.
Singer Waje who looks stunning on the magazine cover talks about her inspirations and celebrity crushes in this interview.
Media personality Toke is back with another Vlog to get you inspired.
If your dealing with a very dry spell in your relationship then you might want to watch this!
'If anything happens to me tonight just let my kids know I loved them dearly and tell my momma I love her,' Michelle Rowling, 25, posted on Monday.
My name is Ranti Onayemi and I am a Nigerian residing in Denver, Colorado.
I'm a University of Colorado graduate with a BA of Science in Marketing.
I wear many hats. I'm a Designer Specialist at a reputable retail chain.
In addition, I own a business as a consigner of luxury high end goods, I'm an interior designer and recently started my fashion blog.
I'll translate my style as chic, classic with a touch of edge. I truly enjoy ladylike as well as men's inspired looks. Minimalist yet fashion forward.
Stephanie Okereke Linus Joins Forces With Companies To Help Conduct Free VVF Surgical Operations For 22 Women in Cross River
Nollywood actress Stephanie Okereke Linus is such a gem. As if we didn't love her enough she continuously gives us more reasons to.
Stephanie partnered with the Extended Hands Foundation at the General Hospital Ogoja, Cross River and with the help of Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company, free surgical operations were conducted for 22 women living with Vesicovaginal fistula (VVF).
Stephanie took to social media to thank organisers and share pictures from her inspiring experience.
Nigerian Business Tycoon Folorunsho Alakija Covers Forbes Woman Africa Magazine’s December 2013 To January 2014 Issue
Adorable couple Peter Okoye of P-Square and Lola Omotayo-Okoye tied the knot traditionally on Saturday 17th November 2013 at the Ark, Lekki, Lagos.
We've seen the stunning pictures, now it's time for the video. Watch the highlights of their joyous union brought to you by HIP TV!
A single film in—and with Oscar buzz already—the compelling star of 12 Years a Slave is just getting started. But as she makes clear, being a newcomer doesn’t mean being naive.
Lupita Nyong’o wants to change the subject. The 30-year-old actress, who landed her starring role in 12 Years a Slavebefore she even graduated the Yale School of Drama, has let it slip she keeps a journal, but as far as the secrets scrawled in it go, she won’t say.
Tuesday, 3 December 2013
The Red Sheet magazine feature their Top 32 Celebrities of 2013 in their December issue.
When they finally got together, everyone knew it was meant to be. Among the many things they had in common, the couple bonded over their mutual adoration of "Star Trek," old movies, fried bologna sandwiches and God.
They were married just a week. It was the best week ever. And then, it was the worst.
But even after the accident that took her husband, her leg and part of her colon as the couple returned from their honeymoon, Bradford hasn't lost her faith.
From her bed at Atlanta's Grady Memorial Hospital, where she spent most of November, Bradford smiles as she replays the details of her wedding day.
It was Saturday, October 19. She had turned 31 the week before. It rained that morning; she and her bridesmaids put trash bags over their heads to protect their hair. They ran out to Walmart to pick up lipstick, bought coffee at Starbucks and got ready in the dance hall at High Praise Worship Center in Panama City, Florida.
Bradford's sister-in-law did her makeup, and her maid of honor did her hair. Before the ceremony, the bridal party sat and prayed for God to bless them.