Thursday, October 21, 2010

Nigerian Music Video Awards 2010 Nominees




This Tattoo Na Die...........

What do you think????

Tina Knowles Says Beyonce Is Not Pregnant 'Right Now'

Yesterday, a story spread like wildfire that Beyonce Knowles is expecting her first child with husband, Jay Z. But, her fashion designer mother, Tina Knowles, put those rumors to rest on 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show.'

"I heard that, but I'm here to clear the rumors up. The truth is that it's not Beyoncé that's pregnant, it's me," joked Tina. "I'm kidding ya'll. I'm 56."

She clarified that the rumor was "not true."

And, though she says the 'Dreamgirls' star is not pregnant "right now," Tina added, "I'm looking forward to it. With all the rumors, by now I should have five or six grandchildren."

As previously reported, Us Weekly broke the story that the 16-time Grammy Award-winning singer and actress is in her first trimester and that the pregnancy was not planned.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Nicki Minaj Dolls Up for ‘Pink Friday’ Cover

Nicki Minaj's Album Artwork for her anticipated album 'Pink Friday' like very much.......

EBONY turns 65!

Ebony is 65! The magazine America has grown to love and cherish is making a big splash to commemorate over six decades of telling our stories like no one else. To start, we have lush photographs on a special gatefold cover of Samuel L. Jackson, Usher and Nia Long, Mary J. Blige and Taraji P. Henson

Called from

Pics of the day........

She is Yoruba foreign artist based abroad...don't you just love her face?'s smooth like chocolate.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Uti Nwachukwu Wins Big Brother All Star

Nigeria has won the Big Brother Africa reality show for the second ’year’ running.

Nigeria’s representative in the novel BBA All Stars edition Uti Nwachukwu was tonight announced winner after an interesting 91 days in the house.

Uti, 27 and Munya, 24 from Zimbabwe were the last two contestants in the house. Both guys, with their national flags hanging on their shoulders, and anxiety written on their faces, waited as host IK worked the audience as he prepared to announce the winner.
And so it is that at 7:45PM Nigerian time, IK announced Uti as the winner.
And Munya wept; as Uti jumped up, broke into dance and songs and sang the Nigerian national anthem proudly.
Interestingly, Munya was leading in polls for several weeks, and considered by many as a sure contender for the big prize. But, apparently, Nigerians, with huge numbers on their side, voted for their own. The Nigerians are not alone though – seven other countries voted heavily for Uti, according to IK.
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A big congrats to our guy Uti for winning the big cash.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Lets Talk Pimples Talk

What are Pimples?

Bacterial infection in the overactive oil glands situated at the base of the skin generally leads to the formation of Pimples. They are usually pus-filled raised bumps on the skin. Pimples are ugly to look at and most time considered a source of social embarrassment. The face, neck, chest, back and even shoulders are some of the most common sites of this infection.

Frequent breakouts of Pimples are referred to as Acne. Infected blackheads and whiteheads usually lead to the formation of Pimples. Contrary to the popular belief, Pimples are not caused due to dirt, sweat, or consumption of oily foods, chocolates, etc.

Pics of the day........

Nikki Minaj & Rihanna
Don't you just love the tatoo under Rihanna's arm?....and Nikki, those hips don't lie...

Cartoons I watched as a kid.....

Someone asked me how old I am and I told him he should take a wide guess, he said I should mention some of  the cartoons I watched when I was can you take a wide guess from these cartoons?....did you guys watch these cartoons aswell??

Renowned Nigerian Designer Deola Sagoe on CNN

The international media continues to ‘knock on our door’ and seem to be trying to understand the Nigerian fashion industry. A few months ago, CNN spotlighted the Nigerian Fashion industry and highlighted the ‘tailor-made’ fashion system which is commonplace in Nigeria.

Once again, in a seeming continuation of the previous feature, they tackle the same topic as CNN reporter, Nima Elbagir explored the Lagos fabric markets, purchased ankara fabric and got an item sown for her.
The feature then transitioned to a more upmarket focus as they visited renowned Nigerian designer, Deola Sagoe. Deola spoke eloquently about the Nigerian and African fashion industry and the how Africa has a lot of inspiration has been borrowed from Africa by the West via “tribal” fashion. According to Deola, “...Now, its a renaissance, we are claiming back what is ours“.

The feature also showcased other aspects of the Deola Sagoe brand including their recently launched line of Polos and Denim.

I’ll tell you what they say about Deola Sagoe, they say, go to her if you are an ugly duckling and she will turn you into a swan

Source: bellanaija

Friday, October 15, 2010

Happy Birthday Fela!

If he didn’t pass away on August 2nd 1997, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, Nigerian Afrobeat maestro, prophet and about the most revolutionary musician-bandleader from Nigeria, would have clocked 72 today.

Fela was a prophet who was appreciated by people home and abroad – except for different Nigerian governments who found his lyrics too harsh and too piercing. He was a thorn in their flesh, and they did all they could, to get rid of him.

Fela made music, loads of it. For everything he was known for: women, weed, wine, politics, advocacy, polygamy and even teaching, the most important tool Fela used to shape his world was his music. The lyrics are fierce and real; the music rich, detailed and intense. No wonder over a decade after his death, his amazing discography continues to be on heavy demand across the world. Afrobeat bands are springing up everywhere possible, Fela biographies are sitting on bestsellers’ lists and the broadway show Fela! is already a global hit and multiple award winner.

source: thenetng

T.I. Sent Back to Prison for 11 Months

T.I. had his probation revoked during a court hearing earlier today (October 15) and was sentenced to 11 months in prison. The sentence stems from a recent arrest in which cops found marijuana, codeine and ecstasy in the rapper's vehicle while he was still on probation for federal gun possession. Tip reportedly told the judge he needed help for drug addiction and begged the judge not to be sent back to prison. 
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Too bad he just had to end up in prison again...

Its A Boy!!!!!!!!!

Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz became proud parents! Their little bundle of joy, Egypt Dauode Dean, was born late last night, Oct. 14, at St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital in New York.

Friend Mary J. Blige tweeted about the birth first, "I'm So excited 2 Congratulate my brother @ therealswizzz and @Alicia keys on there (sic) New, baby, boy!!!!!!!" And, proud papa Swizz Beatz wasn't far behind with a message of his own: "I'm so thankful for everything I been blessed with in my life wowwwwww! #realtalk"

Congrats Alicia & Swizz......

Thursday, October 14, 2010

The New 50 Naira Independence Note

The New Note
President Goodluck Jonathan, formally launched the N50 commemorative notes and non circulating coins, as part of activities to mark Nigeria’s 50th independence anniversary.

The new note is expected to exist side by side with the old one, while the coins will serve as souvenirs during the anniversary.

While speaking at the occasion, the governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, stated that the new note, which is designed to commemorate the anniversary, is obviously the same with the circulating N50.

The only difference, he noted, is the addition of the 50th anniversary logo, a gold iridescent band, and a goodwill message written in varnish.

“The new note will circulate side by side with the existing N50 polymer notes. While some of the commemorative coins are produced in 22 carat gold, others are gold plated silver
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Hey did you all get that?....the old note is still spendable ooo....I stumbled on an argument between an okada rider and his passenger, and the rider refused to collect the old note saying theres now a new note...Nigerians

'The Social Network' - The Top Ten Movie at The Box Office

The social Network(Movie about how facebook was founded) stays at the top of the Box office chart after the second week of release

Ikechukwu Confirms His Exist From Mo’hits

Ikechukwu has been fraught with controversy concerning his exit from Storm and later affiliation with Mo’hits and another exit again, from Mo’hits.
During his radio interview with Toolz on The Beat 99.9 FM, he confirmed his move away from Mo’hits but wouldn't make further comments on the issue. He also said that he was on good terms with former label mate, Naeto C.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Jokes Jokes Jokes

Little Johnny

The kindergarten class had a homework assignment to find out about something exciting and relate it to the class the next day. When the time came for the little kids to give their reports, the teacher was calling on them one at a time.

She was reluctant to call upon little Johnnie, knowing that he
sometimes could be a bit crude. But eventually his turn came.
Little Johnnie walked up to the front of the class, and with a piece
of chalk, made a small white dot on the blackboard, then sat back down. Well the teacher couldn't figure out what Johnnie had in mind for his report on something exciting, so she asked him just what that was.

"It's a period," reported Johnnie.

"Well I can see that," she said. "But what is so exciting about a period."

"Damned if I know," said Johnnie, "but this morning my sister said she missed one. Then Daddy had a heart attack, Mommy fainted and the man next door shot himself."

Stylish First Lady

I don't think I remember seeing much of the former presidents wife's style.But Michelle Obama, shes a stylish one, and I love her smile, its so wide and captivating don;t you think?

Monday, October 11, 2010

Forbes Americas's Youngest Billionaires

Net Worth: $1.4 billion
Source: Facebook
Age: 26
America's youngest billionaire is eight days younger than his former Harvard roommate Mark Zuckerberg. Facebook's first chief technology officer, he left in 2008 to start Asana, a software company that allows individuals and small companies to better collaborate. For now, his entire fortune comes from his 6 percent stake in Facebook.

Net Worth: $6.9 billion
Source: Facebook
Age: 26
The Harvard dropout and Facebook CEO was the biggest percentage gainer on this year's Forbes 400 list and the unwitting star of box-office hit "The Social Network." Last month he agreed to donate $100 million to Newark's troubled schools.


Net Worth: $1.15 billion
Source: Facebook
Age: 28
Brazilian-born Saverin co-founded Facebook with Harvard classmate Mark Zuckerberg and for a brief time had a one-third stake. When Zuckerberg quit school to relocate to California, Saverin stayed behind to graduate. A year later Facebook sued him; he countersued. The parties settled with Saverin apparently getting a 5 percent stake and co-founder bio on Facebook's site.

Net Worth: $15 billion
Source: Google
Age: 37
Emigrated from Russia at age 6; his mother was a research scientist at NASA. He met Larry Page in computer science Ph.D. program at Stanford and dropped out in 1998 to start Google. Brin now focuses on raising margins with Instant Search and building new businesses in communications, and he invests in space travel initiatives and Parkinson's research on the side.

Net Worth: $15 billion
Source: Google
Age: 37
The Google co-founder dropped out of his Stanford Ph.D. program in 1998 to start the search engine. Nowadays his personal passions include buying up chunks of residential Palo Alto for a network of houses that use new types of fuel cells, geothermal energy and rainwater capture. He also rides a Zero X electric dirt bike and an electric sports car from Tesla Motors, in which he and Sergey Brin are investors. Page is a board member of the X Prize Foundation, a nonprofit looking for breakthroughs in genomics, energy and space exploration.
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Am just imagining having 100 million ...not even billion o, damn thats a lot of money would you do with that sort of cash if you had it??

Friday, October 8, 2010

Cecilia Ibru gets six months in jail

Cecilia Ibru, the former managing director of Oceanic Bank PLC, is to spend six months in jail and forfeit over N150 billion naira in assets and cash.
The former managing director was convicted of bank and securities fraud earlier today by a federal high court in Ikoyi, Lagos, presided over by Justice Dan Abutuin .
The judge said Mrs. Ibru will not get one month credit for time already spent in EFCC custody during her arrest and interrogation. Her six months jail time would run concurrently. She was convicted on several counts of bank and security fraud.
Mrs. Ibru has vast assets throughout the world and some of the properties at stake include:
1. Good Shepherd House, IPM Avenue , Opp Secretariat, Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos (registered in the name of Ogekpo Estate Managers)
2. Residential block with 19 apartments on 34, Bourdillon Road , Ikoyi (registered in the name of Dilivent International Limited).
3. 20 Oyinkan Abayomi Street, Victoria Island (remainder of lease or tenancy upto 2017).
4. 57 Bourdillon Road , Ikoyi.
5. 5A George Street , Ikoyi, (registered in the name of Michaelangelo Properties Limited),
6. 5B George Street , Ikoyi, (registered in the name of Michaelangelo Properties Limited).
7. 4A Iru Close, Ikoyi, (registered in the name of Michaelangelo Properties Limited).
8. 4B Iru Close, Ikoyi, (registered in the name of Michaelangelo Properties Limited).
9. 16 Glover Road , Ikoyi (registered in the name of Michaelangelo Properties Limited).
10. 35 Cooper Road , Ikoyi, (registered in the name of Michaelangelo Properties Limited).
11. Property situated at 3 Okotie-Eboh, SW Ikoyi. 12. 35B Isale Eko Avenue , Dolphin Estate, Ikoyi.
13. 38A Isale Eko Avenue , Dolphin Estate, Ikoyi (registered in the name of Meeky Enterprises Limited).
14. 38B Isale Eko Avenue , Dolphin Estate, Ikoyi (registered in the name of Aleksander Stankov).
15. Multiple storey multiple user block of flats under construction 1st Avenue , Banana Island , Ikoyi, Lagos , (with beneficial interest therein purchased from the developer Ibalex).
16. 226, Awolowo Road , Ikoyi, Lagos (registered in the name of Ogekpo Estate Managers).
17. 182, Awolowo Road , Ikoyi, Lagos , (registered in the name of Ogekpo Estate Managers)
18. 12-storey Tower on one hectare of land at Ozumba Mbadiwe Water Front, Victoria Island .
19. 5, Adeola Odeku Street, Victoria Island, Lagos (registered in the name of Casi Properties & Investment Ltd).
20. 18A, Adetokubo Ademola Street , Victoria Island, Lagos (registered in the name of Casi Properties & Investment Ltd).
21. 270, Ozumba Mbadiwe , Victoria Island, Lagos (registered in the name of Casi Properties & Investment Ltd)
22. 270, Ozumba Mbadiwe , Victoria Island, Lagos (registered in the name of Ogekpo Estate Managers Limited).
23. 15,000 square metres of land at Okunade Water Front, Lekki Peninsula .
24. 7,000 square metres of land at Okunade Water Front, Lekki Peninsula - (registered in the name of Melake Properties Limited).
25. 8,000 square metres of land at Okunade Water Front, Lekki Peninsula - (registered in the name of (Casi Properties Limited). 26. 1,000,000 square metres of land in Lekki.
27. 101 hectares of land along Lekki Expressway behind Chevron Nigeria .
28. 103 hectares of land bought from Dom Gas
29. Plot 5, Igbo-Efon, Off Lekki/Ajah Expressway, Victoria Island, Lagos by 1004 (registered in the name of Casi Properties & Investment Ltd)
30. Block 6, Flat 1 &2, Femi Okunnu H/Scheme Phase IV- Lekki (registered in the name of Oceanic Homes Savings & Loans Ltd)
31. One storey building at 50 Marina , Lagos .
32. 10 storey building at 60 Marina , Lagos .
33. 60, Marine View, Apongbon, Marina , Lagos (registered in the name of Dele Oye & Associates)
34. 10, Sobo Arobidu Street , Ikeja, GRA (registered in the name of Jeedab Fibre Limited).
35. Property at 10A Sobo Arobiodu Street , Ikeja (registered in the name of Chiaroscuro Limited).
36. AP Filling Station (Beside Former Hotel Bobby) Onipanu Lagos , (registered in the name of Vivi Oil Investments Limited).
37. Building at 154, Ikorodu Road , Lagos (registered in the name of Casi Properties & Investment Ltd).
38. Ilemba Hausa Road , Ajamgbadi, Lagos (registered in the name of Vivi Oil & Gas Company Limited).
39. Land at Iyana Ipaja Round About, Iyana Ipaja, Lagos , (registered in the name of Vivi Oil Investments Limited).
40. Building at 7, Randle Road , Apapa, Lagos , (registered in the name of Ogekpo Estate Managers Limited)
41. Block 34, Flat 6, LSDPC Housing Estate, Ebute-Metta Lagos (registered in the name of Ogekpo Estate Managers Limited)
42. Three residential towers at Port Harcourt , GRA. 43. 22 Sani Abacha Way, Port Harcourt, GRA (registered in the name of Velvox Investment Company Limited).
44. Metro Plaza Building , 991/992 Zakari Maimalari Street , Central Area, Zone 5, Abuja , (registered in the name of Abinof Food Company Limited).
45. The 4 Floor Building at Herbert Macaulay Way , Wuse Zone 6, Abuja (registered in the name of Casi Properties and Investment Ltd).
46. Metro Plaza Building, ANNEXE B, Zakariya Maimalari Street, Cadastral Zone, AOO, C.B.D, Abuja (registered in the name of MST Properties West Africa Ltd).
47. Flats 1-4, Block D33, Abuja Games Village , Abuja (registered in the name of Convent Trade & Services Limited).
48. Block D33 (Flat 1-4) Games Village , Abuja (registered in the name of Casi Properties and Investment Ltd).
49. Block B40, Flat 5 & 6, Zone 3, Gymnastic Games Village (registered in the name of Oceanic Homes Savings & Loans Limited).
50. Executive Guest House, 4 bedroom Bungalow, Ndanuba Street , Maitama, Abuja (registered in the name of Ogekpo Estate Manager Limited). 51. Executive Guest House, Ali Akilu Crescent , Asokoro, Abuja , (registered in the name of Ogekpo Estate Managers Limited).
51. 29 Real estates in Dubai
52. Seven residential properties in Dubai
53. 15 Real Property in South Africa
54. Other properties in London, England
55. Abridged Shares In listed Nigerian Companies without limitation:
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Omg ... just one person has all this assets??....and there are people out there that dont have a roof over their heads or can't even afford a days meal and one woman has all these assets...very interesting don't you think??

Source: 234next

Kenyan Polygamist Dies Leaving Behind 100 Widows

Ancentus “Danger” Akuku, a polygamist from Kenya, has passed away at 93.  Danger, who had over 100 wives since his first marriage in 1939, fathered more than 200 children... and his youngest was just 3-months.

But Danger wasn't a dead beat dad.  He  founded two elementary schools to educate his kids as well as a church for his family to attend.
Some of his kids are also doctors and engineers.
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Baba you try well well o....more than 200 kids??

Michelle Obama Tops Forbes "Most Powerful Women" List

Forbes magazine has released their list of most powerful women in the world.
Topping this year's list is Michelle Obama who beat out Kraft Foods Chief Executive Irene Rosenfeld (No 2) and Oprah Winfrey (No 3).
In addition to the First Lady, Lady Gaga ranks (No 7) on the list alongside Ellen Degeneres (No10) and Hilary Clinton (No 5).
Other notables on the list include Beyonce (No 9), Nancy Pelosi (No 11), Sarah Palin (No 16), and Justice Sonia Sotomayor (No 19).
Forbes changed the way it ranked women this year and based the list less on wealth and power and more on creative influence and entrepreneurship.
Moira Forbes, Vice President and publisher of ForbesWoman, spoke on the “Most Powerful Women” saying,
"They have built companies and brands, sometimes by non-traditional means and they have broken through gender barriers in areas of commerce, politics, sports and media and cultural zeitgeist, and thereby affecting the lives of millions, sometimes billions of people."

Thursday, October 7, 2010

What Ever Happened To Her??

Toni Braxton
Heard she filed for bankruptcy and this is the second time she is doing so.....Do you remember Toni of those days?..'He wasn't man enough for me', 'Spanish Guitar'....

Pics Thanks to Gettyimages

What Do You Think?????

So what do you honestly think about this boots??

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Security agency blames rain for failure to stop blasts

In a curious admission of laxity, the State Security Service (SSS) has said that it received warnings more than 30 hours prior to last week’s Independence Day bombings in Abuja.
It, however, blamed the early morning rain for its lack of ability to prevent the deadly acts. The twin blasts, which killed 16 people, have triggered concerns about national security alertness after the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) claimed it sent warnings to state agencies five days ahead of the killings.
Initial plot foiled
The SSS said on Monday that it nipped an initial plot scheduled two days earlier -Wednesday- by evacuating vehicles around the Three Arms Zone, but said the perpetrators “apparently” mixed with motorists to plant the lethal cars, during the Friday morning rains.
The SSS, in a statement yesterday, said, “On 1st October 2010, the Eagles Square and its environs were effectively cordoned-off and appropriate measures were put in place to prevent any untoward incident. However, the rain showers of that morning provided the leeway for double parking by motorists. In the process, the perpetrators apparently gained access to park on the road side as well.”
Henry Okah, the alleged leader of the MEND, was charged in South Africa yesterday for terrorism, in connection with the bombings. The SSS said it has made nine arrests so far, and all have direct links with Mr. Okah, the incident, and some “unscrupulous prominent elements”. It said the names of their sponsors would not be released since the investigations are not completed.
The statement, signed by Marilyn Ogar, the agency’s assistant director of public relations, said the SSS, with its head office about one kilometre from the scene of the explosions, received its first intelligence on the bombings, three days earlier -on Tuesday, September 28, 2010, about 1.30pm.
“As soon as the information was received,” the agency said, it foiled the initial plot, which was billed for Wednesday, September 29, to scare foreign dignitaries from attending the October 1st Golden Jubilee celebrations.
In the warnings it received, the Three Arms Zone, which hosts the Presidency, the National Assembly, and the Supreme Court, is said to have been targeted for bombings. The Service said it contacted the military, which provided three towing trucks to be combined with those of the SSS, for the removal of vehicles around the area.
The operations lasted from 2.15pm to 6.30pm Tuesday, and nine “abandoned” vehicles were towed away, the Service said. Of these, two were near the SSS headquarters, two facing the villa gate and the NASS, two close to the Louis Edet police headquarters, one at the Eagle Square, and two around Apo legislative quarters.
“It is worthy of note that out of the seven vehicles removed from the Three Arms Zone, four are yet to be collected,” the statement continued.
The operation later extended to the Federal Road Safety Corps, with a mandate to remove unclaimed vehicles in other parts of the federal capital territory. That lasted till October 1st morning, and saw the removal of 65 vehicles, according to the agency.
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I have tried to stay away from anything political in nature on my blog but I came across this new detail and I couldn't help it....'security agency blames rain??...thats just some lame excuse. Its only in 9ja people give excuses for not doing their jobs well.....blames rain...funny...very funny....

Ini Edo Actress and Now A Producer

Earlier this year, Ini completed filming and production of her production debut “Memories Of My Heart“. The trailer for the movie hit the web some months ago and fans had been eagerly awaiting its official debut.
The movie was co-produced by Emem Isong and stars Ramsey Nouah, Monalisa Chinda, Nse Ikpe Etim, Kofi Adjorlolo and Desmond Elliot.
The synopsis of the movie outlines the plot:
“Memories of the Heart” tells the story of Halle an aspiring actress who had attended several auditions without getting a role. She finally gets her chance when she claims to be Bankole Da Silva’s fiancĂ©, an oil magnate she’s never met. She’s given the role on the condition that Bankole funds the movie. Halle now struggles to get out of the web she has spun for herself. Just as Halle gets Bankole’s attention, Bankole suffers a terrible accident leaving him with amnesia. Dr. Dammie, a female doctor nurses him back to health and into her waiting arms. As the relationship deepens, Halle reappears on the scene throwing Bankole into a state of confusion.
According to Ini, Memories of my heart is a love story. It’s a feel-good movie to make you fall in love again and I assure you, after watching it, you will
The official premiere event takes place on the 15th of October 2010 in Ikoyi, Lagos, Nigeria.

Source: bellanaija

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Fashion Collective in Tribute to Nigeria at 50 & Celebrating the Formidable African Woman....“La Dame, La Muse” by Temple Muse

Lagos-based Luxury fashion retailer, Temple Muse sponsored by Veuve Clicquot in collaboration with the ever-talented Omoyemi Akerele (Founder of and Fashion Editor of FLAIR Magazine) developed a unique concept – “La Dame, La Muse” to pay tribute to Nigeria at 50 and “celebrate the formidable African woman”.
“La Dame, La Muse” is the unique work of thirteen of Nigeria’s top and emerging fashion designers. Each of these designers has created special one-of-a-kind pieces with which to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the nation’s independence. ‘La Dame, La Muse’ is a celebration of the inspirational artistry and exceptional creative talent that has grown in the world of Nigerian fashion over the years. At the launch event which took place on the September 24th 2010, thirteen special one-off pieces were on display.
Every one of these pieces has been inspired by the story of Nigeria, the history and diversity of the nation, and by the heritage of the formidable African woman. Below are designs of a few designers....
Ituen Basi

Ituen Basi’s celebration of the ubiquitous Ankara continues in her new collection titled ‘Independence with the Edidiong 50, designed exclusively for the La Dame La Muse collective.
The Edidiong 50, which belies the intricate craftsmanship synonymous with the label stays true to the essence of the Ituen Basi label and sees Ituen working solely with cotton Ankara. Her fabric treatment creates a textured surface, which echoes the delicate body-skimming silhouette. The simplicity of line and starkness of print enhances experimentation with wispy fun and surprise detailing.
For colour, Ituen opts for the intensity of forest green with slashes of orange evoking the energy and celebration of the Nigerian harvest season.
Jewels by Lisa

Jewel by Lisa (JBL) has since its origin been inspired by the 60′s. That era played a great role in the lives of Nigerians during Post colonialism as British-led dressing forever changed the way they saw clothing and the idea of the local garb.
Based on the fashion of the 60′s and the ‘Space race’, JBL has created for ‘La Dame, La Muse’ a luxurious, timeless piece that evokes a desire to reference the past whilst looking to the future. The dress, a work of art, in an Ankara print, is a celebration of independence and portrays Nigeria’s symbols of peace and vegetation through shades of white and green.
Lanre DaSilva - Ajayi 
Couture, colour and boldness are the signature of my designs. However, there is now an edgy side to my most recent collections. This special dress for Nigeria at 50 is made for a brilliant woman who knows a little bit about the seasons in fashion and bold enough to carry my creativity. I have explored new steps in fashion to create a further evolution of my brand hence my choice of lace and silk fabrics.
Rock n Roses 
This unique masterpiece carries history, value, characteristics and discovery. The style is inspired by the Benin culture where women are draped in various colourful beads, expressing a whole range of political and social subtleties beyond the merely aesthetic.
The beautiful necklace has 12 strands of gorgeous semi-precious stones in amazing colours that burst out with Nigeria’s spirit where white freshwater pearls represent our desire for peace and unity within the country and beautifully faceted peridot celebrating our lush green land and vegetation.
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Nigerians are quite patriotic don't you think??.....Lovely designs to mark Nigerias 50th Independence.

Source: bellanaija


What five letter word, no matter how you pronounce it, is always pronounced wrong?............

Have fun reading.......

Love, Lust, or Marriage?

How do you know if you're in love, in lust, or really married?

LOVE - When your eyes meet across a crowded room.
LUST - When your tongues meet across a crowded room.
MARRIAGE - When you lose your child in crowded room.

LOVE - When intercourse is called "making love."
LUST - When intercourse is called "screwing."
MARRIAGE - What the hell are you talking about?

LOVE - When you argue over how many children to have.
LUST - When you argue over who gets the wet spot.
MARRIAGE - When you argue over money.

LOVE - When you share everything you own.
LUST - When you steal everything they own.
MARRIAGE - When the bank owns everything.

LOVE - When it doesn't matter if you don't climax.
LUST - When the relationship is over if you don't climax.
MARRIAGE - What's a climax?

LOVE - When you phone each other just to say, "Hi."
LUST - When you phone each other to pick a hotel room.
MARRIAGE - When you phone each other to bitch.

LOVE - When you write poems about your partner.
LUST - When all you write is your phone number.
MARRIAGE - When all you write is checks.

LOVE - When you show concern for your partner's feelings.
LUST - When you couldn't give a shit.
MARRIAGE - When your only concern is what's on TV.

LOVE - When your farewell is "I love you, darling..."
LUST - When your farewell is "So, same time next week..."
MARRIAGE - When your farewell is a relief.

LOVE - When you are proud to be seen in public with your partner.
LUST - When you only see each other naked.
MARRIAGE - When you never see each other awake.

LOVE - When your heart flutters everytime you see them.
LUST - When your groin twitches everytime you see them.
MARRIAGE - When your wallet empties everytime you see them.

LOVE - When nobody else matters.
LUST - When nobody else knows.
MARRIAGE - When everybody else matters and you don't care who knows.

LOVE - When all the songs on the radio describe exactly how you feel.
LUST - When the song on the radio determines how you do it.
MARRIAGE - When you listen to talk radio.

LOVE - When breaking up is something you try not to think about.
LUST - When staying together is something you try not to think about.
MARRIAGE - When just getting through today is your only thought.

LOVE - When you're only interested in doing things with your partner.
LUST - When you're only interested in doing things TO your partner.
MARRIAGE - When you're only interested in your golf score.
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Isn't Marriage just fun?

My Look of the Week ..........

Does'nt she look amazing for a 51 years old tripping. (from her Soldier of love album).....

Lip Liner The Do’s And Don’ts

Lip Liners are certainly very effective in giving shape and definition to your lips; they can add volume to your pout and make sure that your lipstick stays intact for a longer time.
However, there are things that you should watch out for when you apply your lip liner:
  • Match the shade: Make sure that the color of your lipstick and lip liner or lip pencil is as similar as possible. Don't go use a black lip liner and apply a red lipstick or balck and gold, cuz I have seen that alot on the lips of ladies. It is wrong.
  • Make a thin even line and Blend: Make sure that you don’t apply your lip liner with a heavy hand. The whole essence is to outline and not fill. So a thin precise line that follows the lines of your lips should be applied and blended in properly.
Then when you fill in the rest with the actual lipstick or lip color make sure that the two elements blend and look even and uniform. Often times your lipstick will wear off and if not well blended, all that you will be left with is the lip liner, which is not going to look good!

Source: skincarebeauty

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Iman's Fabric Collection For Your Home Decor

Iman has made a career of making women look good. She strutted the latest trends on the runway, created a multi-million dollar cosmetics empire and launched a line of accessories with The Home Shopping Network. However, Iman shows no signs of stopping anytime soon. With the launch of Iman Home, the former supermodel will now outfit homes with her globally influenced fabric collection, exclusively through Calico Corners.
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It sort of looks like Ankara doesn't it??

Source: bvonstyle

FYI - Vitamin C rich diet and beauty products may slow skin wrinkling

Researchers now report that people who eat plenty of vitamin C-rich foods have fewer wrinkles than people whose diets contained little of the vitamin.

Vitamin C is an antioxidant, which means that it can combat the effects of free radicals in your body and on your skin. Free radicals are the unstable molecules in the environment that can cause aging of the skin. So, when vitamin C is properly delivered into skin cells, there is a good chance to reduce wrinkles and improve skin texture.

However, eating a bag of oranges every week is not going to bring about the desired results for your skin. In order to see the benefits of vitamin C on the outside of your body, you will need to find a way to combine a healthy diet that is rich in vitamin C with skin care products that contain this important nutrient. Scientists have now discovered how to use a variety of vitamin C derivatives in skin care products that will bring about the same benefits as natural vitamin C with less of the ingredient required for results.

Apart from intake of vitamin c there are also other ways to protect skin from damage and keep it glowing. Free radicals which damage the skin are accumulated due to excessive sun exposure, cigarette smoke and environmental pollutants. Hence, skin has to be protected against these. Have plenty of water, when people are dehydrated wrinkles are much more noticeable. Use sunscreen and a good night moisturizer.

Source: skincareblog

Friday, October 1, 2010

Nigeria @ 50 ! ! !


Lets count our blessings as a Nation. 50 years of Independence and what exactly do we have to show for it? The Giant of Africa as we are called and this is what I would say we have to show for it.......

Nigeria has been truely blessed over the last couple of years amidst all the crisis (i mean which country doesn't have crisis). We were held by military dictatorship over a period of time, but with God's intervention (cuz thats about the only explanation i can give it) we were released from that.

Across the Globe, we hear of wars, natural disasters and what have you, but here in Naija we've been lucky. yes we might have religious crisis here and there (caused mainly by the fact that we have over 200 ethnic groups, how many other country can have this much ethnic tribes and still stand  whole as a Country) but not enough to put the whole Country into a major distress.

We might have hevay rainfall to flood a street, but not enough to wipe out a State or confuse the Nation as a whole.

Arungugu Festival 
If we look on the bright side, Nigerians are basically fun and life lovers. Amidst the proverty, corruption, riots etc.... Nigerians are still smilling. We were once listed in a poll as one of the countries with a happy population. Yes we have all these to be appreciative for, but now that we have gotten to this Golden Jubilee age, it's time to sit down and reflect back on our past mistakes so as to be able to correct them, reflect on the situation of the general population constituting nigerians as a whole and start to touch lives.

Agbani Darego(one time Miss World)
Another election is drawing closer, the Politicians coming forward , are they volunteering cause they have the interest of the masses at heart? Or they are just there cause of their thirst for power and the riches that comes with it?

We the general public, are we also committing the mistakes our leaders are doing all in the name of corruption is from above? Are we our brothers keepers? If the leaders are messing up, does this mean we should also rob, kill, and commit all sorts of atrocities as well?

Nigeria @ 50, lets all pray and act. Lets not sit down and fold our hands and say statements like ..'' things are good'', ''it is well'', ''e go better''. Lets make it better (little drops of water makes a mighty ocean). Go out there and vote credible leaders that would take this country foward and benefit our future generations to come.

Hungry power intoxicated politicians, please I beg you sit down in your respective homes and leave Nigeria alone. I mean how much more power can you handle (too much of everything is not good o)? The riches you have accumitaled and robbed Naija off over the last 50 years is enough. There are people out there that can't even afford a meal a day and you are there thirsting for more power. Enough is Enough o.......

Long Live The Federal Republic of Nigeria......
Long Live The Citizens of Nigeria......
Long Live Tolu Makeovers(lol..)

Lagos State

Happy Independence Day ! ! ! ! ! !